FT ranks ISB 13 in the Global Top MBA rankings 2011

 | January 31,2011 03:34 pm IST

The Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) of the Indian School of Business (ISB) has been ranked No: 13 in the Global Top MBA rankings 2011 released by the Financial Times, London. It also recorded the highest "Salary percentage increase" among all the top 100 schools.

This is the fourth successive year that the ISB has featured in the top 20, reinforcing its reputation as a world class institution. During this four year period, the ISB's PGP class size grew by over 35% to a current size of 570 students reflecting the institution's commitment to world-class quality and scale.


Announcing the ranking, Ajit Rangnekar, Dean, ISB said, "The ISB entered the global rankings in 2008, and with each passing year, has cemented its position among the top 20 schools globally, while simultaneously growing significantly. Our commitment to providing a world-class experience to all our stakeholders remains unwavering, and is reflected in our consistent showing at the rankings. I take this opportunity to thank the entire ISB community, and extended community of stakeholders across the world, for being part of this success."


Expressing happiness on this development, Rajat Gupta, Chairman, ISB said, "The ISB is committed to its vision of grooming leadership for emerging world, and has established new paradigms for management education in India.

The ISB's accomplishments in the short span of its existence pales in comparison to only one aspect - its potential."

Within ten years of its inception, ISB has established itself as a global business school of repute, with a demonstrated record of growth and accomplishment.

  • Pioneered the one-year programme format in India, targeted at experienced professionals
  • Grew from a PGP class size of 126 in 2001 to 570 in 2011
  • In 2008, became the youngest institution globally (and the first Indian institution) to be ranked among the Top 20 Global MBA programmes in the world
  • Largest provider of Executive Education in India, and among the largest in Asia
  • Built a strong culture of research with a track record of several faculty publications in top-tier international academic journals


Marking a new development, two programmes from Indian institutions have entered the rankings for the first time this year - PGPX of IIM - Ahmedabad (at 11) and GMBA of SP Jain Center of Management, Dubai / Singapore (at 68). The increase in the number of Indian, and other Asian B schools in the rankings over the past few years, reflects the rise in prominence of the region. This positive development could help spawn a cluster of high quality management institutions in the region that will attract the best talent from across the world, and create an environment conducive to path-breaking research. The ISB takes pride in being a vital catalyst in this trend.


Now in its tenth year, the school is launching series of impactful initiatives to enhance business leadership in various segments, augment its research focus, and provide meaningful careers for both young and senior professionals to enhance their careers.

1- 'Fellow Programme in Management' - ISB's much awaited PhD equivalent programme that will strengthen its research culture


2- Ramp-up creation of Indian Case studies.


3- Initiatives to raise the bar for management education in India, by supporting and mentoring faculty of Tier 2 and 3 business schools in India


4- Develop innovative, scalable low cost, affordable business models in housing, healthcare, education, energy, employability etc.


5- 'India Leadership Workshop' - an ongoing initiative for Legislators (MLAs) to help them positively impact their constituencies.


6- Lifelong learning for Alumni - structured learning interventions for all ISB alumni mapping their career progression







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AMD on 01/31/11 at 07:22 pm

Interesting to note that IIM Ahmedabad's PGPX program is ranked 11th, two nothces higher than ISB.
Still, no word from IIM-A on that

Guest on 01/31/11 at 11:48 pm

What is the source? There are no references to the data anywhere.

Please post a link to the Financial Times website, or another credited source.

guest on 02/01/11 at 10:27 am


Here is the source of the ranking

Guest on 02/04/11 at 06:42 pm

IIMA site has press coverage links. Also, this news has been covered extensively by media.

Guest on 02/04/11 at 06:43 pm

IIMA site as well as leading media have covered this news.