This one is for all the intellectuals on PaGaLGuY. Starting today, we're going to be introducing a new format of journalism, one which has been gaining steady ground worldwide, yet is in the process of evolving into a mainstream method of telling stories: Data Journalism.
We are going to be playing around with interesting data we can get hold of about Indian b-schools and present it in the form of thought-provoking visualizations. What you readers do with this data is completely upto you, because the visualizations will be interactive, allowing you to view the same piece of information from many different angles. Manyeyes, the software used for the visualisation also allows you to create your own visualisation based on the same raw data.
We are hoping that these visualisations will spark interesting debates and discussions amongst you and lead to newer insights that are learned collaboratively. We will try to keep the scope of the visualizations as useful and the depiction as simple and interesting as possible. At the same time, we'd like to stress that Data Journalism is a work-in-progress worldwide. Perhaps the way you all interact with it will in many ways help shape it as time goes.
The first visualisation we're publishing shows The Richest MBA flagship programs among India's top b-schools based on the revenue they earn from their flagship programs.
Source of the data: Official websites and e-brochures of b-schools, AICTE mandatory disclosure documents. Compiled my Shashank Prabhu and myself.
For some of the b-schools, we have taken more than one programs as flagship (IIM Calcutta's PGDM and PGDCM or XLRI Jamshedpur's BM and HRM, for example).
B-schools considered: 37 of the top 45 as per the PaGaLGuY B-school Rankings. Those omitted haven't published information about their intake or fees publicly. Anyone in the know, please email us and we'll include them. While calculating revenues, we have not taken into account the tiered-fee-waivers in the Indian Institutes of Management.
Feel free to play around with the widget and see what you can learn. We'd love to know what you think!
PS: This widget has been built using Java, but we'll use the more universally accessible Adobe Flash widgets soon.