Leading market research firm Marketing & Development Research Associates (MDRA) conducted the India Today Group’s Best Business School ranking for 2018. The survey included B-schools offering full-time management courses (PGDM/ MBA) launched at least five years ago and with a minimum three batches passing out. The objective questionnaire was sent to more than 2,300 B-schools fulfilling the criteria for participation, and 305 of them submitted their objective data within the deadline. MDRA evaluated the B-schools on the basis of current year data to give stakeholders more realistic, updated and accurate information about the management institutes. The data submitted by the B-schools was carefully scrutinised and physical verification and audit were conducted in 60 institutes. In the past five years, the MDRA research team has visited more than 400 campuses to verify the data provided by the participating institutes. Irregularities that came up during the physical audits were corrected in the final objective data. The scores of the five parameters of evaluation were then summed up to get the total objective score of each institute.