Faculty of Business Administration

(Formerly known as NRBBA)


GLSU’s Faculty of Business Administration (formerly known as GLS-NRBBA), was one of the first BBA colleges affiliated to Gujarat University established in 1997, as GLS Institute of Business Administration. In 23 years of existence including a change of name in June 2000, we have always focused on being not just any undergraduate college, but an undergraduate B-school that prepares its graduates for the challenges of the corporate world, the intricacies of the entrepreneurial arena and the rigors of higher management education.

Our three-year BBA program pivots on the realization that knowledge and learning are ever evolving. This motivates us to design contemporary syllabus, which will aid our students to match upto the challenges of the real world. Innovation in teaching, research and assessment characterizes our educational philosophy. With a centrally located wi-fi enabled campus, a vibrant academic environment, infrastructure with well-equipped classrooms and computer lab, rich library, state-of-the-art auditorium, convenient canteen and ample parking facilities, we offer a conducive learning environment which aids learning beyond general expectations.

Eligibility Norms for Admission to First Year BBA

  • The applicant must have passed the Gujarat Higher Secondary Education Board (GHSEB)/Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE)/Indian Council of Secondary Examination (ICSE) or its equivalent under the 10 + 2 pattern in Commerce or Science stream, with the following subjects:
  • English and
  • Any one of the following:
    • Mathematics
    • Physics
    • Statistics
    • Business Mathematics
    • Accountancy
  • The applicant must have obtained the following minimum aggregate marks (i.e., total marks obtained divided by maximum total marks admissible, including marks of all subjects - theory and practical):
  • For open category candidates: 45%
  • For reserved category (SC/ST/SEBC) candidates: 40%

Courses Offered:

  • Full-time Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program
  • Specializations:

    Student needs in terms of career progression are vital our course and curriculum design and hence our specializations are current, industry-focussed and career-oriented. We are one of few undergraduate B-school that offers innovative specializations in the domains of

    • Banking and Financial Services Management
    • Entrepreneurship and Family Business Management
    • Human Resource Management

Key Features:

  • Infinite Learning through curricular and co-curricular cohesion
  • Impressive Programme Structure with heavy emphasis on application
  • Unique Elective Courses that are inter-disciplinary
  • Igniting Entrepreneurship through real-world exercises and extensive collaborations
  • Bringing industry to the classroom through Seminars, Webinars, Workshops
  • Internships available from First Year itself
  • 18 Student-led Activity Clubs that cater to various interests
  • Social Initiatives and collaborations for Citizenship Development
  • Learning Outcomes
Year Concepts Skills Values Communication Skills
FY Fundamentals of business management, Time management Observe and connect Respect Search and sift
SY Technological knowledge, sense of responsibility Self-management and Team work Believe Deliver output
TY Ethics in business, decision making, cross disciplinary applications. Critical and Analytical thinking Change Problem solution and defend

Fostering Entrepreneurship

FBA-NRBBA has realized the emerging need for entrepreneurs in today’s world, and therefore the institute works hard towards implanting a seed of entrepreneurship in the minds of young generation. Continuous efforts are made to make the students more aware of avenues open for them to make them self-employed. This exercise is done by organizing seminars, conferences and classroom lectures, industrial training at the institution.

FBA-NRBBA holds an institutional membership with TiE, Ahmedabad, a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship. The Dean and the faculty members are actively involved in mentoring the ventures started by past and current students.

Apart from these, the institute also has a collaboration with Wadhwani Foundation, USA which trains the students to run practice ventures.

Wadhwani Foundation:

Entrepreneurship & Family Business Management specialization is offered in collaboration with the Wadhwani Foundation based California, USA. In-house training is ably supported by expert lectures by mentors from the foundation which imparts a rich experience to young entrepreneurs in the domain of innovation.

“Watch-Think-Do-Explore -Collaborate” Pedagogy

Watch: Learning through visual medium

Think: Activity based problem identification

Do: Real Time Practice Venture

Explore: Additional Reference Reading

Collaborate: Networking For Expansion

Strategic Alliances

Some of the premier institutes of the nation and the world have entered into a strategic alliance with us to promote knowledge sharing. This industry exposure helps students to stay in touch with the recent developments of the corporate world. Certificate Courses are also offered through some of the tie-ups which adds to the educational experience.

  • Wadhwani Foundation, USA
  • British Council
  • National Stock Exchange - NSE
  • The Indus Entrepreneurs- TiE
  • Centre for Environment Education- CEE
  • Tata Consultancy Services- TCS
  • International Association of Applied Psychology
  • International Association of Innovation Professionals- IAIOP


Management education is inadequate if it dwells only on theory. Practical, hands-on experience is mandatory for any management student to succeed. As part of this vision, we have a dedicated placement cell which works from the very first semester for student development. The training and placement cell is instrumental in training students for pre-interview, during interview and post interview processes. The training sessions, delivered by industry and subject experts help students to garner golden opportunities with some of the best companies. Our tailor made program helps students secure valuable internships which leads to better placements by the end of their graduation. Internships are also promoted with the aim to ensure that all students undergo an intensive internship program during their three year course with us.

