Top Profile based MBA Colleges in India 

Top Profile based MBA Colleges in India 

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 its qualifying sectional percentile in CAT from 80 to 70 so that non-engineers who find it difficult to score high in Quant and Data Interpretation can also qualify and can be shortlisted at the 1st stage.

At the 1st Stage Shortlisting for Academic Writing Test (AWT) and Personal Interview (PI) the minimum CAT 2016 Qualifying scores are 70 sectional and 80 overall percentile. In addition to this high weightage of 30% will be awarded to Class 10, 12, and bachelor’s degree scores in accordance with different streams of academics.

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

SPJIMR was a SPJain Profile-based call and not being biased about it since the environment and peers you meet at S.P.Jain beats no other campus in the country. It’s 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

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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. Now SPJIMR is all set to announce the first shortlist for the applicants to admission for PGDM 2020-22 batch on the basis of their profile and will provide the opportunity to attend early interviews which begin on January 22, 2020. The next shortlist of the applicants will be based on their CAT 2019 and XAT 2020 exam scores apart from considering their profile. To understand and help the candidates seeking admission in SPJIMR Mumbai about how the candidates are shortlisted basis their profile, approached the PGDM Associate Programme Head – Prof. Bindu Kulkarni to find out more about the profile based short-listing process, its key criteria and how the process is advantageous for the students.

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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.

Mudra Institute of Communications (MICA), Ahmedabad

Founded in 1991, MICA, formerly known as Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad, is located in the administrative headquarters of colorful state Gujarat. MICA is renowned for creating leaders in Strategic Marketing and Communication. MICA’s curriculum focuses on the human and experimental implications of knowledge and molds its student with great power in creativity and logic. It is the first-ever institute in India to have introduced a specialization course in Digital Communication Management.

MICA offers various post-graduate certificate programs in the area of strategic communication and marketing either as fully residential programs or as online programs. It also offers a fellow (doctoral level) program MICA has partnered with Emory University for data analytics, luxury marketing, and consumer insight, and with Michigan State University (MSU) and Northwestern University for marketing management and integrated marketing communications, MICA has two residential programs – Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Communications) and Crafting Creative Communication. PGDM-C is the flagship program offered by MICA.

The basis for MICA selection completely depends on your MICAT, CAT, and GE/PI score, the weightage of which are MICAT (30%), CAT/XAT/GMAT (20%), Group Exercise (20%), and Personal Interview (30%).

However, during your interview, they ask questions from your SOP and other relevant profile related questions basis on which they select you for the final merit list. There are no marks awarded to this externally but MICA looks out for a diverse set of students with different student profiles to make the batch an appropriate fit for all the activities that go on year-round.


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 your next best option when it comes to brand credibility and exposure you’ll get. They are now slowly shifting they’re 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 35%. Academics (X, XII, Graduation, and Post-Graduation) Basic eligibility of 50% in graduation is mandatory 65%. Group Discussion and Personal Interview (this will evaluate the student’s response to the essay questions in the form, work experience, if any, how you respond to the activities and questions posed in the GDPI and your personality characteristics, etc. Sports, Extra-Curricular activities awards and achievements at District, National, International level, Academic diversity, etc.

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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. Pure profile-based calls will be given only in February 2020. Applicants will be shortlisted on the basis of Profile + Percentile. The final selection is based on the composite score of the Entrance Test (35%) + Overall profile (65%).

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SP Jain School of Global Management

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.

S P Jain’s flagship Global MBA program has been ranked #4 by Times Higher Education – Wall Street Journal’s 1-year MBA rankings in 2018. In 2017, the program was ranked among the world’s top 20 by Forbes’ Best International 1-Year Full-time MBA rankings for the fifth year in a row. Before that, the program was ranked among the world’s top 100 by The Economist’s Full-time MBA rankings (2015) and by Financial Times’ Top Global MBA Rankings (2011 & 2012). Additionally, the Executive MBA program at S P Jain Dubai was ranked among the top 100 in the world (#81) and top 10 in the Asia Pacific (#7) by Ivy Exec EMBA rankings in 2019. Previously in 2018, the program was ranked 87th in the world 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.

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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.

K J Somaiya Institute of Management

K J SomaiyaK. 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. 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.

