The pursuit of MBA candidates should not be limited to IIMs because there are several other top non IIM colleges under cat that provide top class education and comparatively high standard of competitive environment. So, if you do not get through the minimum requirements of an IIM institute, do not panic. There are several other top non-IIM MBA colleges in India that offer the similar structure and environment for MBA that is competitive enough to the IIMs. Here, we share a list of non-IIM MBA colleges/institutes that can be considered by you as an alternative for IIMs.
1. FMS: Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi
FMS is another popular business school that is recognised across the country for not just its academic programs but also the training programs, research it provides and the consultancy that it has to offer. The long-term programs that one can apply to include the full-time MBA, executive MBA, executive MBA in health care administration and also bachelors and doctoral programs. The entry to FMS institute is through CAT score but the cut-off percentile set is not too high and one can easily get through with a score of 85% and above.
2. SPJIMR: S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai
Another competent institute is SP Jain based in Mumbai with a variety of management courses. The selection criteria comprise of CAT percentile or the XAT score depending on what the individual has appeared for. Of the various programs offered by the institute, post graduate diploma in management and post graduate program in management are the most popular ones and the MBA aspirants can go for either of them post their entrance results. The institute also provides executive management program and a family managed business program for those looking for something out of the league.
3. MDI: Management Development Institute, Gurgaon
This institute is located in Gurgaon and there are this institute provides a variety of academic programs to choose from. The academic programs offered by the institute include postgraduate program in management, postgraduate program in human resource management, post graduate program in international management, national management program, fellow program in management, executive fellow program in management and also post graduate diploma in public policy and management. The institute accepts CAT scores and the cut-off percentile falls within a decent range.
4. JBIMS: Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai
JBIMS is another popular institute to which the candidates can apply. It is affiliated to the Mumbai University and has been ranked 16th by Business Today in the year 2014. It offers part time as well as full-time courses with masters in human resource development, marketing management, information management, and financial management. It accepts CAT score for full-time courses and in case of part time programs MH-CET results are acceptable. The CT percentile accepted here is higher than other institutes in the list but much lower than the IIMs. Thus, it can be another viable option for MBA aspirants looking for institutes other than IIMs.
5. Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai
With a student to faculty ratio of 21:1 and an all India rank of 5. This institute can be another probable bet for you when you want to find a place other than IIM for next two years. The post graduate diploma in management offered by this institute is a full-time course with duration of two years. The institute accepts the scores of a variety of national level exams inclusive of CAT. There are a variety of students from different parts of the country who enroll for a management program in this college. Thus, a diversity rich institute can be a good option to gain a variety of experiences during the master’s level program.
Through this comprehensive list of institutes that accept CAT scores, the potential candidates can stay hopeful even if they are not able to crack IIMs. If you are the one looking for a competitive institute other than IIM, you should go ahead with either of these institutes with high expectations. They have an exceptional set of professors and exemplary placement opportunities that would make you stand out in the crowd of MBA pass outs.
So, go ahead, do not lose hope, and find the best institute that suits all your requirements.
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