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

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The top MBA colleges in Bangalore according to placement include IIM Bangalore, XIME Bangalore, and SIBM Bangalore. These colleges are ranked by ranking agencies like NIRF and others and many of them charge low fees for MBA education.

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  • There are 234 MBA colleges in Bangalore, comprising 213 private and 21 public MBA colleges.
  • NIRF has ranked IIM Bangalore as the 2nd best MBA college in India in the list released for 2021 survey.
  • Admission in IIM Bangalore are done through CAT and GMAT for Domestic and International Students respectively. For 2-year fulltime MBA program, IIM Bangalore fees is INR 23,00,000 apart from other small charges like Caution Money and Hostel Charges.

Continue reading this article for useful data like Cutoff scores, fees, placements and admission process of the top colleges.

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Top MBA Colleges in Bangalore: Ranking

Every year, various ranking agencies release the list of top colleges in India divided into different categories like top MBA colleges in India. These rankings are based on different parameters like Faculty Quality, Perception of the University, Placements and Research Support. Listed below are some of the rankings for top MBA colleges in Bangalore as released by different agencies.

Top MBA Colleges in Bangalore: NIRF Ranking 2021

The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) releases the most authentic list of top universities in India every year. In the latest NIRF Ranking, the framework has ranked IIM Bangalore as the best MBA college in Bangalore.

The following list mentions these colleges with the fee structure.

College Name NIRF Ranking 2021 NIRF Ranking 2019 Change Average Annual Fees
IIM Bangalore 2 1 -1 INR 10,70,000
Alliance University 39 42 +3 INR 7,00,000

IIM Bangalore and Alliance University are the only institutes which are managing to rank since the last year.

  • In 2017, XIME Bangalore was also ranked by the agency at 50th position in India.
  • While IIM Bangalore has been replaced by IIM Ahmedabad at the top spot this year, Alliance University has managed to improve its position by 3 ranks.

The different parameters involved in the ranking and their weightage are shown in the chart below.

Top MBA Colleges in Bangalore: Dalal Street Ranking

Given below is a table showing the ranking of top MBA colleges in Bangalore in 2019 by Dalal Street. Dalal Street this year has named XIME Bangalore as the No. 1 MBA college in Bangalore.

College Name Dalal Street Ranking 2019 Dalal Street Ranking 2018 Change from Previous Year Average Annual Fee
XIME Bangalore 1 Not Participated - INR 10,00,000
Christ University 2 1 -1 INR 3,80,000
SIBM Bangalore 3 Not Participated - INR 7,45,000
AIMS Institutes 4 Not Participated - INR 9,00,000
Indus Business Academy 5 2 -3 INR 7,50,000
Prin L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research (We School) 6 7 +1 INR 55,000
M.S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences 7 6 -1 INR 3,42,000
ABBS Bangalore 8 5 -3 INR 8,10,000

IIM Bangalore hasn’t participated in these rankings released by Dalal Street.

  • The new entrants to the list this year are XIME Bangalore, SIBM Bangalore, and AIMS Bangalore.
  • XIME Bangalore has emerged as the best MBA college in Bangalore this year.
  • Christ University, which ranked 1st last year, has slipped by 1 position this year.
  • Prin. L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research (We School) has improved its rank by 1. It now ranks 6th.

Top MBA Colleges in Bangalore: Jagran Josh Ranking

Jagran Josh releases a comprehensive list of ranking for top MBA colleges in Bangalore. This year, Jagran Josh has named IIM Bangalore as the best MBA college in Bangalore.

College Name Jagran Josh Ranking 2019 Jagran Josh Ranking 2018 Change from Previous Year Average Annual Fee
IIM Bangalore 1 1 0 INR 10,70,000
SIBM Bangalore 2 2 0 INR 7,45,000
XIME Bangalore 3 3 0 INR 10,00,000
Christ University 4 4 0 INR 3,80,000
IFIM Bangalore 5 5 0 INR 16,00,000
Alliance School of Business 6 6 0 INR 7,00,000
M.S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences 7 7 0 INR 3,42,000
ASM Bangalore 8 8 0 INR 54,000
Kristu Jayanti College 9 9 0 INR 3,80,000
Indus Business Academy 10 10 0 INR 7,50,000

Jagran Josh’s ranking 2019 is exactly the same as it was released in 2018 by the agency.

  • None of the institutes which managed to enter into the top 10 MBA colleges in Bangalore list in 2018 has improved or slipped in the ranking.
  • IIM Bangalore still remains the highest accredited college for MBA.
  • SIBM Bangalore and XIME Bangalore have managed to retain their Rank 2 and Rank 3 respectively.
  • The list also includes ASM Bangalore and Kristu Jayanti College.

