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The top MBA colleges in Hyderabad include 204 colleges, some of which have been ranked by the top ranking agencies in India like NIRF and The Week. These colleges are affiliated to various universities like Osmania University (OU) and JNTUH Hyderabad. There are 60 top MBA colleges in Hyderabad under Osmania University.

  • The city has 186 private and 18 public MBA colleges. These colleges offer both degree and diploma courses to the aspiring students.
  • Admissions in these colleges are mainly done through entrane exams like TSICET, CAT, MAT, etc. Check list of colleges accepting MAT in Hyderabad.
  • Some of the top names of colleges here include ISB Hyderabad, University of Hyderabad, and Osmania University affiliated colleges.

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Top MBA Colleges in Hyderabad: Rankings

Various ranking agencies release the list of Hyderabad MBA colleges on the basis of different parameters every year. Ranking agencies like NIRF, Business Today, and Times B School also release rankings in different categories including state-wise and city-wise. Most of these rankings are based on common parameters like Perception of the University, Faculty-Student Ratio, Graduation Outcome, Hostel Facilities, etc.

Given below are some of the top MBA colleges in Hyderabad rank wise list which are initially released for the top MBA colleges in India. Some other lists released by these agencies inlcude Top Engineering Colleges in India, Top Law Colleges in West Bengal, Top Medical Colleges in Tamil Nadu, etc.

Top MBA Colleges in Hyderabad: NIRF Ranking 2020

NIRF rankings are released for 8 different categories every year. LIsted below are the top MBA colleges in Hyderabad ranked by the agency.

College Name NIRF Ranking 2020 NIRF Ranking 2019 Change Average Annual Fee
ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education 25 26 +1 INR 7,02,000
Institute of Management Technology 61 67 +6 INR 6,97,000

The agency has ranked only 2 colleges from Hyderabad among the top MBA colleges in India.

  • ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education and IMT Hyderabad have managed to secure rank in the 2020 list released by NIRF for the top management colleges in India.
  • The 2 institutes have been ranked 25th and 61st in India respectively.
  • While ICFAI has seen a rise of 1 place in its rank, IMT Hyderabad has improved by 6 good positions.

NIRF rankings are based on 5 main parameters. Their ratio is shown in the chart below.

nirf ranking parameters

Source: NIRF Official Website

Top MBA Colleges in Hyderabad: The Week Ranking

Every year, The Week releases a comprehensive list of MBA colleges in India and the subsection of it contains state wise ranking as well. This is a collective survey of MBA colleges and the ranking is based upon the various facets of a globally appealing Business School. The survey is evaluated by 175 academic experts, 410 current students, 460 aspiring students and 75 recruiters from 23 Indian cities.

College Name The Week All India Rank 2019 The Week All India Rank 2018 Change Average Annual Fee
Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE) 33 48 +15 INR 4,55,000
Institute of Management Technology (IMT) 55 NP - INR 6,97,000
Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management 73 82 +9 INR 4,60,000
GITAM Hyderabad Business School 80 89 +9 INR 3,60,300
Department of Business Management, Osmania University 99 NP - INR 50,000
Dhruva College of Management 103 116 +13 INR 3,08,000

The Week has ranked IPE Hyderabad as the best MBA college in the city. The institute has been given a rank of 33 in India.

  • Other top colleges included in this list are IMT Hyderabad, VJIM, GITAM, etc.
  • IPE Hyderabad has shown a great improvement in rank as it jumps from 48th position in 2018 to 33rd in 2019.
  • IMT Hyderabad and Osmania University were not included in The Week’s 2018 list but have been mentioned this time.

Top MBA Colleges in Hyderabad: Times B School Ranking

The Times B-school ranking takes a consolidation of business schools and compiles the management courses offered by them. Unlike the other researches and lists, the Times B-school does only partial crowdsourcing of information and relies on the methodical research of the institute and its effect on the students. Here are some of the top MBA colleges in Hyderabad as per the Times B School ranking.

College Name Times All India Rank 2019 Average Annual Fee
IPE Hyderabad 20 INR 4,55,000
Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management 43 INR 4,60,000
Aurora’s Business School 45 INR 2,70,000
Siva Sivani Institute of Management 70 INR 4,00,000
GITAM Hyderabad Business School 72 INR 3,60,300

Here also, IPE Hyderabad is ranked as the best MBA college in Hyderabad. The colleges gives admission in its management programmes through multiple entrance exams.

Check details of IPE Hyderabad Admission.

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

ROI is of great significance when choosing a college. It tells you how profitable your education is, and how long will it take for you to break even on your fees. Comparing ROI while arriving at a decision can drastically change the course of your career post-graduation. Here are the top MBA colleges in Hyderabad ROI wise.

