Master of Business Administration (MBA)


Academic Eligibility Criteria for admission in the MBA programme :


The candidates having the following qualifications are eligible to apply for admission to the “Master of Business Administration” (MBA) programme


A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent awarded by any of the universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. The Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must entail a minimum of three years of education after completing higher secondary schooling (10+2) or equivalent.


  • For General Category, OBC and EWS candidates, a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate (of all the years/semesters) or equivalent CGPA in the qualifying degree is required.

  • For SC/ST/PWD candidates, a minimum of 45% marks in aggregate (of all the years/semesters) or equivalent CGPA in the qualifying degree is required.

  • Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination, and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results, can also apply. If selected, such candidates will be allowed to join as per the University Rules, only if she/he submits the documentary evidence of having qualified the eligibility requirements by certain date (to be decided by the University in due course).


Process for Admission (in MBA programme):


All candidates desirous of seeking admission in the MBA programme should submit their application online at JNU website


All applicants seeking admission in the MBA programme must have appeared in the Common Admission Test (CAT) in 2019 conducted by IIMs. Each applicant applying for admission in the MBA programme must submit his/her CAT Registration Number and CAT Score. JNU will use CAT score for short-listing the applicants for GD and PI for the MBA programme. Based on the CAT score merit, the number of applicants shortlisted for GD and PI will be at least seven times the number of seats in each category. The final list of selected candidates will be based on CAT score and marks obtained in the Group Discussion and Personal Interview with respective weightage as 70%, 10% and 20% of CAT score. IIMs have no role either in the selection process or in the conduct of the programme


For Foreign National: The eligibility for admission in MBA programme for Foreign National will be valid GMAT Score (minimum 500) and a Bachelor’s degree.


Number of Seats and Reservation Policy:


In MBA admissions, the reservation policy as per Government of India rules will be strictly followed. As MBA programme is a professional programme, no additional deprivation points (as it may be the case in some other JNU courses) will be taken into consideration for admission. Intake in the MBA programme of ABV-SME will be 75 students.


Application Fees:


For Indian National: Applicants for the MBA programme at ABV-SME, JNU, have to pay the following application fees (non-refundable). Rs. 2000 (Rs. two thousand only) for General Category, EWS and OBC applicants, Rs. 1000 (Rs. one thousand only) for SC/ST/PWD applicants.


MBA Courses


Details of the courses available for offer to the MBA students can be seen on ABV-SME website: