Top 9 outstanding Business Schools from South India apart from IIMs!

Top 9 outstanding Business Schools from South India apart from IIMs!

IIMs are the reigning B-schools in India; however, there are many other schools that are outstanding in their own right and have excellent placement rates. Take a look the top 9!


Student-@-EBSPreviously we covered:10 Engineering colleges in India (North, South, West). Today, let’s look out some outstanding Business schools in South India apart from IIMs.

1. The Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad

ISB evolved from the need for a world-class business school in Asia. The founders, some of the best minds from the corporate and academic worlds, anticipated the leadership needs of the emerging Asian economies.

The ISB is committed to creating such leaders through its innovative programs, outstanding faculty and thought leadership. Funded entirely by private corporations, foundations and individuals from around the world who believe in its vision, the ISB is a not-for-profit organisation.

Courses offered: The school offers a unique one-year Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP), short-duration Executive Education programmes for middle and senior management (CEE), a part-time Post Graduate Programme in Management for Senior Executives (PGPMAX), a five-year doctoral-equivalent Fellow Programme in Management (FPM), and a masters level Programme for family business scions.

campus-12. The T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal

TAPMI is among the leading management institutes in India and is reputed for its academic rigour and faculty-student interaction. Founded by the visionary, Late Shri. T. A. Pai, TAPMI’s mission is to provide much-needed impetus to the task of building professional management capability in the country.

Since the commencement of the PG Programme in 1984, TAPMI has received recognition and respect amongst the well-known industrial houses and academic institutions in India for the quality of its education.

Courses offered:  Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM), Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Healthcare Management) – PGDM (HCM) and Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Banking and Financial Services) – PGDM (BKFS)

Placements: TAPMI has placed all 391 students from the batch of 2013-15 this year achieving  100% placements. This year’s placement process saw 107 companies visiting TAPMI to choose the best managerial talent. The average package for the batch went up to Rs. 8.70 lakhs from last year’s Rs.8.41 lakhs. The highest domestic offer was made by Microsoft at Rs. 14.55 lakhs. This year’s placement also included two international offers with a package of Rs.15 lakhs.

SCMS-Cochin3. School of Communication and Management Studies, Cochin

SCMS blossomed out of the educational vision of Prathap Foundation for Education and Training in 1976. Established by its visionary chairman Dr. GPC Nayar, SCMS, is a temple of learning for students across the country and the world. This premier educational group headed by knowledgeable and committed individuals is a national leader in innovative and career focused education.

Courses offered: SCMS offers five full-time Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) programs that have been designed keeping students requirements and goals in mind.

Placements: The placement cell keeps close liaison with various industrial establishments (both private and public sectors), which conduct campus interviews and select the student from all disciplines. Most of them visit the Campus for holding campus interviews. Companies like RBS, Asian Paints, BRAUN recruits here.


4. Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA), Chennai

LIBA established in 1979, is one of India’s premier management institutes. Consistently ranked among the best business schools in the country, LIBA represents the unflagging zeal for education that is a unique characteristic of the Jesuit Society. LIBA is a Jesuit institution under the aegis of Loyola College Society, Chennai.

Courses offered: LIBA offers full time and part time PGDM programs, executive programs, doctoral programs, certificate programs and management development programs.

Placements: Quality and consistency are the hallmarks of LIBA’s placement. Since its inception, LIBA has always achieved 100% summer and final placement. The placement at LIBA is a reaffirmation of the faith the corporate world has in the ability of the institute’s students and faculty. Over the years, there has been an enormous increase in the range and quality of companies visiting LIBA.

13623_DCSchoolofManagementandTechnologyDCSMATVagamon_1432203438_original5. DC School of Management and Technology, Kerala

DCSMAT offers MBA affiliated to MG University. The programme is unique with many specialities viz., monthly industry interactions and add-on programmes aimed at the overall development of the students. The two-year residential programme has the recognition of AICTE.

Courses offered: ACCA, MBA, MDP, FDP and OBP.

Placements: At DCSMAT there is a Corporate Relations Division which takes care of placements, internships, projects and industry visits and the entire corporate interface. The division is headed by a professor duly assisted by teaching members. A selected number of students from the junior and senior batches also form part of the placement cell.

With 100% placement records and guaranteed placement assistance for all eligible students, the placement cell at DCSMAT makes getting a job quite straightforward.

ITM-Chennai6. The ITM Business School, Chennai

ITM-Business School is the most appropriate choice for aspirants looking for a PGDM program and a specialisation that is progressive, innovative and caters to industry demand.

The specialised PGDM programs are more advanced, intensive and deliver wider exposure to students. ITM’s redesigned programs are branded as “iConnect“- featuring redesigned curriculum a one month NGO project and an in-depth five -month industry internship with an integrated professional and career growth across the study period for a better experience and exposure. Its advanced campus life, international tie-ups & upgraded infrastructure attracts a large number of students every year.

Placements: With a dedicated placement cell, business links, live projects, internships and final placements, the ITM-Business School has been an industry leader in launching successful careers of many students.

017. PSG Institute of Management, Coimbatore

PSGIM has been offering the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program since 1951. The entire infrastructure at the campus is designed to help students achieve this across a hectic two-year education plan. The students have access to an excellent library and a management laboratory with a state-of-the-art computer centre.

Courses offered: MBA full time and part time, PGDM and PSG ISA.

Placements: Companies like Larsen & Turbo, Wipro, Tata, Johnson & Johnson, Coca-Cola recruits here.

178. Great Lakes of Institution of Management, Chennai

Great Lakes has received the prestigious AMBA (Association of MBAs), UK accreditation for its flagship one year fast track MBA program – PGPM and its two-year executive MBA program – PGXPM. Great Lakes is the youngest and 7th institute in India to receive the AMBA, UK accreditation.

Courses Offered: Great Lakes’ PGPM and PGDM full-time programmes are approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), a statutory body for technical education, under Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India. Great Lakes’ Chennai campus is a LEED Platinum Rated Green Campus.

Placement: All the big MNC’s visit the campus for recruitments.