Business School of the Year 2020

Initially a value is created within the ecosystem, and then that value is shared with our ecosystem partners, mentors, investors and startups”, stated Dr Madhu Chitkara, the Pro Chancellor of the Chitkara University, talking to us about how the whole functioning of Chitkara b-school and how the system is new, when compared to other competing b-schools and institutes. Enunciating the passion Chitkara b-school has towards giving back to society – trained and able managers of tomorrow, Dr Madhu clearly gave us an inside view of how a today’s b-school operates in the pursuit of bettering tomorrow’s of many business management aspirants.

Also, considering the lack of employability factor in today’s professionals of India, b-schools have involved themselves on a relentless quest to serve society, one student at a time. Validating this point and proving to the world that, today’s b-school education has indeed progressed towards better, one of the very renowned personalities in the field of management education – Mr Pankaj Saran, who also happens to be the President of EMPI Business School stated – “Giving confidence boosts in the form of soft-skills training, personality-development programs and, so on, the students grow intellectually each day at our b-school”. India being the 3rd largest ecosystem of higher education in the world, students look forward to starting their educational careers, preferably in the field of business management, as we all know, the need of the hour are expert generalists, and not specialists.

One more important factor which is being addressed by top b-schools of our country is the ability of maintaining an environment of complete inclusivity, irrespective of the socio-economic backgrounds the student’s come from. Illustrating this point and talking about how SRM College of Management has succeeded in this very endeavour, Dr V M Ponniah, the current Dean at the college of management, quoted – “One would experience top of the world living and learning experience at SRMCOM”. Playing a vital role in serving the country’s economy and serving society, b-schools and institutes are promoting a content-rich pedagogy and curriculum on their respective campus, quiet literally addressing this issue of industry-ready teaching and learning.

Consequently, knowing that nothing in the field of education and academics is static and needs to altered, based on the scenarios and circumstances, Dr Biplab Kumar Biswal, the director of Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies, stated – “Empanelled with top corporates of India, our students find the transition phase from being students to tomorrow’s leaders quite easy”. With the help of the statement Dr Biplab showed us how important industry connect is for a b-school of today and what role do industry experts and alumni play in helping b-schools stay well-in sync with the market demands and trends.

All in all, having read and witnessed top academicians cum educational-leaders give their tit-bits about how today’s b-school functions, we at Academic Insights would like to be called the voice of today’s students. Curating the best list of top b-schools, who have excelled on factors such as the immense online support provided to students during the pandemic, infrastructural amenities, emphasis on innovation and research, and placements, based on the reports of the year 2020. We have laid prime focus on such exemplary learning hotspots and help them showcase their true passion for imparting quality education and learning to all, by featuring them in a title called – Business School of the Year – 2020.

 In this edition, each featured business school has been carefully chosen by our panel of experts who have put explicit stress on selecting only the best and second to none b-schools of the country. Also, we ardently believe that going through the business schools and institutes we have featured here, will help students find their true calling and, in turn, achieve a productive and blissful future. Whether they envision starting their own entrepreneurial journey or get a foot into the professional life, the schools and colleges that have been listed here promise to provide everything a budding management aspirant of today demands.