Noida, India (PressExposure) September 29, 2011 -- The annual MBAUniverse.com B-school Survey is back! The 2011 edition of this benchmark survey combines domain expertise, rigorous research, and customized Web-based user interface on MBAUniverse.com.
Unlike other surveys, MBAUniverse.com Survey 2011 findings will be based on data of latest batch i.e. 2011-13 from Top 100 B-schools. This will offer an updated picture of developments at India's leading B-schools.
Noted management academician Padma Shri Dr Bakul Dholakia, former Director, IIM Ahmedabad is the chairman of the Survey advisory body. The other eminent members of the Advisory Body are Mr K. Ramkumar, Executive Director, ICICI Bank and Dr RK Shukla, Director, NCAER-Centre for Macro Consumer Research.
Speaking on the launch of the MBAUniverse.com B School Survey 2011, Mr. Amit Agnihotri, Chairman, MBAUniverse.com said, "We are indeed delighted to have highly eminent mentors like Dr. Dholakia, Mr. Ramkumar, Dr. Shukla to guide our efforts in producing India's most credible B-school Survey. This survey will take forward the MBAUniverse.com's credo of being the true catalyst in India's management education sector."
High-powered Advisory Body
The Survey 2011 Advisory body consists of India's most eminent educationists, HR leaders and Research gurus. The chairman and members of the advisory body are:
Padma Shri Dr Bakul Dholakia, former Director, IIM Ahmedabad - Representing Indian management education domain, Dr Dholakia is the Chairman of the MBAUniverse.com B-school Survey 2011 Advisory Body. Dr Dholakia was Director of IIM Ahmedabad from 2002 to 2007. He has 39 years of professional experience including 33 years at IIM Ahmedabad. In 2007, Dr. Dholakia was awarded Padma Shri by the Government of India in recognition of his distinguished services in the field of education. Dr. Dholakia is currently the Advisor to Adani Group.
Mr K. Ramkumar, Executive Director, ICICI Bank - Mr. Ramkumar will provide the much needed industry perspective for the B-school survey. Mr Ramkumar is recognized as one of India's foremost thought-leaders in the HR and management domain. At ICICI Bank Mr. Ramkumar has been responsible for Human Resource function, initially for the Bank and then for all the companies in the ICICI Group. He has worked extensively in the areas of recruitment, competency design, succession management, learning and development and Leadership Development. He has joined the Board of Directors with effect from February 1, 2009.
Dr RK Shukla, Director, NCAER-Centre for Macro Consumer Research - Dr. Shukla is one of the leading economist and statistician in India. He will bring in the research rigor to the survey, by overseeing research methodology and its implementation. Dr. Shukla is one of India's leading authorities on Research for Public Policy and Consumer behaviour. He has authored seven books, more than 25 research reports, a number of research papers and popular articles. Some of his distinctive publications includes - 'First India Science Report' (released by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh), 'How India Earns, Spends and Saves' (released by Sri Montek Singh Ahluwalia). He is a regular speaker at London School of Economics (LSE).
Survey Methodology for multi-dimensional 360 degree perspective
The Survey will be based on 25-pages comprehensive questionnaire for Top 100 B-schools. This quantitative survey will form the backbone of Survey 2011.
In addition, understanding the importance of stake-holder perceptions, the survey will also factor in the views of HR Leaders, current MBA students and MBA aspirants, conducted through a well defined methodology.
In essence, the methodology will seek to evaluate a B-school on three broad parameters: the 'Input parameters', the 'Process parameters' and the 'Output parameters' of an MBA program.
The input includes student aptitude and student proficiency, process includes quality of faculty, physical infrastructure and international initiatives. Output includes the market value academic excellence, recruiters' perception and students' experience.
The research partner for the survey is Facts 'N' Data, a leading research firm.