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The top MBA colleges in Gurgaon include 53 names like MDI Gurgaon, Great Lakes, Ansal University, Amity Gurgaon, ICFAI, and many other. These colleges, ranked by agencies like NIRF and The Week, offer management education in full-time, part-time, as well as distance education mode.

  • There are 2 part time MBA colleges in Gurgaon and 1 also offers management education in distance/correspondence mode. All the colleges in the city offer both MBA and PGDM as well as other top management courses.
  • The total number of 53 colleges includes 5 government and 48 private MBA colleges in Gurgaon. Continue reading this article to find all the details about their fee structure, ranking in India and cutoff scores.
  • Admissions in these colleges are done through top MBA entrance exams like CAT, MAT, XAT, while some institutes might give you admission on the basis of your merit score. Check the complete list of Top MBA Colleges in Gurgaon Under MAT.
  • The average fees of MBA in these colleges is mostly above INR 2 lakh/year. There are 34 colleges charging more than 2 lakh per year while 13 colleges charge between INR 1-2 lakh per year.

Top MBA Colleges in Gurgaon: Rankings

Various ranking agencies release the list of top MBA colleges in Gurgaon on the basis of different parameters every year. These rankings are based on parameters like Perception of the University, Teacher-Student Ratio, Placement Reports, Faculty Quality and many more. Many ranking agencies release separate ranking lists for Private B-schools and Government B-Schools.

Ranking agencies like NIRF, Business Today, and Times B School also release rankings in different categories including state-wise and city-wise. These include rankings like Top MBA Colleges in India, Top BBA Colleges in Gurgaon, etc. Given below are some of the rankings for MBA Colleges in Gurgaon.

Top MBA Colleges in Gurgaon: NIRF Ranking

NIRF (National Institutional Ranking Framework) is the national ranking agency for colleges and universities in India and is run by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. Listed below are the top MBA colleges in Gurgaon according to the NIRF survey 2020:

Name of the College NIRF Rank 2020 NIRF Rank 2019 Change Average Annual Fees
Management Development Institute (MDI) 10 12 +2 INR 9,43,000
BML Munjal University 37 NP - INR 5,79,000
  • Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon is one of the only 2 institutes in Gurgaon which have been ranked by NIRF.
  • The institute has been ranked 10 in India, improving its position by 2 places.
  • MDI is also considered as the best private MBA college in the entire North Zone.
  • BML Munjal University is a new entrant in the list this year. The college has been ranked 37th in India.

Read More about MDI Gurgaon

NIRF Ranking Scheme is based on five different factors as given below:

NIRF Ranking Parameters and Weightage

Source: NIRF Official Website

Top MBA Colleges in Gurgaon: Jagran Josh Ranking 

Jagran Josh is an education web portal that caters to the aspirants preparing for various competitive exams. It also assists aspirants in post-examination guidance, admission related queries, and real insights for selecting the proper institute. It is a team of domains with focused content researchers, developers, and editors with a sound understanding of various topics.

Name of the college Ranking in 2019 Ranking in 2018 Change Average Annual Fees
Management Development Institute (MDI) 1 1 0 INR 9,43,000
School of Management, North Cap University 3 4 +1 INR 3,17,000
IILM Institute, Gurugram 5 5 0 INR 12,90,000
SGT University 4 6 +2 INR 2,50,000
  • MDI ranks as the number 1 college here also. It is followed by North Cap University and IILM along with SGT University.
  • The minimum fees among these is charged by SGT University which takes INR 2,50,000 per year of MBA education.
  • The best improvement in the rank has been shown by SGT university which jumped from 6th position to 4th position in the Jagran Josh ranking.

Top MBA Colleges in Gurgaon: The Week Ranking

The Week is an Indian news magazine printed from Kochi and printed in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Kottayam. The Week demeanors a survey along with Hansa Research every year to list the top MBA colleges in India and also state-wise.

Name of the college Ranking 2019 Ranking 2018 Change Average Annual Fees
Management Development Institute (MDI) 9 10 +1 INR 9,43,000

Here also, MDI Gurgaon is the only top institute which has been ranked among the top MBA colleges in Gurgaon.

Top MBA Colleges in Gurgaon: ROI (Return on Investment)

ROI is very important when it comes to selecting the top MBA colleges. It tells you how profitable it is to join a particular college and a particular course. It gives you a good comparison of your return to your investment. The following are the top MBA colleges in Gurgaon ROI wise.

