Wednesday, December 31, 2008

XLRI talk on Social Entrepreneurship

From The Telegraph

Jamshedpur, Dec. 23 (The Telegraph): To make people aware about social entrepreneurship, XLRI has planned a national conference.

The Social Entrepreneurship Trust and Social Initiative Group for Managerial Assistance (Sigma) of XLRI will arrange the conclave on social entrepreneurship on January 31 and February 1 next year.

The theme of the conference would be “Providing Access for Sustainable Devel- opment” while its purpose is to showcase innovative social entrepreneurship ventures by individual entrepreneurs, NGOs, corporate executives and government agencies.

It will also provide a common platform for sharing of experiences, issues and concerns of the social sector.

About 150 development sector professionals would attend the conference.

It will be the first-of- its-kind for XLRI. The conference will be organised in association with Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, a global association of social entrepreneurs, and, a portal on social and developmental of India.

“The conference is part of the diamond jubilee celebrations of the B-school. We wanted to give a distinct identity to the social concerns, so we thought of coming up with this conference.

“There are resources but they can’t reach the grassroots and that is a cause of concern,” said Madhukar Shukla, the professor of organisational behaviour and chairperson of Social Entrepreneurship Trust at XLRI.

The conference has been designed around six sessions over two days, each highlighting the problem of “accessing the resources”.

Experts would talk on access to credit and financial services, access to education, access to healthcare and hygiene, access to livelihood opportunities, access to market and rural access to societal resources.

Each session will have three speakers who will share their views and provide solutions.

The conference will also have a social entrepreneurship workshop, a performance by Blind Opera and competitions for students interested in social entrepreneurship.

Confirmed Resource Persons/ Speakers:

Ms Aparna Banerjee
CEO, Project Sukanya
& Ashoka Fellow

Mr Anshu Gupta
Founder, GOONJ
& Ashoka Fellow

Ms Chetna Gala Sinha
Founder, Mann Deshi Mahila Sahakari Bank
& Ashoka Fellow

Mr CV Madhukar
Founder, PRS Legislative Research & Co-Founder, Akshara Foundation
& Ashoka Fellow

Mr Dilip Ranjekar
CEO, Azim Premji Foundations

Dr Joe Madiath
Founder & Executive Director, Gram Vikas
& Skoll Social Entrepreneur

Mr KC Shashidhar
Chief General Manager, NABARD, Jharkhand

Mr Keerti Bhusan Pradhan
Head of Programs - India Office, Right to Sight

Dr Pradip Sarmah
Director, Centre for Rural Development
& Ashoka Fellow

Mr Pravin Mahajan
Founder & Executive Director, Janarth

Mr Rajiv Khandelwal
Director, Aajeevika Bureau
& Ashoka Fellow

Mr S Shivkumar
Chief Executive, ITC Agri Business - E-Choupal

Mr Samit Ghosh
CEO, Ujjivan

Mr Solomon Jaiprakash
Founder & Chief Executive, Maya Organic*
* awaiting confirmation

Ms Sushmita Ghosh
President Emeritus, Ashoka: Innovators for the Public

Dr Vanita Viswanath
CEO, Udyogini

Mr Ved Arya
Managing Trustee, SRIJAN
& Ashoka Fellow

Mr Venkat Changavalli
CEO, EMRI - Emergency Management & Research Instt

Mr Verghese Jacob
Lead Partner, Byrraju Foundation

Mr Vijay Mahajan
Founder & CEO, BASIX
& Senior Ashoka Fellow

Posted By The Theme to XLRI Jamshedpur - News and Latest Updates at 12/24/2008

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Pictures and Video of Singapore Edition of XLRI Alumni Dream Run


XLRI Dream Run
Botanic Gardens

Yes a whole lot of xlers in Singapore ran around the botanic gardens and felt really good to be a part of the just a few hours and few steps we were able to build a great camaraderie and friendships. thanks to everyone who turned up and showed their support to xl and to the cause.

as you all may be aware by now, we were running to raise $ 5k for the XLRI Social Entrepreneurship Trust

The run was super. The weather, thanks to the rain god - it rained in the afternoon: was nice and cool..

we started a bit late but still were able to make the full 5k( approx) and be back by 8 pm. Not bad eh...thanks everyone...

