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Top MBA Colleges in India: Ranking, Eligibility, Fees, Selection Criteria

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Content Curator | Updated On - May 10, 2022

According to NIRF Management Ranking 2021, IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIM Kozhikode, and IIM Delhi are the top 5 MBA colleges in India. In India, there are over 5000 MBA colleges. MBA can be pursued in three modes which are Regular, Online, and Distance mode. Some popular B-Schools other than IIMs are XLRI Jamshedpur, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Bombay, MDI Gurgaon, etc. 

  • IIM Ahmedabad ranked 1st by the top agencies like Outlook, NIRF, and Business Today.
  • The MBA program is offered in various specializations like Finance, Marketing, IT, Human Resources, Operation Management, Entrepreneurship, Environment Management, Business Analytics etc.
  • Admission into the best MBA colleges in India is based on the entrance exam score followed by a group discussion and personal interview. 
  • The top entrance exams accepted by MBA colleges are CAT, XAT, GMAT, MAT, GRE, etc.
  • MBA Fees in various colleges vary for specializations between INR 50,000 to INR 30 Lakhs.

Top 20 MBA Colleges in India

  • IIM Ahmedabad
  • IIM Bangalore
  • IIM Calcutta
  • IIM Kozhikode
  • IIT Delhi
  • IIM Indore
  • IIM Lucknow
  • XLRI Jamshedpur
  • IIT Kharagpur
  • IIT Bombay
  • Management Development Institute Gurgaon
  • National Institute of Industrial Engineering Mumbai
  • IIT Madras
  • IIT Roorkee
  • IIM Raipur
  • IIT Kanpur
  • IIM Tiruchirappalli
  • IIM Udaipur
  • S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research Mumbai
  • Symbiosis Institute of Business Management Pune

