Top 5 B-schools in South India

These are the top 5 B-schools in South India that have got world recognition.

Created On: Feb 23, 2018 12:34 IST
Modified On: Sep 19, 2019 16:07 IST
Top 5 B-schools in South India
Top 5 B-schools in South India

South India has now become the educational hub of India, and is leading from the front in providing quality Management courses. The list of best MBA colleges in South India has grown in the recent past with many new and upcoming B-schools offering full-time courses.

Here is our list of top 5 MBA colleges in South India that are known for providing excellent management education along-with high placement offers.

  • South India – a major education hub for MBA

  • Home to several top B-schools of India

  • Top 5 MBA colleges in South India

5. ICFAI Business School (IBS), Hyderabad






IBS Hyderabad, a Deemed University as per the UGC Act 1956, is a part of the ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education. It is one of the top B-schools in India. The school is also rated A** by CRISIL and has been awarded the A+++ grade and ranked as no. 2 by Silicon India in the year 2017. Accredited by South Asia Quality Improvement System (SAQS), it has established healthy partnerships with foreign universities, NGOs, and banks to conduct industry-specific trainings and management courses. IBS also has a reputation for getting placement offers to all its students. With the average pay package of 6.90 lakhs per year in 2017, IBS appears 5th in our list.

  • ISB Hyderabad – A Deemed University

  • Part of ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education

  • Rated A** by CRISIL for quality management education

  • Awarded A+++ grade by Silicon India in 2017

  • SAQS Accredited B-school

  • Known for great industry interface

  • Tie-ups with NGOs, Banks and Universities

  • Excellent placement packages

4. Department of Management Studies (DoMS), Indian Institute of Technology, Madras






The IIT tag makes The Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras, an institute of repute. The MBA program of DoMS is a 2 year program with courses spread over 7 semesters and about 5 to 6 courses per semester. All the compulsory courses are included in the 1st year, whereas the second year has electives and a few other core courses.  During the summer breaks, students are supposed to go for industry visits to complete their projects.

Apart from routine academics, DoMS also conducts course activities on auditing, field visits, organizing professional events, working on live business projects and involving in management workshops. Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras, also focuses on Co-curricular courses on business communication, negotiation & presentation skills, time management, business etiquette and many more.

  • Offers 2 year MBA programme spread across 7 semesters

  • Follows practical teaching pedagogy

  • Compulsory Industry visits for practical experience

  • Live business projects to help students get hands on experience

  • Equal focus on academics as well as co-curricular activities

3. Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode






The Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode is one of the 20 IIMs set up by the Government of India. It was established in collaboration with the State Government of Kerala. The institute has adopted a holistic approach in providing the complete range of academic activities in management studies, giving equal importance to training, teaching and research. IIM, Kozhikode, lays strong emphasis on global and cross-cultural issues and analytical skills for the overall development of students.

IIM Kozhikode has successfully collaborated with leading management colleges in ASEAN and European countries for foreign exchange programs.

  • Part of the prestigious IIM B-schools

  • Established in collaboration with Kerala Government

  • Equal importance to training, teaching and research

  • Prime focus upon global and cross-cultural issues

  • Collaboration with B-schools in ASEAN and European countries

2. Indian Institute of Management, Tiruchirappalli






The Indian Institute of Management, Tiruchirappalli, also known as IIM Trichy, is a public Graduate Business School located in Tamil Nadu. IIM-T is looked after by IIM Bangalore as of now. Within a few years of its inception, IIM Trichy has started being in the news for placing students in reputed companies, offering average salary packages in the range of 10 Lakhs to 14 Lakhs per annum. Importantly, the USP of IIM Trichy lies in its ability to provide global exposure to it students, offering them a golden opportunity to experience an international business and socio-cultural environment.

  • Public Graduate Business School located in Tamil Nadu

  • Sister concern of IIM Bangalore – a top MBA college in India

  • Known for excellent placement infrastructure

  • Draws top corporates and brands for placement sessions

  • Average Salary package range – Rs 10 to 14 Lakhs

  • Provides global exposure to students

1. Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore






Finally, it’s no surprise that the best B-Schools in South India is IIM Bangalore.  Its flagship programme is the Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP), a two year fulltime course. IIM Bangalore functions under the guidelines of the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. It is important to note that several case studies developed by IIM B students have been distributed through Harvard Business Publishing (HBP).

IIM Bangalore has collaborated with over 115 top B-schools across the globe for research and faculty exchange programs.  No wonder, studying in this college is a certificate of excellence in itself.

  • Top B-school in South India

  • Offers two year, full-time PGP programme

  • Focus on practical training of students

  • Several case studies from IIM-B featured in Harvard Business Publishing (HBP)

  • Collaboration with 115 B-schools for student exchange programme

So that’s our list of top 5 B-schools in South India. Which one are you aiming for—let us know in the comments.

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