According to Census 2011, southern states like Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Puducherry have fared better in comparison to other Indian states in terms of overall education. South zone has established a benchmark for education access to the citizens. Apart from being a bastion of Indian engineering education, it is also a hub for top MBA colleges in India. The past few decades have witnessed a remarkable surge in the demand for management education, a great part of which has been fed by the engineers. Adjudging Hyderabad as the IT center of India and the blossoming of the silicon valley in Bangalore created a gamut of management jobs also. The newfound start-up culture primarily thriving on the funds from the venture capitalists led to the rise of unthinkable employment opportunities. Chennai, one of the metropolitan cities also offers fruitful job prospects after MBA.

The choices for MBA aspirants among Top 100 MBA Colleges in South India have seen an improvement. The Business Schools in the South are known for innovation in the curriculum structure, coherent balance of classroom training and practical experience combined with outstanding placement opportunities.

If you are an MBA aspirant looking for MBA colleges in South India, IIRF MBA Ranking 2021 has compiled a list of Top Private B-Schools South Zone for you by Ranking Best B Schools South Zone 2021. Admissions to these MBA B-Schools are based on the scores in GMAT, CAT, CMAT, and MAT tests. These Best B-Schools in South India provide some of the most popular academic courses, internships, and jobs.

Rank* Business SchoolsRegionWeighted Index (Out Of 1000)
1Indian School Of Business (ISB), HyderabadSOUTH890.5
2Great Lakes Institute Of Management, ChennaiSOUTH761.2
3WOXSEN School Of Business, HyderabadSOUTH757.1
4T.A.PAI Management Institute (TAPMI), ManipalSOUTH738.6
5IFIM Business School/Jagdish Sheth School Of Management, BengaluruSOUTH724.8
6Institute Of Management Technology (IMT), HyderabadSOUTH719.6
7Loyola Institute Of Business Administration (LIBA), ChennaiSOUTH715.1
8VIT Business School, VelloreSOUTH701.9
9Amrita School Of Business, CoimbatoreSOUTH691.9
10Institute Of Public Enterprise, HyderabadSOUTH675.3
11Bharath Institute Of Higher Education And Research (BIHER), ChennaiSOUTH671.1
12ICFAI Business School (IBS), HyderabadSOUTH669.1
13Dr. MGR Educational And Research Institute, ChennaiSOUTH661
14AIMS Institute, BengaluruSOUTH660.7
15SDM Institute For Management Development (SDMIMD), MysuruSOUTH658.9
16Manipal Institute Of Management/ Manipal University, ManipalSOUTH658.6
17Meenakshi Academy Of Higher Education And Research (MAHER), ChennaiSOUTH655.1
18ABBS School Of Management, BengaluruSOUTH655.1
19REVA University (School Of Management Studies), BengaluruSOUTH654.3
20PES University, BengaluruSOUTH646.3
21Justice KS Hegde Institute Of Management, NITTE/UdupiSOUTH625.4
22Symbiosis Institute Of Business Management, BengaluruSOUTH621.1
23RV Institute Of Management, BengaluruSOUTH617.5
24Vidyavardhaka College Of Engineering (Dept. Of Management), MysuruSOUTH613.1
25Xavier Institute Of Management & Enterpreneurship (XIME), BengaluruSOUTH607
