MBA from IITs: Know seats, fee and admission process
MBA from IITs - The Indian Institutions of Technology (IIT) have seen some interesting developments in the past two decades. Since the time the IITs forayed into the league of premier B-schools of India, MBA from IITs has picked up the pace. Low IIT MBA fees is also one of the major reasons behind students choosing them over a popular but private B-School.
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Undoubtedly, while the top three ranks in the list of best B-schools of India are occupied by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), the list now also includes the IITs. Amongst the best Government-owned B-schools of 2021 listed by Careers360, DMS, MBA from IIT Delhi ranks number 9 followed by SJMSoM, IIT Bombay MBA.
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MBA in IITs: Overview
So what makes MBA from IITs distinctive from IIMs? As management education is a relatively recent phenomenon at IITs, their courses are comparatively young as compared to established B-schools like the IIMs. Nouveau subjects like management in telecommunication systems offered by DMS, IIT Delhi is an example of a unique specialization that is not found in the curriculum of IIMs. Out of the 23 IITs at present, there are seven that are currently offering management programmes including IIT (ISM) Dhanbad.
The IITs also score points when it comes to the cost of MBA education. The fees range from Rs. 2-9 lakh for an MBA in IITs as compared to the hefty fees of IIMs which can be up to Rs. 22 lakh. As for placements and RoI, many companies that offer the most attractive pay have opened their recruiting efforts for the MBA graduates of India’s elite IITs.
Earlier IITs conducted admission through their own entrance exam called JMET. From 2011 onwards, IITs started accepting only Common Admission Test (CAT) scores for admission to management programmes. A candidate is required to have done graduation from a recognized university or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India to be eligible for CAT.
On the basis of CAT scores, the profiles of the candidates are shortlisted for further rounds of Group Discussion (GD) or Personal Interview (PI), or Writing Ability Test (WAT). The overall performance is evaluated to grant admission to the MBA programme in IITs.
The following table provides a detailed overview of the MBA programme at IITs in terms of fee, cutoff, number of seats, and the average placement salary. Also read on to know about other important factors like admission criteria, eligibility, exam scores accepted, and placement statistics of MBA from IITs.
MBA from IITs: Admission Dates 2022
The following table shows the tentative dates for the upcoming MBA 2021-23 session. The admissions for 2021 batch have already concluded while some of the IITs are still releasing the lists of GDPI rounds.
Last Date to Apply
Second Week of March, 2022
First week of March, 2022
First week of May, 2022
Last week of February to First week of April, 2022
Last week of February to last week of March, 2022
Last week of February to last week of March, 2022
Second week of February, 2022
Third week of March, 2022
First week of May, 2022
First week of March, 2022
MBA in IITs: Seats, Fee and Programme
Name of the Institute
Programme Tuition Fees for the course
Cutoff (in percentile)
Number of Seats(past trend)
Average Salary (in lakhs per annum)
120 (For admission 2021)
68 (For admission 2021)
78 (For admissions 2021)
Department of Management Studies at IIT Delhi
While IIMs are synonymous with high-quality business education and enviable placement records, DMS at IIT Delhi ranks amongst the top 10 B-schools of the country. IIT-D runs a two-year full-time MBA programme costing about Rs. 9.60 lakhs and also provides a focus on Telecommunication Systems Management. On the basis of the CAT score, candidates will be shortlisted for WAT and personal interviews.
As part of the eligibility criteria for an MBA in IIT Delhi, a candidate must possess a Four-Years Bachelor's Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 60 percent aggregate or 6.00 CGPA on a 10 point scale in their graduation. A relaxation of five percent in marks is provided to the SC/ST candidates.
A minimum CAT percentile of 90+ acts as a basic filter to select candidates. As per the last year's trend, the total number of seats in DMS, IIT Delhi is 115; 91 in Management and 24 in Telecommunication Systems Management. The average placement salary at the renowned institute stands at Rs. 16.21 LPA. Leading recruiters include Airtel, American Express, Berger Paints, Bosch Ltd, CITI Bank, E&Y, and JP Morgan Chase.
