Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies

Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies

NHRDN B-School Rankings out

Posted on: September 14, 2016

8th Sept 2016, New Delhi:

KIAMS has been ranked No.4 in India, just behind the IIMs, in the NHRDN-People Matters B-School Ranking 2016 for Leadership & Governance.

NHRDN is one of India’s largest HR associations. The non-profit and neutral nature of the network helps to create a credible and unbiased basis for ranking business schools. The rankings are the outcome of a rigorous process involving validation, revalidation and objective analysis of the school’s. Also, the analysis has a large element of corporate involvement, which makes the rankings less perception based and more connected with reality.

Overall, KIAMS has been ranked in the top 50 in the country, in a comprehensive ranking which includes management programs of the IIMs and IITs. Apart from its top notch ranking in Leadership & Governance, KIAMS was also highly rated on many other aspects, including:

  • 16th in Corporate Connectedness
  • 21st in Accreditation & Linkages
  • 26th in Faculty Profile
  • 28th in Infrastructure

This is the first year KIAMS participated in the prestigious rankings. The award is a result of sustained efforts put in throughout the past year by the Institute’s administration and leadership. Recognition of the efforts has been consistent with various awards being won across many different categories:

  • National Education Award for the “B-School with Industry Related Curriculum in Marketing”.
  • Knowledge Management Leadership Award by World HRD Congress and Endorsed by World Thought Leaders. At the same ceremony, Dr. C N Narayana, Director, KIAMS received the “Visionary Leader Award” for excellence in teaching and Leadership” by World Thought Leaders and World Education Congress
  • The Golden Globe Tigers 2016 Education Leadership Knowledge Management Leadership Award at a ceremony in Malaysia
  • The Competition Success Review awarded KIAMS the ‘Top Institutes of India’ award in April 2016

Commenting on the ranking, Dr. C N Narayana said “It is indeed encouraging to see our initiatives in the field of leadership development being recognized by a reputable and neutral body like the NHRDN. The Institute has made a lot of progress over the past year and has many initiatives planned that will take it to even higher achievements.”

KIAMS has continually introduced student and industry friendly initiatives. In the ‘Expert’s Day Series’, eminent speakers from industry visit both campuses and speak about their industry and function, which helps the students to stay abreast with latest developments and best practices.

KIAMS has also continuously focused on maximizing student RoI. The placement track record has improved significantly with last year’s highest package reaching INR 14.50 lacs p.a. The Institute has also introduced an initiative wherein students name their 5 most desirable companies that they wish to work for and the placement cell strives to get all of them to campus for recruitment. Students receiving a lot of attention and support in the preparatory process, which helps them maximize the opportunities during placement season.


Kirloskar Group Of Companies, one of the largest industrial conglomerates in India, has been growing and enriching lives for more than a century now. KIAMS was conceived as a training institute and knowledge hub in 1991. It was envisioned as a learning centre where Kirloskar Group Managers shared their expertise, experience and kept up with the latest concepts and movements in Management.

In 1995, the training institute was opened to managers all over the country. Apart from its flagship PGDM program, the Institute conducts other activities including Management Development Programs, Training and Consultancy for Industry, Academic research and conferences. KIAMS is an AICTE approved Institution.


The National HRD Network is the National Apex body of professionals committed to promoting the HRD movement in the country and enhancing the capability of human resource professionals to compete globally and thereby creating value for society. Towards this end, National HRD Network is committed to the development of human resources through education, training, research and experience sharing. Established over 28 years ago, NHRD is autonomous, not-for-profit professionally managed organization, playing a catalyst role in grooming Leaders for Tomorrow. It has 12,500 members representing, Multinationals, Public & Private organizations including Government, MSME & NGOs spread across 30 chapters in India and serves as a reference point for HR Professionals in Indian Industry.

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