Top 5 MBA Colleges in Kerala

The CAT 2012 results are out and the MBA aspirants are eagerly searching for good MBA colleges. CAT is not the only entrance exam for getting MBA admissions. Only two colleges – IIM Kozhikode and NIT Calicut in Kerala are looking IIM CAT scores for their MBA admissions. NIT Calicut is accepting only engineering graduates for their MBA programme. As a student pursuing MBA in an institute in Kerala, here i am trying to rank the MBA institutes. My advise before you read this article – Never limit your MBA dreams to institutes within kerala or India.

The key variables considered for this ranking are :

1. Faculty
2. Entrance Exams
3. Facilities
4. Fees
5. Placements
6. ROI

Top 5 B Schools in Kerala

1. Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIM – K)

The lone IIM in Kerala comes first in the ranking with out any doubt.
The admission process is through IIM CAT score followed by Group discussion and personal Interview. Faculty led by Director Dr. Debashish Chakravorthy is one of the finest in the country. The serene campus spread over 100 Acres and the unique architecture are added attractions. I dont think i need to describe more on why IIMK comes first in Kerala. If you have an excellent CAT Score, you will get a call letter from IIMK for GD & PI.

2. School Of Management Studies, NIT Calicut (SOMS NITC )

The next most sought after MBA institute in Kerala. Admission process is through IIM CAT, GD and PI. The admission is restricted only to engineering graduates.

The application process for admission to SOMS NITC started. You can get more info here.

3. School Of Management Studies, CUSAT (SMS CUSAT)

The first B- School in South India comes third in my ranking. SMS is one of the best B- Schools in India in terms of ROI. It comes second after FMS, Delhi in terms of ROI. The fees structure, the faculty and the decent placement record are the primary attraction of SMS CUSAT. The course fee for the two year MBA program is less than Rs. 40000. Considering the average salary offered at SMS – 4 lacs per annum – the ROI is less than a month.

SMS is one of the rare Management institutes with every faculty having a doctoral degree. Admission is through CUSAT CAT, GD and PI. Application process for CUSAT CAT examination started. The last date for applying is February 5th. You will get more info here.

Why should you waste an opportunity to get quality MBA at reasonable fees?

4. SCMS Cochin

One of the private B-Schools in Kerala which successfully marketed themselves. SCMS gives more importance to their PGDM program and placement records are very impressive.

Admission is through MAT Score, GD and PI. SCMS Course fees are like this
SCMS PGDM – 6 lakhs
SCMS MBA – 4 lakhs

5. Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies

Rajagiri comes first in infrastructure. The campus is well planned and maintained. Admission is through MAT Score , GD and PI. Rajagiri offers PGDM as well as MBA.

Rajagiri is having decent placement records. Rajagiri MBA fee structure is like this
Rajagiri MBA fees – 4 lakhs
Rajagiri PGDM fees – 5.5 lakhs

In my opinion MBA is a skill development program. You should be looking for the quality of training, exposure, placements and ROI while choosing your B- School.

All the best

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17 comments ↓

#1 Jaison T James on 01.23.12 at 1:00 pm

Good &informative blog mashe…ROI??? Entha ath? Report Of Investigation??? or Residue of Ignition??

#2 admin on 01.23.12 at 2:07 pm

Thanks Jais
ROI – Return on Investment…Deciding to pursue MBA require some investment in the form of Tuition fee and hostel accomodation ;)

#3 Steven Christian on 02.08.12 at 2:30 pm

Hey its really useful information….Thanks for sharing….

#4 Joshner on 03.02.12 at 12:05 pm

Thanks machaa…
I just wanted to know whether scms and rajagiri are top colleges in doing MBA.
and this blog has enouf information for me

#5 subhash pillai on 03.21.12 at 12:11 pm

Thanks for ur useful information sharing with me

#6 jose on 05.28.12 at 10:19 am

Thank you so much for your information, but may i know what “ROI”, stands for?

#7 jose on 05.28.12 at 10:21 am

Hi, what was the last mba rank that was called for interview in cusat cat 2011, and what is the best mba specialization? How is MBA international business?

#8 admin on 06.02.12 at 10:40 pm

ROI –> Return on Investment

#9 admin on 06.02.12 at 10:43 pm

I am not sure about the last rank details of 2011. CUSAT has increased the number of seats for each course from this year. Now All the three MBA programs will have 60 seats each.
MBA (International Business) is a very good program and SMS CUSAT is one among the few colleges offering the same.

#10 abu george on 06.05.12 at 7:48 am

Also School of Management Studies offers an MBA with specialization in Travel and Tourism, which helps in getting a wonderful career in the Hospitality sector.

#11 ANEETA on 06.08.12 at 3:48 pm

Hi,is there mba HR in cusat?

#12 admin on 06.08.12 at 7:32 pm

SMS CUSAT Offers HR Electives also..apart from Marketing, Finance, Systems & Operations

#13 alphie jacob on 10.22.12 at 1:29 pm

friend i would like to know more about admission in CUSAT .. And am looks forward to pursue mba in logistics.. just give me your opinion..

#14 amith on 02.27.13 at 6:05 pm

Happy to hear that two top colleges are in calicut

#15 Aboobacker on 05.06.13 at 11:09 am

Is DCSMAT is a right choice to do my MBA?

#16 Suhail Sajeedu on 07.10.13 at 1:09 pm

PGDM; MBA;what’s the basic difference btw these two?
and which one is better for a a person completing B.tech?

#17 admin on 07.21.13 at 1:02 am

It all depends on the college where you do the course…
IIM’s are offering PGDM. but PGDM offered by certain colleges are not valued if you are planning for higher studies

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