A special one goes to Deepak (97 batch) from Stan Chart. He promised that he will come with his family (wife and 2 sons) and all of them did the whole run. A real WOW !...

Super job Deepak. I really admired your enthusiasm and the spontaneity. You are truly an XL soul. I hope we meet again and I really felt very happy for your kids and wife - they took the time and made all of us feel really PROUD.

Another special thanks should go to SCAMPY the loving adorable doggie and Nans (1983) and Shubha ( 1984) who made that happen. Scampy is so so adorable and was the darling of the party..

Talking about a party - thanks to Abhilasha to have made it to SBG after a party - even that shows true support and spirit.

Pity that many people said they will come but did not show up and did not message...

Oh I should not forget to thank Lavanya Rajesh for the super collection mechanism and t shirt logistics - thank you so much...

The location worked out really well. It was nice and cozy and we could use all the facilities etc till late.

I had asked Prof.Madhukar about increasing participation etc and he had indicated to me once in an e-mail - "if it is to happen and if the wishes are positive and there is good energy - the UNIVERSE will provide"...yes so it is.

When I arrived at 6.30 pm, honestly, I had my doubts and trepidations about the turn out - but I brushed the negativity aside and sent out many positive wishes and it seems like it all turned out well. what a dream (run) come true ...

I think the t shirts sold well and many million thanks to the new batches who have arrived in Singapore who fully supported the cause and made the contributions.

Thanks Dr Shree for spreading the word around.

I do want to just dial back on the objective we set and the next steps:

We did promise that we would raise $5K. Many people have supported us in this cause. shyam, aditya and few others have already indicated their contributions and our thanks goes to all of you..

We have to support the xl social entrprenuer trust. Like Rajesh said in his speech - it is not a charity. it is a business and business with a cause and they need the help. they are doing good work and we should not let this slip between the cracks. so guys and gals - it is up to us - and here is a great opportunity to pay it forward or give back or how/whatever you want to think about...

So friends - a small favor - even if you were not able to make it today it does not matter - find some time do your own run or walk - and send to us your contributions either to me or Rajesh. I think many of the people have our numbers - so please call

Since many of you are on vacation or last minute business travel etc - we are extending the date to make your contributions to 25 January 2009. Yes a good 6 weeks.

We'd like to send the contributions over to Madhukar by that time .... So there is time.

But don't wait. Just do it NOW. ..The spirit is in the giving and sharing and the time is perfect.

Love and Peace.
Best Wishes

View the photo album: XL Dream Run, December 13, 2008

Watch the Video:

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Final Call : Singapore Alumni Walk/ Dream Run

Final Call!

Let’meet tomorrow! Make sure you are there at 630pm so that we start sharp at 7pm

Make sure your friends join and RSVP as wll :) We are going to have some great time!

We will assemble at the Botanic Gardens @ Gazebo inside the Bukit Timah Core of the gardens. It is near the Jacob Ballas Children's Gardens.

6:30 Registration and start the walk at 7pm


Getting there:

Specific Location: - BUKIT TIMAH CORE -

The specific location to meet is at the Gazebo inside the Bukit Timah Core of the gardens. It is near the Jacob Ballas Children's Gardens.

Rajesh Soundararajan

Friday, December 05, 2008

Dream4Others - 3rd Social Venture by XLRI Students

Please register on - the 3rd Social Venture by XLRI students - and supported by XLRI Social Entrepreneurship Trust... your 5 minutes in filling up a 7-item survey can make a difference
We are pleased to inform that few students of XLRI, Jamshedpur, have st­arted an online research venture, whereby we will be generating funds for the NGO's to help the needy t­hrough market research.

The dream for a better India is somewhere in the mind of every Indian. Few are trying to do som­ething about it, to take it further. Most are sitting laid back thinking what possible contribution t­hey can make. Everyone dreams of a comfortable life, a lucrative job and a happy family for ones­elf. But only some has the heart to dream for others. Our part, we chose would be to support soc­ial groups and organizations by generating financial resources that will help them concentrate in
helping the poor.

We want you to "be the change" by registering yourself at the site and answering few questions.­ Every time you answer these questions we will donate Rs. 50/- to Rs.200/-­ to a registered charitable social welfare organisation on your behalf. There are special prizes to be won on each survey and few monthly bumper prizes also. These prizes will range between Rs. 2000/- to Rs. 20000/-.

