Top MBA Colleges in India

Top MBA Colleges in India
In the realm of a fanatic career, you need to be precise while choosing the institute you are going to be bind up with, if we read the facts, interestingly there has always been a trend of occupations. Earlier Engineering was on peak, Time took a drift and a number of management colleges came forward in the verge of providing business education. No doubt, none could take the place of IIM (A, B, C).  Perhaps, it won’t be wise enough to rely on the interview call from IIM, A number of great institutions are practicing MBA/BBA, et cetera.
Among them we have listed the best colleges to go for MBA: -
1.   Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Andheri West, Mumbai
·       Faculty: The teaching methods include presentations, guest lectures, and pen and paper based learning. Constant feedback sessions are held where the students review a faculty member's performance on a particular subject and proper corrective actions are taken wherever necessary. The student-faculty ratio is around 8:1.
·       Infrastructure: Although SPJIMR is not known for its infrastructure, there have been a lot of developments happening to improve the same. A new academic building is being constructed which is scheduled to start functioning from the next academic year. Hostels are present in the campus on 2 and 3 sharing bases.
·       A canteen named Spice and Spoon is present on the campus and offers good quality vegetarian food. The classrooms have been revamped recently. There has been a great deal of investment made by the college authorities on the same.
·       The course curriculum is very useful and we get varied knowledge on the subjects taught.
2.   Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune
·       The campus is blessed with a sprawling campus of 300 acres. It's a destination of top recruiters across India for various management profiles ranging from marketing, operations, finance, etc. The college provides a residential MBA only. All the recreational activities like gym, yoga, Zumba, etc. are present. The student life is a bliss here. The campus is located on Lavale hill and the institution is many times called - 'The crown of the hill'.
·       IPS BUSINESS SCHOOL – JAIPUR: - The IPS BUSINESS SCHOOL is a management college established in 2007 in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The Institution is affiliated with Rajasthan University, and is approved by All India Council for Technical Education. IPS beholds all the executive programs of IIMs as well as XLRI in its campus. IPS gives a certification course to the students interested in executive programs of IIMs & XLRI.
·       The Director of IPS, Mrs. Deepti Agarwal initiated a unique idea of OJT (ON JOB TRAINING). This concept was made to enhance the practical knowledge of the students by acknowledging them of the corporate world with Data, practice & perseverance.
·       Placements: The placements last year were really good. Around 90-95% of the students got placed from the campus itself. The highest package was 14.14 lakhs per annum for marketing by Amazon. The average salary was around 6.7 lakhs. The roles varied from manager posts to senior level manager posts.
·       Faculty: The faculty members for the general subjects of MBA are admiring & when it comes to the specialization teachers, they are highly qualified and are very confident in their teaching methods, they are approachable outside class hours. The course curriculum is very rigorous and covers a broad area of study but is very useful when it comes to the practical aspect.
4.   Institute of Management, Christ University, Bangalore
·       Placements: The placements vary for each specialization, which are finance, marketing, lean operation, and human resources. The placements are satisfactory for marketing and finance, whereas a little lagging for HR, with LOS a little decent. The packages vary from 3-11 lakhs, having an average of 6 lakhs.
·       Infrastructure: With the Kengeri campus, the biggest advantage is the infrastructure they provide! The Wi-Fi is stable and easy to use, although the ban on most of the sites can be frustrating. Most of the important sites can be used. The classrooms are wide and spacious with quick replacing if any damages are there. The canteen is satisfactory and offers variety.
·       Faculty: The course in itself is very inclusive, including more than what one can learn in undergrad, along with enough focus on all the necessary aspects. The course with the CIAs ensures no time to laze around, with each CIA having multiple components including presentations, that helps especially in communication aspect as well as interpersonal skills. There are also intense mentoring programs that take place twice a week. The faculty is very approachable and quite competent. The heads of the department are quite accomplished and make it easy to view them as a guide. Definitely good.