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Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management (SJMSoM) at IIT Bombay
IIT Bombay established its management school in 1995 to offer a Two-Year Full-time Master of Management (M.Mgt) Programme. In order to be eligible for M.Mgt in SJMSoM, a candidate is required to have a four year Bachelor’s degree or a Master’s degree in any discipline with first-class or 60 percent marks in aggregate. In the case of candidates belonging to the SC/ST category, 55 percent aggregate is the minimum marks required to apply in SJMSoM.
Additionally, a minimum CAT percentile as mentioned in the above table will act as the next step for qualification. International students can take admission on the basis of GMAT scores. Shortlisted candidates are called for WAT and PI for final selection during the admission process at IIT Bombay’s management programme.
Masters of Management taught at SJMSoM, IIT Bombay is a unique course with core subjects like Technology Policy, R&D Management, and Managing technology transfer. Final year students of the Master of Management programme at SJMSoM are also taught innovative courses like "Mission, Vision and Leadership" which convey the essence of Leadership and Entrepreneurship through a series of lectures by some of the eminent leaders in the Indian Industry.
The total tuition fee of the Masters of Management programme at SJMSoM IIT Bombay is Rs. 8.30 lakh. With an intake of 120 seats for one of the best management programmes of the country, IIT Bombay holds a 100 percent placement record with an average placement salary of Rs. 20.08 LPA in 2021. Top recruiters who scout for talent in the SJMSoM campus are Accenture, Cummins India Ltd, Dell, Deloitte, DHL, Goldman Sachs, Google, Johnson & Johnson, Nestle, and Wipro.
Vinod Gupta School of Management (VGSoM) at IIT Kharagpur
IIT Kharagpur, being the pioneer of teaching business education in 1993, set suit for the other IITs to follow and snowball themselves into prominent management schools. For admission to MBA in IIT Kharagpur, a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology or Master’s degree in Science Economics or Commerce (with Mathematics or Statistics at Bachelor’s level) is accepted.
General and OBC candidates must have a minimum of 60 percent marks in their graduation, or else a CGPA of 6.5 on a 10 point scale. A relaxation of 5 percent is offered to the SC/ST category candidates. A minimum of 55 percent marks is required by them to apply to DoMS, IIT Madras.
Candidates are shortlisted on the basis of their score in the CAT exam (GMAT for international applicants). Shortlisted candidates have to appear for WAT and PI rounds. The total tuition fee of MBA at IIT Kharagpur is approximately Rs 11 lakh per annum for the entire PG course.
The average salary during the recruitment season in 2021 was Rs. 17.42 LPA. Companies like Crisil, American Express, IBM, Coca-Cola, Deloitte Consulting, Ericsson India, Google, HSBC, Siemens are seen flocking the VGSoM campus during placement seasons.
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Department of Management Studies (DoMS), IIT Madras
Graduates in any discipline possessing a first-class division or 60 percent marks (55 percent for SC/ST) are eligible to apply for MBA in IIT Madras. Interestingly, IIT graduates who have obtained a CGPA of 8 and above are exempted from the CAT score.
The following factors are taken into consideration for shortlisting candidates for the Two-Year MBA Programme at IIT Madras:
Previous Academic Performance
The final selection is made on the basis of performance in WAT, PI, and Composite Score. There is also a certain relaxation provided to reserved categories. MBA from IIT Madras costs Rs. 8 lakh. The average salary amounts to Rs. 12.4 LPA offered by top recruiting companies like Amazon, Bank of America, Cisco Systems, JP Morgan Chase, KPMG, McKinsey, RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland), Titan Industries, Wipro, and many more.
