A++ Grade

The Below list of institutes is in Alphabetical Order and not as per Ranking.

  • Indian Institute of Management, Shillong (IIM-S)
  • New IIMs (Indian Institute of Management Raipur, Ranchi, Rohtak, Udaipur, Trichy, Kashipur)
  • Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-B)
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (IIT-KGP)
  • Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi (IIT-D)
  • Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon
  • Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai
  • National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai
  • Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Pune
  • Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIM-B)
  • Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai


These are the second best set of institutes of the country. They offer top class education and it will be a dream come true to study at any of these institutions. You will need to have 94+ %ile and consistent good academic record to have a realistic chance of getting into any of these institutes. They offer 100% placements with the best MNCs and domestic companies visiting them.


You can expect an average salary of 11-14 lacs from any of these institutes and good number of students get foreign placements.


Some of the new IIMs are yet to prove themselves and make a mark, however given their strong lineage and the brand name, we felt that it is best these second generation IIMs an at best be placed one grade lower than their worthy predecessors.


TISS is an institute focusing on social sciences and offering masters programs in various disciplines. Its course, M. A. in Human Recourse Management and Labour Studies, which has a strong social science base and a pedagogy grounded in field reality. It is offered by the School of Management and Labour Studies is designed to develop students into professionally competent and socially sensitive management graduates, fully equipped to take on the challenges of the corporate world. The TISS HRM & LR occupy positions of leadership across a wide spectrum of industries and sectors including IT/ITeS, Banking and Finance, Manufacturing, Retail and Management Consultancy. The fee for the ocurse is about 1.5 lacs and average salary offered for 2013 passing out batch was 14.17 lacs per annum, giving a phenomenal RoI of 9.5


Admission for all the IIMs and IITs, MDI, NITIE and XIM-B is through CAT. IIFT and NMIMS conduct their own exam. For SIBM you will need to take SNAP, the combined exam for all Symbiosis post graduate courses and for XIM-B, you can apply through XAT as well. TISS has its own online exam called TISS-NET which is normally conducted in December.