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Top MBA/PGDM Colleges in Tamil Nadu Based on 2023 Ranking

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| Updated On - Dec 31, 2022

Top MBA colleges in Tamilnadu include DoMS IIT Madras, IIM Tiruchirappalli, Amrita School of Business-Coimbatore, Great Lakes Institute of Management-Chennai, etc. The top MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu offer both full-time and distance MBA education. The state has 13 dedicated colleges offering MBAs in distance education mode.

  • There are a total of 537 colleges here, out of which 435 are private and 102 are public MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu.
  • The list of these top colleges includes IIM Trichy, IIT Madras, Great Lakes Chennai, BIM Trichy, and Loyola Institute of Business Administration [LIBA] among multiple others.
  • Some of the institutes providing distance education are Anna University, Tamil Nadu Open University [TNOU], and the University of Madras.
  • Indian Institute of Management, Tiruchirappalli, also known as IIM Trichy, is ranked as the best MBA college in Tamil Nadu by many ranking agencies.

Top MBA Colleges in Tamil Nadu: Rankings

Various ranking agencies release the list of top MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu based on 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 Engineering Colleges in Karnataka, Top MBA Colleges in India, etc. Given below are some of these ranking lists released for Tamil Nadu colleges.

Top MBA Colleges in Tamil Nadu: NIRF Ranking 2022

National Institutional Ranking Framework is a method adopted by the Indian government to rank top Education institutions in India based on various parameters. It is under the Ministry of Education. Every year NIRF publishes ranking lists of top Institutions in India for different domains. NIRF is the most trustworthy and popular Ranking agency in India.

NIRF has ranked the Department of Management Studies-IIT Madras as the best MBA college in Tamil Nadu. The institute is ranked 10 among the top Management colleges in India.

  • IIM Trichy grabbed the 18th All India Rank among all the top management colleges in India, as per the NIRF survey.
  • Other premier institutes included in this list are Amrita School of Business and Great Lakes Chennai. Amrita School of Business ranks 27th and 31st respectively.
  • The list also mentions some other top private MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu like PSG College of Technology and Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences.
NIRF Ranking 2022 College Name NIRF Score
10 DoMS IIT Madras - Department of Management Studies 66.60
18 Indian Institute of Management, Tiruchirappalli 61.88
27 Amrita School of Business, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore 57.83
31 Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai 54.90
39 NIT Trichy - National Institute of Technology 53.54
49 Anna University 50.72
63 PSG College of Technology 48.08
77 Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Poonamallee 45.13
83 Bharathidasan Institute of Management, Trichy (BIM, Trichy) 44.47
86 Loyola Institute of Business Administration 44.02
96 Thiagarajar School of Management 42.48
102 - 125 B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology -
102 - 125 Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science -
102 - 125 Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology -

NIRF ranks the institutions across India based on 5 parameters and they are (1) Teaching, Learning & Resources, (2) Research and Professional Practice, (3) Graduation Outcomes, (4) Outreach and Inclusivity, and, (5) Perception. The rendered pie chart below depicts the weightage of different parameters used for Ranking top colleges in India.

NIRF Ranking Parameter

Source: NIRF Official Website

Top MBA Colleges in Tamil Nadu: The Times Ranking 2022

The Times in partnership with Avance Insights conducts its ranking survey to determine the Top Management colleges in India. The Times surveys to rank the best Education institutions in India for different disciplines or streams and releases a list of the best colleges/ universities across the country. The Times Rankings are given based on various parameters such as Education Quality, Facilities, Faculties, Placements, Infrastructure, etc.

The Times has ranked 150 Management Institutes in India this year. Ponnaiyah Ramajayam Institute of Science And Technology Thanjavur is ranked as the best MBA college in Tamilnadu. The institute has 60 seat intake for MBA/ PGDM courses and is one of the top private MBA colleges in India.

  • There are a lot of colleges that secured a place in the list of top MBA colleges in India. PRIST Thanjavur is ranked 32 as the best MBA college in India. 
  • KV Institute of Management And Information Studies is ranked 37th followed by Thiagarajar School of Management and Hindusthan College of Engineering And Technology at 68 and 78 respectively.  
  • Sri Sairam Institute of Management Studies, Pondicherry University, and Nehru College of Management are among Tamilnadu's top 10 MBA colleges.
  • The list also includes other Top MBA colleges in Tamilnadu such as Kongu Engineering College, Hindusthan Institute of Technology, KCT Business School, Noorul Islam Centre For Higher Education, etc.

