Top 20 IIM MBA Business Colleges in India 2016 Rank Wise

All campuses of Indian Institute of Management(IIMs) are autonomous public institution of education management and research of India that is administered by the IIM council. Establishment of IIMs was envisioned and initiated by the first Prime Minister of India – Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Registered under the Indian Societies Registration Act, the 1st IIM was established in November 1961 at Joka, Kolkata, West Bengal– IIM Calcutta. All IIMs primarily offer Post-Graduate, Executive Education and Doctoral Programmes with some specialized purpose programmes in their college.

IIM Eligibility Criteria

For admission in various programmes of IIMs you need to clear Common Admission Test (CAT) with minimum ninety eight Percentile. And for CAT exam you must have a Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% for Schedule Caste (SC), Schedule Tribe (ST) and Persons With Disability (PWD. Candidates appearing for the final year of Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply. And those candidates will be admitted to join the programme provisionally, with a certificate from the Principal/Registrar of the University/Institution. Full details of selection process is available at www.iimcat.ac.in.

Most of the IIMs college ranking excel in their management courses in India.Let’s have a look at the topIIMs branches listas per their ranking:

  • 1. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-A)

    Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad  (IIM-A)

    Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-A) is the leading and second IIM established right after IIM Calcutta on 11, December, 1961 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. It is one of the top public business school of India that is often referred as WIMWI (Well-known Institute Of Management In Western India). This IIM branch is ranked as No. 1 by The Hindu Business Line-MBA Universe and in 2016.

    Programs offered by IIM Ahmedabad

    IIM-A offers six programs including Fellow Programme in Management (FPM), Post-Graduate Pogramme in Management (PGP), Post Graduate Programme in Food and Agribusiness Management (PGP-FABM), One Year Post-Graduate Programme in Managemnet for Executives (PGPX), Faculty development Karan Bajaj – Indian head of Discovery Communications, Author of contemporary Indian novels like Keep Off the Grass.

    College related news

    IIM Bangalore is the top most Indian education institution in a list released by Government of India in 2016 under the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) for Management category where 3,500 institutes participated. And Human Resource Minister Smriti Irani even described it as the largest and first exercise done in the country.

  • 2. Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM-B)

    Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM-B)

    Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM-B) is located in one of the most high-tech capital of India that has high class infrastructure with top quality faculties. It is the third batch of IIMs founded in 1973 in Bangalore, Karnataka. It is the best Indian management institutes. As per National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) list of April 2016 by the Government of India it is the topmost Indian management institute.

    Programs offered by IIM-B

    This IIM College provides globally recognized Fellow Programme in Management (FPM/Doctoral). It currently provides 4 long-duration Post Graduate Programmes - Post-Graduate Programme In Management (PGP), Post Graduate Programme In Public Policy & Management (PGPPM), Post Graduate Programme in Enterprise Management (PGPEM) and Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP).

    Notable Alumni

    Aswath Damodaran – Finance Professor at the Stern School of Business at New York University Karan Bajaj – Indian head of Discovery Communications, Author of contemporary Indian novels like Keep Off the Grass.

    College related news

    IIM Bangalore is the top most Indian education institution in a list released by Government of India in 2016 under the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) for Management category where 3,500 institutes participated. And Human Resource Minister Smriti Irani even described it as the largest and first exercise done in the country.

  • 3. Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM-C)

    Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM-C)

    Indian Institute of Calcutta (IIM-C)is the 1st national Post-Graduate studies and Research institute by Government of India and in collaboration with between Alfred P. Sloan School of Management (MIT), the Government of West Bengal, The Ford Foundation and Indian industry that established in13, November 1961 (54 years) inJoka, Kolkata, West Bengal. It is identified as one of the top Asian business schools with number one ranking consistently in India and Asia pacific region. And in 2016 it was ranked as No. 2 by The Hindu BusinessLine-MBA Universe.