Top Private MBA Colleges in Bangalore: ROI (Return on Investment)

ROI or Return on Investment becomes an important factor, especially when a course like MBA is pursued from private colleges. Given below is a comparison of the ROI of various top private MBA colleges in Bangalore.

College Name Average Annual Fee Average Placement Package ROI Rank*
ASM Bangalore INR 54,000 INR 4,50,000 1
M.S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences INR 3,42,000 INR 7,60,000 2
Christ University INR 3,80,000 INR 6,50,000 3
SIBM Bangalore INR 7,45,000 INR 9,79,000 4
Alliance School of Business INR 7,00,000 INR 6,00,000 5
Indus Business Academy INR 7,50,000 INR 6,10,000 6
XIME Bangalore INR 10,00,000 INR 7,76,000 7
IFIM Bangalore INR 16,00,000 INR 7,50,000 8

*ROI Percentage={(Average Placement Package)/(Average Annual Fee)}*100%

The above list shows which college comes out to be most beneficial when the returns on your invested money are discussed.

  • ASM Bangalore’s average annual MBA fee is INR 54,000 and it offers an average package of INR 4,50,000. This makes it one of the top private MBA colleges in Bangalore ROI wise.
  • M.S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences and Christ University also offer students good ROIs.
  • SIBM Bangalore ranks 4 in this list while XIME Bangalore and IFIM Bangalore rank 7 and 8 respectively.

With Bangalore itself as the “Silicon Valley of India”, these colleges provide good placement opportunities.

  • Bangalore hosts headquarters of some of the best IT companies in India. This makes it comfortable and convenient for students to get recruited by them.
  • The highest package in IIM Bangalore goes up to INR 52 lakh.
  • In other top MBA colleges in Bangalore like SIBM and XIME, the average MBA package remains around INR 8-10 lakh.

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Top MBA Colleges in Bangalore: Cutoff

Different colleges in Bangalore offering MBA consider scores of different entrance tests and often release their own cutoff scores. Some of the top entrance exams considered by the top MBA colleges in Bangalore are MAT, CAT, and CMAT. While CAT is conducted once every year in the month of November, MAT is conducted 4 times a year. Learn More about MAT 2020 Registration Process. The table below shows the cutoff accepted by some of these top colleges in Bangalore for their different MBA programs.

College Name Cutoff
IIM Bangalore CAT Cutoff
Christ University Cutoff for CAT, MAT, GMAT, CMAT, ATMA and more
SIBM Bangalore SNAP Cutoff
Kristu Jayanti College Karnataka PGCET and MAT Cutoff
XIME Bangalore Cutoff for CAT, CMAT, XAT and MAT
New Horizon College of Engineering Karnataka PGCET Cutoff
IFIM Business School Cutoff for CAT, MAT, CMAT
Ramaiah Institute of Management Cutoff for XAT, MAT, CMAT
LN Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research CMAT and CAT Cutoff
Jain University MAT Cutoff

Top MBA Colleges in Bangalore: Admission Process

There are a total of 234 MBA colleges in Bangalore providing high-quality education to students. These include 213 private MBA colleges and 21 public MBA colleges. The following bar explains their ratio in a better way.

top mba colleges in bangalore

Source: Official Survey

Admissions to the top MBA colleges in Bangalore are done through the top MBA entrance exams. These exams are CAT, NMAT, XAT, MAT, Karnataka PGCET, etc. The table below gives the details of various colleges in Bangalore accepting scores of these tests.

Exam Name No. of Colleges Accepting Score
MAT 102
CAT 99
CMAT 72
KMAT 68
XAT 66
Karnataka PGCET 58
  • As per the AICTE data, the total student intake of PG Management courses in Karnataka was 26,550 in 2018-19.
  • Out of these, 8,367 girls and 11,627 boys enrolled in the top MBA colleges in Karnataka.
  • Admissions are mainly done through written test, group discussions and personal interviews.

IIM Bangalore

IIM Bangalore is a premier management institute in India and is one of the 3 topmost IIMs.

  • The institute has been ranked 2nd in the latest NIRF ranking 2021 for the top MBA colleges in India.
  • It was founded in 1973 as the 3rd IIM in India. IIM Bangalore has also attained the first ranking in the QS Ranking of global MBA universities.
  • In 2018, it became the first IIM in India to grant the degree of MBA to its graduates of Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM).

IIM Bangalore’s MBA program is divided into 6 terms with a total of 49.5 credits in the first year and a minimum of 45 credits in electives in the second year.

MBA students at the institute come from different backgrounds with different work experiences. The following graph shows how much experience these students have.

