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09 October 2014, 15:15   Report Abuse

Arpit (CS Executive)


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Going by the Indian Institute of Management’s (IIM’s) recently published data, it seems that there is a major dip in the registration of the Common Entrance Test (CAT) – the entrance exam held for an MBA degree. Even though the newly formed government has come up with the proposal of setting up premier IIM’s, the registrations this year have come down to 1.89 lakh as compared to 1.95 lakh in the year before.

According to experts, once perceived as a dream course, the management degree is soon losing its sheen. The trend can be largely attributed to the increasing supply and decreasing demand of the MBA graduates. “For students, who seriously want to pursue an MBA degree, getting placed in big institutions like the IIM’s and ISB is very important. However, the problem arises when a lot of students opt for the course just to add a degree to their resume” said Pallavi Sinha, an MBA aspirant. Another student from a prestigious management college remarked that there is a huge difference in what recruiters want and what the students are actually taught. On the other hand, Pratibha Sinha, co-founder, Talks about People, a leading hiring consultancy firm is of the opinion that students from the elite B schools are usually offered the dream placement. However, the problem mainly lies with the smaller institutions as they are mainly responsible for diluting the quality of the course. To make matters worse, there are a number of colleges that churn out degrees which are later declared as invalid by the higher authorities. She further added that today, the companies prefer candidates who have specialized in a certain field and have some prior experience before pursuing their MBA degree. The aspirants from this category actually have real hands on knowledge and concepts which enhances their chance of landing with their dream job.


11 October 2014, 12:38  

Vaibhav Joshi

(F)CA, MBA aspirant

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work experience matter more, cos are looking to put employee on work as soon as they join rather investing in training...

11 October 2014, 13:45  

Vaibhav Joshi

(F)CA, MBA aspirant

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MBA is the best investment for your future, says Srivatsa Krishna


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16 October 2014, 13:54  

Ritika Mathur

Sr. Manager

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Yes ....agreed ...because management institutes are less concerned for skill enhancement & practical studies for the students

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