JBIMS Mumbai Admission 2019: Autonomous Status Restored; Criteria, cut offs, Placement, Fee

Tuesday, September 03 2019
JBIMS Mumbai Admission 2019
The Supreme Court of India in its decision dated September 2, 2019 has restored the Autonomous status of JBIMS Mumbai for academic session 2019-20 and has opened MMS admission for 102 (85%) out of 120 seats in JBIMS Mumbai for all Maharashtra State candidates scrapping 70% seat quota for Mumbai University students. Admission process at JBIMS Mumbai for two years MMS Programme through DTE CAP is to be completed by September 17

The Autonomous Status of JBIMS Mumbai has been restored for the academic session 2019-20 by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India on September 2, 2019. In its judgement disposing the petition of Mumbai university students against the order of Mumbai High Court which restored the Autonomous status of JBIMS Mumbai, the Supreme Court has found that the decision of the High Court should be upheld and let JBIMS remain an Autonomous college under Mumbai University. The Mumbai University students approached Supreme Court to continue with the recently changed Non-Autonomous status of JBIMS as it offered more admission chances exclusively to students of Mumbai University and university departments.

JBIMS Mumbai Admission Criteria 2019 Changed
The decision of Apex Court has great implications on the seat matrix and admission criteria 2019 in JBIMS Mumbai as the complete MBA admission process for JBIMS has changed now. As an autonomous institute JBIMS has different set of rules for admission process than it had as Non-Autonomous institute before the judgement of Supreme court of India was announced on September 2, 2019. 

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JBIMS: Autonomous College of Mumbai University
It may be noted that JBIMS Mumbai is a close entity and a constituent of Mumbai University. It enjoyed the Autonomous status from 2014 to the academic year ending in 2019. The status was abruptly changed by the Directorate of Technical Education, Government of Maharashtra putting thousands of MBA aspirants in dilemma.

However, after getting its autonomous status restored on September 2, the JBIMS Admission offers for the 2019-21 batch have to be made by DTE Maharashtra latest by September 17, 2019 (Two weeks from the date of the SCI order) and additional one week is available for the selected candidates to finalize, report and take admission in JBIMS or the B-school allotted to them

JBIMS Admission 2019: Key Changes after SCI Decision
Key changes after the Apex Court’s decision 2019 in case of JBIMS admission process 2019 for MMS admission through the CAP 2019 are:

JBIMS Admission 2019 Component
Now - Changed after Restoration as Autonomous College on Sep 2
Earlier - as Non-Autonomous Institute
Seat Availability for 2019-21 batch
85%  to Maharashtra State Candidates from any University/college
70% to Mumbai University/department candidates
Actual number of seats available out of total 120 seats
102 to Maharashtra State candidates
79 to Mumbai University + 5 to PWD candidates. 17 seats to other universities in Maharashtra state
Seats for All India category candidates
15% (18 seats)
15% (18 Seats)
JBIMS Admission Criteria
Revised, to be done in order of State Level Merit
70% students of Mumbai University already selected
Last Date to Complete JBIMS Admission Process 2019
To be completed by September 17
Fate of Mumbai University students at stake as they were offered admission earlier

JBIMS Mumbai: History of Admission Blues
Since 2014, JBIMS has been facing ups and downs in its admission process. Once it conducted its own admission process, next year it shifted the admission process and continued participating in DTE CAP. The shifts in JBIMS admission process in last five years are given below:

Radical Shifts in JBIMS Admission Process in 5 years

Academic session
Application process
Acceptable exam scores
GD-PI-WAT process
2015-16 (Batch 2015-17)
Separate. Direct application to JBIMS
Conducted by JBIMS separately
2016-17 (Batch 2016-17)
No Separate application. Through Registration for MAHCET 2016
Through Centralized Admission Process (CAP) conducted by DTE Maharashtra
2017-18 (Batch 2017-19)
Initially announced to accept direct application to JBIMS, later changed through MAH CET
MAH-CET 2017/CAT 2016
First announced to conduct its own process, than changed and participated in CAP 2017
2018-19 (Batch 2018-20)
Through MAH CET 2018
MAH CET 2018/CAT 2017
Declared 100% Seats for Maharashtra, later changed with 15% seats to All India category. Admission process through DTE CAP
2019-20 (Batch 2019-21)
Through MAH CET 2019
MAH CET 2019 for MAH State candidates; CAT 2018 & other exams for All India category
Dilemma on Seat Allotment due to Non-Autonomous and Autonomous status, Court intervenes and declares JBIMS Autonomous institute. Admission through CAP delayed, now to be completed by September 17, 2019

32000 Students Waiting for MBA Admission
Pending decision on the Autonomy Status of JBIMS Mumbai and presentation of Fake score cards in CAP rounds, the MBA/MMS Admission process 2019 across Maharashtra had come to a stand-still. Following the decision by High Court of Maharashtra, the CET Cell of DTE Maharashtra on August 3 announced the Seat allotment status of JBIMS Mumbai for 120 CAP seats, but the stay by Supreme Court of India on Aug 14 directing to maintain status quo, the MBA/MMS admission process for 2019-21 batch had stopped again

Besides, More than 180 candidates presented fake score cards of ATMA and MAT exams in CAP rounds conducted by CET Cell, which marred the MBA/MMS admission process across Maharashtra. Although the issue of fake score cards has been resolved and the candidates who presented the fake score cards have been debarred from the MBA/MMS admission process through CAP round, the decision on JBIMS autonomous status has to come from the Supreme Court of India not earlier than August 28. 