IIM Bangalore MBA Work Experience Break Up 2019-21

Source: Official Website

The institute has one of the most diverse MBA batches in Bangalore.

  • 366 MBA students here are from the engineering background, making 82.99% of the total students.
  • Out of these, 98 students are from IITs and 96 students are from NITs.
  • The highest GMAT score accepted by IIM Bangalore this year for international students was 770.
  • The MBA batch size is 441 2019-21, with 165 girls (37%) and 276 boys (63%).
  • 22 candidates even have professional qualifications like CA/CS/ICWA.

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The campus witnessed 129 visiting companies this year for the final placements of 2017-19 batch.

  • For 411 students, the institute got 488 offers.
  • 15 students got overseas offers while 1 student opted out of placement.
  • The average salary was INR 24.54 lakh while the median salary was INR 23 lakh.
  • The highest number of offers (30) were made by Accenture Strategy.

The following bar graph shows the number of offers from various popular companies.

IIM Bangalore Placement Offers

Source: Official Website

XIME Bangalore

XIME Bangalore or Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, established in 1991, is a premier management institute in Bangalore.

  • XIME has 3 campuses at Bangalore, Kochi, and Chennai.
  • The institute intakes 180 students for its 2-year flagship management program.
  • In May 2014, XIME Bangalore received the ACBSP Accreditation (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programmes), by the global accreditation agency based in the USA.

XIME Bangalore has been named as the best MBA college in Bangalore by Dalal Street and 3rd among the list of top MBA colleges in Bangalore by Jagran Josh. The following table gives some highlights of the XIME Bangalore Placements.

No. of Companies 70
Students Appearing for Placements 166
Students Placed 150
Highest Package INR 11.5 lakh
Top Recruiters Accenture, KPMG, Deloitte, Moody’s, Bajaj Finserv, Godrej, etc.

SIBM Bangalore

SIBM Bangalore is a constituent of Symbiosis International (Deemed University) and is approved by UGC.

  • SIBM Bangalore has been awarded category-I by UGC and re-accredited ‘A’ by NAAC with a grade of 3.58/4.
  • The institute has access to Bloomberg Data Terminal and also teaches cases and simulations from Harvard Business School.
  • It offers a 2-year full-time MBA program along with a plethora of other management courses.
  • It is a compulsory residential programme.

SIBM Bangalore’s MBA program has a total intake of 180 seats. These seats are divided into some categories for the seat reservation. The below chart explains this.

SIBM Bangalore Seat Reservation

Source: Official Website

In addition to these 180 seats, SIBM Bangalore also has reserved 2 seats for Kashmiri Migrants and 27 seats for International Students.

Being part of a reputed organization, the institute offers good placement opportunities to students.

  • There are currently 199 students in 2018-2020 batch in 4 different specializations, Finance, Marketing, Operations Management, and HR Management.
  • The institute has completed both the final placements for batch 2017-19 and summer placements for batch 2018-20.

The following table compares the placements of the 2 batches.

Batch 2017-19 2018-20
No. of Companies 150+ 100+
Highest Package INR 28.26 lakh (Annual CTC) INR 1.62 lakh (Monthly Stipend)
Average Package INR 9.79 lakh (Annual CTC) INR 47,000 (Monthly Stipend)
Top Recruiters Amazon, Bisleri, Gartner, JP Morgan, etc. Google, CRISIL, Morgan Stanley, etc.

The following graph shows the increase in the average CTC by year.

SIBM Bangalore Average CTC

Source: Official Website

Top MBA Colleges in Bangalore: Entrance Exam Wise

The top MBA colleges in Bangalore admit students through various management entrance exams like CAT, GMAT, XAT, NMAT, etc. Mentioned below are lists of colleges in Bangalore in accordance with the entrance exam score they accept and not accept.

Top MBA Colleges in Bangalore Accepting CMAT Score

CMAT is conducted by NTA every year to admit students in more than 1000 AICTE approved B-Schools in India. The exam is generally conducted in January every year in the online mode. Some of the top MBA colleges in Bangalore accepting CMAT score are listed below.

  • Christ University, Bangalore
  • Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore
  • XIME Bangalore
  • Ramaiah Institute of Bangalore

Top MBA Colleges in Bangalore Accepting CAT Score

CAT or Common Admission Test is the top management entrance exam in India.

  • Every year, more than 2 lakhs students appear for CAT. CAT received 2.44 lakh applications in the 2019 exam.
  • Many top colleges accept CAT score to admit students, 98 to be specific.
  • However, the highest number accepted is 100 colleges for the MAT exam.

