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IIMB makes debut in FT Global MBA Ranking 2014; IIMA, ISB slip

Hyderabad: Premier B-schools Indian Institute of Management Ahmadabad (IIMA) and Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad have slipped from their current positions to lower ranks in the Financial Times (London) Global MBA Ranking-2014.For the first
India TV News Desk January 29, 2014 15:50 IST
India TV News Desk
Hyderabad: Premier B-schools Indian Institute of Management Ahmadabad (IIMA) and Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad have slipped from their current positions to lower ranks in the Financial Times (London) Global MBA Ranking-2014.

For the first time, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) has found a place on the chart at 68th position. With this, it has become third such Indian institution to have figured in top 100 management schools globally.

According to Global MBA Ranking-2014 released on Monday by FT, rankings of IIMA and ISB slipped to 30 and 36, respectively, from their last year's positions of 26 and 34 respectively.

ISB had slipped 14 points to rank 34 last year as against 20th position a year before. Similarly, IIMA had slipped 15 places at 26th rank from 11th position in 2012. In 2011, IIMA ranked 11th and ISB 13.

When contacted, a senior ISB official pointed out that ISB was the youngest institution to find a place in global MBA rankings in 2008. "Since then ISB has consistently been ranked among the best globally. Our programme continues to provide the highest quality of learning and professional opportunities to our students, which is what institutions can and must focus on.

"In the recent years, a key factor affecting Indian schools has been the weakening of the rupee and its corresponding impact on the PPP (Purchasing power parity) exchange. This has affected the weighted salary parameters which accounts for 20 per cent of the ranking criteria. It seems Indian schools have been disproportionately impacted by this, relative to schools from other countries", the official said.