Kolkata: Business schools of three IITs—Kharagpur, Delhi and Roorkee—have featured in the top 10 list of the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) management ranking this year. The ranking was made from a total number of 542 business schools who submitted data for the rank, an IIT-Kharagpur release said on Wednesday.

The NIRF was approved by the HRD ministry. IIT-Kharagpur’s Vinod Gupta School of Management (VGSoM) was ranked seventh, while the management schools of IIT-Delhi and IIT-Roorkee were ranked sixth and eight respectively. The key strength of these three B-schools has turned out to be research and professional practice for which they are the top-ranking B-schools in India, the release said.

While “teaching and learning" remained the primary aspect of every B-school, research and research output such as research publications, intellectual property, consulting services, development programmes, opened up new paradigms of management initiatives, the release said. Acting dean of VGSoM, professor Prabina Rajib, said, “Faculty must undertake innovative and deep-learning R&D projects to add new dimensions to classroom teaching".

VGSoM was modelled on similar lines of the Sloan School of Management at MIT, while aligning itself to the research focus of its mother institution IIT-Kharagpur. IIT-Kharagpur was the first IIT and among the foremost engineering colleges to set up a business school. VGSoM was set up in 1993.

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