Top MBA Colleges in Tamil Nadu

There are approximately 10 top MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu. Out of these colleges, three colleges are privately-owned and three colleges are government-owned colleges



Top MBA Colleges in Tamil Nadu 2021-22

There are about 600 top MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu that offer full-time MBA courses. Among the top MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu, about 88.8% of the total colleges are Private whereas, 8.6% of the colleges are Public/Government and 2.6% of the colleges are Public-Private

Top MBA Colleges in Tamil Nadu Highlights

Parameters Particulars/ Statistics
No. of top MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu 600 Colleges approx.
Fees Annual Fee < Rs. 1 lakh- 61.5%

Annual Fee Rs. 1-2 lakh- 10.9%

Top specialisations Human Resources, Finance, Sales & Marketing, Operations, IT & Systems, etc.
Admission Process Entrance based
Number of IIMs and IITs DoMS IIT Madras and IIM Trichy

The two-year MBA programme acts as a gateway to a plethora of job and entrepreneurial opportunities. This course provides understanding related to the administration of the business and managing the business operations. Students from any background, including Science, Commerce and Humanities can pursue MBA. Such students should also possess skills such as excellent communication, leadership, problem-solving, management, research-oriented, analytical thinking, eye for detail, goal-oriented & ability to work under pressure, strong mathematical skills, etc

Top MBA Colleges in Tamil Nadu Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria for MBA may differ from college to college. However, the basic eligibility criteria for MBA is as follows:

  • Candidates must have passed graduation in any discipline or equivalent from a recognised university as a basic eligibility criterion for MBA (full-time).
  • Most of the institutes follow minimum score criteria in graduation which is 50% on average or equivalent. For reserved category students, the minimum score is 45% in aggregate.
  • Final-year graduation candidates are also eligible to apply for MBA, provided they present the proof of completion of graduation degree within the duration specified by the institute.

Top MBA Colleges in Tamil Nadu: NIRF Ranking

NIRF is the initialism for National Institutional Ranking Framework. It is the national ranking agency for colleges and universities in India and is run by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. Listed below are the top MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu in 2020 according to the NIRF survey.

College Name NIRF Ranking 2020 NIRF Ranking 2019 Change Average Annual Fees
IIT Madras 14 15 +1 INR 4,00,000
IIM Trichy 15 14 -1 INR 11,90,000
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai 23 18 -5 INR 11,00,000
NIT Trichy 35 17 -18 INR 1,42,000
PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore 46 37 -9 INR 74,000
Loyola Institute of Business Administration [LIBA], Chennai 50 36 -14 INR 1,52,000
Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore 55 46 -9 INR 3,52,000
Anna University, Chennai 59 43 -16 INR 41,000

NIRF has ranked IIT Madras as the best MBA college in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. The institute has replaced IIM Trichy at the top position.

  • IIM Trichy grabbed 15th All India Rank among all the top management colleges in India, as per the NIRF survey.
  • Other premier institutes included in this list are NIT Trichy and Great Lakes Chennai. NIT Trichy ranks 4th in Tamil Nadu and 35th in India, whereas, Great Lakes Chennai ranks 3rd in the state and 23rd in the country.
  • The list also mentions some other top private MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu like LIBA Chennai and VIT Vellore.

NIRF bases its rankings on 5 different parameters. The following chart shows the comparison of the weightage allotted to these parameters.



Source: NIRF Official Website

Top MBA Colleges in Tamil Nadu: The Week Ranking

The Week is an Indian news magazine published from Kochi and printed in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Kottayam. The Week conducts a survey along with Hansa Research every year to list the top MBA colleges in India and also state-wise. Following are the top MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu as listed by this collective survey.

College Name The Week Ranking 2019 The Week Ranking 2018 Change Average Annual Fees
IIT Madras 20 22 +2 INR 4,00,000
BIM Trichy 31 36 +5 INR 7,08,000
LIBA Chennai 32 35 +3 INR 1,52,000
SRM Chennai 75 78 +3 INR 3,10,000
Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, Chennai 92 114 +22 INR 2,53,000
KCT Business School, Coimbatore 98 123 +25 INR 4,35,000
Karunya School of Management 100 130 +30 INR 2,44,000
Department of Management, Kongu Engineering College, Erode 112 110 -2 INR 35,000
KVIMIS Coimbatore 115 144 +29 INR 1,00,000
Sona School of Management, Salem 133 119 -14 INR 41,000

The Week has ranked IIT Madras as the best MBA college in Tamil Nadu. The institute has secured 20th rank in all over India.

