LIST OF TOP MBA/PGDM COLLEGES IN ANDHRA PRADESH BASED ON 2021 RANKING

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Andhra Pradesh, being one of the biggest and advanced states of our country, is home to 317 management colleges providing MBA/PGDM degrees.

  • There are 23 public colleges and 295 private MBA colleges in Andhra Pradesh.
  • Top MBA colleges in Andhra Pradesh include names like IFMR Graduate School of Business, KL University, Vignan’s Institute of Information Technology (VIIT), IIM Visakhapatnam and Sri Venkateswara University, etc which are one of the Top MBA Colleges in India. 
  • Sri Venkateswara University and NIRD Hyderabad are top MBA colleges in Andhra Pradesh that provide an opportunity for distance learning as well.
  • In total, 6 institutes provide part-time/distance learning MBA programs in Andhra Pradesh.

Top MBA Colleges in Andhra Pradesh: Rankings

Various popular agencies such as NIRF, The Week, Outlook, Times Higher Education, etc. rank best MBA schools of India according to their curriculum, infrastructure, placement, and other significant factors. Here are the rankings of top MBA colleges in Andhra Pradesh by some of the top agencies:

Top MBA Colleges in Andhra Pradesh: NIRF Ranking 2020

NIRF (National Institutional Ranking Framework) is an agency run by the Ministry of Human Resources Development that ranks various Engineering, Management, Nursing colleges of India. Here are the top MBA colleges in Andhra Pradesh as per latest NIRF ranking 2020:

Name of the Institute

NIRF Ranking 2020

NIRF Ranking 2019

Change

Average Annual Fees

IFMR Graduate School of Business

53

47

-6

INR 6,00,000

KL Education Foundation University

70

58

-12

INR 2,66,000

Competing with the best MBA institutes of India, 2 colleges from Andhra Pradesh have secured their place in the top 100 MBA colleges of India.

  • IFMR Graduate School of Business is the best MBA College in Andhra Pradesh as per NIRF ranking. The AIR for the institute is 53 this year, decreasing by 6 positions from rank 47 of last year.
  • Other best MBA colleges in Andhra Pradesh as per NIRF ranking is KL Education Foundation University, also known as KL University.

For management universities, NIRF considers five important factors to rank the universities as mentioned in the chart below:

NIRF Ranking Parameters and Weightage

These 5 factors are assessed based on various sub-factors and a cumulative score is provided to the university.

Top MBA Colleges in Andhra Pradesh: Times B School Ranking

Times B School survey is among the most trustworthy organization that ranks the top 100 MBA institutes in India every year based on a student-centric approach.

Name of the Institute

All India Rank 2019

All India Rank 2018

Change

Annual Average Fee

GITAM Visakhapatnam

49

53

+4

INR 3,00,000

Vignan’s Institute of Information Technology

57

-

-

INR 30,000

  • This year 2 MBA colleges of Andhra Pradesh have made it to the list of top MBA colleges in India as per Times B School ranking.
  • In addition to the above ranking, the GITAM School of Business is also ranked in the top 20 MBA colleges of South India.
  • VIIT has been ranked 57 among the best MBA colleges in India.

Top MBA Colleges in Andhra Pradesh: Jagran Josh Ranking

As per Jagran josh rankings 2019, following are the top MBA colleges in Andhra Pradesh:

Name of the Institute

State Rank 2019

State Rank 2018

Change

Annual Average Fee

GITAM, Visakhapatnam

4

4

0

INR 3,00,000

IFMR

10

10

-

INR 6,00,000

Jagran josh assesses universities on the five factors and in addition to all India Rank, it provides a ranking of top 10 colleges state-wise as well.

  • This year's best MBA institute in Andhra Pradesh is GITAM Institute, Visakhapatnam.
  • Both the top MBA colleges have maintained their rank as that for last year.

