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January 1, 2022

Regarded as one of India’s most credible B-school Rankings, the 12th edition of MBAUniverse.com Ranking 2022 has been released on January 1, 2022. This prestigious ranking documents the changing landscape of management education and offers plenty of surprises. In a significant result from the survey, IIM Bangalore has secured the No 1 Rank for the first time, while IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Calcutta are ranked at #2 and #3 positions respectively. The Ranking underscores the rapid rise of new IIMs into the top league table even as top private B-schools like SPJIMR, MDI and NMIMS have steadfastly held on, despite rising competition.

 

Before we come to Top 10 and Top 20 B-schools featured in this Rankings, it’s important to note the survey methodology that will explain the rankings. Since 2010, MBAUniverse.com Ranking has championed the use of only ‘Objective Data’, without any ‘Perception Survey’ data to ensure transparency. Designed exclusively for MBA aspirants, this Ranking is based on 360-degree assessment that balances the three pillars of a B-school: Input (student quality & diversity), Processes (faculty, academics, research, and international accreditation) and Outcomes (placements, startups). More than 200 B-schools participated in this ranking. Read more.

 

Key Highlights of MBAUniverse.com Ranking 2022:

  • IIM Bangalore is the new No 1 B-school in India. As our survey notes, IIM Bangalore is leading from the front when it comes to research and thought-leadership, even at the matches its elder siblings on Placements and other Parameters.
  • IIM Ahmedabad at #2 Rank and IIM Calcutta at #3 Rank are amongst Top 3 B-schools in India.
  • Despite stiff competition from IIMs, top private B-schools like SPJIMR, MDI and NMIMS Mumbai have held on to their leadership by successfully differentiating their programs.
  • New IIMs particularly IIM Udaipur and IIM Trichy have shown significant all-round improvements. It is highly creditable that within a decade of their establishment, they are ranked amongst Top 20 B-schools in India.
  • Inspite of tough competition from new IIMs and IITs, top PGDM B-schools like IMT Ghaziabad, IMI New Delhi, TAPMI have earned presence in coveted Top 20 Ranks.
  • Other public institutions IIFT Delhi and IIT B-schools also continue to get high rankings on MBAUniverse.com ranking. Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, IIT Bombay has gained entry into the coveted Top 20 league table in this ranking and DMS at IIT Delhi is not too far behind.
  • Private University based B-schools like NMIMS Mumbai, XIM Bhubaneshwar, SCMHRD Pune, KJ Somaiya Mumbai have demonstrated that business education can thrive in University setup too. However, a lot more needs to be done by 500+ Private Universities to improve their MBA outcomes.
  • Many of Non-IIM B-schools in the coveted Top 35 list are PGDM B-schools including GIM, IRMA, Welingkar, BIMTECH, LBSIM, LIBA and a few others.
  • New IIMs are fast breaking into the top league. IIM Nagpur, IIM Amritsar, IIM Sambalpur and IIM Amritsar - are part of the Top 35 B-schools in India, according to MBAUniverse.com 2022 Ranking.

Top 10 B-schools in India by MBAUniverse.com Ranking 2021
Here is the list of the most coveted Top 10 B-schools in India! While there isn’t much that separates the top three IIMs, IIM Bangalore has managed to edge past its elder siblings. Couple of factors explain this. IIM Bangalore is leading from the front when it comes to research and thought-leadership. For instance, amongst all IIMs, IIM Bangalore had maximum No. of Ph.D Students graduating in 2019-20. Today, it has larger faculty pool compared to IIMA and IIMC. IIM Bangalore Placements are comparable to IIMA and IIMC.As per MBAUniverse.com Ranking 2022, SPJIMR Mumbai is the highest ranked non-IIM B-school in India. With very strong showing in Placements, and recent emphasis on Research, SPJIMR Mumbai has moved ahead of MDI Gurgaon and other non-IIM B-schools. IIFT continues to attract the best and the brightest students, ensure decent academics and strong placements. Is IIFT expanding too fast with multiple campuses in India, only time will tell…

 

So, here are the Top 10 B-schools in India.