We will also be highly grateful if you can refer the site to everyone you know and ask them to giv­e their 5 mins for a noble cause. This will not be worthless as a normal chain mail usually is, and we will provide all the accountability of the money being donated through our site.

Please click on the following link on and help us to take the initiative for­ward to the highest level.

Raj Jalan

Thursday, December 04, 2008

8 days to go - Put Enthu, Put Fight!

8 days to go! Put Enthu, Put Fight!

Hurry up, please send in your confirmations!

Can you also share (?) Adults and (?) Children.

We will assemble at the Botanic Gardens @ Gazebo inside the Bukit Timah Core of the gardens. It is near the Jacob Ballas Childrens Gardens.

6:30 Registration and start the walk at 7pm

Getting there:

Specific Location: - BUKIT TIMAH CORE -

The specific location to meet is at the Gazebo inside the Bukit Timah Core of the gardens. It is near the Jacob Ballas Childrens Gardens.


Getting THere

By Foot:
Entrance to the Gardens is easy through the Gardens' major entrances: Tanglin Gate, Burkill Gate, Nassim Gate and Cluny Park Gate, and through the Bukit Timah Entrance.

By Car:
Car Parking Facilities are available at the Singapore Botanic Gardens' Visitor Centre, Bukit Timah Car Park at Bukit Timah Core, Botany Centre, Jacob Ballas Children's Garden and Public Parking along Tyersall Avenue.
Car Park Charges
FAQs on Charged Parking System

By Bus:
Get to the Gardens by Public Bus
via Holland Road or Bukit Timah Road.

. Via Holland Road
SBS Transit 7, 105, 123, 174
SMRT 75, 77, 106

. Via Bukit Timah Road
SBS Transit 66, 151, 153, 154
SMRT 67, 171

By Taxi:

There is a Taxi Drop-Off and Pick-Up point at the Visitor Centre along Cluny Road.

By Coach:
a) Coach Drop-off Point is located at the Singapore Botanic Gardens' Visitor Centre, the Ginger Garden Coach Drop-off Point and Jacob Ballas Children's Garden.

b) Coach Parking is available at the Singapore Botanic Gardens' Visitor Centre, Tyersall Avenue Public Coach Park

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Social Entrepreneurship Conference @ XLRI: need help for leads for funding/sponsorship

looking for money/funding/sponsorship!! - or leads/contacts which will lead to money/funding/sponosorship
How does one get funding/sponsorship of about Rs 15 lacs (besides the participation fee) for the 1st National Social Entrepreneurship Conference at XLRI scheduled during January 31st-February 1st, 2009?
The target participants are about 100-150 representing development sector professionals (social entrepreneurs, NGOs, government officials operating in development space, CSR executievs, academicians, and interested students) who will attend the Conference.
,The following have confirmed their participation as speakers so far (in last 10 days)...any leads/ contacts will be helpful
- Mr Anshu Gupta (Founder, GOONJ & Ashoka Fellow)
- Ms Aparna Bannerjee (CEO, Project Sukanya & Ashoka Fellow)
- Mr CV Madhukar, (Founder, PRS Legislative Research & Co-Founder, Akshara Foundation & Ashoka Fellow)
- Mr Dilip Ranjekar (CEO, Azim Premji Foundations)
- Dr Joe Madiath (Founder & Executive Director, Gram Vikas)
- Mr Keerti Bhusan Pradhan, (Head of Programs - India Office, Right to Sight)
- Dr Pradip Sarmah (Director, CRD & Ashoka Fellow)
- Mr S Shivkumar (Chief Executive, ITC E-Choupal)
- Mr Samit Ghosh (CEO, Ujjivan)
- Dr Vanita Viswanath (CEO, Udyogini)
- Mr Venkat Chaganvalli (CEO, EMRI - Emergency Management & Research Instt)
- Mr Verghese Jacob (Lead Partner, Byrraju Foundation)
- Mr Vijay Mahajan, (Founder & CEO, Basix)

Sunday, November 30, 2008

XLRI's Prof HK Pradhan prepares Theme Paper for UN's Doha Summit

Nov 27 (Hindustan Times): The XLRI, Jamshedpur, will have its presence felt during the United Nation's Conference on Financing for Development to review the implementation of the Monetory Consensus at Doha (Qatar). The conference is scheduled between November 29and December l. Professor of finance and economics at the institute, Dr H K Pradhan, has been preparing the main paper for the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), which will be presented at the international conference that assumes significance in view of the global recession.

