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Kerala has a total of 166 colleges that offer BBA in full-time and part-time. Out of the 166 total colleges, 130 are private colleges and 36 are public colleges offering BBA.

  • Some of the top BBA colleges in Kerala include Kerala University, Calicut University, Mahatma Gandhi University, Amity Global Business School, etc.
  • A total of 3 BBA colleges offer part-time education which are, University of Kerala, School of Distance Education Thiruvananthapuram, Mahatma Gandhi University School of Distance Education, University of Calicut, School of Distance Education.
  • Kerala University is the best university that offers a BBA program in Kerala as per its rankings in various ranking lists like NIRF, The Week, Outlook Rankings, etc. 

Top BBA Colleges in Kerala: Rankings

Various ranking agencies in India has ranked management colleges that offer BBA programs. Ranking agencies like NIRF, Outlook iCare and Times B-School rank the colleges on the basis of a number of parameters. Agencies like NIRF have their own parameters on the basis of which scores are assigned which are then calculated to a final score. Some parameters are Placement Report, Teacher Student Ratio, etc.

Top BBA Colleges in Kerala: NIRF Ranking

National Institutional Ranking Framework or NIRF is an annual ranking of colleges in India. The ranking lists are prepared by the Ministry of HRD under the Government of India. For BBA colleges in India, the overall ranking lists of NIRF have been referred to for 2019 and 2020.

The following table shows the ranking of top BBA colleges in Kerala by NIRF: 

College Name

NIRF Ranking 2020

NIRF Ranking 2019


Average Annual Fees

Kerala University




INR 24,000

Mahatma Gandhi University




INR 18,000

Calicut University




INR 9,000

NIRF ranks all the colleges in its various lists on the basis of scores assigned to a set of parameters they have. The 5 parameters and their individual weightage to the total score have been demonstrated through the chart below.

NIRF Ranking Parameters and Weightage

Top BBA Colleges in Kerala: The Week Ranking

The Week is, as the name says, a weekly news magazine that publishes all the latest news in the nation. The magazine conducts a survey together with Hansa Research to find out the best colleges in India. The magazine has ranked the Albertian Institute of Management at 147th rank among the management category in 2019. Last year, it did not participate in the ranking. 

Top BBA Colleges in Kerala: Business Today Ranking

Business Today is a part of the India Today news group that publishes all the latest news about the economy or business in India, once every fortnight. The magazine has been publishing a ranking list of all the best colleges in India.

The table below lists the one college from Kerala that has a BBA program in its catalog.

College Name

Business Today 2019 rank

Business Today 2018 rank

Change in rank

Average Annual Fee

D.C. School of Management and Technology



- 16

INR 18,000

Top BBA Colleges in Kerala: ROI (Return on Investment)

Return on Investment or ROI is an important aspect while deciding on a college. ROI is defined as the return one can expect from a degree while placed in a job in respect of the course fees that are paid. The table below lists top BBA colleges in Kerala with their ROIs.

College Name

Average Annual Fee

Average Placement Package

ROI Rank*

Farook College

INR 2,290

INR 2,40,000


Mahatma Gandhi University

INR 9,000

INR 92,181


St. Teresa’s College INR 22,000 INR 2,10,000 3
Amity Global Business School INR 73,325 INR 3,00,000 4
Amrita Viswa Vidyapeetham Amritapuri INR 82,200 INR 2,19,000 5

Top BBA Colleges in Kerala: Admission Process

Admission in top BBA colleges in Kerala is on the basis of merit scored in the previous qualifying examination. It involves the submission of mark sheets and transcripts of all previous educational endeavors. Students are then granted a seat on the basis of how they have scored in comparison to other applicants. 

Number of Top BBA Colleges in Kerala

Jain University, Kerala conducts its own entrance exam for admission and it is necessary for everyone to appear in the test to be eligible for admission. They are also judged on the merit of their 10+2 level examination marks too.

Mahatma Gandhi University

Mahatma Gandhi University is counted as one of the top three colleges in Kerala that offers BBA program at the undergraduate level. It has been ranked at 49th in NIRF Ranking 2020.

  • Mahatma Gandhi University’s campus is 110 acres and is located in Kottayam.
  • MGU’s BBA program is General BBA and is delivered over three years.
  • For the academic year of 2016-17, the total student enrollment was 50 at the undergraduate level.
  • The average CTC of Mahatma Gandhi University was INR 92,181 for the BBA graduates who sat for placements.

