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Top B Schools In India

Methodology Employed For Ranking

We took samples from credible sources around the web, sources such as these and many more that were available. We deliberately tried to avoid sources which provide scrupulous data that goes against common sense.

Weights were assigned to each of these sources ranking systems, the data was tabulated and the colleges were arranged in order of increasing scores, with the lowest score being the best. Scores here represent the relative rank each college holds at each our source.

Some degree of skewness was expected, like IIM – Indore made the cut at this place, and even though we considered the source survey, it did not make to the final list overall. There are many good institutions which could not make the cut due to such reasons. 

Advantages of this Method

While ranking MBA colleges, there are certain traits that each assessor assumes and sometimes this leads to absurd skewnesss. By considering the  assessors as a sample itself, we are able to present a credible picture of what the B schools ranking represents in general.

 Admission to these Top Colleges

While each college has its own selection criteria, there are certain elements that are pretty common. Most of these colleges have the following stages:

  1. Entrance Test
  2. Profile
  3. Group Discussion/Case Studies/Personal Interview/Group Interviews

The B schools may choose to opt for one or more of the above. Normally, at least two of the three stages mentioned above forms the part of B school admissions in India. So without much adieu, here is the list.

  1. Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
  2. Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta
  3. Indian Institute of Management, Banglore
  4. Xavier Labor Research Institute, Jamshedpur
  5. Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi
  6. Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow
  7. SP Jain Institute of Management, Mumbai
  8. Indian School of Business, Hyderabad
  9. Management Development Institute, Gurgaon
  10. Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Sciences, Mumbai

XLRI, depending on the program, goes for XAT exam, while IIMs, MDI, SP Jain and FMS choose CAT. JBIMS used to have MH CET but would now be taking admission via CMAT. Some colleges allow GMAT too. SP Jain and ISB allow GMAT and focus on profile based admission process.

You can read about the eligibility for the IIMs to see if you are eligible.