Top MBA Courses Specializations offered are:

  1. International Business
  2. Retail Management
  3. Sports Management
  4. Financial Services
  5. Integrated Marketing Communication
  6. Healthcare Management
  7. Data Science & Analytics
  8. Human Resources

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ISME – Bangalore

ISME is an institution that focuses on attaining global standards in education; providing quality inputs and academic excellence. Our rigorous curriculum is dynamic with continual changes thus reflecting the changes in the global business environment. Our faculty is drawn from some of the top U.S. and Indian schools and the industry, providing outstanding pedagogical inputs. Our school prides in the fact that we provide personalized attention and a liberal learning environment to the student, to bring up the next generation of confident, nimble, and ethical management graduates. ISME aspires to groom its students into global business managers. A well-laid down vision by the advisory board of directors will help ISME realize its vision. Our world-class infrastructure, an open and warm learning environment is an embodiment of the spirit of excellence that ISME aspires to achieve.

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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 programmes have also been approved by the Distance Education Bureau, a department of the University Grants Commission (UGC) to offer its programs in distance mode. The PGDM Finance is recognised by the CFA Institute under its University Recognition Programme. The institute offers PGDM, Executive, PhD 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 programmes, executive education, research, and consulting. It promotes global courses and curriculum, global research and collaborations, and global programmes 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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ISBR Bangalore – International School Of Business & Research

The PGDM curriculum is set apart by three distinct dimensions: Extensive corporate interface; unlimited knowledge access and an unwavering focus on the future. The PGDM program offered by one of the top PGDM colleges in Bangalore is very unique not only in its contents but also in its delivery.

They have 180+ companies coming on the campus and more than 91% of students getting placed.

Some Advantages:

  • Study abroad option available with International partnering universities
  • Dual Specializations to make student multi-industry ready
  • Electives taught by eminent faculty from Industry
  • Range of inspirational speakers from around the world
  • Exclusively designed course content at par with top international business schools
  • Case Studies, Live Projects, Movie Analysis, Fests participation, Foreign language course, International conference all and much more
  • This program is embedded in a learning community characterized by a strong research tradition and high quality professional teaching
  • Programmed to inculcate Innovation, Ethical Values & Nurture Holistic development
  • Smart student cohorts

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IMI Kolkata

About the college, legacy, objective

IMI Kolkata is one of the three Chapters of IMI, India’s first corporate-sponsored business school. IMID – 39 years, IMIK – 2011, we will be admitting our 10th batch of students. IMI Kolkata is promoted by the RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group that has diversified businesses in power, retail, IT-enabled services, FMCG, media, and entertainment, etc.

Objective – promote significant opportunities for students to learn, grow, and most importantly, develop multiple skills across various disciplines of management. Especially so in the current pandemic times – VUCA world – volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity. This year. Be innovative.

Technical skillsets + Develop capabilities like problem-solving skills in complex situations, design thinking (Out-of-the-box), critical soft skills, judgment, persuasion, emotional intelligence, communication. 

Develop Managers with a mind-set of social responsibility. 

It is AICTE approved and the PGDM Programme has accreditation from NBA since 2016.

IMI Kolkata has been ranked 52nd among Business Schools in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), 2020.

Outlook-ICARE Ranking India’s Best B-Schools 2021:

  • 4th – Pvt B-Schools East Zone
  • 8th – Pvt Standalone Institutions
  • 18th – Pvt MBA Institutions in India

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Courses offered

Marketing, Finance, OB & HR; Information Systems (Data Analytics, BI), Operations Management; Economics, Strategy & Business. Faculty members are PhDs.

As a faculty, when I have been teaching Marketing electives July to Sep, I could bring to the classroom disruptions that were happening in the supply chains post-March and their implications for FMCG businesses.

Courses are periodically reviewed by the industry.

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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 Specialisations

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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GIM – GOA Institute of Management

GIM is one of the best options when it comes to Private PGDM programs at the highest placements goes upto 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 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 also accepts the XAT and GMAT scores. Students with a minimum of 85%tile and 650 marks in XAT and GMAT respectively will also be eligible for applying to the PGDM course. Shortlisted candidates will be considered for a business awareness quiz, essay writing (WAT)/Extempore/Group Discussion followed by personal interview. It also provides 3 diploma courses and all the courses are AICTE approved. The highest salary a student of FORE got is 30 LPA and the average salary of FORE increases every year. In recent times, FORE has established itself amongst the top B-schools in New Delhi.

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PGDM ₹15.98 Lakhs (Total Fees) Pass in Graduation + CAT
Ex-PGDM ₹13 Lakhs (Total Fees) Graduation
Certification ₹1.2 Lakhs (Total Fees) 10+2
Certification ₹65,500 (Total Fees) 10+2

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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Thadomal Shahani Centre for Management -TSCFM

Thadomal Shahani Centre for Management – TSCFM, is a part of The Shahani Group of Institutions. With a strong awareness that our students are future global leaders, at TSCFM our focus is on comprehensive development, providing students a globally relevant curriculum, an innovative teaching methodology, and international faculty members who have hands-on business leadership.