Top MBA Colleges in Andhra Pradesh: ROI (Return on Investment)

Return on Investment (ROI) is the major factor that is considered while taking admission in a prestigious course like MBA. ROI is determined by the average fee of the institute and the average package offered by the same. Here are the top MBA colleges in Andhra Pradesh ranked as per their respective ROI:

Name of the institute

Average Annual Fees

Average Package Offered

ROI Rank*

Vignan’s Institute of Information Technology

INR 30,000

INR 3,00,000

1

IIM Visakhapatnam

INR 5,98,000

INR 12,61,000

2

GITAM University

INR 3,00,000

INR 5,20,000

3

KL University

INR 2,66,000

INR 4,50,000

4

IFMR Graduate School of Business

INR 6,00,000

INR 8,70,000

5

*ROI=(Average Placement Package/Average Annual Fees)*100%

As per the data from official websites of the institutes, the following chart shows the comparison of the average annual fee of top MBA colleges in Andhra Pradesh:

  • VIIT Vishakhapatnam is the college offering the lowest average annual package but also charges a very nominal fee of INR 30,000 per annum. Therefore, the best MBA College in Andhra Pradesh according to ROI is VIIT.
  • IIM Visakhapatnam is a public MBA college in Andhra Pradesh that offers the best average package to the students of MBA with an ROI of 110%.
  • Other top MBA institutes of Andhra Pradesh according to ROI are GITAM University, KL University, IFMR Graduate School of Business.

Top MBA Colleges in Andhra Pradesh: Admission Process

There are 315 MBA colleges in Andhra Pradesh among which 24 are public colleges and 271 are private colleges.

Number of Top MBA Colleges in Andhra Pradesh

These colleges offer Full-Time, Part-Time and Distance MBA programs to the students. Below are the top 3 MBA colleges in Andhra Pradesh offering MBA degree in various specializations:

GITAM University 

Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management is a private university in Andhra Pradesh that provides an MBA degree in 8 specializations including General, Hospital Management, HR, etc.

  • GITAM Visakhapatnam offers admission in MBA through any of the valid test scores among CAT, XAT, GMAT, MAT, CMAT or GITAM Online Test.
  • The shortlisting of students from test scores is followed by a group discussion and personal interview.
  • In addition to these 8 MBA courses, GITAM also provides an Executive MBA program that consists of weekend classes for those who have work experience of not less than 2 years after graduation.
  • The university maintains a good placement record for many years. The average package offered to an MBA graduate of this year was INR 5,20,000 and the highest package offered was INR 9,00,000.
  • Till now, 31 companies have visited the campus and recruited more than 80% percent of students in major sectors like Banking & Financial Services, Retail, and FMCG.
  • 81% of the students of MBA final year are placed in companies like Flipkart, Walmart, TVS Motors, etc.

IFMR Graduate School of Business

Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR) Graduate School of Business offers MBA and Ph.D. programs.

  • To take admission in MBA program, candidates should have a valid score in CAT/XAT/CMAT/GMAT/GRE. 
  • Moreover, students need to get at least 60% marks in 10th and 12th standard.
  • After the initial screening of the applications, a Written Ability Test and Personal Interview is conducted.
  • With a 100% placement record at IFMR Graduate School of Business, the institute is offering students an average package of INR 8,70,000.

KL University Guntur

KL Foundation University is another top MBA college in Andhra Pradesh offering MBA in five specializations i.e. Finance, HR, Marketing, Business Analytics, and Healthcare & Hospital Management.

  • The admission in MBA from KL University is subjected to marks in the entrance exam conducted by KL University (KLUBSAT), followed by personal interviews.
  • Students having valid CAT/XAT/MAT/ICAT scores are exempted from KLUBSAT. They have to appear in the personal interview directly.
  • One can apply for admission in MBA from KL University if he/she has appeared in any national level entrance exam or KLUBSAT and have a minimum of 55% marks in graduation.
  • The university is maintaining a 100% placement report from the last 15 years. Recently, about 2200 candidates were placed by KL University through the offices located all around India.

Top MBA Colleges in Andhra Pradesh: Entrance Exam Wise

Mainly all top MBA colleges in Andhra Pradesh accept national level exams like CAT, GMAT, XAT, etc.

