Amrita Business School – Coimbatore and Bangalore

Led by Dr. Gurumurthy Kalyanaram (G.K. Kalyanaram), a graduate of MIT Sloan School of Management and a well-recognized scholar and consultant, Amrita School of Business combines rigor and relevance in research and teaching. As graduates of Indian Institutes of Management, and prestigious Indian and US Universities including MIT, University of California at Berkeley, Cornell University, The University of Texas, faculty of Amrita School of Business is highly credentialed and one of the best in the country. The students at Amrita Business School are engaged, entrepreneurial, diverse, curious, energetic, diverse, and purposeful.

Our mission is to educate young minds in the contemporary management thought and practice to develop ethical, wholesome and productive contributors to economy and society, and contribute to discipline-based and practice-oriented knowledge.

Amrita Business School is a member of the prestigious business professional accreditation body, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), situated in United States of America, and is engaged in the accreditation process.

The MBA program in Bengaluru offers a joint degree in MS (Information Technology) from State University of New York at Buffalo besides MBA from AMRITA.

Located in Amritapuri, Bengaluru, Coimbatore and Kochi, Amrita School of Business was started in 1996, and is ranked 13th among the top private B-Schools in India (Open-Cfore Survey, September 2009). We are offering specializations in : Marketing, Systems, Operations, HR and Finance with the option for dual specialization. We are planning to introduce specializations in Healthcare, Financial Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship.

Highly-credentialed Faculty, and Value-Added Learning

The School has one of the best full-time faculty profiles in private B-schools in the country. Berkeley, Cornell, City University of Hong Kong, IIMs, IITs, IRMA, JNU, Kellogg, MIT Sloan School of Management, The University of Texas-Austin, XLRI, the ASB faculty are truly unique with the world class backgrounds they bring with them. Along with rich subject knowledge, the experience that they have had in a wide spectrum of organizations like Alfa-Laval, Assam Oil, BHEL, ESAB, HCL Tech, KITCO, Philips, Ponds, Price Waterhouse, SAIL, UNDP, etc. Most of our full-time faculty members are PhD qualified, while others are currently pursuing their doctorates.

Many of the electives offered reflect the concern of the school with values and ethics and also equip students to deal with the globalized business world. These electives include Innovation, Introduction to Mathematical Finance, Management Beyond Profit, Microfinance, Management of Self for Success and Happiness and courses in Business Across Cultures, International Finance and International Human Resource Management.

ASB has exceptional infrastructure. ASB students have a dedicated business library with an extensive collection of books (over 23,000) and journals. Databases such as EBSCO, Capitaline, IBID, are easily accessible to all students.

Engaged and Entrepreneurial Students

The student body is nationally representative and around forty percent of the students come from outside the four southern states. ASB students elect a student council each year. This council organizes events and helps to run the different student forums in systems, marketing, finance, HR and operations. Student committees play an active role in admissions and placements. ASB has achieved 100% placement the last many years. Student organize both intra-college competitions each year and an intercollegiate national B-fest Pragati each year. ASB students have participated and won several prizes in B-school competitions across India.


ASB is now admitting its 16th batch of MBA students (2011-2013). The admissions process is rigorous and is based on standardized test scores, personal interview, oral presentations, a written skills test and work experience with interviews held at eleven locations across India Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow and Mumbai. Candidates who are short-listed based on their CAT or MAT or GMAT scores will be called for a personal interview at the various selection centers specified in the application form. Interviews are likely to be held in the third week of March and results would be posted on the website soon afterwards.

The number of seats available for the fully residential 2-year MBA Program starting in June 2011 is 300 (120 seats in Coimbatore, and 60seats each in Amritapuri, Bengaluru, and Kochi).

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