Name of College Average Annual Fees Average Placement Package ROI Rank*
Management Development Institution (MDI) INR 9.43 Lacs INR 19.17 LPA 1
JK Business School, Gurugram INR 5.5 Lacs INR 7.4 LPA 2
ISBM Gurgaon INR 3.80 Lacs INR 4.5 LPA 3
Indraprasth Institute of Management INR 5.9 Lacs INR 6 LPA 4
Great Lakes Institute of Management INR 14.5 Lacs INR 11.21 LPA 5
School of Inspired Leadership INR 14 Lacs INR 8.3 LPA 6

*ROI Percentage= {(Average Placement Package)/(Average Annual Fees)}*100%

MDI is considered the best college in Gurgaon with the highest percentage of ROI. With INR 9.43 lakh as average annual fees, the college offers salary amounting to INR 19 LPA.

Top MBA Colleges in Gurgaon: Cutoff

Cutoff lists released by the colleges are the most important selection criterion when it comes to MBA admissions in top colleges in India. Most of the colleges in India consider score of CAT as it is the topmost MBA entrance exam, but still, it is not the only one. Colleges also release cutoff lists for other top exams like MAT, XAT, NMAT, etc. Infact, there are 26 top MBA colleges in Gurgaon under MAT, comparable to 28 colleges accepting CAT score.

Listed below are the best MBA colleges in Gurgaon along with the links to the cutoff lists released by them in the latest years.

College Name Cutoff Score
MDI Gurgaon CAT Cutoff
ICFAI Business School (IBS), Gurgaon IBSAT Cutoff
NorthCap University, Gurgaon MAT Cutoff
Amity University, Gurgaon CAT and MAT Cutoff
GD Goenka University (GDGU), Gurgaon MAT Cutoff
Great Lakes Institute of Management (GLIM), Gurgaon MAT and CMAT Cutoff

Top MBA Colleges in Gurgaon: Admission Process

There are a total of 53 MBA Colleges in Gurgaon, out of which 48 are private and 5 are public.

Number of Top MBA Colleges in Gurgaon

Source: Official Survey

Admission to these colleges is via top MBA entrance exams like CAT, MAT, XAT, CMAT, GMAT, NMAT, ATMA, IBSAT, and UPSEE. The table below lists these top entrance exams along with the number of top MBA colleges in Gurgaon accepting their score.

Exam Name No. of Colleges Accepting Score
CAT 28
MAT 26
XAT 16

Also read, Top BBA Colleges in Gurgaon

MDI Gurgaon

MDI Gurgaon or Management Development Institute, Gurgaon is a highly ranked management institute in India. The college is approved by the AICTE and offers full-time PGPM/ PGP-HRM and PGP-IM programs apart from other PGDM programs and Doctoral programs.

  • The applicants are selected on the basis of the CAT Score at MDI Gurgaon
  • Final selection at MDI Gurgaon is made after the GD (Group Discussion) and PI (Personal Interview).
  • Centers for PI and GD round are Bangalore, Gurgaon, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, and Mumbai.
  • MDI Gurgaon offers the facility to use a single common online application form to apply for all three programs. The form is made available at the MDI website for both campuses – MDI Gurgaon and MDI Murshidabad. The application fee is INR 3000 (inclusive of GST).
  • MDI Gurgaon has cutoffs between 93 and 95 percentiles for CAT. 
  • Along with the CAT exam scores, MDI Gurgaon also considers Academic Score, Group Discussion, Personal Interview, and WAT (Written Ability Test) scores.

Learn More: MDI Gurgaon Placements

MDI Gurgaon Seat Intake_ Course Wise

Source: MDI Gurgaon Official Website

Great Lakes Institute of Management, Gurgaon

Consistently ranked among the most innovative B-schools, Great Lakes Institute of Management is an AICTE approved college. The Institute offers 2 full-time and 4 corporate programs in the field of management. 

  • Great Lakes has 50+ full-time faculty and 130+ visiting faculty hailing from top schools like Yale, Kellogg, and Stanford, ensuring global perspectives.
  • The institute has an excellent placement record with over 97% of students placed in 2019.
  • The admissions are based on the marks secured in the Great Lakes Aptitude Test (GLAT) and interview conducted by the Institution. The college also accepts MAT and CMAT scores.

The following table gives some insights into Great Lakes Gurgaon Placements 2019. The institute’s placement season 2020 hasn’t been completed yet due to Covid 19.

