Dept. of Management Studies, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli

DoMS, NIT, Tiruchirappalli, T.N, India - 620015


The Department of Management Studies, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli (DoMS, NIT Trichy) has a unique position among the top MBA colleges in India located within the NITs; it is the only such institution funded directly by the HRD Ministry/ Ministry of Education, and is among the most highly ranked. As it is located within one of the top Technical Institutes in India, there are several opportunities for cross-functional learning, with the Department having a strong presence in the Information Systems space, in addition to conventional MBA specializations (Marketing, Finance, Human Resources).

As one of the best MBA colleges in India, DoMS, NIT Trichy has very strong placement statistics, with one of the highest median placement salaries among its competitors (INR 12 LPA). The top public and private sector companies in India recruit from the Department, including top banks (e.g. HDFC Bank), major industrial conglomerates (e.g. Adani Group) and marketing powerhouses (e.g. Reliance Retail). Several factors are responsible for the Department’s 4+ decade history of placement success, including the huge alumni network, a curriculum that emphasizes practical skills, rich summer internships with a high PPO percentage, and the intensive training program.

The vibrant student life is another major plus point of studying MBA at DoMS, NIT Trichy. Located within the 800 Acre NIT campus, students can participate in all the sports, cultural, management, and technical activities organized on a weekly basis, culminating in Pragyan, the grand techno-management festival.


Establishment Year1978
Ownership TypePublic / Government
Total Students230 (intake = 115)

NIRF 2023 Rank: 35


Campus Size800 Acres
Total Number of Campuses1
University Websitehttps://www.nitt.edu/home/academics/departments/management/ 
Number of Courses2 (MBA, PhD)
Total Faculty Size15
Median Placement PackageINR 12 LPA (top = INR 30 LPA)
Top RecruitersHDFC Mutual Fund, TVS Credit, Adani Group, Reliance Retail
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Total number of Hostels28 (in NIT Trichy)
College EventsPragyan (Techno-Management Fest)


The academic fees for MBA students of NIT Trichy differ according to the category and domicile status of the student:

1. General Category students: INR 2.72 Lakh. Highlights include:

  • Tuition fees: INR 1.4 Lakh (INR 35,000 per semester).
  • Visiting Faculty fees: INR 60,000 (INR 15,000 per semester).
  • Annual fees: INR 17,750. These must be paid twice (first and third semesters), and include computer fees, examination and registration fees, sports center costs, medical fees, and festival charges.
  • One time fees: INR 34,700. The main components of these fees are campus development charges (INR 12,000), Seminar fee (INR 5,500), and the refundable Institute Deposit (INR 5,500; subject to good conduct).

2. SC/ST Category students: They need not pay tuition fees; however, all other categories of fees are still applicable. Therefore, the total academic fee payable is INR 1.32 Lakh (INR 35,000 per semester lower than that for General Category candidates).

3. Direct Admission of Students Abroad (DASA) Category students (non-SAARC nations): All the fees are similar to those for General Category students except for tuition fees, which are $2,000 per semester (instead of INR 35,000). Therefore, the total fees payable are approximately INR 7.7 Lakh, after converting the total $8,000 tuition fee to INR.

All students who choose to stay in the NIT Trichy hostels must pay the annual hostel and mess fee of INR 50,000. Staying on campus is not compulsory.


The eligibility criteria for admission to the Department of Management Studies, NIT Trichy, are as follows:

  • The applicant must have completed (or be in the final year of) a full time undergraduate degree program of at least three years’ duration.
  • General category applicants must have an aggregate percentage of at least 60% (or CGPA of at least 6.5) over all the years of their Bachelor’s degree. Reserved category candidates must have a minimum percentage of 60%, or a minimum CGPA of 6.0.
  • All candidates must have a valid score in CAT 2024 to apply for admission to DoMS, NITT, in 2024.

The steps in the admission process to DoMS are as follows:

  • Filling up the online application form: This can be done on the DoMS website, between late January and late February 2024. Candidates must enter their personal details, academic history, caste certificates (if applicable), CAT score sheet, and work experience details. They must also upload all supporting documents and pay the application fee (INR 1,550 for General Category, INR 1,050 for SC/ST) online.
  • Students will be shortlisted for the interview round based on their CAT percentile. No cut-off score is decided in advance.
  • The final personal interview round is held online.
  • After all rounds are completed, candidates are given an overall score based on their percentile in CAT, academic performance history, Personal Interview score, and work experience (not mandatory).
  • The merit list is prepared based on the overall score, and the top 115 candidates are invited to join the MBA program at DoMS, NIT Trichy. If any students drop out to take up other offers, candidates in the waitlist will get an opportunity to join.
  • The final admission offer is provisional, and is conditional on verification of the original documents of the candidate at the time of academic registration.


In keeping with its role as one of the best Business Schools among all NITs, DoMS, NIT Trichy has impressive placement statistics. In the most recent season, the highest salary offered was INR 30 LPA, and the average offer was INR 12 LPA. The median salary is approximately 3 times the total fee (hostel + academic), ensuring that the program has a very high Return on Investment.

