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1. Can you tell us about Current Trends in Management Education?
The current trend in the education is, It offers the participants more openings and greater self-confidence to occupy high level managerial positions. Finally, it enables them to benefit from the various School networks which can also be a valuable support throughout professional life. The industries are looking for the highly dedicated and talented students and placement is not a problem. The Intensive focus on Industry-Institute Interaction is important aspect and the role of faculty as a facilitator rather than a teacher.
2. Can you share some interesting facts about your institute which will excite our readers?
We believe in the collective learning model in which maximum opportunities are provided to the students to organise various events and also to participate in the events outside the institute including national and International conference. we ensure that there is conducive atmosphere , career guidance and support for the students.
We believe in students potential, advance their careers, in particular to become more involved in projects, feel the need to stand back and take some hindsight, wish to develop their managerial skills, acquire new knowledge and ways of thinking, work load and commit to a highly demanding project work as summer internship . This is possible with dedicated faculty and strong industry interface.
3. What is Vision and Mission of Your Institute?
Develop young professionals for the industry and society by providing quality education.
Be an organization of repute and high standard in the field of management education at national level.
4. How your institute is unique in terms of Courses, Curriculum?
We offer two years MBA and we are affiliated to the University of Pune.
Projects: In addition to the compulsory summer project, students are assigned small projects on various topics for firsthand experience of the industry.
Involvement in the social work activities:
Our students have formed the Social group through which they actively participate in and carry out several academic and social service activities. They completely managed a seminar at Lonavala and were greatly appreciated for it last year.
Field Surveys: Students are assigned field surveys to get real experience of various issues and analysis thereof.
Language Lab: To develop communication skills of students.
Interactive Lectures: Students are motivated to participate in the discussions, ask doubts and make the lectures interesting.
Case studies: Students are exposed to the case study method of learning using case studies from various journals for developing analytical & problem solving skill
5. Can you tell us about latest trends of Entrance Exams for B Schools ?
This year students who have cleared CMAT exam can take admission to MBA . In addition to this other examination such as XAT, CAT score is also considered. If AMMI is conducted then we can admit the students who have cleared AMMI examination.
6. What do you see in prospective students while offering admission?
- Willingness’s to learn new things
- Desire for hard work
- Out of the box thinking
7. What is your view about placements after completion of the course?
The placements of student is not a problem as we groom students in such a way that they get placements. We provide an opportunity to the students to continuously interact with professionals from industry. It help them to know the latest trends in the corporate sector and the expectations of corporate sector from MBA graduates. The attitude of the students should be positive and soft skills are important for the placement.
8. What advice you would like to offer to MBA Graduates/ Working professionals / Students?
If you have willingness then you can conquer and successful in your life. Be proactive in life. Good understanding of the mechanisms of the labour market is indispensable in order to approach compensation policies or stakes in recruitment. Our MBA is the result of a partnership between industry interface and a Business school, whose cultures, networks and resources are complementary which lead you to acquire highest degree of knowledge.Work hard and world is your’s!!!
Recession is hitting across the Europe, even there is liquidity crunch in the world. In this globalized world Indian business environment is always going to get affected negatively in terms of growth. As per recent Dec 2011 reports, Indian GDP growth in the last quarter was reportedly around 7.5 % which is down compared to 8 to 9% in the 2009-10 period. So instead of looking for better job opportunities this seems to be right time to go back to School to fine tune your skill sets
Here are some of the key points about doing MBA during Recession period
1. Building Skill Sets and Qualification:
If you are fresh Graduate and looking for job or you are fired from your organization due to recession then options available in terms of job opportunities are limited for you. It is definitely not bad option to stop looking for promotion opportunities within organization and start focusing on your education to fine tune your skill sets.
If you are going for executive MBA or Full Time MBA then during recession period you will need to forgo your salary (if you are working professional). But during recession period as opportunities are limited going for higher education would turn out to be perfect option to take your career to the next level.
2. Networking with other MBA Students
If you have opted for Full Time or Part Time MBA then there is great opportunity to network with other MBA students, Generally MBA class has students coming from different background like Commerce, Arts, Engineering, Bio Medical etc . Networking with those students will help you to broaden your point of view about handling certain business situations and it will also help you to improve your interpersonal skills.
So instead of worrying about opportunities in the job market you can enjoy your time by going back to school and explore more options and widen your skillset.
