IIM-A, IIM-B Slip In QS Global MBA Rankings; 12 Indian Institutes Feature In List


Bhubaneswar: India’s premier management institutes have slipped in the Quacquarelli Symonds, QS Global MBA rankings for 2021. The list features 12 Indian institutes for their masters programme.

Rankings of both Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM A) and Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM B) have dropped, with IIM-A just about managing to remain in the top 50.

While IIM-A is down from No. 40 to 50th position, IIM-B has also slipped 10 places — from 44th to 54th.

Other institutes from India that made it to the world’s top 200 B-schools include IIM Calcutta, IIM Lucknow, Indian School of Business, and SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (Mumbai).

IIM-C made a jump from the 101-110 slot to 79th place.

“The main concern would be that Indian schools as a collective have slipped. I will plan to discuss this with my fellow directors,” said IIM-B Director Prof. Rishikesha T Krishnan.

On the positive side, four new institutes have made an entry to the list. In all, there are 12 Indian Masters programmes feature in the series of QS business masters rankings — up from last year’s eight.

IIM Lucknow, IIM Kozhikode, Great Lakes Institute of Management Chennai and IFIM Business School are the new entrants.

QS business masters ranking is based on employability, entrepreneurship & alumni outcomes, return on investment, thought leadership & class, and faculty diversity.

Stanford Graduate School of Business continues to lead the global list, followed by the Wharton School, MIT Sloan School of Management, and Harvard Business School.

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