College Name Average Annual Fee Average Placement Package ROI Rank*
Dhruva College of Management INR 3,08,000 INR 4,00,000 1
Aurora’s Business School INR 2,70,000 INR 3,50,000 2
Siva Sivani Institute of Management INR 4,00,000 INR 4,50,000 3
IPE Hyderabad INR 4,55,000 INR 5,00,000 4
Institute of Management Technology INR 6,97,000 INR 7,14,000 5
ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education INR 7,02,000 INR 6,90,000 6

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

Dhruva College of Management offers a good ROI as it offers a package of INR 4,00,000 on average in comparison to a fees of INR 3,08,000 per year. Other top colleges include Aurora’s Business School, IPE Hyderabad and IMT Hyderabad.

Top MBA Colleges in Hyderabad: Cutoff

Different colleges accept the score of different exams for giving admission to students in their different management programs. The table below gives the cutoff links for different top MBA colleges in Hyderabad.

College Name MBA Course Cutoff
GITAM Hyderabad Business School Cutoff for NMAT, CMAT, MAT, ATMA
National Institute of Agriculture Extension Management [MANAGE], Hyderabad Cutoff for CAT
ICFAI Business School Cutoff for CAT, IBSAT, NMAT
IPE Hyderabad Cutoff for MAT, CAT, CMAT and ATMA
Sia Sivani Institute of Management Cutoff for MAT, CAT, CMAT, ATMA

Top MBA Colleges in Hyderabad: Admission Process

The top MBA colleges in Hyderabad are divided as 18 public and 186 private MBA colleges in Hyderabad. The ratio of these colleges is shown in the chart below.

top mba colleges in hyderabad

Source: Official Survey

Admissions in these colleges are manily dine through entrance exams like CAT, TS ICET, MAT, etc. The following table shows the number of colleges accepting scores of different entrance exams in Hyderabad.

Entrance Exam No. of Colleges Accepting Score
CAT 40
MAT 32
XAT 30

ICFAI Business School (IBS) Hyderabad

ICFAI Business School (IBS) Hyderabad is affiliated to the ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (IFHE). It is a Deemed University as per the UGC Act 1956 and is one of the top business schools in India. ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education ranked 25th in India in the NIRF Ranking 2020.

  • The college offers BBA, MBA, Executive MBA, and Post Graduate Programs.
  • The MBA Program has 30 courses (22 Compulsory Courses and 8 Elective Courses), which is powered with the Summer Internship Program and Soft Skills Labs.
  • The courses are spread over four semesters, and the students are scored over credit units.
  • The program structure is divided between seven terms, covered for two years.

Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE) Hyderabad

IPE is a rising MBA institute in Hyderabad and has proved its mantel in the educational arena in the last couple of years. It focuses on growth, leadership, entrepreneurship and is committed to sustainability, business, and social impact. 

  • IPE Hyderabad has been ranked in the Top 5 in SouthZone B-Schools and ranks in the top 5 sectoral colleges of Hyderabad.
  • It earned the 36th spot in OUTLOOK SURVEY 2018 and 10th spot in TOP 10 Government B-Schools in India.
  • The college offers a two-year full-time Post Graduate Diploma in Business Development.
  • The college offers PGDM programs in Retail and Marketing, Banking, Insurance, and Financial Service.

Top MBA Colleges in Hyderabad: Entrance Exam Wise

Admissions in Hyderabad MBA colleges are done primarily through top MBA entrance exams like XAT, CAT, CMAT, and MAT. Some institutes take the private exams like SNAP and ISBAT while considering scores of national exams as well. The admission also happens on the basis of merits and quota. Listed below are the entrance exams required to join specific institutes in Hyderabad.

Top MBA Colleges in Hyderabad Through CAT

CAT is the most popular entrance exam in India which students need to clear to study the top MBA courses. The exam is held in November every year and lakhs of student appear for it. Some of the top MBA colleges in Hyderabad through CAT are given below.

  • Institute of Public Enterprise
  • Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management - VJIM Hyderabad 
  • National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management Hyderabad.
  • Aurora’s Business School

Top MBA Colleges in Hyderabad Through MAT

Some colleges accept MAT scores along with state-level TS ICET or AP ICET, and shortlisted candidates are required to present CET exam scores for consideration. Listed below are some of the top MBA colleges in Hyderabad through MAT.

  • IPE Hyderabad
  • ICFAI Hyderabad
  • Food and Agri Business School, Hyderabad

These institutes have high placement records along with penetrable cutoff scores that range between 60 to 80+ percentile.

Top MBA Colleges in Hyderabad Through CMAT

CMAT exam scores can take you to the doors of great opportunities. CMAT exam scores are considered by around 25 colleges across Hyderabad. Some of the top MBA colleges in Hyderabad through CMAT score are: 

  • IPE Hyderabad
  • IBS Hyderabad
  • VJIM Hyderabad

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Top MBA Colleges in Hyderabad: Placement Wise

Management colleges in Hyderabad offer students some of the best placement opportunities.

