Are you really satisfied with your Bachelor’s degree ? Does the current organization pay you enough ? I guess not. The best solution for all these mind rattling queries is to pursue a Master’s degree. But what field should one choose? That is one difficult question to answer. Each field has its own advantages and disadvantages. Presently the most booming field for Masters is the “Management” field. Pursuing an MBA(Master of Business Administration) degree seems to be a mandatory component for anyone who wants to serve in various job profiles. But pursuing an MBA degree is not enough. Companies want their employees to have a MBA degree from a reputed institute.
The top B-Schools either affiliate themselves to a common national level entrance test or take their own aptitude test to select candidates.
The various common national level tests to get into various reputed B-schools are:
- CAT (for all IIMs and 100+ more institutes across the country)
- JMAT( for IIT’s and NIT’s management programs)
- XAT (for admission to XLRIs)
- SNAP(for admission to institutes affiliated to the Symbiosis University)
and many more
Among this exams CAT is considered to be one of the most valuable and toughest examination. The reason behind this is that the place that the IIM holds among the other B-schools is simply unimaginable. Moreover most percentage of the aspirants go for CAT rather than other exams.
But cracking the CAT examination is no child play. It requires full concentration and hard work of the student. Concentration and hard work doesn’t always seem to pay off, so there are many coaching institutes for cat in Kolkata that can provide the capable aspirant the proper guidance which he/she shall need to get past the barriers of difficulty arising during the exams. But the main difficulty lies in the selection of a proper coaching institute. An aspirant must always choose a coaching institute while keeping these points in mind:
- How old is the institute?
- Is the faculty well experienced?
- Is the session’s duration and course fees are feasible for an student to attend and pay respectively?
- Is the success record of the institute well and good in the previous years?
- Is the environment sophisticated and suitable for an student?
Below given is a sorted list of CAT coaching centres in Kolkata(with necessary details) based on the above mentioned parameters.
Rank wise List of Top CAT Coaching Institutes in Kolkata are
- CAREER LAUNCHER
- IMS LEARNING CENTRE
- SACHDEVA NEW P.T. COLLEGE
- CAREER FORUM
1. ERUDITE :
When ranking comes to be within Kolkata, Erudite will definitely be ranked first among other CAT coaching centres.It was established in 1998. This institute provides dynamic classroom training, personalized counseling and state of the art e-learning modules that help students perform excellently. The management team is from the IIMs, XLRI and other top B-schools in India. The faculty group consist of professors( from IIM, IIT, XLRI and many more) who have from 5 years + to 35 years+ of experience. The study material is prepared efficiently by the experienced professionals. Over one lakh students has successfully achieved their goals with the help of Erudite.
Result: Though not being a very old institute, Erudite has been awarded the best MBA test preparation institute in Kolkata for the 4th consecutive year award. The CAT toppers from Kolkata in the years 2008(99.53% tile), 2009(99.89%tile), 2010(99.84%tile), 2011(100%tile) and in 2012(99.98) were al trained from Erudite. So, from all this we can say Erudite is the best in Kolkata.
Fee Structure: The course fee is above Rs 25000 for a course duration of 1 year.
Address: BF 206, Sector I, Salt Lake, Kolkata – 700 064
Phone: +(91)-(33) 2337 8859
2. CAREER LAUNCHER(CL) :
Established in 1994, CL has been able to spread itself throughout the country. Presently it has 225 learning centers situated over 175 locations. The work force consist of over 3000 members including teachers, trainers and academicians. Over the past seventeen years CL has enabled over 10,000 students to realize their dreams of getting admission to the IIMs – institutes of the highest order in the B-School rankings. CL has always been known for their sophisticated classrooms and great working environment. The faculty is very supportive and arranged extra sessions whenever required.
Quality of Study Material: CL’s study material is of utmost qualtiy and is really helpful for the aspirants. Many non-CL students strive to get their study material.
Results: CL has produced students who have topped the CAT exams many times in the previous years. In 2012, there were 7 100 %tilers in CAT who were trained from CL only.
