Top MBA Colleges In Pune

The best MBA colleges in Pune, and why you should study there

Pune is less well known than other Indian cities on the global stage, but don’t underestimate this up-and-coming hub of academia.

Formerly the center of the Maratha Empire, this growing city in the west of India beckons for students looking for world class education.

Known as ‘The Oxford of the East’, on account of the several prestigious educational institutions located there, Pune is a diverse and growing city, situated among many places of historical interest. 

Its renowned academic institutions has enhanced its reputation as a hub of training, strong contributing to industries including IT, alongside education and management. This has firmly placed Pune at the center of developing technologies, and providing excellent opportunities for MBA students looking towards the world of innovation and research.

Students at MBA colleges in Pune are frequently linked to multinational consumer goods companies, including L’Oreal, Bajaj Allianz, Forbes Marshall & Colgate. 

Beyond lucrative chances for employment, Pune also offers MBA students a high quality of life, with cheaper rent and overall cost of living compared to other larger cities in India, particularly the nearby Mumbai. It is also generally considered to be a safer place to live, by virtue of being smaller.

Here we've profiled the top MBA colleges in Pune. We've listed them alphabetically. You can skip to the relevant sections by clicking the links below.

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1. Amity Global Business School Pune

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Course Type: MBA/PGDM

Entry Exams: “Admission will be based on percentage in the qualifying exam, English Essay Test and Interview”

Cost: $8,144

Structure: Full time; 24 months

Annual Intake: 60

Fun Fact: In addition to its 11 Indian campuses, Amity has four international campuses in London, Singapore, Dubai, and Mauritius.


2. ASM Group of Institutes (ASM Pune)

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Course Type: PGDM Business Analytics

Entry Exams: CAT, CMAT, MAH CET, MAT, ATMA, GMAT

Cost: $7,182

Structure: Full time; 24 months

Annual Intake: 60

Fun Fact:  ASM boasts an international faculty of visiting professors, including those from CETYS in Mexico and Frankfurt Business School in Germany.


3. Balaji Institute of International Business (BIIB Pune)

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Course Type: MBA/PGDM

Entry Exams: CAT, XAT, CMAT, MAH CET, MAT

Cost: $9,193

Structure: Full time; 24 months

Annual Intake: -

Fun Fact: BIIB is one of the four MBA colleges in Pune under the 'Sri Balaji Society' umbrella. 


4. Balaji Institute of Management and Human Resource Development (BIMHRD Pune)

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Course Type: MBA/PGDM

Entry Exams: CAT, CMAT, MAH CET

Cost: $1,924

Structure: Full time; 24 months

Annual Intake: -

Fun Fact: BIMHRD was ranked as one of Pune's top 3 business schools in 2018 by the TOI B-School Survey.


5. Balaji Institute Of Modern Management (BIMM Pune)

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Course Type: PGDM

Entry Exams: CAT, XAT, CMAT, MAH CET, MAT

Cost: $9433

Structure: Full time; 24 months

Annual Intake: 120

Fun Fact: BIMM was founded by a former Indian army general, Dr A Balasubramanian.


6. FLAME University School of Business (FLAME Pune)

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Course Type: MBA

Entry Exams: CAT, XAT, CMAT, MAH CET, MAT, GMAT

Cost: $1,522

Structure: Full time; 24 months

Annual Intake: -

Fun Fact: FLAME is renowned for welcoming world-famous speakers, including Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan and former Indian cricket captain MS Dhoni. 


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7. ICFAI Business School (IBS Pune)

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Course Type: PGPM

Entry Exams: CAT, NMAT by GMAC, GMAT

Cost: $11,592

Structure: Full time; 24 months

Annual Intake: -

Fun Fact: Students at IBS have their own quarterly newsletter, called 'Prerana'. 


8. Indira Institute of Management Pune (IIMP)

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Course Type: MBA

Entry Exams: MAH CET

Cost: $2,873

Structure: Full time; 24 months

Annual Intake: -

Fun Fact: IIMP celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2019.


