07 May, 2021

The Nouveau & The Niche

The IIMs are still tops. But the private institutes are closing in. Here's Outlook's definitive survey ranking India's top B-schools.

Kedar Bhat
The Nouveau & The Niche

Like any other academic session, last year too Indian B-schools saw their usual mix of ups and downs. On the positive side, the most important development has been the initiative of private institutes in critical areas such as research, entrepreneurship and MBA innovations. Although some are still behind the top IIMs in terms of overall scores, non-government schools are catching up fast. Don't be surprised if the IIMs do lose their top positions in our B-School rankings in the near future. It's now in the realm of possibilities.

For budding MBA students, the great news is the placement scenario. For the fourth consecutive year, B-schools saw spectacular placements; IIM-A, for instance, recorded a maximum domestic salary offer of Rs 60 lakh per annum which, with bonus and other perks, may go up to Rs 1 crore. In other top institutes, the average salary grew by 20-30 per cent. There are two main reasons for this: manpower shortage as the economy gallops ahead at a brisk rate and quality strides made by some...

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