The 'Dun & Bradstreet - Polaris Software Banking Awards 2011' seeks to recognize the growth and resilience of the Indian banking industry. The Awards event is closely tied to the publication, India's Top Banks 2011. Therefore, the base universe of the banks considered for the Dun & Bradstreet - Polaris Software Banking Awards 2011 were the top banks in India as covered under the publication.

D&B India has developed a proprietary quantitative model based on various parameters for identifying the top banks across spectrums. The model is based on the premise of recognizing the size and growth of the banks while awarding them. The analyst team identified crucial financial aspects to fulfill this premise and assigned weights to them. For each award, a different set of parameters pertinent to the respective awards is used. Award winners will be chosen based on a composite score of these weighted parameters. The information has been collated from documents available in RBI.