Recruitment of mgmt professionals in PSUs rises to 7pc: Survey

"Although private sector companies continue to remain the biggest employers of management professionals, the domestic public sector companies have become more aggressive with recruitment accounting for 7 per cent of total placements in 2009 as compared to 4 per cent in 2007," a survey conducted by Dun & Bradstreet said.
"The increasing demand for management education in all major cities in India along with the Government's role in ensuring better access to higher education has had a positive impact on the economic growth of our country," D&B's (India) CEO, Kaushal Sampat, said in a statement today.

The company had suryed 168 universities affiliated as well as private business schools in India. The study further indicates that there is a 22 per cent increase in the number of students with work experience opting for management studies.

"In terms of placement, our study also reveals that in 2009 around 61 per cent of the management schools offered more than 85 per cent placement," Sampat said.
According to the report, Category I business schools account for 16 per cent of total intake capacity of the surveyed 168 schools. On the other hand, category II and category III business schools cover 55 per cent and 28 per cent respectively.

The report mentioned that the number of new courses and programmes offered by business schools has also increased, to meet industry demand for employees with certain skill set and talent.

"Consequently, the number of students with work experience increased 22 per cent from 1764 in 2006-08 batches to 2167 in 2007-09 batches," it said.The report mentioned that for the academic year 2007-09, total student enrolments increased 6 per cent YoY.
For the 2007-09 batches, on an average, female students constituted nearly 40 per cent of the total enrollments, which had increased by seven per cent as against six per cent growth of male students.

"Among the different categories, category II business schools registered highest growth of 9 per cent YoY in terms of student enrollments in 2007-09 batches. In fact, this category recorded the highest y-o-y growth of male and female enrollers at 7 per cent and 11 per cent respectively," the report said.

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