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CSR’s B-School rankings 2015 released – survey done jointly with Global Human Resource Development Centre

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3 campuses of Jaipuria Institute of Management – Lucknow, Noida, and Jaipur – make it to ‘Top 20’ in respective all India categories

Delhi, 17th November 2015. Competition Success Review has released its pan-India business schools assessment for the year 2015. The pre-eminent and amongst the earliest surveyors and assessors of educational institutions in the country, carried out the survey in tandem with GHRDC.

In all, the CSR-GHRDC survey considered about 300 B-schools across the country that met its stringent parameters. Based on the data submitted by these B-schools, 150 were shortlisted under 7 categories; Government B-Schools in a different category, while 6 categories – Top Leading B-Schools of Super Excellence, Top B-Schools of Super Excellence, Top B-Schools of Eminence, Outstanding B-Schools of Excellence, Top B-schools of Excellence, and Promising B-schools – in the private segment.

Jaipuria Institute of Management made significant gains, with 3 of its 4 campuses being counted amongst the Top B-schools of the country. This is especially noteworthy since Competition Success Review observes, “This season (2015) of management education sector has revealed a clear phenomenon of Market Correction, as a part of which many seats in B-Schools went vacant for admissions and institutes unable to catch up with innovation were closed down”. The performance and quality of B-schools were evaluated on 4 main pillars – 1. Physical & Academic infrastructure, 2. Faculty, Publication, Research, Consultancy, MDP & other programmes, 3. Admission, Curriculum & Delivery System, 4. Placements, USP, Social Responsibility, Networking & Industry Interface.

“With our firm philosophy of “seeing is believing”, we visited almost 80% of the participating to bring into frame the qualitative aspect of the institutes,” says Aradhana Changkakoti, one of the survey Directors for CSR. “ The CSR-GHRDC B-School survey is one that does not allow any subjective bias to creep in, under any circumstances. Perception has no place in our survey.”

While IIFT, Delhi was rated as the Top Government B-School, XLRI Jamshedpur topped all Private B-Schools Pan-India. Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow came in 19th amongst the Top B-Schools of Super Excellence, while Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida ranked 4th, and Jaipuria Institute of Management, Jaipur ranked 14th in the Top B-Schools of Eminence category. In essence, the CSR ranking puts Jaipuria Lucknow 29th, Jaipuria Noida 34th, and Jaipuria Jaipur at the 44th position amongst all B-Schools Pan-India.

“The demand for improving quality has taken a sense of urgency,” says Dr. Prabhat Pankaj, Director, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Jaipur, while commenting on the survey. “Even in the adverse situation, business schools which are able to deliver quality are doing well. On demand side too, slowdown is good news as candidates who are serious about their career goals and ready to spend time towards it are coming forward and aspiring to join. Business education market in India was in oversupply and this kind of correction was indeed inevitable.”

Jaipuria Institute of Management through its unique UnCampus programme introduced a number of innovations in the areas of Industry interface, Networking, and blending formal and informal learning – like the “Life After 6” programme at Jaipuria Institute of Management, Jaipur. However, Dr. Pankaj outlines the surefootedness in “reducing the overload of content” as the foremost reasons for the increasing gains of Brand Jaipuria.

“We differentiated between Vital, Essential, and Desirable… the VED analysis. This was decided on employer and industry feedback, alumni feedback, current student feedback, and subject matter expert. Our pedagogy is mostly 70:30 toward hands-on and practical inputs over theory, except for few courses where theoretical knowledge is a must. We practice “flipped classroom” and smart phones and WhatsApp is where we share learning resources.”

Pre-eminent for creating sustainable educational institutions since 1945, Jaipuria Group ventured into management education in 1995, and has ever since been recognised for quality management education and its prominent alumni spread across the corporate world. The Jaipuria Group of Institutes are known for advanced student and faculty exchange programme with academic partners spread across the globe – from University of Illinois, and Eastern Mennonite University, in the USA, to Universities of Applied Sciences in Finland (Europe), to University of New Castle in Australia.

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