Published On: Sat, Jun 16th, 2012

MBA Admission Tips

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With the aim to provide right information and proper guidance to the MBA aspirants, to select the right B-School and take admission into it, MBAUniverse.com hosted live chat with the Directors of 10 B-schools across India which were ranked among the top 50 in the past two weeks. These chats were held with the Directors of Jaipuria Institute of Management, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Usha & Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management New Delhi, Asia Pacific Institute of Management New Delhi, Apeejay School of Management New Delhi, Galgotias Business School Greater Noida, Indus Business Academy Bangalore, Siva Sivani Institute of Management Secunderabad, MIT School of Business Pune and IFIM Business School Bangalore. Majority of the queries were asked regarding MBA admission process, eligibility and selection criteria, placement, fees, faculty and infrastructure of the B-School and criteria to choose the right B-School and programs.

Dr. Alok Saklani, Director, Apeejay School of Management said, for choosing the right B-School, there are certain factors which students must keep in their minds. Among the several factors, the quality of faculty (qualifications, corporate exposure, research orientation & publication record etc.), legacy & philosophy of the group behind the institute, infrastructure and industry linkage should be given the highest preference. Dr. Rattan Sharma, Director, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Usha & Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management included reputation of the Institute, alumni feedback, placement opportunities, location etc. According to Dr. J D Singh, the qualities that count for an MBA aspirant to get selected in a B-School are like an open mind and a positive aptitude and hunger to learn & grow, to have initiative & leadership traits and be a team worker, be a self-learner to learn beyond class beyond campus in the real practicing world and to be fun loving and committed to make a great career.

Dr. Renu Luthra, Director, Galgotias Business School mentioned that  the decision to opt for a specialisation area should be based on students’  interest and ability areas. There might be opportunities in a particular specialization, but it is equally necessary for a student to be comfortable in that area. Another confusion which the student faces while taking the admission is regarding whether to go for a specialized MBA program or a regular MBA program. The General MBA gives an opportunity to work in number of functional areas, but to become the generalist rather than specialist. On the contrary, MBA with specialized functional area can increase the expertise of a  student in that area.Dr. Subhash Sharma, Director, Indus Business Academy says, firstly a student should understand what the growth prospect in this field and opportunities available in the market.

Some myths that exist in the minds of the MBA aspirants which were addressed by the Directors were that the students pursuing engineering in graduation and students with work experience have better chance of getting through a good B-School. Though it is true that most of the students of a B-School belong to engineering background, but MBA is a holistic science where student from any graduation background can pursue. As far as work experience is concerned, the B-schools do give preference to the candidates with work experience giving  freshers also a due chance.