The IIM-Ahmadabad, IIM Bangalore and IIM Calcutta have been ranked in the list of top 10 B-Schools of Asia Pacific Zone by the QS Global 200 Business Schools Report 2012. IIM-A has been placed at number 2 and IIM-B at number 5 and IIM-C at number 8.
As per the employer opinion in the report, IIM-C and IIM-A shown a great improvement this year in the Asia-Pacific region by shifting up 4 places. ISB Hyderabad has been ranked at number 7 while SPJIMR and IIFT, New Delhi were successful in grabbing number 16 and 21 positions respectively.
This is the third year when INSEAD, Singapore has ranked as number 1 consecutively. Other business schools of asia-Pacific zone grabbing positions in the top 10 list include University of New South Wales, National University of Singapore (NUS) and Melbourne Business School (University of Melbourne, Australia).
Starting in 1990, QS global report ranks the B-Schools across the globe on the basis of information provided by the global recruiters. There are 200 B-Schools enlisted in the report which are preferred by the recruiters for hiring MBA graduates. The report ranks the business schools region wise (Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle-East, North America and Latin America) and rankings on the basis of MBA specializations.
As per the report, through the B-schools in Europe and US still remain the red hot destinations for MBA aspirants, although business schools in Asia-Pacific region are also gaining popularity. The academic standards of top B-Schools in Europe and America have set a benchmark for the B-schools in Asia-Pacific, who are currently trying to come at par with their academic standards. The report also reveals that the economic development in some of the Asian countries specifically in India and China has increased the demand of accredited B-schools in the zone so that the aspiring business leaders can be trained.
IIM-B has improves gradually by climbing up to 5th position in 2010 from 6th in 2009. IIM-B missed the 4th position by only 2.7 points this year. However, the minimal number of international students enrolled in the B-schools of Asia-Pacific is a major concern. The report reveals that many business schools in Asia do not have any international students enrolled for any programmes. This has created a concern among the recruiters who are seeking MBA graduates who can work in a multinational culture.
Currently, there are only 1,3,5 and 10% of international students enrolled in IIM-A, IIM-C, ISB and IIM-B respectively.
Source : Times of India.