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    Best MBA Colleges in India

    MBA Colleges in India - Master of Business Administration (MBA) is one of the most popular management courses pursued by graduate students in India. MBA courses in India are offered in a variety of specialisations at more than 5,000 MBA colleges (government and private). Amongst the many B-schools in India, a few institutes have been rated and ranked in the top MBA colleges in India on the basis of the quality of education they offer and other factors like faculty, placements, facilities and more. Candidates may find the list of top MBA colleges in India in the article below. Various other aspects related to the best MBA colleges in India like NIRF ranking, fee structure, course specialisations and placement data are also provided below for better understanding and reference.

    Top MBA Colleges in India - Highlights

    No. of MBA Colleges in India

    5065 (MBA +PGDM) 

    Type of MBA Colleges

    Public/Government and Private Colleges

    Private- 3876 Colleges

    Public/Government- 527 Colleges

    MBA Colleges Approved by

    UGC (University Grants Commission)

    MBA Admission Process

    Through entrance exams like CAT, XAT, GMAT, SNAP, NMAT, CMAT

    Top Courses offered by MBA Colleges in India

    MBA, Executive MBA, MBA in HR, MBA in Marketing MGMT, MBA in Finance & Accounting, MBA in Digital Marketing Management, to name a few

    Average Fees

    Rs 1 lakh to Rs 30 lakhs

    Best MBA Colleges in India - Eligibility Criteria

    In order to pursue a Master of Business Administration course from any of the best MBA colleges in India, candidates need to comply with certain academic requirements. Given below are the MBA eligibility criteria for admission to the top MBA colleges in India:

    • Candidates should have passed a graduate degree under the 10+2+3 or 10+2+4 pattern in any discipline from a recognised university. They should have secured at least 50% marks in aggregate in the qualifying degree.
    • Candidates with an honors degree under 10+2+4 pattern from a recognised university under UGC Act with at least 50% marks in aggregate.
    • Candidates who have passed a Bachelor/Master's degree through correspondence / Open University System from this university or from any other university recognised by law are also eligible.
    • Candidates in their final year of graduation are also eligible to apply provided they fulfil any of the above criteria during admissions.

    Top MBA Colleges in India (Based on NIRF Ranking)

    Conducted by the Ministry of Education, Government of India, the National Institute Ranking Framework uses various factors like courses offered at the institute, placements, teacher-student ratio, and others to rank the institutes. Given below is the NIRF ranking for the top 20 MBA colleges in India.

    NIRF 2021 ranking list of MBA colleges in India 

    RankNameScore
    1IIM Ahmedabad83.69
    2IIM Bangalore83.48
    3IIM Calcutta80.04
    4IIM Kozhikode73.34
    5IIT Delhi72.15
    6IIM Indore71.1
    7IIM Lucknow71.02
    8XLRI69.93
    9IIIT Kharagpur69.5
    10IIT Bombay68.08
    11MDI Gurgaon67.59
    12NITIE, Mumbai64.52
    13IIT Madras64.32
    14IIT Roorkee63.79
    15IIM Raipur62.12
    16IIT Kanpur61.31
    17IIM Tiruchirappalli61.1
    18IIM Udaipur60.94
    19SPJIMR58.73
    20SIBM, Pune58.64

    Top MBA Colleges in India (Based on Careers360 Ranking)

    Every year, Careers360 ranks many management schools on various factors. The table below contains the list of the top 20 MBA colleges in India and their corresponding ranking by Careers360.

