The top management colleges in India offer various programs like MBA, MMS, BBA, BBM, Executive MBA, MHA and even MPhil and PhD degrees. Some of the best ranked MBA colleges over the years in India are IIM Ahmedabad, FMS Delhi, NITIE Mumbai, Narsee Monjee Mumbai, MDI Gurgaon, Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, New Delhi and XLRI Jamshedpur among plethora of other names. These colleges are ranked by both government and private ranking agencies like NIRF, Outlook, The Week, etc. Read the latest NIRF Ranking 2020 below for these top MBA colleges.

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In this article, you will get all the information about top MBA colleges and other top management colleges in India for BBA, Executive MBA, etc. with their ranking, fees, cutoffs, entrance exams, admission process, ROI, placements and a lot more.Contents

1. Ranking 2020
        1.1 NIRF Ranking
        1.2 Economic Times Ranking
        1.3 Jagran Josh Ranking
        1.4 Dalal Street Ranking
2. ROI (Return on Investment)
3. Cutoff
        3.1 BBA Cutoff
        3.2 MBA Cutoff
        3.3 MMS Cutoff
4. Admission Process
        4.1 IIM Bangalore Admission
        4.2 MDI Gurgaon Admission
        4.3 XLRI Jamshedpur Admission
5. Region Wise Management Colleges in India
        5.1 Top Management Colleges in Maharashtra
        5.2 Top Management Colleges in Delhi NCR
6. Entrance Exam Wise Management Colleges in India
        6.1 Management Colleges Accepting AIMA UGAT
        6.2 Management Colleges Accepting IPU CET
        6.3 Management Colleges Accepting CAT
        6.4 Management Colleges Accepting MAT
7. Placements in Management Colleges in India
        7.1 Top Management Colleges in India for Finance
        7.2 Top Management Colleges in India for Marketing
8. FAQs

Top Management Colleges in India: Ranking

Various ranking agencies in India release the lists of ranking of top management colleges in India every year for both under grad and post grad courses. Some of such agencies are NIRF, Economic Times, Outlook and Dalal Street. These agencies consider various parameters to rank the top colleges in India, some of which are Perception of the College, Placement Outcome, Faculty-Student Ratio, Exam Pattern, Outreach and Inclusivity, and Graduation Outcome.

Agencies release multiple lists dividing colleges according to different categories like private and government and also for different zones in India. Some of these lists of ranking of BBA and MBA colleges in India by NIRF, Dalal Street and Jagran Josh are given below.

Looking for an exuberant management education in Delhi NCR? Check the top MBA colleges in Delhi NCR.

Top Management Colleges in India: NIRF Ranking

IIM Ahmedabad12+1INR 11,50,000
IIM Bangalore21-1INR 10,70,000
IIM Calcutta330INR 27,00,000
IIM Lucknow440INR 7,13,000
IIT Kharagpur56+1INR 3,14,000
IIM Kozhikode68+2INR 8,75,000
IIM Indore75-2INR 8,00,000
IIT Delhi89+1INR 5,05,000
XLRI Jamshedpur97-2INR 4,26,000
MDI Gurgaon1012+2INR 9,43,000
IIT Bombay1110-1INR 2,24,000
IIT Roorkee1211-1INR 4,20,500
NITIE Mumbai1229+17INR 5,50,000
IIT Madras1415+1INR 3,50,000
IIM Trichy1514-1INR 2,95,000
IIT Kanpur1622+6INR 1,54,000
IIM Udaipur1713-4INR 2,03,000
SP Jain Mumbai1816-2INR 9,30,000
IIM Raipur19190INR 7,00,000
IIM Ranchi2028+8INR 7,80,000

IIM Ahmedabad has been again ranked as the best mangement college in India by NIRF, after a gap of 1 year. The institute ranked at the 2nd position in India in 2019 ranking list.

The following chart shows the NIRF Ranking Parameters and the weightage they have.

