Update on
December 9, 2020

The best One Year MBA Programs in India are offered not by only one MBA college but more than 50 leading B-schools including ISB Hyderabad, IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIM Lucknow, IIM Kozhikode, IIM Udaipur, XLRI Jamshedpur, SPJIMR Mumbai among others offer best one year MBA leading to career growth. According to latest data sourced by MBAUniverse.com from IIMs and other top one year MBA programs in India, the best One Year MBA programs in India include EPGP by IIM Bangalore, PGPX by IIM Ahmedabad. PGP by ISB is also one of the top One Year MBA Programs in India. IIM Udaipur has also launched one year MBA programs in GSCM and DEM. 

List of the best One Year MBA Programs in India by labforsuccess.com is below. This list of best one year MBA programs is based on 4 key factors: 1) One year MBA Rankings for the programme and the overall one year MBA colleges Ranking in India 2) Placements of 1 year MBA Program, 3) Quality of Participants (GMAT Score and Average Work Ex), and 4) One year MBA Fee. 

SPJIMR Mumbai, XLRI Jamshedpur and MDI are non-IIM B-schools that offer one of the best one year MBA programs in India.

Often Executive MBA is confused with 1 Year MBA. Both are quite different. Read Executive MBA in India

Top One-year MBA Programs in India
The list of Best One Year MBA Colleges in India include the 10 top one year MBA colleges in India. If we go by one year MBA colleges ranking in India, IIM Bangalore, IIM Ahmedabad, ISB Hyderabad among others top one year MBA colleges in India offer best one year MBA as per the one year MBA rankings. A list of best one year MBA colleges in India is given below:

1 year MBA Rankings

Top One Year MBA Colleges in India    

One Year MBA Programme Name

1 Year MBA Programme Fee Rs.

1 Year MBA Average Placement Rs.

Average GMAT Score

1.

IIM Bangalore

Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP)

27,50,000

23,46,000

699

2.

IIM Ahmedabad

Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX)

25,00,000

28,84,111

702

3.

ISB Hyderabad

Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)

34,63,240

25,09,000

709

4.

IIM Calcutta

Post Graduate Programme for Executives (PGPEx)

27,00,000

24,52,000

685

5.

SPJIMR Mumbai

Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM)

19,60,000

17,26,500

660

6.

XLRI Jamshedpur

PGDM (General Management)

20,00,000

17,54,000

640

7.

IIM Indore

Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP)

20,00,000

20,00,000

650

8.

MDI Gurgaon

National management Programme (NMP)

15,35,000

19,07,000

660

9.

IIM Lucknow

International Programme in Management for Executives (IPMX)

23,50,000

672

10.

IIM Kozhikode

Post Graduate Program in Business Leadership (PGP-BL)

22,50,000

10.

Great Lakes Chennai

Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM)

19,25,000

13,10,000

670

11.

SOIL Gurgaon

Post Graduate Program in Business Leadership

15,03,226

9,50,000

 
12. IIM UdaipurMBA- Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM); MBA- Digital Enterprise Management (DEM)  18,50,00019,09,000

Apart from the above Top 12 B-schools, other top One year MBA programs in India are:

  • IMT Ghaziabad – Postgraduate Programme In Business Management Executive (PGDM Ex)
  • IMI New Delhi – Executive Post Graduate Program (Executive PGDM)
  • XIMB – EXECUTIVE MBA-BM
  • IRMA Anand – Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Rural)
  • KJSIMSR – PGDM Executive
  • FORE – Executive PGDM (PGPX)
  • LBSIM – PGDM Executive
  • BIMTECH – PGDM Executive
  • SDMIMD Mysore:  Post Graduate Certificate in Management (PGCM)
  • IPE Hyderabad – Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Management

One Year MBA Rankings in India
Unlike Rankings for 2-year MBA programs, One year MBA Ranking in India of Indian MBA Programs is not very comprehensive. Only a few reputed publications like Financial Times London and Outlook award one year MBA Rankings in India. Below are 1 year MBA ranking in India 2020 published by these publications:

Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2020: 4 One Year MBA Programs ranked from India

1 Year MBA Rankings 2019
Names of Best One year MBA Colleges by FT Ranking in India
27   
   Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
28 
   Indian School of Business   
42   
   Indian Institute of Management Calcutta   
61 
   Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

