Less than 50% placements in new MBAs

Nov 2017 Source: MOTACHASHMA

Less than 50% placements in new MBAs, the main reason is the unavailability of competent faculty and facilities which are required for industry training. The job offers for fresh management graduates in India is at a five year low, as shown by an official data.

According to a trend expert, our lethargic Economy is one of the main reasons for it, if the economy of a country is not active and alert then how can we expect to have better job opportunities.

There is also a large gap between the Industry expectations and requirements and the curriculum that is running in the courses taught to us from last so many years. In 2016-17, just 47% of Master of Business Administration (MBA) graduates got placed on the campus, a dip of 4% over the previous year, marking a five-year low.

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Less than 50 % placements in new MBAs

At 12%, the drop was far sharper for postgraduate diploma holders. The given data does not include the premier Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) that are not affiliated to the main regulatory body, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). In India, there are an estimated 5000 management institutes, about 2 Lakh students pass every year from these institutes.

The industry is on the lookout for job-ready people which most MBA grads are not (barring those in IIMs and other top B-schools where placement is high),” said Pankaj Bansal, co-founder and CEO, PeopleStrong, a leading HR company.

About a decade ago, there were just IIMs and top private institutes for management studies in India. But as the Economy grew, the need for more management graduates increased and all type of private institutes started to be built. But these institutes don’t have all those facilities and faculties having such zeal and zest. Therefore the graduates prepared by these institutes are not employable and are not able to fulfil the industry requirements.

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AICTE officials are going to revise the syllabi for 35,00 management Institutes. According to Human resources expert, the quality of these graduates should be the biggest concern, because all the further technicalities are dependent on it.

  • “We have almost completed work on the model curriculum for management institutes keeping today’s demand in mind. The revised curriculum focuses more on skills and training the students rather than theory,” said a second AICTE official.
  • It is a market-driven process and hence placements are dependent on that. We have taken cognisance of that (and) are updating and reviewing the curriculum so that it meets the requirement of the industry,” said a senior AICTE official on the condition of anonymity because he is not authorised to speak to journalists.
  • According to Education experts’ changing the syllabus and other such small steps are going to help us in near future.
  • According to Kamal Singh, executive director and CEO of United Nations Global Compact, India, "he says that the biggest issue is that these institutions are not able to align with the Industry expectations. The management graduates that they are producing are not able to face the scenario of the industries and the requirements are not fulfilled by them. That’s the reason they are not employable and are degrading the placements records in India."

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