MBA Rankings in India

Update on
January 9, 2021

MBA Rankings help you to decide which MBA college you should apply from the hundreds of available options. Although there are dozens of B-school rankings published in India, the Top MBA Rankings in India are 1) NIRF Ranking (released by HRD Ministry, Government of India); 2) MBAUniverse.com Ranking; 3) Business Today Ranking; and 4) Outlook Ranking. Each Ranking differs in their Research Methodology and Weightages, and hence produce slightly different results. This article has top colleges list from each of these MBA Rankings.

 

Recently released MBAUniverse.com Ranking 2021, on January 1, 2021 offers plenty of surprises and documents the changing landscape of management education and Top 100 B-schools in India. In the ranking survey, IIM Calcutta has secured the No 1 Rank, while IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Bangalore have earned number 2 and 3 positions respectively. Check all details below.

 

NIRF Ranking 2020 was released on June 11, 2020 by Minister of HRD Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’. IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore and IIM Calcutta are Top 3 B-schools in India as per NIRF Ranking 2020. In total, 75 B-schools are ranked by this ranking. Complete details are given below. 

 

Top MBA Rankings in India

Ranking Agency
Research Methodology (Facts or Perception or Both)
Key Focus/Weigthage
NIRF 2020
(Released on June 11, 2020 by Hon’ble HRD Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’)
Both with Higher weightage to Teaching & Research
Teaching, Learning & Resources, Research & Professional Practice – Max Marks/500
MBAUniverse.com Rankings 2021
(Published January 1, 2021)
Fact Based on Input-Process-Output score
Faculty, Accreditation, Academic Infrastructure, Placements- Max Marks/1000
Business Today India’s Best B-schools 2019
(Print Edition: November 3, 2019)
Both – Higher weightage to Perception
Learning & Living Experience and Future Orientation-  Max marks/1000
Outlook 2019
(Published October 4, 2019)
Both with higher weightage on Perception
Academic Excellence & Personality Development – Max Marks/1000

Published on 8.01.2021

 

MHRD-NIRF B School Ranking 2020
The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) is approved and released by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. The first NIRF Ranking was released in 2016 followed by NIRF 2017, NIRF 2018, NIRF 2019. NIRF 2020 was e-released on June 11, 2020 by Hon’ble Minister of HRD Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ through a live stream on his twitter handle. The next updated NIRF Ranking 2021 is expected in the month of April 2021 and will be published on this page when released.

 

IIM Ahmedabad has emerged as the top Management Institute in NIRF Management Ranking 2020 as against IIM Bangalore which is at Rank #2. IIM Calcutta is ranked #3. The NIRF MBA Ranking 2020 contains 100 MBA colleges, PGDM Institutes and Management departments of universities. There were 500 maximum marks awarded in NIRF Ranking 2020 on different parameters which included Teaching, Learning & Resources, Research & Professional Practice, Placements, Peer Perception among others.   

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Top Institutes in NIRF MBA College Ranking 2020
Top 20 management Institutes in MHRD NIRF MBA Ranking 2020 are:

Rank

Name

City

State

Score

1

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad

Gujarat

82.75

2

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

Bengaluru

Karnataka

81.32

3

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

Kolkata

West Bengal

80.39

4

Indian Institute of Management Lucknow

Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh

73.85

5

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Kharagpur

West Bengal

70.43

6

Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode

Kozhikode

Kerala

69.96

7

Indian Institute of Management Indore

Indore

Madhya Pradesh

69.04

8

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

New Delhi

Delhi

67.19

9

Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI)

