Top MBA and PGDM Colleges in Bangalore

What is the difference between MBA and PGDM colleges?

MBA is offered by Universities or University affiliated colleges, the MBA curriculum, exams are scheduled and governed by the affiliating University. MBA is a post graduation degree granted by an UGC recognized University in India.

Examples: Bangalore University, Christ University

PGDM is offered by AICTE approved Business Schools which are not affiliated to any University. These PGDM colleges function autonomously and their exams and curriculum are designed by the Business School and these Business Schools are governed by AICTE. Which is similar to UGC, both are Government Apex bodies.

There is a proposal to merge both UGC & AICTE to avoid confusion of PGDM and MBA. The value of either MBA or PGDM is same, PGDM will have more advanced and practical curriculum, MBA concentrates on theory and a traditional system of education.

Below are the Rankings of the Top MBA Colleges in Bangalore. We also mentioned the courses offered by these Business Schools along with the entrance exams accepted by the Business Schools.

Those who wish to join the Top MBA Colleges in Bangalore can submit an enquiry either to the MBA / PGDM colleges by following the links mentioned here or send an enquiry to get a call from careermitra counselling team.

Top MBA / PGDM Colleges in Bangalore

Top 5 MBA Colleges in Bangalore

01 Indian Institute of Management Bangalore – IIMB PGP, PGPPM, PGPEM, EPGP CAT – Cutoff 90+
02 Indian Institute of Science – IISc Bangalore M.Mgt CAT – 95+, GATE – 650 score
03 Symbiosis Institute of Business Management – SIBM Bengaluru MBA, Executive MBA, PGDM – Symbiosis SNAP
04 Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies – NMIMS PGDM NMAT
04 Symbiosis School of Media & Communication – SIMC Bengaluru PGDM CAT, CMAT
04 Indus Business Academy Bangalore – IBA Bangalore AICTE PGDM Admission Query
CAT, GMAT, MAT
05 Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research – WeSchool Bangalore PGDM, PGDM E-BiZ, PGDM Business Design ATMA, CAT, CMAT
05 Christ University Institute of Management – CUIM MBA, MBA + MS, PGDM + MBA CAT, ATMA, MAT, CMAT, XAT
06 Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship – XIME PGDM XAT, CAT, CMAT, MAT

Top 10 MBA or PGDM Colleges in Bangalore

07 IFIM Business School PGDM, PGDM Finance, PGDM Marketing Admission Query
07 International School of Management Excellence – ISME Bangalore AICTE PGDM, PGDM eBusiness Admission Query
07 MS Ramaiah Institute of Management – MSRIM AICTE PGDM, AIMA PGDM Admission Query
08 St. Joseph’s Institute of Management – SJIM AICTE PGDM, EPGDM, PGCM CAT, ATMA, MAT, CMAT, XAT
08 ISBR Business School Bangalore AICTE PGDM, 1 Sem abroad PGDM Admission Query
08 Acharya Bangalore B School – ABBS MBA – BU, AICTE PGDM, 1 Sem abroad PGDM Admission Query
07 Presidency Business School MBA – BU Admission Query
08 AIMS Institutes MBA – BU, AIMA PGDM (DEB Approved) Admission Query
09 Alliance School of Business – Alliance University MBA, MBA – Business Analytics Admission Query
10 PES University / PESIT South Campus Bangalore MBA – BU Admission Query
10 RV Institute of Management MBA – BU Admission Query