Among the prominent recruiters for both summer internships and full time jobs are many of India’s largest companies, including Infosys, Deloitte, Reliance Retail, Amazon, ICICI Bank, Cognizant, HDFC Mutual Fund, Adani Group, IDFC First Bank, Schneider Electric, Accenture, TVS Credit, Schlumberger, and Flipkart PhonePe. The frequent guest lectures and management conclaves on campus ensure that students are well prepared for their placement journey. In addition, the Placement Cell organizes training sessions to enhance students’ interview and group discussion skills.


The main cut-off for admission to DoMS, NIT Trichy, is based on the undergraduate aggregate over all semesters of study. General Category candidates must have an average percentage of at least 60%, or a Cumulative Grade Point Average above 6.5. SC and ST applicants have those criteria relaxed to 55% and 6.0, respectively. The other components that are taken into account while making the final merit list are the performance in CAT and the Personal Interview. There are no cut-off marks on either parameter that are announced ahead of time. Instead, all the candidates are ranked according to the overall score, and the first 115 students who accept their offers in order of merit are admitted to the MBA degree program at DoMS.

Faculty & Alumni

The Department of Management Studies, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli, is home to 15 full time Faculty members, including 7 full Professors, 1 Associate Professor, and 7 Assistant Professors. Most of them hold MBA and/or PhD degrees, and specialize in different disciplines of Management including Operations, Business Analytics, Finance, Information Systems, Human Resources, and Marketing. The Department also organizes guest lectures and workshops given by eminent industry personalities and business leaders, including Alumni of NIT Trichy, as is common in the best MBA colleges in India.

Alumni of DoMS Trichy have achieved success in managerial and entrepreneurial roles both in India and across the world, making it one of the top MBA colleges in India. Some distinguished alumni are employed as Chief General Managers in top financial institutions like SEBI, some as AVPs in the largest industrial conglomerates (Mahindra Satyam), and some as Global Vice Presidents (e.g. in OneWest Bank, Greater LA). They are employed in leadership roles in all the major specializations offered by the Department.


The Department of Management Studies, NIT Trichy, awards multiple scholarships to its students based on both need and merit. Over 50 scholarships are awarded by internal and external agencies. Some examples are:

1. Based on socially disadvantaged categories: There are both national categories (SC and ST), and Tamil Nadu state categories (Backward Classes, Adi Dravidar).

2. Merit Cum Means scholarships: These are awarded based on a combination of academic excellence (at the time of admission) and family income below a certain threshold, and entail a tuition fee waiver.

3. External scholarships: MBA students of DoMS, NIT Trichy, may also apply to external organizations and trusts for academic and living cost scholarships.

Preparation & FAQs

Most of the preparation time for admission to the Department of Management Studies, NIT Trichy, is spent on the CAT entrance test. Students should prepare for this competitive entrance examination through a combination of in person / virtual classes, and physical mock tests. Most successful candidates spend at least a year in intensive preparation during their final year of UG studies, or alongside their work. Students should also work out 5-10 sample papers before the date of CAT 2024.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. Which is the best Business School in Trichy?

Narayana Business School (NBS) is one of the top MBA colleges in Tamil Nadu, and is a contender for best Business School in Trichy. It is ranked #34 among all Government Business Schools in India, according to the IIRF 2023 ranking list, and #35 in the NIRF 2023 list for Management Colleges.

Q. Which MBA aptitude entrance test scores are accepted by DoMS, NIT Trichy?

The Department of Management Studies, NIT Trichy, accepts only CAT scores for admission. No other entrance test scores (e.g. CMAT, MAT, XAT, TANCET) are accepted.

Q. Which are the main student clubs at the Department of Management Studies, NIT Trichy?

The main student clubs within DoMS, NIT Trichy, are Admission - the PR Committee, the Training and Placement Committee, the Corporate Relations Committee, the Event Organizing Committee, and the Finance Committee.

Q. What are some of the workshops organized by the Department of Management Studies, NIT Trichy?

Most workshops at DoMS, NIT Trichy, are organized by the Faculty in association with student representatives. Some examples include Data Analytics Techniques for Marketing, Structural Equation Modeling, Data Mining and Analytics, and General Management Conclaves.

Q. What is the age limit for applying to the MBA program at DoMS, NIT Trichy?

There are no minimum or maximum age limits for application to the MBA program at NIT Trichy. As long as a candidate fulfills all the eligibility criteria, he/she is free to apply.

Q. Is it mandatory to live in the hostel while studying at DoMS, NIT Trichy?

It is not compulsory to live in the hostel as an MBA student of NIT Trichy. However, it is strongly recommended, in order to derive the maximum possible benefit from the co-curricular and extracurricular activities.

Q. What specializations can be chosen by MBA students of DoMS, NIT Trichy?

MBA students of NIT Trichy may choose from among four main specializations: Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, and Operations. There are also two minor specializations that are closely related to industry requirements: Business Analytics and Business Analysis / IT Consulting.

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