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Top Profile based MBA Colleges in India 
April 17 2024

Profile-based calls or selection mean that the Ad-com of the particular college does not measure on set criteria of scores. They judge an applicant based on the individual profiles. For instance, the CAT score might be below 95 percentiles but the applicant might have saved huge business costs for his/her employer or might be a national performer in some art/academic. Many a college today have started adopting a more holistic approach.

They’re ready to look over and beyond your scores if you bring value to the table. There are applicants who are showing their excellence in different fields but are not so stellar when it comes to academics or test-taking. There are many good Business Schools that are slowly moving towards Profile-based shortlists. In this article, we have mentioned the top Profile-based MBA Colleges in India.

A few of them which you could consider are..

IIM Ahmedabad

Founded in 1961, IIM Ahmedabad was conceived as an idea of excellence by an eminent scientist of his time- Vikram Sarabhai. The institution is known for having one of the most dedicated faculty pools and academic robustness. After collaborating with the Harvard Business School, IIM A brought about a change in the way they handled management education. They introduced the case-study based approach for management education, which proved to be quite effective and has become a way of life at the institution.

IIM Ahmedabad offers various full-time and part-time postgraduate programs, leading to an MBA degree. It also offers diploma programs. IIMA has affiliations with 78 leading business schools across the world. In 2015–16, 140 students from IIMA spent a semester at affiliate business schools across North America, Europe, Africa, Australia, and the Asia Pacific region, while 87 students from foreign colleges spent a semester at IIMA for the same period. IIMA offers different academic programs and has admission processes and eligibility respectively.

  • IIM Ahmedabad has reduced qualifying sectional percentile in CAT from 80 to 70.
  • Aim is to enable non-engineers, who may struggle in Quant and Data Interpretation, to qualify.
  • At 1st Stage Shortlisting for AWT and PI, minimum CAT 2023 qualifying scores are 70 sectional and 80 overall percentile.
  • High weightage of 30% assigned to Class 10, 12, and bachelor's degree scores.
  • Weightage varies based on different academic streams.

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S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR)

SPJIMR is one of the best schools you’d want to associate with. SPJIMR offers several postgraduate full-time programs, such as the Global Management Programme, the Executive Management Programme, and the Family Managed Business Programme. There are also short-term programs such as the Start Your Business Programme, the Grow Your Business Programme, and several Management Development Programmes. They have an exhaustive Application for Profile-Based Shortlist and usually, students who have done exceptionally in the extra-curricular activities and have a decent academic background are shortlisted.

 SPJIMR Mumbai is a top-ranked B-school that has successfully competed with IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, and XLRI in academic excellence, peer learning, pedagogy, faculty quality, and high placements. The admission process at SPJIMR is comprised of two short-listing criteria – Profile Based and exam score cum profile-based

The first one is the Profile based short-listing and the second one is the exam score-based short-listing where the profile also plays an important role but is announced after the declaration of CAT and XAT results.

Early interviews are convenient for students because it avoids overlapping with other interview calls during the admissions season. To the Institute, it gives an opportunity to stagger interviews and ensure that the interview process remains robust. A candidate who has a strong profile but has not done very well in the entrance exam also gets a chance to appear for the interview process if he/she is shortlisted and has a score that is higher than qualifying scores. Meeting the minimum cut off for the entrance test scores is a mandatory requirement for the interview process if shortlisted. The final selection depends on the candidate’s composite score.

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XLRI – An institution Nurturing Responsible Leaders

XLRI was established in 1949 and is one of the oldest business schools in India.

It offers 15-month and two-year postgraduate Diplomas in Management (PGDM) with various specializations as well as a doctoral-level fellowship program (FPM). The college also offers a plethora of short-term management development programs (MDPs). It was ranked number 1 among the country’s top private B-schools.

XLRI achieves 100% placements for 2021-23 batch for 2 flagship programmes |  Education - Hindustan Times

It is known for its excellence in management education and has consistently been ranked among the top management institutes in the country. XLRI offers a range of management programs, including:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) - Business Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) - Human Resource Management
  • Fellow Program in Management (FPM)
  • Executive Post Graduate Program (EPGP)
  • General Management Program (GMP)
  • Virtual Interactive Learning (VIL) Programs

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MICA – The School of Ideas

MICA was founded in 1991. Formerly known as Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad, MICA is in the administrative headquarters of Gujarat. The curriculum of MICA is primarily focused on the human and experimental implications of knowledge, which helps create future leaders in Strategic Marketing and Communication. The students at MICA have great power in creativity and logic. MICA is India’s first institute to introduce a specialization course in Digital Communication Management. It offers three other specializations, namely, Advertising and Brand Management (ABM), Marketing Analytics (MA), and Media and Entertainment Management (MEM).