Average CTC INR 13,10,000
Highest CTC (Domestic) INR 29,00,000
Job Sectors Analytics, BFSI, IT/ ITES, Consulting, E-commerce, Technology Consulting, FMCG and Product
Maximum Offers Made By TCS, Deloitte US & India, Accenture, and HCL

Top MBA Colleges in Gurgaon: Entrance Exam Wise

Most of the MBA Colleges in Gurgaon accept CAT score in addition to their own selection criteria like GD, PI. To get admission in top MBA colleges in Gurgaon, CAT exam score is a must. Listed below are some of these top colleges, categorized according to the entrance exam score they accept.

Top MBA Colleges in Gurgaon Accepting CAT Score

Common Admission Test or CAT is the most asked management entrance exam score for admission into the MBA program. Lakhs of students appear for the exam every single year.

  • CAT exam is held online and the exam duration is 3 hours. The paper itself is divided into 3 sections.
  • The sections and question division are Quantitative Analysis (34 questions), Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (34 questions) and Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (32 questions).
  • CAT exam is held in more than 300 centers across multiple cities in the country.

Some of the top MBA colleges in Gurgaon accepting CAT score are:

  • MDI Gurgaon
  • Skyline Business School
  • JK Business School
  • Ansal University
  • School of Inspired Leadership (SoIL)
  • KR Mangalam University
  • Brij Mohan Institute of Management and Technology (BIMT), Gurgaon

Top MBA Colleges in Gurgaon Under MAT

MAT (Management Aptitude Test) is conducted by AIMA four times a year for admissions to more than 600 B-schools across India. It is held in the month of February, May, September, and December, in both Online and Offline modes.

  • The score obtained by a candidate in the MAT exam is valid for one year only.
  • While applying to MBA colleges through other management exams, candidates usually need to pay an amount to the institute other than those shortlisted by the exam. However, that’s not the case with MAT as it allows you to apply for free to any 5 MBA colleges in India.

Some of the top MBA Colleges in Gurgaon Under MAT are:

  • The Northcap University
  • KIIT College of Engineering
  • Gurgaon College of Engineering
  • Sanlok Institute of Management and Information Technology, Gurgaon.

Top MBA Colleges in Gurgaon: Placement Wise 

Each college offering an MBA program holds a placement drive for its students. Placements are held during the second year for MBA students. All the top MBA colleges in Gurgaon have national and international recruiters. Given below are the CTCs of top MBA colleges in Gurgaon:

CTCs offered in Top MBA Colleges in Gurgaon

Source: Official Institute Websites

MDI Gurgaon offers much better placement opportunities to students but it also charges a comparatively high fees. These placements also depend upon the specialization you choose, Gurgaon colleges offer more than 35 specializations. Read top MBA colleges in Gurgaon specialization wise below.

Top MBA Colleges in Gurgaon for Marketing

MBA in Marketing in India is one of the most sought after main-stream post graduation courses and has a duration of 2 years. The course is divided into 4 semesters or 6 trimesters depending upon the college. The minimum eligibility required to pursue MBA Marketing is a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute. Certain institutes might even ask for some work experience.

Some of the top MBA colleges in Gurgaon offering Marketing are:

  • Regional Group of Institutions, Gurgaon
  • Skyline Business School
  • Ansal University
  • KR Mangalam University
  • School of Inspired Leadership
  • Brij Mohan Institute of Management and Technology (BIMT), Gurgaon

Top MBA Colleges in Gurgaon for Finance

Among the most sought-after specializations in the field of Management, MBA Finance is a 2-year postgraduate degree course. The course is offered by some of the best institutes in India. The eligibility for pursuing MBA Finance is a bachelor’s degree in any discipline with an aggregate of 50% marks or an equivalent CGPA (a relaxation of 5% is granted to SC/ST candidates).

Some of the top MBA Colleges in Gurgaon offering Finance are:

  • World College of Technology and Management 
  • Global Institute of Technology and Management
  • BM Group of Institutions
  • Amity Business School, Manesar
  • First India School of Business

Top MBA Colleges in Gurgaon: FAQs

Ques. What is the admission process for MBA?

Ans. You can get admission to the MBA program by qualifying exams like CAT / CMAT / MAT / MHCET.

Ques. What are the advantages of pursuing PGDM?

