JBIMS Mumbai Admission 2021: Students with Aptitude in QA, VA, LR, DI Stand a Good Chance; Campus Reopens – Check Criteria, Cut offs, Fee, Placement, Selection Process – Last Date Nov 20, 2021

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November 17, 2021
JBIMS Mumbai Admission 2021 for its flagship 2 years flagship MMS Programme is through CAP conducted by DTE Maharashtra after declaration of MAHCET result. A high RoI Autonomous institute offering MBA at low fee of 6 lakhs with Rs. 23.16 LPA average package in placement 2021, JBIMS accepts CAT, CMAT, XAT apart from MAH CET for all India category applicants. The campus is reopened for fully vaccinated students. Last date to apply is November 20, 2021
JBIMS Mumbai Admission 2022

JBIMS Mumbai MMS Admission 2021 had opened with the start of MAH MBA CET 2021 exam registration process and will close soon. JBIMS MBA admission process is conducted through DTE CAP. The last date to register for DTE CAP 2021 gets over for Maharashtra domicile as well as All India category candidates on November 20, 2021.

Like last year JBIMS will finalise its MMS admission 2021 through the Centralized Admission Process (CAP) conducted by DTE Maharashtra. Sharing with MBAUniverse.com, Dr Srinivasan. R. Iyengar, Director JBIMS said, “The admissions for the Master of Management Studies (MMS) Programme are conducted by the Director of Technical Education, Maharashtra State.”

DTE Maharashtra conducted the complete JBIMS admission process online last year and no requirement for in person presence for the candidate was there due to Covid pandemic situation,  it is expected that the same process might be conducted for JBIMS admission 2021 also. JBIMS continues with its Autonomous Status and will offer 85% seats to Maharashtra State Candidates and 15% seats to All India category candidates out of the total 120 seats.

Read this article to know the JBIMS key USPs, Programme & Specialization, Fee, Intake, Placement, Admission process, likely cut offs, key qualities that JBIMS needs in a student - advice by the JBIMS Director, JBIMS campus reopening status and more  

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Table of Contents
In this article we shall cover the following

  1. JBIMS Key USPs
  2. Programmes offered & Specializations
  3. Programme Fee & Intake
  4. JBIMS Placements
  5. JBIMS Admission Process: Salient Points
  6. How to Apply for JBIMS Admission
  7. How to Improve Admission Chances in JBIMS-Tips from JBIMS Director
  8. JBIMS Campus Reopening Status
  9. Autonomous Status of JBIMS
  10. Changes in JBIMS Admission process in Last 5 Years

1. JBIMS Mumbai: Key Highlights & USPs

  • 1.1 CEO Factory: JBIMS Mumbai is termed as ‘CEO producing factory’ by its students due to its proximity and close relations with industry. It not only achieves 100% placement every year, the salary in each placement season goes up. Most of the JBIMS alumni are top Corporate Heads, CXOs who share their rich corporate experience to the JBIMS students and motivate them in successful career growth
  • 1.2 Highly Ranked: Among the 330+ MBA colleges in Mumbai & Rest of Maharashtra, JBIMS is the top management college. It is the first choice for MBA admission by top 99-100 percentilers in MAH-CET, CAT and CMAT
  • 1.3 High RoI with Low Fee: JBIMS 2 years MMS programme fee is Rs.6 lakhs only, which is less than half than the fee charged by most other top MBA colleges in India.
  • 1.4 High Placements: JBIMS Placements have recorded high salary packages in 2021. Average salary in Placement 2021 increased to Rs.23.16 LPA from Rs.22.84 in 2020. Highest Salary has gone up by 28% at Rs. 44 LPA in 2021 from Rs.34.36 LPA in 2020
  • 1.5 Top Recruiters: JBIMS has a long list of legacy recruiters. Some of the top recruiters in final Placement 2021 included Accenture, Aditya Birla Capital, BCG, Capgemini, Deloitte, IBM, Infosys, McKinsey, PwC,  Axis Bank, Bajaj Finserv, Citibank, HSBC, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, IDFC Bank, J.P. Morgan, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL, Yes Bank, Amazon,  TCS, Wipro, Abbott, ACG, Colgate Palmolive, HUL among others
  • 1.6 Top Faculty: JBIMS has a unique combination of academic and corporate mix of faculty. Apart from its highly qualified and experienced permanent faculty, JBIMS adjunct/visiting faculty include the corporate and industry leaders who share their real life experiences with the students.
  • 1.7 Consistently Updated Curriculum: Started as early as in 1965, JBIMS MMS curriculum is modified continually and appropriately to suit the contemporary corporate world needs and is able to nurture prominent leaders of the same.
  • 1.8 Pedagogic Initiatives: Education at JBIMS is not limited to conventional class room experience. It is coordinated with vast industrial exposure also.
  • 1.9 Location Advantage with Legacy: JBIMS is located in heart of Mumbai – the financial capital of India and has a legacy of 55+ 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.