Tabulated below are the best MBA colleges in Tamilnadu ranked by The Times Ranking 2022:

The Times Ranking 2022 College Name 
32 Ponnaiyah Ramajayam Institute of Science And Technology (PRIST), Thanjavur
37 KV Institute of Management And Information Studies, Kurumbapalayam, Coimbatore
68 Thiagarajar School of Management, Madurai
78 Hindusthan College of Engineering And Technology, Coimbatore
91 Sri Sairam Institute of Management Studies, Chennai
92 Pondicherry University, Puducherry
93 Nehru College of Management, Coimbatore
94 Kongu Engineering College, Perundurai, Tamil Nadu
104 Sri Krishna College of Engineering And Technology, Coimbatore
110 Hindusthan Institute of Technology, Coimbatore
130 Institute For Technology And Management, Chennai
136 D J Academy For Managerial Excellence, Coimbatore
141 KCT Business School, Coimbatore
143 Dr. N.G.P. Institute of Technology, Coimbatore
148 Noorul Islam Centre For Higher Education, Kanyakumari

Top MBA Colleges in Tamil Nadu: Business Today Ranking

Business Today is a business magazine published in India fortnightly. Publishing since 1992, Business Today also releases lists of top B-Schools in India according to different criteria including Placements, Type of Colleges, ROI (Return on Investment), etc. Given below is a list of top MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu as given by Business Today.

College Name Business Today Ranking 2019 Business Today Ranking 2018 Change Average Annual Fees
IIM Trichy 16 16 - INR 11,90,000
Great Lakes Chennai 18 15 -3 INR 11,00,000
IIT Madras 32 38 +6 INR 4,00,000
BIM Trichy 35 35 - INR 7,08,000
LIBA Chennai 44 49 +5 INR 1,52,000
NIT Trichy 47 47 - INR 1,42,000
VIT Vellore 90 115 +25 INR 3,52,000
SRM Chennai 100 102 +2 INR 3,10,000
Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, Chennai 102 95 -7 INR 2,53,000

Business Today has also ranked IIM Trichy as the best MBA college in Tamil Nadu in 2019. The institute has been ranked 16th all over India.

  • IIM Trichy has maintained its rank this year as it was ranked 16th in 2018 also by Business Today.
  • Other top institutes included in this list of 2018 are Great Lakes Chennai and IIT Madras.
  • Many institutes have shown an improvement in their ranks this year. VIT Vellore has jumped 25 positions from 115 in 2018 to 90 in 2019.
  • Great Lakes Chennai has seen a drop of 3 ranks this year. The institute now ranks 18 in India. However, it has still been ranked 2 among all the top MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu.

The following chart shows the division of ranking parameters used by Business Today according to the weightage assigned to them.

business today MBA rankings parameters

Source: Business Today Official Website

Top Private MBA Colleges in Tamil Nadu: ROI (Return on Investment)

ROI matters a lot, especially when it comes to MBA education. The ROI rank tells you how profitable it is to pursue a particular course from a particular college. It is the comparison of the return you get (placement) on your investment (fees). Following are the top MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu according to ROI.

College Name Average Annual Fees Average Placement Package ROI Rank*
Kongu Engineering College, Erode INR 35,000 INR 3,20,000 1
LIBA Chennai INR 1,52,000 INR 9,00,000 2
Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi INR 90,000 INR 4,25,000 3
BIM Trichy INR 7,08,000 INR 10,00,000 4
Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, Chennai INR 2,53,000 INR 3,50,000 5
SRM Chennai INR 3,10,000 INR 4,00,000 6
VIT Vellore INR 3,52,000 INR 4,30,000 7
Great Lakes Chennai INR 11,00,000 INR 13,10,000 8

Kongu Engineering College, Erode happens to be the best MBA college in Tamil Nadu ROI-wise. Though the institute offers a package of around INR 3,20,000 only, it also charges a very low fee of just INR 35,000 per year.

  • LIBA Chennai is one of the top MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu which also secures its place among these top institutes when ranked ROI-wise.
  • Other top colleges included in this list are BIM Trichy and SRM Chennai.
  • The top 10 list also includes Great Lakes Chennai which offers an average annual salary of INR 13,10,000.

Top MBA Colleges in Tamil Nadu: Admission Process

There are a total of 537 MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu out of which 435 are private MBA colleges and 102 are public. These colleges give admissions mainly based on top MBA entrance exams like CAT, TANCET, MAT, etc. Their ratio is shown in the chart below.

top mba colleges in tamil nadu public and private division

Source: Official Survey

The following table shows the number of different top MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu giving admissions based on a particular entrance exam.

Exam Name No. of Colleges Accepting Score
TANCET 227
MAT 107
CAT 94
XAT 60
CMAT 51
GMAT 29
ATMA 21

Mentioned below are some of the top MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu and their details.