How to prepare for CAT Exams 2017

CAT 2017 preparation journals: -
CAT has this typical Image of constant change in the question paper pattern, among rest of the competitive exams. It is considered at the top in management diameters. CAT 2017 might deal some competencies as the pattern has been followed similar in year 2016 as well as 2015. IIM Lucknow has geared up to make CAT 2017 successful.
Pattern of Question paper: -
Common Admission Test (CAT 2017) is the gateway to IIMs and other Business Management colleges. Till the Yr.2014 CAT exam was completely based on Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and all of them levied penalty of negative marking for incorrect answers. For the first time in CAT 2015 convened by IIM Ahmedabad, entire process was changed and out of 100 total questions, the exam comprised 28 non-MCQs which remained free from any penalty of negative marking. Apart from this, the exam was divided into 3 sections instead of earlier 2. The move was much cherished since it was considered more postulant friendly. The test offered level playing field and high scoring opportunities to the candidates from all streams. This helped to increase academic and gender diversity in IIM class rooms.
CAT-2017 Applications closing date - 24th November
Preparation techniques: -
·       Mock Test: - Practice test papers prepared by the top ranked students is the best source to extend the level of experience and command over CAT exam. There are a number of sites in the verge to provide CAT online mock test. Apply for it as the exam dates are near.
·       CAT Test series: - You may enroll for CAT test series at some good CAT coaching like TIME, VISTAMIND, CL, IMS among others. They will help you overcome many weak areas. Choose for the best coaching for CAT preparation. CAT coaching online is a virtuous answer to the working specialists who find it problematic to attend regular offline class room coaching for CAT. During the past few years fondness for CAT online coaching has gone up many times. In fact, CAT online preparation through online coaching for CAT is more cost effective, less time consuming and proposes you more time to practice CAT question papers and CAT exercises.
·       CAT Preparation for VARC: -
o  Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension in CAT 2017 exam would be the foremost section. VARC is considered as the trickiest section as it can get any composition with plenty of questions.
o  VARC needs more attention in comparison to the next two sectors. During the last few years, VARC has gone for substantial changes in CAT exams. In simpler terms aspirants need to be versatile in accordance to current as well as past affairs, including intact knowledge of past question papers.
o  Sometimes you may find more questions on Grammar and Vocabulary and at other times the entire part on Grammar based and vocabulary based questions may be missing in CAT exam. The difficulty level of questions in VARC section is from moderate to highly difficult.
o  Reading Comprehension used to have a share of around 45% of total VARC questions in CAT but now this share has increased to 70%, rest 30% questions are based Verbal Ability.
o  “Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension’s” exam pattern: -
§  Total Questions: 34
§  Total MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions): 24
§  Total Non-MCQs (Answer to be typed on screen): 10
§  Answer choice for each question (MCQ): 4
§  Answer choice for Non-MCQ: May or may not exist. In any case you need to type the answer in the given space on the computer screen
§  Maximum marks for correct answer: 3
§  Negative marks for wrong answer: -1
Reading Material: - A CAT 2017 aspirant needs to know what and how to prepare Verbal Ability before moving on the tricky path of CAT preparation module. Entire syllabus has to be placed in 2 sections- Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension. Clear understanding of basics and the skill to apply them in English language can only strengthen the Verbal Ability.
CAT DILR Preparation: - Data Interpretation for CAT and Logical Reasoning for CAT are now clubbed together and form a new DILR section. DI questions for CAT with solutions are available online also. The data interpretation for CAT syllabus is also a little more defined than other CAT sections. The Data Interpretation Study material like Data Interpretation for CAT; The Pearson Guide for logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation are the few of the best books for CAT 2017 preparation. Data interpretation and Logical Reasoning study material for CAT 2017 is available online also which can help you in CAT 2017 DILR preparation and will also save your time also.
Candidates who appear in IIMs Common Admission Text (CAT) find DILR as the most difficult and time-consuming section. Candidates can hardly solve only a few DILR questions in CAT exam. Now, with creation of new section in CAT comprising only DILR questions, CAT has detached the DI questions and LR questions from their respective parent sections of Quant and Verbal. Now DILR is the 3rd section in CAT exam which requires higher focus on DILR preparation.
DILR: Very important in CAT 2017
·       The new DILR section now is as important as other 2 sections in CAT 2017 as sectional cut offs announced by IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Calcutta, IIM Lucknow and other IIMs for DILR section are the same as applicable for Quant and VARC sections.  If you have to score 85 percentiles in Quant and VRC sections, you will have to score 85 percentiles minimum in CAT 2017 in DILR section also to get shortlisted by IIMs for admission to batch 2018-20. The actual cut off percentile in DILR section in CAT 2017 may be higher than the announced cut off, depending upon the merit status and scoring pattern.
·       Division of DILR questions in CAT exam
o  Total Questions: 32
o  Total available time to solve: 1 hour (60 minutes)
o  Number of DI questions in CAT 2017: 16
o  Number of LR questions in CAT 2017: 16
o  Number of DILR MCQs in CAT 2017: 24 (DI-12; LR-12)
o  Number of DILR Non-MCQs in CAT 2017: 8 (DI-4; LR-4)
o  Type of DILR Questions: 8 sets with 4 questions in each set
o  Maximum Marks per right answer: 3
o  Negative marks for wrong answer-MCQ: 1
o  Negative marks for wrong answer-Non-MCQ: No negative marking for Non MCQs
DILR in CAT 2017-Game changer
·       Those who can crack more questions on Data Interpretation and Logical reasoning in CAT 2017 will be able to score very high getting an edge over their peers.
·       Questions on Data Interpretation and LR in CAT 2017 could prove to be the prime factors to push your score up or pull the same down according to the ability with which the section is attempted in 60 minutes. The questions in DILR section are always more time consuming as well as require more skills to crack.
·       Most of the DILR questions are in a set of 4-5 questions following a problem set. The questions are expected to be based on tricky information rich problems in the form of bar diagrams, graphs, tables on Data Interpretation while questions on Logical Reasoning will need greater practice work on Seating arrangement, family tree, direction, rows, arguments, statements among others. Remember practicing the right approach to solve the questions could be the key to score high.
How to crack 25 out of 34 in Quant?
·       The level of difficulty in Quant section of CAT in last 2 years that IIM Bangalore and IIM Ahmedabad placed is not unknown is one fact and you also need a very high percentile in Quant in CAT 2017 is another fact. Apart from these 100 percentiles in CAT are also on the rise. If you attempt fewer questions and out of them some may go wrong, your percentile may reduce substantially.
·       Now the need is to aim for scoring high in CAT 2017. While a particular class of candidates may have an edge in Quant others may have the same edge in other sections. To achieve the high scoring goal in Quant, the only formula now is to focus on strengthening your basics in Quant; do more practice on Quant questions for CAT and take as many sectional and full-length mocks for Quant in CAT 2017.

