Top MBA Colleges Admission Deadlines: Check Placements, Fees, USPs for IMT, K J Somaiya, Great Lakes and other Top B-schools; Applications closing soon News Desk |
February 1, 2022
With the release of CAT 2021 and XAT 2022 result, it is the right time to submit your application for MBA admission 2022 to IMT, K J Somaiya, Great Lakes, and your other preferred MBA colleges as the process is closing soon while the admission 2022 in IIMs, IIFT, SPJIMR, XLRI is already closed. Read this article to check these top MBA colleges application deadlines and why you should apply to them

After release of CAT 2021 exam result on January 3, 2022 and XAT 2022 result on January 17, 2022, application deadlines of the top MBA Colleges are closing shortly. FMS, XIMB, GIM, MICA, FORE, NMIMS have already closed their application deadlines while IMT, Great Lakes, K J Somaiya and others are closing the application process for admission 2022 soon. IIMs, IIFT, SPJIMR, XLRI have already closed their MBA Admissions 2022. The top MBA Colleges Application Deadline is usually not extended, so, it is the right time to submit your MBA admission 2022 application to the preferred MBA colleges and simultaneously appear in the respective MBA entrance exam.

Apart from the entrance exam scores, the MBA Admission & Selection Criteria of top MBA colleges give due consideration of candidate’s academic profile, achievements, diversity, work experience. These components in admission process of top MBA colleges in India will help the students to get admission in the top MBA colleges as inspite of scoring high raw or percentile score in the respective MBA entrance exam, sometimes due to their moderate academic profile, lack of work experience or academic diversity, aspirants lose the admission opportunity. Read this article to know the top MBA colleges admission 2022 deadlines, Application Fee, Exam Accepted and why you should apply immediately in these top MBA colleges for admission 2022.

1. IMI New Delhi: Last DateJanuary 27, 2022Apply Now

IMI New Delhi is the first corporate sponsored B-School of India and is located in the heart of New Delhi, close to large corporations, high growth start-ups and foreign embassies. This year IMI New Delhi will accept XAT 2022 exam score also, along with CAT 2021 and GMAT score for admission 2022.  IMI Delhi offers 2 years full time AICTE approved PGDM, PGDM-HRM, PGDM B&FS programmes. Key USPs of IMI New Delhi include

  • Top Ranked: IMI New Delhi is ranked #26 among top B-schools in India in MHRD NIRF Ranking 2021. The institute is ranked #16 in B-school Ranking 2021
  • Internationally Accredited: All programs at IMI New Delhi are approved by AICTE. The PGDM at IMI is Accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA) and is Accredited internationally by the U.K based Association of MBAs (AMBA).
  • Programme Fee: The 2 years PGDM programme fee at IMI New Delhi is Rs.18.35 lakhs
  • Strong Placements: IMI has recorded higher average salary at Rs.12.77 LPA in Placement 2021 for the largest ever batch of 396 students.
  • Global Collaborations: IMI has academic collaborations with many top rated foreign B-Schools like McGill University, Montreal, Canada; and Manchester Business School, U.K. 

2. IMT Ghaziabad: Last Date- Jan 31, 2022 | Apply Now

IMT Ghaziabad is a pioneer B-school with smart campus with modern academic facilities and corporate engagement, intensive international connect, faculty with rich experience in industry and academics, a campus life ensuring a holistic approach in grooming the students for the challenging career. IMT Ghaziabad will accept CAT 2021 and XAT 2022 exam score for Admission 2022. You needed to apply and appear in at least one of the above exams and should apply online separately for IMT Ghaziabad admission 2022. Key USPs of IMT Ghaziabad are:

  • Accreditation: IMT Ghaziabad has earned the top National and International Accreditations. IMT is accredited by the AACSB International and SAQS. It is accredited by NBA and its PGDM programme is awarded MBA equivalence by Association of Indian Universities (AIU). All the PGDM programmes at IMT Ghaziabad are duly approved by AICTE   
  • Highly Ranked: IMT Ghaziabad is ranked #38 in the GoI MHRD NIRF Ranking 2021 among top 100 management institutes in India. It is ranked # 14 in B-School Ranking 2022 and is 12th in the Business India B-School Ranking 2020-21
  • Programme Fee: IMT Ghaziabad PGDM programme fee is Rs.19.53 lakhs.
  • High Placements: IMT has concluded Placement 2022 as early as in Dec 2021. In Placement 2022 IMT Ghaziabad has recorded average salary of Rs.15.28 LPA and highest salary of Rs.62 LPA
  • International Exchange: IMT has active Student and Faculty Exchange Programs with 52+ institutions across the globe. IMT plans to have a 5% of course curriculum to be delivered by International Faculty in the upcoming year.

