IIM Calcutta Ranks No. 1 among India’s Best B-Schools

IIM Calcutta Ranks 1st Amongst India’s B-Schools and 17th Globally in Financial Times Masters in Management Rankings 2019

The Institute’s 2-Year Masters in Business Administration (Earlier Post Graduate Programme in Management) has jumped 6 places – from rank 23 in 2018, to 17 in 2019 

Kolkata, 28th October 2019: Indian Institute of Management Calcutta has secured Rank 17 globally, as part of the Financial Times Masters in Management Rankings 2019 for its 2-Year Masters in Business Administration (earlier Post Graduate Programme in Management). Advancing by 6 ranks this year, the Institute has been ranked 1st in India among the five Indian B-Schools listed in the Rankings. This elevation in ranking is a reflection of the quality of education provided by the Institute, and the final outcome of successful employment among the 2-Year MBA programme’s alumni. 

Among the parameters that the ranking was focused on, IIM Calcutta did better than its nearest Indian compatriots on categories which include – today’s salary, weighted salary, salary percentage increase, career progress ranking, involvement of international faculty, inclusion of international board members, percentage of female faculty and student gender diversity ratio.

Commenting on the 2019 Rankings, Professor Prashant Mishra, Dean, New Initiatives and External Relations said, “The FT Ranking for 2019 is a reiteration of the leadership positions that IIM Calcutta holds in the global management education landscape. With the internationalization of our curriculum over the years and some of the best faculty from across the world, our offerings are curated to address the needs of the dynamic business environment. As a result, we’ve been able to create a pool of ethical and responsible leaders across domains. The rankings will help us network more closely with the top B-schools across the globe.” 

The other parameters that are considered for the rankings are value for money ranking, aims achieved by alumni on taking the course, career services ranking, employability among students within three months of completing the course, involvement of women in the Institute’s board, international student in-take, international mobility ranking, international course experience ranking, faculty with doctorates, languages, course fee (local currency), course length (months), number of students enrolled 2018-19 and company internships.

For more details, please visit the Financial Times Masters in Management Rankings 2019 list

Please note: The appropriate expansion of IIM-C is Indian Institute of Management ‘Calcutta’. The change in the name of the city–from Calcutta to Kolkata–is not reflected on the name of the institute.

About IIM Calcutta:

The Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) was established as the first national institute for Post-Graduate studies and Research in Management by the Government of India in November 1961 in collaboration with Alfred P. Sloan School of Management (MIT), the Government of West Bengal, The Ford Foundation and Indian industry. Over the years, IIMC has grown into a mature institution with global reputation, imparting high quality management education. It has been playing a pioneering role in professionalizing Indian management through its Post Graduate and Doctoral level programs, Executive Training Programs, Research and Consulting Activities. The vision of the Institute is to emerge as an International Centre of Excellence in all facets of Management Education, rooted in Indian ethos and societal values. Over the past four decades, IIM Calcutta has developed into one of Asia’s finest Business Schools. Its strong ties to the business community make it an effective mechanism for the promotion of professional management practices in Indian organizations. Today, IIM Calcutta attracts the best talent in India to its faculty and the best and brightest young men and women pursue its academic programs. The residential experience is the foundation of the IIM Calcutta culture, which promotes teamwork and the building of lifelong relationships. Students and partners live on or near campus, making social events and shared activities a way of life. Through a core curriculum which stresses general management skills and advanced elective and seminar courses, IIM Calcutta students have access to a preeminent faculty of thought leaders. To its students, IIM Calcutta offers intellectual depth, abundant resources, and individual attention. To our alumni, we provide a lifelong connection to excellence. To the world, we have a commitment to developing ethical and responsible leaders.

IIM Calcutta’s Accreditations and Rankings

IIM Calcutta is the only Management Institute in India with triple accreditations by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), AMBA (Association of MBAs) and EQUIS, the three major international accreditation bodies for Business Schools. It is also the only Indian school to be part of the prestigious CEMS Alliance comprising 30 top Business Schools from around the world. This alliance is in addition to our existing partnerships with leading Universities, B-schools and renowned institutions such as Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University; Ivey Business School; Asian Institute of Management; etc. (A list of our academic partners across the globe can be found at (https://www.iimcal.ac.in/about/international-office/currentpartner-institutes). An internationally recognized Business school, IIMC stood at rank no. 23 globally and 3rdin Asia in the Financial Times’ Master in Management rankings 2016.IIMC was the top ranked B-school in Career parameter worldwide, in this list.


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