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Top 10 Colleges Other than IIMs to AIM for

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CAT (Common Aptitude Test) is conducted by IIMs annually as an entrance test into the top B-Schools. Indian Institute of Management are arguably the best B- Schools of India (barring few exceptions). Above all, Masters Business management (MBA) is a 2 year program in colleges/universities which provide admission into courses awarding diploma and degrees depending upon the nature of the institution.

Not to forget, CAT (Common Aptitude Test) is scheduled on 24 November 2019, just a few days ahead. Revise thoroughly and Be calm.

 

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

 

  • Generally a two year program (Executive program for one year)
  • MBA is Generally a full course. However, Diploma (PG Diploma) are provided broadly in three fields :
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Human Resource (HR)

Here, each domain covers essential part of managing a business entity from people, process, selling, managing taxes and accounts

Be it any field in the management course. It has advantages over other courses in terms of good packages. Most importantly, the best packages (salaries) are in MBA.

 

So, here are the top colleges other than IIMs which you should aim for :

 

  • FMS (Faculty of Management Studies), Delhi

The FMS is the department in Delhi University which provides for management studies. Earlier it used to have its own exam but now has started accepting CAT scores for shortlisting candidates for Interview. As compared to other B-schools its fees is also very less.

  • Fees – 2 lakh INR
  • Exam – CAT
  • Cut off – 98 percentile
  • Average Placement Package – 20+ lakh INR Annually

 

  • XLRI (Xaviers Labour Research Institute), Jamshedpur

The School was founded in 1949 in Jharkhand by a society. The School is at par with the top IIM in terms of quality and education. To get into XLRI one has clear XAT (Xaviers Aptitude Exam) with a good score. The XAT exam is conducted for Xavier colleges. However, other top B-School (Like SPJIMR, BITM) accepts its score at lower or same cut off. 

  • Fees – 24 lakh INR
  • Exam – XAT
  • Cut off – 95 percentile
  • Average Placement Package – 21+ lakh INR Annually

 

  • JBIMS (Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies), Mumbai

The school was founded in 1965. The Institute is ranked among the top 10 and top 15 B- schools in India by various sources. Most importantly, the program intake is around 120. Likewise, the college also provides for a PhD program also. 

  • Fees – 6 lakh INR
  • Exam – CAT/MAH CET/XAT/CMAT/MAT
  • Cut off – 98 – 99 percentile
  • Average Placement Package – 18 lakh INR Annually

 

  • SPJIMR (S.P Jain Institute of Management and Research), Mumbai

SP Jain Institute of Management was established in 1981. The institute is Mumbai and Delhi both. The Delhi Institute is recently established in 2017. It provides courses both executive (one year program for those with experience) and also a 2 year program for regular students.

  • Fees – 16 lakh INR
  • Exam – CAT/GMAT/XAT
  • Cut off – 80 – 85 percentile
  • Average Placement Package – 20+ lakh INR Annually

 

  • IIFT (Indian Institute of Foreign Trade), Delhi and Kolkata

Set up by the government of India in 1963, to increase export efficiency, Foreign Trade management, International business management  etc. Its an autonomous organisation under the Government. Its unique feature is that it provides MBA weekend program with a minimum of three year experience in managerial field. It provides MBA in International Business.

  • Fees – 16 lakh INR
  • Exam – IIFT Entrance test
  • Cut off – 34- 36 score as cut off (out of 100)
  • Average Placement Package – 20+ lakh INR Annually

 

  • SIBM (Symbiosis Institute Business Management), Pune

Symbiosis Institute or group of institutes. It was established in 1978. Furthermore, the Symbiosis group of institutes are one of the top B-Schools in the country. Symbiosis has total of 15 institutes which provide masters in Business and Technology related fields. One can apply for Communications, Health business, Media, Information Technology, Banking and Finance etc.

SIBM pune is best college for MBA when it comes to Symbiosis group of institutes. Also to note is SCMHRD which has good HR program.

  • Fees – 15-18 lakh INR
  • Exam – SNAP test
  • Cut off –  97-98 Percentile
  • Average Placement Package – 12- 15 lakh INR Annually

 

  • NITIE (National Institute of Industrial Training), Mumbai

Established in 1963 NITIE is premier institute Industrial Management and Industrial Engineering. It was established with the help ILO and UNDP to provide solutions to complex industrial problems. Moreover,  it offers industry relevant PG Diploma. 

For PG Diploma in Industrial Management

  • Fees – 8-9 lakh INR
  • Exam – CAT
  • Cut off – 95 percentile
  • Average Placement Package – 19+ lakh INR Annually

 

  • NMIMS (Narsee Monjee Institute of Management), Mumbai

It was established in 1981. The institute got deemed status in 2003. Most importantly, its Online MBA and other programs are UGC approved. Above all, it is Accredited A+ University By NAAC. One of the Better things that NMIMS entrance test (called NMAT) has to offer is scope for improvement. This means that one can give 3 exams starting from October. So, even if one’s exam goes average, one has two more chances.

  • Fees – 18 lakh INR
  • Exam – NMAT
  • Cut off – Around 208 score
  • Average Placement Package – 15-17 lakh INR Annually

 

 

  • TISS (Tata Institute of Social Science), HR program, Mumbai

Tata Institute of Social Sciences is one of the renowned institutions in the country. It provides a range of courses in the field of Social sector. However, it has a Masters in HR (Human Resource), which has good placements at par with IIMs. TISSNET exam is conducted annually for programs offered by TISS ranging from Disaster Mgmt, Social work, Climate change studies etc. Most Importantly, TISSNET Pattern has changed from this year (2019). 

For HRM program,

  • Fees – 2 lakh INR
  • Exam – TISSNET
  • Cut off – 75 score (75/100)
  • Average Placement Package – 18 lakh INR Annually

 

 

  • IMT (Institute of Management Technology), Ghaziabad

An Accredited institution which provides for Post graduate diploma courses in management field. Subsequently, it was established in 1980 as a Not for profit organisation (NPO). Even more, it provides both executive and graduate MBA programs. IMT accepts both CAT and XAT scores for admission.

  • Fees – 17 lakh INR
  • Exam – CAT/XAT/GMAT
  • Cut off – 85 – 90 percentile
  • Average Placement Package – 14 lakh INR Annually

To conclude,

These were Top 10 colleges other than IIMs which you can certainly target when you are preparing for CAT/XAT and other exams to B-schools.

You can also check – MBA HR/Finance/Marketing  

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