    Programs offered by IIM Calcutta

    In today’s date it serves as an autonomous body offering 7 Post-Graduate and Doctoral Programmes–Post Graduate Diploma In Management (PGDM), Post Graduate Programme for Executives (PGPEX), Post Graduate Program for Executives For Visionary Leadership In Manufacturing (PGPEX-VLM), Doctoral Programme, Executive Education (Management Development Programme and Long Duration Programme), Master’s in International Management (CEMS MIM) and Post Graduate Diploma In Business Analytics (PGDBA). IIM-C is one of the best B-School specialized in finance related courses.

    Notable Alumni

    Ajit Balakrishnan – Chief Executive Officer of Rediff.com
    Indra Nooyi – Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo
    Ramachandra Guha – Historian and also a columnist for The Telegraph and Hindustan Times

  • 4. Indian Institute of Management Indore (IIM-I)

    Indian Institute of Management Indore (IIM-I)

    Indian Institute of Management Indore (IIM-I) campus is a photographer’s delight with breathtaking view where you can find various kind of birds. This 6th addition of autonomous IIM College was established in 1996 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. It is the 1st IIM to start operations outside India.IIM Indore is set to start a certificate programme especially for MSMEs and family run businesses from August-September 2016.

    Programs offered by IIM-I

    They have 6 Academic Programmes -

    • Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)
    • Post Graduate Programme in Management, Mumbai (PGP-Mumbai)
    • Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)
    • Fellow Programme in Management-Industry (FPM Industry)
    • Five Year Integrated Programme in Management (IPM)
    • Faculty Development Programme

    And 5 Executive Programmes -
    • Management Development Programme (MDP)
    • Post Graduate Programme in Management-MX, Mumbai (PGPMX-Mumbai)
    • Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP)
    • Customised Programmes
    • Certificate Course in Business Management for Defense Officers (CCBMDO)
    • Broadband Based Executive Education Programmes (BBBEEP)

    Notable Alumni

    Rahul Razdan – CEO, Reliance Jio Messaging Services Pvt Ltd
    Pankaj Agarwal - Co-Founder & CEO at Hellotravel

  • 5. Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (IIM-L)

    Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (IIM-L)

    Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (IIM-L) is the fourth instalment of the prestigious IIMs Business School. It was established in 1984 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh with a motto of Better management towards better nation and serves as the mentor for new IIMs - IIM Rohtak and IIM Kashipur. It became the 1st IIM institute to have a satellite campus in Noida, Delhi NCR exclusively set up for executive education in 2005. This IIM College has tie up with 24 leading B-School around the world for exchange student.According to a report of The Times of India City in February, 2016 IIM Lucknow placement was 100% - 22% in the finance segment, 25% in sales and marketing, 21% in Consultancy, 15% in e-commerce, 10% jobs in IT and systems and 7% in general management sector.

    Programs offered by IIM-L

    They offer 3 Post Graduate Programmes – Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM), a two-year Post Graduate Programme in Agribusiness Management (PGP-ABM) and Post Graduate Programme in Sustainable Management (PGPSM) (Noida campus). As a part of Mission Noida they are offering one full time and part time PG executive courses - International Programme in Management for Executives (IPMX) and Working Managers’ Programme (WMP) respectively. They also cover other programmes like Fellow Program in Management (FPM), Executive Fellow Program in Management (EFPM) and 3 Executives Programmes.

    Notable Alumni

    Late Shanmughan Manjunath - Marketing manager for the Indian Oil
    Ashutosh Gupta - Director, Marketing Solutions at LinkedIn
    Amit Banati - President, Asia Pacific at Kellogg Company, 1990

  • 6. Indian Institute of Management Ranchi (IIM-Ranchi)

    Indian Institute of Management Ranchi (IIM-Ranchi)

    In 2010, to serve the demand of quality managers, Indian Institute of Management Ranchi (IIM-Ranchi) was established in Ranchi, Jharkhandunder the Ministry of Human Resources Development, and government of India. On May 06, 2016 Economics Times reported that IIM Ranchi campus has noticed a 40% hike in pre-Placement and job offers compared to last year figures. From 1st time recruitment drive of year 2016 it received 171 placement offers.