IIT Madras

IIT Madras admission for 2022 is open for UG, PG, and Ph.D. programs. JEE Advanced exam for BTech admission will be conducted on August 28. For the MTech admissions, the institute has started the shortlisting process for the candidates who have submitted their applications on or before April 22. The final offer letters will be made through COAP 2022 counseling. MS and Ph.D. applications are open till April 30.

Check: IIT Madras Courses & Fees

IIT Madras Placements 2022 Report

The following Infographic represents the IIT Madras 2022 placements report:

IIT Madras Placements 2022

IIT Madras Placements 2022 Sector-Wise

The following Infographic represents the sector-wise placements of IIT Madras 2022 placements:

IIT Madras Placements 2022 Sector-Wise

IIM Trichy

Indian Institute of Management, Tiruchirappalli is the 2nd best MBA college in Tamil Nadu and is ranked 15th among all the top B-schools in India. The institute has also been ranked as the 2nd best college in Tamil Nadu for the learning experience.

  • IIM Trichy was established in 2011 and temporarily operated at the NIT campus in the beginning. The permanent campus was established in 2017.
  • The institute offers a 2-year PGPM program with a focus on aspects of Marketing, Finance, Information Systems, Analytics, and Operation Management.
  • IIM Trichy also offers a special PGPM-HR program and a Post Graduate Program in Business Management (PGPBM).
  • In the 2018-20 batch, there were 173 students, out of which 90 were girls and 83 were boys.

The following chart shows the division of work experience of the students in IIM Trichy’s 2018-20 batch.

iim trichy work experience distribution

Source: IIM Trichy Official Website

The institute has received students who come from very diverse backgrounds. Following are some of the facts about them.

  • 40% of the students in this batch have work experience in the IT field. 10% of students worked in the sales and marketing field.
  • A whopping 80% of students had pursued their bachelor's in engineering.

This year, 119 companies visited the campus for recruitment, and 186 offers were made to the students.

  • The highest package received by the students this year was INR 25 lakh.
  • The average CTC of the top 50% of students was INR 17.71 lakh.
  • The mean package of the entire batch this year was INR 14.96 lakh.
  • The highest number of students was placed in the Consulting and Analytics sector.

The following chart compares the sector-wise placement of IIM Trichy.

IIM Trichy MBA salary

Source: IIM Trichy Official Website

NIT Trichy

NIT Trichy, formerly known as the Regional College of Engineering, Trichy, was founded in 1964 and is one of the oldest institutes among the NITs.

  • The institute has been ranked 35th among the top management colleges in India by NIRF in the 2020 survey.
  • The institute gives admissions for MBA solely based on CAT score. The course curriculum of NIT Trichy is divided into 6 trimesters.
  • The average CTC offered in the Final Placements 2019 was INR 6.9 lakh.
  • The median package was INR 6.3 lakh and the highest package was INR 12 lakh.
  • 75% of these students appearing for Final Placements 2019 had a bachelor's background in the field of engineering or technology.

The placements according to the stream are shown in the chart below.

NIT Trichy MBA Placements

Source: NIT Trichy Official Website

Top MBA Colleges in Tamil Nadu: Entrance Exam Wise

Admissions in Tamil Nadu MBA colleges are done mainly through entrance exams like TANCET, CAT, and MAT. Some institutes might admit students based on merit or through some quota offered by them. Listed below are some of the top MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu entrance exam-wise.

Top MBA Colleges in Tamil Nadu Accepting TANCET Score

TANCET or Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test is conducted for admissions in colleges of Tamil Nadu for the courses of MBA, MCA, M.Tech., M.Arch., etc. The exam is generally conducted in May.

  • The TANCET exam is conducted in offline mode and has a duration of 2 hours. There are 100 multiple-choice questions in the exam.
  • TANCET score is accepted by 466+ colleges and 277 colleges in Tamil Nadu.
  • The application fee is INR 500 for General category students and INR 250 for SC/ST students in Tamil Nadu.
  • Anna University, Chennai is the conducting body for the TANCET exam.

Following are some of the top MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu accepting TANCET scores:

  • Madras Christian College, Chennai
  • PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore
  • Anna University, Chennai
  • Kongu Engineering College, Erode
  • University of Madras, Chennai

Top MBA Colleges in Tamil Nadu Accepting CAT Score

CAT or Common Admission Test is the most popular and most competitive exam in India for management education. Every year, more than 2 lakh students appear for CAT to get admission to some of the top MBA colleges in India. Different IIMs conduct CAT every year taking turns.

  • CAT is conducted in 150+ cities every year at 350+ exam centers.
  • The exam is held for 3 hours and the questions are divided into 3 sections.
  • There are 34 questions in Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC), 32 in Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR), and 34 in Quantitative Analysis (QA).

