One of the most competitive courses in the country right now is MBA. With the number of applicants so high and job opportunities so diverse, different colleges are switching to alternate methods of accepting students. This is not to say that the competition is any less intense, just diverted.
Some colleges have their independent tests, while some accept CMAT scores. These colleges are renowned for their course and placements. Therefore, students tend to prefer them as their options as well. Below are the top 5 MBA colleges that accept CMAT score:
- Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai
This college is one of the best MBA colleges that accept CMAT scores. The degree they provide is called ‘Master of Management Studies (MMS)’. It is known for its well-experienced faculty, good infrastructure, and a stable placement record, with around 72 companies visiting their campus in 2017. A private institute named after industrialist and philanthropist Jamnalal Bajaj, this school may be preferred by many over IIMs because of the renowned Bajaj brand. NIRF ranking for JBIMS is 28 thanks to its placement record and curriculum. The expected CMAT cut off for 2021 is 320.
- Birla Institute of Management Technology, Noida
BIMTECH is among the 5th among top private B-schools. A part of BK Birla Group of Institutions, it is backed by the National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NAAC) and the National Board of Accreditation (NBA), which makes it even better. The specialization on the lines of MBA that this college provides is Post Graduate Program in Management Insurance Business Management, International Business Management and Retail Management, along with a Doctoral and Fellowship Program in Management. It has ample resources and facilities and has managed to get students placed in known companies with good salary packages. Its location adds to its charm: it is located a few hours away from Delhi. CMAT score cut off for 2021 is expected to be 230.
- Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Nagpur
Situated in Nagpur, this college is accredited by AICTE, and the NBA Hostel facility is available for its students. It accepts XAT and CMAT for admitting students and has been ranked 4th in B-School of Super Excellence by Competition Success Review, Oct 2016. It also offers scholarships that are lucrative for students who might want to apply for the same. The placement offers recorded in the past have also been pretty good. The expected cut off of the CMAT score for 2021 is 230 here as well.
- Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow
Established in 1995, it has gotten an ‘A’ grade by NAAC and is known for its great placement and curriculum. Its unparalleled experienced faculty is an added bonus. It offers AIU recognized PGDM to be equal to MBA in a sense. NIRF ranking for the college is 68 as of 2018, but it stands 9th amongst private B-Schools in North India (CSR – GHRDC, 2016) and 11th according to Outlook in the same category. The expected CMAT cut off in 2021 is 230 here too.
- KIIT University, Bhubaneswar
Ranked 8th among reputed private institutions in India, KIIT is the youngest deemed to be a university in the country to achieve a Limca Record. Found in 1992, it was shortly granted university status and has had a soaring reputation since. It offers MBA and MBA in Rural Management and holds a NIRF ranking of 30. The expected cut off for KIIT is also 230.
In conclusion, MBA degrees are not restricted to a handful of colleges. One need not be dependent on only one test for admission. Multiple alternatives are available for those who want to enroll in these versatile degrees.
Check out the list of Top Ranked MBA Colleges in India 2021 at https://www.shiksha.com/mba/ranking/top-mba-colleges-in-india/2-2-0-0-0