There are various post-graduate certification programs in strategic marketing and communication available at MICA. MICA offers both residential and online courses. A fellow (doctoral level) program is also available. MICA has collaborations with Emory University for data analytics, luxury marketing, consumer insight, and Michigan State University and Northwestern University for marketing management and integrated marketing communications. MICA offers two residential programs: Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Communications) and Crafting Creative Communication. The flagship program at MICA is the PGDM-C.

  • MICA selection criteria include MICAT, CAT, and GE/PI scores.
  • MICAT contributes 30%, CAT/XAT/GMAT 20%, Group Exercise 20%, and Personal Interview 30% towards selection.
  • Comprehensive evaluation to assess candidates' aptitude, communication skills, and suitability for the program.
  • MICAT, CAT, XAT, or GMAT scores considered for academic performance and aptitude.
  • Group Exercise and Personal Interview assess interpersonal skills, leadership potential, and overall suitability for MICA's programs.

During the selection interviews, questions are asked from the candidate’s SOP and profile from which the final merit list is selected. MICA looks for diversity in their student batch, although no marks are allocated externally to make the batch an appropriate fit for all the year-round activities. 

IMT Ghaziabad, (IMT G)

Institute of Management Technology (IMT), set up in 1980, is a pioneer in offering top class management education in the private sector in India. Its management programs are grounded on the belief that managerial competencies must be married to technology to ensure most impactful management practices.

The programs are profiled appropriately with the evolving skill needs of the business world, contemporary, also for future, in order to remain relevant to the ever changing world. Having smart campuses with ultra-modern academic facilities, deep corporate engagement, intensive international connect, faculty with very rich experience in industry and academics, vibrant campus life ensuring a holistic approach in grooming the students for the challenging career, enabling academic environment make IMT an irresistible destination for budding business leaders.

  • IMT Ghaziabad faculty are engaged in diverse research interests, shaping management thought and practice.
  • Alumni hold distinguished positions in senior business roles globally.
  • Talented and hardworking students are trained to contribute effectively to their organizations.
  • Besides Post Graduate Management programs, IMT offers Executive Learning and Development programs, consultancy, and research services to the corporate world.
  • PGDM batch 2020-2022 witnessed a record placement of 517 students in just 17 days.
  • Average salary: Rs 15.25 lakh per annum, with participation from 136 companies.
  • Top 25% of the batch secured an average salary of Rs 20.64 lakh per annum.
  • Highest package received: Rs 29.5 lakh per annum.
  • Over 50 students received offers above Rs 20.0 lakh per annum.
  • IMT achieved a 100% placement record for this batch.

IMT Common Admissions Process:

IMT has revamped its application and admission process for the 2-year full time PGDM programs for its three campuses, i.e. IMT Ghaziabad, IMT Nagpur & IMT Hyderabad under the common admissions process for 2022 and undergone several key changes. 

Admissions at IMT:

Profile Based Selection:

  • Relaxation of test score cut offs.
  • Candidates must meet basic eligibility criteria, possess excellent academic track records, and perform well in the personal interview process.

Test Score Based Selection:

  • Selection based on CAT, XAT, GMAT, and CMAT scores.
  • Higher test cut offs for shortlisting.

Likely Cut Offs:

  • CAT/XAT: 85 percentile for IMT Ghaziabad (5 percentile waiver), 70 percentile for IMT Nagpur and IMT Hyderabad (5 percentile waiver).
  • GMAT: 630 for IMT Ghaziabad, 500 for IMT Nagpur & IMT Hyderabad.

Criteria for Exceptional Profile-based candidates

The candidate should have at least one of the following capabilities/competencies: 

  1. The applicant should be from A ranked premium undergraduate college/university/institute. The undergrad list of colleges is as per IMT’s internal ranking list as per its discretion and is based on leading and latest rankings by both Govt. of India (NIRF) and reputable private rankings. 
  2.  The applicant must be undergraduate of a reputable undergraduate foreign university* as this would bring geographic diversity. 

 *the ranking is as per IMT’s internal assessment and discretion. Rankings are based on the latest QS Rankings and World university rankings.

  1. For candidates who have represented National level teams’ in sports recognized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports GOI. (https://yas.nic.in/sports/list-of-recognised-national-sports-federations-for-the-year-2020-2021?page=1

Candidate with other exceptional skills or talent

  1. National bravery award or any other national award given by the Government
  2. Awards like:
  3. Scale-Up Award.
  4. The Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Award
  5. National MSME award
  6. Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  7. Growing Business Award
  8. IoD Director of the Year
  9. Any other national/international award or merit which can be duly proved with valid documentation

The IMT Common Admissions Process for 2022 can be hybrid or completely online dependent on the Covid guidelines state wise in January 2022. IMT will follow the latest Govt. and MOH guidelines and update aspirants about exact mode of process in the month of January 2022.