Dr Pradhan, who was associated with the Commonwealth Secretariat for two years, is the only Indian involved in the theme paper of ESCAP.He has visited 20 countries across the globe on important assignments.

Speaking to the Hindustan Times, Dr Pradhan said that the theme paper lays enumerates that the world economy must adjust to a lower level of equilibrium and the asset price inflation should correct itself, but not at the cost of losing the financial institution. "Government and central banks must work towards ensuring the development of soundly managed and adequately capitalised banking system that can safely and efficiently intermediate between savers and investors.At the country level, there is a need for stronger institutional arrangements, discouraging all forms of speculations in the financial markets, excessive risk taking, requiring stable macro-economic policy and encouraging productive investments in the real economy," said Pradhan.

He also said that the paper has put forward a proposal for establishing Asian Monetary Fund (AMF) in Asia, a regional currency fund to provide emergency support during a currency for liquidity crisis in Asia, especially in the light of the financial turmoil.

Posted By Madhukar to XLRI Jamshedpur - News and Latest Updates at 11/30/2008

Saturday, November 29, 2008

XL Singapore - We can demonstrate the Spirit of Giving!

Dear Friends:

this is an appeal

to xlers and xl alumni

as xlers and xl alumni,

.... we have always had a special purpose in our lives.

... a purpose that goes beyond professional success – beyond money, beyond titles and designations.

we believed...

we believed from the word go! that we, as xlers are special...

... and different from the iims and other institutes

we believed in giving back....
we believed in giving back, through the many projects and assignments that with did with the local people while we were in jamshedpur.
we believed...

we believed that we are there to make a difference!
we believed in helping the underserved realize their dream.
today....... as we have gained fame, name, reputation and money

can we...

can we give back!

can we help in our own small little way,
can we help the people through our institute

... that has made us all what we are today.

it is small request!

Can we donate to the cause we believe in..

little droplets from each of us, will fill thousands of people with tears of joy

.. those little contributions

will evoke smiles in a thousand faces,

twinkles in the eyes of children,

satisfaction to old parents, who see their children achieve their dreams...

can we tell in our own small way

that we care

that we care for them

we care for their dreams!

donate generously! donate today!

Here’s an appeal

1. We are having an XL Nature Walk on December 13, 2008 in Botanical Gardens (7pm).

a. The idea is (1) To come together for a cause – The XL Social Entrepreneurship Trust

b. And (2) get together with friends and families

c. Would like to know the participation, please help reply to XL Singapore

d. More details on

2. We have revived our presence in a few more areas – to be more relevant with changing times.

a. On Facebook: “XLRI Singapore” on Facebook. It would be a good idea if you can join in there J

b. On Blogspot:

3. Videos: We have a few places some videos are posted on YouTube and MSN Video


b. ;



[Rajesh Soundararajan]

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Praying for safety of Xlers in Mumbai

Terrible news on the terror attacks in Mumbai. Most of it was centered around the Colaba area where a lot of XLers have their offices.

A lot of our alumni were working late in office, some live in the area and some were catching up with friends in the nearby joints, eateries and restaurants. We pray for the safety of those who were in the area.

Words are useless in situations like this. All we can do is hope and pray for now.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Ruchi Gupta Varshneya (98BMD) completes Philadelphia Marathon

Ruchi Gupta Varshneya had written in 2 months ago about preparing for the full marathon and requesting encouragement, prayers and support.

Ruchi was motivated to run the marathon to contribute to the cause of Asha for Education

For someone who had never trained as a runner and a mother of twins, the training was long and hard, but Ruchi says that it was her commitment to the cause that helped her see it through. Running the half marathon in New Jersey on 5th October and the Full marathon in Philadelphia on 23rd November.

