Top 5 MBA(CAT) Coaching Classes in Mumbai

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MBA is one of the most sought after degrees in the market. Its not because more people are now interested in business. But instead, the trend can be attributed to the media highlights of the fat pay checks to the MBA’s. And frankly speaking, there is nothing wrong to desire for a better remuneration. Since the largest proportion of the MBA exam takers are for CAT and also majority of the institutes accept CAT for their admissions, we would be talking about the institutes mainly from the CAT perspective.
However, most of the institutes below also provide training for other MBA entrances and some provide assistance for non-MBA entrances also.
So Lets get down to list the top institutes in the city for MBA entrance coaching.

  • T.I.M.E: Triumphant Institute of Management Education Pvt Ltd(T.I.M.E) is one of the oldest MBA entrance coaching centers in the City. It was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Hyderabad. Talking about Mumbai, the institute has 14 branches, spread evenly across the city. The study materials are one of the best among the top coaching institutes here. The test series also helps students in the preparation strongly as their tests are taken by 1000’s of students and an individual’s performance in these tests in terms of percentile  provides good direction for further improvement. Their classroom programs also has different flavors to suit different needs.


          Phone: 022-26833059, 26833177
          Centres: Andheri (E), Borivali (W), Churchgate, Dadar (E), Dombivli (E), Ghatkopar (E),
          Malad (W), Mulund (W), New Panvel (E), Powai, Thane (W), Vasai (W), Vashi, 
          Vile Parle (W).

  • IMS: Perhaps, IMS is even older than TIME. Atleast this is what their official site says. It states that the institute has been founded 38 years ago in Mumbai. They also run 13 centres in the City. Their study materials are also very much reputed in the market. Being a large institute with 1000’s of students, one can take advantage of their mock tests for understanding both absolute performance and relative performance(percentile).

          Phone: 022-66170000
          Centres: Borivali, Andheri – SV Road, Powai, Bandra BKC (HO), Andheri – New Link Road,
          Bandra West, Borivali, Churchgate, Dadar, Ghatkopar, Thane, Vashi, Vasai.

  • CPLC: Chitale’s Personalized Learning Centre(CPLC) is one of the top players in the MBA entrance coaching in the city. It is not as big as T.I.M.E and IMS in terms of size and reach, but it has definitely carved a niche in the field. It has 3 centres in Mumbai and 1 in Thane for its classroom program.

          Phone: +91-22-61297700/800/900
          Centres: Borivali, Ghatkopar, Juhu, Thane.

  • Byju’s: Run by a serial CAT topper, Byju, this institute boasts of a specialized training with unconventional methods if required. Their approach and contents are very much original in a time when other institutes are following almost the same approach and content. They have two centres in the city.

          Phone: 9221107899
          Centres: Matunga, Thane.
  • CATalyst(Private Coaching): Yet another serial CAT Topper, Munira Lokhandwala, is the face behind CATalyst. CATalyst is little different from the rest of the institutes listed on the page, as it runs a private coaching and provides training to limited number of students. The institute boasts of the highest IIM converts in the country. The coaching center’s current operational status is not known and interested students may check for the same.

There are a lot of other big names in the CAT/MBA coaching industry. However, If we look specifically for those predominant in Mumbai, then we have covered pretty much the biggies.
There are some online resources which are a must during the preparations:

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