Ans. The PGDM is a two-year full-time management program affiliated with AICTE. The course is designed to build essential skills and capabilities in a student to hold managerial posts in various firms and companies. It makes a student responsive and sensitive to global issues. The student gains managerial, executive and leadership skills during the tenure of this course.

Ques. What all competitive examination scores does IILM accept?

Ans. IILM accepts CAT/ MAT/ XAT/ ATMA/ CMAT/ GMAT exam scores.

Ques. Is IILM AIU approved?

Ans. IILM Graduate School of Management is affiliated with AICTE & accredited by AIU, NBA & NAAC “A”. IILM is also a Champion Business School and a Lifetime Institutional member of UN GLOBAL COMPACT NETWORK INDIA.

Ques. Which is the best college in the north zone?

Ans. MDI Gurgaon is considered as the best college in the north zone.

Ques. A total of how many specializations are offered in top MBA colleges in Gurgaon?

Ans. There are a total of 37 specializations offered in MBA. The majority of colleges in Gurgaon offer the following specializations:

  • General
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Operations Management
  • Information Technology
  • Foreign Trade
  • International Business


9.8 /10

Remarks :

One of the most renowned and premier institutions after IIM. The highly qualified and experienced faculties are easily approachable who impart world class education services. Campus life at MDI Gurgaon is very good. Bad: there's competition amongst the students. Admission process: Students will be allocated with a seat on the basis of CAT/ GMAT entrance exam scores and marks in the last qualifying examinations and the final selection will be done on the basis of CAT scores, academic records, work experience, and GD-PI.

Campus Life :

MDI Gurgaon offers a luxurious campus lifestyle to the students by providing various amenities and facilities. There are several recreational facilities like A Golf Course, Lawn Tennis, Badminton, Table Tennis, Recreation Room, T.V. Lounge, Billiards, Gymnasium, and Canteen are some of the facilities provided on campus. Yoga classes are conducted for fitness enthusiasts. Students can also avail ISD / STD Telephone, Fax, E-mail, Internet and Medical aid are also available on the MDI campus.

Placement Experience :

MDI Gurgaon has witnessed a 100% placements records with some prominent recruiters like Amazon, Flipkart, OYO, Uber, BCG, Avendus, Mckinsey, Cube Highways, Mckinsey Digital, ITC, Oliver Wyman, A T Kearney, PWC, Nestle, Mondelez, Dabur, CavinKare, and etc visiting the institute and offering the highest CTC at INR 40-40.7 LPA for the roles of Multiple Operations, BD, Category, Product, BD, etc. The average CTC stood at INR 22.05 LPA and a total of 126 PPOs were made.

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8.5 /10

Placement Experience :

Students who have scored above 60% in MAT and CAT can take admission here. MBA is the main course offered here. The college also offers other courses like BBA, B.Tech, BJMC and design law. The highest salary package offered is 15 LPA by Amazon. The average salary package offered ranges between 5-6 LPA, and the lowest salary package offered ranges between 3-4 LPA. Almost 100% of the students from our course got an internship.

Admission :

Interested candidates can apply online/offline with required information. Shortlisted candidates will be called for Personal Interview based on marks obtained in graduation, involvement in extracurricular activities and a statement of purpose. Candidates are selected based on performance in personal interview, involvement in extracurricular activities, statement of purpose and marks obtained in graduation.

College Events :

The campus is very lively at times of events. Each and every festival is celebrated here with utter joy and happiness. Mosaic, is the annual fest which is organized every year by students with full energy. The institute provides scholarship to the students who fulfill certain criterion. Note- The fees below includes global exposure, hostel and mess.

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8.2 /10

Placement Experience :

Placements are going on for our senior batch, around 25 students have already been placed: with an average package of 6 lacs. Top recruiting companies are Deloitte, EY, Mondelez, ITC, Athena, Ericsson, KPMG. Roles from various streams are offered ; tax, sales, HR, sales, research analyst. Etc. Till now students are getting pretty decent salary package.

Faculty :

At IILM there exists a mentor-mentee concept, each student is assigned a mentor all throughout their tenure at IILM. Teachers are very helpful, knowledgeable and approachable. Curriculum is very relatable so as to make us adaptable to the corporate environment. Industry mentoring also adds value to the course.

Admission :

The college requires the contender to have a lone ranger's in any significant stream from a perceived school/college. The confirmation happens based on tests like CAST/MAT and a GDPI round directed by the college. and these are the only entrance test which makes you eligible to take admission in my college

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