Published On: Mon, Oct 8th, 2012

IIM-A amongst top five B-Schools in Asia-Australasia Region

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IIM-Ahmedabad (IIM-A), the premier B-school of the country is amongst the top five B-schools. The Economist ranking in the Asia-Australasia region, moving up from its previous 9th position. The weekly newspaper has ranked the institute as one of the best B-schools in the region in its full-time MBA ranking 2012 list.

In addition to this, it has also been ranked 56th in the global list, a jump from the previous 78th position, and remains the only B-school from the subcontinent to make it to the ranking, which includes 100 institutes from across the world. However, IIM-A has been given a score of β€˜0’ (out of 100) in the international diversity score, meaning no one from outside the region study full-time course there.

According to the sources, β€œThe Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad is reckoned to be the leading business school in the subcontinent and also the toughest in the world to get into (over 700 people apply for every place). It has close links with industry and with state and national authorities and is increasingly international in attitude. The Indian national government, the government of the state of Gujarat, and Indian industry and business were key players in its formation in 1961. The IIM has a good research base and an active involvement in management development in a number of important fields.”