Admissions 2021-2023 to Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in Banaras Hindu University

Banaras Hindu University is inviting applications from eligible candidates for admission to both the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Business Administration – International Business (M.B.A. – I.B.) programs for the session of 2021 - 2023. This page is a treasure to those searching for info on said admission. Go through the below details and apply online accordingly.

Being set up in the year 1960 by Pt. Madan Mohan Malaviya, Banaras Hindu University is presently established as an internationally reputed temple of learning. The institute is located in the city of Varanasi, India. The University is looking for applications for admissions to the following courses:

  • Master of Business Administration - (MBA)
  • Master of Business Administration – International Business (MBA - IB)

Course details with seats

The Institute of Management Studies, Banaras Hindu University offers following four-semester Post-Graduate Management courses in Business Administration of two-year duration for the academic session of 2021-2023:
  • Master of Business Administration - (MBA): The total number of seats for this course is 59. However, the course is specialized for the following:
    • Marketing
    • Operations management
    • Information Technology
  • Master of Business Administration – International Business (MBA - IB): The total number of seats for this course is also 59. However, the course is specialized for the following:
    • Marketing
    • Human Resource Management
    • Finance
    • Operations Management
    • Information Technology
    • Global Business Operations

Note: Point to be noted that there shall be at least 5 students in each elective group. Above seats are reserved at a percentage of fifteen, seven and a half, five, twenty- seven and ten of the total intake for the candidates belong to SC, ST, PC, NC-OBC and EWS categories respectively. 15% of total intake will also be reserved for admission underpaid seat scheme which will be done after completion of admissions in a regular seat.

Eligibility criteria

Candidates must have the following qualification to apply for any of Master of Business Administration - (MBA) and Master of Business Administration – International Business (MBA - IB):
  • Candidates should be a graduate with 10+2+3 standard from any AIU/AICTE recognized Indian university or institution
  • Aspirants must have a degree in either Agriculture or Technology or Medicine or Education or Law from any AIU/AICTE recognized Indian university or institution
  • Applicants must be a Post-graduate degree holder in any discipline from any AIU/AICTE recognized Indian university or institution

At the above qualifying examinations, candidates must have at least 50% marks in the aggregate which is relaxed up to 45% for the SC/ST candidates. Point to be noted that the above admission will be made through CAT as such eligibility criteria as defined under CAT shall also be applicable here. In case, candidates are appearing in the qualifying exam, should produce a certificate issued by the Head of the institution from where (s)he will pursue the qualifying exam to be concluded on or before 30th June of the year of admission. However, the mark sheet of the qualifying exam should be submitted by 5th October of the year of admission in case a provisional admission is offered.

Fee structure

Interested candidates selected for the admission should pay Rs. 47,682/- and Rs. 46,982/- during the first and third semester respectively. And during the second and fourth semester, Rs. 2125/- should be deposited. A hostel fee of approx Rs. 6700/- excluding mess charges per annum should be paid. All the fees must be paid in either cash or card transfer at the fee counter.

Candidates willing to admit under 'Paid Seats Scheme' should pay a demand draft of Rs. 1,50,000/- drawn in favour of the Registrar, Banaras Hindu University, payable at Varanasi during the provisional admission against which the admit card will be issued. Another demand draft of Rs. 1,50,000/- drawn in favour of the Registrar, Banaras Hindu University, payable at Varanasi should be deposited before the commencement of the third semester otherwise students will not be registered in the next semester.

Admission process

Admission to both the MBA and MBA-IB courses will be done based on the combined merit of the following:
  1. Academic records: It has 20% weightage out of 100% combined merit score. Applicants must fill-up the marks obtained by them in aggregate as mentioned in the final semester mark-sheet.
  2. CAT score conducted by IIM: Candidates willing to take admission must have appeared in the Common Admission Test (CAT) conducted by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) for the corresponding year. 50% weightage will be provided to the CAT score during the calculation of combined merit
  3. Group discussion & interview: Shortlisted candidates based on the score of CAT 2020 will be invited for GD and interview with a 30% weightage. It will be conducted by the Institute of Management Studies, BHU on the institute campus.
  4. Admission counselling: In order of their combined merit score in above, candidates will be invited for counselling for provisional admission.

How to apply online

Interested and eligible candidates are allowed to apply only through the University Online Admission Portal at Applicants should have a valid email id and mobile number, preferably the same as used during registration of CAT 2020, for online registration for the MBA course 2021 of Benaras Hindu University. Application fee of Rs. 2000/- which is Rs. 1000/- only for the candidates belong under SC/ST category must be paid online as per the guideline furnished in the admission portal.

Required documents

The following documents must be produced by the candidates getting shortlisted for the group discussion and personal interview:
  • Self-attested photocopy of Aadhaar Card / PAN as proof of photo identity
  • Copy of CAT 2020 scorecard with self-attestation
  • Self-attested copies of mark sheets of class X, XII and each year of the qualifying examination
  • Appearing certificate issued by the Head of the Institution for the candidate appearing in the qualifying examination
  • Self attested copy of caste certificate if applicable
  • Self-attested income certificate for EWS candidates
  • Self attested copy of disability certificate if applicable
  • As a processing fee of GD-PI, a Demand Draft of Rs. 2000/- or equal amount as mentioned in GD-PI call letter drawn in favor of the Registrar, Banaras Hindu University payable at Varanasi

Important dates to remember

Online portal for the submission of online applications for 2021-23 batch of BHU MBA & MBA IB programs will remain active till the midnight of 3rd January 2021.

Contact details

The Director,
Institute of Management Studies
Banaras Hindu University
Varanasi – 221005
Telefax: 91 542 2369332

Special disclaimer: All the viewers of this page are requested to read all the information furnished in the original admission guidelines before submission of application.

Article by Chaitali Ray Chaudhuri (Datta)
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