Following is a list of top MBA colleges in Bangalore accepting CAT score:

  • Indian Institute of Management [IIM], Bangalore
  • Christ University, Bangalore
  • Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore
  • Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore
  • AIMS Institutes, Bangalore

Top MBA Colleges in Bangalore Without CAT

Many students want to pursue an MBA without giving the CAT exam, especially when there are so many other entrance exams available at the state level.

Following is a list of top MBA colleges in Bangalore giving MBA admissions without CAT:

  • Ramaiah Institute of Management, Bangalore
  • Jain University, Bangalore
  • International School of Business and Research [ISBR], Bangalore
  • AIMS Institutes, Bangalore

Top MBA Colleges in Bangalore Accepting MAT Score

MAT or Management Aptitude Test is conducted by AIMA four times in a year.

  • The exam admits students in more than 600 B-Schools in India.
  • The exam is held in February, May, September, and December in both Online and Offline mode.
  • More than 3 lakh students appear for MAT combining all the four sessions.
  • The MAT exam has 200 MCQs.

Following is a list of top MBA colleges in Bangalore accepting MAT score:

  • Christ University, Bangalore
  • Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship [XIME], Bangalore
  • AIMS Institutes, Bangalore
  • Indus Business Academy, Bangalore

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Top MBA Colleges in Bangalore: Placement Wise

Bangalore is the IT hub of India and thus provides good placement opportunities to MBA students.

  • The average placement offers in top MBA colleges in Bangalore range from 130-150.
  • IIM Bangalore got 488 offers for its 411 MBA students.
  • SIBM Bangalore saw 150+ companies visiting the campus this year while XIME Bangalore saw an influx of 70 management recruiters.

CTCs offered in Top MBA Colleges in Bangalore

Source: Official Websites

Top MBA recruiters in Bangalore include:

Google Boston Consulting Group (BCG) CISCO
JP Morgan Bisleri Gartner
CRISIL Amazon BYJU’s
Morgan Stanley Bain & Company TCS
Airtel Accenture Strategy Infosys

The placements also depend on the MBA specialization you choose. Click on the links below to check top MBA colleges in Bangalore specialization wise.

Top MBA Finance Colleges in Bangalore

As the demand is growing, India’s financial services industry is also booming.

  • Financial services include banking, professional advisory, mutual funds, wealth management, etc.
  • The finance sector in India is currently growing at a rate of 8.5% as the surveys report, with an overall growth of 15%.

Following is a list of top MBA colleges in Bangalore for Finance:

  • Indian Institute of Management [IIM] Bangalore
  • Institute of Finance & International Management [IFIM] Bangalore
  • Christ University, Bangalore
  • Alliance University, Bangalore

The average package in top MBA colleges in Bangalore for Finance is INR 6.6 lakh.

Top MBA Marketing Colleges in Bangalore

Marketing is one of the most popular MBA specialization and recruits the highest number of students. Some of the top MBA Marketing colleges in Bangalore are:

  • Christ University, Bangalore
  • SIBM Bangalore
  • Kristu Jayanti College
  • XIME Bangalore 

Top MBA Colleges in Bangalore: FAQs

Ques. Which is the best college for MBA in Bangalore?

Ans. IIM Bangalore is the best college for MBA in Bangalore.

Ques. What is the fee for MBA in Bangalore?

Ans. The average fee in top MBA colleges in Bangalore is INR 8-10 lakh per annum.

Ques. Which entrance exam is best for MBA?

Ans. CAT is the most popular MBA entrance exam. Other exams include XAT, MAT, GMAT and NMAT.

Ques. Which is the oldest college in Bangalore?

Ans. Central College Bangalore is one of the oldest colleges in Bangalore. It was established in 1858.

Ques. Is MBA losing its value?

Ans. Due to an enormous number of students pursuing MBA every year, the course’s value has deviated a bit, but still, MBA is one of the most sought courses by the recruiters in the corporate world.

Ques. How can I get a scholarship for MBA?

Ans. Many organizations and institutes offer scholarships for MBA programs. 2 best ways to get a scholarship are:

  • A good score in entrance test.

  • Extensive research work in a particular field.

Ques. Which MBA gives highest salary?

Ans. MBA Business Analytics and MBA Marketing are some of the most rewarding MBA specializations.

Ques. Is ISB better than IIM?

Ans. ISB and IIM, both have established themselves as the most premier management institutes in India. What separates them is the fact that ISB Hyderabad asks for a 5-year pre-MBA experience from applicants. Whereas, IIMs don’t keep any such criterion.

Ques. Can I do MBA after B.Com.?

Ans. Yes, you can do MBA after pursuing a B.Com. course.

Ques. What is the fees of CAT exam?

Ans. The registration fees for CAT 2019 is INR 1900 for General and OBC candidates and INR 950 for SC/ST/PWD candidates.

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