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Hindustan Times
New Delhi, August 30, 2011
Hindustan Times commissioned research agency TNS India to rank the best B-schools in India. To arrive at the ranking, we approached individuals who are closely associated with the 72 B-schools featured in last year’s HT Best B-schools in India and recorded their opinions on following perspectives:

* Educationist perspective (25% weightage) - from 111 faculty members of these 72 B-schools (dean / head of institution or heads of departments and key course teachers like HR, marketing, finance, operations, economics, MR)
* B-school product perspective (20% weightage) - from 74 ex-students who had passed out in the last 1-3 years from these 72 B-schools
* Industry perspective (20% weightage) - from 69 HR heads or managers of companies that recruit from B-schools. We interviewed only those managers who had visited at least three of these 72 schools over the last two years
* Student perspective (25% weightage) - from 156 current students of these 72 institutes
* Aspirant perspective (10% weightage)- From 142 CAT aspirants

Their opinions were captured in two folders:
Overall ranking: The overall ranking was captured for all the institutes
Ranking on particular aspects: The opinions were captured on
Learning experience
Global exposure
Resource & infrastructure
Brand & marketability
Quality of outcomes

The ranks have been calculated as follows:
Rank 1 = Institute with the highest frequency of Rank 1 among all parameters
Rank 2 = Institute with highest frequency of Rank 1+2 excluding the institute ranked #1 in the previous calculation
Rank 3 = Institute with the highest frequency of Rank 1+2+3 excluding the institutes ranked #1 and #2 in the previous calculation

This is done for ranking the top 36 institutes. The ranking beyond #36 has been calculated based on the frequency of occurrence of an institute in any of the top 36 ranks after excluding the top 36 already identified through the process above.

A caveat: This HT-TNS survey is based entirely on perception