Hyderabad, Jan 28 (UNI) The Indian School of Business (ISB) had been ranked 20 in the global Business school rankings relased by Financial Times, London.
Addressing a press conference here today, ISB Deputy Dean Ajit Rangneker said within a short span of six years, the ISB had made a mark for itself as a premier business school in India.
He said the school had successfully pioneered several initiatives in the field of management education by bringing in best international practices and people.
He said the ISB was the youngest in the top 100 business schools in the world. ''This is a vision come true for all of us at the ISB. We owe a lot to our faculty for their research work and for publishing in top tier Journals. Our students, who are successful professionals today, and our staff, who are passionately committed to excellence, have contributed a great deal for our achievement.'' He said University of Pennsylvania, Wharton, USA was ranked number one in the Financial Times rankings followed by London Business School in UK and Colombia Business School in the US.
Prof Rangneker said the ISB's joint research work with top business schools and the permanent faculty and research work done by the ISB were the main factors which helped the institute in achieving the rank.
He said the strength of the students in the school would go up by 560 from the next academic year from the present 425 students. Last year 40 students started their own ventures in the country.
He said the ranking would attract a lot of international students in future. Five per cent of the students in ISB were from abroad.
''We are searching for the funding. We want to concentrate more on research work. There is no shortage of talent in the country,'' he added.
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