LIST OF TOP MBA/PGDM COLLEGES IN KERALA BASED ON 2020 RANKING

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There are 4,432 top MBA colleges in India including the 129 MBA colleges of Kerala. The top MBA Colleges in Kerala include top institutes like the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode and Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies - RCBS. These universities provide MBA/ PGDM courses and are among the topmost business schools of Kerala.

  • The list of these top colleges includes IIM Kozhikode, RCBS, SCMS Cochin School of Business and some more.
  • Out of these, the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode is known as IIM Kozhikode is ranked as the best MBA college of Kerala by many ranking agencies, including NIRF ranking 2020.
  • The total number of MBA colleges in Kerala which are in the top ranking is approximately 14.

Top MBA Colleges in Kerala: Rankings

Ranking agencies like NIRF, Business Today, The Week and many more release the list of top MBA colleges in India every year. These rankings are based on parameters like - Teaching, Learning & Resources, Graduation Outcomes, Facilities and many more.

In the below tables, the list of top MBA Colleges in Kerala as per various ranking agencies is mentioned.

Top MBA Colleges in Kerala: NIRF Ranking

NIRF is the national ranking agency that ranks colleges and universities in India and it is run by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. The list below shows top MBA Colleges in Kerala as per NIRF rankings 2020 and 2019.

Institute Name

NIRF Rank 2020

NIRF Rank 2019

Change

Average Annual Fees

Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode

6

8

+2

INR 17.5 Lacs

  • Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode has been consistent in remaining as the topmost university of the state. Its ranking has improved this year.
  • Most of the universities are not on the ranking list of 2019 as well as on the list of 2020.  But some of them are ranked by other agencies also.

NIRF bases its rankings on 5 different parameters. They are listed in the table given below:

NIRF Ranking Parameters and Weightage

Top MBA Colleges in Kerala: The Week Ranking

According to The Week survey of 2019 and 2018, the following are listed among the top MBA Colleges in Kerala:

Institute Name

The Week All India Rank 2019

The Week All India Rank 2018

Change

Average Annual Fee

Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode

7

5

-2

INR 17.5 Lacs

Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies - RCBS

44

65

+21

INR 6.5 Lacs

SCMS Cochin School of Business

64

69

+5

INR 7.5 Lacs

XIME - Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Kochi

114

-

-

INR 10 Lacs

SIM - Saintgits Institute of Management

130

-

-

INR 4.63 Las

  • The Week rankings show that the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode is the topmost college in Kerala with an all India ranking of 7.
  • RCBS has also jumped 21 places to get the rank of 44, as compared to its previous rank of 65 in 2018.
  • XIME and SIM have entered among the top 150 Business Schools of the country in the year 2019.

Top MBA Colleges in Kerala: Business Today Ranking

According to the Business Today survey of 2019 and 2018, the following are listed among the top MBA Colleges in Kerala:

Institute Name

Business Today All India Rank 2019

Business Today All India Rank 2018

Change

Average Annual Fee

Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode

7

8

+1

INR 17.5 Lacs

Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies - RCBS

38

41

+3

INR 6.5 Lacs

SCMS Cochin School of Business

62

62

0

INR 7.5 Lacs

XIME - Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Kochi

95

-

-

INR 10 Lacs

SIM - Saintgits Institute of Management

120

112

-8

INR 4.63 Lacs

  • Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode continues to be the top MBA college of Kerala.
  • The biggest improvement has been shown by the XIME which was not in the rankings in 2018, but in 2019 it has managed to get a rank of 95.

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

Before taking admission to any institute, it is very much important to get a clear idea about the return on investment of that institute. MBA is an expensive course and costs more than most of the courses, one must be assured that they would get the opportunity to be placed in a reputed company with a handsome salary package.

Below is the list of ROI of top MBA colleges in Kerala.

Institute Name

Average Annual Fee

Average Placement Package

ROI Rank*

Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode

INR 8.5 Lacs

INR 20 LPA

1

SIM - Saintgits Institute of Management

INR 2.3 Lacs

INR 3.4 LPA

2

Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies - RCBS

INR 3.25 Lacs

INR 4.5 LPA

3

SCMS Cochin School of Business

INR 3.75 Lacs

INR 5 LPA

4

XIME - Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Kochi

INR 5 Lacs

INR 6.3 LPA

5

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

  • Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode has the best return on investment in the whole Kerala. 
  • It has an annual average fee of INR 8.5 Lacs and the students get an average placement package of INR 20 LPA. 
  • SIM - Saintgits Institute of Management also offers a good ROI and hence holds the second position in terms of ROI.