Top 10 MBA or Management Colleges in Bangalore under Bangalore University & VTU

01 Acharya Bangalore B School – ABBS MBA – BU, AICTE PGDM, MBA UoM, 1 Sem abroad PGDM programmes Admission Query
02 PES University / PESIT South Campus Bangalore MBA – BU Admission Query
03 RV Institute of Management MBA – BU Admission Query
04 Kristu Jayanti College of Management & Technology MBA – BU, AICTE PGDM Admission Query
04 AIMS Institutes MBA – BU, AIMA PGDM Admission Query
05 Presidency Business School MBA – BU Admission Query
06 CMR Institute of Management Studies MBA – BU Admission Query
07 Acharya Institute of Technology – AIT MBA – VTU Admission Query
08 Dayanand Sagar College of Engineering AICTE PGDM, MBA BU, MBA Dayanand Sagar Admission Query
09 MP Birla Institute of Management – MPBIM MBA – BU Admission Query
10 Adarsh Institute of Management & Information Technology MBA – BU Admission Query

Top Universities in Bangalore for MBA Course

  1. Symbiosis International University – Through SNAP
  2. Christ University – Through ATMA, CAT, CMAT, MAT
  3. Bangalore University – Through ATMA, CAT, CMAT, MAT, KMAT, PGCET

New Private Universities offering MBA Course in Bangalore

  1. CMR University
  2. Presidency University
  3. MS Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences
  4. P.E.S University
  5. REVA University
  6. Dayanand Sagar University

Top Business Schools in Bangalore offering PGDM Course

  1. IIM Bangalore
  2. We School (Welingkar)
  3. XIME Bangalore
  4. St. Joseph’s College of Business Administration – SJCBA
  5. Indus Business Academy – IBA Bangalore
  6. International School of Management Excellence – ISME Bangalore
  7. MS Ramaiah Institute of Management – MSRIM
  8. IFIM B School

Other MBA Colleges in Bangalore

No. MBA Colleges in Bangalore Courses offered Send Enquiry
01 Acharya Institute of Technology – AIT MBA – VTU Admission Query
02 Acharya School of Management – ASM Bangalore AICTE PGDM Admission Query
04 Alliance Ascent College – Alliance University MBA – Alliance University Admission Query
05 BNM Institute of Technology – BNMIT MBA – VTU Admission Query
06 Dayanand Sagar Business School – DSBS AICTE PGDM Admission Query
07 Dayanand Sagar College of Engineering AICTE PGDM Admission Query
08 Don Bosco Group of Institutions MBA – BU, MBA – VTU Admission Query
10 Institute of Health Management & Research – IHMR AICTE PGDHM, PGDHIT Admission Query
11 International School of Business & Media – ISB&M Bangalore AICTE PGDM Admission Query
12 Koshys Institute of Management Studies MBA – BU, AICTE PGDM Admission Query
13 Krupanidhi School of Management – KSM MBA – BU, AICTE PGDM Admission Query
14 MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology – MSRIT MBA – VTU Admission Query
15 National School of Business – NSB Bangalore MBA + PGPM Admission Query
16 NITTE School of Management – NSM AICTE PGDM (Autonomous) Admission Query
17 Oxbridge Business School MBA – BU Admission Query
18 Ramaiah Institute of Management Studies – RIMS Bangalore MBA + PGPM, MBA + PGDM, MBA Admission Query
19 RJS Institute of Management Studies MBA – BU Admission Query
20 Karnataka College of Management MBA – BU Admission Query
20 RS College of Management & Science MBA Admission Query
20 JSS Academy of Technical Education MBA Admission Query
20 Raja Rajeshwari College of Engineering MBA Admission Query
20 PNS Institute of Technology MBA Admission Query
20 Impact College of Engineering and Applied Sciences MBA Admission Query
20 Sambharam Institute of Technology MBA Admission Query
20 New Horizon College of Engineering & Technology MBA Admission Query
20 Vanguard Business School (VBS) – Bengaluru PGPM Admission Query

BU – Bangalore University, VTU – Visvesvaraya Technological University

Getting Admission to MBA or PGDM Colleges in Bangalore

Bangalore is much sought after city in India for higher education, especially for courses like MBA or PGDM. Many students from all over India, will be studying various courses here. The opportunity is vast in the area of Information Technology, Marketing, Finance and for Human Resource Management.

