Recognitions, Accreditations & Rankings

The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education, Hyderabad, Telangana, which comprises of IBS, Faculty of Science & Technology (FST) and the Faculty of Law (FOL) is a Deemed- to-be-University Under Section 3 of UGC Act 1956.

UGC Approval for FST and FOL
The UGC (University Grants Commission) has given its approval to IFHE for starting of Faculty of Law and Faculty of Science & Technology. This information also has been posted on the UGC Website.

Accreditation by SAQS
IBS Hyderabad is among the first three B-Schools in South Asia to be SAQS accredited by Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA) in 2006. SAQS visited in August 2012 for reassessment and re-accredited us for five years from January 2013 to January 2018.

Accreditation by NAAC
The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education(IFHE) has received the NAAC Accreditation 'A+' Grade with an impressive score (Institutional CGPA) of 3.43 out of 4. The Peer team visited us during May 18-20, 2015.

Click here - NAAC Certificate of Accreditation

The Annual Quality Assurance Report (AQAR)

NIRF 2019

NIRF 2018

AACSB Member
IBS, Hyderabad is a Business Education Alliance Member of The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), USA. The membership enables the School to enrich course content, strike collaborative agreements, offer visiting scholar opportunities, & streamline academic operations by networking with other members of the AACSB.

DEC Recognition
DEC Recognition for IFHE Distance Programs.

Member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (IFHE) is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU).
Click here for The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (IFHE) listed under the ACU Members List

Two of India's leading rating agencies CRISIL (part of Standard & Poor) and ICRA (Part of Moody's), have rated us. IBS Hyderabad has received of A** at the national level and A*** at the state level from CRISIL and the EB2+ IN at the national level and the EB 1 TS at the state level from ICRA. IT has also been rated as "excellent business school" by Eduniversal.

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). A few other notable rankings secured by us 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