How to Choose the Best MBA College for You

Choosing the best college to pursue higher education can be a tedious and time-consuming task. Also, since the past few decades, the number of management colleges in India has been increasing at a very high rate. Due to this, Students are looking for the best colleges based on faculty over the past placement records. Prof. Ashutosh Kar, Associate Professor (IT Department) says “The University based B-Schools like KIIT School of Management, [KSOM] are ahead.”

The ways of educating students have changed a lot with time as the technology has been advancing so rapidly. Hence, the colleges that integrate these technologies into their teaching have a better chance of becoming the best college. Moreover, to be considered as the best college, factors such as quality of education, infrastructure, facilities, etc., also matter. Placements also play an important role in considering a college as the best. All the reputed colleges today tends to produce students for the betterment of society.

If you are planning to pursue an MBA from the best college, then you need to check a few parameters before choosing a college.

Check the Eligibility:

It is the first thing you need to check before going further in the process of choosing the best college for MBA. You must look for the options depending on your scores in CAT/ MAT/ XAT/ GMAT etc.

You must make a list of colleges where you are eligible to study MBA and also note the last date of admissions in these colleges.

Check for the Specializations:

When checking the details about the management colleges from your list, check if they are offering the specialization you are interested to opt for. If not, then there is no point of opting for that college.

The Legacy of the College:

This is one of the important factors to be considered while choosing a college. Alumni of a college say a lot about that college. This not only reflects its position on placement year after year but also proves the sustainability and growth of the institute over a period of time.

KSOM Advantages:

  • KSOM, as part of the prestigious KIIT University, has a vision a vision to evolve as a trendsetting center for business education, where young minds are provided the right balance of classroom learning and practical exposure to turn into successful professionals and inspiring leaders.
  • This is an institution that believes in making business education highly relevant through constant course updates, regular industries interaction, hands-on exposure, faculty with a right mix of industry and academic experience and more importantly a deep sense of responsibility to the society at large.  


As mentioned before, Faculty is the most important factor in deciding the best college. Under this, One has to look at the faculty-to-student ratio and the qualifications, experience of the faculty.

KSOM USP’s/ Advantages:

  • 80% faculty from industry or with Ph.D. & over half the faculty from institutions such as IIMs, IITs, TISS, MDI, XLRI, and other premier institutes
  • 1:10 faculty-student ratio
  • Student mentorship program: Each student is mentored by assigned faculty. Faculty mentors play a vital role in nurturing and shaping the character of the students in multiple dimensions in addition to extending advice for facilitating learning. Effective student-Faculty engagement remains central to the students’ overall development to emerge as management professionals and responsible value adding members to the society and community."


Learning environment matters a lot while considering a college. Educational infrastructure such as buildings, laboratories, classrooms and equipment are crucial elements of learning environments in schools and universities.

There is evidence that high-quality infrastructure facilitates better instruction, improves student outcomes and reduces dropout rates.


  • Fully air-conditioned classrooms with projectors and multimedia system
  • Fully residential AC Hostels
  • Spread over an area of 35 acres inside the 400 acres world class KIIT campus 


You must look for recent rankings of a college. Depending on which had recently ranked top, you can bring that college up the list of the best colleges.

KSOM Advantages:

  • KIIT School of Management ranked 30 as per NIRF MHRD'18
  • 'A' Grade by NAAC

Industry Exposure:

Practical Training is one of the factors that everyone looks for. The colleges should have to organize various industrial visits, internships, and other training programs.


  • More than 100 recruiters visit the campus every year
  • Corporate exposure through seminars, conclaves, and industry visits

Best Management Colleges in Bhubaneswar:

This list includes both tier 1 and tier 2 colleges.

  • KIIT School of Management [KSOM]
  • Biju Patnaik Institute of Information Technology & Management Studies
  • Xavier Institute of Management
  • CIME
  • Birla Global University
  • Institute of Management and Information Science

KSOM is one of the best management colleges in Bhubaneswar with respect to the factors & advantages mentioned above.

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