Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore is one of the top-ranking B-Schools in India and abroad. Committed to evoking leadership, IIM-B offers distinct career outcomes. 

The latest National Indian Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2020 ranked IIM-Bangalore in the second position. Since its inception in 2015, NIRF has ranked IIM-B, seemingly budging between the top two ranks. 

Earlier this year, prestigious international daily Financial Times released the Global MBA Rankings, which awarded it 27th rank. The institute has been the sole Indian B-School to make it to the top 50 ranks.

As acclamation knows no bound, IIM-B received cross-border recognition from QS Business Rankings 2020. The excellence of its Executive MBA Program made the institute notch at rank 26. 

Alongside, QS Global MBA Rankings also offered 44th place to IIM-B, being the second only Indian B-School after IIM-Ahmedabad notched up at 40. 

Meanwhile, Indian dailies Economic Times B-School Ranking and Outlook India’s ICARE 2020 ranked IIM-B at top ranks.

IIM Bangalore Ranking Highlights 2020

Ranking System Year Ranked At
NIRF Ranking 2020 2 out of 100
Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2020 27 out of 100
Outlook India ICARE  2020 1 out of 30
QS Global MBA 2020 44 out of 240
Economic Times B-School 2020 1 out of 50

IIM Bangalore: NIRF Ranking 2020

National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) is a ranking methodology for higher education institutions in India. Adopted by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development in 2015, NIRF Ranking 2020 witnessed an e-release. 

This year, IIM Bangalore lost ground at first rank to IIM Ahmedabad, receding to the 2nd position, repeating its feat of 2018.

Following are the parameter-wise scores of NIRF Management Ranking awarded to IIM Bangalore in 2020:

IIM Bangalore Ranking

IIM Bangalore NIRF Ranking: Last 4 Years

Year Rank NIRF Score (Out of 100)
2016 1 93.04
2017 2 78.82
2018 2 77.33
2019 1 81.34

NIRF Rankings 2020: Top 5 Management Institutes in India

NIRF Rank  Name of Institute NIRF Score
#1 IIM Ahmedabad 82.75
#2 IIM Bangalore 81.32
#3 IIM Calcutta 80.39
#4 IIM Lucknow 73.85
#5 IIT Kharagpur  70.43
  • As always, tabulations above suggest a neck and neck competition between IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Bangalore.
  • To catch off guard, IIM Calcutta constantly holds onto 3rd rank with fractional difference in scores, posing as a tough competitor. 

IIM Bangalore: Outlook-ICARE MBA Rankings 2020

Outlook-ICARE India MBA rankings 2020 has awarded the first position to IIM Bangalore, scoring 91.77 out of 100. 

This ranking system evaluates public and private institutes offering MBA degrees in India. The rankings are provided based on internationally acclaimed and employability specific parameters backed by in-depth research on industry-specific insights such as:

Rank Institution FSR Research Employability Faculty Quality Inclusiveness & Diversity Overall Score
1 IIM Bangalore 100 69.13 98 91 85.48 91.77
2 IIM Ahmedabad 100 68.37 97.48 90.4 83.95 91.2
3 IIM Calcutta 100 64.89 96.93 87.9 81.63 89.85
4 IIM Indore 100 54.58 96.41 88.18 82.71 88.25
5 IIM Lucknow 100 59.62 95.38 86.31 79.19 87.96

IIM Bangalore: QS Business (Masters in Management) Ranking 2020

In QS Business Rankings 2020, IIM Bangalore secured 26th position stepping down 4 places from 22 as in 2019. 

Tabulated below are the scores for QS Business Masters Ranking Criteria:

Ranking Criteria  Score
Academic Reputation 72.5
Employer Reputation 71.3
H-Index Citation 74.4
Citations Per page 76.6

IIM Bangalore: QS Global MBA Rankings 2020

IIM Bangalore, this year, secured 44th position in QS Global MBA Rankings 2020. This year saw 5 eminent B-Schools of India made it to the top 200 positions. 

While IIM-A stood at 40th place, IIM Calcutta, IIM Indore, ISB and SPJIMR secured ranks in the 100-200 range.

Here’s an insight of IIM Bangalore’s parameter-wise scores in QS Global Rankings 2020:

IIM Bangalore Ranking

IIM Bangalore: Economic Times B-School Ranking 2020

The Economic Times offers functional level rankings to MBA Colleges in India. The chief functions considered for B-School Rankings include Finance, HR, IT, Production and Marketing to offer overall rank.

IIM Bangalore has been ranked 3 in the Economic Times B-school rankings 2020 in India. The detailed rank breakdown is tabulated below:

Functions  IIM Bangalore Rank At 
Overall  3
Finance 5
HR 5
IT 4
Marketing 1
Production 5

IIM Bangalore: Financial Times (FT) Global MBA Ranking 2020 

Selected among 150 MBA Colleges worldwide, IIM Bangalore notched up at 27th place, this year. 

Every year, Financial Times- an economics and business daily of global repute, publishes world rankings of B-Schools. The rankings are set based on 20 different criteria audited by KPMG.