Eligibility For Admission

Educational background

Applicants to the MBA Program must possess a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent, with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks or equivalent in any discipline. The Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent qualification obtained by the candidate must entail a minimum of three years education after completing higher secondary schooling under the 10+2 system or equivalent. Candidates appearing in the final year of their Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent are also eligible, provided they furnish the proof of having met the minimum eligibility criteria by August 20, 2017.

Candidates Profile

Applicants may be from any discipline such as Engineering, Humanities, Commerce, and Economics, Medicine or any other branch of education. Candidates with relevant work experience as also fresh graduates awaiting results are welcome to apply.

Admission Procedure

Application Form

Brochure and Application Form can be obtained by payment of Rs. 700/- through the following means, within the datelines specified earlier:

  • Online Payment
  • Through DD in person at GITAM University, Director, Bengaluru School of Management Studies, GITAM University, Nagadenahalli, Doddaballapur Taluk, Bengaluru Rural District, Karnataka-562163

Admission Test

Admission is through BSMSAT-2017. Candidates with valid MAT/GMAT/CMAT/CAT/XAT/ATMA/NMAT-2016 scores are exempted from BSMSAT-2017. An entrance test conducted by BENGALURU SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES, BSMSAT 2017 is compulsory for those applicants who have not taken any of the other valid tests and is optional for those who already possess any of the above scores. Foreign students and NRI sponsored candidates are also eligible and are required to take the GMAT at a test centre outside India, not earlier than November 2015, and submit such scores while applying to BSMS. It may be noted that BSMS uses CAT scores only for screening applications for admission and IIMs have no role in the conduct of Bengaluru School of Management Studies academic programme.

Selection process

Candidates who have appeared for BSMSAT 2017 or furnished valid CAT/MAT/GMAT/XAT/NMAT/ATMA score and have applied to BSMS will be shortlisted on the basis of information provided in the application form, BSMSAT 2017 /CAT-2016 /MAT/GMAT/ATMA/XAT/NMAT score, educational background, marks in 10th, 12th, graduation and work experience. Only short listed candidates will be called for the final stage of the selection process. Group discussion, personal interview besides other qualitative parameters will constitute the core components of the final stage of the selection process. The objective is to assess the candidate’s potential for a managerial career.

Test Centers (Group Discussion and Personal Interview)

Besides Hyderabad, the selection process is normally conducted at other centers including Bhubaneswar, Bellary, Bengaluru, Manguluru, Mysore, Shimoga Coimbatore, Gulbarga, Kozhikode, Cochin, Patna, Guwahati, Jamshedpur, Raipur, Kolkata, Kathmandu, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Jalpaiguri, Pune, Trivandrum, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Rajahmundry, Visakhapatnam & Warangal. Candidates should indicate their preferred center(s) for interview in the application form. If a candidate’s preferred centre is not allotted, for any reason, the candidate will be informed of the change. BSMS reserves the right to change any of the centers for the selection process, without assigning any reasons.

Admission Offer

A list of successful candidates will be announced on BSMS’s website and offer letters will thereafter be dispatched. Successful candidates will have to pay the 1st installment of fee within two weeks of the date of offer, failing which the offer shall stand lapsed and admission offered to the next candidate on the waiting list, without any further intimation.

Fee Structure

The following fee structure includes books, study material, formal attire and other common facilities. The first installment of the fee is due to be paid at the time of issue of allotment letter.

Installment Due date Amount (Rs)
MBA I  Year First At the time of admission 50,000
Second July 2017 1,50,000
Third October 2017 1,30,000
MBA II Year Fourth July 2018 1,65,000
Fifth October 2018 1,65,000
Total Fee 6,60,000 

Mode of Payment

All the payments have to be made on or before the date mentioned. The fee can either be paid through RTGS (Real Time Gross Settlement) or in the form of a DD / Pay Order drawn in favor of Bengaluru School of Management Studies, GITAM University” payable at Bengaluru on any scheduled Bank, should reach Director, Bengaluru School of Management Studies, GITAM University, Nagadenahalli, Doddaballapur Taluk, Bengaluru Rural District, Karnataka-562163.

RTGS: Account Details
Bank Name: Union Bank of India
In Favour: Bengaluru School of Management Studies
A/c. No.: 671102010000658
IFSC Code: UBIN0567116