IIT Kharagpur’s Vinod Gupta School of Management has been ranked highly in the annual Mangement School category by the National Institutional Ranking Framework. They are ranked 7th in India with a score of 76.82 out of 100. This ranking looked at things such as how many Ph.D. students have graduated, how many became entrepreneurs, the median salaries of past students, and how students did on university exams.
The Vinod Gupta School of Management was established in 1993. It was started by Vinod Gupta who is a graduate of IIT Kharagpur. He wanted to start a university program which taught students a mixture of technology and management skills. In addition to offering Ph.D.’s his school also offers MBAs and Executive MBAs. They also host seminars and workshops for both students and faculty.
Vinod Gupta also graduated from the University of Nebraska. He has both a master’s degree in engineering from this university as well as an MBA. For 35 years he was the chief executive officer and chairman of the board of a company he founded, Infogroup. He then founded another company in February 2008 which is Everest Group LLC. He is this firm’s chairman of the board.
He is a native of Rampur Manhyaran, India. Vinod Gupta says that when he was growing up there were no modern things like roads, running water, or electricity. He graduated from high school in 1962 and attended IIT Kharagpur. His major was agricultural engineering and he graduated in 1967. He then emigrated to the United States so he could continue his education in Nebraska. He now has deep experience doing marketing research, managing others, and other business skills. He is also a philanthropist who primarily donates money to educational causes in India. He gave $1 million, for example, to a women’s polytechnic school in his native city.