3. GIM Goa: Closed

Goa Institute of Management (GIM) Goa, was recently rated among the Top 4 Best B-Schools for the World in the Positive Impact Rating 2021. GIM offers 4 full-time residential programs PGDM, PGDM-HCM, PGDM- BDA and PGDM-BIFS to get “agile leaders ready for the world”. GIM Goa Admission 2022 for all PGDM programs is now open. GIM plans to strengthen its ‘Achievers Round’ by preponing offers and giving more scholarships. Key Highlights and USPs of GIM Goa are:

  • Highly Ranked: GIM Goa is Ranked #23 in the B-School Ranking 2021 and has moved up at 35th rank among Top 100 in the Govt. of India, MHRD NIRF Ranking 2021 from the 48th place last year.
  • Programme Fee: GIM Goa PGDM Fees for 2022-24 batch is Rs.18,05,000/-
  • Strong Placements: Despite the pandemic situation, GIM has recorded highest salary of Rs.25.60 LPA and Average salary of Rs.10.70 LPA. 125 top recruiters, including 67 new companies, participated in the placement 2021.
  • International Linkage: GIM’s competitive edge is also enhanced through prestigious international linkages and Centers of Excellence that focus on research, social sensitivity, creativity, and entrepreneurship.

4. K J Somaiya Institute of Management, Mumbai: Last Date- February 03, 2022  | Apply Now

K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai has autonomous status, granted by UGC and notified by the University of Mumbai and offers full time, part time and executive programmes in Business Management along with Masters in Computer Applications and Doctoral Programmes. 

The MBA degree by K J Somaiya Institute of Management is awarded under the aegis of Somaiya Vidyavihar University of which K J Somaiya is an integral institute.

K J Somaiya offers three full-time MBA programmes, namely, MBA, MBA- Healthcare Management, and MBA- Sports Management. The institute will accept CAT 2021, XAT 2022, NMAT 2022, CMAT 2022 and GMAT score for admission 2022. Last date to apply online for admission to MBA 2022 is January 31, 2022. The application fee is Rs. 2850/-and can be paid online or by demand draft.

  • Rankings & Global Accreditation: Ranked #24 in B-school Ranking 2021 and #56 among Top B-schools in India by MHRD NIRF Ranking 2021. It has international accreditation by SAQS and is a member of AACSB. The MBA programme is recognized by UGC.
  • MBA Programme Fees: Two years MBA fees is Rs.18,78,876/-
  • Strong Placements: Highest Salary in Placements 2021 was Rs. 29.75 LPA, and Average Salary was Rs.9.41 LPA. This is at par with top B-schools.
  • International Linkage:  K J Somaiya has academic collaboration with leading universities in USA, Europe, Asia for working together to promote academics, research, experiential learning

5. IRMA Anand: Last Date – January 27, 2022 | Apply Now

Founded in 1979, by Dr. Verghese Kurien, known as the ‘Father of the White Revolution in India’, with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC), the Government of India, Government of Gujarat, the erstwhile Indian Dairy Corporation and the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), IRMA has grown to become a premier institution of professional learning offering Management programmes with a focus on understanding real management problems and socio-economic realities of under-served communities through intensive fieldwork. IRMA offers 2 years Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Rural Management) (Equivalent to MBA) apart from other management programmes. The deadline to apply for admission at IRMA is January 15, 2022. Key highlights of IRMA are:

