BUSINESS INDIA Ė BEST B-SCHOOLS
Rank : A+ Level 2
The institute ostensibly the largest in terms of student strength and one of the few widely networked schools of the country has been doing well for itself over the years experimenting and incorporating many of the aspects for management education of which most only would talk about. The ethos of the institute as such is in preparing its students managers with effective communication skills, an enquiring mind , hands on action and an ability to stand up to advertisers, in that order.
The institute has modelled its business carefully on the lines of the popular US business schools empowering the students to learn the best by making available all support systems such as library and high quality internet connectivity and facilitating their enquiry through a series of faculty and process interventions through the year. The institute is strong on economics owing to vision of its founder and its bold experimentation, for instance in getting its own faculty in large numbers to become faculty. The institute also offers a range of consultancy and training programmes and also support services for companies, the learning from which are passed on to the class rooms, a case of hands on learning.
The institute has in place a number of collaborations with international universities and an institution run by management gurus and brings a large number of well known names to India exposing its students in the process to global developments in management. The curriculum is constantly updated. The focus is also in the intellectual capital augmentation through publishing of a large number of in-house and commercial journals and magazines touching upon a range of management, marketing, finance, brand building, customer relations, and economy subjects. The learning from these intellectual capital building exercises naturally is passed on to its students. IIPMís network of seven branches helps bring its brand closer to students in different parts of the country which brings synergy to its endeavours.
B- Schools Directory 2006 by Business India
IIPM RANKED AHEAD OF FIVE OF THE IIMS RATED AS ONE OF THE FASTEST-RISING BUSINESS SCHOOL IN THE COUNTRY
Extenuating its spirited campaign 'Dare To Think Beyond the IIMs', IIPM surpassed the performance of 5 of the IIMs to be ranked 2nd
(ahead of 5 of the IIMs) in the Business Barons' India's Best B-Schools Survey, January 2005, in the 'Industry Interface' index.
The survey specifically endorsed the entry of IIPM in the 'elite list' and rated it as one of the fastest-rising business school in the country. The survey placed IIPM at rank 8 over all (exceeding 2 of the IIMs)
IIPM also got ranked 3rd for its quality of course content (exceeding 4 of the IIMs).
AsProf. Arindam Chaudhuri, Dean - The Indian Institute of Planning & Management puts it "Industry Interface is perhaps the only index which involves no value judgements. It is measured purely in terms of the revenue earned from consulting assignments undertaken by an institute and its faculty. It's a direct reflection of how much the industry trusts your institute's education. When you know you are the best, its tough to accept even the over all ranking any less as it involves weightages based upon value judgements on other aspects like infrastructure etc."
Further, the report appreciated Prof. Arindam Chaudhuri as " the best-selling author and economist, who has made IIPM more than a business school with his innovative socio-economic philosophy".
IIPM made news in 2003-2004 when it got selected by United Nations Development Program as its key partner institution in India and got
invited by World Bank Institute to be on its steering committee for a National
Conference in Corporate Social Responsibility. IIPM was also in news when it surpassed the performance of five of the IIMs (Indian Institutes of Management) to be ranked second in Business Barons: India's Best B-Schools survey (June 2003), in the Industry Interface index.
At IIPM the mood is upbeat and every one is brimming with confidence to prove it as the best management school in the country.
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