NIRF Ranking parameters weightage


Top Management Colleges in India: Economic Times Ranking

IIM Ahmedabad110INR 11,50,000
XLRI Jamshedpur220INR 4,26,000
IIM Bangalore330INR 10,70,000
Symbiosis Pune440INR 5,90,000
IIM Calcutta550INR 27,00,000
NMIMS Mumbai660INR 9,25,000
IMT Ghaziabad770INR 10,35,000
IIM Lucknow880INR 7,13,000
MDI Gurgaon990INR 9,43,000
JBIMS Mumbai1014+4INR 50,000
IIM Kozhikode11110INR 8,75,000
ISB Hyderabad12120INR 34,64,000
SPJIMR Mumbai13130INR 9,30,000
Amity Business School Noida1410-4INR 6,40,000
FMS Delhi15150INR 96,000

The ranking from the Economic Times remains is the same as that in 2019, apart from 2 colleges interchangine their positions.

The Economic Times ranking process saw 253 responses divided into different functional heads. The list this year has been curated by 31 IT Heads, 38 Finance Heads, 97 HR Heads, 34 Production Heads, and 52 Manufacturing Heads. Their percentage-wise division is shown below.

Top Management Colleges in India: Jagran Josh Ranking

Jagran Josh has released its ranking for the top management colleges in India in 2020. However, the agency has released separate lists for Government and Private Colleges, the details for which are given below.

Top Government MBA Colleges in India by Jagran Josh

IIM Bangalore11INR 10,70,000
IIM Ahmedabad22INR 11,50,000
IIM Calcutta33INR 27,00,000
IIM Kozhikode48INR 8,75,000
IIM Lucknow54INR 7,13,000
IIM Indore65INR 8,00,000
IIT Bombay79INR 2,24,000
IIM Trichy817INR 2,95,000
FMS Delhi97INR 96,000
IIM Udaipur1018INR 2,03,000

Top Private MBA Colleges in India by Jagran Josh

XLRI Jamshedpur16INR 4,26,000
SPJIMR Mumbai210INR 9,30,000
MDI Gurgaon312INR 9,43,000
TAPMI Manipal419INR 3,50,000
Narsee Monjee Mumbai521INR 9,25,000
IMI New Delhi613INR 4,08,000
Symbiosis Pune716INR 5,90,000
IMT Ghaziabad815INR 10,35,000
BITS Pilani920INR 4,24,000
MIT Pune10NPINR 3,75,000

The often-talked-about top 3 IIMs, IIM A, B, and C have maintained their top ranks this year too in the ranking list released by Jagran Josh agency. The agency’s surveys are conducted by industry leaders and are based on the following eligibility criteria.

Top Management Colleges in India: Dalal Street Ranking

XLRI Jamshedpur110INR 4,26,000
MDI Gurgaon23+1INR 9,43,000
SP Jain Mumbai32-1INR 9,30,000
IIT Delhi46+2INR 5,05,000
FMS Delhi53-2INR 96,000
IIFT Delhi68+2INR 7,85,000
IIT Bombay712+5INR 4,24,000
NMIMS Mumbai84-4INR 9,25,000
SIBM Pune990INR 5,90,000
NITIE Mumbai107-3INR 3,50,000

Dalal Street ranks XLRI Jamshedpur as the best management college in India. XLRI (Xavier Labour Relations Institute), also known as Xavier School of Management, offers multiple management courses to students. Check the complete list of courses here.

The following graph shows the division of these institutes by zones:

top management colleges in India zone wise


Top Private Management Colleges in India with Best ROI (Return on Investment) in 2020

XLRI JamshedpurINR 4,26,000INR 22,35,0001
SIBM PuneINR 5,90,000INR 17,48,0002
SPJIMR MumbaiINR 9,30,000INR 22,90,0003
MDI GurgaonINR 9,43,000INR 20,13,0004
Lovely Professional University [LPU]INR 2,90,000INR 6,00,0005
IMT GhaziabadINR 10,35,000INR 12,50,0006
SIBM BangaloreINR 8,20,000INR 9,79,0007
ISB HyderabadINR 34,63,000INR 25,06,0008
Great Lakes ChennaiINR 16,00,000INR 11,00,0009

*ROI={(Average Salary Package)/(Average Annual Fee)}*100%

ROI or Return on Investment shows how fruitful it is to pursue a management course from a particular institute. ROI gives an idea of how many years it would take to recover the money invested in an MBA or BBA course. It matters more in the case of a career oriented course like MBA as compared to BBA. Therefore, the following table lists the top private MBA colleges in India ROI wise.