For management education, IIM Bangalore (Indian Institute of Management) is the top most business school in Bangalore. IIM B is also among the top 5 b schools in India. Following IIM B is IISc Bangalore, IISc is also highly reputed.

It is advisable to join Management Programmes from Institutes or Business Schools which are approved by AICTE. Please note that Admission into IIM, Symbiosis or Xavier’s or for any TIER 1 Institute in India it is absolutely not possible to get admission through Management Quota. Students are requested not to believe such claims from any educational consultant or agents.

Entrance exams: Most MBA Colleges in Bangalore consider scores of ATMA, CAT, XAT, CMAT, MAT, KMAT and Karnataka PGCET. Other than IIMs, IISc, Symbiosis, Welingkar & XLRI all the MBA colleges in Bangalore in general consider ATMA, CAT, MAT, CMAT & XAT scores.

Affiliation: Check for AICTE or UGC approval of the MBA colleges in Bangalore you wish to enroll, popular universities are Bangalore University and Christ University.

About Bangalore

Bangalore is the capital city of Karnataka, it is also nicknamed as garden city or city of gardens or also termed as Silicon Valley of India. Third most populous city in India, the regional language spoken here is Kannada.

Climate: The cool temperature in Bangalore is what makes the residents more comfortable here.

Popular Educational Institutes: IIM Bangalore, IISc, XIME, SIBM, National Law School of India University (NLSIU)

Job opportunities: There are several IT companies in Bangalore namely Infosys, Cognizant, Wipro, iGate, Tata Consultancy Services, Accenture, Nokia Siemens Networks and US based companies like Texas Instruments, Google, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Honeywell, Yahoo, Oracle Corporation, Cisco, Microsoft, Intuit and Intel.

Several public sector companies are also headquartered in Bangalore namely Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) and HMT (formerly Hindustan Machine Tools) are located in Bangalore.

Stay & accommodation facilities for students

Most MBA & PGDM Colleges in Bangalore have it’s own hostels; usually the hostel fee range between Rs 5000 to Rs 8000 a month without food, students may also stay in paying guest accommodations on sharing basis (the cost will approximately be Rs 6000 to Rs 8000 with food).

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85 comments on “Top MBA and PGDM Colleges in Bangalore

  1. Nice information, Thanks for sharing this.

  2. amar says:

    thank you for this information and ranking it will help us during admissions .We just known about PES it’s rank 7 for and PGDM couse .

  3. Greetings, CareerMitra
    I Found this Blog Very Helpful, After Your Graduation MBA From Top B-Schools in a Very Culture Based Metro City Would Work as Icing on the Cake!
    Thankyou,
    CareerMitra for such a good blog

  4. Aaa says:

    What about Oxford college of business management??

  5. Thank you for sharing information with us. These are really the Top B Schools in Bangalore. Christ is a very old and well known college I heard.

  6. Avani says:

    I did PGDBM from IBMT, Bangalore. After a career break due to kids. i am preparing for Ph.D entrances and UGC NET. I am not sure if my PGDBM degree holds good for the above. I greatly fear that my money paid in fees and time spent during the course will all go in vain if my degree is not recognised anywhere for further studies. I am getting depressed now. Please help me out by guiding me about what value my PGDBM from IBMT Bangalore, holds?

  7. SagorNH says:

    St. Hopkins is the best MBA college in Bangalore with international placements.

    This MBA college provide some of special offers :

    St Hopkins mba college Bangalore is the only college to provide 2 international trips ,

    St.Hopkins college is the only mba college in Bangalore to send students on international internships .

    St.Hopkins college give 100% placement guarantee to students with a minimum salary of 3 lacs per annum as management trainee .

    As students you can earn 3 lacs per annum while studying your mba at st.hopkins college through internship .

    At St.Hopkins MBA college you complete mba with 1 year of work experience and also recover fees before passing out .