CAT Exam 2017 Coming Soon

CAT is a national level entrance exam regulated by IIMs & its 19 brothers, other colleges do consider CAT scores as the eligibility criteria for enrolment. CAT is an ellipsis of Common Admission Test, though the exam is not at all easy and common. It takes place once in an academic year nearly in the upcoming months with a distinct format and questionnaires. It might sound like CAT is some sort of volcanic eruption in a peaceful life, nevertheless an easy path can’t lead to a legendary life. CAT is the only gateway to A-Grade B-schools in India. At least 50% score in graduation is required to appear for the exam. Minimum 95% percentile can open the doors of the first stage in IIMs followed by Group discussions and Personal interviews. Scoring less than 95% should not disappoint you in life, still enormous colleges are willing to take applications.
The exam started in 1950 and graduated to be an online-entrance test in 2009. Candidates need to attempt 100 questions in 180 minutes. Registration for CAT begins in August-September and the exam is held in November-December. In 2016, CAT was held on December 4.
CAT has three sections:
·       Quantitative Aptitude (QA)
·       Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)
·       Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC)
SPUR-OF-THE-MOMENT 2017: Online Entrance Test for applying to 15 MBA Institutes. Application closing 24th Nov 2017 - Apply Now

Qualifications required to appear in CAT exam: -
·       The aspirant must be a graduate from any university recognized by the MHRD, UPSC, AICTE. Those pursuing the final year of bachelor’s degree must attain at least 50% (45% for SC/ST), as well as those who hold equivalent educational degree are eligible to appear for CAT with the same notch as mentioned before.
Exam Syllabus: -
·      Quantitative Ability Syllabus
o  Number Systems
o  LCM and HCF
o  Percentage
o  Profit and Loss
o  Interest (Simple and Compound)
o  Speed, Time and Distance
o  Time and Work
o  Average
o  Ratio and Proportion                     
o  Linear Equations
o  Quadratic Equations                     
o  Complex Numbers
o  Logarithm                                                           
o  Progressions
o  Binomial Theorem                                    
o  Surds and Indices
o  Inequalities                                             
o  Permutation and Combination
o  Probability                                               
o  Functions
o  Set Theory                                              
o  Mixtures and Allegations
o  Geometry                                                           
o  Co-ordinate Geometry
o  Trigonometry                                           
o  Mensuration
Data Interpretation
Data is given in form of tables, charts or graphs. In this section it is tested that how candidates can interpret the given data and answer questions based on it.
·       Tables
·       Column graphs
·       Bar Graphs
·       Line charts
·       Pie Chart
·       Venn Diagrams
Combination of two or more types linked to each other.
Logical Reasoning
·       Tables
·       Column graphs
·       Bar Graphs
·       Line charts
·       Pie Chart
·       Venn Diagrams
Verbal Ability
·       Types of Questions:
o  Vocabulary Based (Synonyms Antonyms) 
o  English Usage or Grammar
o  Sentence Correction
o  Fill in the blanks
o  Cloze Passage
o  Analogies or Reverse Analogies
o  Jumbled Paragraph 
o  Meaning-Usage Match
o  Summary Questions
o  Verbal Reasoning
o  Facts / Inferences / Judgements    
o  Reading Comprehension
Vocabulary questions test the candidate's knowledge of the primary meanings of words, secondary shades of meaning, usage, idioms and phrases, antonyms, related words, etc.
Grammar-based questions test the candidate's ability to spot and correct grammatical errors. CAT generally tests knowledge of high school level grammar and includes areas like subject-verb agreement, use of modifiers, parallel construction, redundancy, phrasal verbs, use of articles, prepositions, etc.
Verbal Reasoning
Verbal reasoning questions are designed to test the candidate's ability to identify relationships or patterns within groups of words or sentences.
General and Business GK (Elementary Level)
Institutes like IIFT AND SYMBOISIS have a section for General knowledge which includes question related to current affairs and business GK at elementary level 
Key Points: -
·      Set deadline: - Start with setting a reasonable Deadline (due date) for syllabus completion (default set to 1 month).
