Kerala is home to more than 100 B-Schools and around 15 of them have made it to top 100 in India. The popular ones being IIM-Kozhikode, University of Kerala, Cochin University of Science and Technology and Indian Maritime University running courses in MBA/PGDM. Admissions to almost all the institutes are sought through national or state level entrance exams such as CAT, CMAT, KMAT, etc.
While clearing cut-off in CAT and CMAT to seek admission to your dream B-School can be very competitive, Kerala Management Aptitude Test (KMAT-Kerala) can be your alternative. Not that it’s an easy entrance to crack, but it certainly has certain advantages for Kerala domicile candidates. Some of the best colleges in Kerala accept KMAT scores or even reserve a portion of seats for KMAT qualified candidates.
With MBA admissions in full swing, KMAT qualifiers/aspirants must be contemplating which B-Schools they can apply to based on their scores. To help ease out your task, we have listed top 9 B-Schools that will accept KMAT 2018 scores and pave way to a fulfilling career at the same time:
1. Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies, Cochin
It is rated as one of the best B-Schools in a recent survey conducted by MHRD, New Delhi. It offers programmes in MBA, MHRM, PGDM and IMBA. Established in the year 2009, the institute has been granted autonomous status by business school located in Kochi.
Placement Check: The highest package rolled out by college is 7.69 Lakhs and an average package of 4.12 Lakhs is offered every year. Almost 95% of total MBA strength get placed during campus placement process. Every year there is a rise of 30-50 percent in the companies approaching the institute for placements. Some of its recruiters are Idea, Oracle, IBM, Goldman Sachs, Axis Bank and Apollo.
2. Rajagiri Business School, Cochin
Another institute run the by the same group, Rajagiri Business School has also made it to the top 50 B-Schools as per the MHRD survey. The institute has been functional from past 10 years offering courses in MBA, MHRM and PGDM.
Placement Check:The placements are almost similar to RCBS with highest package around 7 Lakhs and average package between 4-5 Lakhs every year. Some of its frequently visiting companies include Future Group, Idea Cellular, Aditya Birla, Deloitte and Oracle.
3. SCMS Cochin School of Business, Cochin
The institute offers PGDM in General Management and Retail Management. For the academic session 2018-2020 the institute shall offer 120 seats in General Management and 60 seats in Retail Management.
Placement Check: The average package rolled out so far has been 5 Lakhs with the highest offer being 7 Lakhs. Some of the leading recruiters that have been visiting the campus are Deloitte, Indian Oil Adani Gas Pvt. Ltd., Speridian Technologies, TufropesPvt. Ltd., Colgate Palmolive, Idea Cellular and TCS. Almost 85% of the entire batch gets on campus placement.
4. DC School of Management and Technology, Pullikkanam
DCSMAS runs degree course in MBA. The selection process of the institute gives 80% weightage to entrance tests scores for final selection.
Placement Check:The institute has a 100% placement record. Some of the companies visiting during campus placement include Ernst &Yound, Oxford Larsen & Toubro, KPMG, Airtel, Vodaphone, SBI, Hedge, Manorama, Mathrubhumi and EduCare.
5. Saintgits Institute of Management, Pathamuttom
The institute was set up in the year 2006 and runs a regular programme in MBA.
Placement Check: The average salary package rolled out every year is over 2.5 Lakhs and the highest package offered is over 5.3 Lakhs. It has 100% placement record with companies like Future Group, Ernst & Young, Infosys, ITC, Reliance, TATA, The Hindu, and TOI visiting every year.
6. Lead College of Management, Palakkad
A relatively new institute, Lead College has earned reputation since its inception in the year 2011. The institute offers degree in MBA and reserves 60 seats out of total 207 seats exclusively for engineering graduates. This certainly has an advantage for engineering students.
Placement Check:Every year companies like Nestle, Federal Bank, ITC, KPMG, Infosys and AMUL offer promising packages to students.
7. Marthoma College of Management and Technology, Ernakulum
The national B-School survey has placed Marothoma College among top 25 colleges in South India. The college runs MBA degree course in affiliation to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam.
Placement Check: The Institute bags some of the renowned companies Saint-Gobain, The Royal Bank of Scotland, Volkswagen and Ernst Young. Students have been offered decent salary packages.
8. School of Management Studies, Cochin University of Science & Technology, Cochin
The School of Management Studies is among the oldest departments of the University. It offers full-time Masters programme in International Business (MIB) and MBA Travel and Tourism.
Placement Check: The highest package rolled out to students has been around 7 Lakhs. The top recruiters of the institute have been Oracle, Idea Cellular, Deloitte, Larsen & Toubro, Samsung, ITC, Oracle, TAJ Group of Hotels, Thomas Cook, The Hindu and TOI.
9. Albertian Institute of Management
It’s a Christian Minority institute which runs full time MBA programme in five conventional specialisations.
Placement Check: More than 50 recruiters visit the institute during placement session every year. Some of the top one being Reliance, V Guard Industries, BTH Group of Hotels and Intercontinental Hotels Group. Over 83% of the total strength is offered on campus placement.