... 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-schoolsIt'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 country10%
Fall in sale of total application forms at these institutes, from 1.35 million in 2010 to 1.22 million in 2011Rs 30 crore
Consultancy income earned by IIM Ahmedabad. It also has a library budget of Rs 5 crore in 2010-117,500
* Total number of hostel rooms at IIT Roorkee; ICFAI Hyderabad has 2,500; ISM Dhanbad 1,600; and IIM Calcutta 1,203 rooms180
Number of students from Bangalore's XIME and Christ College visiting foreign universities or colleges97
Number of tie-ups IIM-Bangalore has with foreign institutes and universities284
Area of Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, in acres150
Number of international students in MDI GurgaonRs 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 each600
Number of computers in the IT lab at NIT Tiruchirapalli*For all departments combined