MBA Admission 2022-24: List of Top 10 Non-IIM MBA Colleges in India

Every candidate who wants to be admitted to an MBA program dreams of pursuing it in a top management institute. The shortlists for all IIMs are out and candidates who fail the IIMs can apply for admission into equally good private management schools in India. Many non-IIMs are on par with the IIMs and are no less than IIMs in terms of curriculum, project, assignment, internships, learning experience and infrastructure. Getting admission to those best private MBA colleges is no harder and if you missed the best IIMs, now you have many options to choose the best MBA colleges that are just as competent as IIMs. Here we bring you the list of those top 10 private colleges you are looking forward to enroll in and their respective admission process.

1. FMS Delhi

FMS Delhi is one of the oldest B-schools in the country, established under the auspices of the University of Delhi. The 2-year full-time residential MBA program is FMS’ flagship management course. The top B School conducts an admissions process at the national level once a year. In addition to MBA, FMS Delhi also offers MBA Executive, MBA Executive (Health Care Administration) and PhD programs.

Every year, 25,000+ applicants apply for admission into MBA programs at FMS Delhi. Selection for the FMS MBA course is based primarily on the CAT 2021 score. FMS Delhi publishes MBA Stage1 shortlist in the month of February shortlists and 10 times more candidates are shortlisted for PI against an approved intake of 287. FMS Delhi final shortlist is based on the cumulative performance of the students in the CAT- score and the GD & PI round.

2. ISB Hyderabad

ISB Hyderabad is ranked 1 in India and 23 globally in The Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2021. The college offers a full-time 1-year residential Global MBA equivalent Post Graduate Program (PGP) in Management as its flagship program for professionals. In addition to PGP, the top-ranked B School also offers PGPpro for working professionals, Executive PGP MAX program and PGP MFAB (Family Business).

The B School offers Fellow Program Management (FPM) and Executive level EFPM courses for the scholars with various Advanced Management courses in different specializations. Application forms for all courses can be completed online from the official website of the institute. ISB Hyderabad PGP Admissions Final Deadline for Cycle 3 admission is January 30, 2022.

3. MDI Gurgaon

Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon is one of the most sought after management schools and is among the top 15 MBA institutes in India. The B School offers AICTE approved two-year full-time PGDM/PGDM-HRM and PGDM-IB programs in addition to other one-year PGDM programs and doctoral programs. The MDI PGDM course has been awarded an “A” grade by the ‘NBA’ of AICTE.

A valid CAT 2021 score is the essential requirement for a GD/PI round in the MDI Gurgaon admission process. For MBA Admissions 2022, MDI only accepts CAT and GMAT scores. Based on last year’s trends, the expected CAT cut-off for MDI is likely to be around the 93-95 percentile. For admission interviews, MDI Gurgaon uses the CAT score along with the academic score. For the final selection round, PI-WAT cut-offs along with work experience are considered by MDI Gurgaon

4. JBIMS Mumbai

Rated as one of the best benchmarked management colleges, JBIMS continues with its autonomous status, with a 2-year full-time residential Master in Management Studies (MMS) program being the institute’s flagship course. The leading institute also offers a part-time MMS, M.Sc Finance and doctoral PhD program in Management Studies on its campus.

For admission into its MMS and M.Sc Finance, JBIMS accepts CAT, CMAT, XAT except MAH CET for all applicants of India category. JBIMS Mumbai Admission 2021 for its flagship 2 years flagship MMS program has been conducted through CAP by DTE Maharashtra after the declaration of MH CET result.

5. SPJIMR Mumbai

SPJIMR is in the top 50 in the Financial Times (FT) 2021 Business School Rankings for the second consecutive year and continues to maintain its place in a coveted list of leading global players in management education. SPJIMR’s Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM) is a one-year full-time flagship management program preceded by 3 months of online learning. In addition to the PGPM program, SPJIMR also offers the following courses on its campus:

For 2022 admission, SPJIMR Mumbai will not accept XAT 2022 exam score. The selection process takes place online and is based on the candidate’s profile and CAT 2021 or GMAT scores. The final selection list of SP Jain Institute of Management & Research is based on a composite score, candidate profile, academic record, admission test score, work experience and PI performance. The minimum limit for SPJIMR PGDM admissions is 85th percentile for CAT/GMAT.

