KMAT Kerala Participating Colleges 2023: Factors for Selecting College

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KMAT Kerala Participating Colleges: The Kerala Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) is conducted by the commissioner for Entrance Examinations for admission into MBA Courses at the various participating Colleges. Students will be able to enter a college of their liking based on the rigorous process of entrance examination, Group Discussion and Personal Interviews.

In this blog, we will discuss the various participating colleges in the KMAT exam and the associated details. 

Exam nameKerala Management Admission Test
Conducting BodyGovernment of Kerala, Commissioner for Entrance Examinations
Medium of ExamEnglish
Mode of applicationOnline
Exam duration3 hours
Total Questions180

KMAT Kerala Participating Colleges

KMAT exam is conducted to help the topmost B-Schools in Kerala in selecting the best possible candidates. Therefore many institutes, universities and colleges in Kerala rely on the KMAT Examination to take admissions to their MBA Programs. 

Topmost B-Schools Participating in KMAT 

Here is the list of B-Schools with eminent faculty, innovative coursework and the finest placement opportunities that accept the KMAT Ranks and Scores. 

Institute Course offered Estimated Annual Fee
TKM Institute of Management, KollamMBA, PGDMINR 1 L
Conspi Academy of Management Studies, Thiruvananthapuram MBAINR 1 L
Cochin University of Science and Technology, KochiMBA, PGDMINR 73 K
Rajdhani Business School, ThiruvananthapuramMBAINR 2.8 L
Rajagiri Centre of Business Studies, KochiMBA. PGDMINR 2 L – INR 7 L
SCMS School of Technology and Management, KochiMBAINR 7 L
Farooq Institute of Management Studies, CalicutMBAINR 1.7 L
Albertian Institute of Management, KochiMBAINR 1.7 L
FISAT Business School, KochiMBAINR 1.46 L
Institute of Management and Technology, ThrissurMBA, PGDM INR 2 L – INR 7 L

Also Read: KMAT Kerala Eligibility Criteria

Complete List of Colleges Accepting KMAT Scores

There are many colleges and institutes other than these that accept the KMAT Scores. The candidates can also look for the following colleges for admission in MBA and PGDM Courses with KMAT Scores and Ranks.  

Institute Courses Offered Estimated Fees
St. Joseph College of Engineering and Technology MBAINR 1.70 L
Vedavyasa Institute of Technology MBAINR 1.79 L
NBS Naipunya Business SchoolMBAINR 3 L
DCSMAT Thiruvananthapuram MBAINR 3.98 L
Kerala Institute of Cooperative ManagementMBAINR 2 L 
Rajagiri College of Social Sciences MBA, PGDM INR 24 K
Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship MBA, PGDM INR 9 L
Saintgits Institute of Management MBA, PGDMINR 2.1 L
Lead College of Management, PalakkadMBA, PGDM INR 3.9 L
Farook Institute of Management Studies MBA, PGDM INR 1.5 L
Holy Grace Academy of Management StudiesMBA, PGDM INR 1.28 L
KMM College Of Arts And Science ThrikkakaraMBA, PGDM INR 1.6 L
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham CoimbatoreMBA, PGDM INR 10.6 L
Mangalam College of Engineering EttumanoorMBA, PGDM INR 1.35 L
KMCT College of Engineering, KozhikodeMBA, PGDM INR 1.2 L
Digital University Kerala MBA, PGDM INR 4 L
Toc H Institute of Science and TechnologyMBA, PGDM INR 1.88 L
Viswajyothi College of Engineering and TechnologyMBA, PGDM INR 2.17 L
Providence College of Engineering, ChengannurMBA, PGDM INR 3.9 L 
De Paul Institute of Science and Technology MBA, PGDM INR 41.5 K
Jawaharlal College of Engineering and Technology MBA, PGDM INR 60 K
Bhavan’s Royal Institute of ManagementMBA, PGDM INR 2.80 L
Lourdes Matha College of Science and TechnologyMBA, PGDM INR 2.40 L
KLE Society’s Institute of Management Studies and ResearchMBA, PGDM INR 2.80 L
Institute of Technology Mayyil MBA, PGDM INR 2.58 L
Asian School of BusinessMBA, PGDM INR 4.68 L
Elijah Institute of Management Studies, ThrissurMBA, PGDM INR 2.60 L
KVM College of Engineering and Information TechnologyMBA, PGDM INR 2.76 L
Chinmaya Institute of TechnologyMBA, PGDM INR 3.17 L
MES College of EngineeringMBA, PGDM INR 2.87 L
Allama Iqbal Institute of ManagementMBA, PGDM INR 1.5 L
Amrita School of Business MBA, PGDM INR 6.6 L
Bharata Mata Institute of Management MBA, PGDM INR 3.6 L
Marian International Institute of ManagementMBA, PGDM INR 4.39 L
Marthoma College of Management and TechnologyMBA, PGDM INR 2.16 L
Kerala Institute of Tourism and Travel Studies MBA, PGDM INR 82 K 
Chathamkulam Business SchoolMBA, PGDM INR 1.47 L 
Marthoma Institute of Information TechnologyMBA, PGDM INR 1.8 L
Gurudev Institute of Management StudiesMBA, PGDM INR 2.32 L
G. Karunakaran Memorial Co-Operative College of Management and TechnologyMBA, PGDMINR 2.26 L 
Adi Shankara Institute of Engineering and TechnologyMBA, PGDMINR 5.62 L
Member Sree Narayana Pillai Institute of Management and Technology MBA, PGDMINR 2.40 L
University of Kerala, Institute of Management Kariyavattom MBA, PGDMINR 50 K 
Bishop Jerome InstituteMBA, PGDMINR 2.92 L 

Factors for Deciding College

When the candidates have so many colleges to choose from, they might get confused and apply for the wrong colleges in such confusion, Applying to a lot of colleges can disrupt the focus on preparing for the most suitable ones. Here are some ideas one can keep in mind while selecting a college:

  1. Look for the academic coursework and specialisations offered. 
  2. Calculate the ease of access to the university campus. 
  3. One can also consider the fee requirements and availability of scholarships. 
  4. Always consider the University Ranking. 
  5. Look for NAAC Accredited colleges or universities with other important accreditation and affiliations. 
  6. Research the placement rates, opportunities, and average and highest packages 
  7. One can also look for classroom ratio. The number of students per professor is important to notice so that one can focus on studies. 


Is KMAT necessary for MBA in Kerala?

Yes, KMAT is a necessary exam to get admission to MBA Programs in Kerala. Candidates who have written the widely accepted exams like CAT, CMAT or MAT will also have to give KMAT Kerala Exam to get admission in any of the KMAT Kerala Participating Colleges.  

What is a good score in KMAT Kerala?

The passing score for KMAT Kerala is 15% for the General category 10% for SEBC Candidates and 7.5% for reserved SC, ST or PwD categories. This accounts for 107 marks, 72 marks and 54 marks respectively.  

What is the use of KMAT in Kerala?

Kerala Management Aptitude Test or KMAT is organised in Kerala as an entrance examination to shortlist students for admission to various MBA and PGDM Programs in any of the institutes in Kerala offering these courses. 

It is always good to research in depth about the institution to that one is applying for admission. The KMAT Participating Colleges are spread throughout the state of Kerala in major cities and districts like Kochi, Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur etc. In this blog, we have discussed all the participating colleges so that students can make an informed choice. 

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