This year a candidate who has a strong profile but has not done very well in the entrance exam also gets a chance to appear for the interview process if he/she is shortlisted on profile-based selection.  The final selection depends on the candidate’s composite merit score.

The parameters for the IMT Admission process will be as follows :

  1. Critical Thinking Test
  2. Consistent Academic Scores
  3. Test scores (CAT OR XAT OR GMAT), CMAT only in case of IMT N or IMT H
  4. Duration and Quality of Work Experience ( if Any )
  5. Academic Diversity
  6. Performance in the Admissions process consisting of Critical Thinking and Personal Interview

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Great Lakes Institute of Management

Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai, was established in 2004 by the Visionary Management Guru Padma Shri Dr. Bala V Balachandran – JL Kellogg Distinguished Professor of Accounting Information & Management, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, USA. Great Lakes was founded with the objective of creating management professionals equipped to navigate the business challenges of the future.

 The institute is one of the pioneers in introducing the one-year full-time MBA (PGPM) in India. Great Lakes has also been responsive to changing industry dynamics by being the first to introduce specializations such as Analytics, AI, Machine Learning & Blockchain in management programs. With a global faculty pool, innovative curriculum, application-oriented teaching-learning pedagogy, and strong engagement with corporate leaders, Great Lakes provides a holistic learning experience to its students right from day one.

Great Lakes Institute of Management, Gurgaon, was founded in 2010 as the 2nd campus to Great Lakes Chennai. The Gurgaon campus was strategically set up in the industrial hub of the country – Delhi NCR – to engage extensively with the established Fortune 500s and new-age businesses in the region.

Aspects evaluated together during the application phase:
1. Past Academic Performance
2. Professional Track Record (for candidates with work experience)
3. Application Essay – Statement of Purpose (PGPM Only)
4. Diversity
5. Entrance Test Scores – CAT, XAT, GMAT, CMAT (best score would be considered in case multiple scores are submitted)

Aspects evaluated through AWT:
1. Reasoning Skills
2. Clarity of Thought
3. Written Communication Skills

Aspects evaluated through PI:
1. General & Business/Industry Awareness
2. Attitude, Motivation & Thought Process
3. Initiatives taken during Past Academic days and at Workplace
4. Past achievements
5. Leadership potential

Great Lakes Admissions process in its entirety aims to select well-rounded, highly motivated, and consistently high-performing individuals for its programs solely on the basis of overall merit. The process has no provision for reservations of any kind and all applicants are evaluated on a fair basis. To encourage diversity in class, the Great Lakes Institute of Management also offers diversity and merit-based scholarships worth up to INR 2 Crores for the PGPM program.

Application Deadlines for Admissions 

Cycle 2 App. Deadline: PGPM & PGDM: 12th Jan, 2024

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GIM – GOA Institute of Management

GIM is one of the best options when it comes to Private PGDM programs at the highest placements go up to 25LPA. They offer 4 unique programs which are PGDM, PGDM in Healthcare, PGDM in Big Data Analytics, & PGDM in Banking Insurance & Financial Services.

 The best part about the institute is the Academic Ambience which has 50 acres of lush green campus nestled in the lap of the Western Ghats. GIM is rated among the top 10 most beautiful MBA college campuses in the country. Apart from this it also has good international linkages by committing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) GIM strives to build socially responsible leaders of tomorrow through collaboration & partnership with global entities. GIM is one of the only institutions in India to have over 30 student-driven clubs, an acapella choir, a rock band, and several other interesting opportunities for experimental learning.

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Fore School of Management

FORE School of Management, also known as FORE, is a non-profitable Institute in South Delhi, Delhi, India. It was incorporated in the year 1981. FORE School of Management is a B-School in Delhi NCR. It was ranked 43rd all over the country by NIRF. The institute offers Management programs such as PGDM, PGDM-IBM (International Business), PGDM-FM (Financial Management), PGDM-BDA (Big Data Analytics), Executive PGDM, and Fellow Program in Management (FPM). 

  • The institute accepts XAT and GMAT scores for admission to its PGDM course.
    • Eligibility criteria:
      • XAT: Minimum 85 percentile
      • GMAT: Minimum 650 marks
  • Shortlisted candidates undergo a selection process including:
    • Business awareness quiz
    • Essay writing (WAT) / Extempore / Group Discussion
    • Personal interview
  • The institute offers three diploma courses, all AICTE approved.
  • The highest salary attained by a student of FORE is 30 LPA.
  • The average salary of FORE graduates increases annually.
  • In recent times, FORE has established itself among the top B-schools in New Delhi.

