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    IIM Bangalore beats IIM Ahmedabad in NIRF Rankings 2019

    Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore has become the leading B-school of the country for the year 2019, according to the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). In the management category, the IIM Bangalore has surpassed IIM-Ahmedabad with just a few points, continuing the battle between the two top-ranking management schools. The fight for the top college was a close one with IIM Bangalore (81.34) only 0.71 points ahead of IIM Ahmedabad (80.61). IIM Ahmedabad bagged the top position under the Management category in NIRF 2018 and 2017. While IIM Bangalore has at the number one position in the year 2016. The awards were facilitated by Honourable President of India Ramnath Kovind in New Delhi, where 1,479 institutions from across India participated in the process.

    Talking about the achievement Mr. G Raghuram, Director, IIM Bangalore, says, “It is an honour that IIM Bangalore has been ranked number one in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) Rankings 2019, under the Management category, released yesterday. This is entirely due to the efforts of the IIMB Faculty and Staff – both current and former, Past Leadership, the Board, Students and Alumni, and the supporting eco-system. I would specifically give credit to the earlier leadership of the institute and the response of the faculty and staff, at least over the past decade, who have often made difficult, but the right choices in setting the direction for and contributing to the institute. This has paid off in terms of Research and Professional Practice, and Teaching, Learning, and Resources.” He further adds, “IIM Bangalore has often been the pioneer in Outreach and Inclusivity. All this has enhanced the positive Perception and the Graduation Outcomes, especially in attracting top-rated students into IIM Bangalore.”

    Indian Institute of Management Calcutta secures the third position, Indian Institute of Management Lucknow comes in the fourth position and Indian Institute of Management Indore secures the fifth position. NIRF has been awarding the annual rankings since 2016. This framework outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country. Since its inception, NIRF has been awarding ranks to the universities in the country based on certain parameters such as teaching, learning and resources, research and professional practice, graduation outcome, outreach and inclusivity, and perception. In its fourth year, it has released ranks in nine categories: Overall, universities, engineering, colleges, management, pharmacy, medical, architecture, and law.

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