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Management Institute of the Year - 2018

At the time of industrialization in India, many companies were in search of specialized personnel in accounting, applied statistics, business – communication, ethics, law and finance, managerial economics, management, marketing and operations for the growth of their business. However, it was the span when there was no standard business & management education available in India. Due to this, companies were left with a dearth of such specialized personnel. This set the stage for the inception of most relevant management colleges in India that started guiding the interested individuals in the right direction of managerial positions of any company. Now going back to the decade of 1940s, during which a majority of the population were unfamiliar with the concept of management education. It was the period of British India and the rulers needed qualified labour officers in ordnance factories and for official purposes. Because of their requirement, pre-independent India saw its first management college – IISWBM, which got established in the year 1942 at Kolkata and the Englishmen started hiring Indian management graduates. The post independence era granted powers to Planning Commission for its development, but during the latter half of 1950s, the commission too were left with the need of suitable managers for its rapid development and public sector enterprises. This was the period during which management education started flourishing in India and the country witnessed the emergence of a large number of management colleges, especially the setting up of All India Institute of Management Studies. It was an approach recommended by Professor George Robbins of University of California, Los Angeles, 1959. Under the All India Institute of Management Studies, the government initiated an elite management institute, which is Indian Institute of Management (IIM). The first two IIMs were established in the chosen locations of Calcutta and Ahmedabad. Since then Indian management education has come a long way and at present there are 20 IIMs in various Indian states. And talking about other Indian management colleges, the country has more than 3500 colleges imparting management education. Out of these huge numbers, our team of experts and researchers at The Higher Education Review, after careful and critical considerations have listed a few deserving management colleges in India, based on the parameters like education outcome, infrastructure, inputs of faculty, and research output. In this edition, we present to you some of the top management colleges in India, selected by our specialist panel as “Management Institute of the Year, 2018”.

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Ajay Kumar Garg Institute of Management Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh Innovative teaching pedagogy, research, training and consultancy and executive industrial development is nurtured among the students by the management institute and they also focus on academic, social development of the students through teamwork and leadership education.
Dr. V. N. Bedekar Institute of Management Studies Thane (W), Maharashtra Using their state of art technology, the management institute is a world class center of excellent learning and innovation. They develop promising managers by nurturing their skills and facilitates practical approach and imbibes human values.
Indian School of Management and Entrepreneurship Mumbai, Maharashtra Instilling leadership mindset among the students with their state-of-the-art facilities, the management college is focused on developing creative thinkers and innovative business designers who could challenge their own entrepreneurial minds.
Institute of Management Development and Research Gymkhana, Pune Imparting vibrant and creative pedagogy to the students, the college is highly sharing knowledge to its students and is committed in contributing and enlightening management practice & sustainable organizational growth.
JK Business School Gurugram, Haryana Contributing highly to the Indian business and industry by providing fresh graduates in the field of management and grooming them in becoming future business leaders and also making them capable of responding to challenges of the emerging business industry.
LEAD College of Management Palakkad, Kerala the college is upholding the true potential of students in through experiential learning, student driven learning, peer learning and exposing them to thought leaders and entrepreneurs and international academician.
Lovely Professional University India LPU has worldwide recognition for its academic contribution to the society through teaching, learning, research, internationalization, entrepreneurship and leadership.
National School of Business Agrahara, Bangalore The business school is imparting management education that is national and global industry relevant. They are creating intellectual and successful business professionals.
Rajeev Gandhi College of Management Studies Ghansoli, Navi Mumbai Inculcating business management and leadership pedagogy and creating social and economic impact in students' learning paradigm. The college is also providing intellectual holistic approach among the students and enriching them in practical business management knowledge with industrial and corporate exposure.
Regional College of Management Devanahalli, Bangalore The college is preparing students for the global job market and students of this college excel in their career as corporate managers in Indian and global corporate houses.
Symbiosis School of Banking & Finance Taluka-Mulshi, Pune Believing that the world is one family, the banking and finance school is providing ethical and value based learning keeping the global competencies among the students.