Top MBA Colleges in Kerala: Fee Structure

Given below is the fee structure of top-ranked colleges:

Fee Structure in Top MBA Colleges in Kerala

Top MBA Colleges in Kerala: Admission Process

Kerala doesn’t have a lot of colleges that provide MBA courses in them. All over the state, there are around 129 colleges which provide MBA courses. Out of these 129 colleges, 98 are private and the rest 31 are public colleges.

Number of Top MBA Colleges in Kerala

These are some of the main entrance exams based on which both public and private colleges in Kerala give admission for MBA courses.  The list of exams along with the number of colleges which are accepting them is mentioned below:

Entrance Exams

No. of Colleges

CMAT

64

CAT

63

MAT

54

KMAT

30

XAT

18

KMAT Kerala

16

Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode

It is one of the most prestigious colleges in the country and has a NIRF ranking of 6 in 2020. The college was established in the year 1996. IIM Kozhikode is one of the 20 Indian Institutes of Management and the 5th IIM to be established in the country.

  • It offers PG programs like PG in Management, Diploma and other executive programs.
  • Students who are willing to take admission here must give the national entrance exam of CAT.
  • The average annual fee varies around INR 8.5 Lacs and the average CTC offered is around INR 20 LPA with the highest salary of INR 40 LPA.
  • Some of the top-paying companies that came for recruitment were Flipkart, Amazon, Deutsche Bank, and Microsoft.

Given below is the placement record of the past 3 years:

IIM Kozhikode Placement Record

IIM Kozhikode maintains a 100% placement record with a good salary package offered at the college.

IIM Kozhikode Placement Package Record
  • The average and highest salary packages offered are increasing year by year.
  • At present, the highest salary package is at INR 40 LPA while the average salary package is at INR 20 LPA, which is a good amount in the beginning.

Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies - RCBS

The college is considered the second-best college in Kerala after the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode, based on most of the ranking agencies. Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies ranked at 38th spot in Business Today All India Rank 2019.

  • It provides degree courses MBA (Master of Business Administration), MHRM (Master of Human Resource Management) and PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management).
  • Admission to the college is via CMAT, MAT, and CAT.
  • The average annual fee for the MBA course is around INR 96,600.
  • Based on college student reviews, the college has a 90% placement record with an average package of INR 4-5 Lakhs.

SCMS Cochin School of Business

This is one of the best B- schools of Kerala which is ranked as the 3rd top-most engineering colleges based on most of the ranking agencies. SCMS Cochin School of Business is ranked at 62nd position by Business Today All India Rank 2019.

  • It offers PG Diploma in General Management and Retail Management under various specializations.
  • Some of the subjects that these colleges offer are – Marketing, Finance, and Human Resource Management.
  • Students who want to take admission here must qualify the national level entrance exam of CAT/ MAT/ CMAT.
  • The annual fee in this college is INR 3,75,000.
  • 87 % of the students were placed in the placement of 2018.

Given below is the details of the placement record for the 2018 year:

SCMS Cochin School of Business Placements 2018

Top MBA Colleges in Kerala: Entrance Exam Wise

Students who are willing to take admission in the top MBA colleges of Kerala can apply via national level entrance exams or state level entrance exams. The colleges accept both and will have different cut off marks for different sections.

Top MBA Colleges in Kerala Accepting CAT

CAT is a national level entrance exam for admission into MBA programs at some of the most prestigious colleges of the country like IIMs and many more. This exam is conducted by the IIMs.

Some of the colleges of Kerala that conduct their admission via CAT exam are listed below:

  • Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode.
  • SCMS Cochin School of Business.
  • Cochin University of Science and Technology - [CUSAT], Koch.
  • Albertian Institute of Management, Cochin
  • Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies – RCBS.
  • SIM - Saintgits Institute of Management.

Top MBA Colleges in Kerala Accepting CMAT

Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) is a national level entrance exam for all management courses that are provided by AICTE approved institutes. This exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency.

Some of the colleges of Kerala that conduct their admission via CMAT exam are listed below:

  • SCMS Cochin School of Business.
  • Cochin University of Science and Technology - [CUSAT], Kochi.
  • Albertian Institute of Management (AIM) Cochin
  • Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies – RCBS.
  • SIM - Saintgits Institute of Management.
  • Kochi Business School, Kochi

Top MBA Colleges in Kerala Accepting MAT

Management Aptitude Test or MAT is a national-level management aptitude test for admission to MBA courses offered by various B-schools in India. It is conducted 4 times a year in February, May, September, and December. It is accepted by Top B-Schools of the country.

Some of the colleges of Kerala that conduct their admission via MAT exam are listed below:

  • SCMS Cochin School of Business.
  • Cochin University of Science and Technology - [CUSAT], Kochi.
  • Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies – RCBS.
  • Kochi Business School.

Top MBA Colleges in Kerala: Specialization Wise

The stream in MBA you choose matters a lot and depends on the college as various colleges have reputations for specific streams. 

