In less than ten years from its founding, IIM Udaipur now
becomes part of the prestigious Financial Times (FT) Master in Management (MIM)
Ranking 2019, recognized globally as one of the key indicators of excellence
for a B-school. Until 2018, only three IIMs were part of the FT MIM ranking –
IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, and Calcutta. In 2019, IIM Udaipur joins this elite
group in 76th position.
The FT ranking assesses a variety of criteria including
alumni salary and career progress; value for money; school diversity (female
faculty, students and board members); international experience and research;
and student internships. After gaining AACSB accreditation in November 2018,
IIM Udaipur became eligible to be considered for Financial Times MIM ranking
2019 which includes top B-schools from Europe, Asia and North America.
“IIM Udaipur started its journey with a clear vision in
place which included a commitment to thought leadership in high-quality
research and to developing managers and entrepreneurs amply prepared to be
tomorrow’s leaders. From day one the Institute has meticulously designed
programs and processes which have helped us to be in FT MIM ranking today. As
an Institute we have always set lofty goals for ourselves and such achievements
give us the confidence and motivation to aim higher,” said Pankaj Patel,
Chairman of IIM Udaipur.
“IIM Udaipur has always approached management education as a
journey of transformation. Being in the FT MIM Ranking is a validation of IIM
Udaipur’s focus on our long-term vision. Our accomplished faculty, outstanding
alumni and talented students have enabled us to make rapid progress on our path
of continuous growth and innovation. Our most recent step on this path was the
launching of the first-ever one year MBA in digital enterprise management for
experienced professionals,” said Janat Shah, Director, IIM Udaipur.
With the exception of schools that were created by merging existing
institutions of long-standing, IIM Udaipur is the youngest management school in
the world in both the FT top MIM 100 ranking and the QS MIM ranking. Last year
IIMU became the youngest B-school in India to receive the AACSB
accreditation (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and
joined the elite group of 5 percent of the world’s B-schools.