26GIBS Business School, BengaluruSOUTH595.1
27Bharathidasan Institute Of Management, TiruchirappalliSOUTH592.3
28CMR Institute Of Management Studies, BengaluruSOUTH585.4
29SCMS Cochin School Of Business, KochiSOUTH585.3
30CHRIST University, Institute Of Management, BengaluruSOUTH582
31SDM PG Centre For Management Studies And Research, MangaluruSOUTH573.8
32Global Business School And Research Centre, BengaluruSOUTH573.4
33Rajagiri Centre For Business Studies, KochiSOUTH572.1
34MyRA School Of Business, MysuruSOUTH566.4
35Presidency University, BengaluruSOUTH555.8
36Dayananda Sagar University (School Of Commerce & Management), BengaluruSOUTH553.8
37KLE Technological University (School Of Management Studies And Research), HubliSOUTH551.3
38Indus Business Academy, BengaluruSOUTH544.3
39Symbiosis Institute Of Business Management, HyderabadSOUTH543
40St. Joseph’s Institute Of Management, BengaluruSOUTH522.8
41KLS Institute Of Management Education And Research, BelgaumSOUTH521.8
42JSS Centre For Management Studies, MysuruSOUTH518.3
43PSG Institute Of Management, CoimbatoreSOUTH503.4
44Ramaiah Institute Of Management Studies, BengaluruSOUTH500.7
45Gitam School Of International Business, VisakhapatnamSOUTH498
46Siva Sivani Institute Of Management, HyderabadSOUTH452.9
47Hindustan Institute Of Technology, CoimbatoreSOUTH430.8
48International School Of Management Excellence (ISME), BengaluruSOUTH429.2
49Hindustan College Of Arts And Science (Department Of Management Studies), CoimbatoreSOUTH428.6

Rank*
Business Schools
Placement Performance (PP)
Teaching Learning & Pedagogy (TLRP)
Research (RS)
Industry Income And Integration
Placement Strategies & Support (PSS)
Future Orientation (FO)
External Perception & International Outlook (EPIO)
1 Indian School Of Business (ISB), Hyderabad 92.6 88.68 78.2 95.2 93.95 88.2 90.7
2 Great Lakes Institute Of Management, Chennai 78.58 81.12 67.12 83.12 63.87 75.12 71.95
3 WOXSEN School Of Business, Hyderabad 74.08 77.52 70.18 83.13 72.62 75.12 77.96
4 T.A.PAI Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal 69.62 75.72 69.12 83.12 63.88 86.12 72.46
5 IFIM Business School/Jagdish Sheth School Of Management, Bengaluru 68.48 77.52 69.12 77.12 66.37 75.12 72.46
6 Institute Of Management Technology (IMT), Hyderabad 62.88 81.12 62.12 83.12 63.87 86.12 70.7
7 Loyola Institute Of Business Administration (LIBA), Chennai 62.88 72.12 68.12 83.12 63.87 86.12 78.99
8 VIT Business School, Vellore 74.08 72.12 55.12 83.12 60.12 75.12 66.95
9 Amrita School Of Business, Coimbatore 66.24 73.92 70.12 77.12 53.87 50.12 77.95
10 Institute Of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad 60.64 73.92 69.12 77.12 53.87 50.12 74.95
11 Bharath Institute Of Higher Education And Research (BIHER), Chennai 53.92 73.92 60.12 83.12 63.87 76.12 67.95
12 ICFAI Business School (IBS), Hyderabad 60.28 73.92 67.13 77.12 53.87 50.12 71.62
13 Dr. MGR Educational And Research Institute, Chennai 60.28 68.52 54.12 83.12 63.87 75.12 65.62
14 AIMS Institute, Bengaluru 55.04 73.92 61.12 83.12 57.62 50.12 79.95
15 SDM Institute For Management Development (SDMIMD), Mysuru 60.28 72.12 59.1 83.12 53.87 50.12 70.62
