NIRF MBA Rankings 2020 Released: IIM Ahmedabad Ranked #1, IIM Bangalore at #2

Update on
June 15, 2020

NIRF Management Ranking 2020 has been e-released on June 11, 2020 at 12 Noon by Hon’ble Minister of HRD Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’.  This year about 3800 institutes applied for the rankings registering a 20 percent increase over last year. For the first time ranking of Dental institutes has been done. NIRF India Rankings 2020 have been released for all streams including management institutes.  There are ten categories of Ranking including NIRF Management Ranking for B-schools this year.   

 

IIM Ahmedabad has emerged as the top Management Institute in NIRF Management Ranking 2020 as against IIM Bangalore which is at Rank #2. Last year IIM Bangalore occupied Rank-1 in NIRF MBA Ranking leaving behind other top IIMs like IIM Ahmedabad and Calcutta. Other categories in which institutes are ranked, include Overall, universities, engineering, colleges, pharmacy, medical, architecture, law and Dental.  The virtual release of NIRF India Rankings 2020 has been done as earlier the process was postponed in April by Ministry of HRD, Government of India due to the Corona Virus pandemic. 

 

Conducted and prepared by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) Ranking releases a list of top institutes, universities, in each category. The rankings used to be announced by the President of India till last year.  

 

The NIRF MBA Ranking 2020 have been announced after assessing the Indian higher educational institutes on various parameters like teaching, learning and resources, research and professional practices, graduation outcomes, outreach and inclusivity, and perception.

 

NIRF Management Ranking 2020: 5th Edition
NIRF Management Ranking 2020 is the 5th edition of MHRD NIRF Rankings. The first NIRF MBA Ranking was released on April 4, 2016 and since then the MHRD NIRF Ranking is released annually in the month of April till 2019. Nine categories for which MHRD NIRF Rankings are released, include Overall, Universities, Engineering Institutes, Colleges, Management, Pharmacy, Law Institutes, Architecture and Medical colleges. Backed by Government, and frequently cited by IITs, IIMs and other top universities in their publicity material, NIRF has become the best regarded and most credible ranking in India.

 

NIRF Rankings 2020
The registration for the NIRF Rankings 2020 closed on September 18, 2019. MHRD completed data analysis and cross-verification. NIRF Rankings 2020 were delayed as MHRD had postponed its announcement till further notice due to corona virus pandemic. Earlier the Ranking was expected to be released in April 2020. NIRF Management Rankings 2020 were eagerly awaited as it could decide whether IIM Bangalore continued as No 1 B-school, or IIM Ahmedabad reclaims the title? This year as is well known IIM Ahmedabad has scored more than IIM Bangalore and has occupied Rank# 1. 

 

Comparison of 2019 Vs 2020 NIRF Rankings

  • Top IIMs viz. IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta and Lucknow retain their top 4 ranking places
  • NITIE Mumbai has jumped upwards by 17 places from 29 last year to 12 in 2020
  • IIM Ranchi has moved up by 10 places from 28 last year to 18 in 2020
  • XIMB Bhubaneswar has moved up by 13 places in 2020 from 44 last year to 31 in 2020
  • BIMTECH Greater Noida has moved up by 10 places from 57 last year to 47 in 2020
  • IMT Nagpur has moved up by 10 places from 70 last year to 60 in 2020
  • TAPMI Manipal has moved up by 6 places from 33 last year to 27 in 2020
  • IRMA Anand has lost 21 places this year and is placed at 72 position in 2020 as against 51 in 2019
  • NIT Tiruchippalli has gone down by 18 places from 17 to 35

Comparison of 2019 Vs 2020 NIRF Management Rankings

Sr No
B-school   
Ranking 2020
Ranking 2019
Ranking Gain/Loss
1
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
1
2
+1
2
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
2
1
-1
3
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
3
3
0
4
Indian Institute of Management Lucknow
4
4
0
5
VGSoM Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
5
6
+1
6
Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode
6
8
+2
7
Indian Institute of Management Indore
7
5
-2
8
Department of Management Studies Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
8
9
+1
9
Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur
9
7
-2
10
Management Development Institute, Gurgaon
10
12
+2
11
SJMSoM Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
11
10
-1
12
Deptt of Management, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
12
11
-1
12
National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai
12
29
+17
14
DoMS Indian Institute of Technology Madras
14
15
+1
15
Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli
15
14
-1
16
IME Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
16
22
+6
17
Indian Institute of Management Udaipur
17
13
-4
18
S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai
18
16
-2
19
Indian Institute of Management Raipur
19
19
0
20
Indian Institute of Management Ranchi
20
28
+8
21
Indian Institute of Management Rohtak
21
23
+2
22
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune
22
20
-2
23
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai
23
18
-5
24
SVKM`s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai
24
20
-4
25
ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, Hyderabad
25
26
+1
26
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi
26
31
+5
27
T. A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal
27
33
+6
28
International Management Institute, New Delhi
28
27
-1
29
Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad
29
32
+3
30
Indian Institute of Management, Shillong
30
24
-6
31
Xavier Institute of Management (XIMB), Bhubaneswar
31
44
+13
32
Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar
32
30
-2
33
Indian Institute of Management Kashipur
33
25
-8
34
Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
34
34
0
35
National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli
35
17
-18
36
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
36
39
+3
37
Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad
37
41
+4
37
BML Munjal University, Gurgaon
37
Not Ranked
-- 
39
Alliance University, Bangalore
39
42
+3
40
Indian Institute of Management Nagpur
40
NA
 