32,000 candidates appeared in MAH MBA CET 2019 exam on March 9 and 10, 2019 for MBA admission 2019 in JBIMS Mumbai, SIMSREE, K J Somaiya, Pumba and other 325 MBA colleges in Maharashtra. Following the Stay by Supreme Court of India, the CET cell had postponed its announcement of the MBA/MMS merit list till the next date of hearing August 28, in the apex court of India.

Students aspiring to pursue MBA/MMS from JBIMS and other MBA colleges in Maharashtra now had to wait till September 2 as DTE Maharashtra could not proceed with the MBA/MMS admission process till the clear directive from the apex court was received.  

The state Common Entrance Test (CET) cell has now begun the revised MBA/MMS admission process in Maharashtra after September 2, 2019 and will have to complete it by September 17. CET Cell has allowed the candidates to edit their list of preferred colleges. The revised lists of college allotments is to be declared now as the SCI decision has been given in the case. 

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Loss to Mumbai University Students
The Supreme Court of India, after hearing the plea on August 28, 2019 has restored the Autonomous status of JBIMS changing its earlier Non-Autonomous status. DTE announced on July 1, 2019 that JBIMS would be a non-autonomous institute. This allowed more students of Mumbai university to get admission in JBIMS. How DTE will deal with the situation is difficult to comprehend as the already admitted students to JBIMS have not taken admission any where else and in case their admission candidature is cancelled, they will have to compromise on lower rung MBA college. Other alternative is that for the batch 2019-21 more seats are created by a special order to accommodate already admitted students of home university. However, the basic problem of the students remains where it was as the status of Non-Autonomous institute for JBIMS is beneficial for Mumbai University students while the Autonomous status of JBIMS Mumbai  benefits the students more from other universities.

JBIMS Admission Process 2019: Starts Again
Now after the decision of apex court of India, JBIMS Mumbai admission process for MMS 2019-21 batch begins on September 3, 2019 after a day from the judgement of Supreme Court of India. Thousands of the candidates are now staking claim for the JBIMS admission 2019. However, the complete admission process 2019 for JBIMS Mumbai is now based on the order of merit as directed by the court instead of home university reservation. The candidates from Mumbai university can compete with other candidates from other Maharashtra universities. The admission will be offered through DTE CAP 2019.

Admission at Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, University Mumbai for two years Masters in Management Studies (MMS) Programme will therefore be done through Centralised Admission Process (CAP) of Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Government of Maharashtra.

MMS is the flagship course of Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), conducted as a university department of University of Mumbai. It is a two year full time post graduate degree course in management. Started as early as 1965, the course has been modified continually and appropriately to suit the contemporary corporate world needs and has been able to nurture prominent leaders of the same.

MMS Specializations at JBIMS
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai offers various specializations like Finance, Marketing, Personnel, Operations and Systems in the second year of the MMS course.

JBIMS Admission cut offs 2019
With the scores going up in MAHCET 2019 exam, the cut offs at JBIMS have also gone up. MAHCET 2019 exam result reveals that a score of 154+ for Maharashtra State category candidate is required to get you admission in JBIMS Mumbai.

For All India category candidate, the cut off is higher. As announced, no separate or individual admission process is conducted by JBIMS Mumbai and the seat allotment is made by DTE Maharashtra through Centralized Admission Process (CAP) 2019

Revised Merit Order: Expected Cut offs
Post declaration of MAHCET 2019 exam result and decision by SCI,  JBIMS Mumbai cut offs are expected to go up as compared to earlier admission process both for the Maharashtra State (MS) category, Mumbai (Home) University as well as All India (AI) category candidates. Following are the expected slot wise cut offs across all the four slots of MAHCET 2019 exam for Maharashtra State (MS) and All India (AI) category

Maharashtra State (HU) category
All India category  
MAHCET exam date & time
Slot-1 Cut off
March 9 from 10AM to 12.30PM
Slot-2 Cut off
March 9 from 2PM to 4.30PM
Slot-3 Cut off
March 10 from 10AM to 12.30PM
Slot-4 Cut off
March 10 from 2Pm to 4.30PM

The cut off percentile range for Maharashtra State Home University (MS-HU) category is expected to remain around 98 percentile, while for All India (AI) category candidate it would be around 99 percentile in MAHCET 2019 exam.

JBIMS 2019 Admission through DTE CAP
As announced by JBIMS, the admission process is through DTE CAP round. On the basis of Percentile of Normalized score of entrance exams, seat allocation will be done by DTE on merit in CAP rounds.

The revised Centralized Admission Process (CAP) 2019 is being conducted by DTE Maharashtra from September 3 to September 17, 2019. The final seat allotment is expected to be made on September 18, 2019.