    Programs offered by IIM Ranchi

    • Post Graduate Diploma in Management Program (PGDM)
    • Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGDHRM)
    • Fellow Program in Management (FPM)
    • Executive Programs - Executive Post-Graduate Diploma in Management Program (PGEXP), Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGDHRM) and Post Graduate Diploma in Management Programme (PGDM).

    Notable Alumni

    Pulkit Bohra - Consultant at Deloitte India (Offices of the US)
    Akshat Gupta - HR Manager at Equirus
    Pallavi Venkatesan - Assistant Manager, Human Resources at Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited

  • 7. Indian Institute of Management Kashipur (IIM-Kashipur)

    Indian Institute of Management Kashipur (IIM-Kashipur)

    To provide quality management education and elite leaders to country, Indian Institute of Management Kashipur (IIM-Kashipur) was established in 2011 in Kahipur, Uttarakhand. 2016-18 batch of students are expected to admit to their new and permanent campus in approximately 200 acres of land in the Escorts Farm area of Kashipurwith in house education loan. It is the 1st IIM campus to take help from Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Limited (BECIL) to set up a FM Community Radio Station under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between them.

    Programs offered by IIM Kashipur

    • Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)
    • Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGPM)
    • Executive Fellow Programme in Management (EFPM)
    • Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)

    Notable Alumni

    Sujay Gokhale - Secretary at Media And Public Relations Committee, IIM Kashipur
    College related newsVibha Garg - Product Manager at ICICI Bank

  • 8. Indian Institute of Management Rohtak (IIM-R)

    Indian Institute of Management Rohtak (IIM-R)

    Indian Institute of Management Rohtak (IIM-R) is the 8th installment that was established in November 2009 in Rohtak, Haryana. Mentored by IIM Lucknow in its first year of establishment, it is the 1st IIM to be approved by the Union Cabinet. In presence of IIM Lucknow it was inaugurated by Mr. Ravi Kant, former Vice Chairman of Tata Motors Ltd. Recently IIM Rohtak introduced live and interactive learning in digital format, through online programmes in entrepreneurship.

    Programs offered by IIM-R

    • Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM)
    • Executive Post-Graduation Programme (EPGP)
    • Executive Training (MDP)
    • Academic Tarining (FDP)
    • Doctoral Programme (FPM)

    Notable Alumni

    Apoorva Singh - Assistant Manager-Sales Strategy at Aviva India
    Akshat Modi - Assistant Manager (Marketing) at Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited
    Ritika Yadav - Analyst Asset management JP Morgan

  • 9. Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIM-K)

    Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIM-K)

    Situated on two hillocks in the Kunnamangalam Area of ancient city of Calicut in Kerala, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIM-K) was established in 1996 in collaboration with the State Government of Kerala. It is one of the Indian Management institute to have SC/ST quota for students in its Post-graduate Programme on regular basis. They also are Country’s leader in terms of having Digital Library Development Centre.

    Programs offered by IIM-K

    Currently they are offering 6 programmes - Post Graduate Programme (PGP), Executive Post Graduate Programme (EPGP), Fellow Programme in Management (FPM), Executive Post Graduate Programme - Kochi Campus, Management Development Programme (MDP) and Faculty Development Programme (FDP) giving emphasis on analytical skills development with global and cross-cultural issues handling.

    Notable Alumni

    Bahniman Rynjah - Strategy Analyst at Accenture Strategy
    Balagopal Kesavamenon - Entrepreneur and OMCP certified Digital Marketing & Digital Strategy Consultant
    Venu Merh - Senior Business Development Analyst at Cognizant, Digital Engagement Practice (DEP)

  • 10. Indian Institute of Management Raipur (IIM-Raipur)

    Indian Institute of Management Raipur (IIM-Raipur)

    Inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Mr. Raman Singh on October, 2010, Indian Institute of Management Raipur (IIM-Raipur) by the Government of India and Ministry of Human Resource Development in Raipur, Chhattisgarh. It is currently operating from the Government Engineering College Campus, Raipur.