6. SIBM Pune

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Pune is one of the top-ranked MBA colleges of Symbiosis International (Deemed) University. The two-year full-time residential MBA is SIBM Pune’s flagship program, spread over four semesters and with specializations in Marketing, HRM, Finance and Operations Management. Furthermore, the institution also offers an MBA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) along with an MBA in Leadership and Strategy (L&S).

SIBM Pune accepts the SNAP 2021 exam score for its 2022 MBA admission. Final admission into the SIBM Pune MBA program is based on scores in the Entrance Exam, Group Exercise (GE), Personal Interview, and Written Proficiency Test (PI-WAT). Due to the pandemic situation, WAT is expected to be scrapped and the PI round will be conducted online.

7. XIM Bhubaneshwar

XIM Bhubaneshwar (XIMB) is the MBA college of XIM University and is considered one of the high RoI B schools of India. The cutoffs at XIMB usually extend beyond the 90th percentile.

XIMB offers 2-year full-time flagship MBA (BM) and EMBA-BM for working executives programs for which admission is based on CAT/XAT/GMAT/X-GMT score, past academic record, WAT, GD and PI rounds. The institute also assesses candidates on work experience for EMBA-BM. XIMB also offers EPGDM along with PhD and EPhD programs on its campus.

8. Great Lakes Chennai

Rated as a top institution with a promising RoI, Great Lakes Chennai offers MBA equivalent, AICTE, AICTE approved, 1-year PGPM programs for residential use and 2-year PGDM programs. In addition, the B School also offers executive-level courses such as PGXPM for mid-level and senior working professionals, Global PGP for family business management, and PGPM FLEX, a weekend management program for young working professionals.

For Great Lakes Chennai PGPM/PGDM Admission 2022, the online registration has been extended to February 10, 2022. Great Lakes accepts GMAT/CAT/XAT/CMAT scores for admission into the flagship PGPM program along with a minimum of 2 years of work experience. Applicants with less than 2 years of experience are eligible for the PGDM program on the Great Lakes campus.

9. NITIE Mumbai

National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai is one of the forerunners of being one of the oldest prestigious institutes offering a two-year full-time Industrial Management program. PG Diploma in Industrial Engineering (PGDIE) is the flagship course of NITIE Mumbai. In addition, the institute offers Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Management (PGDIM) & PG Diploma in Industrial Safety & Environmental Management (PGDISEM), PG Diploma in Industrial Safety & Environment Management (PGDSEM), PGPEX-VLFM and Fellow Program in Management (FPM) . on his campus.

Each candidate must qualify through the CAT followed by the GD and PI which are held at NITIE Mumbai. The final merit list is declared based on various factors such as CAT score, academic score, technical grades, GD and PI score etc.

10. XIME Bangalore

Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship (XIME) Bangalore is a premier B school in India. The Institute offers an AICTE-approved two-year, full-time, residential PGDM program as its prominent flagship course. The program is equivalent to an MBA degree and has an enrollment of 180 students for PGDM and 60 students for PGDM BA. The registration for the PGDM course at XIME Bangalore is ongoing for which the last date of submission of the completed application form along with the payment of the registration fee is March 31, 2022.

For admission into XIME Bangalore in the PGDM program one must have a valid scorecard of CAT, XAT, MAT, ATMA, CMAT or GMAT. The final selection for PGDM in XIME Bangalore will be based on the overall assessment of candidates in group discussion, personal interview, academic background, extracurricular activities and diversity. Besides PGDM, XIME Bangalore also offers PhD program for scientists approved by University of Mysore. Selection for PhD is made on the basis of admission test conducted by XIME followed by PI.

Dhanashri Etihsa Sharma
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