HYDERABAD: As students take the Telangana State Integrated Common Entrance Test (TS ICET) on Thursday, a majority of whom have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in mind, one thing they should be careful about is the choice of college before taking admission.
The state has 283 MBA colleges offering 28,174 seats. However, only a few of them offer quality education expected of a B-school.
In the recently released India Ranking 2017 by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), not a single MBA college from Telangana figured in the top 100 Management Education colleges in India. As many as 29 colleges from TS had participated in the survey.
A total of 77,422 candidates have registered for the TS-ICET this year for admission into MBA and MCA courses in Telangana. Last year, the number stood at 72,474. Several students usually consider an MBA degree to land them plum managerial jobs in corporate companies.
However, the reality is that most of the management colleges in TS lack quality faculty, lack properly functioning placement cells, and placements are either unheard of or jobs on offer are very low paying. While some measures have been taken up by the state government in engineering colleges, no serious steps were taken in management colleges.
The present situation makes it very important for aspirants of MBA course, there are some basic parameters which one should check to establish if a college is good or bad.
Prof RK Mishra, director, Institute of Public Enterprise, said that an MBA aspirant should go through a checklist of five parameters before deciding on a college — diversity of students on the college campus, credible governing bodies for good placements and industry connect, faculty with focus on research having good industry and policy connect, international accreditation and importantly, whether the college is notified for getting bank loans.
Dr A Prabhu Kumar, director, School of Management Studies, JNTU-Hyderabad, said, “A student should check the history of placements in the college directly with the management and also with the students studying there and faculty strengthbefore taking admission.”