·      GOTD”90 mins” - Dedicate half an hour per section, per day and try to accomplish the individual section GOTDs (Goals of the day). If GOTD feels overwhelming / underwhelming, try adjusting the due date for smaller/larger GOTD targets.
·      Tag Questions: - Create a habit of tagging questions while practicing, tagged ones will be available as a collection for revision later.
·       Revise: - Every weekend, dedicate a portion of time to practice the incorrect/overtime/tagged question sets.
Minimum cut-off in CAT to go for IIMs: -
·       Minimum CAT percentile for General category candidates: 99.67
·       Minimum CAT percentile for NC-OBC category candidates: 96.42
·       Minimum CAT percentile for SC category candidates: 90.68
·       Minimum CAT percentile for ST category candidates: 81.10
·       Minimum CAT percentile for DA category candidates: 86.76
Note: This might vary in different branches of IIM by a slight numeric difference.
CAT Cut-Off
AIMS Institute (AIMS), Bangalore (PGDM)
Asia Pacific Institute of Management, Delhi (PGDM)
Birla Institute of Management Technologies (BIMTECH), Grater Noida
Bharathidasan Institute of Management (BIM), Tiruchirappalli (MBA)
Department of Management Studies - Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (DMS IITD), Delhi (MBA)
Faculty of Management Studies - University of Delhi (FMS), Delhi
Loyola Institute of Business Administration, (LIBA), Chennai (PGDM)
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai (MMS)
PSG Institute of Management (PSGIM), Coimbatore (MBA)
Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship, Bangalore (XIME), Bangalore (PGDM)
T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal (PGDM)

Difference between CAT, MAT as well as CMAT


CAT is a national level entrance exam regulated by IIMs & its 19 brothers, other colleges do consider CAT scores as the eligibility criteria for enrolment. CAT is an ellipsis of Common Admission Test, though the exam is not at all easy and common. It takes place once in an academic year nearly in the upcoming months with a distinct format and questionnaires. It might sound like CAT is some sort of volcanic eruption in a peaceful life, nevertheless an easy path can’t lead to a legendary life. CAT is the only gateway to A-Grade B-schools in India. At least 50% score in graduation is required to appear for the exam. Minimum 95% percentile can open the doors of the first stage in IIMs followed by Group discussions and Personal interviews. Scoring less than 95% should not disappoint you in life, still enormous colleges are willing to take applications.
MAT as well is a national level entrance exam conducted by AIMA (All India Management Association). Management Aptitude Test is abridged as MAT, more than 500 institutions approve MAT exam and is easy to notch 80% for an average student. The exam takes place four times in a year, but only those students are eligible to be placed in the top ranked B-Grade Business Schools whose percentile is more than 95%. Unlike CAT exam solving previous year question paper helps a lot as the pattern of question paper stays nearly equivalent. 
Students with good notch can apply for AICTE approved colleges & universities. A degree holder or a final year student awaiting results is eligible to apply for MAT. The test pattern is pretty much the same as that of the CAT. In MAT, there is an additional section on General Awareness. Even though clearing each section is compulsory, the General Awareness section score is not taken while calculating the percentile.
This was the prospect for the students who are selected apparently, not everyone is intelligent enough to rank first, the concerns are the mediocre students. What should they do in respect to have a better career? A number of colleges and institutions are practicing MBA/BBA, who have their own entrance exam and good placement opportunities. All it demands is to look out for the right one. In a population of 1.3 billion it is quite impossible for all the eligible students to get placed where they aspire.
CMAT: - All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) imparts CMAT (Common Management Admisssion Test), more than 1.5 L students appear for this exam, CMAT is a new platform to MBA aspirants, it took place in 2012 & entitled the second position in the list of entrance exams in India. Around 500 institutes approve CMAT scores for admission. There are 20 more entrance exams currently pursued for MBA admissions.

