Masters of Business Administration

Our MBA program educational objectives (PEOs) enable the graduates to understand global business and management practices; develop a ‘do it better than before’ mindset; find solutions for social and organizational issues in sustainable and entrepreneurial ways.

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Eligibility criteria for mba (Full Time)

  1. Graduate Degree in any discipline with 50% aggregate marks or equivalent CGPA or corresponding grade secured from a recognized University/Institute.


    Post Graduate degree in any discipline with 50% marks aggregate marks or equivalent CGPA or corresponding grade from a recognized University/Institute.


    A graduate degree with a pass in all parts/sections of the Intermediate examination of CA/ ICWA/ ACS.


    Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply. However, it may be noted that such candidates, if selected, will be allowed to join the program provisionally only if they submit a certificate from the Principal/Registrar of their University/Institution (issued on or before June 30, 2024) stating that they have completed all the requirements for obtaining the Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date of issue of the certificate.
    Candidates having extraordinary managerial/leadership potential demonstrated through at least one year of experience are exempt from having 50% marks in their graduation/post-graduation.
    The minimum percentage required is 45% in the case of candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), and Persons with Disability (PwD) categories.
  2. Candidate must have valid CAT/ NMAT/ XAT/ CMAT/ MAT/ GMAT/ GRE/ SNAP or TMAT (Thapar Management Aptitude Test) scores.
  3. The students applying for MBA-BABD program must at least have 60% marks or equivalent CGPA or corresponding grade in Mathematics in Class 12th or higher education.

Admission process for mba (Full Time)

Candidates need to apply online for MBA admission. The online application form is available at: Admissions 2024

Admission to the MBA & MBA – Business Analytics & Big Data programs at LM Thapar School of Management is highly competitive and is based on a comprehensive assessment of the intent and ability of the applicant to pursue a formal learning program in management.

Candidates will be shortlisted based on the details furnished in the application form and will be invited for further assessment and interview, as per the following:

A. Professional Readiness:
It comprises two parts:

  1. Video Statement of Purpose – A short video (not exceeding 03 minutes, preferably MP4 format), submitted before the interview, describing the following points:
    a. Your motivation to pursue an MBA
    b. What is unique about you as a person?
    c. Your dream for New India
  2. Interview – An interaction with the admissions panel, where the applicant is assessed for the overall fit based on parameters like motivation to pursue an MBA, willingness to learn, task orientation, temperament suitable for teamwork, initiative, energy, capacity for hard work, sense of social cause, and empathy.

B. Academic Readiness:
It is measured based on the applicant’s performance in CAT/XAT/ NMAT/ GRE/ GMAT/ CMAT/ MAT/ SNAP.
Applicants who have not taken any of the tests mentioned above will be required to take the Thapar Management Aptitude Test (TMAT) on the day of the interview. Applicants may choose to write the TMAT even if they have written the CAT/XAT/ NMAT/ GRE/ GMAT/ CMAT/ MAT/ SNAP. Sample paper for the Thapar Management Aptitude Test (TMAT)

Note: Scores in various tests are scaled and normalized for a fair comparison.

C. Academic History:
It comprises three parts:

  1. Class 10th Performance
  2. Class 12th Performance
  3. Graduation Performance (Penultimate Year)


  1. The weights given to the components A, B and C are 45%, 40% and 15% respectively. Diversity factor is advertently considered in the component A.
  2. Final merit is prepared based on the Net Score, calculated using the following formula:  
    Net Score = (0.45*A) + (0.4*B) + (0.15*C)

    A, B, and C are the applicant’s scores in Professional Readiness, Academic Readiness, and Academic History, respectively.

Please note: The process is subject to revision at the discretion of the Director & Dean, LMTSM.


Financial assistance for mba (Full Time)


The fee for the MBA and MBA (Business Analytics and Big Data) program is payable in 4 instalments in 4 semesters. The details of the Fees can be viewed at: MBA Fee Structure

  Emerging Leader Scholarships

Financial support in the form of scholarships is extended by our school. We award a number of scholarships on our MBA / MBA (BABD) program to applicants who have achieved excellence in their prior academic studies. A key consideration in our selection of Scholarship awards will therefore be the degree to which we believe the candidate will make a significant contribution to the quality of the Thapar’s MBA programme.

There are 75 Merit scholarships available under this category.
Below is the description of various scholarships

Scholarship type
No. of scholarships available
for Candidates Applying through NMAT by GMAC scores
for Candidates Applying through other test scores
50% tuition fee waiver
30% tuition fee waiver
20% tuition fee waiver

The scholarship would be awarded on the basis of your ranking in the admission evaluation process.

For further details on Scholarships please go through the admission brochure or write to us at

Important dates for MBA (Full Time)

We urge applicants to apply at the earliest for consideration of their candidature.

Important dates for the MBA 2024-26 admission process are as follows:

Components Phase 3
Last date for application form Friday, 3rd May 2024
Short-listing of Candidates Monday, 6th May 2024
Last date to Submit the Video Resumes Thursday, 9th May 2024
Online TMAT Wednesday, 8th May 2024
Interview Process Dera Bassi: 11th May 2024
Jalandhar: 18th May 2024
Intimation to Selected Candidates Tuesday, 21st May 2024
Final Counselling & Fee Deposit Monday, 27th May 2024
Start of Academic Session Monday, 22nd July 2024

*Applicants may write the TMAT (Thapar Management Aptitude Test) even if they have written the CAT/ XAT/ NMAT/ GRE/ GMAT/ CMAT/ MAT/ SNAP to improve their overall score.

Please Note:

Candidates are advised to visit for further information.

Please email admissions team at Or call +91-828-802-6127, +91-828-802-6129, +91-828-802-6130, 1800 202 4100 for any questions.

The new session commences 22nd July 2024.

Above mentioned dates are subject to change with prior notice.

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