Department of Management Studies at IIT Roorkee
Department of Management Studies in IIT Roorkee was set up in 1998 to impart high-quality formal education in management science. The MBA programme at IIT-R had only 95 seats (2019 admission) to offer for its Two-Year MBA Programme. The programme costs Rs. 8 lakh and offers dual specialization in the areas of Marketing, Finance, Information Technology, Operations, and Human Resource management.
In order to pursue MBA from IIT Roorkee, candidates to be graduates from any discipline of Engineering/Technology with first class or its equivalent or a Master’s degree with first-class or equivalent in any discipline from a recognized Institution or University. Final year students are also eligible to apply. Candidates of the General/OBC category seeking admission to the MBA programme in IIT Roorkee must have at least 60 percent marks or a CGPA of 6.00 on a 10 point scale. For SC/ST category candidates, this percentage is 55 percent or 5.50 CGPA on a 10 point scale.
Initial shortlisting of candidates is done on the basis of their performance in CAT. The final merit for making offers of admission to the Programme will be on the basis of their aggregate performance in CAT with 94.6+ percentile being the minimum percentile, followed by Group Discussion, Interview and their Work Experience as per respective weightage given below:
CAT Percentile 65 percent
Group Discussions 10 percent
Personal Interview 20 percent
Work experience 5 percent
IIT-R has 10 hostels for boys and three hostels for girls. Each hostel has a state-of-art Cyber Cafe which is managed by students. The Institute has some of the best facilities in 14 games which include Badminton, Athletics, Tennis, Swimming, Hockey, Cricket, Squash, Gymnastics, Football, Basketball, Table Tennis, and a few more. When it comes to placements also, IIT-R does fairly well with an average placement salary of Rs. 9.18 LPA and recruiting companies such as Ernst & Young, Goodyear, HCL, Jubilant, KPMG, TCS, Tech Mahindra, Wipro, etc.
Department of Industrial and Management Engineering (DIME) at IIT Kanpur
IIT Kanpur offers a highly affordable Two-Year MBA costing Rs. 2.91 lakh in residential mode. Hostel fees in IITK come to around Rs. 24,350 yearly. Students pursuing MBA from IIT Kanpur are offered specialization options in sectoral areas like Manufacturing Management and Service Management. The student to teacher ratio at IIT Kanpur is almost 5:1 which works really well for the students as well as the faculty. The SIDBI Innovation and Incubation centre at IIT Kanpur offers a gamut of facilities for aspiring entrepreneurs.
Candidates only from certain disciplines like B. Tech., B. Sc. Engineering, B.E. or B. Arch. (having Mathematics in Class XII) are welcome to apply for the management programme at IITK. They must possess an aggregate of 60 percent at least in their graduation from any AICTE recognized institute, IITs, NITs, or IIITs. The eligibility criteria for admission to DIME, IITK also requires a valid CAT score, with a minimum percentile of 85+.
As part of the selection process, candidates are shortlisted on the basis of their score in the CAT exam (GMAT for international applicants) and then invited for the Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI).
With an impressive RoI and average salary of Rs. 10.42 LPA, IIT Kanpur boasts of renowned recruiters for its graduates like Ernst & Young, Ranbaxy, Reliance Energy, Schneider Electric, Tata, and many more.
Department of Management Studies, IIT (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad
- MBA Programme-62
- MBA in Business Analytics- 30
After getting tagged to IIT in 2016, DMS ISM Dhanbad has come under Tier-1 College. DMS, IIT Dhanbad offers a Two-Year MBA Programme with specializations offered in Marketing, Finance, Human Resource and Systems and Operations Management costing Rs. 3.4 lakhs. While the fee of an MBA from IIT Dhanbad may seem paltry, only 62 coveted seats are offered in the MBA programme, whereas for MBA in Business Analytics 30 seats are offered.
The eligibility criteria are a minimum of 50 percent marks in graduation from a recognized University for the general category and 45 percent for the reserved category. The candidate also has to appear for the CAT exam to be eligible for admission in the management program and secure a percentile of about 80 to 85 or more. Shortlisted candidates are further called for group discussions and personal interviews as part of the final selection for the MBA programme at IIT Dhanbad.