Top MBA Colleges in Andhra Pradesh Accepting CAT Score

CAT (Common Admission Test) is a national level entrance exam conducted by IIMs. Similarly, XAT and GMAT are the tests conducted on the national level. Almost every private and public MBA college in Andhra Pradesh accepts CAT/XAT/GMAT score. Following are some of the top MBA colleges in Andhra Pradesh accepting CAT scores:

  • IIM Visakhapatnam
  • IFMR Graduate School of Business
  • GITAM University
  • KL University

Top MBA Colleges in Andhra Pradesh Accepting APICET Score

APICET is a state-level common entrance test conducted for the admissions in MBA courses of various colleges. Some of the best MBA colleges accepting APICET score are:

  • Andhra University
  • Sri Venkateswara University
  • Emeralds Advanced Institute of Management Studies

Some of the colleges of Andhra Pradesh conducts their entrance exam on the university/state level. Some of such colleges are mentioned below:

  • KL University
  • GITAM University

Top MBA Colleges in Andhra Pradesh: Placement Wise

MBA placements are the most influential factor for any college/institute. To pursue MBA from any top MBA college in Andhra Pradesh, one needs to be aware of placement trends of the college. 

The chart given below compares the CTC offered by top MBA colleges in Andhra Pradesh.

CTCs offered in Top MBA Colleges in Andhra Pradesh
  • According to placement reports of the 2017-19 batch, the best MBA College in Andhra Pradesh is IIM Visakhapatnam. The highest package offered by IIM Visakhapatnam is INR 22,00,000.
  • Other top MBA colleges in Andhra Pradesh according to placement are IFMR Graduate School of Business, GITAM University, KL University.
  • All of the above-mentioned colleges have a 100% placement record for the MBA course.

Top MBA Colleges in Andhra Pradesh for Finance

In this era of a financial revolution, the finance industry is offering tremendous job opportunities to MBA graduates. Some of the best MBA College in Andhra Pradesh for MBA in Finance are:

  • GITAM University
  • IFMR Graduate School of Business
  • KL University
  • Vignan Institute of Information Technology
  • Sri Venkateswara University

Top MBA Colleges in Andhra Pradesh for PGDM

Many students nowadays opt for PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management) and pursue their dream careers. Below are some of the top MBA colleges in Andhra Pradesh offering PGDM:

  • IFMR, Graduate School of Business
  • IIM, Visakhapatnam

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Top MBA Colleges in Andhra Pradesh: FAQs

Ques. Which MBA college is considered to be the best in Andhra Pradesh?

Ans. As per NIRF (National Institute Ranking Framework) rankings, IFMR Graduate School of Business is the best MBA College in Andhra Pradesh which has secured All India Rank 47. However, as per some other agencies, GITAM University is the best university to pursue MBA from Andhra Pradesh

Ques. Does IIM Visakhapatnam provide BBA or dual (BBA + MBA) degree?

Ans. No, IIM Vishakhapatnam provides only postgraduate degrees and diplomas. The courses offered by IIM Visakhapatnam are MBA and PGDM.

Ques. List top 3 MBA colleges in Andhra Pradesh.

Ans. Top 3 MBA colleges as per various factors like placement, fee, ROI, etc. are-

  • IIM Visakhapatnam
  • IFMR Graduate School of Business
  • GITAM University

Ques. Which is the best management college in Andhra Pradesh providing a PGDM degree?

Ans. Apart from MBA, PGDM is another popular degree in the management stream. The IIM, Visakhapatnam provides a PGDM degree in Andhra Pradesh in two specializations.

Ques. Can we apply for admission in IIM Visakhapatnam without CAT?

Ans. No, all IIMs provide admissions based on official CAT scores since the CAT is conducted by IIMs themselves.

Ques. Which is the state level entrance exam to take admission in top MBA colleges in Andhra Pradesh?

Ans. The State Level Entrance exam conducted by Andhra Pradesh is APICET for admissions in MBA.

Ques. What is the average package offered to an MBA graduate from top MBA colleges of Andhra Pradesh?

Ans. The Average CTC offered varies with college. Usually, students will get between INR 3,00,000 to INR 12,00,000 as their average annual package after getting placed from campus.

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