  • Highly Ranked: IRMA is ranked #55 in GoI MHRD NIRF Ranking 2021 among top management institutes in India and is ranked #30 in B-School Rankings 2022
  • Scholarships Worth Rs.3.17 Crores: IRMA has announced scholarships worth Rs. 3.17 crore for the students of the upcoming 43nd batch 2022-24 of its flagship PGDM (RM) programme. Read details below
  • Strong Placements: IRMA has a consistent record of High placements. Placement 2022 has registered Highest Salary of Rs. 26.60 LPA and Median Salary of Rs.15 LPA
  • Top recruiters: Over the years, GCMMF (Amul) has remained one of the largest recruiters at IRMA. Other top recruiters include ITC, NDDB, Reliance Retail, Big Basket, Flipkart, Metro Cash & Carry, More Retail, TATA Steel, Godrej, Samunnati Finance among others
  • Moderate Fee: Two years PGDM (RM) fee at IRMA is Rs.11,74,990/-, which is much lower than many top B-schools while the placements are at par with them.

6. TAPMI Manipal: Last Date- January 18, 2022 | Closed

TAPMI, the T. A. Pai Management Institute, one of the most preferred management institutes in India, has become a constituent management institute of the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE). All the four PGDM programs offered by TAPMI are now the MBA Degree programs.

The Institute has a legacy of 37 years and has unbroken placement record. Out of its 5000+ alumni, one-fifth are currently leading at CXO levels. TAPMI will accept scores of CAT 2021, XAT 2022 and GMAT for admission to all the four MBA programmes commencing 2022. The deadline to apply for admission at TAPMI is January 18, 2022.  Key highlights of TAPMI are

  • Accreditation: TAPMI has dual international accreditation. It is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International and Association of MBAs (AMBA). TAPMI is accredited by NBA and is recognized by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the Association of Indian Universities (AIU)  
  • Highly Ranked: TAPMI is consistently ranked among the top 1% of B-Schools in India. It is ranked #32 in Govt of India, MHRD NIRF Ranking 2021 among top 100 management institutes and #18 among top B-schools in India in B-School Ranking 2021. In QS World University Rankings - Masters in Management Rankings 2022 and in Masters in Finance Rankings 2022, TAPMI is ranked in 151+ band among top B-schools and universities in the world
  • Strong Placements: TAPMI has a legacy of unbroken 100% Placement record for the last 35 years. The overall average salary for the 2019-21 batch was Rs.11.20 LPA and the highest salary is Rs.25 LPA
  • Top Recruiters: The marquee recruiters in placement 2021 at TAPMI include Accenture, Airtel, Bajaj Finserv, BYJU's, Citibank, Deloitte, EY, GEP, Godrej, HDFC Life, ICICI Bank, Infosys, Michael Page
  • Alumni , Young Leader Programme, Global Exposure: TAPMI has 5000 successful alumni across the world with more than 1/5th currently leading at CXO levels. TAPMI MBA offers The Young Leader Program which is focused on developing leadership abilities through Paid Executive Internship with CXOs in term VI. With a global exposure at top universities and institutes abroad, TAPMI offers personalized attention for capability assessment and development through FAS, CAS and LADC.

7. FORE School of Management, New Delhi: Closed Jan 25, 2022

FORE School of Management is one of the top management institutes in Delhi NCR. FORE is committed to the advancement of Management Education, Research, Training and Consultancy and provides experiential learning with Corporate world to the student. The institute offers 2 years full time AICTE approved PGDM; PGDM (IB), PGDM (FM) and PGDM (BDA) programmes with dual specialization as well as doctoral programmes in Management.

  • Highly Ranked: FORE School of Management is ranked among top management institutes in Delhi and is ranked # 43 among top 100 management institutes in India in Govt of India, MHRD NIRF Ranking 2021.
  • Accreditation & Approvals: FORE has been setting benchmarks in management education for the last 30 years. FORE is accredited by SAQS (South Asia Quality Systems) making it among the few business schools in the South Asian region to receive this rigorous international accreditation of quality assurance standards. The PGDM & PGDM (IB) courses at FORE are accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA) and are recognized as equivalent to MBA by Association of Indian Universities (AIU). All the PGDM programmes at FORE are AICTE approved. 
  • Strong Placements: FORE School of Management has completed 90% placement as early as in Dec 2021 for the PGDM Batch 2020-22 with a higher average salary of Rs.11.75 LPA as compared to average salary of Rs. 10.7 LPA in 2021. Highest International salary so far is Rs.41 LPA. For the large batch of 355 students last year, FORE Registered highest salary of Rs. 27 LPA in Placement 2021
  • Top Recruiters: 136 companies, including 38 new recruiters participated in FORE placement 2021. Some of the top recruiters include ITC, Nestle, Mauti Suzuki, Nivea, Tata Motors, TTK, Whirlpool, Asian Paints, Goldman Sachs, Crisil, Deloitte, EY, KPMG among others
  • International Immersion: FORE has academic partnerships with top B-schools and Universities across the Globe for International Immersion and Student Exchange Programme. Some of the international partner institutions include Rennes School of Business, France; University of California, Riverside (IEP), USA; School of Business and Economics, Linnaeus University, Sweden; European Institute for Asian Studies, Luxemburg; Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore among others