3. Building Profile for Future
Even though there is recession, generally there is cycle of uptime and downtime. While you are finishing your MBA there are good chances that market will tune positive and there will be more options for you to explore in your existing organization for career advancements.
4. Taking Sabbatical From Existing Organization
Many organizations have sabbatical leave policy where you can opt for higher education and join back to your organization after completion of your MBA. This option is certainly good option if you are too much worried about future prospects. Taking sabbatical leave will ease out pressure of expectations from your mind and you can freely enjoy your time in the B School.
If you wish to apply for the Full Time MBA, Part Time MBA,Distance MBA Courses then you can fill online admission form along with online form fee payment at www.ePravesh.com. ePravesh will help you through the process and it will simplify whole procedure for you.
It is the time to appear for Personal Interviews at various B Schools for the final selection offer. MBA interviews are tricky and you need to present yourself as serious candidate who has clarity in goals and has shown managerial abilities in previous work experience.
1. Why do you want to go for an MBA ? –> Institute is looking for the clarity of goals, throught process about your own career, your expectations from the MBA education. You need to answer this question in story telling mode. Storytelling mode helps you to connect with the interviewer. It also shows that you are the person who is learning from your experience. Your Employability, area of interest, career aspirations should be covered in the answer.
2. What is your career goal ? –> You should be prepared with your short term and long term goals associated with your MBA. MBA education has high price tag associated with it, you should be able to explain about how you would be able to get returns from this investment in the short term and how MBA education would be able to fulfill your career aspiration.
3. Why <Institute Name> for your MBA ? –> It will always be good to review website of the institute, Institute’s FaceBook page, Twitter updates before appearing for the interview. You would be in a better position to explain recent updates of institute which you found interesting and it will also indicate your seriousness towards that institute course. You can provide reference of any particular alumni member, professor from the institute. Strong reference does help in cracking the deal.
4. What is your area of interest (Finance/Marketing/HR/IT/Operations) ? –> You should also be aware of news and events associated with your interest. if you are mentioning your area of interest as finance then it is expected that you should know some basic finance stuff like stock market, mutual fund, insurance etc. If you are mentioning your interest as IT then you should be familiar with industry trends,NASSCOM, IDC reports, CIO IT trends. Doing proper homework about your interesting sector and then writing down it on the paper would help you to finalize the answer for such question.
5. Can you explain importance of MBA in the corporate world? –> Regularly latest business news from EconomicTimes, reading magazines like India Today, Business Today, Business World would help you to better prepare this question. This question would test your knowledge related to business world and answer would showcase your analytical ability to understand business.
Higher education entrance exams are becoming very competitive day by day. In 2009 total number of CAT aspirants stood at 2.4 lacs. This number is going to increase in the coming future. Any MBA aspirant looking forward to take admission in top 30 B schools of India must prepare good strategy to crack the admission in reputed institute.
First step is understanding calendar of the entrance exams which serves as an entry point to GD and PI shortlisting
|No||Exam||Exam Dates||Estimated Exam Fee/ Expenses|
|1||CAT (Common Admission Test)||Generally second week of November each year||Rs. 1500|
|2||XAT (Conducted by XLRI Jamshedpur)||First or second week of January each year||Rs. 1500|
|3||SNAP (Conducted by Symbiosis Group Pune)||Second Week of December each year||Rs. 1500|
|4||NMAT (Conducted by Narsee Monjee Mumbai)||Jan/Feb of each year||Rs. 1450|
|5||MAT||Conducted 4 times a year (Each quarter)||Rs. 1200|
|6||JMET (Conducted BY IITs)||First or second week of December each year||Rs. 1500|
|7||FMS||Conducted in the month of January each year by FMS Delhi||Rs. 900|
|8||GMAT||Student can appear any time of the year for this exam. It is online exam conducted across India in various GMAT test centers.||Rs. 10000|
|9||State Level CET||Conducted in Feb of each year by respective state DTE||Rs. 1500|
Total Exam Cost Rs.21,050 /-
Any serious MBA aspirants must appear for all the above exams to safeguard admission to one of the top B School of India or abroad. It is important to understand that basic pattern for all those exams is similar with objective type questions and emphasis is on aptitude in the area of mathematics, logical reasoning and English.
So still there is time to prepare for all the exams. We will publish our next informative blog of preparation and planning to crack MBA soon!!!