During the placement season, top companies like Genpact, GM Motors, Godrej, Google, Honeywell, Samsung, Sony, and Videocon are seen hunting for talent and offering an average salary of Rs. 8.00 LPA as of 2016.
The IIT tag, a widely integrated alum base, fees factor – all these topped up with a rigorous curriculum are the USPs that help IITs to compete with top-notch management institutes. Candidates who are planning for MBA from these reputed IITs are advised to take up thorough research to know the admission process.
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mba cat exam preparation how to start
See as per the new paper pattern the paper is of total 228 marks and it will consists of 76 total number of questions divided in three sections namely VARC, DILR and QA. Out of these 76 questions, 54 question will be of MCQ type and other 22 will be Non-MCQ. For every correct answer 3 marks will be awarded and on incorrect answer -1 will be deducted only from MCQs not from Non-MCQs.
For complete exam pattern(latest) of CAT kindly check out the link given below :-
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Now let us discuss how to prepare for above three sections so that you can get the maximum score :-
For Quantitative Ability :-
> For this section your pre-requisite is the complete understanding of basics of Mathematics.
> You should have proper command on topics like profit and loss, number system, geometry.
> Practice as many as sample papers you can and go for some mock tests as well.
For complete details about preparation of QA section kindly check out the link given below :-
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension :-
> Reading skill is the pre-requisite for this section, so try to read different English story books, magazines, etc.
> Go through newspapers, journals, blogs, articles, etc to enhance your reading skills and watch some English visuals such as English News, web series, movies and likewise.
> Try solving questions based on comprehension, inferences and para jumbles. You can purchase some booklets for the same from market.
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Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation :-
> This section seems to be the toughest section in CAT exam, but it is not if you practice a lots of questions on logical reasoning and practice solving different hard core problems so that your problem solving ability will increase, which is the pre-requisite for this section.
> Go through some basic topics like seating arrangements, blood relations, syllogisms, etc to get familiar with this section.
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I hope this information helps you.
I am doing my fybcom course right now. and i have to mba course after my graduation. i got 83 percent in 12th. what are the entrance exams for mba and when can i give them. and can please tell me the procedure for mba after 12th
I hope you are doing well.
As you have mentioned that you have got 83% in 12th which is definitely a great score & currently as you have mentioned that you are doing your first year undergraduation course in Bachelor of commerce.
So for pursuing MBA in future, institutions in our country offer admission through various entrance exams which are conducted every year.
Based on the different entrance exams, the students get the opportunity to get a admission in famous MBA colleges.
Below I’ll be sharing a link which will provide you with the list of best MBA entrance exams and the colleges which accept them and other important information.
Note :- the most chosen entrance exam for MBA admission is CAT ( this exam can be written by final year undergraduate students and by those who have competed their graduation)
mostly the eligibility criteria of when to give the exams depends on university to university. But mostly, it happens during final year and after graduation only.
I hope the above information helps.
All the very best.
How to get 80 percentile or more in CAT with 1 year preparation time?
You should be focused for getting 80 percentile in CAT examination with the preparation of 1 year. The things we have to do follow as mentioned below : Clarity -what goal is to achieve it should be clear to you. What do you want to do it. What benefit you will get in future from this course.
Studying smart and disciplined way-You have to divide your time for each sections and to follow it strictly.
Accuracy with time- You have to solve as much as MCQ available in online test. To solve previous years means 5 years question papers and to follow how the question pattern is changing every year before and after. Things which will help you to know your capacity and how you are doing with it accuracy with your time
Revision: revision is the key of success.
