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    Why not have more of the PGDM courses and less of MBA?

    The autonomous institutes offering the PGDM course, which is normally considered as equivalent to the MBA course of any recognized University, positively have far better standards than the latter.

    This happens because the PGDM institutes have freedom in changing their syllabus in line with the latest market trends and they also go on updating their syllabus to become highly skill oriented. Like, for example, including a specialization in Supply Chain Management. This does not seem to be the case with the University MBA, where the syllabus has to follow University norms.

    How do we get over this huge gap? Like for instance, many affiliated colleges of the MBA program, are not finding students, and hence are automatically closing down. So, will the UGC and AICTE do well to only encourage autonomous PGDM courses in future?
  • #640210
    For me, the course material will remain the same but the only differences lies in the way these courses are implemented in the respective institutions. Any of the professional courses should consist of the case studies of the latest trends in the market. For example, the definition of "Marketing" or any other specialization stream like the "Finance & Accounting" remained the same even in the meantime but the way in which these are being taking place would be different like the use of computers which later on emphasized on the working knowledge of ERP software as well. There was a necessary skill required for the presentation but now you must be having with the knowledge of tele conferencing or video conferencing.

    Here I agree with the author that the autonomous institutes are more active on these fronts & so their degrees got the value to the market in comparison to its competitors. In context to UGC and AICTE, they are the governing & regulatory bodies & so will never lose the limelight.

  • #640215
    For many doing MBA has become must and status symbol and then go for other affiliated courses or equivalent of it, as by securing minimum MBA one is technically qualified as management student.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #640237
    MBA is a master degree and the other one is a diploma. So definitely many people will give importance to MBA. Even employers also look for MBA. But MBA from any normal college is not having any weight. Only MBA from a standard institute will have that value. Many institutes offer MBA but they are not at all considered as a standard degree. Instead of doing MBA in such Institutes it is better to have PGDM from a good institute.
    always confident

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