Rated as the best B-School in the country by almost every agency, IIM Ahmedabad truly stands up to its reputation. With its motto of creating a leadership line in India, IIM-A has set up the benchmark of accepting students with almost 100%ile in CAT Exam

Consistently making its position profound at the top ranks, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad has once again receded to its paramount position. Taking a comparative view of its rankings, it has climbed up to 1st position as awarded by NIRF 2020 from last year’s second position.

The Financial Times has put up IIM Bangalore (rank #27) before its position at 61 in FT (Global MBA Rankings), but at the same time, it has also improved its place in Economic Times and Outlook-ICARE rank charts.

Talking on the global front, IIM Ahmedabad successfully maintains its international reputation for imparting quality education. It ranks at 40th position in QS Global MBA Rankings 2020 which considers only the best management colleges in the world.

The next in line, its nearest competitor, IIM Bangalore, has made drastic improvements since last year and jumped its position over IIM-A in most ranking portals like NIRF, OUTLOOK-India, Financial Times Global etc.

IIM Ahmedabad Ranking Highlights:

Ranking

Year

Ranked At

NIRF

2020

1 (Management Category) out of 75

QS Global Rankings MBA Rankings

2020

40 in World out of 240

Economic Times B-School Rankings

2020

1 out of 50

Financial Times (Masters in Management Category)

2019

19 out of 100

Financial Times (Global MBA Rankings)

2020

61 out of 100

JagranJosh

2019

1 out of 10

Outlook India ICARE Management Category

2020

2 out of 30

IIM Ahmedabad – NIRF Rankings

National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF), launched in 2015 by the Ministry of HRD, ranks the Indian Institutions across the country. 

“Presently, IIM Ahmedabad is ranked at 1st position by NIRF 2020 climbing up from its previous position of second in NIRF 2019.”

Score obtained by IIM A in various parameters of NIRF 2020 is as follows:

Parameter

Score IIM Ahmedabad

Teaching, Learning and Resources

92.87

Research and Professional Practices

63.06

Graduation Outcomes

98.46

Outreach and Inclusivity

66.78

Perception

95.99

Total

82.75

IIM Ahmedabad NIRF Rankings in Last 4 Years

Year

Rank

Total Score out of 100

2019

2

81.34

2018

1

79.18

2017

1

78.96

2016

2

89.91

Top 5 Institutes in NIRF Category 2020:

Rank

Name

NIRF Score

1 IIM-A 82.75

2

IIM-B

81.32

3

IIM-C

80.39

4

IIM-L

73.85

5

IIT Kharagpur

70.43

  • IIM Calcutta and IIM Bangalore, both colleges are the nearest competitors of IIM-A. Every year, there is stiff competition between the three colleges for the topmost position in NIRF Ranking. 
  • For the year 2020, IIM Calcutta ranks at third position with a difference of just a few points. 

IIM Ahmedabad – QS Global MBA Rankings

“IIM Ahmedabad has secured 40th place, climbing 8 places this year from 48th rank last year and retains its top position among colleges in India.” For those who are not aware about QS Global ranking, there are more than 250 MBA colleges around the world that took part in the QS Global MBA Rankings.

IIM Ahmedabad has given the following score for the Global MBA Ranking:

Parameters

Score

Diversity

20

Employability

62.6

Thought Leadership

51.4

Return on Investment

90

Entrepreneurship and Alumni Outcomes

74.4

Overall

63.9

This year, 5 B-Schools of India, namely IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, ISB Hyderabad, IIM Calcutta, SPJIMR Mumbai have been ranked amongst Top 200 B-schools in the World. 

IIM Ahmedabad – OUTLOOK-ICARE MBA Rankings

“Outlook-ICARE India MBA Rankings has continuously ranked IIM Ahmedabad at the second position in 2020  since the past year in the same rankings.” 

It considers its own parameters which are Faculty-Student Ratio (FSR), Research Productivity and Quality, Faculty with Ph.D., Faculty Experience (Teaching/Corporate), Gender Diversity, Regional Diversity, Median Salary, and Employability. For each parameter, marks are assigned out of 100. 

Given Below is ranking of some of the management Institutes: 

Rank

Name

FSR

Research

Employability

Faculty Quality

Inclusiveness Diversity

1

IIM Bangalore

100

69.13

98

91

85.48

2

IIM Ahmedabad

100

68.37

97.48

90.4

83.95

3

IIM Calcutta

100

64.89

96.93

87.9

81.63

4

IIM Indore

100

54.58

96.41

88.18

82.17

5

IIM Lucknow

100

59.62

95.38

86.31

79.19

6

IIM Kozhikode

100

51.31

92.18

86.26

83.49

IIM Ahmedabad – Financial Times Global B- School Rankings

Financial Times publishes worldwide annual rankings related to Management Schools called Global B-School Rankings. This ranking features the world’s best 100 full-time MBA programs. A total of 150 schools took part in the 2020 edition. 

“The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA), has been ranked 61st in the Financial Times (FT) Masters in Management Rankings 2020 with an average rank of 46 for the past 3 years.”

The ranking has 20 different criteria. Alumni responses inform eight criteria that together contribute 61 per cent of its weight. Eleven criteria are calculated from school data, accounting for 29 per cent of the ranking. KPMG audits a number of schools every year. The remaining criterion, the research rank, counts for 10 per cent.

Parameters

Calculations based on

Ranking Value

Weighted Salary

Avg. alumni salary 3 years

186,866 USD

Salary Increase

Avg. the difference before and after an MBA degree 

91%

Value for Money Rank

Based on the money spent during the MBA program

51

Career Progress Rank

As per the changes in the level of seniority and the size of the company.

7

Career Service Rank

Quality and effectiveness of services - counselling, recruitment, internship, etc.

99

Female Faculty

Percentage of Female teachers

21%

Female Students

Percentage of Female students

23%

Faculty with Doctorates

Percentage of full-time faculty with a doctoral degree.

5%

Corporate Social Responsibility Rank

Teaching hours from core courses dedicated to CSR, ethics, social and environmental issues.

86

FT Research Rank

No. of articles published by current full-time faculty.

99

International Faculty

Diversity of faculty by citizenship.

1%

International Students

Diversity of current MBA students by citizenship.

1%

International Mobility Rank

Percentage of students employed in other countries of their citizenship.

59%

Note: Schools with a 50:50 (male/female) composition receive the highest possible score in the three gender-related criteria.

IIM Ahmedabad – Economic Times B-School Rankings

“Economic Times B-School Ranking placed IIM Ahmedabad at First position in overall rankings of Management School 2020”.

The Functional Heads (for IT/HR/Finance/Marketing/Production) of companies, listed in the ET 500, ranked the Business-schools in order of their preference for recruitment, taking factors like readiness for corporate life, technical knowledge, professionalism, etc. into consideration. 

Tabulated Below is Functional level ranking of three Topmost B-Schools of Country according to their different functional areas:

Functions

IIM Ahmedabad

IIM Bangalore

IIM Calcutta

Overall

1

3

5

Finance

1

5

2

HR

3

5

7

IT

1

4

2

Marketing

2

1

4

Production

3

5

12

IIM Ahmedabad – JagranJosh Rankings

“JagranJosh Rankings has ranked the IIM Ahmedabad at First position among the Institutes of Management Category.”

Though the ranking parameters are not defined clearly, they are based on factual and perception Based data. It is one of the most authentic sources when it comes to Educational and Career based Information.

Tabulated Below is rankings of Few other Management Institutes:

Rank

Institute

1

IIM Ahmedabad

2

IIM Bangalore

3

IIM Calcutta

4

IIM Lucknow

5

IIM Indore