Education is worth its weight in gold and for many, it’s helped them to rise above their own humble beginnings to go on to accomplish great things. Vindo Gupta is one such example, a man who overcame much and established a Business School in 1993 to provide others with the opportunities he didn’t have when he was younger.
His school, called the Vinod Gupta School of Management, was ranked number seven this year by the National Institutional Ranking Framework who release yearly ranks of institutions for higher education in India each year. The rankings have been developed by the Government of India since 2015 and are based off of a set of parameters to determine the ranking of the school.
The business school was judged using these parameters and factors like students who graduated, median salary, and other were also taken into consideration. The institutions that are ranked usually have a focused area of study and in the case of Mr. Vinod’s school, it’s management.
Vinod didn’t start out as a successful man though and had to work his way up to the top to open the school. Born on July 4th, 1946 he lived in a village that is one hundred miles north of New Delhi. The village had no electricity, roads, or running water so already the odds were stacked against him from day one. Despite all this, he was able to get a high school education and his B. Tech degree in 1967.
With the help of his family, they were able to borrow money to get him a plane ticket so he could fly to Nebraska to continue his studies. Vinod eventually earned his engineering degree in 1969 and spent another two years in university to get his Masters degree in Business Administration. Today, his continued dedication to excellence shows from how well-rounded his school has become in recent years.