FMS Delhi is the best management institute in India when it comes to ROI.Based on the basic calculation of money invested and the returns received, ROI compares the average fees of a college and the average salary received by students.

FMS Delhi Admission 2020XLRI Jamshedpur Admission 2020Symbiosis Pune Admission 2020

Top Management Colleges in India: Cutoff

Colleges release cutoff lists of top management exams to admit students in their programs, while some also give admission on the basis of merit list. Mostly BBA admissions are done directly through merit on the basis of class 12 scores.

We have made some lists below of the cutoff score lists released by top colleges in India.

Top BBA Colleges in India Cutoff

As mentioned before, BBA admissions are mainly done through merit lists but some colleges conduct exam. Listed below are 2 such colleges which release cutoff lists for BBA entrance exams in India.

Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies (SSCBS), New DelhiDU JAT2-140
New Delhi Institute of Management (NDIM), New DelhiIPU CET1800-7894

This cutoff data in the table above is just about the General category students. To know what score students of other categories need to achieve, click on the links below.

SSCBS New Delhi BBA CutoffNDIM New Delhi BBA Cutoff

Top MBA Colleges in India Cutoff

IIM AhmedabadCAT90
IIM BangaloreCAT99
IIM LucknowCAT97
XLRI JamshedpurXAT96
Symbiosis PuneSNAP96
MDI GurgaonCAT94
FMS DelhiCAT98
SP Jain MumbaiXAT85

To know more details of these cutoffs, check the links below.

IIM Ahmedabad CutoffIIM Bangalore Cutoff
IIM Lucknow CutoffXLRI Jamshedpur Cutoff
Symbiosis Pune CutoffNMIMS Mumbai Cutoff

Top MMS Colleges in India Cutoff

Very few people know about Master in Management Studies (MMS), a good alternative to the quite usual MBA course. The MMS course is offered by many top management colleges in India, some of which also offer MBA. Listed below are the cutoffs of top MMS colleges in India.

IISc BangaloreCAT Cutoff
Bharati Vidyapeeth, Navi MumbaiATMA and MAHCET Cutoff
XIMR MumbaiMAHCET Cutoff

Top Management Colleges in India: Admission Process 2020

There are 6231 top management colleges in India providing quality education to students. These include 5142 private and 1080 public-funded management colleges. The following bar shows their ratio.

public and private management colleges in India

Source: Official Survey

Admissions to these colleges in India are done through top management entrance exams.

IIM Bangalore

One of the 3 topmost IIMs A, B, and C, IIM Bangalore is the second best college according to the latest NIRF ranking 2020 in the list of top management colleges in India.

The 2-year long management course at IIM Bangalore offers students a minimum of 94.5 credits. The institute has one of the most diverse batches in the country.

The following chart shows the batch division industry-wise, excluding the engineering students.

iim bangalore mba 2020 batch profile

Source: IIM Bangalore Official Website

The institute received 488 offers for its 411 students in the final placements 2017-19.

Read everything about IIM Bangalore Placement 2020

The following graph shows offer from various companies.

iim bangalore mba placement offer

Source: IIM Bangalore Official Website

MDI Gurgaon

MDI Gurgaon is one of the most popular MBA colleges in Delhi NCR.

The batch 2017-19 of MDI Gurgaon had 342 students as compared to the 299 in the batch 2018-20.

The average work experience is 21 months. The following graph gives more insights into this.

mdi gurgaon mba batch 2020 work experience

Source: MDI Gurgaon Official Website

MDI Gurgaon Batch 2017-19 saw 106 companies visiting this year for MBA placements, with 36 new recruiters.

Given below is a sector-wise division of the recruiters this year.

mdi gurgaon mba recruiters 2020

Source: MDI Gurgaon Official Website

XLRI Jamshedpur

XLRI Jamshedpur is one of the top management colleges in India located in the eastern state of Jharkhand.

XLRI Jamshedpur also offers executive management education to the students. XLRI Jamshedpur placements stats are given below.

No. of Recruiters104
Average PackageINR 22.35 lakh
Highest PackageINR 50 lakh

There are many scholarships offered by the institute to students. Read what students have to say about XLRI Jamshedpur Scholarships.

