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 name Kerala Management Admission Test
Conducting Body Government of Kerala, Commissioner for Entrance Examinations
Medium of Exam English
Mode of application Online
Exam duration 3 hours
Total Questions 180
Official Website 

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, Kollam MBA, PGDM INR 1 L
Conspi Academy of Management Studies, Thiruvananthapuram  MBA INR 1 L
Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi MBA, PGDM INR 73 K
Rajdhani Business School, Thiruvananthapuram MBA INR 2.8 L
Rajagiri Centre of Business Studies, Kochi MBA. PGDM INR 2 L – INR 7 L
SCMS School of Technology and Management, Kochi MBA INR 7 L
Farooq Institute of Management Studies, Calicut MBA INR 1.7 L
Albertian Institute of Management, Kochi MBA INR 1.7 L
FISAT Business School, Kochi MBA INR 1.46 L
Institute of Management and Technology, Thrissur MBA, 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  MBA INR 1.70 L
Vedavyasa Institute of Technology  MBA INR 1.79 L
NBS Naipunya Business School MBA INR 3 L
DCSMAT Thiruvananthapuram  MBA INR 3.98 L
Kerala Institute of Cooperative Management MBA INR 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, PGDM INR 2.1 L
Lead College of Management, Palakkad MBA, PGDM  INR 3.9 L
Farook Institute of Management Studies  MBA, PGDM  INR 1.5 L
Holy Grace Academy of Management Studies MBA, PGDM  INR 1.28 L
KMM College Of Arts And Science Thrikkakara MBA, PGDM  INR 1.6 L
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore MBA, PGDM  INR 10.6 L
Mangalam College of Engineering Ettumanoor MBA, PGDM  INR 1.35 L
KMCT College of Engineering, Kozhikode MBA, PGDM  INR 1.2 L
Digital University Kerala  MBA, PGDM  INR 4 L
Toc H Institute of Science and Technology MBA, PGDM  INR 1.88 L
Viswajyothi College of Engineering and Technology MBA, PGDM  INR 2.17 L
Providence College of Engineering, Chengannur MBA, 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 Management MBA, PGDM  INR 2.80 L
Lourdes Matha College of Science and Technology MBA, PGDM  INR 2.40 L
KLE Society’s Institute of Management Studies and Research MBA, PGDM  INR 2.80 L
Institute of Technology Mayyil  MBA, PGDM  INR 2.58 L
Asian School of Business MBA, PGDM  INR 4.68 L
Elijah Institute of Management Studies, Thrissur MBA, PGDM  INR 2.60 L
KVM College of Engineering and Information Technology MBA, PGDM  INR 2.76 L
Chinmaya Institute of Technology MBA, PGDM  INR 3.17 L
MES College of Engineering MBA, PGDM  INR 2.87 L
Allama Iqbal Institute of Management MBA, 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 Management MBA, PGDM  INR 4.39 L
Marthoma College of Management and Technology MBA, PGDM  INR 2.16 L
Kerala Institute of Tourism and Travel Studies  MBA, PGDM  INR 82 K 
Chathamkulam Business School MBA, PGDM  INR 1.47 L 
Marthoma Institute of Information Technology MBA, PGDM  INR 1.8 L
Gurudev Institute of Management Studies MBA, PGDM  INR 2.32 L
G. Karunakaran Memorial Co-Operative College of Management and Technology MBA, PGDM INR 2.26 L 
Adi Shankara Institute of Engineering and Technology MBA, PGDM INR 5.62 L
Member Sree Narayana Pillai Institute of Management and Technology  MBA, PGDM INR 2.40 L
University of Kerala, Institute of Management Kariyavattom  MBA, PGDM INR 50 K 
Bishop Jerome Institute MBA, PGDM INR 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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