09 Mar 2019 16:11 IST

IIM Bangalore tops India in QS University rankings

Institute ranked among top 15 in Asia in the business and management studies category

IIM Bangalore (IIM-B) has bagged the top spot in India in the QS University rankings 2019, under the business and management studies category. The institute has received the top spot, by breaking into the global 51 to 100 range and within the top 15 in Asia. This is an endorsement of IIM-B’s efforts to provide thought leadership through high-quality research and to nurture innovative global business leaders through holistic and transformative education.

In the earlier two years, IIM-B had been ranked second in India among the top 25 institutes in Asia and in the global 101-150.

The QS World University ranking identifies the world’s top universities in individual subject areas for so that students who know what subjects they are interested in can find suitable universities. Each of the subject rankings is compiled by using four sources — the first two of these are QS’s global surveys of academics and employers — which are used to assess institutions’ international reputation in each subject.

The second two indicators assess research impact, based on research citations per paper and H-Index in the relevant subject. The subject rankings do not require any input from the universities themselves. QS ranks those institutions that are visible to them through their academic and employer reputational exercises.

Prof G Raghuram, Director, IIM-B, said: “This ranking is another feather in IIM-B’s cap and I congratulate everyone for this achievement. One of the important indicators for the rankings is assessing the research impact, based on research citations per paper and H-Index in the relevant subject. This is where the institution has met the paper threshold for that subject, both sourced from Elsevier’s Scopus database. IIM-B’s score in the academic survey has moved up significantly over the past three years. And rankings like the QS motivate us to continue with our commitment to quality and excellence.”