Ruchi did not forget those who had supported her endeavor and I received this lovely note from her, a day after the marathon:

Hi Kim,
Hope the note finds you well. I wanted to let you know that I completed the Philadelphia marathon this Sunday. It took me all of 5:30 hours, however I finished strong with a smile. Thanks much for your support to the cause.I also surpassed my fund raising goal. All the encouragement from friends like you was much needed and constantly replayed in my mind between mile 20 -25!.
All the effort will be worth it if it contributes to some under-privileged girls getting education and brighter future.
Thanks for trusting me

Way to go Ruchi! We are proud of your achievement!

More Details on the MBA Summer Placements at XLRI

Here is a breakdown of the summer placement statistics.

1.0 The overall statistics for the SIP 2009 process is as below:






Number of Companies




Number of Offers




Number of International Offers




Average Stipend*




One Lac + Stipends*




Number of New Recruiters




*(For internship period of 8 weeks)

Some of the major companies which participated in the process are:

a) J P Morgan Chase, Lazard, Carlyle Group, Edelweiss Capital, Allegro Advisors and SBI Capital (Investment Bankimg/Equity)

b) Citibank, HSBC, Standard Chartered, ICICI and Axis Bank , Larsen & Toubro, MCX,and Clearing Corporation of India Ltd (CCIL), WNS and Wipro (Finance, Banking, Treasury etc)

c) Hindustan Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Coca Cola, ITC, Nestle, Colgate Palmolive, Cadbury, Johnson & Johnson, Reebok, Marico and GSK (Marketing/Sales/Operations and SupplyChain)

d) Alia Group and Vertebrand (Brand Consulting a new sector for XLRI)

e) TAS and The Aditya Birla Group , Mahindra & Mahindra, Punj Lloyd, Apollo Group and Atul (HR, General Management, Operations, Strategy roles etc)

f) Novartis, Al Ghanim , Ernst & Young, Hewitt & Associates, KPMG, Mercer, Reach Potential, Cummins, Microsoft and Deloitte (mainly HR but some made other roles for BM)

3.0 The breakup of the offers is as below:



















4.0 A new initiative this year

An initaitive for social and Enterpreneurship (ISEL) was launched this year (CRESENT and SIGMA student bodies contributed). Organizations in this sector offered Internships. 5 students took these offers




Sunday, November 23, 2008

XLRI shines in season of campus gloom

From The Times of India

KOLKATA: XLRI, Jamshedpur, seems to have bucked the global meltdown that has not spared the likes of the IIMs and IITs. The highest international
stipend (for two months) is the same as last years record of Rs 5 lakh and the average stipend has risen by over 55% from Rs 48,000 to Rs 85,000 for 2009.

Better still, the number of students bagging a stipend of Rs 1 lakh-plus has jumped from 14 to 45. The icing on the cake: international offers have shot up from 5 in 2008 to 22 for 2009.

The only casualty of the meltdown is the highest domestic stipend, which has slipped from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 3 lakh. No more than a bruising blow, when many others have taken a knockout hit. The number of recruiters who turned up for summer placements increased by 32 from last year.

Top financial banks like Lehmann Brothers (which offered the highest stipend last year), Robo Bank and Calyon Bank stayed away but no surprise there.

Over 200 internship offers were made for a batch of 180 students with 15% of the profiles being offered internationally in North America, Europe, South-East Asia, and West Asia by over 70 recruiters.

The highest international stipend was offered by a Wall Street investment bank for its trading desk in Hong Kong while the highest domestic stipend was offered by an investment bank, again, for a position in Mumbai, said Jeevan Kumar, secretary of XLRI's placement committee. And, The Carlyle Group, now the largest private equity player in the world, once again chose XLRI as its exclusive domestic recruitment destination.

So, what's the secret? "We had invited carbon trading companies like Cantor C2E and commodity exchange companies like MCX for summer placements. And, for the first time, brand consulting companies participated too,'' said Rajiv Mishra, XLRI's placement committee chairperson. "XLRI offers a unique dual management, both in marketing and finance. So, the meltdown did not affect us as much.''

Saturday, November 22, 2008

XLRI Dream Run - Phase II

Inspired by the Dream Run on Campus, the alumni in Singapore are planning a mirror event on the 13th of December. Here are the details from Ramesh Ramakrishnan.

Ok done ...we are all set!!

looks like 13/12 after all is a lucky day.

So here are the details in a simple format:

What is the idea?
Run / Walk 5k in the Singapore Botanic Gardens on Dec 13 , 2008. Have some fun , Meet friends and pay $100 to assist the XL Social Entrepreneur Trust. Please bring the cash on the day.