Top Management Colleges in India: Region Wise

There is a long list of top management colleges in India.

Top Management Colleges in Maharashtra

Maharashtra boasts some of the top management colleges in India.

Some of the top management colleges in Maharashtra are:

Top Management Colleges in Delhi NCR

The national capital hosts some of the premier institutes in India.

Some of the top management colleges in Delhi NCR are:

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Top Management Colleges in India: Entrance Exam Wise

Management colleges in India accept different exams for different courses. For BBA, top exams include AIMA UGAT and IPU CET, where as, for MBA, top exams include, CAT. MAT, and CMAT. Categorized below are some of these best colleges according to entrance exam score they accept.

Top Management Colleges in India Accepting AIMA UGAT

AIMA UGAT is conducted by AIMA (All India Management Association) for admission in BBA courses of top colleges in India. Some of the best colleges accepting AIMA UGAT are:

Top Management Colleges in India Accepting IPU CET

IPU CET is conducted by GGSIPU for BBA admissions in colleges affiliated to the university. It is a 2.5 hour long exam and the fees is INR 1200 for candidates. Some of the top management colleges in India accepting IPU CET are:

Top Management Colleges in India Accepting CAT

CAT is the most popular MBA entrance exam and is considered by almost every top MBA college in India. Some of the best b schools in India asking for CAT are:

Top Management Colleges in India Accepting MAT

MAT or Management Admission Test is also conducted by AIMA for MBA admissions in the top management colleges in India. Some of the top MBA colleges in India accepting MAT scores are:

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Top Management Colleges in India: Placement Wise

Management colleges in India offer students some of the best placement opportunities.

average mba salary in 2020

Source: Official Institute Websites

Top Management recruiters include:

Barclays CapitalBisleriGartner
Boston Consulting Group (BCG)AmazonBYJU’s
Morgan StanleyBain & CompanyTCS
National Stock ExchangeAccenture StrategyInfosys

Placements also depend on the stream you choose. Check top management colleges in India streamwise.

Top Management Colleges in India for Finance

India’s finance industry is growing at a rate faster than ever.

Given below are some of the top management colleges in India for Finance:

The average salary for finance in India is INR 7-9 lakh after postgraduation.

Top Management Colleges in India for Marketing

Many management courses emphasize most on the aspects of marketing.

Some of the top management colleges in India for Marketing are:

The average salary for marketing in India is INR 6-8 lakh after post-graduation.

Top Management Colleges in India: FAQs

Ques. What changes have been made by IIM Indore in CAT 2020 Exam Pattern?

Ques. What all changes can students make in CAT Application Form this year?

Ques. Which are the best management colleges in India?

Ques. Which college is best for MBA in Finance in India?

Ques. Why is MBA so expensive?

Ques. Which country is best for MBA?

Ques. How difficult is CAT?

Ques. Is CAT compulsory for MBA?

Ques. What is the salary of MBA in Finance in India?

Ques. What do you study in MBA Finance?

Ques. What is the best age to do an MBA?

Ques. Which MBA is most in demand?

Ques. Is MBA better than CA?

Ques. Who earns more, MBA or CA?

Ques. Which college has best placement?

Ques. Can MBA be done after 12th?

Ques. Can MBA be done after BTech?

Ques. Can MBA be done Online?

Ques. Can MBA be done without Maths?

Ques. What should I study before MBA?

Ques. Does getting an MBA make someone a better entrepreneur?

Ques. Is MBA really worth the money?

Ques. Is it better to pursue an MBA after engineering or go for an MTech/MS?

Ques. What are the advantages of doing an MBA after engineering?

Ques. Which MBA College is best in India?

Ques. How many MBA colleges are there in India?

Ques. Is IIT MBA good?

Ques. Is SIBM Pune good for MBA?

Ques. Is FMS Delhi better than IIM?

Ques. How much percentile is required for FMS Delhi?

Ques. Which is better, Executive MBA from SP Jain Mumbai or Executive MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur?

Ques. Which is better, Executive MBA from IIM Ahmedabad or Executive MBA from ISB Hyderabad?

Ques. Is MBA losing its value in the current years?

Ques. How does one get a scholarship for an MBA?

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