    Careers360 ranking for Best MBA colleges in India 

    Name of MBA collegeCareers360 Rank

    Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

    Rank 1 in Public/Government

    Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

    Rank 2 in Public/Government

    Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

    Rank 3 in Public/Government

    FMS, University of Delhi

    Rank 4 in Public/Government

    Indian Institute of Management Indore

    Rank 5 in Public/Government

    Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode

    Rank 6 in Public/Government

    Xavier School of Management Jamshedpur

    Rank 1 in Private

    Indian Institute of Management Lucknow 

    Rank 7 in Public/Government

    Department of Management Studies IIT Delhi

    Rank 8 in Public/Government

    Management Development Institute, Gurgaon

    Rank 2 in Private 

    National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai

    Rank 9 in Public/Government

    SJMSOM, IIT Bombay

    Rank 10 in Public/Government

    VGSOM,  IIT Kharagpur 

    Rank 11 in Public/Government

    Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli

    Rank 12 in Public/Government

    Indian Institute of Management Raipur

    Rank 13 in Public/Government

    Indian Institute of Management Udaipur

    Rank 14 in Public/Government

    Indian Institute of Management Rohtak

    Rank 15 in Public/Government

    SPJIMR, Mumbai

    Rank 3 in Private 

    Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

    Rank 16 in Public/Government

    Indian Institute of Management Ranchi

    Rank 17 in Public/Government

    Admission Process for MBA Colleges in India

    MBA admissions in India ask for certain criteria to be fulfilled in terms of academics, nationality, age and more. In addition, if the MBA selection process is on the basis of MBA entrance exam scores and GD and PI, candidates will need to qualify for all the stages to avail of admissions. Most MBA colleges in India accept scores of national-level entrance examinations like CAT, XAT, SNAP, MAT, NMAT, and ATMA, to name a few. Candidates must make a list before applying for admission to MBA colleges in India as the process may vary from institute to institute.

    Top MBA Colleges in India (Placement-wise)

    Placement is one factor that students look at before why the majority of candidates pursue MBA courses in India. Thus, knowing the placement records for MBA colleges in India is a must before applying for MBA admissions. Candidates may find the placements for the best MBA colleges in India in the table below.

    Placement Report for the top MBA Colleges in India

    Name of the Institutes

    Course

    Placement Data

    IIM Bangalore

    MBA

    Median Salary - Rs 28 lakh

    IIM Ahmedabad - Indian Institute of Management

    MBA

    Median Salary - 25 Lakhs

    FMS BHU - Institute of Management Studies Banaras Hindu University

    MBA

    Rs 7.2 lakh

    UBS Chandigarh - University Business School Panjab University

    MBA

    Rs 12 lakh

    JMI New Delhi - Jamia Millia Islamia

    Executive MBA Part Time

    54%

    Median Salary - Rs 5.3 lakh

    School of Business, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun

    MBA

    Median Salary - Rs 5 lakh

    Christ University, Bangalore

    MBA

    Median Salary - Rs 10 Lakhs

    Top MBA Colleges in India (Fees-wise)

    Due to financial restraints, the majority of candidates willing to pursue an MBA in India first wish to know the fee payable for such a course. Thus, the table below contains various MBA courses offered by the top MBA colleges in India and their corresponding fees.

