Top 20 B-Schools in India - Based on Freshers in the batch

In the fourth article of our "Top-20 Series", we are listing the top-20 B-Schools in India, based on percentage of Freshers in the MBA class.


In an earlier artile titled, Top 2-Year programs in India at a glance, we highlighted the fact that most of an MBA class is made of freshers (students with no work experience) and students with up to 1 year of experience.  Almost all b-schools in India accept applications from students who are still studying (in the final year of their bachelors' program), so it does not come as a surprise. 


In this article, we list the top-20 b-schools in India that favor heavily towards the students with no work experience.  


Conversely, this list can also be used by MBA aspirants with significant work experience to weigh their options by answering questions such as, 'what can they hope to learn from their inexperienced peers' and 'is there a real opportunity to shine in a rather inexperienced class'! 



Name of B-school

Program Name

Freshers in the Batch

1 Management Development Institute (MDI), Murshidabad PGPM 68%
2 Indian Institute of Management, Indore PGP 50%
3 Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak PGPM 49%
4 Institute of Rural Management (IRMA), Anand PGDRM 48%
4 Indian Institute of Management, Kashipur PGP 48%
5 Indian Institute of Management, Shillong PGP 45%
6 International Management Institute (IMI), New Delhi PGDM 41%
7 TA Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal PGDM 40%
8 Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), New Delhi MBA 39%
9 Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi MBA 38%
10 MISB Bocconi PGDB 37%
11 MICA - The School of Idea, Ahmedabad PGDM-C 35%
12 Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta PGDM 34%
13 Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore MM 31%
14 Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi MBA-IB 30%
14 Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow PGP 30%
14 Xavier Institute of Management (XIMB), Xavier University, Bhubaneshwar MBA-BM 30%
15 Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur PGP 29%
15 National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai PGDIM 29%
16 Indian Institute of Management, Ranchi PGDM 28%
16 Indian Institute of Management, Trichy PGPM 28%
17 Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management (JBIMS), Mumbai MMS 27%
17 Indian Institute of Management, Raipur PGPM 27%
18 Simbiosis Institute of Business Managament (SIBM), Pune MBA 26%
18 Indian Institute of Management, Vishakhapatnam PGPM 26%
19 Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad PGDM 25%
19 XLRI, Jamshedpur PGDHRM 25%
19 Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad PGP 25%
20 Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore PGPM 24%