You cannot underestimate the power of the city you pick to do your Management in. In fact, the advantage that a city brings to your Management education, is every way strategic and detrimental to your career. How? If you are positioned well, you are closer to industry and influential academicians who become a critical part of your B-school experience. A bustling city ensures a lot of industry exposure, opportunities to dip hands in various projects and bring to you a more dynamic student-life experience. The closer you are to the industry, the better your PGDM experience is!
Students meaning to start their Post Graduate Diploma in Management in the year 2018, here’s a list of top four cities which you might consider if you are looking for a global career for yourself.
A city that has been gaining interest of MBA/PGDM students since a few years now- Hyderabad houses some of the leading B-schools of the country.India School of Business tops the chart with the highest rating cluster, among the Top B-schools with ICFAI Business School and National Institute of Agriculture Extension Management (MANAGE) following ISB with AAAA rating. Other top B-schools in the list of Top B-schools in Telangana 2015 include IPE’s Department of Business Management, Osmania University, VJIM and NIT Warangal among others.
Ahmedabad has entered the list of one of the top-spots for students to flock in numbers in pursuit of quality Management education. Last year saw a steep rise in the number of students coming from almost all states of the country, to be a part of a city that’s getting better with each day. PGDM schools in Ahmedabad are seen providing global faculty with top infrastructure for future managers to succeed. In fact, the city has an unparalleled advantage of top-notch corporate and some of the successful start-ups adding value to students’ two years of PGDM journey. The top PGDM colleges are focusing on motivational environment, career growth, Personality Development, Interpersonal relationships and a lot of support in building entrepreneurial skills. Nirma Institute of Management and MICA being among the trend-setters, PGDM schools of Ahmedabad such as St. Kabir Institute of Professional Studies and AMSOM are among the leading, emerging ones you should look into.
The Silicon Valley of India is also a great destination for studying management because it is also a great place to find jobs right after graduation and stay in the same city. In fact, Bangalore has been a favorite destination for PGDM aspirants since 2000. Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore Institute of Finance and International Management, Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Christ University and MS Ramaiah Institute of Management, Bangalore are some of best private and public business schools in the city.
Mumbai in the year 2017 couldn’t draw as many PGDM students towards it as it had till the year 2015. Yet, it stands to be among one of the popular destinations for MBA students in India. While B-schools such as SP Jain Institute of Management and Research and NMIMS have been specifically focusing on increasing profile diversity in the classroom, more cross-state students are visiting PGDM colleges such as Tata Institute of Social Sciences, L.N. Wellingkar Institute of Management Development & Research and Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, as has been the trend since last two years.
This List has been complied, taking into consideration multiple metrics, rankings from respected publication houses and views from experts in the field of education. However, if you have any feedback about this list or you wish to suggest some other college that deserves to be in this list, please feel free to mention it in the comment section below.