    Course Fee at Best MBA Colleges in India

    Name of the Institute

    Course

    Fees

    FMS Delhi - Faculty of Management Studies University of Delhi

    Executive MBA

    Rs 1 lakh

    Executive MBA Healthcare Administration

    Rs 1 lakh

    MBA

    Rs 20,960

    IIM Bangalore - Indian Institute of Management

    MBA

    Rs 23 lakh

    MBA Business Analytics

    Rs 23 lakh

    MBA One Year

    Rs 25.80 lakh

    MBA Weekend

    Rs 18.5 lakh

    PUMBA Pune - Department of Management Sciences Savitribai Phule Pune University

    MBA Pharma Biotechnology

    RS 1.32 lakh

    MBA

    Rs 1.29 lakh

    IIM Ahmedabad - Indian Institute of Management

    Executive MBA

    Rs 28 lakh

    MBA

    Rs 23 lakh

    MBA Food and Agribusiness Management

    Rs 22.50 lakh

    FMS BHU - Institute of Management Studies Banaras Hindu University

    MBA

    Rs 98,910

    MBA International Business

    Rs 98,910

    MBA Agribusiness

    Rs 61,530

    MSU Baroda - Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda

    MBA at Faculty of Management Studies

    Rs 37,200

    MBA

    Rs 29,000

    MBA Evening

    Rs 1.78 lakh

    MBA Part Time

    Rs 1.81 lakh

    UBS Chandigarh - University Business School Panjab University

    MBA

    Rs 38.42 lakh

    MBA Human Resource

    Rs 38.42 lakh

    MBA International Business

    Rs 38.42 lakh

    Executive MBA

    Rs 1.93 lakh

    MBA Entrepreneurship

    Rs 2.05 lakh

    UPES School of Business, Dehradun

    MBA Operations Management

    Rs 14.20 lakh

    MBA Business Analytics Energy Analytics

    Rs 14.20 lakh

    Christ University

    MBA

    Rs 7.75 lakh

    Executive MBA

    Rs 3.58 lakh

    MBA Finance Management

    Rs 7.60 lakh

    MBA International Business

    Rs 7.88 lakh

    MBA Leadership and Management


    Rs 4.25 lakh

    MBA Tourism Management

    Rs 3.42 lakh

    Top Private MBA Colleges in India

    Private institutes have their own perks which attract a lot of candidates. There are a total of 6738 MBA colleges in India under private ownership. Private MBA colleges in India offer a variety of specialisations and other additional aspects like field exposure and others.

    Top Private MBA Colleges in India

    List of Government MBA Colleges in India

    Most of the candidates wish to pursue MBA from top MBA colleges in India run by the government. Some of the institutes from the List of government MBA colleges in India have been provided below for candidates to opt from accordingly as per their preference.

    Top MBA Colleges in India - Entrance Exams

    As already mentioned, various entrance exams are conducted at national as well as state/ institute levels for MBA admissions in India. The table below are certain MBA entrance examinations conducted for admission to MBA colleges in India.

    MBA Entrance Exams in India

    Name of the MBA Exam

    Description

    CAT

    Common Admission Test is a national-level entrance exam conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management in online mode for admissions to MBA/PGDM courses.

    NMAT by GMAC

    Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) conducts another national-level exam called the NMAT entrance exam for admissions to MBA courses

    XAT

    Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI)  Jamshedpur conducts Xavier Aptitude Test as a national-level exam for MBA admissions to B-Schools.

    MAT

    All India Management Association (AIMA) conducts Management Aptitude Test for B-School admissions.

    GMAT

    Graduate Management Admission Council conducts Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) for admissions to MBA and PGDM courses.

    Top MBA Colleges in India - Branch-wise

    The table below depicts MBA courses offered by various MBA colleges in India along with their specific specialisations. This helps candidates choose the right MBA specialisation based on their interests.

    MBA Specialisations offered by MBA Colleges in India

    Name of the Institute

    Course

    FMS Delhi - Faculty of Management Studies University of Delhi

    Executive MBA

    Executive MBA Healthcare Administration

    MBA

    IIM Bangalore - Indian Institute of Management

    MBA

    MBA Business Analytics

    MBA One Year

    MBA Weekend

    PUMBA Pune - Department of Management Sciences Savitribai Phule Pune University

    MBA Pharma Biotechnology

    Executive MBA

    MBA

    IIM Ahmedabad - Indian Institute of Management

    Executive MBA

    MBA

    MBA Food and Agribusiness Management

    FMS BHU - Institute of Management Studies Banaras Hindu University

    MBA

    MBA International Business

    MBA Agribusiness

    MSU Baroda - Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda

    MBA at Faculty of Management Studies

    MBA

    MBA Evening

    MBA Part Time

    UBS Chandigarh - University Business School Panjab University

    MBA

    MBA Human Resource

    MBA International Business

    Executive MBA

    MBA Entrepreneurship

    UPES School of Business, Dehradun

    MBA Finance Management

    MBA Human Resource

    MBA Logistics and Supply Chain Management

    MBA Marketing Management

    MBA Operations Management

    MBA Aviation Management Airline Service Operations

    MBA Aviation Management Aviation Enterprise Management

    MBA Business Analytics Data Mining

    MBA Business Analytics Energy Analytics

    Christ University

    MBA

    Executive MBA

    MBA Finance Management

    MBA International Business

    MBA Leadership and Management

    MBA Tourism Management

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Q: Which college is best for MBA in India?