2. Progammes Offered & Specializations
Below are shared details on each point

2.1 MMS: Flagship Programme of JBIMS Mumbai
MMS is the flagship 2 years full time MBA programme of Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS). The programme is conducted as a university department of University of Mumbai. On completion of the programme, the student is awarded MMS degree by Mumbai University.

2.2 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.

3 JBIMS Fee & Intake
The high RoI MMS programme at JBIMS has low fee and the intake is divided between Maharashtra domicile and all India category candidates. Details are below:

3.1 JBIMS Fee: Rs.6 lakhs for MMS
JBIMS has moderate fee structure at Rs.6 lakhs for two years. JBIMS has recently 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 earlier. There is a slight difference in fee for Maharashtra State category and All India category candidates:

  • JBIMS Fee for Maharashtra State Category Candidate: Rs.6 lakhs for two years
  • JBIMS Fee for All India category candidate: Rs.6.01 lakhs for two years

3.2 JBIMS Intake
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 through CAP

4. JBIMS Placement 2021: Average & Highest Salary go up
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) Mumbai concluded its final placement 2021 with a 28.05% rise in highest salary despite all the pandemic situation. Average salary at JBIMS Has also gone up.

4.1 JBIMS Placement 2021: Key Highlights

  • Average Salary up at Rs.23.16 LPA in 2021 from Rs.22.84 LPA last year
  • Highest Salary up by 28.05% and has gone up at Rs.44 LPA in 2021 from Rs.34.36 LPA last year
  • Total students in 2019-21 Batch were 157
  • 54 PPOs/PPIs offered in 2019-21 batch
  • 68 Recruiters participated in placement 2021
  • 37% of the Batch Placed in BFSI sector
  • Median Salary increased to Rs.22.28 LPA in 2021 from Rs.22 LPA last year
  • Top Recruiters include  Accenture, Aditya Birla Capital, BCG, Capgemini, Deloitte, IBM, Infosys, McKinsey, PwC,  Axis Bank, Bajaj Finserv, Citibank, HSBC, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, IDFC Bank, J.P. Morgan, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL, Yes Bank, Amazon,  TCS, Wipro, Abbott, ACG, Colgate Palmolive, HUL among others

5. JBIMS Admission Process 2021
Below is shared the step by step process for JBIMS Admission

5.1 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 2021 are accepted for Maharashtra State candidates.
  • AI Category: Score of MAHCET 2021, CAT 2020 and CMAT 2021 exams are considered in admission process for MMS 2021-23 batch for All India category candidates.

5.2 Register for DTE CAP
JBIMS 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.
  • 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.

5.2.1 Check for DTE CAP Registration & Application Dates

  • For finalizing its admission 2021, JBIMS Mumbai will participate in DTE CAP 2021.
  • The registration process for the Centralized Admission Process (CAP) 2021 conducted by Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Maharashtra has started after the MAH MBA CET 2021 result is declared. The last date is November 20, 2021
  • For admission 2021, JBIMS will accept MAH CET 2021 exam score for Maharashtra State (MS) candidates and MAH CET 2021; CAT 2020 and CMAT 2021 exam score for All India category (AI) category candidates  
  • If you are an all India category candidate, and have not appeared in MAH CET 2021, there is nothing to worry, you could still apply for admission to JBIMS Mumbai through DTE CAP. Your CAT 2020 and CMAT 2021 score will be considered for admission to JBIMS, SIMSREE, PUMBA and other MBA/MMS colleges in Maharashtra.
  • Please note DTE Maharashtra has allowed 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. Read More

5.3 JBIMS Admission Cut Offs 2021: Check the likely Cut offs
Based on the highest score in MAH MBA CET 2021 JBIMS cut off may go down or go up. Last year MAH CET highest score had gone down to 159 for 99.99 percentile as against 175 in 2019. MAHCET exam result reveals that a score of 146 fetched 99.99 percentile. A candidate with an overall score of 135-138 for Maharashtra State category got admission in JBIMS Mumbai.

