The 10 Best Business Schools in India


India has thousands of institutes that offer management degrees. Few among this bunch offer quality faculty, and are worth your money.

Given that a lot of schools make tall claims, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to make the right decision about what is a 'top B-School'.

You need information on several parameters before you can come to a conclusion about the right MBA School. Here is a list of India's top B-Schools that will help you make the right decision this admission season.

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA)

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Indian Institute of Management Ahemedabad has consistently been ranked as the number one management school in the country year after year in the last several years.

IIMA stands at 56 among the top 100 international B-schools in the world that offer full time MBA. It’s two-year post graduate programme in management (PGP) is among the top ten programmes in the category of Masters Programmes in Management that do not require work experience as pre-requisite for admission.

Its one-year post graduate programme in management for executives (PGPX) is also among the top MBA programmes globally.

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC)

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The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) was established as the first national institute for Post-Graduate studies and Research in Management by the Government of India in November 1961 in collaboration with Alfred P. Sloan School of Management (MIT), the Government of West Bengal, The Ford Foundation and Indian industry.

Over the years, IIMC has grown into a mature institution with global reputation, imparting high quality management education. Its well known for placing students in consulting and finance roles.

XLRI Xavier Institute of Management, Jamshedpur

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XLRI – Xavier School of Management is a management school based in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. Established in 1949 as the Xavier Labor Relations Institute, XLRI is acknowledged as India’s oldest business management school.

The Jesuit managed school’s main programs include a full-time 2-year post graduate program in Business Management, Personnel Management & Industrial Relations (re-christened as Human Resources Management in 2011) and Global MBA, 15 months full-time General Management program (PGDM-GM), doctoral fellow programs (FPM) and many executive education programs.

Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi

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Faculty of Management Studies (aka FMS Delhi), established in 1954 under the University of Delhi. It offers management education to the professional managers as part-time and full-time MBA programmes. It is one of the oldest business schools in India which started offering a Full Time MBA programme.

FMS is known for its academic programmes, training programmes, research and consultancy, but its primary aim is long-term academic programme leading to a Degree Certification.

Currently, FMS conducts the following long-term programmes:

· MBA (Full Time)
· MBA(Executive)
· MBA(Executive)Health Care Administration
· Doctoral Programmes
· Bachelor of Management Studies

In addition to all these programmes, FMS also regularly conducts Management Development Programmes.

Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK)

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The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode is one of the 13 Indian Institutes of Management set up by the Government of India. The Institute, founded in 1996 in collaboration with the State Government of Kerala, was the 5th IIM to be established.

IIMK offers following academic programs:

· Post Graduate Programme in Management
· Fellow Programme in Management
· Executive Post Graduate Programme
· Social Development Initiatives
· International Exchange

Indian Institute of Management Indore (IIMI)

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The Indian Institute of Management Indore is an autonomous public business school located in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. IIM Indore is the sixth of the prestigious Indian Institute of Management (IIM) chain of management schools.

IIMI offers following academic programs:

· Integrated Programme in Management (IPM)
· Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)
· Executive Post-Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP)
· Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPMX)
· Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)

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

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S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) is a part of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. It is recognized as one of the premier business schools of India. The Institute grew rapidly in eminence from one of the three B-schools in Mumbai in 1981 to one of the top ten B-schools in the country by 1994-1995.

S.P. Jain offers following academic programs:

· Post Graduate Diploma in Management
· Post Graduate Programme in Management
· Executive Management Programme
· Family Managed Business programme

Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon

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Management Development Institute (MDI) is one of the premier business schools in India. It was established in 1973 and is located in Gurgaon, a commercial hub near New Delhi, India.

MDI offers following academic programs:

· Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM)
· Post Graduate Programme – Human Resource Management (PGP-HRM)
· Post Graduate Programme in International Management (PGPIM)
· National Management Programme (NMP)
· Post Graduate Diploma in Public Policy and Management
· Fellow Programme in Management
· Executive Fellow Programme in Management
· Part Time Post Graduate Programme in Management (PT-PGPM)

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi

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The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) is an autonomous public business school established in 1963 by the Government of India to help professionalize the country’s foreign trade management and increase exports.

Its flagship program is the Master of Business Administration in International Business (MBA-IB). It is the only institute among the top-10 business schools of India that offers this program.

Apart from the MBA(IB) Course, IIFT provides various Management Development Programs, Executive Programs and Certificate Programs catering to the requirements of aspiring International Business executives and mid-career professionals alike.

International Management Institute (IMI), New Delhi

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International Management Institute, New Delhi, popularly known as IMI New Delhi is a Private Business School located in New Delhi, India. Established in the year 1981, IMI New Delhi was India’s first corporate sponsored business school.

IMI offers following academic programs:

· Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM)
· Post-Graduate Diploma in Management – Human Resources (PGDHRM)
· Post Graduate Diploma in Management – Banking and Financial Services (PGDM – B&FS)
· Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Management (EXPGDM)
· Fellow Program in Management (FPM)

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