MBA Colleges in India


Top private MBA Colleges in India

1. Symbiosis Institute of Business Studies (SIBM), Pune


Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune was established in 1978. The first few institutions belonging to the Symbiosis Society were affiliated to the University of Pune. Today, SIBM is regarded as one of India’s premier B-school renowned for its high-quality management programs. The programs offered by SIBM are:


  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    • SIBM’s flagship two-year full-time residential program
  • MBA (Innovation & Entrepreneurship)
    • A two-year full-time programme combining innovation and entrepreneurship
  • MBA Executive
    • An intense MBA program for working professionals
  • Post Graduate Diploma (PGD)
    • Non-residential one-year weekend management program

SIBM is affiliated to Symbiosis International (Deemed University), formerly Symbiosis International University is a deemed to be university located in Pune, Maharashtra, India. SIU is part of the Symbiosis Society, which is its managing body.

The society was established in 1971 by S. B. Mujumdar. It was given autonomous status in 2002 by the Ministry of Human Resources Development and since then has opened many more institutes affiliated with it.

The institute has 28 academic institutions spread over ten locations in Pune, Noida, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Nashik. All form part of the Symbiosis Society, with the other institutes in the society being affiliated with other bodies.

2. Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai

Also Known As: Great Lakes Chennai

Great Lakes Institute of Management (also known as Great Lakes or GLIM) is a private business school in India. It was founded in 2004 by Bala V. Balachandran a professor at Kellogg School of Management with its first campus in Chennai. Great Lakes Institute of Management is among the first business schools in India to offer a one year full-time management programme. It’s one year Post-Graduate Program in Management (PGPM) became the first one year full-time management programme to be accredited by India’s higher technical education regulator AICTE in 2008. Since 2012, Great Lakes has also started offering the traditional two-year PGDM programme. Great Lakes is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), UK, one of the three main global accreditation bodies in business education. Great Lakes is the youngest and 7th institute in India to get accreditation from the association. Selection criteria in GLIM is based on CMAT, GMAT, XAT and CAT exams. CAT cut off score is 300.


3. Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development, Pune

Also Known As: SCHMRD

It is a premier institute honing world-class leaders and entrepreneurs. Established in 1993, SCMHRD’s MBA program is one of the most prestigious programs in India. SCMHRD specializes in producing quality talent in the fields of HR, Marketing, Finance, Operations, Infrastructure Management and Business Analytics. Apart from academic excellence, the institute also focuses on equipping the students with the latest technical competencies used in the corporate world. It also provides opportunities to develop their leadership and entrepreneurship skills through various student activities and institute initiatives. Association with National Entrepreneurship Network is one such initiative to breed young entrepreneurs. The Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development was ranked 22 by Business Today‘s “India’s best B-schools 2016” and 12 in India by Outlook India‘s “Top 100 Management Schools” of 2016. Institute offered MBA (MBA, MBA-IM, MBA-BA), MBA EXECUTIVE and PG DIPLOMA. Selection Criteria is based on SNAP exam which is conducted by the Symbiosis University.

4. Prin. LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai

Also Known As: Welingkar

Welingkar was established in 1977, by the S P Mandali, a charitable trust headed by Former Chief Justice of India, Justice Y V Chandrachud and that manages 43 educational institutes in Maharashtra. Academically, Welingkar has the best-planned network of faculty with strong academic and versatile corporate experience. With an expansive campus, Welingkar is the first management institute in the private sector to implement Gigabit Ethernet as a backbone and has an uplink to workgroups. Selection criteria are based on CAT, XAT, CMAT, ATMA, MAH-CET exams. Post Graduate programmes offered by Welingkar:

PGDM (with specializations in Marketing, Finance, HR, Operations)
PGDM Business Design
PGDM Research and Business Analytics
PGDM Health Care Management
PGDM Media & Entertainment
PGDM Rural Management (Emerging Economies)
PGDM Retail Management

5. Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai

Also Known As: LIBA

Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA), established in 1979, is one of India’s premier management institutes. LIBA is managed by Jesuits of the Loyola College Society well-known for their outstanding contribution to higher education. LIBA offers primarily a two-year full-time PGDM course, approved by AICTE and recognized by AIU. It also offers other programmes: Part-time PGDM (AICTE approved), Ph.D. (affiliated to the University of Madras) and one-year executive diploma programmes. Management Development Centre offers various customised programmes (short-term and long-term) with a focus on skill development. LIBA focuses on the holistic formation of students in all quotients, viz., intellectual, social, emotional and spiritual. Admission to the two-year, full-time MBA is through the XAT examination conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur. Since the academic year 2012, LIBA has also accepted CAT scores. Candidates applying to LIBA will be short-listed on the basis of their XAT and CAT scores. Final selection of short-listed candidates is based on a group discussion and a personal interview; these are held at Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Mumbai.

Management Development Centre

LIBA’s Management Development Centre designs, develops and conducts customized programmes to suit industry needs. The focus is on creating skill-development programmes that equip managers with the required expertise.

  • Long-term executive programmes
  • Short-term executive programmes
  • Management development programmes
  • Consultancy


6. Institute of Finance and International Management, Bangalore

Also Known As: IFIM

IFIM Business School is one of the top ranking institutions in India. It has a distinct advantage of being a pioneering premier management institute housed in the hub of the IT industry –in Electronics City, Bangalore. IFIM Business School, Bangalore, is a 23 year old institution and is one of the top business schools in India. It has been consistently ranked as ‘Bangalore’s No. 1 Private B-School’. PGDM is their flagship program, two years fully residential, and they leave no stone unturned to make it rigorous, industry-oriented and knowledge-driven. They have a strong connection with our alumni, as an institution that is more than 23 years old and most of our graduate students are in high positions in the corporate world. With all the hard work and involvement in various activities, a prospective student can also look for fun, and time to pursue one’s own hobbies in the two-year program. IFIM offers the best of infrastructure, state-of-the-art classrooms, labs, hostel rooms, auditorium and 24×7 wi-fi connectivity. Selection Criteria is based on CAT, XAT and GMAT exams.

IFIM offers 3 core programs- PGDM, PGDM (Finance) & PGDM (International Business). In addition, IFIM also offers a PhD program in Management and a range of options for Executive Education. It also offers an MBA degree affiliated to Bangalore University.

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