March 20, 2019
The Vinod Gupta School of Management (VGSoM) at IIT-Kharagpur has experienced an exceptional last month--acquiring the 3rd spot in Management Research in the 2019 QS University Rankings and reporting a 100% placement of their 26th batch of graduates!
The QS World University Rankings rank the world’s top institutions in individual subject areas. These rankings are based upon global surveys of academics and employers. Since this ranking was based on the quality of management research done in business schools, the survey used research data from Elsevier’s Scopus, which is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. Parameters included in the determining factors of the ranking were citations per research paper and the impact of the research in a subject area. “On an average, the 25 faculty members of VGSoM annually publish 75 papers on case studies in peer-reviewed international journals. The school is backed by the interdisciplinary engineering, science and mathematics platforms of IIT-Kharagpur, which present a unique opportunity to its students to pursue electives in a variety of management areas.” (J. Pandey, 2019, March 9, IIT-Kharagpur bags 3rd spot in management research ranking, Times of India, Retrieved from )
The 26th graduating batch of VGSoM has soared to 100% placement for its 123 students. More than 65 leading corporate companies participated in the placement interviews which culminated in 139 job offers—including 31 pre-placements (PPO’s). The 65 companies represented brought both companies that have been to KGP before and a handful of new organizations. The Dean of VGSoM, Prabina Rajib expressed her elation, “The outstanding results were possible because of various factors like quality of academics, admission process, and focus on corporate cum academic competitions. I would also like to express my heartfelt gratitude to all the esteemed recruiters for their incessant support and faith in our students.” (S. Basu, 2019, March 12, 100% placement at VGSoM in top corporate, Times of India, Retrieved from https://www.timesofindia.com)
VGSoM was started in 1993 by IIT-Kharagpur alumnus and US-based entrepreneur, Vinod Gupta (B.Tech./1967). In his words, “I sowed the seeds, with Prof. K L Chopra taking the initiative of setting up the School, the Government of India matching the seed grant and later directors of IIT KGP nurturing it to grow it into a beautiful tree.”
Congratulations to VGSoM on both of their outstanding achievements!
Basu, Somdatta. (2019) ‘100% placement at VGSoM in top corporate’. Times of India. 12 March 2019. Available at: . (Accessed: March 12, 2019)
Pandey, Jhimli Mukherjee. (2019) ‘IIT-Kharagpur bags 3rd spot in management research ranking’. Times of India. 9 March 2019. Available at: . (Accessed: March 12, 2019)
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