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Athena School of Management: An Exclusive Business School in the City of Dreams

Located in the corporate hub of Hiranandani Gardens in Powai, Mumbai, Athena School of Management is one of the few business schools in the country with an education model that constantly evolves to meet the current opportunities and challenges in the corporate world. Surrounded by numerous multinational business giants, the Institute connects extensively with the industry leaders to equip the student to tackle the real-world challenges with Wisdom and Courage. At Athena School of Management, the learning sessions in class are not about copying notes. Instead, the pedagogy is inspired by the Socratic method of learning that questions the critical thinking of the students by tearing down old ideas and replacing them with new ones. "We emphasize on practical and experiential learning...

Beyond IIMs B-School Survey

Management Education holds the pride of place for million of students who aspire to rule the business arena. But one of the biggest blunders committed by MBA aspirants is that they fail to think beyond IIMs. With stagnant numbers of seats in the IIMs, students often remain unsuccessful to get a place for themselves even after earning a decent percentile in CAT exam. Thinking it as "end of the world", most of them start preparing for the next session of CAT without knowing the fact that they are simply wasting their precious time. The hard work and every ounce of sweat that goes into the CAT preparation are worth it and students can rather carve a bright career pursuing their degree in the handful of B-Schools, which are equivalent to IIMs in any aspects whether it is maintaining a high quality of curriculum or rendering impressive employment opportunities; these are counted amongst the eminent B-schools.Hence, in order to draw the attention of aspirants towards these institutions which are providing exceptional quality of management education, we at Higher Education every year conduct a survey titled as "Beyond IIMs - B School Survey," serving the hunger for decent management studies of the aspirants who are dreaming of making a mark on the business world. In this 5th edition, our expert panel has tried their best to carry the legacy of choosing the premier B-Schools of the country which stands out from the crowd. The featured schools remarkably encompass some matchless research facilities and training methodologies which are accepted globally.We have ranked the 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 decided the scores among different aspects as shown in the infographic to come up with a total score. We have also taken the onus to portray the journey of few of these institutes through a detailed description, which we believe will be helpful to all the stakeholders of management education. Our expert panel, consisting of top HR Managers and dignified educationalist, has been instrumental since the very beginning of the survey in verifying the data thoroughly before bringing it in front of the future leaders. The next few pages contain selected schools in the survey classified into two lists "Top 100 B-Schools in India" and "Top 10 Emerging B-Schools in India".

Rank

College Name

City/State

Score

1 Athena School Of Management Mumbai 251.12
2 International Management Institute Bhubaneswar 251
3 School of Management - Galgotia University Greater Noida 250.99
4 Christ Institute Of Management Lavasa 250
5 TAPMI School of Business - Manipal University Jaipur 248.88
6 Bengal Institute Of Business Studies Kolkata 258.25
7 School Of Business Studies - Sharda University Greater Noida 221.33
8 Sardar Patel Coll. Of Administration & Mgmt. Anand 221.3
9 Apoorva Institute Of Mgmt. & Sciences Mukrampura 215.22
10 St.Andrew's Institute of Management Mumbai 209.25