When it comes to management education, the Delhi/national capital region wins hands down. Nine out of the top 10 management institutes in north India are clustered in and around Delhi, according to the Hindustan Times-TNS Best Business Schools in India survey, which was released on August 31. Barring the Indian Institute of Management - Lucknow, which tops the northern region list, the Delhi NCR list has University of Delhi’s Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), Institute of Management Technology (IMT) - Ghaziabad, Amity Business School - Noida, Indian Institute of Planning Management, Management Development Institute (MDI) - Gurgaon, IIT Delhi’s Department of Management Studies, International Management Institute (IMI) - Delhi, and Institute of Management Studies, Ghaziabad.
Of these 10, exactly half are among the top 20 in the all-India ranking. (Incidentally, after the western region, the north has the second highest number of B-schools in the top 20 countrywide).
After profiling IIM Lucknow, FMS and IMT in the August 31 survey special, we bring to you the details of the rest of the Delhi/NCR institutes from the top 50.
Each institute has a unique mantra. MDI (north India rank: #6; all-India rank: #26) uses theatre to hone assorted skills in students. IMI (#9; #38), which has received UNDP assistance for promoting internationally-oriented management education, has tie-ups with global organisations such as the World Bank, and the ILO. It’s also starting a programme in family business where participants will spend nine months in India and six months in Fudan University, Shanghai, and Babson College, Lyon, France.
From this year, Delhi’s Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management (all-India rank: #50) is sending students to villages to enable them to work out how real India can be managed.