9. International Institute of Management Studies (IIMS Pune)

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Course Type: MBA/PGDM

Entry Exams: CAT, XAT, MAT, CMAT, MAH CET, ATMA

Cost: $10,041

Structure: Full time; 24 months

Annual Intake: 240

Fun Fact: Graduates have recently found placements at Cadbury, Tech Mahindra, and Business Standard.


10. Indira School of Business Studies

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Course Type: MBA/PGDM

Entry Exams: CAT, XAT, MAT, CMAT, MAH CET, ATMA

Cost: $10,055

Structure: Full time; 24 months

Annual Intake: 240

Fun Fact: ISBS hosts an annual 'Rannbhumi', a college wide sports competition.


11. International School of Business and Media Pune (ISBM Pune)

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Course Type: PGDM

Entry Exams: CAT, XAT, MAT, CMAT, ATMA

Cost: $12,784

Structure: Full time; 24 months

Annual Intake: 300

Fun Fact: ISBM hosts Crescendo Festival, an annual three-day cultural program organized by the students, including quizzes, dance, music, painting, innovative games, and a fashion show. 


12. Lexicon Management Institute of Leadership and Excellence (Lexicon MILE)

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Course Type: PGDM/Global MBA

Entry Exams: CAT, XAT, MAT, CMAT, MAH CET, ATMA, NMAT by GMAC, SNAP, KMAT, PGCET, IBSAT, ICET, TANCET, GMAT

Cost: $7,800

Structure: Full time; 24 months

Annual Intake: 120

Fun Fact: Lexicon MILE's impressive facilities includes a yoga and meditation center. 


13. National Insurance Academy (NIA Pune)

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Course Type: MBA/PGDM

Entry Exams: CAT, CMAT

Cost: $16,160

Structure: Full time; 24 months

Annual Intake: 120

Fun Fact:  NIA Pune will celebrate its 40th birthday next year. 


14. National Institute of Bank Management (NIBM Pune)

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Course Type: MBA/PGDM

Entry Exams: CAT, CMAT, ATMA

Cost: $17,238

Structure: Full time; 24 months

Annual Intake: -

Fun Fact: NIBM was originally established as a think-tank by the Reserve Bank of India, in consultation with the Indian government.


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15. Department of Management Sciences University of Pune (PUMBA)

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Course Type: MBA++

Entry Exams: CAT, CMAT, MAH CET

Cost: $1,924

Structure: Full time; 24 months

Annual Intake: -

Fun Fact: MBA students with an interest in science can do a specialist MBA in Pharma and Biotech. 


16. Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning (SCDL Pune)

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Course Type: PGDBA

Entry Exams: CAT, XAT, MAT, CMAT, MAH CET, ATMA, SNAP, GMAT

Cost: $646

Structure: Full time; 24 months

Annual Intake: -

Fun Fact: SCDL is one of India's largest distance learning institutions. 


17. Symbiosis Centre For Management And Human Resource Development (SCMHRD Pune)

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Course Type: MBA/PGDM

Entry Exams: SNAP

Cost: $20,714

Structure: Full time; 24 months

Annual Intake: 180

Fun Fact: Recent graduates have landed placements at P&G, PepsiCo, L’Oreal, and Goldman Sachs.


18. Symbiosis Institute Of Business Management Pune (SIBM)

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Course Type: MBA

Entry Exams: SNAP

Cost: $24,506

Structure: Full time; 24 months

Annual Intake: 180

Fun Fact: Symbiosis International has 28 academic institutions spread over ten locations in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Nashik, Noida, and Pune.


19. Symbiosis Institute of International Business Pune (SIIB Pune)

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Course Type: MBA-IB

Entry Exams: SNAP

Cost: $23,300

Structure: Full time; 24 months

Annual Intake: 120

Fun Fact: SIIB is not to be confused with SIBM (see above), both institutes affiliated to Symbiosis International.


20. Symbiosis School of Banking And Finance (SSBF Pune)

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Course Type: MBA

Entry Exams: SNAP

Cost: $16,605

Structure: Full time; 24 months

Annual Intake: 60

Fun Fact: Graduates with their eye on a career in finance are in luck. Recent placements have included Axis Bank, JP Morgan Chase, ICICI Bank, and Capital First.


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