s has been the case in the past few years, the last academic session was a phenomenal year for Indian B-schools. There’s been a marked improvement in terms of pedagogic initiatives and placements. Several of them have started new programmes and introduced innovative courses and electives. A few have invested huge amounts in upgrading infrastructure; the near future may witness the setting up of world-class campuses. Consistent 8 per cent plus
GDP growth rates have also had a positive impact on placements—average salaries for top B-schoolers jumped by 15-20 per cent.
Taking into account the fast-changing contours of Indian B-schools, this year’s Outlook-Cfore annual ranking too has undergone a change. Instead of a singular ranking comprising all categories of management institutes, we now have four separate rankings. There’s an overall top ten, and then three separate rankings for government-aided autonomous institutes, university departments and private B-schools. In addition, we have the customary listing of...