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EPGP programmes of four B-Schools in India feature in the top 100 of FT Global MBA Ranking 2017

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London/Bengaluru: The one-year fulltime Executive Post Graduate Programmes in Management (EPGP) of four Business Schools in India have featured in the top 100 in the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2017 released on Monday (30 January 2017). Indian Business School (ISB), Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore and IIM Calcutta emerged as the top ranked institutes from India in the FT Global MBA Ranking 2017.

Indian Business School led the B Schools in the EPGP among institutes in India with global rank of 27. ISB jumped two places as compared to previous year. IIM Ahmedabad bagged second position in India with global rank of 29. IIM Ahmedabad slipped five position compared to  2016 ranking.

IIM Bangalore, the third ranked institute in India, saw the highest jump among B-Schools in India as it was ranked 49 globally compared to 62 in 2016. Professor R. Srinivasan, Director Incharge, IIMB, said: “The credit goes to all faculty colleagues who, as part of the EPGP and Admissions Interview committees, recruit a high-calibre cohort for the programme and as professors put them through a demanding learning experience in their course offerings.”

Professor U. Dinesh Kumar, Chairperson, EPGP, added: “The EPGP Office ensures a high level of support to all students throughout the programme year while the Career Development Services (CDS) strives to match every student’s expectations with recruiters’ specific demands.”

IIM Calcutta found fourth place in the India while achieved global ranking of 95.

Among global B-Schools, INSEAD (France/Singapore) was crowned as the best institute in the EPGP.  Stanford Graduate School of Business bagged second rank while University of Pennsylvania  Wharton secured third position (both from USA). Harvard Business School (USA) featured at fourth rank. University of Cambridge, Judge (UK) achieved fifth place.

The other global B-Schools who have placed in the top ten list are as followed: London Business School (UK, 6), Columbia Business School (USA, 7), IE Business School (Spain, 8), University of Chicago – Booth (US, 9), and Iese Business School (Spain, 10).

The ranking is based on surveys of the business schools and their alumni. Programmes are assessed according to the career progression of alumni, the school’s idea generation and the diversity of students and faculty.

A total of 156 schools took part in the 2017 edition of this ranking. All participating schools meet the FT’s entry criteria, including being accredited by EQUIS or the AACSB.

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