  • An average MBA college in Hyderabad receives around 200 offers.
  • Every year, around 50-70 recruiters visit an average top MBA college in Hyderabad.
  • The average MBA salary in India is INR 6-9 lakh, with packages jumping up to INR 1 crore as well.

top MBA colleges in Hyderabad Placements

Source: Official Websites

The top Management recruiters include:

Aditya Birla Group


Bank of America



JP Morgan 




Morgan Stanley



Check these colleges specialization wise by clicking on the links below.

Top MBA Colleges in Hyderabad For Finance

India’s finance industry is booming at a tremendous rate. With the growing investment, companies are hiring multiple people to handle finance for their companies.  

  • The financial sector is growing at 7.5% and is estimated at $3 trillion USD in 2020. 
  • The financial growth needs fresh minds and constant talent influx.

Given below are some of the top MBA colleges in Hyderabad for Finance:

  • ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad
  • Osmania University, Hyderabad
  • Woxsen School of Business, Hyderabad
  • The University of Hyderabad, School of Management Studies
  • Badruka College Post Graduate Centre, Hyderabad

The average salary for finance in India is INR 7-9 lakh after graduation.

Top MBA Colleges in Hyderabad For Marketing

The advertising and marketing sector is set to $10 billion by the end of 2020. With the influx of digital marketing and fierce competitors rising from mobile phones, the sector is growing at a rate of 30%. Some of the top MBA colleges in Hyderabad for Marketing are:

  • ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad
  • Institute of Public Enterprise
  • Woxsen School of Business, Hyderabad
  • Siva Sivani Institute of Management, Hyderabad
  • Aurora Business School, Hyderabad
  • Osmania University, Hyderabad

The average salary for marketing in India is INR 6-8 lakh.

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Top MBA Colleges in Hyderabad: FAQs

Ques.  Which college is best for MBA in Hyderabad?

Ans. The best MBA colleges in Hyderabad are: 

1) Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE)

2) Institute of Management Technology

3) Vignana Jyothi Institute of Management

Ques. How many MBA colleges are there in Hyderabad?

Ans. There are a total of 204 MBA colleges in Hyderabad.

Ques. What is the average cost of MBA colleges in Hyderabad?

Ans. The average cost of an MBA course in Hyderabad is INR 3 lakh.

Ques. What is the average cut off for any student? 

Ans. The diverse range of colleges accepts one percentile or the other, depending upon the college. 

Ques. What the entrance process for these colleges?

Ans. Candidates will have to sit in entrance exams such as: CAT, XAT, SNAP, IBSAT, GMAT, CMAT, MAT, ATMA, based on the college of their choice.

Ques. Are there good chances of employment in Hyderabad?

Ans. There are over 1500 IT and ITES firms including Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Google, IBM, Oracle Corporation, Dell in Hyderabad, making the employment rate on the best in the entire country. 

Ques. Are there any private entrance exams available for the students?

Ans. SNAP and IBSAT are private entrance exams, available for Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM) and ICFAI Business School (IBS) respectively.


8.0 /10

Campus Life :

As everyone has to stay on campus so I had a great experience in my 2 years of MBA life All facilities are provided like we had swimming pools, badminton court, basketball court, squash court, cricket pitch and ground, football ground, tennis court, etcEvery branch had its own library like we had Marketing, Finance, IT, HR, Personal management

Placement Experience :

It was all dependent on the factor like you should have a good CGPAYou should not have any backlogThere are almost 200 companies that visit our campus but still 35% students are left unplaced but i feel theres no fault of collge because they call maximum company they can still if you are nt grabbing opportunities its your fault

Remarks :

IBS is a very good brand name in the market and as my job was in Hyderabad from the last two years I felt Hyderabad was a good place to do an MBA. Moreover getting college like IBS was the cherry on to of the cake.The placement record that I heard was not matching but I got placed at last.

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5.3 /10

Campus Life :

The campus is well equipped for a strength of 600-700 students or max 800.The library is a 2 storied building having enough space for accomodating books and also reading space for students.The Computer room is not that equipped given the strength of the college.For sports the grounds are large enough however there is no separate room to keep sports equipments. The campus does have 3 badminton courts, 2 lawn tennis and 2 basketball courts and also a swimming pool.

Course Curriculum Overview :

The ciurses where modified as per teh industry requirements. They did lag industry exposure as were more into theory however the internship did provide a chance to experience the industry.Few of the best Faculties were G.P. girish sir (Finance),Garima sisodia ma'am(Finance),Antony Sir(Finance),Madhavi ma'am (Marketing), chetana Krishna ma'am( HR) and few more.

Remarks :

The need for having an edge on the professional font was the mere thought behind opting for this MBA course.Also the factors responsible while shortlisting the college/university mainly are Courses available, credit rating by alumni,accreditation achieved, future opportunities, Packages offered at the placement. The companies coming for placement etc.

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