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WE School ( Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research)

WE School is a private business school in India, with branches in Mumbai and Bangalore. Mumbai is the older center. One of the oldest establishments in the country. WeSchool, Bangalore was established in 2008 at Electronic City Phase -1 and has 3 full-time courses: PGDM, PGDM–E Biz, and PGDM-Business Design & Innovation. WeSchool has programs such as Post-graduation in Business Management, Business Design, and Innovation, E-business, Retail, Healthcare, Rural Management, programs for Family Managed Business, initiated several partnerships with industry and international universities. In 2015, WeSchool received the ‘AICTE -CII best industry-linked management institute’ award.

The courses offered by them are:

  • Masters in Management Studies (MMS)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management(PGDM)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management (E-Business)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management in Business Design(PGDM-BD)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management in Healthcare
  • PGDM-Rural Management (Emerging Economies)
  • PGDM Retail Management
  • PGDM Research and Business Analytics
  • PGDM Media & Entertainment
  • Post Graduate Program in Entrepreneurship
  • Post Graduate Program in Media & Entertainment Management

WeSchool is definitely one of the best options when it comes to brand credibility and exposure you’ll get. They are now slowly shifting their shortlisted criteria and are also giving profile-based calls.

  • Qualifying Entrance Test percentile:
    • Best of percentile in CAT, CMAT, XAT, ATMA, GMAT (2016 onwards) will be considered.
    • Minimum required percentile: 35%
  • Academics:
    • Basic eligibility: 50% in graduation.
    • Minimum required percentage: 65%.
  • Group Discussion and Personal Interview (GDPI):
    • Evaluation criteria:
      • Response to essay questions in the form.
      • Work experience (if any).
      • Response to activities and questions posed in GDPI.
      • Personality characteristics.
  • Additional Evaluation Factors:
    • Sports, extra-curricular activities, awards, and achievements at district, national, international levels.
    • Academic diversity, etc.

More about Welingkar College

WeSchool’s Unique Profile-based selection process assigns significant value to academic performances, work experience, Group Activity, Personal Interviews along with the written test scores. Applicants with a good overall profile will be called for GDPI in February/March 2020.

 The parameters of a good profile will include Strong academic background, Work experience, and good academic consistency, and Extracurricular initiatives leading to Achievements and Awards (international/ national/ district level). At this stage, the student may not have the results of the Qualifying exam that they have taken or intend to take. These are early interview calls, to benefit the students with a good profile, so they have an opportunity to appear for the GDPI.

  • Profile-based calls:
    • Pure profile-based calls will be given only in February 2020.
    • Shortlisting criteria: Profile + Percentile.
  • Final selection criteria:
    • Composite score breakdown:
      • Entrance Test: 35% weightage.
      • Overall profile: 65% weightage.

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SP Jain School of Global Management is a leading Australian business school that provides modern, relevant, and practical global business education. With campuses in the dynamic business hubs of Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore, and Sydney, SP Jain Global is renowned for pioneering and offering the world’s first tri-city undergraduate and postgraduate programs. For its flagship Global MBA program, the School has been ranked year after year by reputed international publications such as Forbes, Financial Times, and The Economist. Globally intelligent and culturally agile, an SP Jain Global graduate is empowered with the skills and confidence to drive decisions and take on the global challenges of the 21st century.

  • Global MBA Program:
    • Times Higher Education – Wall Street Journal's 1-year MBA rankings in 2018: Ranked #4.
    • Forbes' Best International 1-Year Full-time MBA rankings:
      • 2017: Ranked among the world's top 20 for the fifth consecutive year.
    • The Economist's Full-time MBA rankings:
      • 2015: Ranked among the world's top 100.
    • Financial Times' Top Global MBA Rankings:
      • 2011 & 2012: Ranked among the world's top 100.
  • Executive MBA Program (Dubai):
    • Ivy Exec EMBA rankings in 2019:
      • Ranked #81 globally.
      • Ranked #7 in the Asia Pacific region.
    • Previous rankings:
      • 2018: Ranked 87th globally and 8th within Asia-Pacific.

Top management positions increasingly go to global citizens – people who have lived overseas, and, therefore, understand many business cultures. Get this edge with the SP Jain Global MBA (GMBA) program where every student lives in Dubai, Singapore, and Sydney – each a regional capital and a great backdrop for business education. The 12-month postgraduate program offers insights into some of the latest and most innovative areas of business management. It focuses on helping students appreciate, accept, and adapt to different business and cultural environments.

Designed exclusively for professionals with 3+ years of work experience, the GMBA is an internationally-recognized program with a reputation that is built on superior standards of teaching, research, innovation, and graduate outcomes.