Kerala University

Kerala University has also been ranked in the top colleges' list in Kerala that has a BBA program for its students. It managed to secure 42nd position in the NIRF’s Overall ranking list in 2020.

  • The University of Kerala was established in 1937 and is one of the first 16 universities in India.
  • Kerala University has a General BBA program. The full-time BBA program is delivered over three years.
  • The average annual fee for the BBA program is INR 36,000.

Calicut University

Calicut University is the largest university in Kerala. It has more than 480 colleges with an annual Intake of over 1 Lakh students. It has been ranked at 76th in the overall category of NIRF Ranking 2020. 

  • Calicut University offers a General BBA program over a duration of 3 years.
  • Admission to the course is offered on the basis of marks scored in the 12th class. Candidates need to appear in UG CAP round, a centralized counseling process as per their marks in 10+2.
  • To be eligible for admission, one must secure at least 50% marks in any subject combination. The students belonging to reserved categories are provided with a relaxation of 5%. 

Top BBA Colleges in Kerala: Placement Wise

All students who are studying in BBA programs can sit for a placement drive where they sit for interviews for jobs. It is similar to that of a postgraduate placement drive. Students who opt for higher studies do not sit for the placement drive.

  • The average annual package in most BBA colleges in Kerala is around INR 3,00,000 per annum.
  • The number of recruiters that visited the colleges was higher than 50.
  • Some companies or recruiters that frequented all colleges are Berger Paints, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Kotak Securities, Royal Bank of Scotland, Amazon, Reliance, Nerolac, etc.

The following chart depicts the average placement package in some of the colleges in Kerala.

CTCs offered in Top BBA Colleges in Kerala

Top BBA Colleges in Kerala for Finance

Finance is one sector where companies are always on the lookout for the best graduates from colleges. Some of the highest-paying jobs are in finance and jobs are in banks, securities market, stock market, etc. The colleges in Kerala that have BBA in Finance specialization are:

  • Calicut University, Calicut
  • Christ College, Thrissur
  • Dayapuram Arts and Science College for Women, Calicut
  • MES Kalladi College, Mannarkad
  • Jain University, Kochi

Top BBA Colleges in Kerala for Tourism Management

Tourism is a sector that also provides jobs to BBA graduates every year. It is a busy sector that generates lots of revenue. The top BBA colleges in Kerala for Tourism Management are mentioned below: 

  • Oriental School of Hotel Management Lakkidi, Wayanad
  • Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam
  • AV Abdurahiman Haji Arts and Science College, Kozhikode
  • Jain University, Kochi
  • Providence Women’s College, Calicut

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Top BBA Colleges in Kerala: FAQs

Ques. Which is the best college for BBA in Kerala?

Ans. Kerala University is the best college as ranked by multiple agencies. Other colleges include Mahatma Gandhi University and Calicut University.

Ques. What are the fees for BBA in Kerala?

Ans. BBA fees for any college in Kerala ranges from INR 2,000 to INR 3 lakh.

Ques. Which BBA specialization is the best?

Ans. Currently, BBA in Business Analytics is in demand closely followed by Finance, Marketing, and HR.

Ques. Which college offers the highest CTC in Kerala?

Ans. The highest CTC has been recorded from Amity Global Business School. The students were offered an CTC of INR 3 LPA. 

Ques. Which entrance exam is required for BBA admission in Kerala?

Ans. Admission is on merit basis in the top BBA colleges in Kerala

Ques. Is Calicut University good for BBA?

Ans. Calicut University has been ranked in high positions by many agencies and also has a high average annual CTC.

Ques. What is the duration of a full-time BBA degree?

Ans. A full-time BBA degree is delivered over three years in 6 semesters total.

Ques. Is there any distance education BBA colleges?

Ans. There are two colleges that offer a BBA course through a distance in Kerala.

Ques. How many public colleges are there offering BBA in Kerala?

Ans. There are 130 private BBA colleges and 36 colleges that are public that offer BBA in Kerala. 

Ques. Is Mahatma Gandhi University the best colleges for BBA in Kerala?

Ans. Mahatma Gandhi University is a highly ranked college after Kerala University’s BBA.

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