FAQ : MBA Admissions 2018

The Programme

What are the eligibility criteria for the MBA program?
  • An applicant should have any bachelor’s degree from any university (10+2+3) recognized by AIU, with 50% each in 10th, 12th and the degree program
  • Students in the final year of graduation can also apply
  • Valid score of (CAT / XAT / MAT / CMAT / GMAT / GRE)
I have not completed my graduation yet. Can I still apply?
Yes, provided you would complete the final year Bachelor’s degree examinations and viva-voce (if any) before the commencement of the regular MBA sessions. You can also apply if you have completed all course work and awaiting results. Candidate will be asked to withdraw from the MBA program if the course is not successfully completed.


What will be the programme fees?
The total fee for MBA programme 2018-20 is Rs. 12 Lakhs (Including tuition, hostel & mess fees). Click here for the detailed fee structure


Is it a residential programme?
Yes, but if the student is staying within 30 kms of the institute and staying with the parents one can opt to be a day scholar.


Is work experience necessary to apply for MBA programme? 
Work experience is not mandatory to apply for the MBA programme. But the relevant work experience will get weightage during the selection process.


Does ASB conduct separate admission test for the programme?
No. ASB considers *only* valid scores from CAT / XAT / GMAT / GRE / MAT /CMAT


Is there any dual-degree programme?
The institute offers two-year full-time MBA with an option for dual-degree in M.Sc. International Management from Telecom Ecole De Management (TEM Ranked 24th globally), France.



When does the application will be available for the MBA 2018 admissions?
The application form will be available online from 27th Nov 2017 onwards. Link


What is the last date to apply for MBA programme?
Last date to submit the filled application from is January 31, 2018


How do I pay the application fee?
You can pay the application fee – online payment portal or through Demand Draft


Whom should I contact to know the status of my application?
All admissions related queries to be sent to asb@amrita.edu


Can I submit the application without the entrance test score (CAT / XAT / MAT etc.)
Yes you can. You need to give the details of registration number of the entrance test you are taking and the date of entrance test. Once you have the scores you need to update the same online.


Do I need to upload the documents to support the data given in the application form?
No. You need to produce documents during the interview process. One attested copy along with the originals need to be produced at the time of personal interview.


Interview and Selection

What is the selection process for the MBA programme?
Candidates will be shortlisted for interview base on the following criteria.
  • Academic performance – Minimum 50% each in 10th, 12th and UG
  • Valid test score (CAT / XAT / GMAT / GRE / MAT / CMAT)
Shortlisted candidates will be called for personal interview at various locations across India and the selection will happen based on the composite score of academics, test score, interview and work experience if any.


When and how will be the results be announced?
Results will be announced within a week after the personal interview. Results will be announced on the website and also by email.


Placement & Alumni

Does your school offer placement help to all the students?
Yes. ASB has an excellent placement record since its inception. We also provide training in soft skills such as negotiation skills, communication, presentation skills, to the students and creates confidence in them to face the interviews.
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What was the average salary offered last year?
Highest CTC was Rs.26 lakhs and average CTC was Rs. 6.25 lakhs.
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Do you have an Alumni network?
Yes.  We have a strong network of about 1900+ alumni globally, employed & holding senior management positions in world class MNCs like – Microsoft, Google, Apple, HP, Nokia, TCS, Infosys, Cognizant Technologies, Indian Oil Corporation, Deloitte, Capgemini, MIT, Citibank etc., across the globe.  Some of the alumni are successful in their entrepreneurial ventures.
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Campus MBA Program Fees (2018 - 2020)
Tuition & Other Hostel, Mess Total Fees
Amritapuri 6.5 1.4 7.9
Bangalore 9.9 1.9 11.8*
Coimbatore 9.9 2.1 12.0
Kochi 6.5 1.4 7.9

*Additional cost for mandatory 2-3 weeks study trip to University at Buffalo, New York as part requirement for the MS Degree : +/- 3 Lakhs (subjected to currency exchange rates)


Does the B-School have a core full time faculty?
ASB has outstanding core full time faculty team. Our core faculty members come from premier institutions like Kellog, IIMs, Berkeley, Cornell, University of Texas-Austin, XLRI, IITs, IRMA, ICAI, JNU etc., and have rich industry experience having worked in top manufacturing, banking & finance and IT companies.  ASB also has very good visiting faculty with excellent academic credentials and rich industry exposure.
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Does the B-School Faculty contribute towards management research and education?
ASB faculty is engaged in research activities, with many publications in peer reviewed journals to their credit.  Some of the faculty members have also authored books which are being used as a text in leading institutions globally.  We are perhaps the only B-School in the country which has a Masters’ thesis component in its programme. This enables ASB students to get firsthand experience of carrying out relevant business research projects under the expert guidance of a faculty member.
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Amrita School of Business is affiliated with which university?
Amrita School of Business is a constituent unit of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University). Amrita University is the youngest university to be awarded with an 'A' grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and has been ranked in the Ivy League of Indian universities in the review of Deemed Universities constituted by the Ministry of HRD. Amrita is the youngest University, awarded ‘A’ grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in 2009 and 2013.
Amrita University is the only private university to be ranked in the Times Higher Education (THE) University rankings.


Is the B-School is approved by government agencies such as AICTE, UGC etc.?
Yes, Our 2 year MBA program is fully approved by UGC.


What are the credentials of ASB in terms of B-School Rankings?
ASB is consistently ranked among the top 30 private B-schools in the country. Some of the rankings by various ranking agencies are listed below:
  • 2nd Best B-School - BusinessWorld
  • AAA+ Ranking - Careers360
  • 9th Best B-School - Hindu-MBA Universe
  • 12thBest B-School - THE WEEK
  • 15th Best B-School - Outlook
  • 15thBest B-School - Business Today
  •  Ranked A3 by AIMA - Business Standard

*Private (South Zone)
ASB Coimbatore is a member of AACSB International.


Miscellaneous Questions

Does ASB provide scholarship to the students?
No. This may be reconsidered at a later date.


What are the facilities available to the students?
  • Individual hostel accommodation
  • Wi-Fi facility
  • Access to online database – HBR, EBSCO, ProQuest etc.
  • Gym and indoor and outdoor sports facilities
  • Canteen
  • Saloon and Laundry
  • Bank and ATM
  • Post office inside the campus
  • Clinic and doctor on call
  • Ambulance


What are the sports and recreational facilities available on the campus?
ASB Coimbatore is probably the only campus which is proud of having a Olympic size swimming pool. The campus also has facilities for track & field games, cricket, football, basket ball, tennis and indoor games like – table tennis, badminton, carom etc. Click here for the details.


How to reach the Coimbatore campus?
The campus is located in Ettimadai village, at the foot hills of the Western Ghats about 23 Kms from Coimbatore city. Coimbatore is well connected by air, train and by road. Please click here to see the route map and various modes to reach the Amrita Campus.
  • By flight – The closest airport is Coimbatore, located about 27 kilometers from the campus. Most airlines operate flights to Coimbatore from all major cities in India and approximate cost by taxi from airport to campus is Rs. 600/-.
  • By Train – All local trains between Coimbatore and Palakkad and few passenger trains stop at the Ettimadai railway station. It is within walkable distance from the railway station or one can hire auto rickshaw.
  • By Bus - From Gandhipuram bus stand take route Nos. 96, 48 and alight at Ettimadai turning on Palakkad main road and take auto rickshaw to the campus. Route A3 bus reaches up to University gate.
  • From Coimbatore one can hire an auto or taxi to the campus. Approximate cost - call taxi Rs. 400/- plus and by auto rickshaw Rs. 500/- plus.












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