31 October, 2020

Fastest Company

The most detailed and fair survey of India's B-Schools. Speed, competition, competence, knowledge, hope.

Abhijit Bhatlekar
Fastest Company
According to quantum physics, the very presence of an observer changes the event he is observing. Something like that seems to be happening in the Newtonian world too, as far as the annual Outlook survey of business schools is concerned. The ranking exercise appears to have inadvertently triggered off healthy competition between management institutes to do more research, improve their processes and facilities.

Sample the statistics. In year 2000, when Outlook did its first survey of business schools, as many as 70 per cent of the institutes did not have a single faculty member who had published a research paper. Now it’s the reverse: in almost 75 per cent of the B-schools surveyed this year, at least one research paper has been authored by its faculty. In our ranking we give considerable weightage to intellectual capital, of which research output forms an important part (see Methodology). This may not have any immediate impact on placements, but in the long run are very important for faculty development, curriculum updation and finally, for the economy as a...



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