Jamshedpur

Jharkhand

67.11

10

Management Development Institute

Gurugram

Haryana

65.95

11

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Mumbai

Maharashtra

65.76

12

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Roorkee

Uttarakhand

62.87

12

National Institute of Industrial Engineering

Mumbai

Maharashtra

62.87

14

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Chennai

Tamil Nadu

61.77

15

Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli

Tiruchirappalli

Tamil Nadu

60.79

16

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Kanpur

Uttar Pradesh

60.53

17

Indian Institute of Management Udaipur

Udaipur

Rajasthan

59.57

18

S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research

Mumbai

Maharashtra

56.93

19

Indian Institute of Management Raipur

Raipur

Chhattisgarh

56.12

20

Indian Institute of Management Ranchi

Ranchi

Jharkhand

55.97

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MBAUniverse.com B School Rankings 2021
Designed exclusively for MBA Aspirants, the 11th edition of MBAUniverse.com Rankings 2021, regarded as one of India’s most credible B-school Ranking, was released on January 1, 2021. The ranking is based on 360-degree assessment that fairly balances the three pillars of a B-school: Input (Class Mix), Processes (Academics, Research, International Accreditations & Physical Infrastructure) and Outcomes (Placements).

 

IIM Calcutta is ranked No 1 B-school in India. IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Bangalore are ranked No 2 & 3 respectively. Inspite of stiff competition from IIMs, Top PGDM B-schools SPJIMR, XLRI, MDI and NMIMS have steadfastly held on to their leadership.  Below are shared the top B-schools in MBAUniverse.com Ranking 2021

B-school
Rank
Score
(Total 1000
)
1
962
2
958
3
952
4
915
5
892
6
846
7
837
8
812
9
773
10
749
11
733
12
717
13
661
14
653
15
648
16
634
17
623
18
605
19
598
20
581
21
568
22
543
23
525
24
515
25
510
26
503
27
496
28
488
29
482
30
474

Source: MBAUniverse.com Ranking 2021

 

Check complete Ranking of all B-schools

 

MHRD-NIRF B School Ranking 2019
The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) is approved and released by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. The first NIRF Ranking was released in 2016 followed by NIRF 2017, NIRF 2018 and NIRF 2019 was released on April 8, 2019 by Hon’ble President of India Ram Nath Kovind. This in fact is the last year’s ranking, the next updated NIRF Ranking 2020 is expected in the month of April 2020 and will be published on this page when released.

 

IIM Bangalore was awarded #1 Rank in the NIRF MBA Ranking 2019 and replaced IIM Ahmedabad which was ranked #1 in last two NIRF Rankings. The NIRF MBA Ranking 2019 contained 100 MBA colleges, PGDM Institutes and Management departments of universities.

 

There were 500 maximum marks awarded in NIRF Ranking 2019 on different parameters which included Teaching, Learning & Resources, Research & Professional Practice, Placements, Peer Perception among others.

 

Top Institutes in NIRF MBA College Ranking 2019
Top 20 management Institutes in MHRD NIRF MBA Ranking 2019 are:

Rank

Name

City

State

Score

1

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

Bengaluru

Karnataka

81.34

2

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad

Gujarat

80.61

3

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

Kolkata

West Bengal

79.05

4

Indian Institute of Management Lucknow

Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh

67.29

5

Indian Institute of Management Indore

Indore

Madhya Pradesh

67.01

6

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Kharagpur

West Bengal

66.64

7

Xavier Labour Relations Institute

Jamshedpur

Jharkhand

65.33

8

Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode

Kozhikode

Kerala

64.82

9

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

New Delhi

Delhi

62.89

10

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Mumbai

Maharashtra

62.74

11

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Roorkee

Uttarakhand

62.11

12

Management Development Institute

Gurugram

Haryana

61.89

13

Indian Institute of Management Udaipur

Udaipur

Rajasthan

60.79

14

Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli

Tiruchirappalli

Tamil Nadu

59.15

15

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Chennai

Tamil Nadu

58.40

16

S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research

Mumbai

Maharashtra

55.67

17

National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli

Tiruchirappalli

Tamil Nadu

55.57

18

Great Lakes Institute of Management

Chennai

Tamil Nadu

55.09

19

Indian Institute of Management Raipur

Raipur

Chhattisgarh

53.86

20

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management

Pune

Maharashtra

53.56

20

SVKM`s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies

Mumbai

Maharashtra

53.56

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Business Today India’s Best B-schools 2020    
Business Today magazine published its annual India’s Best B-school Ranking 2020 in the issue dated November 1. Top five B-schools are IIMA, IIMC, IIMB, SPJIMR and XLRI.  Survey was conducted by research agency MDRA.  The Ranking weightages are partly fact based and partly opinion based. Total marks that a B-school could score in this Ranking are 1000.  List of Top 20 B-schools as per BT Rankings is as below  

