Top 50 MBA Colleges in India: NIRF Ranking 2018

Attention readers. The much-awaited NIRF 2018 Ranking for Top 50 MBA Colleges in India is out! While Ahmedabad based Indian Institute of Management (IIM-A)has topped the list with CGI Score of 79.18/100, IIM Bangalore has been rated the second best management college in the government’s annual ranking list of top educational institutes. Here it is to be noted that the participation in the NIRF ranking framework was introduced three years ago by the Education Department to outline the best colleges in the country. Earlier the participation in NIRF framework was optional but from this year it becomes mandatory for all public colleges and universities in the country to take part in the NIRF ranking. Almost 4,500 institutes participated in the rankings this year and based upon certain guidelines (fixed by NIRF), the ranking is done.

IIM Ahmedabad
IIM Ahmedabad

Before we proceed to the NIRF Ranking, first check out the Admission procedure to these elite colleges and the process of ranking the college by the National Institute of Ranking Framework.

How NIRF Rank the college?

To outline the Brand value of a specific College in India, the Concept of NIRF Ranking was introduced by the Ministry of Human Resource & Development(MHRD) on 29th September 2015. The main Idea behind the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) is to outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country.

NIRF Ranking 2018

NIRF Ranking 2017

Ranking various institutions across the country is made by a Core Committee that Consist of High order Thinkers, Professor and other Reputed Think Tanks of India. The major aim of NIRF Lies in identifying the broad parameters for ranking various universities and institutions. The parameters broadly cover mainly five things

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  • Teaching, Learning and Resources
  • Research and Professional Practices
  • Graduation Outcomes
  • Outreach and Inclusivity
  • Perception.

Admission Procedure

Admission into these elite groups of NIRF 2018 Top 50 Management Institutes in India is made through Certain Aptitude Tests like CAT, MAT, XAT etc. Here is the comprehensive list of all the Top MBA Entrance Exams in India which you must know before taking admission in these prestigious colleges of National Importance.

Common Admission Test (CAT) Management Aptitude Test (MAT) Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT)
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) Exam FMS MBA Entrance Exam. IRMA Admission Test IGNOU OPENMAT
 List of Top 50 MBA Entrance Exams in India 2018-19 (State & Private)

NIRF 2018 Top 50 Management Institutes in India

Here is the Complete Updated list of Top 50 MBA Colleges in India with the Cumulative Marks Scored in NIRF Ranking Parameters 2018.

Name State Score Rank
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad Gujarat 79.18 1
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore Karnataka 77.33 2
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta West Bengal 77.8 3
Indian Institute of Management Lucknow Uttar Pradesh 68.63 4
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Maharashtra 66.8 5
Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode Kerala 65.21 6
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur West Bengal 63.36 7
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi Delhi 63.31 8
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee Uttarakhand 62.95 9
Xavier Labour Relations Institute Jharkhand 62.66 10
Indian Institute of Management Indore Madhya Pradesh 6.28 11
Management Development Institute Haryana 59.59 12
Indian Institute of Management Udaipur Rajasthan 59.7 13
National Institute of Industrial Engineering Maharashtra 57.2 14
Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli Tamil Nadu 55.85 15
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai Tamil Nadu 55.25 16
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur Uttar Pradesh 53.43 17
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune Maharashtra 52.8 18
S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research Maharashtra 52.31 19
Indian Institute of Management Kashipur Uttarakhand 51.2 20
Indian Institute of Management Raipur Chhattisgarh 51.17 21
ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, Hyderabad Telangana 51.16 22
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Delhi 51.11 23
 Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies Maharashtra 51.3 24
International Management Institute New Delhi Delhi 5.94 25
Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management Meghalaya 5.53 26
Indian Institute of Management Rohtak Haryana 5.33 27
Anna University Tamil Nadu 5.28 28
Vellore Institute of Technology Tamil Nadu 5.11 29
Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Odisha 49.31 30
Institute of Management Technology Uttar Pradesh 48.59 31
Loyola Institute of Business Administration Tamil Nadu 47.47 32
PSG College of Technology Tamil Nadu 47.37 33
Jamia Millia Islamia Delhi 47.8 34
Institute for Financial Management and Research Andhra Pradesh 47.8 35
Xavier University Odisha 46.76 36
Fore School of Management Delhi 46.6 37
Lovely Professional University Punjab 44.75 38
Banaras Hindu University Uttar Pradesh 44.72 39
Indian Institute of Management Ranchi Jharkhand 44.21 40
Indian Institute of Forest Management Madhya Pradesh 43.81 41
Panjab University Chandigarh 43.8 42
Institute of Rural Management Anand Gujarat 43.62 43
Birla Institute of Technology Jharkhand 43.21 44
Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida Uttar Pradesh 43.11 45
Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation University Andhra Pradesh 43.5 46
Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management Delhi 42.99 47
Amity University Uttar Pradesh 42.78 48
Aligarh Muslim University Uttar Pradesh 42.71 49
Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship Development Maharashtra 42.48 50

Note: Though the NIRF Ranking is the most trusted methodology to decide between a good and the Best one Just because the college is “highly-ranked” or “prestigious” doesn’t mean it’s the right College for you. Always keep in mind that one person’s dream college could be another’s nightmare. It’s always better to visit and experience the college.

Source: National Institute of Ranking Framework.

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