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SDA Bocconi Asia Center

SDA Bocconi Asia Center formerly MISB Bocconi’s International Master in Business is a Post-Graduate Program, a Full-Time program with two 11-month modules. Upon completion of the program, the graduates become a part of the global alumni network of SDA Bocconi. SDA Bocconi School of Management is currently ranked 3rd Business School in Europe by Financial Times and holds the Triple Crown Accreditation – AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS. IMB  placements range from International Brands like H&M, Ferraro and retail giants like Lifestyle, Bigbasket, Consulting giants like Deloitte, Ernst, and Young, innovative and fastest-growing brands like Nykaa, TataCliq, Michael Page. Getting such exposure will set your career on the right path and provide the requisite corporate exposure and packages. As per the latest placement statistic, the average package is INR 12.3L so far.

The greatest strength of SDABAC is internationally renowned faculty members who come directly from the parent campus in Milan. They are esteemed professors who taught at Harvard and INSEAD, which is a huge multi-national corporation. They are experts on a global scale. The course curriculum is par excellence, and it is taught in a highly practical manner using case studies, class participation, discussions, and assignments inside and outside of the class.

The selection process is based on an overall analysis of various factors. On one hand, applicants must score well on formal admission requirements: bachelor degree and test scores(CAT/NMAT/GMAT/GRE/Bocconi Test) On the other hand, it evaluates soft skills and talents, such as enthusiasm, ability to listen, concentration, involvement, responsibility, motivation to grow as a manager and a person. Admission to the IMB depends on a rigorous selection process, meant not only to determine whether candidates are suitable for the program, but also whether the program will meet each candidate’s expectations and career goals. SDA Bocconi Asia Center formerly MISB Bocconi does not indicate any “cut off” restriction; a high test score is definitely helpful, but – for instance – an average score could be compensated by the candidate’s excellence in other areas. If you don’t have any of these scores, or if your scores are not satisfactory, you can opt to take the Bocconi Test.

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It is based on the overall profile analysis of the below-mentioned factors. Candidates with a consistent academic background and a demonstrated ability to cope with the rigor of the program have an advantage in the selection process. Soft skills and talents, such as enthusiasm, ability to listen, concentration, involvement, responsibility, motivation to grow as a manager and a person are critical for selection; it is meant not only to determine if the candidates are suitable for the program, but also whether the program will meet each candidate’s expectations and career goals. Applicants must also score well on admission test scores (CAT, GMAT, GRE, NMAT by GMAC, or Bocconi test). Management experience, leadership potential, social work, entrepreneurial experience, communication skills, creativity, art, sports, and involvement in the community that is considered in the candidate’s profile.

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Alliance University

Alliance University Bangalore is awarded the Best Most Preferred Private University of the Year – South and Most Preferred B-School Providing Global Exposure by ASSOCHAM in 2020, ranked 39th among Management Institution in India (including IIMs) 2020 and many more. It offers undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral, and professional courses in Engineering, Management, Commerce, and Law streams.

Sectors Top Recruiters
Consulting E&Y, KPMG, Salesforce
IT Products & Services TCS, WIPRO, Cognizant, HCL Technologies, Oracle
Banking Federal Bank
Research & Analytics  
Real Estate CB Richard Ellis
Retail Aditya Birla Retail
Others Akamai, Mercedes Benz, Bosch, Honeywell

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University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES)

University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun is a private university that was established in 2003 under the UPES Act, 2003. The University is approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and is also a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). It is accredited with Grade ‘A’ by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).


  • International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)
  • International Association of Universities
  • Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR)
  • Other accrediting bodies


  • UPES Bidholi
  • UPES Kandoli

Recognition and Rankings:

  • Awarded "University of the Year-North" by ASSOCHAM in 2021
  • Ranked 46th in NIRF ranking
  • Ranked 1 for Best Academia-Industry Alliance among Private Indian Universities by Education World in 2020

Besides this, the University has filed over 140+ patents along with 5,300+ research articles, 11,300+ citations. It also has more than 60+ funded research projects under multiple streams, such as Science, Technology and more. UPES has also collaborated with a number of organisations and international universities for industrial and academic activities. It offers several specialisations in collaboration with Microsoft, BSE, Oracle, CISCO, KPMG and more.

UPES is a domain-specific University. With the kind of disruptions in the global world about power and energy, I think the industry is growing at an unimaginable pace. If you’re intrigued with energy and allied fields, how can you really take unfair advantage of this knowledge? By pursuing a domain-specific MBA. This makes you a Specialist and a hot selling cake on the corporate Bazaar.