  • IIM Trichy and NIT Trichy have not been included in this survey conducted by The Week and Hansa Research.
  • LIBA Chennai has emerged as the best private MBA college in Tamil Nadu this year.
  • 8 out of the top 10 colleges mentioned in this list have shown an improvement in their ranks. Only 2 colleges have seen a drop.
  • SRM Chennai has also shown an improvement of 3 ranks in this survey.

Top MBA Colleges in Tamil Nadu: Business Today Ranking

Business Today is a business magazine published in India fortnightly. Publishing since 1992, Business Today also releases the lists of top B-Schools in India according to different criteria including Placements, Type of Colleges, ROI (Return on Investment), etc. Given below is a list of top MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu as given by Business Today.

College Name Business Today Ranking 2019 Business Today Ranking 2018 Change Average Annual Fees
IIM Trichy 16 16 INR 11,90,000
Great Lakes Chennai 18 15 -3 INR 11,00,000
IIT Madras 32 38 +6 INR 4,00,000
BIM Trichy 35 35 INR 7,08,000
LIBA Chennai 44 49 +5 INR 1,52,000
NIT Trichy 47 47 INR 1,42,000
VIT Vellore 90 115 +25 INR 3,52,000
SRM Chennai 100 102 +2 INR 3,10,000
Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, Chennai 102 95 -7 INR 2,53,000

Business Today has also ranked IIM Trichy as the best MBA college in Tamil Nadu in 2019. The institute has been ranked 16th all over India.

  • IIM Trichy has maintained its rank this year as it was ranked 16th in 2018 also by Business Today.
  • Other top institutes included in this list of 2018 are Great Lakes Chennai and IIT Madras.
  • Many institutes have shown an improvement in their ranks this year. VIT Vellore has jumped 25 positions from 115 in 2018 to 90 in 2019.
  • Great Lakes Chennai has seen a drop of 3 ranks this year. The institute now ranks 18 in India. However, it has still been ranked 2 among all the top MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu.

The following chart shows the division of ranking parameters used by Business Today according to the weightage assigned to them.

 

Source: Business Today Official Website

Top Private MBA Colleges in Tamil Nadu: ROI (Return on Investment)

ROI matters a lot, especially when it comes to MBA education. The ROI rank tells you how profitable it is to pursue a particular course from a particular college. It is the comparison of the return you get (placement) on your investment (fees). Following are the top MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu according to ROI.

College Name Average Annual Fees Average Placement Package ROI Rank*
Kongu Engineering College, Erode INR 35,000 INR 3,20,000 1
LIBA Chennai INR 1,52,000 INR 9,00,000 2
Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi INR 90,000 INR 4,25,000 3
BIM Trichy INR 7,08,000 INR 10,00,000 4
Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, Chennai INR 2,53,000 INR 3,50,000 5
SRM Chennai INR 3,10,000 INR 4,00,000 6
VIT Vellore INR 3,52,000 INR 4,30,000 7
Great Lakes Chennai INR 11,00,000 INR 13,10,000 8

Kongu Engineering College, Erode happens to be the best MBA college in Tamil Nadu ROI wise. Though the institute offers a package of around INR 3,20,000 only, it also charges a very low fee of just INR 35,000 per year.

  • LIBA Chennai is one of the top MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu which also secures its place among these top institutes when ranked ROI wise.
  • Other top colleges included in this list are BIM Trichy and SRM Chennai.
  • The top 10 list also includes Great Lakes Chennai which offers an average annual salary of INR 13,10,000.

Top MBA Colleges in Tamil Nadu: Admission Process

There are a total of 537 MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu out of which 435 are private MBA colleges and 102 are public. These colleges give admissions mainly on the basis of top MBA entrance exams like CAT, TANCET, MAT, etc. Their ratio is shown in the chart below.

