Extenuating its spirited campaign 'Dare To Think Beyond the IIMs', the Indian Institute of Planning & Management (IIPM) surpassed the performance of all the IIMs to be rated as the No 1 business school in India for the extensive 'Global Exposure' it provides to its students, followed by IIM (A) and IIM (B) at rank 2 and rank 3 respectively. The ranking was conducted by 'Zee Business Best B School Survey', a first of its kind on Indian television in association with leading international research firm Synovate. IIPM also achieved Rank 7 (ahead of 2 IIMs) as the Best B School overall, Rank 8 for Best Industry Interface, Rank 9 for Best Placements (ahead of 1 of the IIMs) and Rank 9 for Best Course Content.
IIPM's rank as the No 1 in the B School with best global exposure category only justifies its unique and biggest such initiative it undertakes for its students not just in India but anywhere in the world! As part of its Global Outreach Program (GOP), professors from top Ivy League universities like Harvard, Yale, Wharton, Stanford, London School of Economics, Oxford etc visit IIPM to conduct joint workshops with IIPM faculty for Indian corporate fraternity and teach IIPM students. World renowned gurus like Philip Kotler, Zig Zigler, Stephen Covey have also taken exclusive sessions with IIPM students in India.
while IIPM believes that it is by far the best B School in the country that is constantly setting new benchmarks in management education, the time is not far when IIPM will surpass all the IIMs in all the rankings. Under the aegis of IIPM's Global Opportunities & Threat Analysis (GOTA) programme, all of IIPM's more than 3000 students visit Europe or America or other developed nations for 2-3 weeks to get first hand international exposure of how the best in the world work. They visited hundreds of world organisations like The World Bank, ILO, United Nations, WTO, big corporations like Nestle, Honda, IBM, BMW, FIAT, Citigroup, and universities like IMD and many more in the recent past.
Students from top international universities also visit IIPM to undertake a specialisation semester. This is the Global Students Exchange Program (GSEP). In 2007-08 twelve international institutions from France, Italy, Russia, Denmark, Austria and Germany sent their students to study a module/ trimester at IIPM.
IIPM's international placements this year have been only second to IIMs. While IIMs placed 249 of its students abroad this year, IIPM placed 165 followed by ISB with 111. The next best international placement figure by any other B School did not touch even 35!
Professor Arindam Chaudhuri, the honorary Dean of IIPM said, 'while IIPM believes that it is by far the best B School in the country that is constantly setting new benchmarks in management education, the time is not far when IIPM will surpass all the IIMs in all the rankings.'