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Im stuck between 60 - 75 scores in cat mocks, what should I do in order to hit the 90s mark?
hope you are doing well and safe. As per your query , I would glad to inform you that score can be improved to 90 but for that you need to do quite hardwork and do self analysis on yours . Focus on the easy topics in which you are weak and work on them and upsolve all the mocks and dont redo the same mistakes . For sure you will hit 90 marks soon
Hope you found this answer informative. Best wishes for your future
i want admission on iim for that i had to clear CAT exam so i need full details about CAT course
CAT is not a course rather an entrance examination through which you can get into IIMs and many other B-schools.
Here's the complete detail about CAT
CAT i. e Common Admission Test is a national level entrance examination for admission in MBA/PGDM in B- Schools, including IIMs and several other prestigious B- Schools. It is conducted by IIMs themselves every year in rotation in online mode/computer based examination in English medium and it is accepted by 1100+ B-Schools.
>>>>>>>> Eligibility criteria
CAT eligibility criteria says that:
To be eligible for CAT ,
you need a Bachelor's/graduation degree in any discipline
you must have got at least 50 per cent marks or equivalent CGPA in your graduation . SC/ST/PH students need only at least 45 percentage in Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline to be eligible .
Candidates who are in the final year of their graduation are also eligible for CAT examination.
There is no age restriction to be eligible
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>>>>>>>> CAT examination pattern:-
CAT EXAMINATION PATTERN
Mode of examination
Online i. e Computer-Based Mode
Name of the Section
There are 3 sections :-
----------) VARC i. e Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
----------) DILR i. e Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning
----------) Quantitative Aptitude
Types of questions asked
There are 2 types of questions in CAT
----------) mcqs &
----------) non - mcqs
---------) +3 marks for each correct answer
---------) -1 marks for each wrong answer in case of MCQs ,
---------) No negative marking is there for wrong answers in case of non-mcqs
You can get the complete examination pattern:-
>>>>>>>> How to prepare for CAT
Follow the below tips:-
********* First of all go through its syllabus and examination pattern so that you can prepare accordingly.
Your CAT examination has 3 sections :-
----------) VERBAL ABILITY AND READING COMPREHENSION ( VARC) :- Reading is the key to score good marks in VARC, you need to go through newspapers, articles, journals, etc so that you can improve your reading skills. While reading note down the new words and write their meanings to improve your vocabulary. You need to practice questions based on comprehension, para jumbles and inference.
>>>> Best books for VARC
Word Power made easy by Norman Lewis ( to improve your vocabulary)
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT by Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay
Mastering the Verbal Ability for CAT by Ajay Singh
----------)DATA INTERPRETATION AND LOGICAL REASONING (DILR) :- You need to practice topics like blood relations ,seating arrangements, syllogisms,Propositions, etc to have a good hold on this section. Unlike maths, there's no formula in DILR so practice is the key, the more you practice, the better you get.
>>>> Best books for DILR :-
How to Prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT by Arun Sharma
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for CAT by K. Sinha Nishit
----------)QUANTITATIVE ABILITY (QA) :- First clear your basics of maths, you need to go through topics like profit and loss, geometry, Arithmetic, number system, Time-Speed and Distance etc . Avoid the use of calculator so that you can do improve your calculation speed. For each topic, you can write down important fomulas and short tricks on a sheet of paper so that it's easy for you during revision.
>>>> Best best books you can follow for QA:-
How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT by Arun Sharma
Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT by Nishit K. Sinha
Quantitative Aptitude Quantum by Sarvesh K Verma
********* Make a time table, give more time to the subject you are weak at , for example if you are weak at Quantitive ability then give it more time.
********* Plan your studies, and set daily, weekly and monthly goals and meet them without any fail.
*********Solve previous year question papers of CAT :-it will let you know the examination pattern, type and difficulty level of questions, also concepts behind the question often gets repeated, so you should definitely solve year papers . You can get cat previous year question papers at https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/cat-question-papers
*********Once you are done with complete CAT syllabus then go through CAT mock test papers , it will let you know your preparation level and and weak areas so that you can work on them and perform well in your examination
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