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24,700 MBA seats remain vacant in UP business schools

Published On: 30 Jul 2012 | Last Updated On: 30 Jul 2012

This is shocking but true that a maximum of 24700 MBA seats out of a total of 28,000 seats have gone vacant in Uttar Pradesh (UP) B-schools. This is another state indicating the falling standards of management education with about 89% seats going vacant. Students who attended the UP-SEE (State Entrance Examination) counseling in no way have opted for the management colleges in the state may be due to a number of reasons such as seats exceeding the number of students, poor placements or lack of proper infrastructure facilities.

Out of the 28000 seats offered by 421 colleges, only about 3300 could be filled. The figures are worst for Lucknow where out of 55 B-schools, 29 did not get even a single admission through SEE counseling. 13 colleges admitted only 1 student while two colleges managed to get 2 admissions each. The figures reveal that there are about 45 institutes where admissions did not cross the five digit mark. In 2011, 4373 admissions were done against the 32,228 MBA seats that were on offer.

Only 6 colleges reveal respectable Results, out of which 3 are government and rest are private colleges. IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology), a government college successfully filled all 60 seats for MBA. Likewise, Indira Gandhi Sahkari Prabandh Sansthan and Institute of Cooperative, Corporate Managament, Research and Training had only 4 and 10 seats left vacant respectively.  Moreover, among private colleges, BBD Northern India Institute of Technology and Management (50 out of 102 seats vacant), BBD National Institute of Technology and Management (nine out of 102 seats vacant) and Ramaswaroop College of Engineering and Management (46 out of 151 seats vacant) showed better situation.

However, the dropping figures at UP management colleges have become a trend now. Sources from SEE revealed that less than 15% of management graduates get placed after completing their course. Also, large number of upcoming colleges lacking basic facilities is barring students from taking admissions.

The number of B-schools in Uttar Pradesh has increased four-fold in past 5 years. As the number of new colleges is ignored, it affects the standard of education. Keeping in view the dip in the number of students enrolling in B-schools across India, the AICTE (All India Council of Technical Education) has restricted the new B-schools from coming up. These colleges are now left with the only option of filling vacant seats through management quota.

Source: Times of India

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