IIM-B, best B-school in Central Asia

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Bangalore, Nov 1 (UNI) Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM-B) has been ranked as the best business school in Central Asia by Paris-based agency Ed-Universal.

IIM-B Director Pankaj Chandra said yesterday, ''the institute has been ranked number one business school in Central Asia (covering Central Asia, West Asia and South Asia).'' The award would be presented on the occasion of the Ed-Universal World Convention, to be held in Paris on November 4-5, he said while speaking at the 35th Foundation Day function of the institute here.

''IIM-B has also been ranked among the top 27 business schools in the world from a list of 1000,'' Mr Chandra added.

The award recognises the three best institutions within each of the nine Ed-Universal Geographical Zones-- Africa, West Asia, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Latin America, Northern America, Central Asia, Far Eastern Asia and Oceania.

The Deans of the 1000 best business schools from 153 countries have ranked IIM-B as the best business school in the Central Asia Zone, with a recommendation rate of 398 per 1000, followed by IIM-A (379) and IIM-C (321), classified under ''internationally known.'' According to IIM-B, Ed-Universal selection endorses the institution's international reputation and influence defined as the capacity of a business school to make a student valuable and thus to improve their employability in domestic and international spheres.

The process of selection involved a global mapping system meeting, the criteria universality and the international reputation of each academic institution.

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