A+ Grade

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

  • Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), Kolkata Campus
  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-K), Kanpur
  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-M), Madras
  • Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad
  • International Management Institute (IMI), New Delhi
  • Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad (MICA)
  • Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development, (SCMHRD) Pune
  • T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal


These are within Top 35 institutes of the country. They offer good quality education and near 100% placements. You will need to have 90+ %ile and consistent good academic record to have a realistic chance of getting into any of these institutes. They offer nearly 100% placements and very good MNCs and domestic companies visit them.


You can expect an average salary of 8.5-11 lacs from any of these institutes and few students get foreign placements as well


Please note that the eligibility criteria for applying to IITs is a bachelor’s degree in engineering.


MICA is another sectoral institute specializing in communications management. It is an innovative and creative school addressing the needs of an ever-changing marketing and communications environment. Its flagship programme is PGDM-C or Post-graduate Programme Diploma in Management (Communications).


The written exam of MICA is divided into two stages:


Stage I: Students who have appeared for any of the following exams – CAT, XAT, GMAT, ATMA, CMAT or MAT. Candidates will need to just appear for any of these exams as per AICTE norms and their performance in any of these exams will have no bearing on his shortlisting for Stage II or GE/PI round.


Stage II: Students will need to appear for MICAT. Candidates’ performance in MICAT 2014 will be the only shortlisting criteria for the GE/PI stage.


Admission for IITs, IMT, IMI, MICA and TAPMI is through CAT and for SCMHRD, it is SNAP. Candidates short-listed by MICA would need to appear for another test MICAT. IIFT has its own Exam.