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14 Top MBA Colleges In India That You NEED To Know About

All these business schools offer highly-rated MBA programs with some very generous scholarships


Wed Sep 18 2019


ISBR Business School


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Founded: 1990

Location: The ISBR Business School, has two branches, one in Bangalore and the other in Chennai

Eligibility Criteria: A recognized bachelor’s degree. GMAT score.

Tuition: PDGM: $16,000

Scholarships: Up to 100% is offered to admitted students

KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research


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Founded: 1981

Location: The school is based in Mumbai and places a big emphasis on holistic development of students. Including industry interaction, cultural activities, sports competitions, entrepreneurial pursuits, and socially relevant activities.

Eligibility Criteria: You need to have an undergraduate degree from recognized university, pass an interview and present GMAT score

Tuition: Two-year PGDM costs $25,600 

Scholarships: The school offers needs-based scholarships based on demonstrated financial need. They will review your family’s financial circumstances to make sure you get the necessary support and offer 60% waiver of tuition fee

Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS)


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Founded: 1981

Location: The school has six campuses in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Shirpur, Indore and Navi Mumbai and 14 constituent schools of Management, Engineering, Pharmacy, Architecture, Commerce, Business Economics, Science, Law, Aviation, Liberal Arts, Design, Family Business & Entrepreneurship, Performing Arts, and Distance Learning.

Eligibility Criteria: A recognized bachelor’s degree as well as GMAT scores for the various degrees. 

Tuition: The MBA is a two-year course that costs around $20,000

SDA Bocconi Asia Center


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Founded: 2012

Location: Based in Mumbai, the SDA Bocconi Asia Center, formerly named MISB Bocconi, is a pan-Asian hub that offers Executive Education and Postgraduate Programs designed by SDA Bocconi School of Management, Italy.

Eligibility Criteria: You’ll need a Bachelor’s degree (or should be currently in your final Year) in any discipline from a recognized institution. To stand a good chance, aim for scores above 65% in your subjects. You’ll also need to present scores from one of the following tests: Bocconi Test; NMAT by GMAC 2018/2019; GMAT taken after January 1, 2017

Tuition: Total costs over two years $26,000 for the International Master in Business

Scholarship: The school offers tuition waivers, Dean’s scholarships, Women’s Leadership scholarships as well as a Sports and Cultural Art scholarship

SP Jain Institute of Management & Research


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Founded: 1981

Location: The school is located in the western suburbs of Andheri in Mumbai. It also has a center in Delhi. 

Eligibility Criteria: The school’s flagship program is Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM). Various factors are considered for selection of applicants such as: Overall profile; Academic background; Work experience; Entrance scores (GMAT); Versatility and achievement

Tuition: PGDM: $39,840 

Scholarships: Need based scholarship is available



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Founded: 1980

Location: The TA Pai Management Institute is located in the university town of Manipal in Karnataka

Eligibility Criteria: A Graduate Degree with not less than 50%. Foreign Nationals: GMAT and IELTS (if required).

Tuition: $40 000 for two years.

Scholarships: Merit-based scholarships available 

Universal Business School


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Founded: 2009

Location: UBS is based in Mumbai and was founded by leading International Business leaders and has a strong focus on environmental sustainability. It offers MBA degrees in partnership with international business schools.

Eligibility Criteria: The school places a weighting of between 20 – 25% on the following requirements: Good undergraduate results; Entrance Exam (GMAT) ; Extra-Curricular Activities

Tuition: Dual MBA degrees vary, around $24,000 on average

Scholarships: UBS awards scholarships based on merit and financial need basis. Up to 50% off tuition

Xavier University Bhubaneswar (XUB)