Pagalguy.com, the premier online MBA exams resource centre has introduced a ranking system for the Business Schools. The difference this time will be that, the rankings will be based on users voting for different b-schools. Pagalguy calls it “crowdsourcing”. The survey ranks 76 schools on different parameters. The press release says that within 24 hours of its release, more than 55,000 respondents have taken part in the surveys.
With Pagalguy having over 2 lakh users and 1.4 crore page visits, Pagalguy sure has the majority of the population interested in giving MBA exam. Now they say that this survey will be instrumental in giving an idea of the brand image of a particular b-school.
B-school ratings and rankings are available in almost all the major magazines. And students and parents flock to these to understand which one is worth the toil. Needless to say, different magazines judge the schools on different parameters, and at the end of it all, what comes out is, at best, perceptive. The bad part is, this perception is based on a few people from that particular magazine. Moreover, these people are not MBA aspirants, so this gives a more objective view of the whole situation. However, a pan India coverage, taking lakhs of people’s views in mind will definitely yield more value. This might not necessarily yield the facts, but this can minimize, to a fair extent, the risk of having a biased view.