INSTITUTE

Ranked

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

1

Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta

2

Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore

3

S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai

4

XLRI - Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur

5

Indian Institute of Management, Indore

6

Management Development Institute, Gurugram

7

Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode

8

Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, Delhi

9

SVKM's NMIMS, School of Business Management, Mumbai

10

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi

11

National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai

12

Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad

13

International Management Institute, New Delhi

14

Department of Management Studies, IIT Delhi

15

Indian Institute of Management, Shillong

16

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune

17

Indian Institute of Management, Tiruchirappalli

18

Symbiosis Centre for Mgmt. & Human Resource Development, Pune

19

Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai

20

Outlook MBA Rankings 2020
Outlook-ICARE India MBA Rankings 2020 survey was released on October 4, 2019. The rankings have been analysed and produced by the Indian Centre for Academic Rankings and Excellence (ICARE), a government-approved academic audit and ratings agency. 150 top MBA colleges in India are included in Outlook MBA India Rankings 2020.

 

The ranking methodology and parameters are based on Faculty-Student Ratio (FSR), Research Productivity and Quality, Faculty with PhD, Faculty Experience (Teaching/Corporate), Gender Diversity, Regional Diversity, Median Salary and Employability.  The Rankings are assigned based on the scores obtained on each parameter and overall score obtained out of 100.

 

The Outlook MBA Rankings 2020 have separately categorized the institutes into public and private management institutes and have diversified them into Institutes of National Importance;  University Constituent Colleges; Affiliated Colleges; Standalone Institutions and the  North, South, East, West and Central Zone institutes.

 

MBAUniverse.com Research and Analysis team has merged both public and private MBA institutes based on their scores awarded by ICAR-Outlook MBA India Rankings 2020 and share below the top 25 ranked B-schools 

Overall Rank

INSTITUTION

OVERALL SCORE

1

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

91.77

2

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

91.2

3

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta

89.85

4

Indian Institute of Management Indore

88.25

5

Indian Institute of Management Lucknow

87.96

6

XLRI Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur

87.16

7

Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode

85.86

8

S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai

81.01

9

Management Development Institute, Gurgaon

79.24

10

Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli

78.53

11

Indian Institute of Management Udaipur

77.16

12

SVKM`s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai

76.64

13

Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai

75.45

14

Indian Institute of Management Raipur

74.14

15

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune

73.74

16

T. A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal

71.67

17

ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, Hyderabad

71.15

18

Indian Institute of Management Shillong

70.76

19

International Management Institute, New Delhi

70.4

20

Indian Institute of Management Rohtak, Rohtak

69.32

21

Birla Institute of Technology and Science,Pilani

69.1

22

Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, Delhi

68.29

23

Indian Institute of Management Kashipur

67.72

24

Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies,Mumbai

67.31

25

Indian Institute of Management, Ranchi

67.31

Source: Outlook MBA India Ranking 2020

 

India Today B-School Ranking 2019
Here is the list of 20 Best Business Schools in India as per India Today B-School Ranking: 

Rank 2019

Institute

1

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

2

Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta

3

XLRI Jamshedpur: Xavier School of Management

4

S P Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR) , Mumbai

5

Indian Institute of Management, Indore

6

Management Development Institute, Gurgaon (MDI Gurgaon)

7

Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode

8

Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), University of Delhi, Delhi

9

SVKM`S Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai

10

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi

11

National Institute of Industrial Engineering, (NITIE) Mumbai

12

Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad

13

International Management Institute (IMI), New Delhi

14

Indian Institute of Management, Shillong

15

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management(SIBM), Pune

16

Indian Institute of Management, Tiruchirappalli

17

Department of Management Studies (IIT DELHI), New Delhi

18

Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai

19

T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal

20

Xavier Institute Of Management (XIMB) Xavier University, Bhubaneswar