8. Great Lakes Institute of Management: Last Date-Feb 10, 2022 | Apply Now

Great Lakes Institute of Management with campuses in Chennai and Gurgaon, is the youngest Indian Business School to receive prestigious AMBA accreditation. It is also accredited by SAQS (South Asian Quality Assurance System). The institute also has collaborations with Top Global B-Schools like HKUST, Babson, IIT Stuart School of Business to name a few.  Great Lakes will accept CAT 2021, XAT 2022, CMAT 2022 and GMAT exam score for admission 2022. Great Lakes offers MBA equivalent full time residential AICTE approved 1 year PGPM as well as 2 years PGDM programmes. Key Highlights & USPs of Great Lakes Institute of Management are:

  • Highly Ranked: Great Lakes is ranked #24 in GoI MHRD NIRF Rankings 2021 Management among top 100 B-schools. It is ranked 4th by Outlook in Top standalone institutions, 9th by Business India in top Indian B-Schools, ranked in Super League 2 by Business Standard (Chennai Campus). The Great Lakes PGPM program has been consistently ranked in the top one year MBA programs in the country.
  • World Class Faculty: 25+ International visiting faculty from the likes of Kellogg, Stanford, Yale, etc. and 50+ renowned full-time faculty offer unparalleled learning and global perspectives.
  • Innovative Curriculum: Future oriented business curriculum. Pioneer in introducing Analytics, AI and Machine Learning in MBA specialization.
  • Diverse Peer Group: Great Lakes ensures of bringing diversity in class and its PGPM students have over thousand years of collective work experience gained from different industries. Its PGDM class has 40% of female students.

9. SDMIMD Mysore: Last Date-February 28, 2022 | Apply Now

SDM Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD), Mysore is known for quality education with standards in academics offered at moderate fee followed by high placements. The 2 years Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) programme at SDMIMD Mysore is the only PGDM in India with dual accreditation of EFMD-EPAS and ACBSP that grooms industry ready business leaders.. Apart from CAT 2021 and XAT 2022, SDMIMD will also accept CMAT, MAT, ATMA & GMAT scores for admission to PGDM 2022. The Institute has been rated A** (A Double Star) by Credit Rating Information Services of India Limited (CRISIL) and Brickwork Ratings at the National level. Application process for SDMIMD Mysore PGDM Admission 2022 is open and the last date to apply for admission is February 28, 2022. Application process is online.

  • International & National Accreditations: SDMIMD has earned reputed national as well as International Accreditations. SDMIMD's PGDM program is approved by AICTE and is accredited by NBA at National level. Association of Indian Universities (AIU) has recognized the 2-Year Full-Time PGDM Program and has given it MBA Equivalence. SDMIMD enjoys dual International Accreditation and has earned ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs), USA and EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development) - EFMD's Program Accreditation System (EPAS) for its 2-Year PGDM Program. SDMIMD is also Business Educational Alliance Member for the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
  • Ranking: SDMIMD Mysore is consistently ranked high and has earned Diamond Rating by QS-I Gauge, Indian wing of the Global Ranking Agency QS World Rankings, London. In B-school Rankings 2021, SDMIMD has been ranked #39.
  • Moderate Fees: SDMIMD Mysore Fees for PGDM 2022-24 is Rs.11,40,000. The Fee includes Tuition & Hostel stay charges for the entire PGDM Program. The fee can be paid in six instalments.
  • 100% Placement Record: SDMIMD Mysore has the reputation of recording 100% placement over the years. In Placement 2021 for PGDM 2019-21 batch, highest salary was Rs.10 LPA  and the average salary was Rs.7.70 LPA.
  • International Tie Ups: SDMIMD PGDM program has international tie ups with top global B-schools. Some of the International Partnerships include Texas A&M University, USA; Shanghai University, China; University of Bordeaux, France; ESC Pau, France;  University of Montevideo, Uruguay; Abu Dhabi University, UAE; British University in Dubai; Heilbronn University, Germany; National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan; Universidad Sergio Arboleda, Colombia; Business Analytics Institute, Europe & EAE Business School, Spain, Montpellier Business School, France, La Rochelle Business School, France, University of Dundee, UK.

