The Centre for Forecasting and Research (Cfore) conducted the survey to rank India’s top B-schools based on their 2001-02 performance. The methodology and parameters were reviewed by a committee consisting of representatives from industry and academia which was coordinated by Outlook Managing Editor Sandipan Deb, who is an IIM Calcutta alumnus.
The methodology has been changed from the one used last year (Outlook, September 10, 2001), to give weightage to the perception of different stakeholders-recruiters, faculty and students of the various business schools. There were two reasons for this. ,p> One, we felt that mere numbers like median salary or the number of computers do not tell the full picture, there are qualitative aspects of the education provided in business schools which figures do not necessarily reflect.