The ICFAI Business School (IBS) Hyderabad is a constituent of the ICFAI Foundation of Higher Education (IFHE), a Deemed to be University as per the UGC Act 1956. IFHE has been awarded the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) rating of A. The institute offers high-quality programs in different areas of management to a wide cross-section of students, executives and professionals. The mission of the institute is to develop ethically grounded, professional managers who can add value to the organizations and communities to which they belong. The School has been reaccredited by SAQS (South Asian Quality Standards) till 2018, rated A** by CRISIL, EB2 IN by ICRA and as an “Excellent” Business School by Eduniversal.
Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) is an advanced research institute established and fully funded by the Reserve Bank of India for carrying out research on development issues from a multi-disciplinary point of view. Subsequently, the Institute was recognized as a Deemed University under Section 3 of the UGC Act. Since then it has been awarded the highest National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) rating of A++ (under the old methodology) given to Indian academic institutions. Starting as a purely research institution, it rapidly developed into a full-fledged teaching cum research organization when it launched a Ph.D. program in the field of development studies in 1990.