Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2016 - Indian B-School Ranking Up; IIM B bounces back with higher rank
Updated on Jan 25, 2016 - 7:03 p.m. IST by Sreetama Datta
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The Financial Times has released the Global MBA Ranking 2016. IIM Ahmedabad, ISB Hyderabad and IIM Bangalore are 3 B-schools from India featuring in the ranking continuously for the past 3 years. Compared to last year, the ranks of all 3 B-schools have scaled up.


The following table brings to you the Ranking of these 3 B-schools over past 3 years and the average rank.

B-School Name

Rank in 2014

Rank in 2015

Rank in 2016

3 year Average Rank

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad





Indian School of Business





Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore





All 3 B-schools have experienced a rise in the ranks in comparison to past 2 years. Out of the 3, IIM Bangalore has seen the most remarkable leap in the ranking position. The B-School has bounced back to its ranking in 60s compared to last year with a leap of 20 positions. Although the rank had slumped by 14 positions in 2015, the B-School has regained its ranking to 62nd position.


IIM Ahmedabad had been ranked 30 in 2014 from which there has been consistent improvement of 4 and 2 positions in 2015 and 2016 respectively. ISB has also experienced rise in rank of 3 and 4 positions respectively in the years 2015 and 2016.


IIM Ahmedabad has been ranked Number 1 worldwide for career progress of its 1 year full time PGPX programme alumni.


INSEAD, France has topped the chart with Rank 1. Last year, INSEAD’s rank was No. 4. Harvard Business School, London Business School, University of Pennsylvania: Wharton and Stanford Graduate School of Business are among the top 5 B-schools.


According to Financial Times, the proportion of women studying at the ranked B-schools is increasing. In 2015, 35% of management students were women, which was up from 30% in 2005. Last year the proportion of female students topped 40% in in 27 B-schools, a leap from just 4 B-schools 10 years ago.


FT Global MBA ranking methodology


The criteria used to select business schools for ranking are:

  • The institute must be accredited by AACSB or EQUIS

  • The institute must have been operating for at least four years

  • The institute must have graduated its first class at least three years before the ranking publishing date

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First published on January 25, 2016.

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Harshita Gupta 18th Jan, 2020

IIM has given the criteria for PwD under the " Rights of person with Disabilities Act 2006" and according to it, a person must not have disabilities less than 40% , which means disability should be 40% affective.
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And few others. So according to the last point mentioned above, you are eligible and might get admission in pwd category if you meet the requirements of scores and cut-off and if you fulfill the criteria.

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Hey, i have 57% in both 10th and 12th and 81% in graduation. Any possibility of getting call from IIMB if i score 99%tile ?

KUNAL LANJEWAR 17th Jan, 2020


Yes. You have a chance of getting a call from IIM Bangalore.

The eligibility criteria for getting selected by IIM Bangalore is :

  • Minimum 50% in 10 + 2 + Graduation
  • Required CAT percentile
  • Minimum 4 years work experience in respective field

The candidates who clear the above eligibility criteria are shortlisted and they are further sent for further shortlisting.

The further shortlisting is done on the basis of Personal Interview, Written Ability Test. The candidate clearing all the stages are finally selected for admission in IIM Bangalore.

You can receive a call, but you will face problems during shortlisting, as the percentage of 10th, 12th and graduation play a very important role in shortlisting.

Best Wishes.


Hi can anyone tell how is the PGP Business Analytics course (2 yr full time residential) of IIM B and how is its placements?

Sampriti Student Expert 13th Jan, 2020
The Business analytics program of IIM Bangalore is considered as one of the best. In fact this 2 years program will give you enough insights about business and social challenges and identify patterns, developing business strategies and an in depth study of data science.  The placement opportunities are immense. Considering the fact that analytics is now the most sought after job, many reputed companies like the big 4, Genpact, Capgemini etc. visit the campus.

10th - 10 CGPA , 12th - 78% , Grad- 80% . If i get 99 percentile in CAT 2020 will i be able to get into top B-schools. PS- I am a fresher

Yashu Shrivastava 11th Jan, 2020

Hello Vivek

As you mentioned your academics score and it is good but at 99 percentile in CAT,you have a lot more chance to get calls from top IIMs like IIM Ahmedabad,IIM Bangalore,IIM Calcutta,IIM Lucknow and IIM Indore.But there is one drawback that you are fresher and you dont have any previous job background which can be a problem for you.So,yes you will surely get call from top IIMs at 99 percentile because it is very good marks.

Hope This Helps

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10th 50percentage and 12th 48 percentage degree 45percentage, and cat 90 Percentage

Yashu Shrivastava 9th Jan, 2020


Your academics marks is very low,and that may affect on your chances of getting calls from some best colleges.Talking about the IIM Bangalore,sorry but you can't get call from IIM Bangalore because of your academics marks and also your CAT percentile does not meet the sufficient marks.The expected cut off of IIM Bangalore is 98+ percentile with good academics marks and also work experience also matters.

But,don't worry,if you want some good colleges,there are some colleges where academics marks does not matter much,you can check about those colleges here

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Best Of Luck!!

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