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How to choose right MBA College?

Last Updated - August 18, 2018

With soaring expectations, aspirants are eagerly waiting for a call from their dream institute however, at the same time, some are also confused with the task to choose the right institute for themselves.

With more than 500 business schools all over the country, which offer admission to MBA program based on CAT score, it is essential for candidates to consider few parameters for the selection of B-schools. To help students understand, we have listed few parameters based on which candidates can make a right decision.

CAT 2018CAT RegistrationCAT Participating Colleges

For the academic year 2018, CAT will be held on November 25, 2018 in online mode. The registration for CAT 2018 has begun from August 8, 2018 and the last date of application form submission is September 19, 2018. As per CAT Eligibility, students must have a graduate degree with minimum 50% marks from a recognized university or institute. 

  1. Alumni Network

Alumni network of the institutes is one of the most important pillars while evaluation of the institute. Alumni hold a special connection with the institute since they have graduated from there. Many such alumni are likely to have a wealth of experience and skills to share with current students through seminars and newsletters. In some cases, they could even support in work placements. 

  1. Innovation Centre

The challenges students face today are becoming more complex and academic institutions are recognizing the power of mixing traditional academic lines with new innovative methods and techniques. This recognition leads to the creation of innovation centers that help students learn and innovate creative fields like computer science, math, design, engineering with management. This leads to students having better understanding and skills in the professional jobs.

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  1. Location

Location is not a direct indicator when it comes to defining the quality of the institute. However, candidates should compare the institute’s location and other parameters as mutual. Many IIMs attract faculty and industry even to a relatively less popular location. Same is not true for institutes with low brand value.

  1. Placements

Candidates should check the career opportunities provided by an institute in the short- and long-term, the speed of growth one can get through the institute, the variety of roles that one can get into, etc. Money should not be the driving factor to get into the top institute, but a good placement record means recognition among top industries and good teaching curriculum.

While some schools may not release any placement data, some list only the names of companies that visit the campus for recruitment without revealing other info (like salary and job profiles offered). Many institutes don’t publicize the number of students who do not secure jobs. Therefore, candidates must carefully research this while trying to understand the placements at b-schools.

  1. Cut-off in the entrance test

It is the students who make an institute better and increase its brand value, in return, the institute helps students to move ahead faster in their career. Due to this reason, most of the IIMs keep their CAT percentile cut off quite high to get quality of students.  It is important to note that the quality of students directly impacts the quality of learning.

  1. Other factors

The quality of Faculty and infrastructure will also play an important factor while evaluation of the institute. The institute with good infrastructure will provide a better atmosphere for study and recreational purposes. The quality of faculty in teaching staff will lead to student grasping the subject more readily and a better understanding.

India’s Top B-Schools

You can have a look at few of the top B-Schools in India. These have gained recognition due to their curriculum, placement record, recruiters and much more.

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Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), University of Delhi, DelhiDepartment of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD)Department of Management Studies (DOMS), Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc.)
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New DelhiIndian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), KolkataIndian Institute of Management Indore (IIMI), Mumbai campus
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA)Indian Institute of Management Indore (IIMI)Indian Institute of Management Raipur (IIM Raipur)
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB)Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK)Indian Institute of Management Rohtak (IIM Rohtak)
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC)Indian Institute of Management Ranchi (IIM Ranchi)Indian Institute of Management Trichy (IIMT)
Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (IIML)Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), MumbaiIndian Institute of Management Udaipur (IIMU)
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), MumbaiNational Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), MumbaiIndian Institute of Management Kashipur (IIMKa)
Management Development Institute (MDI), GurgaonRajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management (RGIIM), ShillongSymbiosis Centre for Management & Human Resource Development (SCMHRD), Pune
S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR), MumbaiShailesh J. Mehta School of Management (SJMSOM), IIT Bombay (IITB)Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Pune
XLRI – Xavier School of Management, JamshedpurTata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), MumbaiVinod Gupta School of Management (VGSOM), Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-KGP)

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