    A: Based on NIRF 2021 ranking, IIM Ahmedabad is the best MBA college in India. NIRF is a national-level ranking system and hence is the most reliable aspect to decide the quality of education and course at any institute. 

    Q: How many MBA colleges are there in India?

    A: According to the list of MBA colleges in India, there are total 8110 MBA colleges in India that offer MBA courses all around the country.

    Q: Which is the most affordable MBA college?

    A: MBA is one of the most expensive courses for higher studies. However, the government MBA colleges in India are comparatively affordable.

    Q: Can I get admission to an MBA college without CAT?

    A: Yes, there are various MBA colleges that offer admission to MBA courses in India either on merit or on the basis of scores obtained in other entrance exams as well apart from CAT.

    Q: Which college in India has the best MBA placements? 

    A: Based on the current placement data, IIM Bangalore students get a higher placement package as compared to the others.

    Q: What are some popular MBA specialisations in India?

    A: Some of the most popular MBA specialisations are Executive MBA, MBA in HR, MBA Business Analytics, and many others.

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      A N College Patna - Anugrah Narayan College, Patna

      Patna, Bihar
      Public/Govt
      MBA
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        AAC Madurai - Arul Anandar College, Madurai

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        ABIT Cuttack - Ajay Binay Institute of Technology, Cuttack

        Cuttack, Odisha
        2.8/54 Reviews
        Private
        MBA
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          ABS Bhubaneswar - Affinity Business School, Bhubaneswar

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          ACAS Kumbakonam - Annai College of Arts and Science, Kumbakonam

          Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu
          Private
          MBA
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            ACC Anand - Anand Commerce College, Anand

            Anand, Gujarat
            3.0/51 Review
            Private
            BBA
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            ACEIT Jaipur - Arya College of Engineering and IT, Jaipur

            Jaipur, Rajasthan
            Private
            MBA
            • Fees : 1.58 Lakhs
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            100+ Brochures downloaded so far

            ACET Aligarh - Aligarh College of Engineering and Technology, Aligarh

            Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh
            3.0/53 Reviews
            Private
            BBA
              100+ Brochures downloaded so far
              100+ Brochures downloaded so far

              ACFA Jalandhar - Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar

              Jalandhar, Punjab
              3.4/57 Reviews
              Private
              BBA
              • Fees : 2.10 Lakhs
              100+ Brochures downloaded so far
              100+ Brochures downloaded so far

              ACTS Satna - Aditya College of Technology and Science, Satna

              Satna, Madhya Pradesh
              Private
              MBA
              100+ Brochures downloaded so far
              100+ Brochures downloaded so far

              ADTU Guwahati - Assam Down Town University, Guwahati

              Panikhaiti Gaon, Assam
              3.8/56 Reviews
              Private

              ADTU Guwahati - Assam Down Town University, Guwahati

              Panikhaiti Gaon, Assam Private 3.8/56 Reviews
              ratingCareers360 Rating: AA+
              NIRFCareers360 Rating: AA+
              BBA
              1000+ Brochures downloaded so far
              1000+ Brochures downloaded so far

              AEC Agra - Anand Engineering College, Agra

              Runkata, Uttar Pradesh
              Private

              AEC Agra - Anand Engineering College, Agra

              Runkata, Uttar Pradesh Private 3.6/511 Reviews
              BBA
              • Fees : 2.32 Lakhs
              100+ Brochures downloaded so far
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              AFMC Pune - Armed Forces Medical College, Pune

              1500+ Brochures downloaded so far
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              AGBS Ahmedabad - Amity Global Business School, Ahmedabad

