QS EMBA Rankings 2021: IIM Bangalore ranked Best in India

IIMB is only Indian B-school to feature in global Top 100 

The Post Graduate Programme in Enterprise Management (PGPEM) of the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) has been ranked the best in India in the latest edition of QS Executive MBA Rankings. IIMB has bagged the 39th spot globally, making it the only Indian institute to feature in the list of the top 100. In the Asia-Pacific category, IIMB holds the 10th spot, leading the B-school brigade from India.

The QS EMBA Rankings considers career outcomes, diversity, employer reputation, executive profile and thought leadership. While employer reputation carries a weightage of 30 per cent, thought leadership and executive profile hold 25 per cent and 15 per cent, respectively. Career outcomes and diversity hold the rest 20 per cent and 10 per cent, respectively. IIM Bangalore secured the top rank in India with a score of 61.8. The programme scored notably well on the parameter of career outcomes, employer reputation and thought leadership.

Professor Rishikesha T Krishnan, Director, IIM Bangalore, said: “This ranking underlines once again the excellent quality of IIMB’s academic programmes across different formats.”

Quacquarelli Symonds has evaluated 176 global EMBA programmes from all over the world. 

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore has been ranked in the top 22.2 % of universities worldwide in the 2021 edition. Globally, France’s HEC Paris tops this year’s EMBA rankings. The Wharton School has claimed the second position while Spain’s IESE Business School stands at third place. 

QS World University Rankings 2021: IIM Bangalore Ranked #1 in India for Business & Management Studies

Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore has been ranked the top B-school in India, third time in a row, in Business & Management Studies, in the QS World University Rankings by Subject.

The QS World University Rankings by Subject considers employer reputation, academic reputation and research impact to rate institutions globally. The Business & Management Studies subject, offered by IIM Bangalore, has secured high ratings in all three categories, making IIMB the Best B-School in India.

IIMB Director Professor Rishikesha T Krishnan said, “This is certainly a huge achievement for IIMB, and I want to extend my gratitude to everyone who made this possible. We have scored well in Academic Reputation and H-Index Citation parameters and this reflects our efforts in ensuring academic excellence in the subject and research capabilities in the domain. I would also like to congratulate all other institutions recognised by QS Ranking.”

IIMB’s focus is on providing thought leadership through high-quality research and offering an environment that nurtures innovative global business leaders through holistic and transformative education.

Quacquarelli Symonds has evaluated more than 5,500 universities covering 80 different locations across the world to rank top 1000 universities in 51 disciplines. Positioned in the top 51-100 category, with a global rank of 76, in Business and Management Studies, is not only an achievement, but it also highlights the commitment of IIM Bangalore to adapt, innovate, and impart quality education, even in these challenging times.

Indian PhD scholar’s work on water conservation wins global recognition

A paper based on Vivek’s recent Ph.D. thesis has been published in the prestigious PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America) journal under Sustainability Science. The paper is co-authored with Prof. Kanchan Mukherjee and Prof. Deepak Malghan of IIMB

The paper, published @PNAS, by Vivek et al, titled, ‘Towards achieving persistent behavior change in household water conservation’ is based on a study, which is amongst the first anywhere in the world that demonstrates long-term conservation of water in urban households through behavioural interventions alone. 

Vivek, who pursued his doctoral programme in Public Policy at IIMB, is interested in the application of behavioural sciences to the conservation of the environment. His Ph.D. thesis is in water conservation behavior in urban households. 

Vivek has co-authored with Prof. Kanchan Mukherjee and Prof. Deepak Malghan of IIM Bangalore. Prof.Kanchan Mukherjee led the design of the intervention instrument and the theoretical foundation while Prof. Deepak Malghan led the method of analysis and technical writing. 

The findings from this study suggest the plausibility of behavioural pathways to conservation, that are not limited to water use alone but can potentially be applied across sectors and scenarios dealing with environmental sustainability, both with and without presence of price signal, as the experiment ran across price and pre-price stages.

Achieving persistence in conservation behaviour has been a central, but elusive goal in behavioural research. The authors report a field experiment that implemented a habit change intervention in an affluent residential community in urban India. The intervention, which lasted for five weeks, yielded 15-25% reduction in household water consumption. More importantly, the effect lasted for the entire observation period of two years after the intervention was stopped, establishing the potential of using behavioural methods to achieve significant long-term reduction in water consumption.  The large size of effects is comparable in size to the effects that follow the introduction of economic interventions such as volumetric pricing. The results are very promising for demand management using behaviour change techniques. Such interventions can be a powerful tool to address growing freshwater scarcity in cities. These findings also expand the scope of behavioural interventions to numerous other settings, such as in the larger environment and resource sectors, without the political and social difficulties associated with price-based policies.

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