Test The top MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu offer both full-time and distance MBA education. The state has 13 dedicated colleges offering MBA in distance education mode.
Various ranking agencies release the list of top MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu 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 Engineering Colleges in Karnataka, Top MBA Colleges in India, etc. Given below are some of these ranking lists released for Tamil Nadu colleges.
NIRF is the initialism for National Institutional Ranking Framework. It 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 Tamil Nadu in 2020 according to the NIRF survey.
|College Name||NIRF Ranking 2020||NIRF Ranking 2019||Change||Average Annual Fees|
|IIT Madras||14||15||+1||INR 4,00,000|
|IIM Trichy||15||14||-1||INR 11,90,000|
|Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai||23||18||-5||INR 11,00,000|
|NIT Trichy||35||17||-18||INR 1,42,000|
|PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore||46||37||-9||INR 74,000|
|Loyola Institute of Business Administration [LIBA], Chennai||50||36||-14||INR 1,52,000|
|Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore||55||46||-9||INR 3,52,000|
|Anna University, Chennai||59||43||-16||INR 41,000|
NIRF has ranked IIT Madras as the best MBA college in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. The institute has replaced IIM Trichy at the top position.
NIRF bases its rankings on 5 different parameters. The following chart shows the comparison of the weightage allotted to these parameters.
Source: NIRF Official Website
The Week is an Indian news magazine published from Kochi and printed in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Kottayam. The Week conducts a survey along with Hansa Research every year to list the top MBA colleges in India and also state-wise. Following are the top MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu as listed by this collective survey.
|College Name||The Week Ranking 2019||The Week Ranking 2018||Change||Average Annual Fees|
|IIT Madras||20||22||+2||INR 4,00,000|
|BIM Trichy||31||36||+5||INR 7,08,000|
|LIBA Chennai||32||35||+3||INR 1,52,000|
|SRM Chennai||75||78||+3||INR 3,10,000|
|Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, Chennai||92||114||+22||INR 2,53,000|
|KCT Business School, Coimbatore||98||123||+25||INR 4,35,000|
|Karunya School of Management||100||130||+30||INR 2,44,000|
|Department of Management, Kongu Engineering College, Erode||112||110||-2||INR 35,000|
|KVIMIS Coimbatore||115||144||+29||INR 1,00,000|
|Sona School of Management, Salem||133||119||-14||INR 41,000|
The Week has ranked IIT Madras as the best MBA college in Tamil Nadu. The institute has secured 20th rank in all over India.
Business Today is a business magazine published in India fortnightly. Publishing since 1992, Business Today also releases the 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.
The following chart shows the division of ranking parameters used by Business Today according to the weightage assigned to them.
Source: Business Today Official Website
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.
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 on the basis of top MBA entrance exams like CAT, TANCET, MAT, etc. Their ratio is shown in the chart below.
Source: Official Survey
The following table shows the number of different top MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu giving admissions on the basis of a particular entrance exam.
Mentioned below are some of the top MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu and their details.
IIT Madras offers MBA education through its Department of Management Studies (DoMS). The institute offers MBA, Executive MBA, Research Programs like MS and PhD, and also a program for developing Visionary Leadership in Manufacturing by the name PGPEX-VLM.
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IIT Madras conducted its Final Placements for batch 2018-20 in and saw 24 companies visiting the campus.
The following chart shows the highest packages offered domain wise.
Source: IIT Madras Official Website
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.
The following chart shows the division of work experience of the students in IIM Trichy’s 2018-20 batch.
Source: IIM Trichy Official Website
The institute has received students who come from a very diverse background. Following are some of the facts about them.
This year, 119 companies visited the campus for recruitment and 186 offers were made to the students.
The following chart compares the sector-wise placement of IIM Trichy.
Source: IIM Trichy Official Website
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.
75% of these students appearing for Final Placements 2019 had a bachelors background in the field of engineering or technology.
The placements according to the stream are shown in the chart below.
Source: NIT Trichy Official Website
Admissions in Tamil Nadu MBA colleges are done mainly through entrance exams like TANCET, CAT and MAT. Some institutes might admit students on the basis of merit or through some quota offered by them. Listed below are some of the top MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu entrance exam wise.
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 the month of May.
Following are some of the top MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu accepting TANCET 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 in some of the top MBA colleges in India. Different IIMs conduct CAT every year taking turns.
Following are some of the top MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu accepting CAT score:
|Top MBA Colleges in Tamil Nadu Accepting MAT||Top MBA Colleges in Tamil Nadu Accepting XAT|
|Top MBA Colleges in Tamil Nadu Accepting CMAT||Top MBA Colleges in Tamil Nadu Accepting GMAT|
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 following chart shows the CTCs offered by some of the top MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu.
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.
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.
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.
|Top MBA Colleges in Chennai||Top MBA Colleges in Coimbatore|
|Top MBA Colleges in Trichy||Top MBA Colleges in Erode|
|Top MBA Colleges in Salem||Top MBA Colleges in Kerala|
Ques. Which college is best for MBA in Tamil Nadu?
Ans. The best MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu are:
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:
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 in 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 highest salary?
Ans. MBA Business Analytics and MBA Marketing are the 2 most rewarding specializations.
Admission to MBA require a lot of hard work. Firstly, I gave an entrance exam CAT for admission to the course. Besides this, graduation degree is minimum eligibility. After receiving the results of the exam I was called for a group discussion followed by personal interview, and then I was granted the admission.
We organised and managed many events at the campus. We organised fests, often many talks were organised, there were also certified workshops at the campus in financial marketing and other topics. Cultural events were also organised.
The course of MBA is just of two year duration. Per year fee is Rs 4,00,000. So we had to pay a total amount of Rs 8,00,000 for the entire course. Thus the fee for the programme can be considered as quite expensive.
The college had a diversity and people from different backgrounds used to come and study. We had a mutual respect for each other and the events celebrated it made us to know each other better. The infrastructure was beautifully constructed with big libraries and laboratories with services like Gym, Yoga Centre, swimming pool, Sports, golf course. The overall environment of the college was very friendly and it was a ragging free campus.
We have to give CAT examinations to apply for the MBA course to this college. After clearing the entrance I applied to the college through their official website and fill it in the application form. The requirement was 50% of the bachelor marks and 50% of the CAT. I was called upon the campus for my counselling where the interview session was conducted and got selected for the MBA in finance course.
The college used to arrange placements at the end of last year various well-known forms like club Mahindra, Amazon, Google, Dell and HCL used to come and interviewers. The selection was on the basis of self merit and academic performances. The average package was around Rs.10 lakhs per year with 70% of the students getting placed.