Achievements of Vinod Gupta


Institutions of higher learning in India have been ranked by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) whereby it was previously done by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). The ranking is done in consideration of the “Research and Professional Practices,” “Teaching, Learning and Resources,” “Outreach and Inclusivity,” “Graduation Outcomes” and “Perception.”

Based on the ranking that was recently done the Vinod Gupta School of Management (VGSoM) at IIT Kharagpur was position seven. The Vinod Gupta School of Management had the best scores in the graduation outcomes where it had 76.82 out of 100. The school had the best results in the graduations outcomes since the ranking considered entrepreneurship, higher studies, university examinations, median salary, and the number of graduating students and also PhD students that graduate from the school.

The IIT Kharagpur has a vast area of disciplines, and that contributed to its top-ranked during the ranking process. The VGSoM was established as the first school of management in 1993 where the Vinod Gupta who graduated from IIT Kharagpur had an excellent vision for the school to provide technical and management training to students. The school provides a program such as MBA, Executive MBA, and PhD all in management and the good news is that the institution is increasingly growing.
However, Mr Vinod Gupta was born in Rampur Manhyaran in 1946. The place of his birth is a village since it lacks roads, electricity, water, cars, television or even toilets. He earned his degree in agricultural engineering from IIT Kharagpur in 1967. Finally, he was able to get admission at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in the departments of agricultural engineering through assistantship program. At that time the family was not able to afford his plane ticket, and they had to borrow.

After graduating, Vinod Gupta ventured into the business market and successfully worked with various organizations. Moreover, he participates in philanthropic works where he supports education thus making a great contribution towards institutions.

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