Looking beyond IIMs, where should you go?

A lot has changed since the time people used to consider IIMs as the be all and end all of Management education in India. With a lot of good b-schools coming around, aspirants are now increasingly showing interest in the private schools than just relying on the conventional ones. More than 230,000 candidates appeared for approximately around 4,300 seats in a total of 19 IIMs. Naturally, the responsibilities on the private b-schools are growing by the days.

Hindustan Times says, “The ratio stands at 1:53, which is needless to mention makes CAT the toughest test in the country.” However, there is no “end of the world” factor that really is important to factor in.

XLRI Jamshedpur: Xavier Institute of Management, Jamshedpur was established in 1949 by Father Quinn Enright S.J to be a partner in the liberation and development journey of the independent India with a vision of “renewing the face of the earth.” Now, CAT aspirants, what makes this college unique is that apart from CAT, there’s a dedicated test to get into XLRI named Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) which is accepted by over 100 B Schools and is conducted over 47 test centres. Bear this in mind.

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S.P Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai: “We are a part of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and function as an autonomous Institute with entrepreneurial agility. We build on this mission through pedagogic innovations and pioneering programmes, which have helped us stand out for our unique and distinctive path in management education”, says the management at S.P Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai. SPJIMR primarily focuses on the idea of profile-based selection to ensure diversity within the classroom and has excellent placement record to go by.

Management and Development Institute, Gurgaon: MDI is considered to be the first internationally accredited Indian B-School. It has constantly endeavored to grow and develop sound network around the globe. As a result, the Institute has collaborative partnerships with leading management schools in several regions of the world. “The international relations at MDI encompass a gamut of interest which includes joint research, executive education, faculty and student exchange and other collaborative initiatives”, says the chairman, elucidating why you should consider Management and Development Institute, Gurgaon as one of your top options.

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