For All India category candidate, the cut off is higher at 138-140. As announced, no separate or individual admission process is conducted by JBIMS Mumbai and the seat allotment will be made by DTE Maharashtra through Centralized Admission Process (CAP) 2021

Following are the expected slot wise cut offs across all the four slots of MAHCET 2021 exam for Maharashtra State (MS) and All India (AI) category

(Likely cut offs)

Maharashtra State (HU) category
All India category  
Slot-1 Cut off
Slot-2 Cut off
Slot-3 Cut off
Slot-4 Cut off

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 99.5 percentile in MAHCET 2021 exam.

5.4 Final Admission Result
There will be four-five CAP rounds which will be conducted by DTE Maharashtra. Merit list will be released for admission after each round and the selected candidates should immediately report for admission at the college and pay the fee. 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. 

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5.5 JBIMS Admission 2021: Key Changes in Process & Category wise Selection
Key changes introduced after the Hon’ble Supreme Court’s decision, in case of JBIMS admission process for MMS admission through the DTE - CAP are:

JBIMS Seats, Admission criteria
Revised Criteria after Restoration as Autonomous College
Before SCI Decision- JBIMS categorized as Non-Autonomous Institute
Seat Availability for MMS 2021-23 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 Process
In order of State Level Merit
70% students of Mumbai University were already selected
Last Date to Complete JBIMS Admission Process 2021
As per the Merit Lists released after each DTE CAP Round in 2021
Fate of Mumbai University students was at stake as they were offered admission before SCI decision

6. How to Apply for JBIMS Admission? Application process

  • No separate application needs to be submitted for JBIMS admission 2021.
  • Candidates who have appeared in CAT 2020 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 timely apply and register for CAP round 2021.
  • If you have appeared in MAHCET 2021, CAT 2020 or CMAT 2021, you can seek admission in JBIMS.
  • 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
  • You should watch for the opening of DTE CAP registration date

7. How to Improve JBIMS Admission Chances? Tips from JBIMS Director
The key qualities and attributes that JBIMS looks in a candidate include applicant’s aptitude. Student’s aptitude in quantitative, verbal, logical reasoning, and data interpretation is what JBIMS looks for. Sharing with MBAUniverse.com, his advice for the MBA aspirants to improve their admission chances, to JBIMS MMS Programme, Dr Srinivasan. R. Iyengar, Director JBIMS said, “The student should improve their aptitude in quantitative, verbal, logical reasoning, and data interpretation.” Accordingly if you have these qualities and aptitude for these attributes, you are a preferred candidate that JBIMS looks for.

8. JBIMS Campus Reopening Status
In the post covid scenario, JBIMS Mumbai has reopened its campus both for first year and final year students, to enhance learning experience among the students and is following all the precautions and Government guidelines. Sharing the JBIMS campus reopening status, Dr Iyengar said, “The campus has reopened for fully vaccinated students. However, it is optional for students to attend the classes either physically or online.”

9. JBIMS: An Autonomous B-School of Mumbai University
It may be noted that JBIMS Mumbai is a close entity and is a constituent of Mumbai University. It has enjoyed the Autonomous status from 2014 till date. The status was abruptly changed by the Directorate of Technical Education, Government of Maharashtra in 2019, putting thousands of MBA aspirants in dilemma. However, after getting its autonomous status restored by the Supreme Court of India on September 2, 2019, the JBIMS Admission offers are now made by DTE Maharashtra accordingly.

10. JBIMS Admission Process: Changes in Last 5 Years
Since 2014, JBIMS has been facing ups and downs in its admission process. Once it conducted its own admission process, next year the admission process was through DTE CAP. The shifts in JBIMS admission process in last five years are given below:

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
2020-21 (Batch 2021-23)
Through MAH CET 2020
MAH CET 2020 for MAH State candidates; CAT 2019 & CMAT 2020 for All India category
Admission process through DTE CAP conducted in November/December 2020 and continued till January 2021

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. JBIMS is located in the heart of Mumbai in the 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. 

Hope you found this article useful in getting to know much about JBIMS Mumbai and making your admission decision. We will update this article frequently to guide you about the MBA admission.

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