CPT (Copyright, Patent & Trademark)

CPT: - 
“C” stands for Copyright, “P” stands for Patent & “T” stands for Trademark.
The question arises here, what is CPT? Is it important? Does it have any significance?
The World Intellectual Property Organization brought CPT in legislature to protect the rights of a person’s belonging in terms of an idea, invention, symbols defining a firm, etc.
Copyright: -
Copyright is a legal inscribed document symbolizing the idea to a certain person, For instance, authors, choreographers, architects. It obligates to be used again by some other person. Though, their idea can’t be used until and unless it is tangible. In order to eradicate any further inconvenience to the authorized owner, the intellectual property aims to provide copyright.
 An individual can be prosecuted in a court for infringement of copyright provided, one has the papers in place. A copyright is lawful for a lifetime.
Patent: -
Patent is a claim mentioning the inventions with a new or improved function, the intellectual property gives the right to claim many applications which defines a specific property right. The validity of the attained Patent is for 20 years, it can’t be renewed. A Patent doesn’t allow to make or sell or use the invention, it provides the Right to exclude others.
An alumnus of IPS BUSINESS SCHOOL – JAIPUR (comes under the top management colleges in India) they are willing to invent a new concurrency, and desire to get it Patent to enjoy ownership.
The norms of patent vary from different countries and allows to relish the Rights according to their constitution.
Trademark: -
A trademark is a recognizable symbol, design, or expression which identifies products or services of a particular source from those of others. The trademark owner can be an individual, business organization, or any legal entity. A trademark may be located on a package, a label, a voucher, or on the product itself. A Trademark is valid till 10 financial years & can be renewed respectively.

IPS Experience


Not so long ago, it is the matter of JULY’17, There was a gathering of students for campus visit in IPS BUSINESS SCHOOL – JAIPUR, the management team was working compassionately to sooth muddled students, strongly puzzled for the admissions. I reached the reception counter, inquiring about the admission forms, my voice calm but timid. The lady sitting at the desk was sharp enough to recognise my voice as I already called upon the desk before appearing. She is one of the admin of IPS – Deepa Ma’am. She gave me the inquiry form and asked to wait & kindly be seated as Sudhir Sir was on his way for the counselling of candidates (conveyer of IPS).

Been a while, I was roaming around the campus, infrastructure was good, classrooms were up to date, suddenly my eyes met with a gentleman, he turned out to be the professor of IT. His personality and accent were attractive enough to pound a conversation. Fortunately, we begun to talk about my past education qualifications and honor of interest. I have done my 12th & I was willing to opt BBA as my career focus. I asked him about the facilities being provided in IPS, I was already aware of ON JOB TRAINING and exposures being given to the students, Perhaps, the concept was not much clear. Pankaj Sir gave a wise discretion about how OJT works and how the college is taking care of every individual in the premises. There was a poster hanged beautifully telling about Internet of Things(IoT), exaggerating facts of how far technology has reached. He took a glance at me and said do you have any idea about IoT, I knew the content but partially. The way he explained the whole concept was amendable, I somehow made a perception in my mind, might be this is the hub of knowledge, I should take admission here, Though, I was not completely confident about my thoughts.

Sudhir Sir arrived, all the students were called upon, we headed forward towards the board room. Our counselling session begun, I have a habit of analysing people and Sudhir Sir seemed co-operative, smart and a person with perfect professional attire. He read all the forms thoroughly and asked the same question to everybody “What do you know about IPS?” He received a couple of answers, not too accurate. So, he bothered to explain it on his own, IPS precisely offers BBA and MBA course which is affiliated with Rajasthan University. The college is located in a silent, peaceful area, suitable for transportation. Students are given laptops and SAP training by the college, classes are air-conditioned, Wi-Fi and projectors are the main medium of education. Aspirants need to crack interviews after orientation program to learn working of companies. They may or may not be paid with stipends depending on the strategies of the organisations. The experience is justified at the time of final placements.

I was amazed by the way he expressed every word straight and focused. Thereafter, I came to know IPS also provides EMBA programs by IIMs, interested students can shift their training abroad for higher experience which is also assigned by IPS. There was no other second thought left in my head except for submitting my 12th mark sheet and get enrolled in IPS.

Classes were beginning on 17th Aug and there I was, finally meeting the rest of the faculties, staff members in relief and satisfaction. This journey has still to cover a long route, ups and down. The decision I made held me up.
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