Top 50 Management Colleges In India

On 29th September 2015, the National Institutional Ranking Framework was approved by the MHRD and was been launched by Honorable Minister of Human Resource Development. The methodology to rank the Institutes draws the overall recommendation that was arrived at by Core Committee set up by MHRD. The broad parameters for the ranking covered are Teaching, Learning and Resources”, “Research and Professional Practices”, “Outreach and Inclusivity” “Graduation Outcomes”, and “Perception”. With these parameters, the Institutions have been ranked across the country. The list of the best Management colleges is mentioned below.


IIM Ahmedabad has retained its place on the top of the list. Surprisingly, FMS Delhi, which is deemed as one of the prestigious institutions for MBA degree, still find no place on the list. These reliable rankings have been given taking careful considerations like the Student : Regular teacher ratio, the number of faculties who have a doctoral degree, library facilities like annual expenditure and library resources, metric for teaching and innovation, etc.

Further, the aspirant can check the IIM Selection Criteria and CAT cut-offs for individual IIMs from the linked article.

The top MBA colleges in India according to the latest NIRF ranking 2018 is given below in the table.

Top 50 MBA Colleges in India 2018:


Institute Name

City and State


1 Indian Institute of Management- Ahmedabad (IIM A) Ahmedabad, Gujarat 79.18
2 Indian Institute of Management- Bangalore (IIM B) Bengaluru, Karnataka 77.33
3 Indian Institute of Management- Calcutta (IIM C) Kolkata, West Bengal 77.08
4 Indian Institute of Management- Lucknow (IIM L) Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 68.63
5 Indian Institute of Technology- Bombay (IIT B)  Mumbai, Maharashtra 66.80
6 Indian Institute of Management- Kozhikode (IIM K) Kozhikode, Kerala 65.21
7 Indian Institute of Technology- Kharagpur (IIT KGP) Kharagpur, West Bengal 63.36
8 Indian Institute of Technology- Delhi New Delhi 63.31
9 Indian Institute of Technology- Roorkee (IIT R) Roorkee, Uttarakhand 62.95
10 Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI) Jamshedpur, Jharkhand 62.66
11 Indian Institute of Management- Indore (IIM IDR) Indore, Madhya Pradesh  60.28
12 Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon, Haryana 59.59
13 Indian Institute of Management- Udaipur (IIM U) Udaipur, Rajasthan 59.07
14 National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) Mumbai, Maharashtra 57.02
15 Indian Institute of Management- Tiruchirappalli (IIM Trichy) Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu 55.85
16 Great Lakes Institute of Management Chennai, Tamil Nadu 55.25
17 Indian Institute of Technology- Kanpur (IIT K) Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh 53.43
18 Symbiosis Institute of Business Management Pune, Maharashtra 52.80
19 S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR) Mumbai, Maharashtra 52.31
20 Indian Institute of Management- Kashipur Kashipur, Uttarakhand  51.20
21 Indian Institute of Management- Raipur Raipur, Chhattisgarh 51.17
22 ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education Hyderabad, Telangana 51.16
23 Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) New Delhi 51.11
24 SVKM`s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) Mumbai, Maharashtra 51.03
25 International Management Institute- New Delhi New Delhi 50.94
26 Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management Shillong, Meghalaya 50.53
27 Indian Institute of Management- Rohtak Rohtak, Haryana 50.33
28 Anna University Chennai, Tamil Nadu 50.28
29 Vellore Institute of Technology Vellore, Tamil Nadu 50.11
30 Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Bhubaneswar, Odisha 49.31
31 Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh 48.59
32 Loyola Institute of Business Administration Chennai, Tamil Nadu 47.47
33 PSG College of Technology Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 47.37
34 Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi 47.08
34 (Same Score) Institute for Financial Management and Research Satyavedu, Andhra Pradesh 47.08
36 Xavier University Bhubaneswar, Odisha 46.76
37 Fore School of Management New Delhi 46.06
38 Lovely Professional University Jalandhar, Punjab 44.75
39 Banaras Hindu University (BHU) Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 44.72
40 Indian Institute of Management- Ranchi Ranchi, Jharkhand 44.21
41 Indian Institute of Forest Management Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 43.81
42 Panjab University Chandigarh 43.80
43 Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) Anand, Gujarat 43.62
44 Birla Institute of Technology Ranchi, Jharkhand 43.21
45 Birla Institute of Management Technology Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh  43.11
46 Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation University Vaddeswaram, Andhra Pradesh 43.05
47 Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management Delhi 42.99
48 Amity University Gautam Budh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh 42.78
49 Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh 42.71
50 Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship Development Pune, Maharashtra 42.48


These rankings can help the MBA aspirants to select their preferred Institute and prepare for the respective exams accordingly. As most of the colleges require the CAT scores, it is very important for the candidates to properly focus on the CAT exam to ace the exam and get admission in their preferred B-School.

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