Top Profile based MBA Colleges in IndiaCATKing
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 cost 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 are slowly moving towards Profile based shortlists. In this article, we have mentioned the top Profile based MBA Colleges in India.
Few of them which you could consider are
The decade following independence in 1947 was witness to a surge of innovative ideas to build a fledgling independent nation into a model democratic state committed to growth with equity. The establishment of the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) was the outcome of one such innovative initiative.
Led by space scientist Dr. Vikram Sarabhai and an eminent industrialist and philanthropist Shri Kasturbhai Lalbhai, and proactively supported by the then Chief Minister of Gujarat, Dr. Jivraj Mehta, a group of enlightened individuals set up IIMA in 1961. This group ably wove together a coalition of five actors – the governments at the centre and the state, local industrialists, the Ford Foundation and the Harvard Business School, to establish the foundations of the Institute.
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IIMA was set up as an institution that would be managed by a Society, the IIMA Society, created under the Societies Act. The Institute was to be run by a Board of Governors, constituted by the IIMA Society; the Board would have representation from all the relevant constituencies so as to reflect the multifarious needs of a developing nation. IIMA was therefore conceived as a Board-managed institution, free from the exclusive control of any one constituency. Thus, operational freedom is an integral part of the DNA of IIMA.
The current PGP batch for the academic year 2019-21 has a capacity intake of 388 students in the flagship Post-Graduate Program (PGP). There are no less than 49% students that have relevant work experience of at least one to three years. These figures are one of the highest in the past three years, as per the reports of an IIM-A official. Among the previous year PGP aspirants from 2018-20 and 2017-19 batch, the candidates with relevant work experience had been 45% and 38% respectively of the total batch.
As a leading management institution in Asia, IIMA has close connections with industry and policy makers in India and abroad. These connections arise out of consulting and customized training that faculty do with organizations; they flow from the placements with firms around the world, from the participation of alumni in institute activities, from the sponsorship of industry in research activities and Professorial Chairs in the Institute and others and from the management development programmes that the Institute conducts. More details are available under the specific programmes or Centres at the Institute.
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. 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 which 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 second one is the exam score-based short-listing where 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 2018-20 batch on the basis of their profile and will provide the opportunity to attend early interviews which begin on January 22, 2018. The next shortlist of the applicants will be based on their CAT 2017 and XAT 2018 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, MBAUniverse.com 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.
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 which 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.
MICA (Mudra Institute of Communications)
MICA (formerly known as Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad), is the only residential institute in the country, and perhaps in the Asia-Pacific region, dedicated to creating leadership in Strategic Marketing and Communication. MICA, an autonomous, non-profit institution, offers a wide-range of academic programmes including three residential programs: the Post Graduate Diploma in Management-Communications (PGDM-C), Crafting Creative Communication (CCC) and Fellow Programme in Management-Communications (FPM-C).
MICA’s spirit lies in its grasping of contemporary trends and sensibilities, addressing the needs of an ever-changing environment. The MICA brand assures effective delivery of Strategic Marketing and Communication solutions to the industry, government, and community.
Today, it is the alma mater of professionals serving in leadership positions in some of the best known companies in India and the world in marketing, brand management, research & analytics, advertising, media, digital and other related businesses.
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 yours for the final merit list. There are no marks awarded to this externally but MICA looks out for the diverse set of students with different student profiles to as to make the batch an appropriate fit for all the activities that go on year around.
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. The IMB Program draws from Bocconi’s academic experience in post-graduate education, following the same standards of rigor and content as other internationally recognized and highly ranked business schools. It is designed and based on the Masters In Management Offered By Bocconi in Milan and ranked 10th Worldwide currently. They have placements from International Brands like H&M, Ferraro and retail giants like Lifestyle, the best brands to work at Vodafone, innovative and fastest growing brands like Nykaa, Michael Page. Getting such exposure will set your career on the right path and provide the requisite corporate exposure and packages. The average package last academic year was 9.82 Lakhs.
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. 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.
It is based on the overall profile analysis of 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 is 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.
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. 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 (2017). CMAT (2018), XAT (2018), ATMA (2018), GMAT (2015 onwards) and MH-CET (2018) 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.
WeSchool’s Unique Profile-based selection process assigns significant value to academic performances, work experience, Group Activity, Personal Interview along with the written test scores. Applicants with a good overall profile will be called for GDPI in February 2018. 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 2018. Applicants will be shortlisted on the basis of Profile + Percentile. The final selection is based on the composite score of Entrance Test (35%) + Overall profile (65%).