Which are India’s Top B-schools? MBAUniverse.com Rankings 2018-19 reveals the true picture

MBAUniverse.com Rankings 2018-19
Friday, January 04 2019, 01:24 PM
Just a day before IIMs will release CAT 2018 Results, the 9th edition of MBAUniverse.com Rankings 2018-19 is out now. And there are plenty of surprises and lessons! Conducted in guidance of Ranking Advisor Dr KRS Murthy, Former Director, IIM Bangalore, this Ranking designed exclusively for MBA Aspirants. So check out India’ Best B-schools now.

The 9th edition of MBAUniverse.com Rankings 2018-19, regarded as one of India’s most credible B-school Ranking, is out now. And there are plenty of surprises and lessons! While, IIM Ahmedabad is expectedly ranked the No 1 B-school in India, the Ranking notes the rapid rise of new IIMs who have significantly improved their rankings. At the same time, inspite of stiff competition, elite private B-schools like XLRI, SPJIMR, MDI & NMIMS have held on to their leadership.

Conducted in guidance of Ranking Advisor Dr KRS Murthy, Former Director, IIM Bangalore, this Ranking is based only on ‘Objective Data’ and no ‘Perception Survey’ is used. Designed exclusively for MBA Aspirants, ranking is based on 360-degree assessment that fairly balances the three pillars of a B-school: Input (peers), Processes (academics & research) and Outcomes (placements). More 100 B-schools participated in the ranking, while only 80 top B-schools are ranked. 

Key Highlights of MBAUniverse.com Ranking 2018-19 are:

  • IIM Ahmedabad is a clear No 1 B-school in India. Also, there is a big difference between scores for No 1 and No 2 i.e. IIM Lucknow. Citing recent internal changes, IIM Calcutta didn’t participate in this year’s rankings.
  • Inspite of stiff competition from top IIMs, FMS, elite private B-schools like XLRI, SPJIMR, MDI & NMIMS have held on to their leadership. Their investments in innovations and differentiation are yielding results.
  • SPJIMR Mumbai has moved up a notch to be ranked at No 4 and ahead of MDI Gurgaon for the first time in our rankings.
  • IIM Indore has significantly improved their ranking from last year - from 8 to 5, thus breaking into Top 5 B-schools league.  
  • New IIMs like IIM Trichy, IIM Shillong, IIM Rohtak and IIM Kashipur have all shown significant all-round improvements. After 7-8 years of hard work to establish, their Placements have improved very significantly, and attracting good faculty.
  • Within just 8 years of its launch, IIM Trichy has stormed into Top 10 Rankings! This is a record of sort.
  • FMS and IIT B-schools also continue to improve their rankings on our charts.
  • Established B-schools like IMT Ghaziabad, IMI New Delhi, XIM Bhubaneshwar, TAPMI have more or less managed to hold on to their rankings. However, they should be watchful of IIMs and IITs as student preference swings very fast.
  • Majority of Non-IIM B-schools in Top 30 list are PGDM B-schools. GIM, BIMTECH, KJ Somaiya, Welingkar, IRMA and many others continue to consolidate their positions

Top 10 B-schools in India by MBAUniverse.com Rankings 2018-19

Institute
Rank
Total Score (1000)
Last Year's Rank (2017-18)
Change in Ranking (+/-)
1
943
1
No Change
2
873
4
2
3
836
3
No Change
4
831
5
1
5
827
8
3
6
774
6
No Change
7
701
11
4
8
694
10
2
9
652
16
7
10
649
18
8

View complete ranking on this link.

Rankings Methodology: How the rankings & scores were calculated
Since 2010, MBAUniverse.com conducts its annual MBAUniverse.com B-school Ranking which is recognized as one of India’s most credible MBA Ranking and used by 150,000+ MBA aspirants for their MBA Admission decision. As a trend setter, this ranking has always used only hard-facts and objective-data for rankings. No perception surveys or qualitative assessments, which often lacks credibility and transparency, have been used. Complete scores for Input, Process and Outcome parameters are disclosed. For comparative analysis, corresponding data for last year is also published. 

MBAUniverse.com Rankings USPs are:

  • Rigour & Expertise: Rankings conducted under guidance of eminent Advisors/Body. Dr KRS Murthy, Former Director, IIM Bangalore is our honorary Ranking Advisor for this ranking. Past Advisors include former IIM Ahmedabad Director, IIM Calcutta Director & ISB Dean.
  • Credibility & Transparency: With a track record of 9 years, this Ranking uses only objective Data-driven Methodology. No ‘perception survey’ used to skew rankings. No direct/indirect commercials ever sought for this ranking or participation.
  • Width & Coverage: Wide participation of IIMs, IITs & all Top B-schools like XLRI, SPJIMR, MDI…makes for a good comparison and analysis.
  • Balancing Academics/Research with Placements: Ranking based on 360-degree assessment of Input, Processes and Output of a B-school.
  • Exclusively for MBA Aspirants: Rankings designed exclusively for MBA Aspirant’s needs and requirements.
  • Trend setter: This ranking has been a trend-setter. First major ranking in India to rank only on hard-facts and objective-data. Many rankings have modified their approaches to align.  

Read complete Research Methodology note.

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