Top 100 Beyond IIMs: B School Survey - 2022

Out of the many higher education streams, MBA is one program that has always remained in-demand in India. The latest India Skill Report states that MBA degree which is the second most employable course in the country still can’t guarantee a seamless entry into the corporate realm. According to the report, only 46.59 % students with an MBA degree are employable or have the necessary skills required to get hired. Many experts believe that the increasing number of MBA institutions that offer sub-par quality of education has been a major concern for the development of MBA education in the country. That coupled with the ever-increasing cost of education means that MBA education is facing a major problem when it comes to ensuring good return on investment to its learners. And as a result, over the last decade, there has been a rise in the number of Indian students who aspire to pursue their MBA abroad.

Acknowledging this scenario, many b-schools in the country are working on a major revamp in their MBA curriculums and in 2021, there has been a 28 percent increase in the number of MBA aspirants who want to study in business schools. This shows the increasing popularity of MBA programs in India. Matt Haze bush, who holds the office of Director at Research Analysis and Communications, GMAC stated that the preference of Indian citizens to go abroad to pursue their higher education has declined in 2021 and these students are increasingly considering business school options that are closer to their home. And apart from the travel hazards caused by the pandemic, Hazen bush opines that the increasing quality of Indian b-schools is also a primary catalyst behind this shift.

Owing to the increasing adoption of student-centric and outcome-based teaching pedagogies, many of the top-notch business education institutions in the country are becoming attractive options for aspiring Indian students. However, there is still a visible difference between the quality of MBA education imparted in India and the career potential of students can vary depending on the institutions they choose. Acknowledging this scenario, Higher Education Review’s “Top 100 Beyond IIMs: B School Survey 2022” is an effort to bring awareness to the students looking to pursue management education in India. The institutions in this list have been selected taking into consideration multiple important facets such as a) the quality of faculty, research and publications, b) establishment and approvals, c) current students and admissions, d) infrastructure and facilities, and e) placement and salary statistics. This list not only aspires to help students when it comes to choosing the best MBA institutions in the country but it also aims to inspire other b-schools in the country to increase the quality of their education.

"The institutions in this list have been selected taking into consideration multiple important facets such as a) the quality of faculty, research and publications, b) establishment and approvals, c) current students and admissions, d) infrastructure and facilities, and e) placement and salary statistics"

Top 100 Beyond IIMs: B School Survey - 2022


College Name



1 XLRI - Xavier School of Management Jamshedpur 964.43
2 Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon 961.77
3 Indian School of Business (ISB) Hyderabad 956.82
4 S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR) Mumbai 951.09
5 National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) Mumbai 947.13
6 Symbiosis Institute of Business Management Bangalore 944.87
7 Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) New Delhi 940.01
8 Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Mumbai 938.68
9 Faculty of Management Studies New Delhi 935.45
10 Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) Mumbai 933.54
11 Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) Mumbai 930.33
12 Institute of Management Technology (IMT) Ghaziabad 928.64
13 Amity University Noida 925.73
14 ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education Hyderabad 921.09
15 ARKA JAIN University Jamshedpur 917.69
16 Great Lakes Institute of Management Chennai 914.56
17 Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi 911.44
18 XIM University Bhubaneswar 907.62
19 T. A. Pai Management Institute Manipal (TAPMI) Manipal 905.89
20 NL Dalmia Institute of Management Studies and Research Mumbai 891
21 GOA Institute of Management Goa 883.78
22 University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) Dehradun 872.66
23 NSHM Business School Kolkata 863.49
24 Chandigarh University Mohali 850.88
25 Lovely Professional University (LPU) Phagwara 842.87
26 Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore 832.69
27 Nirma University Ahmedabad 824.55
28 MICA Ahmedabad 813.99
29 K L University Guntur 804.84
30 Prestige Institute of Management And Research (PIMR) Indore 788.03
31 Jaipuria Institute of Management Lucknow 780.34
32 Anna University Chennai 772.75
33 BML Munjal University Kapriwas 767.61
34 Lead college of Management Palakkad 762.57
35 Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) Anand 756.9
36 Banaras Hindu University Varanasi 743.43
37 NCRDs Sterling Institute Of Management Studies Navi Mumbai 736.04
38 Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH) Noida 731.73
39 International Management Institute (IMI) New Delhi 727.16
40 Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh 722.38
41 Kochi Business School Kochi 718.34
42 GLF Business School Kolkata 710.06
43 Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Delhi 703.75
44 Institute Of Institute Of Business Studies & Research Navi Mumbai 691.84
45 Fore School of Management New Delhi 683.49
46 PSG College of Technology Coimbatore 679.72
47 KV Institute Of Management & Information Studies Kurumbapalayam SSKulam 678.45
48 Krea University Sricity 672.89
49 Principal L N Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research Bangalore 666.32
50 Atal Bihari Vajpayee Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management (ABV-IIITM) Gwalior 662.56
51 Panjab University Gwalior 658.78
52 K.J.Somaiya Institute of Management Mumbai 643.21
53 Rajagiri Business School Kochi 639.66
54 Visvesvaraya Technological University Belagavi 633.85
55 Christ University Bangalore 628.81
56 Bharathidasan Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli 625.53
57 Chitkara University Rajpura 621.33
58 Manipal University Jaipur Jaipur 620.27
59 Jagan Institute of Management Studies New Delhi 617.39
60 Babasheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University Lucknow 614.35
61 Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) Bhubaneswar 611.88
62 Loyola Institute of Business Administration Chennai 606.26
63 IIHMR University Jaipur 602.71
64 Pandit Deendayal Energy University (PDEU) Gandhinagar 598.43
65 Dayalbagh Educational Institute Agra 594.73
66 Pune Institute of Business Management Pune 590.29
67 Galgotias University Greater Noida 582.65
68 University of Hyderabad Hyderabad 577.81
69 Thiagarajar School of Management Madurai 572.44
70 Jain University Bangalore 567.11
71 Alliance University Bangalore 560.2
72 University of Jammu Jammu 555.57
73 Gujarat University Ahmedabad 552.14
74 Graphic Era Dehradun 549.8
75 B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology Chennai 543.73
76 Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship Development Pune 541.84
77 GLA University Mathura 538.1
78 IILM University Gurugram 537.05
79 Jamia Hamdard New Delhi 535.48
80 Chandragupt Institute of Management Patna (CIMP) Patna 534.76
81 Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (HITS) Chennai 533.82
82 Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology Hisar 532.87
83 Indus Business Academy Bangalore 530.3
84 National Insurance Academy Pune 528.47
85 Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE) Hyderabad 527.4
86 New Delhi Institute of Management (NDIM) New Delhi 525.58
87 Prestige Institute Of Management & Research, Gwalior Gwalior 523.99
88 Reva University Bangalore 521
89 Shoolini University Solan 519.53
90 School of Business Studies (SBS), Sharda University Noida 517.77
91 St. Joseph’s Institute of Management Bangalore 516.54
92 Sri Krishna College of Engineering & Technology (SKCET) Coimbatore 515.36
93 Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship (XIME) Bangalore 511.82
94 Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) Katra 510.67
95 Vivekanand Education Society’s Institute of Management Studies and Research (VESIM) Mumbai 509.29
96 VIT Business School (VITBS) Chennai 508.38
97 Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD) Mysore 505.07
98 Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM) Bhopal 504.35
99 Balaji Institute of Modern Management (BIMM) Pune 503.75
100 University of Allahabad Allahabad 502.47