 

Source: Official Survey

The following table shows the number of different top MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu giving admissions on the basis of a particular entrance exam.

Exam Name No. of Colleges Accepting Score
TANCET 227
MAT 107
CAT 94
XAT 60
CMAT 51
GMAT 29
ATMA 21

Mentioned below are some of the top MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu and their details.

IIT Madras

IIT Madras offers MBA education through its Department of Management Studies (DoMS). The institute offers MBA, Executive MBA, Research Programs like MS and PhD, and also a program for developing Visionary Leadership in Manufacturing by the name PGPEX-VLM.

  • IIT Madras’ MBA curriculum is divided into 7 quarters, with 4 quarters in the first year and 3 quarters in the second year.
  • These quarters are generally 8 weeks each. There is also a provision for a summer project during the year gap.
  • IIT Madras conducts many international exchange programs with universities from multiple countries including Australia and Germany. In the past 6 years, 150 international students have come to DoMS, IIT Madras, and 165 students have visited foreign universities.
  • The institute offers an MBA degree in six different specializations. These are listed in the table below.
Finance Human Resource and Organizational Behaviour
Marketing Integrative Management
Operations Information Systems

IIT Madras conducted its Final Placements for batch 2018-20 in and saw 24 companies visiting the campus.

  • The biggest share of the roles was offered in the fields of Analytics, Marketing, Consulting, and Operations.
  • In most of the top MBA colleges in India, the highest placement is done in the field of Marketing. IIT Madras made a difference by securing the largest number of placements in Analytics and Consulting.
  • The average CTC offered was INR 14.38 lakh and the highest was INR 29.02 lakh.
  • The institute saw recruiters like Amazon, Cisco, McKinsey & Company, etc.
  • The average work experience was 18.5 months in a batch of 48 students.
  • The students also received 3 international offers.

The following chart shows the highest packages offered domain wise.

 

Source: IIT Madras Official Website

IIM Trichy

Indian Institute of Management, Tiruchirappalli is the 2nd best MBA college in Tamil Nadu and is ranked 15th among all the top B-schools in India. The institute has also been ranked as the 2nd best college in Tamil Nadu for the learning experience.

  • IIM Trichy was established in 2011 and temporarily operated at the NIT campus in the beginning. The permanent campus was established in 2017.
  • The institute offers a 2-year PGPM program with a focus on aspects of Marketing, Finance, Information Systems, Analytics, and Operation Management.
  • IIM Trichy also offers a special PGPM-HR program and a Post Graduate Program in Business Management (PGPBM).
  • In the 2018-20 batch, there were 173 students, out of which 90 were girls and 83 were boys.

The following chart shows the division of work experience of the students in IIM Trichy’s 2018-20 batch.

 

Source: IIM Trichy Official Website

The institute has received students who come from a very diverse background. Following are some of the facts about them.

  • 40% of the students in this batch have work experience in the IT field. 10% of students worked in the sales and marketing field.
  • A whopping 80% of students had pursued their bachelors in engineering.

This year, 119 companies visited the campus for recruitment and 186 offers were made to the students.

  • The highest package received by the students this year was INR 25 lakh.
  • The average CTC of top 50% students was INR 17.71 lakh.
  • The mean package of the entire batch this year was INR 14.96 lakh.
  • The highest number of students were placed in the Consulting and Analytics sector.

The following chart compares the sector-wise placement of IIM Trichy.

 

Source: IIM Trichy Official Website

NIT Trichy

NIT Trichy, formerly known as the Regional College of Engineering, Trichy, was founded in 1964 and is one of the oldest institutes among the NITs.

  • The institute has been ranked as 35th among the top management colleges in India by NIRF in the 2020 survey.
  • The institute gives admissions in MBA solely on the basis of CAT score. The course curriculum of NIT Trichy is divided into 6 trimesters.
  • The average CTC offered in the Final Placements 2019 was INR 6.9 lakh.
  • The median package was INR 6.3 lakh and the highest package was INR 12 lakh.
  • 75% of these students appearing for Final Placements 2019 had a bachelors background in the field of engineering or technology.

The placements according to the stream are shown in the chart below.