    Visit MBA colleges with international placements

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  9. vamseedhar says:

    Is banglore university is good for joining MBA,please suggest

  10. vamseedhar says:

    Dear friend whether banglore university is good for joining mba please reply,I want to do mba

  11. I like it, but what are the rankings of these MBA colleges from Bangalore? i want apply for MBA. http://www.ibps2016.in/

  12. Purab says:

    You have missed out Millennium School of Business – MSOB – (www.msob.edu.in) a leading business school in Bangalore with campus in Delhi and Bangalore.

  13. Rachana says:

    I appreciate the admin for the list provided. Also ,I would also like to add Mats Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship (MIME) which is the first business school by the JGI Group which is located in Bangalore. For more info, please Visit http://www.mime.ac.in/

  14. IIP Academy says:

    Great article.. with enough information..
    thanks for sharing us.

  15. ISME says:

    I gone through your blog its a good information for students to know about MBA or PGDM colleges in Bangalore.Top business school in bangalore | B schools in bangalore

  16. ISME says:

    I gone through your blog its a good information for students to know about MBA or PGDM colleges in Bangalore.

  17. ieugc says:

    It is very hard to get good rank even after studying a lot , Even when there is quota system.

  18. OJAS says:

    It seems to be hard to get a reputed MBA college in Bangalore with your Score.

  19. OJAS says:

    Plz Give me Top 5 MBA college in Bangalore.

  20. SSC Admit Card says:

    This is really a difficult job for preparing a list of MBA colleges, well this is an outstanding blog post.

    Thanks.

  21. Soman Khair says:

    nice job you are doing… keep continue

  22. Gaurav says:

    Sir , I need ask about the college recently started in bangalore i.e.,Sgims.
    Get me help on this.

  23. dipti says:

    thanks for the infooo……

  24. dipti says:

    thanks for the info……

  25. Neha says:

    It seems to be hard to get a reputed MBA college in Bangalore with your CMAT Score.
    http://ibps-book.blogspot.in/

  26. Sonam says:

    Yes Nice information for students about MBA or PGDM colleges in Bangalore. Could you pick for me the best one from The List of MBA or PGDM Colleges in Bangalore
    Thanks

  27. Ananya says:

    What about IIPM…Is it no more, if still there, is it accredited ??

  28. Sahil jain says:

    Thanks for info, how much score are required for Acharya school management college.

  29. aabhas jain says:

    sir you are really write information about Rankings of MBA or PGDM colleges in Bangalore ican do do work a hard hard to take admission in MBA @ Crack CAT Exam at top most college in bang lore

  30. Sandeep Singh says:

    hey How much score is required for Acharya school management college. I want to know ?

  31. Rahul says:

    You missed Great lakes institute of management . plz include it in ext rankings,

  32. Rahul says:

    I think you missed Great lakes institute of management. Try to include it.

  33. Gate 2014 says:

    It would be great if you provide some more info about all other MBA colleges in Bangalore. I am getting calls from IIBS, IIPM, National School of Business? Are they good or not!

  34. Natasha says:

    Would Prefer North rather than Bangalore

  35. Aditya says:

    The Ranking of Top MBA / PGDM colleges in Bangalore are as per our own research & our understanding. We look into factors such as quality of students, faculty, infrastructure and the entrance exam cutoff marks. Most importantly we consider only AICTE approved Business Schools.

    Is it compulsory to crack CAT or MAT exam for admission in any of the above colleges. I am seeking admission in Acharya Academy of Management Studies. What is the admission criteria? I had cleared B.Tech in 2013 and currently working in a software company.

  36. Exam News says:

    Sir I agree with you , but there MBA programmes are UGC recognized and Institutes told me that AICTE approval is not required for them to run their courses. I am really confused, is PGDM course also can be approved by AICTE?

    • GATE 2014 Results says:

      I have applied for MBA college in Mumbai as I was not able to get admission in Bangalore colleges.

  37. Result says:

    It seems to be hard to get a reputed MBA college in Bangalore with your CMAT Score.