When is it again?
Dec 13, 2008 - Saturday.

What time?
7 pm start. We will assemble at 6.30 pm. Please note and please plan ahead to be on time.

Where exactly?
Dec 13, Singapore Botanic Gardens. We will meet in the Jacob Ballas Children's Garden
For those who are new the gardens are big - and this is in the quieter side (the bukit timah side). For those who are driving just drive along Bukit Timah ( going north/west) and park in the NUS SBG Law Faculty Campus street carparks. You can't miss it. The gardens are just there -

And the walk/run?
It is just across the garden from the Balls Childrens Garden up to the orchid garden, around the gazebo and back to the Jacob Ballas Garden. It is easy, scenic and a pleasant walk/run. If you are really keen 2 rounds will make a 5k.

After the run?
Yes, Yes Yes... there is beer and dinner. There are many choices and depending on the number of people we can decide that later.

Changing and freshening up?
Yes there are clean shower rooms in the facilities at the sports ground which is adjacent to the SBG. Don't worry.

To be on the safe side I am applying / getting the permission from the SBG assuming we will push our e- group and get to the number 30. Written Permissions are required only for 30+

... Please pass the word around and get more people to enroll...there are still many people who are here in Singapore and not getting the messages or are not in the e group.

Want to get non xlers and friends to come along - please do so.

Best Wishes,
ReVive Consulting Group

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Finance sector top draw at XLRI summer placement

From the Financial Express
Updated: Nov 20, 2008 at 2356 hrs IST

Despite the gloom, the financial sector was the one to pick up the largest number of students from XLRI for summer 2009 internships here on Wednesday.

Seventy-four companies came to recruit for 2009, compared with 58 for 2008. This goes to show that the corporate sector still has a lot to offer.

Again, the highest stipend for international internship was offered by a

Wall Street investment bank for its trading desk in Hong Kong—a package in excess of Rs 5 lakh for the 8-10 weeks’ internship period.

The highest domestic stipend stood at Rs 3 lakh, which also came from an investment bank at the Mumbai desk.

The 74 companies offered 214 internships (202 for 2008) at an average stipend of Rs 85,000 (Rs 48,000 for 2008) to the batch of 180 students.

While the number of companies willing to pay stipends over Rs 1 lakh was at 45, compared with 14 for 2008, the number of first-time recruiters was also higher at 32, compared with 12.

“The spectacular growth on all counts, i.e. internships, locations, stipends, etc in a year marked with various crises signifies the strength enjoyed by XLRI as the most preferred recruitment destination for all recruiters,” said Prof Rajiv Misra, chairperson, placement committee.

From XLRI’s 115 business management students available for summer 2009 internships, the financial sector picked up 41 (35.7%) candidates, marketing sector 31 (27%), general management 25 (21.7%) and consulting firms 18 (15.7%).

The B-school’s 63-odd personnel management & industrial relations (PM&IR) students too have been placed well, with Novartis offering unique HR roles in their leadership programme based out of Basel (Switzerland).

The Al Ghanim group offered HR roles in Kuwait with HUL, Procter & Gamble offering similar roles in there global offices in Singapore and other global locations and the Aditya Birla group offering internship positions at Atlanta (US).

The private equity and investment banking space saw the participation of JP Morgan Chase, which recruited for international desks as well.

Lazard, a first-time participant, recruited exclusively from XLRI for its Mumbai operations, with the Carlyle group, now the largest private equity player in the world, once again choosing the B-school as its exclusive domestic recruitment destination.

Edelweiss Capital, Allegro Advisors and SBI Capital represented the Indian investment banking industry.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

XLRI Ranked #5 on CNBC TV 18 Rankings


Consolidated CNBC TV 18 A of B Rankings released; IIM A, IIM B, IIM C are top 3 B-schools Bureau
Nov 16, 2008

India's leading business news channel CNBC TV18, along with India's leading management portal and global research agency TNS, have announced the final consolidated CNBC TV18 'A of B Ranking'.

The consolidated rankings presents a holistic, multi-stakeholder picture on India's Top B-schools by combining inputs from quantitative data submitted by top 70 B-schools, and perception poll amongst MBA aspirants, students, alumni and employers. On these consolidated tables, IIM A, IIM B and IIM C have captured the top three positions.