B-School
Rank 2022
Score (Total 1000)
Admission Status
Indian Institute of Management Bengaluru
1
963
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
2
950
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
3
914
Indian Institute of Management Lucknow
4
898
Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode
5
885
SPJIMR Mumbai
6
786
Indian Institute of Management Indore
7
735
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade New Delhi
8
685
Management Development Institute Gurgaon
9
675
NMIMS School of Business Management Mumbai
10
662

Source: MBAUniverse.com Ranking 2022

 

Top 11-20 B-schools in India by MBAUniverse.com Ranking 2021
Joining the elite list of Top 20 B-schools in India are a mix of PGDM B-schools and New IIMs that were set up just a decade back. Top PGDM B-schools like IMT Ghaziabad, IMI New Delhi, TAPMI managed to hold on to their presence in this elite Top 20 list. They are of course facing tough challenge from younger IIMs and IIT B-schools. As many as six IIMs are part of the elite list of Top 11-20 B-schools in India. IIM Shillong is facing a stiff competition from younger siblings - IIM Udaipur and IIM Trichy. With moderate fee and high placements yielding to high ROI, IIT B-schools are slowly making their mark on the top league. Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, IIT Bombay has gained entry into the coveted Top 20 league table in this ranking. Ranked #24, DMS at IIT Delhi is not too far behind. However, IIT B-schools need to do a lot more on student diversity area.

B-School
Rank 2022
Score (Total 1000)
Admission Status
Indian Institute of Management Udaipur
11
660
Indian Institute of Management Shillong
12
659
Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli
13
630
Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad
14
583
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Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
15
575
Indian Institute of Management Ranchi
16
568
Indian Institute of Management Raipur
17
568
Indian Institute of Management Rohtak
18
567
International Management Institute New Delhi
19
538
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T A Pai Management Institute Manipal
20
527
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Source: MBAUniverse.com Ranking 2022

 

Top 21-35 B-schools in India by MBAUniverse.com Rankings 2022
The next set of the B-schools, ranked No 21-35, are institutions with strong pedigree and consistent improvements. PGDM B-schools including XIMB, GIM, IRMA, Welingkar, BIMTECH, LBSIM dominate this cluster. They continue to work on all aspects of education value delivery to sustain their position in the top league table. They are however going to face stiff challenge from new IIMs like IIM Nagpur, IIM Amritsar and many others who are knocking hard on their doors! SCMHRD Pune and KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Mumbai are two B-schools that represent private universities in this group. Newly launched MDI Murshidabad has made its debut on this ranking at #34.

B-School
Rank 2022
Score (Total 1000)
Action Status
Indian Institute of Management Kashipur
21
523
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Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar
22
522
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Symbiosis Centre For Management And Human Resource Development - SCMHRD Pune
23
521
Depatment of Management Studies IIT Delhi
24
514
Goa Institute of Management
25
511
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K J Somaiya Institute of Management
26
501
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Welingkar Mumbai
27
447
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Indian Institute of Management Nagpur
28
444
Indian Institute of Management Sambalpur
29
440
Institute of Rural Management Anand
30
438
Birla Institute of Management Technology Greater Noida
31
426
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Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management Delhi
32
423
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Indian Institute of Management Amritsar
33
417
Management Development Institute Murshidabad
34
415
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School of Management, KIIT Deemed to be University
35
411
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Source: MBAUniverse.com Ranking 2022

 

Top 36-50 B-schools in India by MBAUniverse.com Ranking 2021
Given that there are more than 3000 management programs in India, getting into the Top 50 Rank is a big achievement by any yardstick. Top 35-50 B-schools represent the Top 2% B-schools in India. SIBM Bangalore, KIIT SOM and IFMR GSB represent quality private university B-schools. SDMIMD Mysore has managed to break into top 40 league by taking many strategic initiatives that has improved its academic processes.

B-School
Rank 2022
Score (Total 1000)
Action Status
Institute of Management Technology Nagpur
36
408
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Symbiosis Institute of Business Management Bangalore
37
406
Loyola Institute of Business Administration Chennai
38
404
Balaji Institute of International Business (BIIB) Pune
39
403
SDMIMD Mysore
40
390
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SIES college of management studies and SIES school of business studies
41
390
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International Management Institute, Kolkata
42
388
Rajagiri Centre For Business Studies
43
380
IFMR Graduate School of Business, Krea University
44
376
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Jaipuria Institute of Management Lucknow
45
373
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Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management Nashik
46
368
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Jaipuria Institute of Management Noida
47
365
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Institute of Management Technology Hyderabad
48
364
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Institute of Public Enterprise Hyderabad
49
363
ITM Business School Navi Mumbai
50
360