    Programs offered by IIM-Raipur

    • Post-Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)
    • Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)
    • Post Graduate Programme in Management for Working Executive (PGPWE)
    • Executive Fellow Programme in Management (EFPM)

    Notable Alumni

    Tarang Singhal - Associate Manager at Vedanta Resources
    Srinath Vijayan - Associate Analyst - Strategic Transactions Group at HSBC
    Mohit Jethi - Coordinator- Admissions Committee, IIM Raipur

  • 11. Indian Institute of Management Shillong (IIM-S)

    Indian Institute of Management Shillong (IIM-S)

    With a vision of expansion and mobilization of education and research facilities in North-eastern state of India Indian Institute of Management Shillong (IIM-S) was formed in 2007 in Shillong, Meghalaya. The institute is set up at the Mayurbhanj Palace, the summer retreat of the Mayurbhanj Kings of Odisha and was founded by Shri. Arjun Singh, Union Minister of Human Resource Development. Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam gave his last speech on Creating a Liveable Planet in IIM Shillong College in 2015. And recently the college paid him tribute by launching the Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Lecture Series on his 1st death anniversary.

    Programs offered by IIM-S

    • Post-Graduate Programme in Management (PGDM)
    • Managing Business in India and China (PGPEx)
    • Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)
    • Management Development Programmes (MDP)
    • Summer School, 2016 (Faculty Development Program)
    • Centre for Development of North Eastern Region (CEDNER) program

    Student clubs and event

    Students of IIM-S plays an important role in every event of the college as it is student-run institute where they take care of everyday things like hotel, IT requirements, placement, student affair, etc. so that they can learn the skills of problem solving and event management. Apart from that they are various clubs and events for students to take part in.

    Notable Alumni

    Swetaleena Mishra - Structural and design engineer for ISRO (previously)
    Prajna Dash - Digital Marketing at Quikr
    Rukma Jayaram – previously worked at SunEdison, HSBC Global Research, AIG Global Investment Group

  • 12. Indian Institute of Management Trichy (IIM-T)

    Indian Institute of Management Trichy (IIM-T)

    Indian Institute of Management Trichy (IIM-T) was established in January 2011 by the HRD and Telecommunication Minister Mr. Kapil Sibal, Government of India and under the guidance of IIM Bangalore. Meleveetil Damodaran, former SEBI chairman direct governors board and former IIM Calcutta professor Orafulla Agnihotri is the director of the college.

    Programs offered by IIM-Trichy

    • Post-Graduate Programme in Management (PGP)
    • Fellow Programme in Management (FPM)
    • Post Graduate Programme in Business Management (PGPBM) – Chennai Centre

    Notable Alumni

    Milap Barmecha - Consultant at Cognizant Technology Solutions
    Renuka S - Analytics Specialist, Strategy & Operations at Deloitte Consulting
    Niranjana Sridharudu - AM Shopper Development - Urban, South with Colgate Palmolive (India) Ltd

  • 13. Indian Institute of Management Udaipur (IIM-U)

    Indian Institute of Management Udaipur (IIM-U)

    Indian Institute of Management Udaipur (IIM-U) is one of IIM that was set up by the Central Government of India during its Eleventh Five-Year Plan in 2011 in Udaipur, Rajasthan. It currently operates from a temporary campus in Polymer Science Building, Mohanlal Sukhadia University (MLSU). And will be relocated to 253 acres (102 ha) of land in Balicha, Udaipur after the completion of construction.

