“MBA Institute Ratings – IBS: Touching New Skies Everyday”

IBS Hyderabad CampusIn today’s fast moving world, one education course which is making its way very strongly to the youngsters in India is MBA…

There are more than 2500 business schools in India to cater the demand for MBA but not every business school impart quality education and churn out leaders.

After the completion of the graduation course, most of the students got confused when the critical question of short listing of the top B-Schools comes their way, it becomes much more complicated, given that the definition of ‘top’ varies between people and across years.

Most of the students choose the route of going thru the website of the B-Schools read out the brochure or consult to their seniors or faculties…but that does not provide the right and correct answers to their much awaited query!

 Every other B-school make exaggerated claims just to stay relevant. It therefore becomes crucial for aspirants to see through the clutter and identify these ‘top’ B-Schools.

There are many independent research agencies in India which conduct the survey among all the business schools in order to filter out the best from the lot.

We have taken a close look on all the published ratings and we strongly believe that IBS has been able to stand out from the rest in many ways…

In this section, we provides you all the relevant information and details on the rating part pertains to IBS…we are providing this information based on the ratings published by two rating agencies, which are today the most reliable and most informative.

One of the very critical and most reliable rating agencies is CRISIL India.

CRISIL Business School Grading is India’s first independent and rigorous grading service for the education sector. Through this service, CRISIL aims to recognise and nurture quality management education, while helping employers and aspiring management graduates find business schools that best match their needs.

Business schools provide India’s rapidly growing industry with management professionals: the CRISIL Business School Grading aims to help business schools achieve higher degrees of academic excellence, establish the right profile of institutes and showcase an institute’s quality to students, faculty and employers across India.

CRISIL’s criteria for grading business schools have been developed after carrying out extensive research, and taking feedback from several stakeholders. We use quantitative and qualitative assessment parameters, to ensure that our evaluation framework is both robust and comprehensive.

 In its latest rating report published on 11th Oct’2014, CRISIL India has rated IBS as A** under its National Grading and A*** under State Grading which just goes to show that in the Andhra Pradesh state, IBS is the Best and in the Nation too, IBS is not far behind to become the Best B-School.

You can access the whole scorecard of IBS published by CRISIL India at http://www.crisil.com/pdf/ratings/icfai-mba-2014.pdf

IBS Business SchoolAnother upcoming and most comprehensive source for reliable and genuine ratings is “Careers 360” – The education Hub.

A nation-wide survey was conducted to find 100 top B-schools in India. The outcome is a list of top 30 public MBA institutes and top 70 private MBA institutes.

On the basis of ranking survey data, Careers 360 has also created list of top rated B-schools in different states and union territory.

Sometimes it gets tough to choose between two or more equally good and reputed institutes. For example, how would you choose between an Indian Institute of Management (IIM) or Department of Management Studies of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)? This is where the significance of ranking comes into play.

With the objective of helping the students to make the right decision without going through this complex process, Career-360 releases a list of India’s top B-Schools annually.

This list segregates B-Schools into various categories, thereby aiding the students in choosing the set of B-Schools to apply to. This list is made using a methodology that has a proven track record of over a decade, after months of extensive research by experts who have over two decades of experience in guiding students on Indian MBA admissions.

For the benefit of all we shall disclose that IBS is being categorized in the Private Business Schools category.

It is the young schools that surge ahead in the list of Top Private Business School List.

While the top 20 in the list of public B-Schools is dominated by older schools, it is the relatively younger ones that are gaining ground in the private sector. And IBS is one of them..IBS has been placed at 12th position, and in the list IBS is much ahead of some of the most popular and reputed colleges like KJ Somaiya, Xavier, Amity, Jaipuria and Symbiosis etc..

You can access the full report at:


IBS Hyderabad CampusICFAI Business School (IBS)-Hyderabad is a constituent of the ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (IFHE), a Deemed University as per the UGC Act 1956. Established in 1985, IBS-Hyderabad is one of the top business schools in India. It has been ranked at #12 in the nation by Hindustan Times in a 2012 survey. The school has been re-accredited by SAQS (South Asian Quality Standards), rated A** by CRISIL, EB2 IN by ICRA and as an Excellent Business School by Eduniversal.

The major programs offered at IBS-Hyderabad are MBA being the flagship program, PhD and BBA. Ours is one of the largest MBA programs in Asia with a student intake of around 1100 this year.

The academic units of IBS-Hyderabad are organized around five departments: finance and accounting, marketing and strategy, economics, operations and IT, and human resources and soft skills.

The faculty pool at IBS-Hyderabad is a good blend of people from the industry and academia with majority having PhDs.

There are 170 faculty members in the business school currently. The faculty members have published in the last three years around 300 articles in International and National journals.

The Case Research Centre of the school develops business cases on an average of over 100 cases per year, which are being used around the world for teaching, in textbooks, and industry.

The Center for Management Development of the school provides opportunities for faculty members in interfacing with industry. IBS-Hyderabad emphasizes student-centric learning supported by continuous evaluation and feedback.

It offers a largely case study based pedagogy for the MBA program. Case studies allow students to step into the shoes of the decision makers and deal with issues faced by managers.

The students go through around 500 national and international case studies including those from Harvard Business School.

While going thru these reports at the respective sites, it becomes very clear that IBS is one of the top B-school in India which is gaining momentum at rapid pace and is beating every other competitive college thick and fast.





Contributed by Himanshu Chaudhary ( Class of 2003-05IBS HYDERABAD )

7 thoughts on ““MBA Institute Ratings – IBS: Touching New Skies Everyday”

  1. I am pursuing B.B.A(H) in Bhawanipur college ,Kolkata and i took a survey of the above b-school and kind of ready to be a part of this b-school.

  2. Thanks for all appreciation !!
    I would be highly obliged if any of my work can adds little value to your thought process..

  3. Yesterday I appeared for IBSAT, and looking forward to join IBS HYDERABAD. I am commerce graduate and also a CA FINAL aspirant. I want to make my career in field of investment banking. Just want to ask you that, can I able to get what I am looking for, here in IBS?

  4. Hi, I am an alumnus of the 2002-04 batch. Good to see the ranking scaling, but the only reference is of IBS- Hyd. Do other centers have different ranking?

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