In a first of its kind research and analysis, the 'A of B Ranking' survey looks at three different viewpoints to present the complete 360 degree picture on which are India's leading B-schools. While rigorous data-driven analysis uses information and data provided directly by IIMs and other 70+ B-schools, perception poll on brings perspectives from the MBA students, aspirants and alumni; and, recruiter's poll on bares the mind of HR community.

While Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM A) is the # 1 B-school, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM B) and Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM C) has been ranked as the # 2 & # 3 B-schools in India. Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIM L) is ranked at #4. Jamshedpur based Xavier's Labour Relations Institute (XLRI) is pegged at #5 position.

Mumbai based S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, Faculty Of Management Studies, University Of Delhi, Delhi, Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, Indian Institute Of Foreign Trade, New Delhi and Jamnalal Bajaj Institute Of Management Studies, University Of Mumbai, Mumbai complete the prestigious Top 10 B-school rankings table. (See consolidated Ranking Table below)

Which are some other non-IIM B-schools that have managed to show their strengths on this league table. Narsee Monjee Institute Of Management Studies University, Mumbai, Symbiosis Institute Of Business Management, Pune, Department Of Management Studies - Indian Institute Of Technology, New Delhi and Xavier Institute Of Management, Bhubaneswar are four B-schools that are part of Top 10 Non-IIMs B-schools league table.

CNBC TV 18 Consolidated B-school Rankings from Data Survey, Student Perception and Employer Perception

India's Top B-schools

1 Indian Institute Of Management, Ahmedabad

2 Indian Institute Of Management, Bangalore

3 Indian Institute Of Management, Kolkata

4 Indian Institute Of Management, Lucknow

5 Xavier Labour Relation Institute School Of Management, (XLRI), Jamshedpur

6 Bhavan's S. P. Jain Institute Of Management & Research, Mumbai

7 Faculty Of Management Studies, University Of Delhi, Delhi

8 Management Development Institute, Gurgaon

9 Indian Institute Of Foreign Trade, New Delhi

10 Jamnalal Bajaj Institute Of Management Studies, University Of Mumbai, Mumbai

India's Top B-schools – Excluding IIMs

1 Xavier Labour Relation Institute School Of Management, (XLRI), Jamshedpur

2 Bhavan's S. P. Jain Institute Of Management & Research, Mumbai

3 Faculty Of Management Studies, University Of Delhi, Delhi

4 Management Development Institute, Gurgaon

5 Indian Institute Of Foreign Trade, New Delhi

6 Jamnalal Bajaj Institute Of Management Studies, University Of Mumbai, Mumbai

7 SVKM'S Narsee Monjee Institute Of Management Studies University, Mumbai

8 Symbiosis Institute Of Business Management, Pune

9 Department Of Management Studies - Indian Institute Of Technology, New Delhi

10 Xavier Institute Of Management, Bhubaneswar

Note: For Quantitative Survey, more than 70 leading B-schools including IIM A, IIM B, IIM C, IIM L, IIM I, FMS Delhi, XLRI, MDI, JBIMS, IIT B SJMSOM participated in the survey. Key B-schools that did not participate in the Quantitative Survey are: Department of Management Studies, Pune; Fore School of Management, Delhi; ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad; IIM Kozhikode; Indian School of Business, Hyderabad; Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad; SCMHRD, Pune and Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

In the run up these consolidated rankings, which were released on November 15 on CNBC TV 18's special television show, rankings by individual stakeholder were released. These consolidated rankings combine the three viewpoints into final rankings.

CNBC TV18 is India's No.1 business medium and the undisputed leader in business news. It delivers quality and involved audiences that comprise a comprehensive viewership base greater than similar offerings in the business space across all media. The channel's benchmark coverage extends from corporate news, financial markets coverage, expert perspective on investing and management to industry verticals and beyond. is India's leading management portal, reaching out to over 300,000 management students, young executives, HR managers and academicians. In a short span of 18 months, it has gained thought-leadership by partnering with knowledge organizations like CII, FICCI, IIMs, IITs and others.

TNS is the world's largest Custom Market Research Company. It provides marketing information delivered by Global Industry Sector expert consultants, innovative research expertise, in 80 countries worldwide.


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