1. Introduction:
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, popularly called JBIMS is one of the premier b-schools in India  founded 45 years ago in Mumbai. It is considered to be unique in management education as it is firmly rooted in the local soil and capable of articulating the Indian ethos. It is ranked in the league of premier management institutes such as the Indian Institute of Management (IIMs), Xavier Labour Relation Institute (XLRI) and Faculty Of Management Studies (FMS).

Its flagship MBA program, by name Master of Management Studies-MMS which has an intake of 120 students is considered to be one of the best courses in the country. Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Maharashtra takes care of the selection process. Entrance exam for JBIMS is CAT and CET.

JBIMS is a state government college which enjoyes reduced fees for the students (6 lacs for 2 years) hence should follow all admission process rules by mumbai university. Citing this logical reasoning DTE has scrapped JBIMS admission process.

2. JBIMS Admission Process: Selection criteria
JBIMS is now all based on cutoffs in CET and other exams. See the cutoffs for JBIMS for various categories.

There is no gdpi at JBIMS ie direct admission through CAP rounds centralised for all colleges. This is relief for many students who were not happy with the institute’s earlier admission criteria (After going autonomous, the institute had filled their seats on the basis of CET scores and GD/PI last to last year). However, last year with a new law in place in the state, every private and unaided institute offering professional courses will be governed by the centralized policy.

“All institutions, except deemed-to-be universities, have to follow the eligibility criteria as prescribed in the new law introduced last year. No institute can follow their own rules” said DTE joint director Dayanand Meshram last year. The Act, Maharashtra Unaided Private Professional Educational Institutions (Regulation of admission and fees), came into force from May 2015. According to the law, admissions to professional courses will be done through a CET followed by a CAP round.

In contrast to the trend of premier IIMs giving more weightage to components other than the entrance test (CAT), DTE scrapped the GD/PI process a few years ago after many institutes were not able to fill their seats. Under the new process, the state is yet to finalize the details, but officials claim that seats reserved for state students will be filled on the basis of CET scores alone. The all-India seats are scrapped ie no seats in JBIMS will be filled using CAT, CMAT, MAT, XAT scores. As JBIMS is one of the most sought-after institutes in the state, Only CET scores are accepted now.

3. CET Cutoffs for JBIMS:
JBIMS is now all based on cutoffs in CET and other exams. See the cutoffs for JBIMS for various categories.

4. Seats Allocation :

JBIMS Admission is tough…
yes….
But You need only 1 seat not 120… let remaining seats be taken by anyone.. 😉

5.Why JBIMS?
All said and done, here are a few things that you should be looking for in JBIMS.
(1) The brand name. It is 40 years old.
(2) Strong alumni base. It has a strong alumni base with prominent personalities like Chanda Kochhar, Mani Ratnam graduating from this place and it is popularly called “CEOs Factory” .
(3) ROI : The tuition fee in JBIMS is Rs.1Lakh per annum. The hostel fee is also very less when compared to other b-schools. On the other hand, JBIMS has enjoyed great placement seasons in the past. Hence, its ROI stands as one of the assets to it.
(4) Place advantage : It is strategically located in Mumbai, the industrial capital of India. So, one can expect a plethora of industry opportunities and interactions.
(5) Last but not the least, JBIMS is equipped with great infrastructure and experienced faculty.

So, put your CAT worries aside, open your CET books and start preparing for CET. JBIMS is calling you.


JAMNALAL BAJAJ INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES Churchgate, Mumbai-400020.

Eligibility
 Passed with minimum of 50% marks in aggregate* or equivalent CGPA (45% in case of candidates of backward class categories and Persons with Disability belonging Maharashtra State only) in any Bachelor’s degree 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 of minimum three years duration in any discipline recognised by the Association of Indian Universities, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.
OR
 Appeared** for the final year examination of any Bachelor’s degree to be 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 of minimum three years duration in any discipline recognised by the Association of Indian Universities, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. Such candidates can be considered for provisional admission subject to passing the Degree exam with minimum of 50% marks in aggregate* or equivalent CGPA (45% in case of candidates of backward class categories and persons with disability belonging to Maharashtra state only).
 Qualifying exams: CAT 2016 / MH-CET 2017, GMAT taken on or after Jan 2013 (for foreign nationals and NRIs only)

*Aggregate marks means the grand total of marks obtained by the candidate in subjects based on which the class declaration is made in the particular University from which the candidate is passing the qualifying examination. The percentage of marks obtained by the candidate in the bachelor’s degree would be calculated based on the practice followed by the university/ institution from where the candidate has obtained the degree. In case the candidates are awarded grades/CGPA instead of the marks, the conversion of grades/CGPA to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure certified by the university/institution from where the candidate has obtained the degree. In case the university/ institution does not have any scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the result with 100. In case the percentage of marks in aggregate comes in fraction then percentage of marks in aggregate shall be rounded up e.g. 44.50- 44.99% shall be rounded to 45% and 44.01- 44.49% shall be rounded to 44%marks.

**Candidates appeared for final year examination fulfilling the remaining eligibility criteria will be offered provisional admission subject to the condition that they will pass the examination with the required percentage
of marks on or before 25th September 2017. If the candidate is failed and applied for revaluation of the result in such cases the admission to such candidate will be given on provisional basis subject to the condition that
he/she will pass the examination with the required percentage of marks on or before 25th September 2017. Undertaking from such candidates shall be taken for forfeiting the right of admission and fees paid in case of not securing required percentage of marks in qualifying examination. In case, the candidate fails to produce the results of the final year examination on or before 25th September 2017, then admission offered to such
candidate automatically cancelled and the fees (tuition, development and other fees) paid by the candidate of the academic year will be forfeited.

How to apply
 Online registrations dates will be announced on the website shortly.
 The online application form will be available on our official website (www.jbims.edu).
 All applications must be submitted online.
 An application processing fee will be levied at the time of submission of the online application.

Category applied for Application fee
General, J&K migrants, NRIs, PIOs, Foreign nationals, Children of Indian Workers in Gulf Countries INR 1500/-
Backward classes [SC,ST, VJ/DT, NT(B), NT(C), NT(D), OBC, SBC] and Physically Handicapped – belonging to Maharashtra State only INR 1000/

 

Earlier Process (2016) Selection criteria GDPI Cutoffs
JBIMS gives more weightage to profile than just cutoffs. The table belows shows the cutoffs for JBIMS for all categories.

Category CAT cutoff MHCET cutoff
General 95 95.37
Reserved 75 90
Ph 75 85
PIO 85 85

Section wise weightage

Jbims weightage cutoffs
Now that we know the break up, let me explain the technicalities involved in the above table.

Weightage Out of 100
CAT CET Scores 36.0%
PAR Xth Xth 9.0%
Extra currics/ Workex 12.0%
Diversity 3.0%
Group Activity 8.0%
Personal Interview 24.0%
WAT 8.0%

36% of the total weightage is given to the written exam ie students below 99%ile very hard to convert
Only 40% weightage is given to the GD-interview stage with main being Personal Interview.
Very less importance is given to academic performance and work ex.