MBA admissions in Punjab for the academic session 2019-20 begin in January/ April 2019 with the online application process for the admission to MBA courses. Punjab is one of the favourable destinations for pursuing an MBA course in India, as most of the B-Schools across the state accept the score of all the popular national-level management entrance exams. Certain deemed universities in Punjab such as Chandigarh University and Lovely Professional University are also popular for their management courses. Panjab University’s Institute of Advanced Management Sciences is one of the most sought-after institutes for MBA aspirants in Punjab. Private universities and Panjab University conduct separate entrance for management courses. Punjab MBA aspirants can check all the details pertaining to MBA admissions in Punjab/ Punjab MBA admissions here.
Entrance Exams Accepted by Punjab MBA Colleges:
CMAT and MAT scores are widely accepted across various management colleges in Punjab. Students with a valid score in these exams can get admission in government and private MBA colleges across the state. Deemed universities conduct separate entrance exams for admission to management courses only to those students who do not have a valid MAT/ CAT/ CMAT score. For admissions in Panjab University’s Institute of Advanced Management Sciences accept PU MET score for MBA courses. The list of entrance exams applicable for MBA admissions in Punjab are listed below: -
- PU MET (Panjab University Management Entrance Test)
- CUSAT (Chandigarh University Scholarship Aptitude Test)
- LPU NEST (MBA) – National Entrance and Scholarship Test
Eligibility Criteria for MBA Admissions in Punjab:
Basic Requirements: For MBA admissions Punjab, the minimum qualification required is a Bachelor’s degree in any stream. The MBA applicants must have at least 50% of marks or aggregate percentage in Bachelor’s degree to be considered for the admission in Punjab MBA colleges.
Entrance Exam: Students aspiring to get admission in Lovely Professional University and Chandigarh University must have a valid MAT/ CMAT score. Students who do not have a valid CMAT/ MAT score must apply for LPU NEST for LPU or CUSAT for Chandigarh University. Panjab University conducts LPU MET for PG management courses. The rest of the MBA colleges in Punjab either accept CMAT/ MAT/ XAT/ CAT score.
Domicile Rules: Students aspiring to get admission in government management colleges in Punjab must belong to Punjab state. However, there are no domicile rules for deemed universities and private MBA colleges.
Punjab MBA Admission Procedure and Important Dates:
The MBA admission procedure in Punjab is purely based on merit, i.e., marks scored by the candidates in the entrance exam, performance in GD, PI and percentage in UG degree.
PU MET 2019 Important Dates:
PU MET 2019 online application submission commencement date
January 7, 2019
PU MET 2019 online application submission closing date
February 25, 2019
Corrections in PU MET 2019 application form
March 11, 2019
Submission of printout of PU MET 2019 application form
March 14, 2019
Availability of PU MET 2019 admit card
March 13, 2019
PU MET 2019 entrance exam date
March 16, 2019
PU MET 2019 results announcement date
April 29, 2019
Note: PU MET 2019 exam will take place only in Chandigarh.
CUSAT 2019 and LPU NEST 2019 Important Dates:
Chandigarh University has commenced the online application process for Chandigarh University Scholarship Aptitude Test (CUSAT) on September 01, 2018, for the academic session 2019-21. Students can apply until May 31, 2019, for CUSAT. LPU NEST applications for MBA will begin in January or March 2019.
Click on the links below for the dates of other entrance exams: -
- MAT 2019 Important Dates
- CMAT 2019 Important Dates
- CAT 2019 Important Dates
- XAT 2019 Important Dates
Punjab MBA Selection Process:
PU MET 2019 Selection Process: PU MET 2019 selection process for the MBA course is based on Written Exam, i.e., PU MET (85% weightage), Group Discussion (7.5% Weightage) and Personal Interview (7.5% Weightage). The results of PU MET 2019 will be announced only after Personal Interview and Group Discussion.
Selection Process based on Other Entrance Exams: Most colleges offer MBA admission to students based on MAT/ CMAT score. Only some colleges may conduct GD and PI for MBA admissions. Compared to other states, the MBA admission process in Punjab is simple. These colleges reserve seats for CMAT/ MAT/ CAT/ XAT candidates under the state quota and only Punjab residents are allowed to take admission under this quota.
Direct MBA Admission/ Management Quota Admission: Candidates without a valid score in any of the above-mentioned management entrance exams could take direct admission or management quota admission. However, the fee charged under management quota admissions is higher than state quota fees.
Note: IIM Amritsar accepts only CAT score for PG management admissions. The final selection is based on CAT score, GD and PI.
Punjab MBA Admission Reservation Policy:
Reserved category candidates and women students will have a reservation in MBA seats that come under state quota. Panjab University strictly follows the reservation policy for MBA admissions. Private colleges are free to fill the seats under management quota and reservation policies do not apply for such admissions.
Documents Required for MBA Admission in Punjab:
The following are the mandatory documents required to take MBA admission in Punjab: -
- Domicile Certificate (only for candidates applying under state quota)
- Class 10 Certificate
- Proof of Identity
- Class 12 Certificate
- Category Certificate (applicable to reserved categories)
- UG Marks Sheet and Provisional Certificate
- Transfer Certificate (TC)
- Score Card and Admit Card of Entrance Test
Top MBA Colleges in Punjab:
Here is the list of some of the top MBA colleges in Punjab: -
- IIM Amritsar
- GNA University
- University Institute of Advanced Management Sciences, Panjab University
- Lovely Professional University
- Chandigarh University
- Guru Nanak Dev University
- Punjabi University – School of Management
- Chandigarh Business School of Administration
- Baba Farid College of Management and Technology
- ISB Mohali
- GIAN Jyoti Institute of Management and Technology
- Punjab Institute of Management and Technology
- Chitkara Business School – Chitkara Deemed University
- Rayat Bahra University
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