Top MBA Colleges Admission 2022: Application Deadlines at a Glance
The important details about the top MBA colleges admission 2022 deadlines, exam accepted, top MBA colleges application fee and application status are shared below in a tabular form for your quick reference.

Top MBA College
Exam Accepted
Top MBA Colleges Application Deadline
Top MBA Colleges Application Fee
Application Status
IMI New Delhi
CAT 2021; XAT 2022
Closing Shortly
Open | Apply Now
IMT Ghaziabad
CAT 2021; XAT 2022
Reopened on Jan 3, 2022 for few days
Open | Apply Now
CAT 2021; XAT 2022; CMAT 2022
K J Somaiya Institute of Management, Mumbai
CAT 2021; XAT 2022; CMAT 2022; NMAT 2021
February 03, 2022
Open | Apply Now
IRMA Anand
CAT 2021; XAT 2022
Jan 26, 2022
Open | Apply Now
TAPMI, Manipal
CAT 2021; XAT 2022; GMAT
Jan 18, 2022
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai/Gurgaon
CAT 2021; XAT 2022; CMAT 2022; GMAT
Feb 10, 2022
Open | Apply Now
FORE School of Management, New Delhi
CAT 2021; XAT 2022;
Reopened on Jan 2, 2022 for few days
SDMIMD, Mysore
CAT 2021; XAT 2022; CMAT 2022; MAT 2021
February 28, 2022
Open | Apply Now

Things to Check for Top MBA Colleges Admission 2022
The admission process of top MBA colleges in India started in the month of August, for example IIMs, and the deadline for these top B-Schools admission 2022 has either closed or is closing shortly. While the top MBA colleges admission 2022 dates for IIMs and IIFT are closed now, many other top MBA colleges admission 2022 are closing their application process shortly. So, before getting ready to apply for top MBA colleges admission 2022, you should check the following:

1. Top MBA Colleges Application Deadline: If the top MBA colleges admission 2022 dates are closed, it is no use to apply now

2. Top MBA Colleges Exam Accepted & their last dates: Top MBA entrance exams for admission to top Institutes differ. For example IIMs accept only CAT; XLRI accepts only XAT; NMIMS accept only NMAT; SIBM colleges accept only SNAP. So even if the last date of MBA admission for 2022 batch at these top MBA colleges is open, but the last date to apply for the acceptable entrance exam is closed, it is of no use to apply for these Top B-Schools Admission 2022.  

3. Top MBA Colleges Application Fee: This is very important. The application fee for all the top MBA colleges has been rising although many of them have not increased the application fee for admission 2022. So, prepare a list of top MBA colleges in India by Entrance Exam, application fee and then apply. For example, you had to pay a single fee of Rs.2200 for CAT which included the application fee for all the 20 IIMs 

4. MBA Admission & Selection Criteria of Top MBA Colleges: The MBA Admission & Selection Criteria of Top MBA Colleges like IIMs is common as it is based on CAT score, Admission criteria for Symbiosis B-schools is common and is based on SNAP exam score. XLRI also has common selection criteria for its Jamshedpur and Delhi NCR campus. SPJIMR has unique profile based shortlisting criteria which shortlists you even before your result is declared. This can save your time and energy and you may not need to prepare and attend multiple PI rounds. So the first thing is to choose the preferred B-school and apply

Hope you found this article useful with complete information to plan for your MBA Admission 2022.

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