CMAT or the Common Management Admission Test is the test for admission to the MBA programmes of all the AICTE approved institutes and university departments of the states. CMAT is an online computer based test that is conducted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), India. A national level admission test it enables the management institutes to select the most suitable students for the management programmes that are approved by AICTE. Although some of the most well-known management institutes take into consideration the scores obtained in this exam, the list of top ten institutes across India that acknowledge this test is as under.
Indian School of Mines University, Dhanbad
The school is located in the mineral-rich region of India in the city of Dhanbad. It was established by the British Indian Government and was formally opened on 9 December 1926 by Lord Irwin who at that time was the viceroy of India. ISM offers various courses in engineering, pure sciences, management and humanities with a focus on engineering.
Sydenham Institute of Management studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education
The college was established in October 1913 and was the first college offering commerce education in entire Asia. The college is affiliated to the University of Mumbai. It offers two full-time courses that are Masters of Management Studies (MMS) and Post Graduate Diploma in Business management (PGDBM). The college also offers scholarships to meritorious students.
Asia-Pacific Institute of Management (AIM)
The management institute is well known for providing excellent placements to its students. The school is approved by AICTE and is also recognized by Association of Indian Universities. The institute has five programmes under its MBA chapter. It has a very distinguished and highly qualified faculty.
Prin. L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research
This business school is counted amongst the best business schools in India. It has its branches in Mumbai and Bangalore with the Mumbai one being the older center. The institute offers programmes across a wide array of industries. The institute is approved by the AICTE.
Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow:
Jaipuria is an AICTE approved group of institutes with its centers in Lucknow, Noida, Jaipur and Indore. It offers two-year full- time Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM). It is one of the premier group of B-schools in India. The institute is AICTE approved and has 'A' grade accreditation by NAAC.
Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship (XIME Bangalore)
XIME is one of the top rated business school in India. The school has fully residential campuses in Bangalore and in Kerala, Kochi. The institute pioneered the Association of BRICS Business Schools (ABBS) that is a platform for management education in Brazil, India, China, South Africa and Russia. It holds the prestigious accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) of the United States. It offers post graduate diploma in Management (PGDM) and Executive/ Entrepreneurship Development Programmes.
Prestige Institute of Management and Research(PIMR)
PIMR is the private institute specializing in Management Education. It is located in the Indore city of Madhya Pradesh. The institute offers courses in MBA, Advertising and Mass communication. It was ranked 36th in B-School Survey 2014 by Business World. The institute is affiliated to Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya and is also approved by AICTE. The institute is ISO 9001:2008certified.
Sri Balaji Society's Balaji Institute of Modern Management (BIMM)
BIMM is a well-known private Business School located in Pune, India. The institute offers two-year Management Diploma Programmes that are approved by the AICTE to its residential students. The school has an MOU with SAP India Pvt. Ltd. For online training course.
Institute of Management Studies, Ghaziabad (IMS Ghaziabad)
The institute was established in 1990 and is accredited to the Uttar Pradesh Technical University. It is approved by the AICTE. The institute is ISO 9001:2008 certified and International Accreditation Organization (IAO) accredited. It has an MOU with Jamia Hamdard and University of Atlanta, USA. The institute offers two years full-time Post Graduate Programme in Business Management.
SDM Institute for Management
Development (SDMIMD) SDMIMD is one of the premier B-Schools of the country. The institute is promoted by the Shree Dharamsthala Manjunatheswara Educational Trust that has been managing educational institutes of repute for the past 42 years. The institute has a 100% placement record and its MBA programme is approved by the AICTE. The institute is in collaboration with Texas A&M University, Shanghai University and the British University Dubai for student exchange programme.