Started in the year 1965, Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) is affiliated to the University of Mumbai and the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. It is one of the oldest and best B-schools in India.
Following is the list of programmes offered by JBIMS:
|Type of Programme||Name of the Programme|
|Part Time Programmes||
JBIMS takes admission on the basis of either CAT, MAH-CET or GMAT scores. Indian students can only apply either through CAT scores or MAH-CET scores. The institute has a defined cutoff basis which the students are streamlined before calling them for the selection process.
JBIMS initially shortlists on the basis of their CAT or MAH-CET score. In order to qualify the phase one of the selection process, the candidates must secure the minimum cutoff in either of the two exams mentioned above.
|Student Category||CAT Score (Percentile)||MH-CET Score (Percentile)|
|PIO and children of Indian workers in gulf countries||85||85|
NOTE: Securing the cutoff mentioned above does not guarantee admission in JBIMS. The score of students who get shortlisted may be higher than this.
Selection is done in two phases for all types of programmes. Check table for reference:
|Programme||Phase 1||Phase 2|
|MMS / MSc Finance||Candidates are shortlisted based on their overall performance in either CAT or MAH-CET. Score of each section of either of the exams is evaluated.||Shortlisted students are then called for personal assessment where they have to clear the Group Activity, Writing Ability Test and Personal Interview rounds.|
|Part-time programmes||Selection is done strictly on the basis of MAH-CET score and the application of the student (previous academic performance).||In Phase 2 the candidates have to clear the Written Test and the Personal Interview in order to be selected for JBIMS.|
Usually, if a candidate scores 153 out 200 in MAH-CET, he must have secured 99 percentile in the exam, however, in order to secure 100 percentile, a candidate will have to score close to 163 – 165 marks in MAH-CET. Apart from the CAT or MAH-CET score, the candidate also needs a strong academic background.
Following are few of the things that the institute considers before shortlisting a candidate for the MMS programme:
- Past academic performance (10th, 12th and graduation)
- Quality & content of the answers in the application form
- Quality of work experience and organisations that a candidate has worked for (if any)
- Extra-curricular activities and other accomplishments of the candidate
All these components add up to the total composite score of the candidate based on the weightage each of the components. JBIMS has structured the weightage of every component in both the rounds i.e. AR and IPA.
Components and Weights: Evaluation of Candidate's Profile (AR)
|CAT / MAH-CET Score||60|
|Marks in 10th, 12th and Graduation||15|
|Extra-curricular / Work Experience||20|
Components and Weights: In-Person Assessment Round (IPA)
Composite Score = 0.60 (AR) + 0.40 (IPA)
The final selection of candidates is done on the basis of the composite scores awarded to each candidate.