 

Source: NIT Trichy Official Website

Top MBA Colleges in Tamil Nadu: Entrance Exam Wise

Admissions in Tamil Nadu MBA colleges are done mainly through entrance exams like TANCET, CAT and MAT. Some institutes might admit students on the basis of merit or through some quota offered by them. Listed below are some of the top MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu entrance exam wise.

Top MBA Colleges in Tamil Nadu Accepting TANCET Score

TANCET or Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test is conducted for admissions in colleges of Tamil Nadu for the courses of MBA, MCA, M.Tech., M.Arch., etc. The exam is generally conducted in the month of May.

  • TANCET exam is conducted in offline mode and has a duration of 2 hours. There are 100 multiple choice questions in the exam.
  • TANCET score is accepted by 466+ colleges and 277 colleges in Tamil Nadu.
  • The application fee is INR 500 for General category students and INR 250 for SC/ST students belonging to Tamil Nadu.
  • Anna University, Chennai is the conducting body for the TANCET exam.

Following are some of the top MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu accepting TANCET score:

  • Madras Christian College, Chennai
  • PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore
  • Anna University, Chennai
  • Kongu Engineering College, Erode
  • University of Madras, Chennai

Top MBA Colleges in Tamil Nadu Accepting CAT Score

CAT or Common Admission Test is the most popular and most competitive exam in India for management education. Every year, more than 2 lakh students appear for CAT to get admission in some of the top MBA colleges in India. Different IIMs conduct CAT every year taking turns.

  • CAT is conducted in 150+ cities every year at 350+ exam centres.
  • The exam is held for a duration of 3 hours and the questions are divided into 3 sections.
  • There are 34 questions in Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC), 32 in Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR), and 34 in Quantitative Analysis (QA).

Following are some of the top MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu accepting CAT score:

  • Department of Management Studies (DoMS), IIT Madras
  • Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai
  • PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore
  • Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore

Top MBA Colleges in Tamil Nadu: Placement Wise

MBA Placements for the 2020 batch have been completed in many colleges, for both Final Placements and Summer Placements. The top MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu hosted some of the top management recruiters from both India and Abroad.

  • The average number of recruiters in these top institutes varied between 50-100.
  • NIT Trichy, however, saw only 34 recruiters visiting the campus this year.
  • The average placement package in most of these institutes ranged between INR 3-4 lakh.

The following chart shows the CTCs offered by some of the top MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu.

 

Source: Official Institute Websites

The specialization you choose while pursuing MBA matters very much when it comes to the placements. So click on the links below to check which college has established a reputation for which particular stream.

  • Top MBA Colleges in Tamil Nadu for Marketing
  • Top MBA Colleges in Tamil Nadu for Finance
  • Top MBA Colleges in Tamil Nadu for HR
  • Top MBA Colleges in Tamil Nadu for Operations Management
  • Top MBA Colleges in Tamil Nadu for IT

Top MBA Colleges in Tamil Nadu for Finance

Finance sector is an ever-growing field and contributed 21.67% of India’s GDP in 2018-19. The sector recruits some of the most attractive management jobs. Some of the popular finance fields for MBA graduates are Banking, Mutual Funds and Stock Markets. Listed below are some of the top MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu for Finance.

  • Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras
  • Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai
  • Loyola Institute of Business Administration [LIBA], Chennai
  • Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore

Top MBA Colleges in Tamil Nadu for HR

MBA in HR is the most popular specialization offered in MBA colleges in the state. 256 colleges offer this specialization in Tamil Nadu. Human Resources Management is an important aspect of any corporate company and there is always a demand for HR managers. Following are some of the top MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu for HR.