JBIMS Admission Criteria
Apart from score in the written exam, evaluation criteria will take into account complete personality of the candidate, which includes various parameters like extra-curriculars, other significant achievements. Work experience  is also a component of the admission criteria and will be given due weightage.

However, if a fresher has other substantial credentials, he/she can cover up in other parameters. Work-ex alone would not be the deciding criteria.

Exam Score Accepted for admission
Different exam scores are accepted for Maharashtra State (MS) category and All India (AI) category candidates as per the DTE guidelines.

MS Category: Score of MAHCET 2019 are accepted for Maharashtra State candidates.

AI Category: Score of MAHCET 2019, CAT 2018 and CMAT 2019 are considered in admission process for MMS 2019-21 batch for All India category candidates.

Final Admission Result
Since all the earlier CAP rounds are over now, there will be final CAP round to be conducted by DTE Maharashtra from September 3 to be concluded with the release of merit list latest by September 17. If you are allotted seat in JBIMS, you should report at the institute within a week’s time to secure your seat else it will be allotted to some other candidate.

JBIMS Application process
No separate application needs to be submitted for JBIMS admission 2019. Candidates who have appeared in CAT 2018 and have got high score but could not be shortlisted by IIMs due to one or other factor, still have the opportunity to explore admission in JBIMS Mumbai, if they had applied for CAP round. If you have appeared in MAHCET 2019, CAT 2018 or CMAT 2019, you can seek admission in JBIMS.

Application is through DTE CAP 2019
The admission to the JBIMS MMS programme 2019 is through DTE CAP 2019. If you have not appeared in MAH CET 2019, there is nothing to worry, you could still apply for admission to JBIMS Mumbai through DTE CAP. Your CAT 2018 and CMAT 2019 score will be considered for admission to JBIMS and other MBA/MMS colleges in Maharashtra.

The registration and application for Centralized Admission Process (CAP) for admission to JBIMS and other MBA colleges in Maharashtra opens in May every year. The candidates who score high and wish to be considered for JBIMS admission process to its flagship MMS programme can apply then.

Please note DTE Maharashtra allows very limited time to submit the application for participation in CAP. So, you have to apply immediately when the Notification for CAP is released by DTE Maharashtra.

No separate application required for JBIMS
Since DTE Maharashtra conducts Centralized Admission Process (CAP) for admission to all the  participating MBA colleges including JBIMS Mumbai and makes seat allotment in the MBA colleges as per the merit score obtained by the candidates, there is no need to apply separately in JBIMS for admission. 

JBIMS MMS Fee: Rs.6 lakhs
JBIMS has increased its fee for MMS course. After being awarded the autonomous status, the JBIMS fee had gone up to Rs.6 lakhs from Rs.2.04 lakhs. It appears that the JBIMS fee despite being regulated by the ‘Shikshan Shulka Samiti (SSS)’ of Government of Maharashtra has got a special status to determine its own fee. 

18 seats for All India candidates
JBIMS has a total intake of 120 seats in the flagship MMS programme. Out of this intake 15% seats are allotted to All India category candidates. 

Accordingly, there are 18 seats for the All India category candidates for admission to MMS at JBIMS. Their merit list and cut offs are separately prepared by DTE Maharashtra after the CAP is over.

Placement 2019: Average salary goes up
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) Mumbai concluded its final placement 2019 with a higher average salary, more PPOs offered to the students and more number of new recruiters visiting the campus for placement.

The Average salary at JBIMS has gone up to Rs.20.13 LPA in 2019 from Rs. 18.91 last year. Number of PPOs offered has increased to 67 in 2019 from 63 last year in Placement 2019 at JBIMS. The highest salary has also gone up at Rs.32.30 LPA in 2019 from Rs.30 LPA last year

Top Recruiters at JBIMS Placement 2019 included Accenture, BCG, Airtel, Mahindra, McKinsey, Bajaj, Citibank, KPMG, Essar, Godrej, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, JPMorgan Chase, ICICI Bank, Infosys, Hindustan Unilever, Raymond, Bisleri, L&T, RIL, TATA, Vedanta, Wipro among others with 20 new recruiters visiting the campus.

JBIMS Mumbai has remained the most preferred campus for MBA aspirants due to its legacy, high industry connect, good placements and low fee structure and is considered moving much on the lines as FMS Delhi of Delhi University is doing.

Education at JBIMS is not limited to conventional class room experience. It is co-ordinated with vast industrial exposure also. JBIMS Mumbai is termed as ‘CEO producing factory’ by its students. JBIMS not only achieves 100% placement every year, the salary in each placement season goes up.

JBIMS is a now has a legacy of 50 years. It has produced many industry leaders who visit the institute to share their practical experiences while climbing the ladder of hierarchy.  This is the biggest advantage in view of the students, faculty and corporate alike.

JBIMS is located in the heart of Mumbai in Churchgate area and this advantage can never fade as it is the centre of commercial activity. JBIMS students find that the institute has excellent location right in the heart of the financial capital of India. 

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