  38. shri says:

    There is good Agriculture college in Karnataka as compare to PESIT, RV ,
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  39. farmer says:

    I appreciate the compilation of Bangalore based MBA Colleges. But looking at Karnataka also hosting other Institutes like TAPMI in Manipal, SDM in Dharwad etc

    • Admin Team says:

      Yes TAPMI Manipal, SDMIMD Mysore are very good B Schools. This post is exclusively for Rankings for MBA or PGDM colleges in Bangalore only. Since TAPMI or SDMIMD aren’t in Bangalore had not counted for.

  40. Ahana says:

    Is it compulsory to crack CAT or MAT exam for admission in any of the above colleges. I am seeking admission in Acharya Academy of Management Studies. What is the admission criteria? I had cleared B.Tech in 2011 and currently working in a software company.

    • hiren says:

      how much score are required for Acharya school management college.

      • Neha patel says:

        hi, Can someone provide true picture of these colleges, this is a big list but how many colleges can bring campus placements. Dear sir, I have filled the counselling form mentioned there, but I have not received any call or email pls do help.

  41. Pawan says:

    Sir , i need ask about the college recently started in bangalore i.e.,Sgims can i get any help on it

  42. Mahesh says:

    What about all other MBA colleges in Bangalore. I am getting calls from IIBS, IIPM, National School of Business? Are they good or not!

  43. Neha says:

    Sir, can you also feature any good MBA colleges in Mangalore, Mysore & Manipal.

  44. Preity Agarwal says:

    I want to ask you on what basis are these Rankings given, sir as you don’t mind. I want to know are the colleges like IIBS has sent be brochures with a highest salary package for last year student as 63L. But it didn’t feature anywhere in your list, what is the reason. Also how is Ramaiah college? I want about RIMS, I am not interested in MS Ramaiah.

    • Srikanth says:

      The Ranking of Top MBA / PGDM colleges in Bangalore are as per our own research & our understanding. We look into factors such as quality of students, faculty, infrastructure and the entrance exam cutoff marks. Most importantly we consider only AICTE approved Business Schools.

      IIBS is not an AICTE approved Business School, so we couldn’t or didn’t Rank that particular college. Whether it is good or bad is none of our business, we would show only accredited colleges. Same is true with RIMS also, it is also not approved by AICTE.

      • Preity Agarwal says:

        I agree with you sir, but there MBA programmes are UGC recognized and Institutes told me that AICTE approval is not required for them to run their courses. I am really confused, is PGDM course also can be approved by AICTE?

        • Srikanth says:

          Colleges which are affiliated to an University offer MBA programmes. Most Universities are controlled by UGC, we are talking about the course not the college. Some MBA courses offered by UGC recognized universities are also approved by AICTE. So not only PGDM colleges even MBA programmes under all AICTE approved colleges can be approved by AICTE.

          For example MBA programme at Acharya Bangalore B-School given by Bangalore University is both UGC recognized & AICTE approved. It is better you look for course which have both UGC & AICTE recognization.

          If you go for PGDM only AICTE approval you should look, as UGC approval can’t be granted for autonomous programmes.

  45. Sunil says:

    Sir, I don’t know why there is MS Ramaih in the list. I want to tell you one real experience, my friend has got admission in MSRIM he had very poor communication skill but wonder how he had been shortlisted. His academics & MAT score also not too high. He was not even called for Christ University admission.

    • Srikanth says:

      The quality of colleges may degrade over time due to increase in number of Business Schools. The possibility of finding quality students has become an issue of concern for even most reputed B-Schools. MSRIM conducts a comprehensive written test even though if he has written MAT he has to appear for the test. If your friend has done well, he would have made it. The other reasons could be the number of seats have increased, if there is no full house the Institute reserves to take students and later sharp them.

