The business schools of three Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) – Kharagpur, Delhi and Roorkee – have been featured in the top 10 list of the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) for Management this year. The top 10 B-schools were selected out of a pool of 542 business schools whose data was submitted for the ranking purposes. The ranking list of NIRF is approved by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development. According to a PTI report, IIT Kharagpur’s Vinod Gupta School of Management (VGSoM) was ranked seventh, while the management schools of IIT Delhi and IIT Roorkee were ranked sixth and eight.
As quoted in the report, the Acting Dean of the Vinod Gupta School of Management (VGSoM), IIT-KGP, Prof Prabina Rajib said, “Faculty must undertake innovative and deep-learning R&D projects to add new dimensions to classroom teaching.” In 1993, IIT-Kharagpur was the first among the other IITs to set up a business school. According to a statement released by IIT-Kharagpur, “The key strength of these three B-schools have turned out to be research and professional practice for which they are the top-ranking B-schools in India.”
Earlier in the month, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) released the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) Ranking 2017 for Indian Universities. The list was released by Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar in a press conference at the PIB Conference Hall. The National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2017 list includes colleges like (not in order)- Indian Institute of Management(IIM) Ahmedabad IIM Bangalore; IIM Calcutta; IIM Lucknow; IIM Kozhikode; IISc Bangalore; BHU, Varanasi; Miranda House, Delhi; Loyola College, Chennai; Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi; Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi; National Institute of Pharma Education and Research, Mohali among others.