List of Top Government MBA Colleges in India

Top Government MBA Colleges in India

Top Government MBA Colleges in India : An MBA is a post-graduate degree that is accepted worldwide imparts a strong theoretical base in business concepts. It provides real-world opportunities (via internships, group assignments and individual projects) to implement the theoretical knowledge gained. MBA also helps in building hard-skills in the areas of management and leadership.  It refines a range of soft-skills like communication, motivation and negotiation. MBA allows students to start an independent business after graduating and also opens up global opportunities for career growth.

Top Government MBA Colleges in India

MBA is the most prestigious and lucrative degree being offered in India. Admission to the course is carried out by various Entrance Exams and exams are structured so as to access the ability of the candidates.

MBA Eligibility Criteria

  • For pursuing an MBA degree course, firstly applicants must have a minimum three-year Bachelor’s degree in any discipline or equivalent qualification with minimum 50 percent aggregate marks. Some colleges / universities allow admissions to even those applicants who are appearing for the final-year degree exam.
  • Applicants belonging to reserved categories can apply for such a course with a Bachelor’s degree with minimum 45 percent aggregate marks.
  • Those who intend to enroll themselves in MBA (Executive) degree course must have a minimum two years of work experience as of the cut-off date, aside from minimum qualifications required for regular MBA degree course.

MBA Admission Process

Based on their preferences and curricular peculiarities, universities and colleges across India follow different admission processes. While few colleges consider pass percentage in graduation as the only criterion, rest of them give due weightage to Common Entrance Test scores as well.

Here are some Common Entrance Tests and some colleges that accepts scores of these exams.

Common Admission Test (CAT):

Several nationwide colleges take through MBA aspirants’ score that they manage to obtain in Common Admission Test (CAT). The prominent ones are IIMs such as IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Lucknow, IIM Kozhikode. Furthermore FMS Delhi, IISc Bangalore, SP Jain Mumbai  and the IITs also uses CAT score.

Common Management Aptitude Test (CMAT):

AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) conducts CMAT, a comparatively newer addition to the list of MBA entrance exams, twice a year. Top public and also top private B-Schools that accept CMAT scores include ISM Dhanbad, SIMSREE Mumbai, NIT Durgapur, GLIM Chennai, GIM Goa, Jaipuria Institute of Management Lucknow and so on.

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT):

MBA aspirants can secure seats in more than 100 MBA institutes across India with their GMAT scores. GMAT accepting schools in India include IIM Ahmedabad, ISB Hyderabad & Mohali, IIM Bangalore, XLRI Jamshedpur, Dept. Of Management BITS Pilani, IIFT Delhi & Kolkata also several other top B-Schools.

Management Aptitude Test (MAT):

Conducted by All India Management Association (AIMA), MAT attracts the fancies of several MBA aspirants who can rest assured about getting admission in MBA schools, such as Alliance Bangalore, Amity Noida, IBMR Bangalore, EMPI New Delhi, NILM Delhi, SCMS Cochin, IRM Jaipur, and so on.

AIMS Test for Management Admissions (ATMA):

Conducted by Association of Indian Management Schools (AIMS), ATMA is a national entrance exam conducted four times a year. Top B-schools accepting ATMA score include SCMS Cochin, IMS Ghaziabad, MSM Meerut, International School of Business & Media, Pune, as well as Institute of Business Management and Research (IBMR IPS)

Xavier Admission Test (XAT):

Conducted by XLRI for admission into several MBA colleges countrywide. Some colleges such as XLRI Jamshedpur, XIM Bhubaneswar, GIM, and so on. The national aptitude test i.e. Xavier Admission Test (XAT) helps several aspiring MBA students realize their dream of being MBA postgraduates.


Symbiosis conducts this management entrance exam every year for admission into MBA programs run by its affiliated institutes.


Acknowledged by ICFAI University and IBS Business School, the national level postgraduate MBA entrance examination. Its score plays a vital role in helping students secure their seats in affiliated MBA institutes in India.

List of Top Government MBA Colleges in India

Sl. No. Name of the College


1 Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad Ahmedabad
2 Indian Institute of Management Bangalore Bengaluru
3 Indian Institute of Management Calcutta Kolkata
4 Indian Institute of Management Lucknow Lucknow
5 Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode Kozhikode
Indian Institute of Management Indore(IIMI) Indore
6 Management Development Institute Gurgaon(MDI) Gurgaon
7 Faculty of Management Studies Delhi University New Delhi(FMS) New Delhi
8 Indian Institute of Foreign Trade New Delhi(IIFT) New Delhi
9 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi New Delhi
10 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur Kharagpur
11 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee Roorkee
12 Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI) Jamshedpur
13 Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies Mumbai(JBIMS) Mumbai
14 Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Research and Entrepreneurship Education, Mumbai Mumbai
15 National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai Mumbai
16 Shailesh J Mehta School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay Bombay
17 Vinod Gupta School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur Kharagpur
18 Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras Madras
19 Indian Institute of Management Raipur Raipur
20 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee Roorkee
21 Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli Tiruchirappalli
22 Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management Shillong Shillong
23 Indian Institute of Management Ranchi Ranchi
24 Indian Institute of Management Rohtak Rohtak
25 Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal Bhopal
26 Indian Institute of Management Udaipur Udaipur
27 Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore Bangalore
28 Indian Institute of Management Kashipur Kashipur
29 Delhi School of Management, Delhi Technological University, Delhi Delhi
30 Institute of Management Studies, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi Varanasi


The several parameters (infrastructure, facilities, recognition, national importance, faculty ratio, training facility, student’s preferences, so on) are the basis of listing.

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