IMT-G maintains Top-10 status in Business India B-School ranking
Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad has once again been ranked among the
Top 10 business schools in India by an independent survey.
The recently released Business India 2011 B-School survey ranked IMT-G number nine
out of the 335 schools it listed, putting the institute among what’s commonly called
the “Ivy League” of India’s B-Schools.
It’s the same rank IMT-G was awarded last year – indeed the school has consistently
achieved Top 10 status in surveys.
The Business India survey consisted of a 12-section questionnaire which covered
a wide range of topics from campus specializations, pedagogy and curriculum, faculty
profiles and library data to student support facilities, industry outreach and international
A total of 1,000 marks were assigned across the questionnaire, then final marks
were determined by a 10-category score sheet, with brand equity accounting for 25
per cent of the final mark; faculty and pedagogy 15 per cent; industry interface,
technology use, infrastructure, income and expenditure each assigned 10 per cent
and student facilitation, growth, overseas networking and alumni each accounting
for five per cent of the final total.
The survey also got views on B-Schools from interested parties such as entrepreneurs,
CEOs and professors.
Comments from entrepreneurs included: “The tools and techniques required to transform
entrepreneurial students to become real entrepreneurs are missing.”
“There is too much of a gap between the curriculum and the business issues.”
“Students don’t necessarily get the grounding on values and ethics which are very
essential for them to be good leaders of the future.”
And from CEOs came observations that: “The quality of faculty, the quality of research,
the quality of infrastructure – everything has to improve in management education
“The focus has to shift to provide a holistic learning experience.”
“B-Schools must focus on creating passionate leaders, teach people skills, goal-setting
and values and also help build mindsets.”
It’s no wonder then that IMT-G scored high.
As Director Dr. Bibek Banerjee has said the institute’s full-time faculty is comprised
of academics, policy makers, seasoned management leaders and administrators. “Every
one of them is committed to ensuring the curriculum at IMT Ghaziabad is cutting-edge
and industry relevant. They constantly groom top managers and are regularly involved
in executive education – exposing students to the right mix of theory and real world
Dr. Banerjee has said “with our cutting-edge education, we inculcate ethics, introspection
and values. Our students understand the importance of attention to details. As they
develop into managers, they understand the value of being on time, every time.”
“Our student exchange programme is ranked at number one. With over 70 student exchange
tie-ups, our students get the right exposure to work in a multi-cultural environment,
with strong emphasis on team-based learning methods.”
And the Business India survey pointed out there is a “discernible push towards quality”
by B-Schools “as they go in for revamping their curriculum, shedding courses, exposing
their faculty to peer institutions through teaching, participation in conferences
and joint submission of papers at national and international campuses.”
The survey also found international accreditation is also on the rise with seven
schools already receiving it and nearly 100 pursuing it.