Pagalguy introduces B-School ranking using crowdsourcing

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.

5 Responses to “Pagalguy introduces B-School ranking using crowdsourcing”

  1. November 23, 2007 at 12:07 pm #

    Visually un-attractive. They could have made it a little more intuitive and pleasing to the eye.

    Something like this perhaps: http://www.contests2win.com/faceoffs/3165/CAT-2007-Top-Business-Schools-in-India

  2. November 23, 2007 at 11:17 pm #

    @Shailesh

    Every player has its own unique way of doing things, Shailesh. Its not about visuals, its about value. Pagalguy is the default place to go for MBA aspirants. Its survey is certainly going to draw some attention. Now how much value it actually deliver, is smething only time will tell.

  3. Neel
    November 24, 2007 at 10:40 am #

    The question is not whether it’s visually unattractive but what final point it makes. I saw the contest2win link and it’s just a fun quiz type thing for timepass purpose based on the same platform on which they’re allowing people to compare the hottest women or something. But the contest2win thing doesn’t lead anywhere. Pagalguy’s survey is much larger and meaningful… can’t compare to contest2win in my humblest opinion.

  4. December 6, 2007 at 6:46 pm #

    Most of them prefer for MBA education online programs as that allows busy business executives to conveniently fit advanced learning into their schedules.

  5. December 7, 2007 at 11:15 am #

    @MBA Ranking

    ‘ “Most” of them prefer onlien programs ‘, I’m not so sure of.
    Full time MBAs are hot, specially in India. Even in corporate sectors, online, part time MBAs are not ranked on par with the full-time one.
    Yes, but number of people taking up part time MBAs is definitely rising.

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