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Master of Business Administration (MBA) is regarded as one of the most popular degrees in India. As there are many students who apply for MBA admissions in India year after year, a lot of private MBA colleges have come up in the country in the last decade. Many of these are considered as the top private MBA colleges in India and offer different MBA specializations to students. Admissions to MBA courses at these private MBA colleges of India are on the basis of the entrance exam score, group discussion and personal interview rounds.
While you are preparing yourself for the next MBA admission season in India, we are sure you would be going through a list of colleges to target. With so many MBA colleges to choose from, we have prepared a list of the top private MBA colleges in India which you can consider if you are not targetting government-owned colleges such as the IIMs. Since the CAT selection process for IIMs is a tough nut to crack, it is a good idea to shortlist some of the best private MBA colleges in India and apply for the MBA admission process 2021 accordingly.
Before shortlisting your preferred colleges, we suggest you carefully understand the fee structure, number of seats, specializations offered and the overall review and accreditation of each of these private MBA colleges.
Top Private MBA Colleges in India
Following is a list of the best MBA private colleges in India that are well-known for their academic excellence, faculty, training and placement opportunities, and have received recognition from and are recognized by management and academic experts for their dedication towards providing quality management education.
|Name of the College/ Institute||Location||Courses Offered||Entrance Exams Accepted||Course Fees Range (Approx)|
|Xavier School of Management (XLRI)||Jamshedpur||XAT, GMAT||Rs. 8,50,000 - Rs. 20,00,000|
|Indian School of Business (ISB)||Hyderabad||GMAT, GRE||Rs. 30,41,000 - Rs. 47,55,000|
|S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR)||Mumbai||CAT, XAT, GMAT||Rs. 7,50,000 - Rs. 19,60,000|
|Management Development Institute (MDI)||Gurgaon||CAT, GMAT, MDI Test||Rs. 9,73,000-Rs.25,00,000|
|Institute of Management Technology (IMT)||Ghaziabad||CAT||Rs. 6,00,000 - Rs. 17,50,000|
|Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS)||Mumbai||NMAT by GMAC||Rs. 5,50,000 - Rs. 9,25,000|
|International Management Institute (IMI)||Delhi||XAT, CAT, GMAT||Rs.11,00,000 - Rs. 16,49,000|
|T.A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI)||Manipal||CAT, XAT, GMAT, MAT||Rs.16,90,000|
|Institute of Rural Management (IRMA)|
|IRMA, MAT, CAT, ATMA||Rs. 10,10,000 - Rs. 11,60,000|
|FORE School of Management||Delhi||GMAT, XAT, CAT||Rs. 13,00,000 - Rs. 14,98,000|
|Goa Institute of Management||Goa||CAT, XAT, GMAT||Rs. 11,96,000 - Rs. 15,98,000|
|Great Lakes Institute of Management||Chennai||CAT, GMAT, CMAT, XAT||Rs. 16,65,000 - Rs. 18,94,000|
|Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA)||Chennai||CAT, XAT||Rs. 6,01,000 - Rs. 12,70,970|
|Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research||Mumbai||CAT, XAT, ATMA, CMAT, GMAT||Rs. 11,00,000|
|Symbiosis Institute of Business Management||Pune||SNAP||Rs. 6,10,000 - Rs. 17,06,000|
|Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management||Delhi||CAT||Rs. 3,25,000 - Rs. 10,89,200|
|Jagan Institute of Management Studies||Delhi||CAT, CMAT, XAT, MAT||Rs. 7,15,000|
|Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS)||Pune||SNAP||Rs. 4,06,000 - Rs. 13,97,050|
|ITM Business School||Navi Mumbai||CAT||Rs. 8,00,000 - Rs. 10,25,000|
|PSG Institute of Management||Coimbatore|
MAT, CAT, TANCET
Rs. 8,00,000 (approx.)
Note: The colleges and management institutions mentioned above have the discretion to make changes in the fees. Candidates are advised to cross-check the fees and other important information on the official website of the respective website of the college.
Other Popular Private MBA Colleges in India
Here are some other private colleges that are well known for their MBA programmes.
Name of College
Entrance Exams Accepted
C SAT, CAT, MAT, CMAT
Rs. 3,20,000 - Rs. 4,50,000
KIITEE MGT, CAT, CMAT, XAT, MAT
SAGE JEE, CAT, CMAT
BAT, CAT, XAT, MAT, CMAT
Rs. 5,82,000 - Rs. 7,96,000
GITAM Online Test, CAT, CMAT, GMAT, MAT, XAT
Rs. 3,98,000 - Rs. 8,50,000
KLUBSAT, CAT, ICET, MAT, XAT
Rs. 5,00,000 - Rs. 5,30,000
Alliance-AMAT, CAT, CMAT, GMAT, MAT, XAT, KMAT
Rs. 2,45,000 - Rs. 13,50,000
LPUNEST, CAT, MAT, XAT, CMAT
Rs. 1,16,000 - Rs. 8,00,000
CAT, CMAT, XAT, MAT, ATMA
Rs. 1,60,000 - Rs. 5,34,000
Amity Test, CAT, XAT, NMAT, GMAT, MAT
|Rs. 1,02,000 - Rs. 8,64,000|
Top Private MBA Colleges in India 2020: Application Form
Candidates who are looking for admission at any private college in India need to submit the application form of the college along with the application fee before the last date. They can either download the application form from the official website of the college or they can directly fill the application form available on the college website. Candidates must note that they can also apply for admission to any MBA college in India, by filling our Common Application Form.
The admission process for MBA colleges has already started. Before applying for the admissions, aspirants should check the eligibility criteria, selection procedure, and Management entrance exams required.
CollegeDekho wishes all the MBA aspirants all the best!