Kerala has a number of universities up its sleeve that assures to offer, structured full-time MBA courses. The universities are approved by some of the government’s educational bodies like UGC and the management courses offered can be done at an affordable fee amount limit. Let us have a sneak peep into some of the universities offering MBA courses in Kerala and their entrance dates and upcoming admissions information.

Kerala: A Fast Emerging Destination for Obtaining Your MBA Degree

Kerala is one state in the southern parts of India that attained a literacy rate that is almost 100 per cent and has placed itself as the state that records lowest dropout rates at the school level. Apart from this, education at the university level has also been commendable. Since the era belongs to entrepreneurs; therefore more and more students are now going for management studies in order to attain business skills and make it big in the corporate world.

Traditionally speaking, students have been massing the Universities offering excellent MBA courses located in the north and eastern part of India. However, scenario is changing and now south too, especially Kerala is fast emerging as the new destination for students looking out for higher studies.

This is a result of the inclusion of Kerala’s major universities offering trending PG courses like MBA into CAT and MAT list of colleges. This has encouraged students to eye different universities down south as well.

Business Studies in Kerala: Universities to Go For

For students residing in south India or aspirants who are open to any location in India to obtain management degree can reap benefits from studying in Kerala as the state has lot to offer. There are number of universities in the state that offer well- structured and accredited MBA courses that lasts up to tenure of standard 2 years.

The only destination, known to people, for obtaining MBA degree in Kerala is Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kozhikode. The university, as the nation knows, offer a diploma degree in management studies, which is globally recognized and accepted.

The horizon has widened, and now apart from IIM, that accepts students with above 90 per cent cutoff, there are more colleges lined up, that have in store MBA courses in different areas. These courses are aligned with the nationally accepted full-time course structure and are offered at an affordable fee amount.

Some of the star-rated B-schools stationed in Kerala that students can consider:

Universities Affiliated To… Score Considered for Admission (CAT, MAT,XAT) Duration Fee
Kerala University Autonomous KU-MAT 2 years, Full-Time Roughly INR 450000
SCMS COCHIN School of Business AICTE Approved and autonomous CAT: 50, CMAT
MAT: 50, XAT: 50
2 years, Full-Time INR 630000
Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies MG University CMAT(100), MAT(600) 2 years, Full-Time INR 500000
DC School of Management and Technology (DCSMAT) Mahatma Gandhi University MAT, CAT, XAT 2 years, Full-Time INR 517200
Xavier Institute of Management & Entrepreneurship  AICTE Approved and is an autonomous university CAT(60), XAT(60), CMAT 2 years, Full-Time
( implies autonomous MBA program structure) 
INR 600000
Amity Global Business School, Kochi, Kerala Management Association MAT, GMAT, CMAT 2 Years , Full-Time INR 460000
Bhavans Royal Institute of Management (BRIM) Cochin University of Science and Technology( CUSAT) MAT, CAT 2 Years         , Full Time INR 75000

There are several other universities apart from the listed ones that offer full-time MBA courses at a pocket-friendly fee amount. Additionally, almost all the colleges are UGC and AICTE recognized that proves the credibility of these colleges and assures excellent MBA courses for students.

Much to the delight of the students who are planning to go for MBA courses in Kerala, they can reap benefits from the scholarship scheme formulated by The Kerala State Higher Education Council.

As per the recent lay out prepared for offering scholarship, institutions offering MBA courses in Kerala that are affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University and Calicut University, to name a few, will be given the provision of offering scholarship to students who manage to attain good marks.

Notice Board is updated : Get Set & Prepare

Students who have completed their graduation courses should now gear up as the vacations are going to end soon and the notification for admissions will be pinned up.

Out of the top colleges mentioned here, recently, Kerala University has publicized invitations of applications for their 2 year, full-time MBA courses for academic session in 2014-16.

As per the notification posted on a noted news portal, entrance exam is on May 10, 2014.
All the other colleges that are autonomous in nature tabulated above will be holding their respective tests by the month of June 2014. All the current admission and information about entrance tests will be listed out with definite dates as soon as the march ends.

Last Words…

The times are changing and facet of education is taking a major makeover these years. States like Kerala with a higher literacy rate have now stepped out to offer what best they have in higher education department. For the budding entrepreneurs in India, Kerala has a range of quality and well-accredited MBA courses; enrollment for which will be started off soon.

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  1. The Gmat Entrance Exam is an exam organized by the Graduate Management Admission Council. This exam is mainly conducted to undergo a detailed study of a student's applicability for an (Master of Business Administration) MBA program at a standard management institute.