              Ahmedabad, Gujarat
              Private
              PGPM and MBA
              • Fees : 5.42 Lakhs
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              AGBS Bangalore - Amity Global Business School, Bangalore

              Bangalore, Karnataka
              Private
              GDBA and BBA
              • Fees : 4.38 Lakhs
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              AGBS Chandigarh - Amity Global Business School, Chandigarh

              Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, Punjab
              Private

              AGBS Chandigarh - Amity Global Business School, Chandigarh

              Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, Punjab Private
              GDBA and BBA
              • Fees : 4.19 Lakhs
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              AGBS Chennai - Amity Global Business School, Chennai

              Chennai, Tamil Nadu
              Private
              GDBA and BBA
              • Fees : 4.30 Lakhs
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              AGBS Hyderabad - Amity Global Business School, Hyderabad

              Hyderabad, Telangana
              Private
              GDBA and BBA
              • Fees : 6.13 Lakhs
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              AGBS Indore - Amity Global Business School, Indore

              Indore, Madhya Pradesh
              Private
              GDBA and BBA
              • Fees : 3.60 Lakhs
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              AGBS Mumbai - Amity Global Business School, Mumbai

              Mumbai City, Maharashtra
              4.0/51 Review
              Private

              AGBS Mumbai - Amity Global Business School, Mumbai

              Mumbai City, Maharashtra Private 4.0/51 Review
              GDBA and BBA
              • Fees : 5.99 Lakhs
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              AGBS Noida - Amity Global Business School, Noida

              Noida, Uttar Pradesh
              Private
              GDBA and BBA
              • Fees : 8.80 Lakhs
              100+ Brochures downloaded so far
              100+ Brochures downloaded so far

              AGBS Patna - Amity Global Business School, Patna

              Patna, Bihar
              4.3/57 Reviews
              Private
              GDBA and BBA
              • Fees : 1.82 Lakhs
              100+ Brochures downloaded so far
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              AGBS Pune - Amity Global Business School, Pune

              Pune, Maharashtra
              3.0/51 Review
              Private
              GDBA and BBA
              • Fees : 2.20 Lakhs
              100+ Brochures downloaded so far
              100+ Brochures downloaded so far

              AIBS Noida - Amity International Business School, Noida

              100+ Brochures downloaded so far
              100+ Brochures downloaded so far

              AIET Jaipur - Arya Institute of Engineering and Technology, Jaipur

              Jaipur, Rajasthan
              Private
              MBA
              • Exams : CMAT
              • Fees : 1.51 Lakhs
              100+ Brochures downloaded so far
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              AIET Lucknow - Azad Institute of Engineering and Technology, Lucknow

              Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
              Private
              MBA
              • Exams : UPCET
              • Fees : 90 k
              100+ Brochures downloaded so far
              100+ Brochures downloaded so far

              AIGS Bangalore - Acharya Institute of Graduate Studies, Bengaluru

              100+ Brochures downloaded so far
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              AIHS Bangalore - Acharya Institute of Health Sciences, Bangalore

              Bangalore, Karnataka
              Private
              MHA
                100+ Brochures downloaded so far
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                AIIMAS Chennai - All India Institute of Management Studies, Chennai

                100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                AIM Guwahati - Assam Institute of Management, Guwahati

                Guwahati, Assam
                5.0/53 Reviews
                Public/Govt

                AIM Guwahati - Assam Institute of Management, Guwahati

                Guwahati, Assam Public/Govt 5.0/53 Reviews
                ratingCareers360 Rating: AA
                NIRFCareers360 Rating: AA
                MBA
                100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                AIMA Delhi - AIMA Centre for Management Education, Delhi

                New Delhi, Delhi
                4.0/51 Review
                Public/Govt
                PGDM
                100+ Brochures downloaded so far
                100+ Brochures downloaded so far

                AIMIT Mangalore - St Aloysius Institute of Management and Information Technology, Mangalore

                Mangaluru, Karnataka
                Private
                NIRFCareers360 Rating: AA+
                MBA
                • Fees : 5.10 Lakhs
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