28 Sep 2020 15:24 IST

IIM Calcutta ranked second in Asia in Financial Times Masters in Management

The institute had an advantage over its competitors as the only B-school to be a part of the CEMS

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) has secured 21st rank globally in the Financial Times Masters in Management Rankings 2020 for its flagship two-year MBA programme. The institute has been ranked second in India, and in Asia among the five Indian b-schools listed in the rankings. Categories considered in the rankings include alumni career progress, school diversity, and international experience and research.

Testament to quality

“The ranking reflects the high quality of education provided by the institute and the outcome of successful employment and career progression among the MBA programme’s alumni,” said a press statement issued by the institute. Other parameters that are considered in the rankings include value for money ranking, involvement of women in the institute’s board, international student in-take, international mobility ranking of alumni, faculty with doctorates and other languages known.

IIM Calcutta excelled in several individual criteria within these categories, including the salary of graduates three years after graduation, the percentage increase in salary and career progress of alumni since graduation, and the effectiveness of career services with jobs upon graduation. The institute also did well in terms of diversity including the percentage of both female faculty and students, international faculty, international board members and international course experience.

Huge network

“The FT Rankings demonstrate again that the IIM Calcutta MBA program is a powerful launching pad for our graduates to contribute to business and society in leadership positions. Besides being the motivation for us to buttress the leadership position IIM Calcutta holds in several criteria, the rankings are also a great source to inform our strategic decisions. In line with our vision of global eminence, our continuing endeavour is to further promote curricular relevance, international engagement, and diversity for a dynamic learning experience that positions our students as global leaders,” Professor Anju Seth, Director, IIM Calcutta said in the release.

IIM Calcutta had an advantage over its competitors as the only B-school to be a part of the prestigious CEMS. The Global Alliance in Management Education or CEMS is a cooperation of leading business schools and universities with multinational companies and NGOs. The CEMS Global Alliance includes 33 academic institutions on five continents, nearly 70 corporate partners and seven social partners from around the globe.