Top 50 MBA Colleges

College Name Ranking  Average Fees Eligibility Entrance Exams Accepted
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
  • NIRF- 1
  • India Today- 2 
  • Outlook- 1
INR 23 Lakhs 50% marks in UG or equivalent CGPA CAT
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
  • NIRF- 2
  • India Today- 2
  • Outlook- 1
INR 23 Lakhs 50% marks in UG or equivalent CGPA CAT/GMAT
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
  • NIRF- 3
  • India Today- 1
  • Outlook- 3
INR 27 Lakhs 50% marks in UG or equivalent CGPA CAT
Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode
  • NIRF- 4
  • India Today- 2
  • Outlook- 3
INR 22.5 Lakhs 50% marks in UG or equivalent CGPA CAT
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
  • NIRF- 5
  • India Today- 1 
  • Outlook- 2
INR 9.6 Lakhs 60% marks in UG CAT
Indian Institute of Management Indore
  • NIRF- 6
  • India Today- 5
  • Outlook- 5
INR 21.06 Lakhs 50% marks in UG or equivalent CGPA CAT
Indian Institute of Management Lucknow
  • NIRF- 7
  • India Today- 4
  • Outlook- 4
INR 19.25 Lakhs  50% marks in UG or equivalent CGPA CAT
Xavier School of Management - XLRI, Jamshedpur
  • NIRF- 8
  • India Today- 2 
  • Out look 1
INR 23.60 Lakhs UG degree in any discipline XAT/ GMAT/ GRE
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
  • NIRF- 9
  • India Today- 4
  • Outlook- 4
INR 11.60 Lakhs 60% Marks in UG or equivalent CGPA CAT
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
  • NIRF- 10
  • The Week- 3 (Overall)
  • QS World Rankings - 276
  • General: INR 2.26 Lakhs
  • SC/ST: 1.26 Lakhs
60% Marks in UG  CAT
Management Development Institute
  • NIRF- 11
  • India Today- 3
INR 21.34 Lakhs
  • 50% marks or equivalent CGPA in both class X and XII.
  • 3-year Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA in any discipline
CAT/ GMAT
National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai
  • NIRF- 12
  • Outlook- 17
INR 14.63 Lakhs UG degree with a minimum of 60% marks CAT
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  • NIRF- 13
INR 7 Lakhs 60% Marks in UG CAT/GMAT
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
  • NIRF- 14
  • Outlook- 1
INR 8.30 Lakhs 60% Marks in UG or its equivalent CGPA CAT
Indian Institute of Management Raipur
  • NIRF- 15
  • Outlook- 9
INR 14.20 Lakhs 50% Marks in UG or equivalent CGPA CAT
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
  • NIRF- 16
  • Outlook- 5
INR 2.63 Lakhs 65% Marks in UG CAT
Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli
  • NIRF- 17
  • India Today- 10
  • Outlook- 7
INR 16.5 Lakhs 50% Marks in UG or equivalent CGPA CAT/GMAT
Indian Institute of Management Udaipur
  • NIRF- 18
  • India Today- 3
INR 17 Lakhs 50% Marks in UG CAT/WAT
S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research
  • NIRF- 19
  • Outlook- 2
INR 17.90 Lakhs 50% Marks in UG or equivalent CGPA GMAT/CAT
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune
  • NIRF- 20
  • India Today- 10
  • Outlook- 3
INR 12.73 Lakhs  50% Marks in UG or equivalent  SNAP/WAT
Indian Institute of Management Ranchi
  • NIRF- 21
  • Outlook- 10
INR 15.30 Lakhs 50% Marks in UG or equivalent  CAT/WAT
SVKM`s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies
  • NIRF- 22
INR 21.90 Lakhs 50% Marks in UG NMAT
Indian Institute of Management Shillong
  • NIRF- 23
  • India Today- 8
  • Outlook- 11
INR 1.46 Lakhs 50% Marks in UG  CAT/GMAT
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai
  • NIRF- 24
  • Outlook- 5
INR 18.75 Lakhs 50% Marks in UG  GMAT/ CAT/ CMAT/ XAT
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
  • NIRF- 25
  • India Today- 7
  • Outlook- 15
INR 8.85 lakhs 50% Marks in UG WAT/ GMAT
International Management Institute, Delhi
  • NIRF- 26
  • India Today- 6
INR 19.25 Lakhs 50% Marks in UG CAT/ GMAT/ GRE/ XAT/ NET
ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, Hyderabad
  • NIRF- 27
INR 16.20 Lakhs 50% Marks in UG  CAT/ NMAT/ IBSAT
Indian Institute of Management Rohtak
  • NIRF- 28
  • Outlook- 8
INR 16.85 Lakhs 50% Marks in UG CAT
Amity University, Gautam Budh Nagar
  • NIRF- 29
  • India Today- 6 (Overall)
  • Outlook- 5 (Overall)
INR 14.80 Lakhs 50% Marks in UG  CAT/ XAT/ MAT/ GMAT
Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad
  • NIRF- 30
INR 3.60 Lakhs 60% Marks in UG CAT
Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar
  • NIRF- 31
  • Outlook- 14
INR 14.50 Lakhs 50% Marks in UG or equivalent CGPA KIITEE/ CAT/ XAT/ CMAT/ MAT
T. A. Pai Management Institute Manipal
  • NIRF- 32
  • India Today- 10
  • Outlook- 6
INR 16.2 Lakhs 50% Marks in UG  CAT/ XAT/ GMAT
Indian Institute of Management Kashipur
  • NIRF- 33
  • India Today- 14
  • Outlook- 16
INR 15.42 Lakhs 50% Marks in UG  CAT
Xavier University, Bhubaneswar
  • NIRF- 34
INR 19.6 Lakhs 55% Marks in UG  XAT/ CAT/ NMAT/ GMAT/ X-GMT
Goa Institute of Management
  • NIRF- 35
  • India Today- 13
  • Outlook- 34
INR 18.07 Lakhs 50% Marks in UG  CAT/ XAT/ GMAT/ CMAT
Jamia Millia Islamia
  • NIRF- 36
  • QS World rankings- 751 (Overall)
  • US News- 999 (Overall)
INR 2.10 Lakhs 50% Marks in UG JMI MBA Entrance Exam
Lovely Professional University, Phagwara
  • NIRF- 37
  • Outlook- 22
INR 5.32 Lakhs 55% Marks in UG CAT/ MAT/ NMAT/ XAT/ CMAT/ LPUNEST
Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation University (K L College of Engineering)
  • NIRF- 38
  • Eduvidya - 70
INR 6 Lakhs 55% Marks in UG KLMAT/ ICET/ CAT/ MAT/ XAT/ NMAT
Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad
  • NIRF- 39
  • India Today- 5
  • Outlook- 15
INR 19.5 Lakhs 45% Marks in UG XAT/ GMAT/ CAT
Indian Institute of Management, Nagpur
  • NIRF- 40
  • India Today- 15
  • Outlook- 25
INR 18 lakhs 50% Marks in UG  CAT/ GMAT
BML Munjal University
  • NIRF- 41
  • Outlook- 97
INR 11.55 Lakhs 50% Marks in UG  CAT/ NMAT/ MAT/ GMAT/ CMAT/ XAT/ BMU-MAT
Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala
  • NIRF- 42
  • US News- 1142 (Overall)
INR 8.28 lakhs 50% Marks in UG  CAT/ NMAT/ XAT/ CMAT/ MAT/ GMAT/ GRE/ SNAP/ Thapar Entrance test
Fore School of Management, Delhi
  • NIRF- 43
INR 16.98 Lakhs 50% Marks in UG CAT/ XAT/ GMAT
Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida
  • NIRF- 44
  • India Today- 18
INR 12 Lakhs 50% Marks in UG CAT/ GMAT/ XAT/ CMAT
Chandigarh University
  • NIRF- 45
  • The Times of India- 8
  • Outlook- 47 (Overall)
  • The Week- 36 (overall)
INR 10.85 Lakhs 45% marks in UG CAT/ MAT/ GMAT
University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun
  • NIRF- 46
INR 15.26 Lakhs 50% Marks in UG  MAT/ CMAT/ CAT/ XAT/ GMAT/ NMAT
Banaras Hindu University
  • NIRF- 47
  • The Week- 2 (Overall)
INR 1 Lakhs 50% Marks in UG CAT
National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli
  • NIRF- 48
  • Outlook- 13
INR 2.97 Lakhs 60% marks in UG CAT
Aligarh Muslim University
  • NIRF- 49
  • India Today- 30
INR 5.87 Lakhs 50% Marks in UG On the basis of the Admission tests conducted at Kolkata, Kozhikode and Aligarh. Final admission is based Written Test + Aptitude + GD
KREA University
 
