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How The Ranking Was Done

Invitations were sent to 700 schools to participate in the survey, of which 150 participated.The findings were processed by the BW research team and run past the BW editorial team.

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The BW Education Research team conducted the survey to rank top B-schools in the country. B-schools were evaluated against 10 broad parameters, and 50 sub-parameters. The rankings were based on objective data sourced from B-schools directly or from secondary sources, and a perceptual survey conducted among industry and faculty. The findings were processed by the BW research team and run past the BW editorial team.

Invitations were sent to 700 schools to participate in the survey, of which 150 participated. The programmes lacking legal validity weren’t considered for the ranking.

The perceptual survey was carried out with some 1,500 industry leaders and B-school faculty members who were asked to rate the B-schools they were familiar with on a ten-point scale. The rating to their institutes was not considered.

Description of Parameters

Leadership: Leadership qualities of the institute’s CEO / director and the governance of the institute.

Faculty enhancement programmes: Is the environment in the institute conducive for growth of faculty, their training? Measures taken by the institute to enable faculty to do research.

Admission process: How stringent is the selection process of students?
Curriculum and pedagogy: How updated is the curriculum? How effective is the teaching, learning process? What are the innovations in pedagogy?

Industry linkages: How strong are the linkages with the industry? Joint research projects undertaken with industry by faculty. Industry exposure given to students.

Research: How conducive is the environment for faculty to do research? Publications in A, B, C grade journals.

Infrastructure: How well-kept are the institute building, labs, IT-enabled classrooms, library, electronic databases, hostels, etc.?

Placements: The proportion of total students getting placed, average salaries, types of companies visiting the campus.

Global interface: Measures taken by the institute to promote global outlook.

RoI: Is every child getting his/ her worth of money spent on college? Are the facilities / quality of education at par with the fee charged?


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