Curriculum content and methodology, delivery, assessment, evaluation and outcomes are important considerations for choosing an institute, equally important is the student experience in the world beyond the classroom
Most Pertinent Issues that B-Schools Face Most Pertinent Issues that B-Schools Face
What is the set of unique challenges Indian B-schools face?
Although India is known for its prolific grasp over education, the skill gap tends to be one of the most pertinent issues that this industry faces. The sword of employability hangs high as B-schools scramble about trying to evolve their curriculum to match the requirements of the industry. Lack of industry experience and soft skills amongst students are also two segments that need attention from the leading educational bodies.
What according to you are the advantages of the foreign exchange programmes?
The face of Indian education is changing, as we see eminent institutions building mergers with illustrious foreign paragons of education. This comes as a bracing approach towards creating leaders from an earlier stage of specialized education. In this tryst of incubating world leaders, exchange programs are contributing their fair bit, giving rise to augmented opportunities of gaining global exposure, while gaining inferences into how world commerce functions.
What are the factors considered for admission to the PGDM programmes?
There are plenty of factors which help students determine programs or institutions to opt for. Features like infrastructure, academic curriculum, student-teacher ratio, and international accreditation, non-academic student development programmes, placement cell are what should be considered while opting for a PGDM programme or institution.
What are your thoughts on the key challenges that MBA/PGDM education face today?
The truth is quite evident. In terms of supply compared to demand, India lacks greatly in the rate of employability. One needs to track the evolution of Talent Acquisition, to find an answer to the drought of apt manpower. Talent acquisition has steadily evolved with employers now linking it to a path towards monetary success – a strategic and competence driven business function, which MBA/PGDM curriculum needs to understand.
How is industry-academia sync at your institute?
Our application-based learning model focuses on providing opportunities for learning-by-doing through our state-of-the-art labs, Practice School and Centre for Entrepreneurship. Here, innovation, immersive internships and constant industry interface, help in maintaining the industry-academia sync to the highest extent.
How do you see the recently released NIRF rankings?
Since there is a very wide choice of educational institutes, a credible database of institute rankings becomes an important indicator for students on where to aspire to take admission in. While curriculum content and methodology, delivery, assessment, evaluation and outcomes are important considerations for choosing an institute, equally important is the student experience in the world beyond the classroom – be it in extra-curricular activities, gaining perspectives outside of core domain or developing soft skills like how to think and communicate effectively – which become key differentiators when it comes to employability.