Source: FT.com 

Forbes Best International MBA Rankings 2019 for one year MBA: 2 One Year MBA Programs ranked from India

Two B-schools from India have been ranked among the top B-schools in the Forbes Best International MBA Rankings 2019 for one year MBA announced on September 17, 2019. After making the comprehensive survey, 17 Business schools from across the world were included in the Forbes Best International MBA Rankings 2019 for one year MBA  and among them following two B-schools have been ranked:
Rank #
B-School from India
7
Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India
12
S P Jain School of Global Management, Campuses in Dubai, Singapore and Sydney
Source: Forbes Best International MBA Rankings 2019 for one year MBA  It is important to note that FT Global MBA Rankings rank IIM Bangalore’s EPGP, IIM Ahmedabad’s PGPX and IIM Calcutta’s PGPEX program, and NOT their 2-year programs. This is because FT Rankings require compulsory prior work-experience for any program to be ranked in their MBA rankings. While IIMs One Year MBA Programs require compulsory work-experience, it is not a necessary condition for admission to 2 year MBA/PGPM programs.  

Outlook One Year MBA Rankings for Indian B-schools
Outlook, a leading current affairs magazine, has published its one year MBA Rankings 2018 on September 26, 2018. The Rankings have awarded higher weightage to perception by awarding more than 50% marks out of 1000 to Selection process, Institute Profile, Academic Excellence and Personality Development. 

One year MBA Ranking
Names of Top One year MBA Colleges by Outlook Ranking in India
1
IIM Calcutta
2
XLRI Jamshedpur
3
GLIM Chennai
4
SPJIMR Mumbai
5
IIM Shillong
6
IIT Chennai
7
DMS, IIT Delhi
8
IMI Delhi
9
KJ SIMSR Mumbai
10
SDMIMD Mysore

Best One Year MBA Colleges in India
Going by the one year MBA colleges Ranking in India, as discussed above, the top one year MBA programs in India are:

IIM Bangalore EPGP: One Year MBA Ranking in India #1 By FT
IIM Bangalore’s one-year full-time MBA programme, the Executive Post graduate Programme in Management (EPGP)  has moved up six places from last year to claim the 27th spot in the Financial Times (FT) Global MBA Rankings 2020. IIMB has bagged the top spot among Indian B-schools in the rankings.    

IIM Bangalore one year MBA has a batch strength of 73 executives for 2020-21 batch, with 10% female participants. The batch has an average work experience of 7 Years. EPGP admits candidates only through GMAT Score. 

ISB Hyderabad PGP: One Year MBA Ranking in India #2 by FT
FT Global Rankings have placed ISB Hyderabad PGP at 28th Rank among Global B-schools. It is the second highest one year MBA ranking in India awarded to ISB and makes it the second top one year MBA college in India.  

Admission to ISB Hyderabad PGP requires 24+ months of full time work experience with a valid GMAT/GRE score. The average GMAT score of the batch is 709. 

IIM Ahmedabad PGPX: One Year MBA Ranking in India #3
FT Global Rankings have placed IIM Ahmedabad PGPX at 47th position among the top one year MBA programs among global B-schools. It comes 3rd in terms of One year MBA ranking in India.

PGPX at IIM Ahmedabad is the residential full time one year MBA offered to the candidates with a minimum of 4 years of work experience. A total of 140 students, with 32 female participants, have been admitted to the IIM Ahmedabad PGPX 2019-20 batch. The average age of the IIM Ahmedabad One Year MBA 2019-20 batch is 32 Years. The PGPX batch at IIMA has average work experience of 8.9 Years. IIMA PGPX Admission Process is through GMAT and GRE Score. The average GMAT score is 702 while average GRE score is 320 for the students admitted to One Year MBA at IIM Ahmedabad.

IIM Calcutta PGPEX: One Year MBA Ranking in India #4
FT Global Rankings have placed IIM Calcutta PGPEX as the 4th best one year MBA in India. The Global one year MBA Ranking for PGPEX is 49 which comes at the 4th place in the one year MBA Ranking in India awarded to top one year MBA programmes. 

PGPEX is IIM Calcutta one year MBA program. IIM Calcutta offers Post Graduate Programme for Executives (PGPEX) which is IIM Calcutta’s One Year Full Time Residential MBA Programme meant for Executives with more than five years of professional experience.

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