  • Madras Christian College, Chennai
  • Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai
  • Loyola Institute of Business Administration [LIBA], Chennai
  • Sona School of Management, Salem

Top Management Colleges in Tamil Nadu (Based on NIRF Ranking)

The NIRF ranking is an initiative taken up by the Government of India, more specifically the Ministry of Education. The National Institutional Ranking Framework is conducted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. It is a list that features the top colleges of the country by assessing over 5000 colleges on different parameters set by the MHRD. This list can help the students to identify the best colleges in the country and apply for the ones that suit their needs. The top management colleges in Tamil Nadu that have featured in the NIRF Ranking 2020 are: –

Name of the college

NIRF Rank (2020)

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

14

Indian Institute of Management, Tiruchirappalli

15

Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai

23

National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli

35

PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore

46

Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai

50

Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore

55

Anna University, Chennai

59

Top Management Colleges in Tamil Nadu (Based on Careers360 Rank/Rate/Score)

Careers360 is an online platform that provides information about the educational institutions present in different states of India, based on a variety of parameters and rates them based on these parameters. These colleges are then ranked accordingly, providing an accurate list of the best colleges in a particular city or state. Students can use this list to determine the worth of different colleges and apply for the relevant ones. According to Careers360, the following are the best management colleges in Tamil Nadu: –

Name of the college

Careers360 Score

Careers360 Rating

  1. Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai

AAAA

  1. Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore

236.57

AAA+

  1. Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

332.12

AAAA+

4. PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore

232.78

AAA+

Top Management Colleges in Tamil Nadu (Based on Placements)

In order to receive jobs in the management field and earn well, the placement opportunities provided by colleges is an especially important factor. These placements often become a student’s first opportunity to get recruited and build a career for themselves. Based on placements, the following are the best management colleges in Tamil Nadu: –

Name of the college

Placement Ratings (based on student and expert reviews)

Top Recruiters

  1. University of Madras, Chennai

4.6

  • Valeo

  • Aspire System

  • Transunion

  • Exide Industries

  • NIIT Technologies

  • Elmex Controls

  • CCS Infotech

  1. Firebird Institute of Research in Management, Coimbatore

4.5

  • HDFC

  • HFFC

  • Redington

  • GSK

  • Tommy Hilfiger

  • CIEL

  • ITC

  1. KV Institute of Management and Information Studies, Coimbatore

4.4

  • Accenture

  • Airtel

  • Axis Bank

  • Cognizant

  • Deloitte

  • HCL

  • Reliance

  1. Sankara Institute of Management Sciences (SIMS), Coimbatore

4.4

  • HCL

  • HDFC

  • RBS

  • Airtel

  • Citibank

  • Samsung

  • ICICI

  1. Vivekanandha Educational Institutions for Women, Namakkal

4.3

  • Amazon

  • CapGemini

  • HCL

  • HP

  • IBM

  • Infosys

  • Wipro

Top Management Colleges in Tamil Nadu (Based on Course Fee)

The course fees for different colleges vary based on the infrastructure and facilities offered and the reputation of the college. However, Tamil Nadu has a wide variety of good colleges which do not have an exceedingly high course fee, thus, making it affordable for the people of lower- and middle-income backgrounds. Out of the thousands of management colleges in India, there are 857 in Tamil Nadu alone, most of them lying in the course fee range of 1 lakh to 5 lakhs. Of these 857 colleges, 756 colleges are private institutions, while 101 colleges are public institutions or government institutions.

  • A few of the highest quality private management colleges in Tamil Nadu consists of: –

Name of the college

Course fee to be paid

Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, Chennai

Rs. 4,58,500

Indian Institute of Logistics, Chennai

Rs. 4,30,350

The American College, Madurai

Rs. 2,16,560

Karunya School of Management, Coimbatore

Rs. 4,78,000

Indian Institute of Knowledge Management, Chennai

Rs.3,60,000

  • A few of the highest quality public management colleges in Tamil Nadu consists of: –

Name of the college

Course fee to be paid

National Institute of Technology, Tiruchipalli

Rs. 1,44,250

Sardar Vallabhai Patel International School of Textile Management, Coimbatore

Rs. 1,94,700

DR MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai

Rs. 1,80,000

Top Management Colleges in Tamil Nadu (Based on Average Annual Package/Salary)

The management graduates that have completed their degrees from respected colleges receive good placement opportunities and salaries. Some of the median packages offered by the top management colleges in Tamil Nadu are: –

Name of the course

Highest Salary Expected/ Median Package

Indian Institute of Management, Tiruchirappalli

Rs. 13 LPA (Median Package)

Anna University, Chennai

Rs. 4.12 LPA (Median Package)

VELS School of Management Studies and Commerce, Chennai

Rs. 6 LPA (Median Package)

