The Indian Institute of Management-Raipur (IIM-R) has been ranked first in the CSR-GHRDC B-School Ranking 2022, a testament to its dedication for academic excellence, innovative research and socially responsible initiatives, it was announced on Thursday.
The ranking was conducted by the Centre for Sustainability and Responsibility (CSR) and Global Human Resource Development Centre (GHRDC), two renowned groups that have evaluated educational institutions for over two decades.
This year's ranking was particularly competitive, with more than 500 business schools from across the country participating, an official statement said.
Dr Ram Kumar Kakani, director of IIM Raipur, said: “The Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically changed how we work, learn and connect with others. At the beginning of the pandemic, there was a rapid shift from physical to virtual classrooms.
"The institute was able to adapt to both pre- and post-Covid teaching environments. We have started Adult Learning using Andragogical tools, Simulation and Digital Engagements."
The CSR-GHRDC B-School Ranking is considered one of the most respected and comprehensive rankings. It is based on a rigorous evaluation of various parameters such as faculty, infrastructure, research and outreach activities, the statement said.