MBA programs offered by the School of Business are:

  1. MBA Business Analytics
  2. MBA Aviation Management
  3. MBA Digital Business
  4. MBA Oil & Gas Management
  5. MBA Power Management
  6. MBA International Business
  7. MBA Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  8. MBA Marketing Management
  9. MBA Finance Management
  10. MBA Human Resource Management
  11. MBA Operations Management


  • 29 LPA Highest Package
  • Placement assistance up to 5 years

Fee Structure:

Fee(INR): 15,26,000 & 16,76,000(KPMG Associated Program)

Top Recruiters
IT Sector & Consulting– Accenture, Infosys, L&T Infotech, Tech Mahindra, IBM, Capgemini, EY, PWC. Oil & Gas – ONGC, Exxon Mobil, Meru, Techchip, Reliance, Total. Logistics – GATI, Transworld, FedEx, Shun Shing Group, Decathlon, Amazon,Kuehne Nagel Power – IRM Energy, Adani Power, Reliance, TATA Power, Torrent Power. Construction – GMR, L&T Construction, AFCONS, Patil Rail Infrastructure Ltd FMCG – Nestle, Adani, Emami, Dr. Reddy, P&G Aviation – Bangalore International Airport, GMR, Adani Airports, IFOS Aviation, SpiceJet, Vistara, Global Aviation

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Masters Union

Masters’ Union is India’s premier postgraduate program in technology and business management. Led by industry veterans trying to rethink management education from the ground up, Masters’ Union creates a unique platform for motivated and ambitious individuals to emerge as contemporary leaders at the intersection of business and technology.

Equipped with an internship-style curriculum that is driven by CXOs and stalwarts across diverse industries along with many tech-driven co-curricular engagements, we foster a culture of learning by doing through real-world experiences. Here’s what a student at Masters’ Union can sample.

Core Concentrations:

  • Marketing, Branding and Design 
  •  Finance and Fintech
  • Management and Strategy
  • Computing, Business Analytics and Statistics 

Skilling Concentrations:

  •  Communications  
  •  Design and User Experience
  • Programming and Software Development

Industry Concentrations:

  •  Banking, Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • Advanced Data Analytics 
  • Digital and E- Commerce
  • Product Development and Management 

In addition to classroom instruction, our planned interventions give our students several avenues to apply their knowledge in a real-life scenario. 

MU Interventions:

  • Masters’ Union Investment Fund
  • Venture Initiation Programme
  • Master-led Bootcamps
  • CXO Shadow
  • One-on-one mentorship
  • Hackthons
  • And more!

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K J Somaiya Institute of Management

K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research was established in 1981 as a part of Somaiya Vidyavihar with the objective of providing state of the art education in management and allied areas. The institute is consistently ranked among the top 25 management institutes and top 10 private sector B-schools in India.

K J Somaiya

The institute offers full time, part-time and executive programs in Business Management along with Masters in Computer Applications and Doctoral Programmes. The Institute is approved by the AICTE and accredited by the NBA. It has been certified by the Bureau Veritas. The Institute offers MBA, Executive MBA, MCA, and Ph.D. programs in various specializations. It has 131 highly-qualified and knowledgeable faculty members. KJ Somaiya also conducts various customized Management Development Programmes and Faculty Development Programmes.

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Jagdish Sheth School of Management-JAGSoM (Formerly known as IFIM)

The Jagdish Sheth School of Management (Formerly IFIM Business School) is a business school in Electronic City, one of India’s largest industrial parks in Bangalore.

It is an AICTE approved institution with an ISO 9001:2008 certification. The school is accredited by NAAC ‘A’ grade, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), and SAQS (South Asian Quality Assurance System). JAGSoM’s programs have also been approved by the Distance Education Bureau, a department of the University Grants Commission (UGC) to offer its programs in distance mode. PGDM Finance is recognized by the CFA Institute under its University Recognition Programme. The institute offers PGDM, Executive, Ph.D. in the discipline of Finance, International Business and Management Development Program. JAGSoM has been ranked no. 26 in India amongst Best Business Schools by Business India magazine and has won Education World ‘Higher Education’ Awards.

Jagdish Sheth School of Management (Formerly IFIM Business School) has a dedicated placement cell that offers placement assistance to the students for enhancing the skills of the students in order to shape their careers. Some of the placement highlights of 2020 are listed below:

  • The college witnessed 100% placements and 150+ companies participated in the recent placement drive and IT, BFSI, Manufacturing were the highest recruiting sectors
  • JAGSoM placement cell is linked to top recruiters like Oracle, Infosys, ITC, Nestle, Deloitte, Cognizant, Wipro and Mindtree

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Jindal Global Business School 

Jindal Global Business School is the leading Business School in India renowned for premier education in business management with transformation being our overall aim.

JGBS offers a multidisciplinary global business education to foster academic excellence through industry partnerships and global collaborations. JGBS seeks to make an impact through its various degree programs, executive education, research, and consulting. It promotes global courses and curriculum, global research and collaborations, and global programs and interaction through a global faculty. JGBS ranked at 52nd position in the list of top 100 by Business Today in India’s Best B-School and ranked 77 out of 284 colleges. JGBS offers MBA, BBA (Hons.), Integrated BBA+MBA and Ph.D. The B-School has an experienced 70+ faculty members from universities like IIMs, IITs, XLRI, ISB, Oxford and Harvard

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IBA Banglore

With Post Graduate Management Programs as its exclusive program focus, Indus Business Academy (IBA) was founded in 2001.

