Business Today B-School Ranking 2010

 | September 29,2010 06:13 pm IST

Business Today magazine has come out with B-School Ranking 2010 in its October issue. The rankings have incorporated a number of surprises this year.

Business Today had engaged leading market research firm Nielsen for carrying out B-School ranking in India. Nielsen has unveiled the rankings at the time when aspirants are all set to appear for various management entrance exams. Candidates seeking admission to MBA hunts for the best B-Schools around India and the B-School ranking of BT-Nielsen is their answer.


Looking at the interest of the MBA aspirants, Business Today has surveyed more than 1,000 people in 2010 to rank the best B-Schools in India. They have broadened the sample size of the respondents, adding a new category of respondents from MBA coaching institutes, and have widened the geographical spread by covering 30 cities.
Business Today captured respondents thought about B-Schools based on the information and experience they have.


Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi took an amazing leap and climbed to number four this year (FMS was ranked 11 last year). Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad climbed from number 13 (in 2009) to number 7 this year. Where some of the B-Schools marched upward in 2010 some were pushed down in the list like Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai were pushed down from number 4 and number 5 last year to 13 and 14 respectively in 2010.


Amity Business School made his position to the top ten lists last year for the first time since the BT-Nielson survey started in 1998. This year Amity has come in at number 27 in the ranking.


In 2010 minute, addition was done where respondents were asked to rank the B-Schools from 60 shortlisted colleges. It was strange enough to know that the respondents rank IIM Kozhikode in number 30, which is ranked 12 by BT-Nielson. IIM Shillong was ranked 15 by BT-Nielson but respondents ranked it 36. IIM Ahmedabad may score the highest according to the index score but when a student judges the colleges with his/her competence, ability to relocate, inability to finance the programme so in that case she might prefer a tier II or tier III B-School.

According to the BT-Nielson survey 2010, the top 15 B-Schools of India are as follows: 




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Arijit Ghosh on 12/09/10 at 07:58 pm

I have never seen such a distorted ranking.
Completely unethical in the way LIBA comes up to no.9th.
Probably, this seems to be a survey conducted jointly by LIBA and ICFAI

vikashs- subhashree on 12/28/10 at 11:19 pm

This ranking of b- schools is purely incorrect and misjudged. XIMB which is considered to one of most prefered b-school is infact not in the list. Rather only first three rankings are correct

Guest on 02/22/11 at 08:06 pm

Bull...what a lot of nonsense.. where is NMIMS? And iiml better than xlri????.. hahahahhaa.. iim shillong hasnt not even achieved 100% placement.. really market research firm nielsen probably has students from these institutes only