19 Top MBA/PGDM Colleges in Delhi-NCR

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This article is written by Devyani Madan from Collegedunia.com . The article is targeted towards students considering a career in business administration. Although there are plenty of choices, there is merit to studying in the capital of a country. Infrastructure not only attracts more industries, it also attracts top talents in the country leading to job opportunities and career switch or progressions. Without much ado, here is the piece from Devyani Madan.

19 Top MBA/PGDM Colleges in Delhi-NCR

In India, Delhi is one of the most preferred location to pursue higher education. This is simply because of the multiple possibilities, that one would not find anywhere else. Now with more specialized colleges and universities in place, the educational scenario has changed drastically, over the years.

This is especially true in case of management programs such as MBA and PGDM. A chance to study among the B Schools in Delhi and Delhi NCR regions opens up pathways in the future. They do influence a student’s caliber, higher pay prospects and huge industrial and sector wise exposure. With many B-schools located in the NCR region, the employment opportunities are just vast, due to the presence of numerous corporates, offices, and industrial units.

And that brings us to the main focus of this article, i.e. the top PGDM/MBA colleges in Delhi NCR region and why one should go for them.


1)Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management

Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management was established in 1995 by Lal Bahadur Shastri Educational Society.

It’s Post Graduate Diploma management course (full and part-time) costs about Rs. 5.09 Lakh per year. Any graduation degree with 50% marks from any AICTE approved university is mandatory.

Further, the process is based on your GMAT/ CAT scores and individual performances in Group discussion, Written analysis tests, and Personal interviews.

On course completion, an average salary package of Rs.8 Lakhs p.a. is offered. Placement record stands at 90%. Most students are placed before even graduating through pre-placement offers.

Here, student and campus life revolves around competitions, club meetings, conferences, cultural fests of various college clubs and their annual management festival apart from academics.


2)Management Development Institute, Gurgaon

This is a private autonomous institute, set up in 1973. It has the honor of being the first Indian B-school accredited by Association of MBA’s(AMBA), London.

The management courses offered here, include Post Graduate (5.7-11.4 Lakh per year) Executive Post Graduate program (5.5 -5.7 Lakh per year) and Fellow programs (5.7 Lakh per year) in various specializations.

Candidate selection is done on the basis of CAT/ MDI Admission test scores/GMAT scores/UGC-JRF and performance in group discussions and interviews. One must have 50% marks or equivalent CGPA at 10+2 level and any graduation degree with 50% marks or equivalent CGPA from any recognized university. And 5-year work experience is also required in case of executive and part-time programs.

For Fellow programs, a master’s degree with 60% marks or equivalent grade point average with bachelor’s degree, is also looked into.

An attraction this year, was the highest salary package offered, which was Rs. 55 lakhs per annum and saw the participation of nearly 140 companies. That’s not a bad number at all!

The students enjoy the college’s association with international universities, paving the path for exposure. This combined with cultural activities, good faculty, and supportive management makes the campus life, enriching.


3)International Management Institute, New Delhi

This college was established in 1981 in collaboration with IMI, Geneva. And it’s also another management institute to have been accredited by AMBA. Apart from the main campus, two other campuses are located at Kolkata and Bhubaneswar.

In the case of rankings, it was placed 1st among Private Management Institutions in India by NIRF and 4th by CSR-GHRDC B-Schools Survey. All the more, for this Institute to feature in this list!

A variety of courses are offered at this college, including PGDM(7.7 Lakh per year), Executive PGDM, FPM (Fellow), PGDHRM, Ph.D. and other international exchange programs.

Now, with regard to admissions, any bachelor’s degree with 50% marks from any recognized college, is sufficient for PGDM and PGDHRM courses. As for the Executive PGDM, any Bachelor’s degree with 60% marks and 5 years of work is sufficient. Then, further selection of candidates is usually done on basis of their CAT/ GMAT/ IMI Test scores, discussions personal interviews.

On course completion, most of the students are placed. They are offered an average package of Rs.10 Lakhs p.a. The other highlights of this institute are it’s cultural and management events, summer internships combined with well-known faculty. In short, an active and vibrant, life at a campus.


4)Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida

Birla Institute of Management Technology, an IRDA accredited institution, was established in 1988.

The courses offered here are Post Graduate Diploma in Management (5.5 Lakh per year) and Doctoral Level Programs (3.14 Lakh per year).

With regard to admissions, a Master’s Degree in relevant discipline with 60% marks or equivalent grade point average recognized by AICTE/AIU with a Bachelor’s degree /equivalent qualification after completing 10+2 level is looked into.  Scores based on CAT/ GMAT/ UGC-NET/ BIMTECH Entrance Exams are also considered, as the next step.

On course completion, about 80% of students get placed. An average package of Rs. 7.5 Lakhs is offered, at the beginning.