Placements and internships are targeted from within Ahmedabad and also from other cities across India. The exposure received by the students opting for placement aids them in choosing a better career path. This orientation towards career building has made us a premier choice for BBA and has been instrumental in making us the best college for BBA in Ahmedabad.

Placements 2019-20

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The esteemed organizations that have recruited our students in the past are as follows:

  • Deutsche Bank
  • Tata Consultancy Services
  • IBM
  • Audi Ahmedabad
  • Flourish Pure Foods
  • HDFC Bank
  • Kotak Mahindra Bank
  • ICICI Prudential
  • State Bank of India
  • Kids Age Pvt Ltd
  • Numero Uno Consultancy
  • MIET
  • Just Dial
  • Incept Events- Urban Flea
  • Transport Mantra Pvt Ltd
  • JinenFinCap Pvt Ltd

Industry Interaction:

Sr. no. Name of the guest speaker Affilation
1 Mr. Abhijat Joshi Renowned Screenplay writer
2 Dr. John Patterson Hariot Watt University, UK
3 Dr. Alice Clark University of California, Berkley Extension, USA
4 Mr. Gurmeet Singh Bhutani Director, Disruptive Innovations, Pepsico
5 Prof. Anil Gupta IIM, Ahmedabad
6 Prof. Asha Kaul IIM, Ahmedabad
7 Prof. Amit Karna IIM, Ahmedabad
8 Prof. U T Rao MICA, Ahmedabad
9 Prof. Amit Kumar Dwivedi EDI, Gandhinagar
10 Dr. Pankaj Bharti EDI, Gandhinagar
11 Prof. Rasananda Panda MICA, Ahmedabad
12 Dr. Margie Parikh B K School of Management, Ahmedabad
13 Mr. Achal Rangaswamy Corporate Trainer
14 Dr. Falguni Vasavada Oza MICA, Ahmedabad
15 Mr. Sameer Somal CEO, Blue Ocean Global Technology, USA
16 Mr. Sanjay Chakraborty Tritan Communications
17 Mr. Jayant Patel Meghmani Organics
18 Mr. Sunil Parekh Strategic Advisor, Zydus Group
19 Mr. Anuj Ambalal Designer, A Cube Inc.
20 Ms. Beena Handa Director, Poesis Foundation
21 Mr. Abhinay Banker Actor
22 Mr. Yogesh Gadhvi Chairman, Gujarat Rajya Sangeet Natak Academy
23 RJ Dhvanit Radio Mirchi
24 RJ Devki Red FM
25 Ms Tamara Cunningham New Jersey City University, USA
26 Prof. Uday Damodaran IIM, Udaipur
27 Dr. Rahulkumar Shukla XLRI, Jamshedpur
28 Dr. Bikramjit Rishi IMT, Ghaziabad
29 Prof. Sandip Anand XIM, Bhubaneswas


  • Second Runner Up at Renaissance 2021, organized by B.K. School of Professional and Management Studies
  • First Runner-Up Institutional Trophy at Concourse 2021, organized by Ahmedabad University
  • First Runner Up at Concourse 2021 (Quizzard), organized by Ahmedabad University
  • First Prize at Concourse 2021 (Venture Auction), organized by Ahmedabad University
  • First Runner Up at Concourse 2021 (Brandalism), organized by Ahmedabad University
  • First Prize at Concourse 2021 (Case Prowess), organized by Ahmedabad University
  • First Runner Up at Spotlight (Mimicry), organized by Faculty of Commerce (SMPIC), GLS University
  • First Prize at Spotlight (Mimicry), organized by Faculty of Commerce (SMPIC), GLS University
  • First Prize at Innovision (EcoFreako), organized by Faculty of Commerce (SMPIC), GLS University
  • Second Runner Up at Innovision (Beyond the Screen), organized by Faculty of Commerce (SMPIC), GLS University
  • First Prize at Innovision (Business Plan), organized by Faculty of Commerce (SMPIC), GLS University
  • Second Runner Up at Inter-C First Runner Up at HLCC MUN, organized by H.L College of Commerce
  • First Runner Up at HLCC MUN, organized by H.L College of Commerce


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Contact Details

N R Institute of Business Administration
Gate no. 8, SMPIC Building, GLS Campus, Ellisbridge, Ahmedabad – 380006.
Phone: 079 26430373, 9879042079, 9727758298
Fax: 079 26430373
Email: admin.nrbba@glsuniversity.ac.in
Website: http://www.nriba.in