  46. I appreciate the compilation of Bangalore based MBA Colleges. But looking at Karnataka also hosting other Institutes like TAPMI in Manipal, SDM in Mysore, NITK in Suratkal, Kirloskar in Davanagere etc., an enlarged list would have given a wider picture of avenues of management education to the aspirants.

  47. I appreciate the compilation of Bangalore based MBA Colleges. But looking at Karnataka also hosting other Institutes like TAPMI in Manipal, SDM in Mysore, NITK in Suratkal, Kirloskar in Davanagere etc., an enlarged list would have given a wider picture of avenues of management education to the aspirants.

    • Sunil says:

      Dear Sir, I agree with you the Institutes you named have a very good name. I am particularly interested in TAPMI Manipal but the Institute doesn’t accept MAT score. They are accepting for MBA in Healthcare management. How is that particular MBA programme & will there be good placements?

  48. Babu says:

    Thanks for the list of top mba colleges! What eligibility criteria if any student with 55% in Graduation will get selected in Christ? What academic weightage will they consider.

  49. Babu says:

    Christ has called for GD & PI hurray!

  50. Nupul says:

    My September CMAT score is 112, so which colleges can I expect? What are my chances, I wanna do my MBA in Bangalore only.

    • Kalyan says:

      Do you need infrastructure or good quality education? Go for IIM B and you will not like any other MBA college in Bangalore. As per your eligibility you need to think, yes PESIT, Christ are also good. These colleges have very strict GD & PI I heard.

    • SSC TET says:

      It seems to be hard to get a reputed MBA college in Bangalore with your CMAT Score.

  51. Praveen Kumar says:

    Only few MBA Colleges in Bangalore has good infrastructure & staff, IIM B, IISc, Christ, XIME, MS Ramaiah, Acharya Bangalore Business School, ISBR Bangalore, IBA, Bangalore Institute of Management, PESIT..the list goes on..nothing like good or bad..it depends on you..if every one can get seat in IIM B it is great, since it is not possible for all..all options are there..

    Christ is good for those with a good MAT score, 600 plus, good GD & PI, Presentation skills are a must..otherwise they will no select..IISc & XIME is also in the range of IIM B..PESIT is my favorite but gud score in PGCET is a must..

    This is my honest feedback, no one will place students, it is the student who has to get the job. IIM B will have good placements bcz all students are good, they will get a job even if their Institute doesn’t offer one..

    Students here with poor english, worst communication, least general knowledge can’t ask for 100% placement.no Institute can help…

    • Hasini says:

      I agree with you, but is not the responsibility of the colleges to provide placements to it’s students? We are spending Lakhs of Rupees, cant these colleges show some job?

  52. Prakash says:

    Can someone provide true picture of these colleges, this is a big list but how many colleges can bring campus placements. Dear sir, I have filled the counselling form mentioned there, but I have not received any call or email pls do help.

  53. Hasini says:

    I like it, but what are the rankings of these MBA colleges from Bangalore?

    • Srikanth says:

      Rankings are provided above, given out list of 20 best management colleges in Bangalore. Each person’s views will be different, but the above list provides a guide line for decision making as per our understanding.

      • upresults.nic.in says:

        It seems to be hard to get a reputed MBA college in Bangalore with your CMAT Score.

      • It’s hard to get into the top colleges since nowadays competition is more. Candidates who crack the entrance exams with the top scores are eligible to apply for the best MBA colleges in Bangalore or in any other city of their wish.

        Along with this degree, if you possess smart skills, good practicability and great communication skills you can easily get placed in a reputed company.

        If you know about MBA, you may also know there are various streams as well. If you have already decided which stream to choose it’s well and good. If not, here is a list for you.

        Retail Management
        Information Technology
        Operations
        Human Resource
        Marketing
        Finance
        International Business
        System Management
        Entrepreneurship
        Healthcare Management

        If you want to know more about MBA in Bangalore visit the link: https://campushunt.in/blog/best-mba-colleges-in-bangalore/

        Thanks.

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