IBA's campus is situated on 8.5 acres of land and features cutting-edge amenities. It's in Bengaluru, India. IACBE, USA, which is acknowledged by CHEA, USA, has accredited IBA on a global scale.

Indus Business Academy: Courses, Fees, Admissions 2023, Placements

 Out of more than 5000 colleges in India, only 58 have received international accreditation from IACBE, including this one.

Additionally, IBA has NBA accreditation and AICTE approval. The Association of Indian Universities has accorded the IBA PGDM program MBA status.

IBA has academic relations and connections with several prestigious institutions and universities, including Stockholm University in Sweden, Griffith University in Queensland, Australia, and Zurich University of Applied Science in Switzerland, among others.

Admission and eligibility

  • According to IBA Bangalore's eligibility requirements, an applicant must possess a bachelor's degree with at least 50% overall or equivalent after completing a minimum of three years in any discipline.

  • The minimum percentage of marks needed to graduate is 45% for candidates who fall under the SC/ST/OBC & other restricted categories.

  • At least one of the following MBA entrance exams must have been taken by the candidate: CAT 2022/XAT 2023/CMAT 2023/MAT 2022/2023/ATMA 2023/NMAT 2022/GMAT after September 2022/GRE after September 2022/GATE 2022/23.

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Woxsen University

The MBA program has been designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to successfully compete in a dynamic world. Starting with the fundamental concepts of business, the program enables students to appreciate the application of theory in practice through case studies, simulation exercises, an internship project, and other fascinating modes of learning.

Of the six terms in the program, the initial three terms focus on introducing and building students’ capabilities in general business areas – economics, quantitative techniques, finance, marketing, operations, and strategy. The courses covered in the first year are common for all students.

Students then participate in an internship project, working at a business firm for about ten weeks. This experience is invaluable in linking the theory learned so far with the real world of business. Typical internship projects involve improving the process performance at a factory, assisting in the launch of a new product, reducing supply chain costs, and designing a reporting system for the firm.

Business Specializations:

During terms 4 to 6, the curriculum has a mix of core and elective courses across three disciplines. Students are required to select their area of specialization at the beginning of the second academic year from the following:

– Marketing
– Finance
– Operations
– HR

This program exposes students to how business is conducted in a global setting through interaction with Business leaders, industry experts & academicians. This is an invaluable learning experience that will stand students in good stead throughout their long careers.

The curriculum has been designed by a panel of academicians and professionals from the industry who have ensured that the selection of courses in the program and content of each course matches the current and future requirements of the Indian and global economy. At the end of the program, students will be well-prepared to take on the challenges of the ever-increasing complexity of the business world.

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BITSoM is a new-age business school offering industry-immersive business education for tomorrow’s leaders in the heart of the business capital of India, Mumbai.

BITSoM is a first-of-its-kind institute nurtured by BITS Pilani, an Institution of Eminence. It offers a two-year residential MBA degree in which distinguished leaders from different walks of life have designed immersive and future-ready programs for the changemakers of tomorrow. It has also signed Memorandums of Understandings(MoUs) with top of the funnel such Global B-Schools as London Business School.

BITSoM accepts CAT, GMAT, or GRE scores for its MBA program. 

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MET Mumbai (PGDM)

The PGDM (e-business) program at MET is one of a kind program that has been developed keeping in mind the changing landscape of the business environment. Taking the core values of management from the conventional PGDM course and combining it with the new-age technological factors and know-how, the PGDM(e-business) program aims at empowering professionals in today’s digital business era.

About the PGDM (e-business) program at MET:

The PGDM (e-business) program consists of four semesters that help shape the students and make them ready to meet the challenges of the corporate world. The four semesters are aimed at developing their capabilities and their critical thinking skills. The entire learning program has been formed with a focus on integrating the Academic curriculum with the Industry requirements.

