The game changers: And, Finally...

     Print Edition: September 4, 2011

... Who came first, what matters most in choosing a B-school, whose opinion is trusted most while doing so, and more from the Business Today-Nielsen survey of India's best B-schools

It's A, B, C all the way, almost…
IIM Bangalore leads in most parameters. Recruiters, surprisingly, rank IIM Ahmedabad fourth in their wishlist, with IIM Indore following IIM Bangalore and IIM Calcutta. IIM Ahmedabad, however, is perceived to have the most competent faculty

Whose opinion matters?
While choosing a B-school, a medley of voices shapes one's opinion of where to fi nally take admission. Four of our fi ve respondent groups - B-school faculty, MBA students, young executives, and HR recruiters and functional heads - feel that the opinions of HR recruiters are the most trustworthy. Only MBA aspirants trust their peers' opinion more than anyone else's.

Which parameters are paramount?
Take a wild guess. Well, you don't have to, really. Placement success is valued the most by almost every group while evaluating a B-school. Only one stakeholder, the HR recruiters & functional heads group, trusts its peers' views as much as placement success.

Numerical nuggets...
...from 45 leading B-schools across the country

10% Fall in sale of total application forms at these institutes, from 1.35 million in 2010 to 1.22 million in 2011

Rs 30 crore Consultancy income earned by IIM Ahmedabad. It also has a library budget of Rs 5 crore in 2010-11

7,500* Total number of hostel rooms at IIT Roorkee; ICFAI Hyderabad has 2,500; ISM Dhanbad 1,600; and IIM Calcutta 1,203 rooms

180 Number of students from Bangalore's XIME and Christ College visiting foreign universities or colleges

97 Number of tie-ups IIM-Bangalore has with foreign institutes and universities

284 Area of Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, in acres

150 Number of international students in MDI Gurgaon

Rs 7.06 crore IIM Kozhikode's investments in IT infrastructure in 2009-10

Rs 309.2 crore
Capital investment made over the past three years by IIT Roorkee; IIM Calcutta and IMI Delhi have invested Rs 135 crore each

600 Number of computers in the IT lab at NIT Tiruchirapalli

*For all departments combined

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