The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) has slipped 15 places to 26th slot in this year’s edition of the annual Financial Times’ Global MBA rankings. The rankings show the country’s premier b-school doing worse than before in various fields, including salary, placements, women faculty and board members, and international faculty and students. It could only manage a percentage increase in terms of admitting female students. The Indian School of Business, the only other Indian b-school to figure in the rankings, has slipped 14 places from last year to 34th in 2013.
In what may hark back to the issue of poor research in the IIMs and the IITs in general, the institute ranks 94th among 100 other b-schools when it comes to research by full-time faculty, and has slipped 12 places in terms of the number of doctoral graduates. Meanwhile, the institute has one of the highest percentages of faculty with PhDs (98 per cent), and has also done better to bolster the international mobility of its students, the rankings show.
Source: The Financial Express