The PGDM (e-Business) course at MET offers MBA specializations in five domains namely – Marketing, Finance, HR, Operations, and Systems. Along with the Core syllabus, MET also offers other important subjects that can help its students gain a competitive edge over others in this highly competitive and demanding environment. The subjects offered are:

  • Design Thinking: MET is the only management college to offer this course which emphasizes creative problem-solving methodology and innovative thinking process.
  • Strategic Management: Strategic management is one of the most sought after roles in organizations worldwide. This subject helps students to learn to formulate and implement strategies that will help an organization achieves its ultimate objectives.
  • Business Analytics: With the advent of Industry 4.0, it is no surprise why Business Analytics is gaining popularity. Through this course, students learn how to use data and quantitative analysis for decision making and to apply it for the efficient working of the organization.
  • Digital Business and Digital Marketing: Through the Digital Business and Digital marketing subject, the students learn everything about the changing digital landscape and become prepared to ace the Digital Business domain.
  • E-Commerce: Almost every business is now going online, hence e-commerce is a very relevant subject in today’s day and age. This subject offers to make students understand and learn how to run businesses beyond brick and mortar structures, and be successful in running such business.
  • Event Management: Event management offers to make students ready to handle any event, whether small or large and make them masters in organizing and working under pressure.
  • Real Estate: Real estate has always been an unpopular choice, often considered as an industry that is currently not in good shape, but is sure to turn around soon. With the great professional opportunities that it is bound to open, the program provides this subject as an option for students to explore and learn about it in depth.

Every year, the number of companies visiting the campus continues to increase, with companies offering multiple portfolios such as research analyst, sales & distribution, investment research and portfolio management, advertising, digital marketing, business analyst, customer service, marketing, e-commerce, etc. The top recruiters come from diverse sectors such as IT, real estate, pharma, life-sciences, automobile sector, banking and NBFCs, FMCGs to name a few, and offer packages as high as 15.5 lakhs p.a. to its students.

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ITM Business School

Approved by the AICTE, ITM Business School has campuses across Navi Mumbai (Khargar), Warangal, Chennai, Vadodara and Raipur. Founded in 1991, ITM Group’s flagship campus is situated in the township of Kharghar (Navi Mumbai). The Khargar campus has been providing education to the aspirants for the past 29 years.

It is among one of the best MBA/ PGDM colleges in India. ITM Business School is consistently ranked among the top B-Schools for MBA/PGDM in Mumbai, west zone and nationally over decades. It is India’s ranked 15th top B-School.

The school offers a two-year PGDM iConnect program with over 1,000 contact hours of curriculum. ITM Business School Navi Mumbai has partnerships with Queen Margaret University UK, EMI Normandie France and Groupe ESSCA France.

It has all the modern facilities befitting to a world-class institution delivering business education. With a range of pedagogical, curricular, and extracurricular activities and the resources available, the campus offers a conducive environment for each student to experience holistic development.

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BML Munjal University (BMU)

BML Munjal University (BMU), is a private university established in 2014 and is located at Sidhrawali, Gurugram. It is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and also a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). The University was founded by Hero Group and mentored by Imperial College London.

 The Imperial College London and BMU jointly offer student exchange programmes, summer study programs, research activities, digital learning platforms, executive learning programs, faculty training, and much more to provide students international exposure.

BML Munjal follows a holistic profile based evaluation.

The University also offers a Global Leadership Program (GLP) for MBA students and International Immersion Programme for UG students under the Imperial College London. In 2020, the University was ranked 37 for MBA by the NIRF, in the same year, the University was also chosen by ET Edge, an initiative by Economic Times as one of the Best Education Brands.

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N L Dalmia Institute of Management & Research

N. L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research (NLDIMSR) is a business school situated in Mira Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra.  The Institute provides specialization in areas such as Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, and Business Systems, and special extra credit courses including FMI, Wealth Management, ERP, and Software Engineering.

Other courses are added by the Institute in response to changing corporate requirements. From 2020 onwards, the college has decided to take admissions only for Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management for a two-year full-time course.

 The Marketing specialization of this institute has been improving over the past few years to attract big recruiters like Hindustan Unilever Ltd, Procter, and Gamble, etc.

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National Insurance Academy

NIA provides dual expertise to the PGDM students; one in Insurance and the other in management. Being a National Institute the culture at National Insurance Academy is multifaceted. With a keen sense of responsibility to the needs of society and the nation, NIA’s hallmark lies in being bold to undertake untouched tasks of utmost importance and necessity. The environment reflects the history of NIA.
Curriculum: At NIA, the academic experience is unparalleled. Our students are given a comprehensive understanding of the Indian insurance industry with key inputs on instilling managerial ability. A balance in infusion of core domain strength and managerial expertise is always maintained. Our course curriculum is constantly being revised according to industry needs and expectation and hence, reflects one of the most robust and dynamic of learning experience.
Every student has to complete six trimesters of intense academic work and 8-10 weeks of Summer Internship Program to qualify for the diploma.

Corporate Interface: The amalgamation of NIA industry and executive training and PGDM programs provides an effective platform to the students for a continuous industry interface. Several Management Development Programs (MDPs) are conducted for executives from the industry through the year which provides the NIA students with a platform to interact with executives at different levels in organizations. Also the many events conducted at the institute are graced by the presence of renowned stalwarts from the field of insurance, finance, and IT at national and international levels.


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