16 Manipal Institute Of Management/ Manipal University, Manipal 55.8 72.12 64.14 83.12 53.87 50.12 71.62
17 Meenakshi Academy Of Higher Education And Research (MAHER), Chennai 58.04 72.12 57.12 83.12 63.87 50.12 66.95
18 ABBS School Of Management, Bengaluru 56.92 68.52 55.12 83.12 63.87 75.12 65.95
19 REVA University (School Of Management Studies), Bengaluru 53.18 83.6 50.8 71.8 60.8 86.8 61.13
20 PES University, Bengaluru 55.04 72.12 59.1 83.12 53.87 50.12 70.62
21 Justice KS Hegde Institute Of Management, NITTE/Udupi 56.92 64.92 56.12 79.12 37.62 75.12 69.62
22 Symbiosis Institute Of Business Management, Bengaluru 55.8 68.52 57.12 65.12 57.62 75.12 65.29
23 RV Institute Of Management, Bengaluru 62.52 72.12 56.12 65.12 41.37 50.12 66.95
24 Vidyavardhaka College Of Engineering (Dept. Of Management), Mysuru 58.78 59.52 57.12 77.12 63.87 50.12 52.45
25 Xavier Institute Of Management & Enterpreneurship (XIME), Bengaluru 57.66 67.4 47.8 65.8 60.8 76.8 60.63
26 GIBS Business School, Bengaluru 60.28 52.32 56.12 71.12 43.87 75.12 65.95
27 Bharathidasan Institute Of Management, Tiruchirappalli 62.5 61.3 55.1 57.1 43.85 75.1 60.93
28 CMR Institute Of Management Studies, Bengaluru 62.5 64.9 56.1 57.1 41.35 50.1 60.93
29 SCMS Cochin School Of Business, Kochi 53.18 63.1 51.1 60.1 63.85 75.1 61.93
30 CHRIST University, Institute Of Management, Bengaluru 54.66 70.3 56.1 41.1 63.85 75.1 60.93
31 SDM PG Centre For Management Studies And Research, Mangaluru 62.52 70.3 40.1 57.1 53.85 50.1 60.27
32 Global Business School And Research Centre, Bengaluru 54.66 64.9 56.1 61.1 41.35 50.1 60.93
33 Rajagiri Centre For Business Studies, Kochi 55.78 73.9 36.1 51.1 60.1 76.1 72.18 572.1
34 MyRA School Of Business, Mysuru 63.62 54.1 41.1 64.1 57.6 65.1 60.27
35 Presidency University, Bengaluru 73.7 63.1 36.1 39.1 35.1 88.1 59.93
36 Dayananda Sagar University (School Of Commerce & Management), Bengaluru 58.02 61.3 40.1 45.1 63.85 85.1 67.77
37 KLE Technological University (School Of Management Studies And Research), Hubli 67.74 72.8 41.8 18.8 60.8 84.8 48.97
38 Indus Business Academy, Bengaluru 68.86 65.6 46.8 20.8 48.3 85.8 51.22
39 Symbiosis Institute Of Business Management, Hyderabad 62.5 63.1 41.1 51.1 43.85 50.1 60.93
40 St. Joseph’s Institute Of Management, Bengaluru 51.3 63.8 38.8 38.8 60.8 75.8 69.3
41 KLS Institute Of Management Education And Research, Belgaum 66.62 69.2 44.8 20.8 17.05 83.8 56.3
42 JSS Centre For Management Studies, Mysuru 65.5 65.6 36.8 40.8 42.05 33.8 60.3
43 PSG Institute Of Management, Coimbatore 58.78 67.4 35.8 40.8 42.05 33.8 58.47
44 Ramaiah Institute Of Management Studies, Bengaluru 62.5 46.9 40.1 51.1 37.6 50.1 60.27
45 Gitam School Of International Business, Visakhapatnam 55.42 69.2 35.8 40.8 42.05 33.8 55.3
46 Siva Sivani Institute Of Management, Hyderabad 57.66 63.8 38.8 14.8 42.05 33.8 54.3
47 Hindustan Institute Of Technology, Coimbatore 55.14 60.2 35.8 14.8 35.8 33.8 59.72
48 International School Of Management Excellence (ISME), Bengaluru 54.66 62 35.8 14.8 29.55 33.8 59.72
49 Hindustan College Of Arts And Science (Department Of Management Studies), Coimbatore 54.66 62 35.8 14.8 29.55 32.8 59.72