Source: MBAUniverse.com Ranking 2022

 

MBAUniverse.com Rankings 2022: Complete List of Top B-schools in India

B-school
Rank
Score (Total 1000)
1
963
2
950
3
914
4
898
5
885
6
786
7
735
8
685
9
675
10
662
11
660
12
659
13
630
14
583
15
575
16
568
17
568
18
567
19
538
20
527
21
523
22
522
23
521
24
514
25
511
26
501
27
447
28
444
29
440
30
438
31
426
32
423
33
417
34
415
35
411
36
408
37
406
38
404
39
403
40
390
41
390
42
388
43
380
44
376
45
373
46
368
47
365
48
364
49
363
50
360
51
359
52
351
53
350
54
349
55
342
56
337
57
331
58
330
59
330
60
328
61
322
62
318
63
316
64
310
65
308
66
306
67
305
68
302
69
301
BVIMR New Delhi
70
300
71
298
72
298
73
298
74
297
75
294
76
293
77
293
Sasmira’s Institute Of Management Studies Mumbai
78
287
Vivekanand Education Society’s Institute Of Management Studies And Research Mumbai
79
281
Sasmira’s Business School Mumbai
80
278
81
278
Prestige Institute of Management, Gwalior
82
277
83
272
84
269
85
264
86
259
87
253
88
244
89
244
90
234
91
229
92
220
93
213
ITM University Raipur Chhattisgarh
94
206


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Top International Accreditation Strengthen Processes, Expand Global Reach
In line with growing importance of global accreditation, a definitive weightage was given to Top 3 International Accreditations i.e. AACSB, EFMD’s EQUIS and AMBA. Read more. No other International Accreditation agency was given any weightage. Survey notes that growing number of Indian B-schools featured in this ranking have earned these prestigious accreditations. See list below:

 

Three Triple Crown B-schools in India

 
Accredited by:
B-school
AACSB
EQUIS
AMBA
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
Yes
Yes
Yes
Indian Institute of Management Indore
Yes
Yes
Yes
Indian School of Business - ISB Hyderabad
Yes
Yes
Yes

Seven Double Crown B-schools in India

 
Accredited by
College Name
AACSB
EQUIS
AMBA
Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode
 
Yes
Yes
Indian Institute of Management Lucknow
Yes
 
Yes
Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI) Jamshedpur
Yes
 
Yes
Management Development Institute Gurgaon
Yes
 
Yes
S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research - SPJIMR Mumbai
Yes
 
Yes
SVKM`s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies - NMIMS Mumbai
Yes
 
Yes
T. A. Pai Management Institute Manipal
Yes
 
Yes

As on date of publishing this report, India has 17 ACCSB accredited B-schools and 5 ACCSB accredited B-schools. Before we close, here is a look at Ranking Methodology.

 

MBAUniverse.com Rankings 2022 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. MBAUniverse.com Ranking USPs are:

  • One of India’s most credible & ‘toughest’ Ranking: All top B-schools including IIMs, IIT- DOMs, PGDM B-schools and Private Universities are ranked in this highly competitive Ranking. Since all major B-schools are ranked, a genuine comparison of all B-schools is possible.
  • Quantitative Analysis, no role for ‘Perceptions’: Ever since the start, this Ranking is based purely on Quantitative Data without any weightage for ‘Perceptions’, making it a truly objective Ranking. Many other rankings have followed MBAUniverse.com ranking in this regard.
  • Holistic Assessment Framework: Since its inception, this Ranking uses a holistic assessments framework that measures the triad of ‘Input’, ‘Process’, and ‘Outcome’ of a management school. Methodology is benchmarked to top Rankings like NIRF in India, and Financial Times internationally.
  • Widest reach: This ranking reaches to 10,000+ Educators, Corporate Leaders & Influencers who use this for evaluations and benchmarking. Ranking reaches 150,000+ MBA aspirants and helps them apply to best-fit B-schools.

Ranking Methodology: Clusters & Weightage
Based on Factor Analysis, following weightages have been assigned to each of the three clusters.

Clusters/Factors
Key Criteria/Variables
Weightage (%)
Input
Student Quality & Diversity
26
Process
Faculty, Academics, Research, International Accreditation, COVID 19 ‘Teaching-Learning with Technology’ Initiatives
39
Outcome
Placements & Start-Ups
35

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