Clearing CAT for MBA and getting a perfect score is a dream of every MBA aspirant. Every year almost 2 lakhs candidates appear for CAT but only a handful of students manage to get admissions in the top IIMS. CAT often becomes a nightmare to students when the high CAT cutoff is revealed. With so much increase in competition, it is pretty difficult to find a suitable college after not being able to clear the CAT Cutoff.
So, you don’t need to get disheartened because there are many top-notch colleges other than IIMs that offers world-class education and matches all standard of a reputation IIM.
To help you tackle out this problem, here we have some criteria on the basis of which you can choose the right college for you.
Class of Education – Make sure that the college you are choosing has a strong background in terms of quality education. Also, check the faculty profile and the experience they have. MBA is a course that requires more than skills therefore, it is certain to have a good background and experienced faculties to impart world-class education.
Alumni Network – An alumni can always help you with any of your requires throughout your MBA years. Also, a good alumni network reflects the status of college and built its reputation. Choose a college that has a good alumni network.
Corporate Interface – It is all about simulated experiences and making a student capable to deal with real-life scenarios. Good schools need to participate in corporate competitions and have a corporate presence on campus during the lectures and seminars. This will give an exposure to students and an environment to learn better.
Placement History – Placement history plays a vital role in choosing any college. If the college has a good placement record from last 5 years then it can be considered as an indicator of growth. Check all the statistics about how many students were placed and what was the lowest and highest package offered to them.
Here are some top colleges other than IIMs that have on record placements and serves the best education in the country. Even after not being able to clear the CAT Cut off, these colleges will help you accomplish all your dreams.
1) Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi
This College is the best choice for your MBA program. It accepts CAT scores and a student must get 99 percentile in order to qualify for the same. It is economical and has the lowest course fees – the annual fee for Full Time MBA is only INR 10,480 per annum.
2) Xavier Labour Research Institute, Jamshedpur
Xavier is among the top-notch MBA colleges and currently ranks on number 3rd in India. XLRI conducts its own entrance exam called XAT. In order to qualify for this one of the best b-schools, one needs to score at least 95% in XAT. Clearing the CAT cutoff might be difficult, but this college gives you an equal opportunity to get your dream job.
3) Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi
Like others, top colleges, Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi, also known as DMS accepts CAT score. A candidate is admitted for MBA program on the basis of CAT Score. Its admission process includes qualifying CAT and making it to the CAT Cut off and then the students will be shortlisted for a group discussion and interview.
4) Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, SOM, IIT Bombay
Popularly known as SOM, it was established in 1995 and is best known for its quality education and research. It offers specialization in economics, marketing, entrepreneurship, organizational behaviour, technology management etc. The admission process in SOM to management programs takes place in two phases. The first phase consists of securing minimum section-wise and aggregate percentile in the CAT exam. The second phase consists of the Personal Interview and GD round. Further, students are shortlisted on the basis of their GD and PI scores.
5) Management Development Institute, Gurgaon
It is one of the best B-schools established in 1973 and since then it has held records for making dreams come true of lakhs of students. To get admission in MDI, a candidate will be shortlisted on the basis of their CAT scores and then called for Group discussion followed by Personal interview. MDI has a good placement recorded with the highest CTC offered to a candidate was 28.74 LPA in PGPM program and the average CTC offered for the same program was 19.25 LPA.
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