Top Business Schools In India
The last decade has seen exponential growth in the economy as well as in the field of technology. This has brought about a major change in the education systems and the number of students opting for a post graduate degree in business management. There are hundreds of business schools in India that offer quality education and provide state-of-the-art technology for enhancing the quality of education. Some of them are listed below.
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM A)
This institute is regarded to be the best business school in India and offers four programs in Management. The Post Graduate Program which is equivalent to MBA, the Fellowship Program in Management which is equivalent to a PHD. Other programs include faculty Development Program for Management teachers and Trainers and the Management Development Program which serves as a refresher for managers.
Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM C)
The oldest of the IIMs, IIM Calcutta is one of the top three Business schools in India. The institute offers three full time programs. The PGDM – Post Graduate Program in Management which is equivalent to MBA, the FPM – Fellowship Program in Management, the PGDCM – Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Aided Management. The institute also offers part time PGDBM – Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management for managers who have relevant work experience. Management development programs are also held at regular intervals for middle as well as top level managers.
Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM B)
IIM Bangalore offers two year full time PGP – Post Graduate Program in Management (equivalent to MBA) and a FPM – Fellowship Program in Management. A candidate has o take a common admission test called CAT for both the courses. The institute also offers part time non residential Post Graduate Program in Software Enterprise Management. There is another separate entrance test for this program. This business school is one of the top three business schools in India.
Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIM L)
Located in Lucknow this institute offers a two year full time residential Post Graduate Program in Management and a FPM program lasting four years. Both these programs require a candidate to take Common Admisson Test. The institute also has an interesting student exchange program where students of this B-School visit other premier B-Schools the world over. Students and faculty from these internationally reputed B-Schools in turn visit IIM Lucknow. It is ranked amongst the top five B-Schools in India.
XLRI – Xavier Labor Research Institute, Jamshedpur
Xavier Labour Research Institute, popularly known as XLRI was established in 1949 at Jamshedpur. The institute offers two courses at the post graduation level in management – a post graduate diploma in Business administration and a post graduate diploma in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations (PMIR).
ISB – Indian School of Business, Hyderabad
Indian School of Business, Hyderabad is emerging as a preferred choice for MBA aspirants who want a one year course. It is still building its permanent faculty, however, the ISB has created excellent visiting faculty model with some of the world’s leading academicians from Wharton, Kellogg, Harvard, Stanford, Chicago, Duke and Texas among others. The school offers a one year Post Graduate Program in Management.
FMS – Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi
FMS is counted amongst the top ten B-Schools in the country and one of the two attached to a university amongst the top ten. The full time program of FMS started in the year 1967. Usually the demand for students is very high where students are placed between a couple of days.
Indian Institute of Management, Indore (IIM I)
The Indian Institute of Management, Indore is the newest addition to the IIM community. IIMI has a two-year post graduate program emphasizing on experiential learning, IT orientation, and Social Sensitivity. It offers the following programs -The Post Graduate Program which is a two year program, it is made for the development of teachers, researchers, and trainers for management education, and Executive Post-Graduate Program, an 18-months program which is designed for working executives.
Indian Institute of Management, Calicut (IIM K – Kozhikode)
The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode was established in 1996, and is the fifth Indian Institute of Management. Its academic program includes various long term full time diploma programs such as the Post Graduate Program in Management, and a many short term executive education program. The institute also offers an Interactive Distance Learning Program.
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai (JBIMS)
The Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, (JBIMS) was founded by the University of Bombay in 1965 in partnership with the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University with the objective of pioneering and encouraging post – graduate management education in India. It has been ranked in Asia’s Top 25 business schools by Asia Inc.