IIM-B ranked first in business and management research in India, according to a Stanford University study

In news that could bring pride to one of the premier educational institutions in the State, the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore’s (IIM-B) business and management research programme has been ranked number one in a Stanford University study of Indian universities, colleges and institutes. The study, done by Sharique Hasan of Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and published in 2011, ranks the universities and institutes based on ‘productivity in social science research’. The universities and institutes are ranked in four categories: sociology, demography and family studies; economics; psychology; business and management.

The study considers the number of peer-reviewed journal articles produced by an institution and the number of citations these articles received. While the raw data included “any article published in one of 3,015 social science journals indexed by ISI (including Indian journals as well as international journals) by an author affiliated with a university or institute located in India between 2000 and 2010,” it was later subset to include “only those institutions that had more than 20 publications in any social science category during this 10-year time frame.” The final sample consisted of 61 universities and institutes.

While IIM-B leads the board, the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi is second, followed by IIM-0Calcutta, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, and Management Development Institute, Gurgaon.

In reaction to being ranked first, Devanath Tirupati, Director In-charge, IIMB, said: “The survey certainly reflects IIMB’s higher priority on research.”

Arnab Mukherji, Assistant Professor at IIM-B, said, “The survey presents a comprehensive picture of where social science researchers in India are publishing. IIM-B’s lead over others, within the business and management research category, is an interesting quantification of the research being carried out in a wide number of areas within the institute.”

Other categories

In the other categories, Delhi University tops the sociology, demography and family studies list followed by Jawaharlal Nehru University, Institute of Economic Growth-Delhi University, University of Hyderabad and Delhi School of Economics.

IIM-B is ranked 23rd in this category, with Karnatak University (15), Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore (16), and the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore (31) also making it to the list.

In the category of economics research, Indian Statistical Institute-Delhi comes first, followed by Indian Statistical Institute- Calcutta, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi School of Economics, and Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research- Mumbai.

IIM-B is ranked 12th, ISEC 18th, Indian Institute of Science (IISc.) 27th, and the Indian Statistical Institute, 34th.

In psychology, Delhi University tops the list The University of Allahabad ranks second, followed by IIT-Kharagpur, Banaras Hindu University, and Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi.

IIM-B, in this list, is ranked 15th, while the University of Mysore is in the 20th place, IISc. 22nd, and Karnatak University, 27th.