Top MBA Colleges in Kerala for Human Resource Management

Master of Business Administration or MBA in Human Resource Management is a 2-year post-graduate program and is open to individuals with a Bachelor’s degree in any stream. MBA in Human Resource Management is a popular option for candidates aspiring for a seat in B-Schools in India. 

MBA in Human Resource Management is perfect for individuals with good communication skills and an ability to envision a larger picture for an organization. At present, skilled HR Professionals are required in all public and private sector organizations.

Top MBA Colleges in Kerala that offer MBA in HR are:

  • Cochin University of Science and  Technology
  • SCMS Cochin School of Business
  • Albertian Institute of Management
  • DC School of Management and Technology
  • Kochi Business School

Check the top MBA colleges in India streamwise by clicking on the links below:

Top MBA Colleges in Kerala: Placement Wise

The placement record of the MBA colleges all over the country is more or less good. Since it is one of the most costly courses in the country, the placement opportunities, and its package matter very much for the students.

Some of the top institutes with the highest packages include – Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode, SIM - Saintgits Institute of Management, Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies – RCBS, SCMS Cochin School of Business, XIME - Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Kochi.

These colleges along with some other colleges provide great opportunities to the students by bringing some of the top recruiters of every field. The average CTC offered in the colleges of Kerala is given below.

Students who are planning to take admission in these colleges can have a look here to get an idea of the average CTC that is offered.

CTCs offered in Top MBA Colleges in Kerala

Top MBA Colleges in Kerala: FAQs

Ques. How to get admission into top MBA colleges in Kerala?

Ans. Students can give the national entrance exam of CAT, CMAT, MAT along with some other state-level exams like KMAT Kerala.

Ques. Who can give the CAT and KMAT Kerala exam?

Ans. Students who have a bachelor's degree and are residents of Kerala are eligible for this KMAT Kerala exam. CAT can be given by any graduate student irrespective of their state of residence.

Ques. Which is the best college in terms of ROI?

Ans. IIM Kozhikode has the best return on investment in the whole Kerala. It has an annual average fee of INR 8.5 Lacs and the students get an average annual placement package of INR 20 Lakhs.

Ques. Which is the best college in terms of CTC offered?

Ans. IIM Kozhikode is the best college in terms of CTC offered. It has an annual average fee of INR 8.5 Lacs and the students get an average placement package of INR 20 LPA.

Ques. Which MBA specialization gives the highest salary?

Ans. MBA Business Analytics and MBA Marketing are some of the most rewarding MBA specializations.

Reviews

JT
9.9 /10

Internships Opportunities :

Yes i am an MCA student.So in last 6 months of course the college offers internship to all students.So literally college offers 100% Internship

Placement Experience :

I think SCMS offers highest placement offers among other private colleges in Ernakulam. College have a good connection with many good companies

Campus Life :

Like any other college SCMS also have college day and other tests.The college promotes other good activities of students.

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S
8.7 /10

Course Curriculum Overview :

The course is about 2 years with 4 semesters,the academics is associated with MG University and have good curriculum and faculty are experienced and majority are Docorate holders. This help the students to get good knowledge for the students

Remarks :

Good faculty and good exposure to studies and have good placement records and best environment for studies, individual attention for the students and good co curricular activities is in the college and better place for studies is gurantted

College Events :

Good,the extraculutra activates and sports have encouraged the students and helped to grow. The annual fest know as Shikar conducted for 1 day with 25 B- schools in kerala and increased the competive spirit in the students.

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V
9.3 /10

Campus Life :

The college administration is very helpful. Library provides enough resources for the research work Faculty for me social life. There were timely events and workshops organized by the college as well as by the student's groups for the students to participate and gain some extra exposure.

Faculty :

All of them were highly qualified and have a lot of experience. The teachers were very helpful with all. They are highly concerned about the future of their students. They were very accessible to us every time and were keen to solve our issues.

Fee Structure And Facilities :

My fee was around Rs 5,00000 per year which is not high if compared to other B-Schools and it was further compensated by a much higher package. They have sabs for you to pay the fee so it's easy for the students the afford the fees.

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8.7 /10

Admission :

The admission process here is online. I had to appear for the CAT exam. With 75%+ aggregate marks in the exam, I was called for the selection round followed by group discussions and personal interview (GD&PI). My final selection was based on academic profile and performance in GD&PI. A merit list is drawn and my admission offer was sent.

Course Curriculum Overview :

The course curriculum was very appropriate to exercise the students into the leaders of future. Students are deeply involved in the assignment submission and the extensive lecture schedule. It is really quite convenient. In this method, we got to understand the importance of time management.

Alumni/Alumna :

Alumni network of our college is pretty vast, especially the institute being one of the oldest management college in the India. Our college maintains close relationship with them and invite them for annual alumni meet, in order to motivate the students.

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