India’s Top 50 B Schools Ranking 2019


“India’s future is strongly integrated with the future of the Next Generation Managers”

-Pranab Mukherjee, Hon. Former President of India

With the economy and business environment going through a major transition and posing challenges for young Indians to equip themselves for a new era, the importance of an astute B-School institute cannot be stressed enough. The particular institute that you select is not just your alma mater, but also your partner and guide that will help you realize your path towards your Everest!

The four major forces that are driving the future of business schools globally are skill-based careers, technological advancements, demographics, and environmental sustainability concerns. As a result, the world today demands sensitized and responsible managers with the right attitude and aspirations so as to contribute to a sustainable business development. Textbook knowledge just doesn’t cut it anymore; multidisciplinary skills and an understanding of business at local are global level are very important components that the global market looks for.

India is known for its affinity for churning out management professionals by the thousands, and has therefore been a playground for scores of institutions claiming to provide the best of the management education. For any B-school to impart meaningful business education, the quality of faculty members is paramount. Moreover, the faculty body with all its qualification needs to connect with the industry. The faculty members should partake in research activities that are valued by companies, as well as the practicing managers. This will help them to impart quality education, than borrowing information such as case studies from international B-schools, which may not be relevant to the Indian context. Moreover, the quality and quantity of the curriculum should also be discussed with paramount importance. Most text books that impart management education are childish and not up to the international standards. We have previously made it known to our readers the alarming rate of unemployability among young managers, and factors such as those discussed above do not help the situation.

We believe that the mark of any successful B-school lies in the quality of values it delivers to the rest of the world. An ideal institute should provide an environment that is conducive to learning, where students can get ample opportunities to learn, experiment, and apply the knowledge and skills that will help them explore their career in Management and Entrepreneurship.

We at the Academic Insights have decided to be the foghorn for all the stakeholders in the business education, as we bring to you the ‘Top B-Schools of India’. Our panel of HR managers, industry experts, and editorial team has laboriously sifted through various names to bring you the cream le cream of the management education industry. We have short-listed a set of B-schools that have set a league of its own in terms of research prowess, competent faculty, infrastructure excellence, innovative pedagogy, and international collaboration.

We hope our efforts will help students, parents, and the various stake holders to make an informed decision. We also hope that the B-schools that we have showcased in this issue will serve as a model for the remaining institutions to follow as an inspiration to work towards.

Here is the ranking of Top Business Schools of India

India’s Top 50 B Schools Survey 2019 (Apart from IIM’s)    
1 Management Development Institute Gurugram 951.25
2 XLRI – Xavier School of Management Jamshedpur 950
3 S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research Mumbai 948.75
4 FMS, University of Delhi New Delhi 948.5
5 NITIE Mumbai 939.54
6 Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) New Delhi 938.84
7 NMIMS Mumbai 938.5
8 Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad 937.65
9 Great Lakes Institute Of Management  Chennai 935.44
10 Jamnalal Bajaj Inst. of Mgmt. Studies Mumbai 935.12
11 T.A. Pai Management Institute Manipal 934.45
12 Institute of Rural Management Anand Anand 934.12
13 Loyola Inst. of Business Administration Chennai 931.25
14 Symbiosis Inst. of Business Management Pune 930.45
15 K. J. Somaiya Inst. of Mgmt. Studies and Research Mumbai 930.12
16 Goa Institute of Management Goa 925.12
17 Prin. L.N. Welingkar Inst. of Mgmt. Development & Research Mumbai 925.11
18 SIES College of Management Studies Navi Mumbai 920
19 Xavier Inst. of Mgmt. and Entrepreneurship Bengaluru 919.66
20 Institute of Public Enterprise Hyderabad 919.45
21 Bharati Vidyapeeth University Inst. of Mgmt Pune 918.25
22 Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow 915.22
23 Chitkara Business School Chandigarh 915.12
24 Institute of Rural Management Jaipur 915.05
25 Rajagiri Centre For Business Studies Kochi 880.12
26 Kirloskar Institute of Advance Management Studies Harihar 876.88
27 Institute of Management-Christ University Bengaluru 876.81
28 VIT Business School Vellore 876.56
29 TKM Institute of Management Kollam 870
30 Kohinoor Business School Mumbai 820.5
31 School of Mgmt. Studies, MNNIT Allahabad 819.45
32 School of Petroleum Management Gujarat 819.22
33 Lala Lajpatrai Institute of Management Mumbai 811
34 Aurora’s Business School Hyderabad 798.22
35 Department of Financial Studies New Delhi 798.12
36 Thiagarajar School of Management Madurai 797
37 Justice K S Hegde Inst. of Mgmt. Nitte 796.25
38 NSHM Knowledge Campus Durgapur 685.12
39 School of Mgmt., Pondicherry University Pondicherry 681.65
40 KIIT School of Management Bhubaneswar 681.12
41 Dept. of Business Mgmt, University of Calcutta Calcutta 681.11
42 Faculty of Management Studies, BHU Varanasi 680
43 DC School of Management & Tech. Idukki 631.6
44 Balaji Institute of International Business Pune 626.55
45 Kirloskar Inst. of Advanced Mgmt. Studies Harihar 626.11
46 School of Mgmt., Centurion University of Tech. & Mgmt. Gajapati 625
47 School of Mgmt. Sciences, Tezpur University Tezpur 584.12
48 Dhruva College Of Management Hyderabad 581.33
49 Baba Farid College of Management & Technology Bathinda 579.12
50 BITM Dept. of MBA Ballari 550.45