Following are some of the top MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu accepting CAT scores:

  • Department of Management Studies (DoMS), IIT Madras
  • Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai
  • PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore
  • Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore

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Top MBA Colleges in Tamil Nadu: Placement Wise

MBA Placements for the 2020 batch have been completed in many colleges, for both Final Placements and Summer Placements. The top MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu hosted some of the top management recruiters from both India and Abroad.

  • The average number of recruiters in these top institutes varied between 50-100.
  • NIT Trichy, however, saw only 34 recruiters visiting the campus this year.
  • The average placement package in most of these institutes ranged between INR 3-4 lakh.

The following chart shows the CTCs offered by some of the top MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu.

top MBA colleges in tamil nadu placements

Source: Official Institute Websites

The specialization you choose while pursuing MBA matters very much when it comes to the placements. So click on the links below to check which college has established a reputation for which particular stream.

Top MBA Colleges in Tamil Nadu for Finance

The finance sector is an ever-growing field and contributed 21.67% of India’s GDP in 2018-19. The sector recruits some of the most attractive management jobs. Some of the popular finance fields for MBA graduates are Banking, Mutual Funds, and Stock Markets. Listed below are some of the top MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu for Finance.

  • Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras
  • Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai
  • Loyola Institute of Business Administration [LIBA], Chennai
  • Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore

Top MBA Colleges in Tamil Nadu for HR

MBA in HR is the most popular specialization offered in MBA colleges in the state. 256 colleges offer this specialization in Tamil Nadu. Human Resources Management is an important aspect of any corporate company and there is always a demand for HR managers. Following are some of the top MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu for HR.

  • Madras Christian College, Chennai
  • Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai
  • Loyola Institute of Business Administration [LIBA], Chennai
  • Sona School of Management, Salem

Top MBA Colleges in Tamil Nadu: FAQs

Ques. Which college is best for MBA in Tamil Nadu?

Ans. The best MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu are:

  • IIM Tiruchirappalli
  • IIT Madras, Chennai
  • NIT Tiruchirappalli

Ques. How many MBA colleges are there in Tamil Nadu?

Ans. There are a total of 537 MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu out of which 435 are private and 102 are public.

Ques. Which university is best for MBA in Chennai?

Ans. IIT Madras’ Department of Management Studies (DoMS) is the best for MBA in Chennai. Others include:

  • Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai
  • Madras Christian College, Chennai
  • Loyola Institute of Business Administration [LIBA], Chennai

Ques. Which college is best for a part-time MBA?

Ans. LIBA Chennai and PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore are some good colleges offering part-time MBA in Tamil Nadu.

Ques. What is the cost of doing an MBA?

Ans. The cost of doing an MBA can be anywhere between INR 5 lakh-25 lakh.

Ques. What is the cut-off mark for TANCET?

Ans. TANCET cutoff generally stays around 37.5 for general category students.

Ques. Is there MBA at Loyola College?

Ans. Yes, Loyola College does offer an MBA degree course.

Ques. Which private college is best for MBA?

Ans. Great Lakes Chennai is the best private MBA college in Tamil Nadu.

Ques. Which college is best for MBA in Coimbatore?

Ans. In Coimbatore, some of the top MBA colleges are Amrita Business School and PSG Institute of Management.

Ques. Which MBA gives the highest salary?

Ans. MBA Business Analytics and MBA Marketing are the 2 most rewarding specializations.

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Top MBA/PGDM Colleges in Tamil Nadu Based on 2023 Ranking

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Indian Institute of Management - [IIM]
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Indian Institute of Management - [IIM]

Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu | UGC Accredited

7.9/10 (3 Reviews)

MBA/PGDM

18.00 Lakhs


NIRFranking 17 out of 100 in 2021

Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras - [DoMS IIT Madras]

MBA/PGDM

11.25 Lakhs


NIRFranking 15 out of 75 in 2019

NIT Trichy
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NIT Trichy

Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu | UGC, AICTE, MHRD Accredited

8.3/10 (113 Reviews)

MBA/PGDM

97.25 K


NIRFranking 48 out of 100 in 2021

P.S.G College of Technology - [PSGCT]
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P.S.G College of Technology - [PSGCT]

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu | AICTE Accredited

8.8/10 (71 Reviews)

MBA/PGDM

73.91 K


NIRFranking 53 out of 100 in 2021

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
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Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu | UGC, AICTE, MHRD Accredited

7.6/10 (229 Reviews)

MBA/PGDM

10.60 Lakhs



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Bannari Amman Institute of Technology - [BIT]
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Bannari Amman Institute of Technology - [BIT]

Sathyamangalam, Tamil Nadu | AICTE, NBA Accredited

8.2/10 (69 Reviews)

MBA/PGDM

45.00 K


ranking 89 out of 268 in 2021

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Bharath University - Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research - [BIHER]

MBA/PGDM

1.00 Lakhs


ranking 108 out of 268 in 2021