Life is unpredictable and so are the chances to make it to IIMs. This might be due to several factors such as not being able to appear for the CAT exam or if you did, scores well too low to gran a seat in top B-schools.
However, the bright side is that there are several top B-schools where you have a chance to carve your destiny and that even grant admission without asking for the CAT exam scores. In addition to the MBA entrance exam, performance in the personal interview round is another key area of concern for the individuals applying for top B-schools of India.
So find out the comprehensive list of top 10 MBA colleges that do not require CAT scores for admission in their full-time MBA programme.
1. Faculty of Management Studies, New Delhi
You might be surprise to know this, but in case you want to take admission in this institute; you do not necessarily have to appear for CAT. The institute offers admission based on your XAT score and allows you to secure a sat if your score falls within the cutoff. The only drawback here is that with CAT and XAT both being the acceptable programs, there is a possibility that the entrance stage becomes tougher and you really need to prove yourself in XAT.
2. XLRI: Xavier Institute of Management, Jamshedpur
The Xavier’s School of Management has been identified as one of the best B-schools in India. The institute also provides several executive programs and the doctoral fellow programs (FPM) that provide future options too. The institute accepts XAT scores and you do not have to worry about your CAT results.
3. IIFT: Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi
IIFT is another popular institute located in the capital city of the country. The flagship program of the institute is Master of Business Administration in the International Business in addition to which the institute offers management development programs, the executive programs and the certificate programs. In case a foreign candidate wants to apply for the program, s/he needs to appear for GMAT.
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4. Department of Management Studies, REC
This has been identified as the best management institute by the students in southern parts of India. With efficient faculty and excellent management support, this institute can be a desirable choice for those who do not want to take CAT. In fact, the top companies ensure that they hit this institute for the purpose of the placement. Thus, you are sure to get a good job post your MBA.
5. Narsee Monjee University, Mumbai
Narsee Monjee has a list of programs on offer with a wide variety of extracurricular activities included in the curriculum in order to direct students towards social responsibilities. It has its own paper and an interview that allows the university to judge your caliber for the management programs provided by them.
6. Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow
This institute absorbs students through the individual entrance exam conducted by them. There are several opportunities to grow and you also can be certain about a good placement option in future.
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7. National Institute of Management, Calcutta
GATE score is what this reputed college asks for instead of a very high CAT percentile. It is a premium institute and it ensures that not just the students but also the faculty is worth the time and patience that the institute invests in.
8. Christ University, Bangalore
With a 100% placement assistance, this institute run under Christ University Trust is another good option if you want to stay away from CAT and its tough paper.
9. IILM, Institute for Higher Education
The institute absorbs candidates based on the test results conducted by the institute and further they are called for essay writing, group discussion and personal interview. You can appear for either of the exams like CAT/MAT/ CMAT/ XAT/GMAT and depending on their scores, you get selected for the programs that you are best suited to.
10. Symbiosis International University
Symbiosis offers a variety of full-time two-year postgraduate courses in the field of management inclusive of Business Management, Personnel Management, and also Industrial Relations and Global MBA. The university has 11 colleges spread over Pune, Bengaluru, Nashik, Hyderabad and Noida.
In addition to these exams, there is always a management quota in several of the listed institutes, which can be made use of, if necessary!
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