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

Rs. 12 LPA (Median Package)

PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore

Rs. 5.8 LPA (Median Package)

Top Management Colleges in Tamil Nadu Based on Entrance Exams Accepted

In Tamil Nadu, the two main entrance examinations accepted are TANCET and MAT. This is, of course, in addition to the other widely accepted entrance exams, such as CAT, XAT, CMAT, GMAT, etc. The top colleges that accept TANCET and MAT scores in the state are mentioned below: –

The best management colleges in Tamil Nadu that accept TANCET scores for admission are: –

  • PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore

  • SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai

  • Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore

  • Sardar Vallabhai Patel International School of Textile Management, Coimbatore

  • St Joseph’s College of Engineering, Chennai

  • MOP Vaishnav College for Women, Chennai

  • KCT Business School, Coimbatore

The leading management colleges in Tamil Nadu that accept MAT scores for admission are: –

  • Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore

  • PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore

  • Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai

  • SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai

  • Amrita School of Business, Coimbatore

  • Sardar Vallabhai Patel International School of Textile Management, Coimbatore

  • Thiagarajar School of Management, Thirupparankundram

Top Five Management Colleges in Tamil Nadu Based on Most Popular Specialization Streams

Since management as a course is a very broad topic, there are several specializations possible under it. Among these, the most popular specializations in Tamil Nadu are General Management, Financial Services, and Human Resource Management, among several others.

The top 5 colleges for the General Management specialization in Tamil Nadu include: –

  • Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

  • PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore

  • Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, Coimbatore

  • Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai

The top 5 colleges for the Financial Services specialization in Tamil Nadu include: –

  • Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai

  • SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai

  • Annamalai University, Chidambaram

  • Shri Ramakrishna College of Arts and Sciences, Coimbatore

  • Nehru Arts and Science College, Coimbatore

The top 5 colleges for the Human Resource Management specialization in Tamil Nadu include: –

  • Indian Institute of Management, Tiruchirappalli

  • Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai

  • MOP Vaishnav College for Women, Chennai

  • Anna University, Chennai

  • PSG College of Arts and Sciences, Chennai

Admission process for getting into the best Management colleges in Tamil Nadu

The admission process for entrance into colleges will differ across different colleges, but there are certain key elements that all the students must complete before they are eligible to apply for management courses in Tamil Nadu. These elements include: –

  • Any student that wants to pursue management in Tamil Nadu must have completed their matriculation. This matriculation must be from a recognized board or school. Only after the completion of the matriculation can the students apply for further studies in management.

  • The students must score the cutoff required by the college of their choice in their matriculation. Further, they must also attempt the management entrance examination that is required by their college, such as TANCET, MAT, CAT, XAT, etc.

  • In most cases, students of all educational tenets, i.e., science, commerce, and humanities can apply for management courses in Tamil Nadu. However, it is important for all these students to attempt the entrance examination that is required by their college of choice. Sometimes, the matriculation marks suffice for entrance into a college, in which case, these exams need not be attempted. However, most colleges need management entrance examination scores to process your application.

How to select the best Management colleges in Tamil Nadu?

With 857 management colleges in Tamil Nadu, making the choice of the best management institution becomes very complicated. With certain world-renowned institutions in this state, all students must keep the following parameters in mind before applying to any management college in the state of Tamil Nadu: –

  • Firstly, the students must decide which branch of management they wish to study, such as MBA, M. Com, PGDM, etc. Once this decision is made, they must decide which specialization they wish to apply for, such as general management, financial services, human resource management, etc.

  • Once the above decisions have been made, the students can look for colleges that suit their needs. Among the shortlisted colleges, they should analyze the parameters such as course fees, placement opportunities, infrastructure and facilities offered, etc.

  • They must also make a note of the location of the institution and student, alumni, and teacher reviews of the college before applying.

  • Rankings provided by organizations, such as NIRF, or Careers360 can also be very helpful to the students to shortlist their colleges and make their decision quicker.

Based on these parameters, students can decide which colleges in Tamil Nadu are apt for their needs and apply for the same.

Top MBA Colleges in Tamil Nadu Q & A

Ques. Which college is best for MBA in Tamil Nadu?