41
Amity University Noida
41
49
+8
42
Panjab University, Chandigarh
42
48
+6
43
FORE School of Management, New Delhi
43
38
-5
44
Nirma University, Ahmedabad
44
40
-4
45
Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
45
59
+14
46
PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore
46
37
-9
47
Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida (Delhi NCR)
47
57
+10
48
Goa Institute of Management, Goa
48
50
+2
49
Lovely Professional University, Phagwara
49
52
+3
50
Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai
50
36
-14
51
Chandigarh University, Mohali
51
64
+13
52
International Management Institute Kolkata
52
45
-7
53
Institute for Financial Management and Research, Sri City Chittoor
53
47
-6
54
Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala
54
45
-9
55
Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore
55
46
-9
56
K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai
56
54
-2
57
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi
57
62
+5
58
Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi
58
61
+3
59
Anna University, Chennai
59
43
-16
60
Institute of Management Technology Nagpur
60
70
+10
61
Institute of Management Technology Hyderabad
61
67
+6
62
Indian Institute of Forest Management Bhopal
62
60
-2
63
International Management Institute Bhubaneswar
63
NA
-- 
63
Bharati Vidyapeeth's Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship Development, Pune
63
NA
--
65
IIHMR UNIVERSITY, Jaipur
65
72
+7
66
University of Petroleum and Energy Studies Dehradun
66
56
-10
67
Jagan Institute of Management Studies Delhi
67
69
+2
68
Principal L N Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Mumbai
68
NA
 
69
Jaipuria Institute of Management Noida
69
63
-6
70
Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation University, Vaddeswaram
70
58
-12
71
Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum
71
NA
 
72
Institute of Rural Management Anand
72
51
-21
73
Jaipuria Institute of Management Lucknow
73
68
-5
74
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University Gandhinagar
74
NA
 
75
Chitkara University, Rajpura
75
75
0

Although NIRF Ranking Management is again dominated by IIMs, the PGDM colleges like XLRI Jamshedpur, SPJIMR Mumbai, MDI Gurgaon, IIT Kharagpur have also been awarded high ranking positions as compared to many IIMs.

 

NIRF Ranking 2020: Parameters & Methodology
The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) has been approved by the MHRD. This is the 5th year of MHRD NIRF ranking.

 

Following parameters have been used in MHRD NIRF Ranking 2020:

Parameter
Sub Parameter
Weightage (Marks Awarded out of 500)
Teaching, Learning & Resources
Student Strength including doctoral students; Faculty-Student Ratio; Combined Metric for Faculty with PhD & Experience; Total Budget & its utilization
100 Marks
Research & Professional Practice
Metric for Publications; Quality of Publications; IPR & Patents; Projects & Professional Practice & Executive Development Programmes
100 Marks
Graduation Outcomes
Placement percentage, Higher studies, Enttrepreneurship; Metric for University exam; Median Salary; Graduating students admitted to top universities; Number of PhD students graduated
100 Marks
Outreach and Inclusivity
Percentage of students from other states/countries (Regional diversity; Percentage of women; Economically & Socially challenged students; facilities for physically challenged students
100 Marks
Perception
Peer Perception – Employers & research Investors; Peer Perception –Academics; Public Perception; Competitiveness
100 Marks
Total Maximum Marks
-
500

The Ranking methodology draws from the overall recommendations broad understanding arrived at by a Core Committee set up by MHRD, to identify the broad parameters for ranking various universities and institutions. The parameters with above weightage broadly cover “Teaching, Learning and Resources,” “Research and Professional Practices,” “Graduation Outcomes,” “Outreach and Inclusivity,” and “Perception”.

 

MHRD NIRF Ranking Management: Top B-schools in Last Four Years
MHRD NIRF Rankings have witnessed many B-schools going up and down with their ranking positions during last four years. Apart from IIM Ahmedabad reclaiming its 1st position from IIM Bangalore, IIM Indore has slided to 7th position this year from 5th last year giving way to IIT Kharagpur. IIM Tiruchirappalli and IIM Udaipur have gone down to 15th and 17th position in NIRF Ranking 2020 from 14th and 13th positions respectively last year. In the NIRF Management Ranking 2020, all the top 4 positions have gone to IIMs. Following are the top 4 management institutes as per NIRF B school Rankings during last 4 years:

B-School
NIRF Ranking 2020
NIRF Ranking 2019
NIRF Ranking 2018
NIRF Ranking 2017
IIM Ahmedabad
#1
#2
#1
#1
IIM Bangalore
#2
#1
#2
#2
IIM Calcutta
#3
#3
#3
#3
IIM  Lucknow
#4
#4
#4
#4


MBA/PGDM Admissions Open 2021 | Apply Now!
IMI New Delhi, PGDM Admissions 2021 Open IMT Common Admissions 2021 Open
NMAT by GMAC 2020 Registration Open NMIMS Applications Open for MBA-PGDM Programs
Great Lakes, PGPM & PGDM Admissions Open 2021 IBSAT 2020 Registration Open

Image