    Programs offered by IIM-U

    • Post Graduate Program (PGP)
    • Post Graduate Program in Management for Executive (PGPX)
    • Fellow Program in Management (FPM)
    • Management Development Program for Women Entrepreneurs (MDPWE)
    • Summer School for Future Leaders in Development

    Notable Alumni

    Aparna Sagar - Area Sales Manager, Mumbai, United Breweries Ltd.
    Anubhav Nigam - Mu Sigma Inc., Analytics Company
    Arunima Tyagi - Senior Manager at Cummins

    College related news

    Recently Economic Times reported that IIM Udaipur completed its final placement for year 2016 with average package of Rs. 12.91 Lakh.

  • Newly opened IIMs:

    1. Indian Institute of Management Nagpur (IIM-N)

    Indian Institute of Management Nagpur (IIM-N)

    Indian Institute of Management Nagpur (IIM-N) started working in 2015 under the guidance and mentorship of Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad with first batch of Post Graduate Program (PGP) in Management. It currently function from its temporary base in Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology that will move to its own campus in about 3 years in about 200 acres near Multi-modal International Cargo Hub and Airport, Nagpur, Maharashtra.

  • 2. Indian Institute of Management Visakhapatnam (IIM-V)

    Indian Institute of Management Visakhapatnam  (IIM-V)

    Indian Institute of Management Visakhapatnam (IIM-V)is also known as IIM Vizag started its first batch in August 2015 under the guidance of Indian Institute of Bangalore in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. With two-year full-time residential Post Graduate programme in Management, it started its classes at the Andhra Bank School of Business on Andhra University campus till it moves to its permanent campus in Gambheeram, Vizag.

  • 3. Indian Institute of Management Bodh Gaya (IIM-BG)

    Indian Institute of Management Bodh Gaya (IIM-BG)

    Inaugurated by the HRD Minister Smriti Irani on 31st, August 2015, Indian Institute of Management Bodh Gaya (IIM-BG) started its 1st academic session Post Graduation Programme (PGP) in Management in Bodh Gaya, Bihar. After successful mentoring by IIM Ranchi, it is currently guided by IIM Calcutta under 118 acres of Magadh University in Bodh Gaya.

  • 4. Indian Institute of Management Amritsar (IIM-Amritsar)

    Indian Institute of Management Amritsar (IIM-Amritsar)

    With support of the Government of Punjab, Ministry of Human Resources Development established Indian Institute of Management Amritsar (IIM-Amritsar) in 2015 under the guidance of Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode. IIM Amritsar started its 1st batch of Post Graduate Programme in Management from temporary base at the campus of Government Polytechnic College. In about 3 years of time it will move to its permanent campus at Manawala on Amritsar-Jalandhar GT Road.

  • 5. Indian Institute of Management, Sambalpur (IIM-Sambalpur)

    Indian Institute of Management, Sambalpur (IIM-Sambalpur)

    Established in 2015, Indian Institute of Management, Sambalpur (IIM-Sambalpur) currently operates from temporary campus in Silicon Institute of Technology, Sason, Sambalpur, Odisha with peaceful environment. With successful mentorship of IIM Udaipur, it currently works under the guidance of IIM Indore. Permanent campus location was finalized in 2014 at 237 acres of land in Basantpur, Odisha.

  • 6. Indian Institute of Management, Sirmaur (IIM-Sirmaur)

     Indian Institute of Management, Sirmaur (IIM-Sirmaur)

    Situated In the laps of Himalayas, Indian Institute of Management, Sirmaur (IIM-Sirmaur) was established in 2015 with its first batch of Post Graduate Programme (PGP) in Management. It currently operates from temporary campus in Himachal Institute of Technology, Near Dental College, Rampur Ghat Road, Paonta Sahib, Distt Sirmaur. With past mentorship of IIM Rohtak and IIM Kashipur, it currently is being mentored by IIM Lucknow.

    Future IIM (Under Process)- In Union budget of 2015 two more IIM got approval from Union Cabinet Committee of Government of India:

    • Indian Institute of Management, Jammu (IIM Jammu)
    • Indian Institute of Management, Telangana