  • NIRF- 50
INR 14.56 Lakhs 60% marks in UG CAT/ XAT/ NMAT/ CMAT/ GMAT/ GRE
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University
  • NIRF- 51
INR 1.34 Lakhs 50% marks in UG CAT

FAQs

Ques. Which college is best for MBA courses?

Ans. IIM Ahmedabad is the best college for MBA as per the NIRF 2021 ranking.

Ques. Which city is best for MBA in India?

Ans. Mumbai, Delhi, Gujarat, and Bangalore are some of the best cities to pursue MBA.

Ques. Which college is better for MBA, private or government?

Ans. Any MBA college recognized by UGC and approved by AICTE is good.

Ques. What factors to consider when choosing the best MBA college?

Ans. Multiple factors should be considered while choosing the MBA colleges like recognition, ranking, faculty, placement, etc.

Ques. Which college accept GMAT score for MBA Admission?

Ans. IIM Bangalore, ISB Hyderabad grant admission based on GMAT score. Other than that, various IIMs consider GMAT scores for International candidates.

Ques. Which MBA Colleges in India accept GRE scores?

Ans. IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Udaipur, IIM Lucknow, ISB Hyderabad, and ISB Mohali are some MBA colleges in India that offer admission based on GRE scores.

Ques. Which are the best MBA colleges in India placement wise?

Ans. IIM Bangalore, IIM Ahmedabad, IIT Bombay, XLRI Jamshedpur, etc are the best MBA Colleges in India Placement wise.

Ques. How can I get admission into IIM?

Ans. Students aiming to pursue MBA from IIMs must clear the CAT exam. Candidates who will qualify the CAT Cut Off will be called for final selection. The final selection is based on the Personal Interview, Group Discussion, and WAT.

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Indian Institute of Management - [IIM]
Indian Institute of Management - [IIM] logo

Indian Institute of Management - [IIM]

Bangalore, Karnataka | AICTE, UGC Accredited


MBA/PGDM

23.00 Lakhs


NIRFranking 2 out of 100 in 2020

Indian Institute Of Management - [IIMA], Ahmedabad
Indian Institute Of Management - [IIMA], Ahmedabad logo

Indian Institute Of Management - [IIMA], Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad, Gujarat | UGC Accredited


MBA/PGDM

30.00 Lakhs


NIRFranking 1 out of 100 in 2020

IIM Calcutta
IIM Calcutta logo

IIM Calcutta

Kolkata, West Bengal | UGC Accredited


MBA/PGDM

27.00 Lakhs


NIRFranking 3 out of 100 in 2020

Indian Institute of Management - [IIM], Lucknow
Indian Institute of Management - [IIM], Lucknow logo

Indian Institute of Management - [IIM], Lucknow

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh | UGC, AACSB, AMBA Accredited


MBA/PGDM

9.20 Lakhs


NIRFranking 4 out of 75 in 2019

Indian Institute of Management - [IIM], Indore
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Indian Institute of Management - [IIM], Indore

Indore, Madhya Pradesh | UGC Accredited


MBA/PGDM

17.60 Lakhs


NIRFranking 7 out of 100 in 2020

VGSoM Kharagpur
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VGSoM Kharagpur

Kharagpur, West Bengal | AICTE Accredited


MBA/PGDM

6.00 Lakhs


ranking 23 out of 100 in 2020

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XLRI Jamshedpur
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XLRI Jamshedpur

