11 May, 2021

The New Badshahs

A brand MBA in itself is no assurance of quality. Innovate and 'get real', that's the masterplan.

Atul Loke
The New Badshahs
As 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...

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