Being the only B-school in Mumbai to bring the best of international management education in India, we have received many awards for our innovative education model like the Clinton Global Initiative Award at the hands of Pres. Bill Clinton, Ranked #3 in India by Outlook Magazine for Global MBA courses, Management College of the year – 2017 by Higher Education Review Magazine, CFBP Jamnalal Bajaj Award, CII Education Excellence Award, DNA Award for Industry Institute Interface, PIMR Outstanding Educationist Award and many others.

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Adani School of Infrastructure Management

AIIM has been the forefront of infrastructure management education in a specialized manner, with the process of research, education and consulting. Their success is built on accomplishing challenges in areas such as infrastructure, energy, healthcare, education, and allied sectors. It’s complemented by faculties who are excited about research, teaching, and consultancy in infrastructure, they also reach out to practitioners and collaborate with the corporate world to take up problem-solving research.

Now talking about this course, it is an AICTE- approved 2-year full-time specialized program for graduates passionate about pursuing a career in infrastructure.

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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 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.




List of other Popular Tier-2 B-schools:

Institute Name MBA Course Offered Entrance Exam Expected Cut-offs
K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai PGDM CAT: 90 percentile, CMAT: 187 marks
Institute of Rural Management Anand, Anand PGP in Rural Management CAT: 80 percentile
Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB) MBA (International Business) SNAP: 98 percentile
T. A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal (TAPMI) PGDM CAT: 80 percentile

GMAT: 650 marks

XAT: 80 percentile

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bangalore MBA SNAP: 95 percentile
International Management Institute (IMI), Delhi PGDM CAT: 90 percentile
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai PGDM CAT: 90 percentile

CMAT: 90 percentile

GMAT: 600 marks

XAT: 90 percentile

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ranchi PGDM CAT: 90 percentile
Institute of Management, Nirma University MBA CAT: 80 percentile
Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Raipur PGP CAT: 90 percentile
Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Tiruchirappalli PGP CAT: 97.16 percentile
Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Rohtak PGP CAT: 85 percentile
Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Udaipur PGP CAT: 90 percentile
Goa Institute of Management (GIM), Goa PGDM CAT: 90 percentile

CMAT: 198 percentile

XAT: 76.48 percentile

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), Chennai MBA CAT: 96 percentile
Xavier Institute Of Management & Entrepreneurship, Bangalore PGDM CAT: 60 percentile

CMAT: 85 percentile

MAT: 60 percentile

XAT: 60 percentile

Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS), Pune MBA SNAP: 97 percentile
FORE School of Management, New Delhi PGDM CAT: 87.25 percentile
LIBA (Loyola Institute of Business Administration), Chennai PGDM CAT: 86 percentile

XAT: 80 percentile

Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS-Pilani) MBA CAT: 65 percentile
Prin. L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management, Mumbai PGDM CAT: 85 percentile

CMAT: 244 marks

XAT: 80 percentile

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee) MBA CAT: 95.75 percentile
Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management (LBSIM), Delhi/NCR PGDM CAT: 83.21 percentile
ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad MBA IBSAT: 65 percentile
Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi PGDM (Rural Management) CAT: 80 percentile

CMAT: 100 percentile

XAT: 60 percentile

Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Bangalore MBA SNAP: 60 percentile
Jagdish Sheth School of Management PGDM CAT: 80-85 percentile
Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR), Chennai PGDM CAT: 80 percentile

CMAT: 70 percentile

XAT: 85 percentile

Institute of Management Technology (Nagpur) PGDM CAT: 90 percentile
University Business School (UBS), Punjab University, Chandigarh MBA CAT: 88 percentile
Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal PG Diploma (Forest Management) CAT: 75.7 percentile
National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli MBA CAT: 83 percentile
Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM), Pune MBA SNAP: 95 percentile
Sydenham Institute of Management Studies and Research and Entrepreneurship Education, Mumbai PG Diploma (Business Management) MAH-CET: 98 percentile
Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology, Pune MBA (ITBM) SNAP: 88 percentile
Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM), Nashik MBA (Operations) SNAP: 94 percentile
Birla Institute of Management Technology PGDM CAT: 75 percentile
Indian Institute of Science (IISc) – Bangalore MBA CAT: 94 percentile

GMAT: 600 marks

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kashipur PGP CAT: 80 percentile
National Institute of Technology, Durgapur MBA CAT: 85 percentile

CMAT: 75 percentile

XAT: 60 percentile

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