Jamshedpur, Jharkhand | AICTE, NBA, AACSB, AMBA Accredited


MBA/PGDM

20.95 Lakhs


NIRFranking 9 out of 100 in 2020

Indian Institute of Management - [IIMK]
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Indian Institute of Management - [IIMK]

Kozhikode, Kerala | AACSB, AMBA Accredited


MBA/PGDM

22.50 Lakhs


NIRFranking 6 out of 100 in 2020

DMS IIT Delhi
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DMS IIT Delhi

New Delhi, Delhi NCR | AICTE, UGC, NBA Accredited


MBA/PGDM

4.80 Lakhs


NIRFranking 9 out of 75 in 2019

SJMSOM
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SJMSOM

Mumbai, Maharashtra | AICTE Accredited


MBA/PGDM

6.91 Lakhs


The Weekranking 13 out of 179 in 2020

MDI Gurgaon
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MDI Gurgaon

Gurgaon, Haryana | AICTE, NBA, AMBA Accredited


MBA/PGDM

23.58 Lakhs


NIRFranking 10 out of 100 in 2020

ISB Hyderabad
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ISB Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Telangana


MBA/PGDM

37.49 Lakhs


TOIranking 12 out of 50 in 2019

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Indian Institute of Management - [IIMU]
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Indian Institute of Management - [IIMU]

Udaipur, Rajasthan | UGC Accredited


MBA/PGDM

21.00 Lakhs


NIRFranking 17 out of 100 in 2020

Indian Institute of Management - [IIM]
Indian Institute of Management - [IIM] logo

Indian Institute of Management - [IIM]

Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu | UGC Accredited


MBA/PGDM

16.50 Lakhs


NIRFranking 15 out of 100 in 2020

DoMS IIT Madras
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DoMS IIT Madras

Chennai, Tamil Nadu | AICTE Accredited


MBA/PGDM

11.25 Lakhs


NIRFranking 15 out of 75 in 2019

SP Jain Institute of Management and Research
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SP Jain Institute of Management and Research

Mumbai, Maharashtra | AICTE, NBA, AACSB, AMBA Accredited


MBA/PGDM

19.40 Lakhs


NIRFranking 18 out of 100 in 2020

NIT Trichy
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NIT Trichy

Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu | AICTE, UGC, MHRD Accredited


MBA/PGDM

97.25 K


NIRFranking 35 out of 100 in 2020

Great Lakes Institute of Management
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Great Lakes Institute of Management

Chennai, Tamil Nadu | AICTE Accredited


MBA/PGDM

11.76 Lakhs


NIRFranking 23 out of 100 in 2020

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Indian Institute of Management - [IIM]
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Indian Institute of Management - [IIM]

Raipur, Chhattisgarh | AICTE Accredited


MBA/PGDM

7.28 Lakhs


NIRFranking 19 out of 100 in 2020

SIBM Pune
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SIBM Pune

Pune, Maharashtra | AICTE Accredited


MBA/PGDM

9.80 Lakhs


NIRFranking 22 out of 100 in 2020

NMIMS Mumbai
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NMIMS Mumbai

Mumbai, Maharashtra | UGC Accredited


MBA/PGDM

6.02 Lakhs


NIRFranking 24 out of 100 in 2020

IME IIT Kanpur
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IME IIT Kanpur

Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh | AICTE, UGC, NBA Accredited


MBA/PGDM

9.00 Lakhs


NIRFranking 22 out of 75 in 2019

SCMHRD
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SCMHRD

Pune, Maharashtra


MBA/PGDM

9.40 Lakhs


ranking 19 out of 100 in 2020

Indian Institute of Management - [IIM]

MBA/PGDM

8.35 Lakhs


NIRFranking 21 out of 100 in 2020

IIM Shillong
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IIM Shillong

Shillong, Meghalaya | UGC Accredited


MBA/PGDM

1.46 Lakhs


NIRFranking 30 out of 100 in 2020

IFHE Hyderabad
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IFHE Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Telangana | UGC Accredited


MBA/PGDM

8.01 Lakhs


NIRFranking 25 out of 100 in 2020

Indian Institute of Management - [IIM]

MBA/PGDM

7.83 Lakhs


NIRFranking 33 out of 100 in 2020

IMI Delhi
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IMI Delhi

New Delhi, Delhi NCR | AICTE, NBA, AIU Accredited


MBA/PGDM

8.70 Lakhs


NIRFranking 28 out of 100 in 2020

IIM Ranchi
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IIM Ranchi

Ranchi, Jharkhand | MHRD Accredited


MBA/PGDM

15.30 Lakhs


NIRFranking 20 out of 100 in 2020

NITIE Mumbai
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NITIE Mumbai

Mumbai, Maharashtra | AICTE Accredited


MBA/PGDM

7.03 Lakhs


NIRFranking 12 out of 100 in 2020