One more B-Schools Ranking results for 2010 were announced partially (only top-ten) on 14th (Saturday) August 2010 at the first annual Indian Management Conclave 2010 for B-School Teachers, Book Publishers, Research Organisations, et al. Today (the 16th Aug), the complete list of 80 B-Schools. the organisers http://www.mbauniverse.com/ are a special agency catering to B-Schools Students and Teachers.
Of the country's over 2,000 B-Schools, it is interesting to note that only top 100 responded with data. Of this only 80 were found to be suitable. On 14th Aug top 10 were declared in the Conclave. Obviously, IIM-A was the topper of the list. It was followed by IIM-Calcutta, IIM-Indore, IIFT, XLRI, NITIE, IIM-Kozhikode, SP Jain IMR-Mumbai, MDI-Gurgaon, and XIM-Bhubaneswar and the list goes down up to the rank of 80th B-School. TAPMI-Manipal is at 21st position. I am neither happy nor unhappy at this result. Certainly there are some surprises above and below TAPMI. Please click here for the full list: http://www.mbauniverse.com/business-schools/mba-rankings-comparative-business-school-rankings.php
If only the agency representatives visit the campuses of at least ten per cent (8 Schools other than IIMs, MDI, XLRI or IIFT), I would have appreciated because, seeing is believing. The sample size of over 1,000 students is not very encouraging. The first year students finished their annual exams and were mostly in the industry training for internship. The number should have been at least 10,000 when each year nearly 3,00,000 students appear for CAT/MAT/XAT/IIFT and other entrance exams for MBA education. It was done on-line during the summer vacation months of April-May when more number of students could have responded. Besides, aspirants and applicants who have faced GD/PIs of different B-Schools also would have participated. Similarly, the respondents in Recruiters is also not properly declared.
As it is there are enough surveys and rankings in Indian scene. Business India, Business Today, Business World, Outlook and other magazines carry out this exercise annually for over a decade. This year, some new entrants are CRISIL, Dun&Bradstreet, MBA Universe.com, The Week magazine and Career-360. AIMA, Business World and Dalal Street bring out B-Schools Directories every year. The ultimate aim of all these exercises is to guide the aspirants and recruiters as also to develop a healthy competition in the B-Schools arena and certainly not confusing the users with mixed information or making money out of the advertisements released by B-Schools or selling more number of magazine copies. The regulatory is silent on all these matters. They are busy with accreditations and approvals as also moving in to the e-Governance.