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Ques. Which college is best for a part-time MBA?

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Ques. What is the cut off mark for TANCET?

Top MBA Colleges in Tamil Nadu FAQs

Q1. Which are the different specialisations offered by MBA Colleges in Tamil Nadu?

A. Top 3 specialisations offered at top MBA Colleges in Tamil Nadu are:

  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Operations

Q2. Which are the best colleges to pursue MBA in Tamil Nadu based on placements?

A. Top five MBA Colleges in Tamil Nadu based on placements trends are:

  • DoMS IIT Madras – Department of Management Studies, Chennai
  • IIM Trichy
  • PSG College of Technology (PSGCT), Coimbatore
  • Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai
  • NIT Trichy

Q3. Which are the job profiles offered in Tamil Nadu after completing MBA?

A. Some of the job profiles that are offered by companies in Tamil Nadu after completing MBA are:

  • Finance Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Data Analytics Manager
  • Digital Marketing Manager
  • Advertising Sales Manager
  • NGO Manager

Q4. What is the estimated fee for studying MBA in Tamil Nadu?

A. It is estimated that pursuing an MBA in Tamil Nadu is expensive as approximately 66% of the colleges have course/annual fee that ranges more than Rs 5 lakh. Some of these colleges are:

  • IIM Trichy
  • PSG College of Technology (PSGCT), Coimbatore
  • National Institute of Technology (NIT Trichy), Tiruchirappalli

Q5. Are there any entrance exams for MBA in Tamil Nadu?

A. Yes, there are various entrance exams accepted by top MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu such as CMAT, CAT, TANCET MBA, NMAT, MAT, XAT, ATMA, GMAT score, etc. After completing MBA, aspirants who want to go for higher studies or certification can pursue the following courses:

  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • Financial Risk Manager (FRM) Exam
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)
  • Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Second MBA from an international business school

Q6. Are there any good women-only colleges in Tamil Nadu?

Yes, there are several women-only colleges in Tamil Nadu. Close to 115 management colleges in Tamil Nadu are for women only, such as MOP Vaishnav College for Women and PSGR Krishnammal College for Women, among several others.

Q7. What are some specializations in management, other than the ones mentioned above?

Some other specializations offered under management include Computer Applications, IT and Systems Management, International Business, etc.

Q8. Is IIT Madras affordable?

No, the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras is not the most affordable college for people of all economic backgrounds. The course fees for the college is 13 lakhs. However, it is possible for the student to receive scholarship benefits and take out student loans if they are keen on studying at IIT Madras.

Q9. Are there only full-time colleges in Tamil Nadu?

No, there are a variety of colleges in Tamil Nadu which offer full-time learning, part-time learning, and distance learning as well. The students can find the requisite college as per their needs.

Q10. What is TANCET?

The Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test is the most opted for entrance examination to apply for colleges based in Tamil Nadu. TANCET is the most widely accepted entrance examination for management colleges in Tamil Nadu.

Q11. Are the public colleges in Tamil Nadu good for further studies?

Yes, there are several good public colleges in Tamil Nadu. With around 101 public colleges in the state, there are plenty of colleges that students can find which will fulfil their needs.

Q12. What management examinations other than TANCET are widely accepted?

Most of the common management entrance examinations are widely accepted in the state. Other than TANCET, management examinations like MAT, CAT, XAT, CMAT, GMAT, etc., are also accepted in Tamil Nadu.

Q13. Are the starting salaries for management colleges in Tamil Nadu good?

Yes, the management colleges in Tamil Nadu usually offer good starting salaries. Especially, the students that graduate from reputed colleges, such as IIT, IIM, VIT, PSG, etc., receive good placements and salaries in the beginning itself.

Q14. What are some common companies that offer placements?

Many reputed companies offer placements in the management colleges of Tamil Nadu, such as Deloitte, HCL, HP, ICICI, Amazon, Asian Paints, Airtel, etc. Several other good companies also offer placements to students of management in Tamil Nadu.

Q15. Are private colleges in Tamil Nadu better than public ones?

There is no demarcation like that. Public and private colleges are equally good in Tamil Nadu, based on placements and infrastructure. It all depends on the individual reputation of the college, not on their division as public or private.



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