Beyond IIMs B-School Survey

In India, private Business Schools have been playing a vital role in popularizing MBA by reaching out to every nook and corner of the country. However, in the race of meeting the quantity marks, many B-Schools neglect the importance of providing quality education. Higher Education Review's annual special issue on business schools is a wakeup call for all the stakeholders in this business education. In this third edition of ‘Beyond IIMs : B-School Survey 2016,’ we carried out a factual and a perception survey, to bring to discerning readers a list of schools that are perceived to be the best and, thus, aspiring the potential B-school student.

In 2014, when we came up with our B-School Survey titled ‘Beyond IIMs’, we listed Top 50 B-Schools across the country. The success of our fist edition has helped us immensely to get more nominations from all over the country. Eventually, we have strengthened our approach to analyze the performance of management colleges. In this third edition, we have ranked B-Schools by combining the scores of a perception survey with the addition of a factual survey, which is based on the data inputs provided by the institutes. In the factual survey, we have divided the scores among different aspects as shown in the info graphic to come up with a total score. 

In this survey, we have found the best B-Schools in the country with capability of producing next-gen leaders. We have also tried to come up with some of the untold stories of institutions, in the pages following the listings, and included their secrets to success. We strongly believe that it is important to bring names of such institutions to the limelight, so that, their ideologies and methodologies can inspire other institutions in the country to drive on a better path and help India come out of its cocoon to become a nation of managerial brilliance.

Beyond IIMs B-School Survey


College Name



1 XLRI – Xavier School of Management Jharkhand 911.44
2 S.P Jain Institution of Management & Research Maharashtra 910.11
3 FMS, University of Delhi Delhi 888.69
4 Management Development Institute Gurgaon 877.71
5 National Institute of Industrial Engineering Mumbai 875.04
6 Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Delhi 864.19
7 Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies Mumbai 861.01
8 Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad 860.03
9 Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies Mumbai 859.34
10 Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar 827.37
11 T.A. Pai Management Institute Manipal 826.11
12 Institute of Rural Management Anand 819.15
13 LM Thapar School of Management Patiala 799.22
14 Loyola Institute of Business Administration Chennai 795.54
15 Symbiosis Institute of Business Management Mumbai 793.84
16 K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research Mumbai 792.16
16 Goa Institute of Management Goa 792.11
18 Prin. L.N. Welingkar Institute of Management Dev. & Research Mumbai 739.12
19 Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship Bangalore 739.03
20 SIES College of Management Studies Mumbai 736.85
21 Institute of Public Enterprise Hyderabad 736.81
22 Institute of Management Studies Ghaziabad 735.12
23 Rajagiri Centre For Business Studies Kochi 686.62
24 SDM Institute for Management Development Mysore 676.15
25 Gems Business School Bangalore 631.29
26 Institute of Rural Management Jaipur 631.28
27 Balaji Institute of Management and HRD Pune 629.1
28 Hyderabad Business School Hyderabad 625.98
29 Indian Institute of Mines Dhanbad 625.97
30 Bharati Vidyapeeth University Institute of Management Pune 621.22
30 Bharati Vidyapeeth University Institute of Management Pune 621.22
31 Lala Lajpatrai Institute of Management Mumbai 621.21
32 PESIT Department of MBA Bangalore 621.18
33 Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management Pune 619
34 Dept. of Mgmt. Studies, New Horizon College of Engg. Bangalore 605.21
35 Dept. of Business Administration, Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management Mangalore 605.11
36 VIT Business School Vellor 604.2
37 Prestige Institute of Management Gwalior 601.33
38 Faculty of Management Studies Baroda 601.31
39 Heritage Business School Kolkata 599.39
40 IES Management College and Research Centre Mumbai 523.85
41 BITM Department of MBA Ballari 523.81
42 Institute of Technology & Science Ghaziabad 523.54
43 School of Management Studies, MNNIT Allahabad 521.99
44 Indian Institute of Finance Gr Noida 520.85
45 Army Institute of Management Gujarat 518.98
46 School of Petroleum Management Gujarat 518.96
47 Dept. of Business Management University of Calcutta Calcutta 501.18
48 Chandigarh Business School of Administration Mohali 498.12
49 Dhruva College Of Management Hyderabad 497.25
50 Gian Jyoti Institute of Management & Technology Mohali 497.22
51 Vivekanand Institute of Management Studies and Research Mumbai 497.21
52 FMS, Maharaja Sayajirao University Gujarat 496.12
53 Sona School of Management Salem 496.02
54 Department of Financial Studies Greater Noida 483.25
55 S K Patel Institute of Management and Computer Studies Gujarat 483.21
56 SCMS School of Technology and Management Cochin 483.12
57 Thiagarajar School of Management Madurai 482.36
58 Faculty of Management Studies, BHU Varanasi 482
59 DC School of Management & Technology Idukki  481.99
60 Justice K S Hegde Institute of Management Nitte 481.54
61 Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies Harihar 480.87
62 Suryadatta Institute of Management Pune 479.25
63 Sri Sairam Institute of Management Studies Chennai 479.05
64 School of Management, Pondicherry University Pondicherry 477.12
65 KIIT School of Management Bhubaneswar 476.95
66 MIT School Of Telecom Management Pune 476.92
67 Al-Ameen Institute of Management Studies Bangalore 476.89
68 H K Institute Of Management Studies & Research Mumbai 475.84
69 Mallareddy Institute Of Management Secunderabad 474.55
70 School of Mgmt., Centurion University of Tech. & Mgmt. Gajapati 471.54
71 School of Management Sciences, Tezpur University Tezpur 470.25
72 IMS Unison University Dehradun 469.54
73 Ambedkar Institute of Management Studies Visakhapatnam 461.57
74 Acropolis Faculty of Management and Research Indore 461.54
75 Institute of Management and Information Science Bhubaneswar 461.32
76 Saintgits Institute of Management Kottayam 461.21
77 Master School of Management Meerut 460.99
78 Dept. of Business Administration and Research, SSGMCE Shegaon 460.58
79 BVB's Usha & Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management New Delhi 459.11
80 Hallmark Business school Tiruchirappalli 459.08
81 Indian Academy School of Management Studies Bangalore 456.74
82 S V Institute of Management Kadi 456
83 International School of Management Excellence Bangalore 455.32
84 Alluri Institute of Management Sciences Warangal 454.45
85 RVS Institute of Management Studies Coimbatore 453.98
86 Sri Siddhartha Institute of Management Studies Tumkur 453.32
87 Institute for Financial Management and Research Chennai 450.75
88 Dept. of Business Management, H.N.B Garhwal University Uttarakhand 449.32
89 St. Joseph's PG College Hyderabad 448.4
90 MEASI Institute of Management Chennai 445.64
91 Warangal Institute of Management Warangal 438.54
92 Atharva Institute of Management Studies Mumbai 433.84
93 Vidyasagar Institute of Management Bhopal 433.36
94 Raj Kumar Goel Institute of Technology for Women Ghaziabad 432.86
95 Gandhi Institute of Management Studies Gunupur 431.35
96 MOP Vaishnava College for Women Chennai 431.23
97 Institute of Engineering & Management Kolkata 426.21
98 BK School of Business Management, Gujarat University Ahmedabad 425.78
99 MS Patel Institute Faculty of Management Studies Vadodara 425.15
100 Vaishali Institute of Business & Rural Management. Muzaffarpur 423.77