PGDBA prog of 3 Bengal institutes best in India: QS rankings
    Kolkata, Dec 3 (PTI) The Postgraduate Diploma in
Business Analytics (PGDBA) programme offered jointly by three
premier institutions in West Bengal, including IIT Kharagpur,
has been ranked first in the country and the second place in
Asia in the business analytics category by a university rating
The two other institutions are IIM Calcutta and Indian
Statistical Institute(ISI).
    The course has also been ranked 14th globally in the
business analytics category by QS World University Rankings,
an IIT Kharagpur statement said Monday.
The QS World University Rankings is an annual
publication of university rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds
    The QS system names the world's top universities for
the study of 48 subjects and five composite faculty areas,
alongside five independent regional tables, including Asia.
    The ranking shows how collaboration among the
best institutions can really make a top-notch programme,
Prof. P P Chakrabarti, Director IIT Kharagpur, was quoted
having said in the statement.
    PGDBA is a two-year full-time residential diploma
programme aimed at creating business analytics professionals,
employable by leading Indian and foreign firms.
    Dean, Postgraduate Studies and Research at IIT KGP
Prof. P K Das, said the programme is designed for those who
have an analytical mindset, are interested in tackling
challenging business problems and possess an inclination
towards mathematics.
    "While coursework at IIM Calcutta focuses on the
application of analytics in functional areas, ISI brings to
the table its expertise in statistical and machine learning
theories for analytics
"The faculty at IIT Kharagpur engages with the
technology aspects of analytics in addition to offering
electives in management domain with focus on application of
analytics in functional areas," Dean, Vinod Gupta School of
Management, IIT KGP, Prof. Prabina Rajib said. PTI SUS