Not Interested In IT Courses? Here’s How To Choose The Best Management Institute
Nowadays most young people want to make a career in information technology given the rapid strides that have been made the all over the world in this sector.
For those who have no desire to enroll in IT courses to pursue a career in IT, a popular choice is to study management after first acquiring a bachelor’s degree in engineering or commerce. Recruiters have shown a distinct preference for those possessing a management degree from a good institute.
As a result, those desiring to go in for a master’s degree in management want to know how to evaluate the quality of management institutes. Here’s a brief guide.
Irrespective of whether you desire to pursue a full time or a part time degree in management, you must always make sure that the course is accredited by All India Council for Technical Education, (AICTE) the nodal body set up by the government of India to recognize courses that meet certain specified standards of curriculum and teaching methods.
However, it is important to know that courses directly conducted by universities are not required to have an AICTE certification, but you should ensure that the university is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) instead.
Every year, a few cases of fraud are discovered where colleges of private universities admit students after taking huge admission fees but do not have the necessary recognitions or accreditations. A thorough check will ensure that you do not fall prey to such swindles.
Ranking and Industry Status
The most important aspect that prospective students need to reckon with is the ranking of the institute and the reputation that it enjoys with top companies in the country.
This is because when there are so many applicants chasing each job position, unless you have studied in a college that has a solid reputation it is unlikely that you would make it to the shortlist and get a chance to show your knowledge and brilliance.
Ask any of the top companies in the country and they will all agree that they would prefer to recruit students from institutes such as IIMs, XLRI, FMS, Jamanlal Bajaj, etc. as these institutes have built up a reputation for excellence over the years. Students are well advised to check the ranking and reviews that are published every year by the top magazines and educational websites in the country.
Faculty and Curriculum
The ranking and reputation that any management institute enjoys is a direct reflection of the excellence of the faculty credentials and the structured curriculum it follows.
Still, if a student has made up his mind that he wants to specialize in a particular management stream, he would do well to check out the credentials of the institutes with respect to that specialization. Some institutes are extremely famous for having tie-ups with global universities and colleges and thus have access to celebrity faculty.
Studying in a college in India that has faculty that are considered to be thought-leaders gives a chance to the student to get a lot of benefits that would have otherwise been inaccessible. Asking the institute alumni is the best way of getting an insight into the processes followed. There are plenty of tips and information available on the internet; bubblews.com tips on studying part time MBA is especially informative.
At the end of the day, placement is the most important factor that needs your attention. You need to investigate the track record of the institutes in your shortlist and find out the sort of companies that are visiting the campus to conduct interviews.Also check how many students get job offers and how many are left out, as well as the average compensation packages offered.
MBA courses tend to be pretty expensive, especially the ones that are conducted by private institutes. You need to consider all elements such as tuition fees, hostel expenses as well as travel to get at the total figure.
If you are already employed, your employer may be willing to sponsor your education or at least give you the leave and the loan. However this is more applicable for those who want to pursue a part time MBA course.