Moving on to the campus life, students have stated that half their time goes in the annual fest, conferences, and seminars. It’s been noted that alumni network of this Institute is pretty strong and active. Now, that’s the sign of the strong relationship with one’s college.


5)Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi

The Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University was established in 1954. In 2012, it was awarded 5th rank by Outlook MDRA.

Presently, it offers management programs including MBA, MBA (Executive), MBA – HCA (Executive), Diploma in Management Development and Ph. D in Management Studies. The fees for these varies from Rs. 10 to Rs. 25 Lakh per year.

For admissions into MBA, any Bachelor’s degree after 10+2 level pass with 50% marks is required. Further sorting of candidates is done on basis of latest CAT scores.

On course completion, an average package of Rs. 16 Lakh p.a. is usually offered. This year, the placements were on a row again, with nearly 100% placements. Students enjoy this benefit here. Apart from this, they enjoy the endless opportunities through student bodies, management festivals and leadership Summits. The excellent technology infrastructure and Research Centre are also to be looked out for, at Delhi University.


6) New Delhi Institute of Management Studies

This college was established in 1996 and is a private institution, affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University.

The management programs, offered at this college, includes postgraduate diploma programs ( Rs.95 Lakh per year).

Regarding admissions, any bachelor’s degree with 50% marks is required. Further, the process is based on

CAT/ XAT/ MAT/ GMAT/ CMAT/ ATMA scores, accordingly as well as personal interviews.

This college boasts of decent placements, every season! An average package of Rs. 4 Lakh p.a. is offered, and it has gone up to Rs. 14 Lakh, also. With an excellent faculty and a strong alumni network, campus life becomes more enjoyable for students.


7) Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad

This educational institution was founded in 1980. Today, this symbol of excellence boasts of campuses in Nagpur, Hyderabad, and Dubai. So, it’s not surprising that it was awarded the 24th rank among management schools in India by NIRF in 2017.

Among the management courses, it offers PGDM(13.2 Lakh per year) to PGPM (Rs. 3.75 Lakh per year).

Admissions to these courses depend to great extent on CAT/XAT/GMAT scores and tests, discussions and personal interviews.

Other criteria include any Bachelor degree with 50% marks or 2/3/5 year of work experience in case of part-time/ executive course. Also, on course completion, a good average package of Rs. 8-10 Lakhs p.a. is also offered.

Many of the students recommend this institute for its blend of academics and extracurricular activities, that helps in the overall holistic growth of a student.


8)Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak, Haryana

This institute was established in 2009 and was also the first IIM in North India.

It offers the Post Graduate Diploma in Management with various specializations (6.02 Lakh per year).

First importance for admission criteria is based on CAT scores, followed by Interviews and analysis test. 85 percentile is cut off in general category. It is 75 and 60 for Non-OBC and SC/ST.

Students benefit, being a pass out from IIM. They are offered an average package of Rs. 13-15 Lakh p.a. Despite being a new college, this IIM has built a fine name for itself.


9) Manav Rachna International University, Faridabad,

This is a deemed university, that was established in the year 1997. Last year, the Faculty of Management Studies under this university had received A++++ rating during the Best B-School survey by Business India.

The management program offered, at this university, is the MBA course. Admission is usually based on performance in Group discussion and personal interview and CAT/ XAT/ CMAT/ MAT scores.

The MBA course has quite a decent placement record; the highest salary package offered was Rs. 12 Lakh p.a. last year. With regard to campus life, students do enjoy a variety of cultural programs, festivals, and a supportive management.


10) Amity Business School, Noida

This is a private business school that was established in 1999 and is affiliated with the Amity University. Its masters in business administration course come with a variety of specializations. (Rs. 4.94 -5.2 Lakh per year). Admission is based on Group discussions, interviews and GMAT/CAT/ XAT and entrance test scores. The cut off is 85 percentile for CAT/XAT tests.

On course completion, most students are placed with an average package of Rs. 8-10 Lakhs p.a.

College life at Amity is supplemented with other facilities such as sports, central library etc.apart from the usual academics. The other thing that students cherish is a seven-week Study Abroad Program at Amity campus of London, Singapore, Dubai or Mauritius.


11) Fore School of Management, New Delhi

The FORE School of Management is a management institute, set up in 1981 in New Delhi.  FORE basically stands for Foundation for Organizational Research and Education.

Standing up to its name, it was ranked 23rd by MBA Universe.com and also 23rd by NIRF in 2016. To top this, FORE School of Management was also awarded the Best B-School Award in 2013.

Post Graduate Diploma in Management is offered here with two courses (Rs. 6.25 Lakhs per year). Any bachelor’s degree with 50% marks is required for PGDM and PGDM-IBM. Rest of the criteria is done on basis of CAT/XAT/GMAT Scores.

This year, their highest placement package was Rs. 21 Lakh per year. At the same time, an average package of Rs. 9-10 Lakhs p.a. is also offered.

Students often rave about their campus life; good faculty, management and ample of competitions, cultural forums, fests to test their knowledge and skills.


13) Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi

IIFT is an autonomous business school established by the Government of India in 1963. It also has another campus located at Kolkata. It has the honor of being among the top-10 business schools that offers an International Business program with MBA as the main course. (Rs. 8 Lakh per year).

Admissions for this course is done on basis of IIFT Entrance Exam, Apart from this, any Bachelor’s’ degree and 10+2 pass is also required.

The placement package is quite impressive. An average package of Rs. 18 Lakhs p.a. is offered on course completion.

Good management, responsive teachers, and world-class infrastructure make the experience here, memorable for a good campus life.


14)Fortune Institute of International Business, New Delhi

This premier B-School was established in 1995. This year, it was ranked 4th during the CSR-GHRDC B-School survey. It was also given the rating A+++ by Careers 360.

Currently, it provides management program at postgraduate level (Rs. 3.6 Lakh per year) in multiple specializations.  Also, it’s FIIB PGDM Program has been considered equivalent to MBA by Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

Admissions to it are based on CAT/MAT/CMAT/XAT/GMAT scores. The cut off is 60 percentile for all of these exams. Along with this, any bachelor’s degree with 50% marks from any recognized university is also looked into.

An average package of Rs. 5.75 Lakh was offered in the recent years and their highest package was Rs. 14 Lakhs p.a, as of now.


15)SRM Institute of Management and Technology, SRM University

This college was established by the SRM Group of Institutions in 1973. Today it enjoys good academic association with foreign colleges in New Zealand, UK, Switzerland etc.

It offers management course at masters level; MBA (Rs. 1.86 Lakh per year).

Admissions are based on CAT/ MAT scores, and any graduation degree with minimum 50% marks from the recognized university is a requisite.

Campus life is quite energetic with a variety of technical, cultural, management and sports fests, conducted throughout the year.

They also have an adventure and environmental clubs, that’s add on to the variety.


16)Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida

This college was established in 2004 by  Seth Anandram Jaipuria Education Society. It is a self-financed in nature.

Rank 5th amongst top B- Schools of Excellence by CSR- GHRDC Survey. Grade ‘A’ Accreditation by NAAC (UGC)

It offers management programs at the postgraduate level (Rs. 3.68 Lakh per year).

Admissions are based on CAT, MAT, CMAT, XAT, ATMA scores and group discussions and interviews.On course completion, a student is offered a decent package of Rs. 5.27 Lakhs p.a.

Ample internship opportunities with reasonable stipends and qualified faculty are often viewed highly at this college.


17)ICFAI Business School (IBS), Gurgaon

This is a self-financed college and was set up in 1995. Recently, it was ranked 2nd among the top 40 B-Schools in India.

Presently, It offers management programs at the postgraduate level (Rs. 3.63 Lakh per year). Admissions are usually on basis of IBSAT/CAT/GMAT/NMAT scores and the rest of process is determined by a candidate’s performance in group discussions and personal interviews.

At this B-school, the faculty and management are often appreciated for grooming the students and making them ready to join the professional workforce, in their respective disciplines of study and work.  On course completion, they are usually offered a good package of Rs. 8 Lakh p.a.


18)Ansal University, Gurgaon

Ansal University was established in 2012.In spite of being a relatively new university, it offers a variety of courses at graduate, masters and postgraduate level.

With regard to management course, it offers MBA course along with eight specializations. Now, admissions to this course are firstly decided on entrance scores.

A candidate should have CAT/XAT Score greater than 75 percentile, MAT Score greater than 650 and CMAT Score more than 10. On course completion, an average package of Rs. 6 Lakh p.a. is offered.

This B-school combined with the state of the art facilities and ambiance helps facilitates critical and conceptual thinking among the students and join the professional workforce, in their respective fields of interest.


19) Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi

The Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi was established in 1993. At the management level program, it offers MBA course with three programs and multiple specializations. And admissions to this course are based on CAT scores, group discussions, and personal Interviews. Those interested should also have any bachelor’s degree with 60% marks or 6.75 CGPA from any recognized university.

On course completion, an average package of Rs. 16.2 Lakh p.a. is offered.

It must be noted, that this list is just the tip of the iceberg. With the increase in demand for specialized workforce in various sectors and industries, our educational sector is just going to get more specialized in nature too. This is already visible in the case of MBA and PGDM courses, and their multiple specializations in order to survive and champion the business world.

6 thoughts on “19 Top MBA/PGDM Colleges in Delhi-NCR

  1. A handy list for aspiring students as it is the era of start-ups and entrepreneurs. Probably, a list of top colleges in India could help students from other states too.

    1. I would hope so Sindhu. I had often questioned the value of education, career and entrepreneurship when I was rethinking about career prospects. There is a huge difference a good school can make in your choices and opportunities – the alumni, contacts, people and just the sheer healthy competition can make a tremendous difference in the make up of a student and a professional.

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