That was a good post by Nishant. Just to add my 2 cents to it.
I think IMT has become popular due to the very reason pointed above. Everyone gives CAT becus of IIMs and then when they miss IIMs they get into IMT ... People dont usually give NMAT for the 1st or 2nd attempt and give it only after 2 years of trying for IIMs. Imagine if NMIMS would have been in CAT then its admission will also have been up among 97 %ile guys.
IMT G i think is going down due to increase in number of seats ... and NMIMS will go up as they have applied for accreditations. NMIMS is growing rapidly ..whereas IMT G is at its peak .. IMT G has already become popular due to its adm through CAT. (Just my view.. cant support it with facts)
Regarding NMIMS (fin) - I was told by one of my friend in NM, that all the companies that come to SPJAIN, did come to NM also ... (except Mckinsey, but that also dint offer a very good profile) ...
If you are from IIM A, B and C- u get entry into front end roles like investment banking, equity research, private equity etc ...All the fin companies that come to institutes from IIM-ILK to NMIMS (including all XL,MDI etc) they give the same back end profile (KPO) to engineers for the start with the same salary. So its all about the companies coming or not to a college. And as someone said in orkut comm also that all good fin companies like JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, Lehman, Barclays all come to NM .. whereas you can see IMT G companies
here is the link to IMT G 2008 placements MBA Placement 2008 | IMT Ghaziabad
goelbhai 2 cents from my side too ...
1] there are many companies that come at spjain and not at NMIMS (TAS, TSMG and others) well at the same time nmims has its own advantage as far as certain companies are concerned
2] i would beg to differ on that, companies do
offer good roles to students from colleges (except A.B and C) infact placements at IIMK has been a testimonial to this fact, u can chk out the profiles offered by PWC at IIM's (KLI) viz-a-viz other colleges. Aur bhi hai ....
but now lets come to the point, i am in no way saying nmims is not a good b-school, infact i am very much satisfied after converting it. let us face the fact, comparing nm, imt-g, sibm and ximb is a never ending debate .. and as rightly pointed out by someone, only an individual who has multiple calls (from these 4 colleges) and chooses one over the other can answer it, mebbe location is one such criteria.
and finally coming to the profiles offered, every b school has its pros and cons, now its up to us .. what we can do at a particular bschool .. we as students of nmims have a responsibility to make nmims comparable to the best b scools in india and we have to do it
ps: all these are my personal views