Accreditations & Rankings

SAQS Accreditation

IBS-Hyderabad is among the first three B-Schools from South Asia to be SAQS accredited by AMDISA. The South Asia Quality Improvement System (SAQS) has been developed by Association of Management Development Institutes of South Asia (AMDISA) and European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) as a special project under the Asia Link program funded by the European Union.

NAAC Accreditation

IFHE has also been accredited by the premier national accreditation agency, NAAC with ‘A+’ grade with a CGPA score of 3.43/4.00.

IBS, Hyderabad received initial Business accreditation in February, 2020 from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). AACSB Accreditation represents the best standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Less than 5 percent of the worldwide business schools have earned AACSB Accreditation. The accreditation process is rigorous and focuses on teaching and learning, curricula, faculty and research as well as IBS Hyderabad’s overall strategy and mission. The objective is to ensure continuous improvement and maintenance of quality.


IBS Hyderabad was among the first B-Schools to be graded by CRISIL with a grade of A*** at the National and State level.

Other Accreditations

ICFAI Group of which the University is the flagship has been recognized as a “Great Place to Study” on February 23 2017 at the historic House of Commons, London, United Kingdom. The award was presented by Baroness Verma, Chairman of Lords European External Affairs Committee & Member of Lords EU Select Committee. Further in recognition of exemplary contribution made by the Case Research Center of IFHE towards Case Method, a “Thought Leadership Award” was conferred on us. Silicon India an online magazine has ranked IFHE as the Best Private University in India for the Year 2016.


The World Consulting & Research Corporation (WCRC) has ranked IBS Hyderabad, among Asia’s Best Private Educational Institutions for the year 2012-13, as selected by KPMG. The Award was presented on Jan 09, 2014 at New Delhi. The earlier recipients of this award were Indian School of Business, XLRI, INSEAD (Singapore), AIM (Manila) and NUS (Singapore). The other notable rankings are:

Ranking Magazine / Agency
No. 2 under All India Ranking (A+++) Silicon India
#10 Careers360
#12 Business World Perceptual Ranking
#13 Education World
#16 Business India