Fee Structure: Course fee is approx. Rs.25000 for a course of 5-12 months.
Address: P-250B, CIT Road , Scheme VI M, Kolkata – 700 054,
Phone: +(91)-(33) 3950 7330, 2320 9390
3.TIME (Triumphant Institute of Management Education) :
Established in 1992, T.I.M.E. today operates out of 216 offices located in 110 towns and cities across the country. Over 40 IIT/IIM graduates form part of the core team at T.I.M.E. The study material is well designed and prepared by this core team. It has achieved the milestone of training nearly 11.5 lakhs student from the time of its establishment and 1.75 lakhs student in the previous year alone. Good classroom courses give a distinct advantage to students over correspondence courses. T.I.M.E. gives proper training in each every section of the CAT exam like GD’s , written ability test and interviews.
Result: When question comes to the success rates, then it will be enough to say that in the year 2012, 1670 T.I.M.E. students got admission to IIMs and 6 students got 100%tile.
Fee Structure: The course fee is Rs35000 for 12-15 months training and Rs25000 for 5-12 months training. Surely deserve to be at the third position.
Address: 11/1 Watkins Lane, Flat No. 106, Block ‘A’, Sohandeep Apartment, Howrah-711 101
Phone: +(91)-(33) 3296 8232
4. IMS Learning Center :
IMS is one of the leaders in Management Entrance training. The institute has been ranked 4th in the education sector. It has over 34 years of worth experience. It was established by a charismatic personality named Professor Rane. Presently IMS has about 90 centres and has assisted over a 50000 thousand students to make it to some of the prestigious institutes in India and abroad as well.
Quality of Study Materials: The study material provided by IMS is designed by the 100%tilers of CAT. Brilliantly trained faculty consisting of IIMs and many other prestigious B-schools’ alumnus.
Result: In CAT 2012, IMS produced 5 100%tilers and above 75 candiates were 99%tilers.
Fee Structure: Course fee is approximately Rs21000 for the same session period of 5-12 months.
Address: 2nd Floor, 190/1, Rash Behari Avenue, Kolkata – 700 029
Phone: +(91)-(33) 2465 9001, 2465 9002
5. SACHDEVA NEW P.T. COLLEGE :
This one of the oldest coaching centers in India which was established in Lahore in 1940. It is one of the largest coaching institutes located over 82 different location all across India and provides training to over one lakh candidates every year. It still carries the legacy of producing able candidates.
The strength of Sachdeva Group lies in its positive study environment, solid study material, innovative coaching techniques and competent and experienced faculty members who work hard for the success of their students. The experience this institute possess can really take students at par with other students trained from other institutes.
Fee Structure: Course fee is approximately Rs17000 for the course duration of 4 months.
Address: 11 – C Dover Lane, Kolkata – 700 029
Phone: +(91)-(33) 2463 5794, 2463 5795
6. PRIME :
This institute was established in 1992. It is mainly famous for providing coaching in Law entrance tests, but it also excels in providing CAT coaching. One of the top most institutes in Kolkata. A numerous candidates crack the examination every year with the assistance of this institution. Completely justifies its name.
Address: 4A, Elgin Road, Kolkata- 700 020
Phone: +(91)-(33) 2281 6839
7.CAREER FORUM :
More details and Performance: Yet another excellent coaching institute within the reach. Much better assistance is provided to the candidate here. It was established in 1988. It specializes in Management entrance exams. Famous in the correspondence course domain but also doing good enough in the classroom training field. Career Forum has a vast experience in testing frameworks and teaching methodologies.
Address: 33, Dr. Sundari Mohan Avenue, Kolkata – 700 014
Phone: +(91)-(33) 2284 9304
8. APEX(Academy for Professional Excellence) :
APEX has consistently been the Institution of choice for students for the last 12 years. The performance by students graduating from the Institute over the years is testimony to its commitment to quality and professional excellence.
Address: 2/1C, Townshend Road, Kolkata – 700 025
Phone: (91)-(33) 2474 4505, 2474 4506
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