IIT-Delhi to open MBA courses for all

Students can apply irrespective of streams

IIT-Delhi to open MBA courses for all

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Delhi is set to open its two-year management programmes for candidates coming from all the streams from 2015.

So far, only graduates in engineering and technology as well as masters in science and commerce or economics were eligible to seek admission to the MBA programmes of the institute’s department of management studies, which was ranked second after IIM-Bangalore in business management category in India by the prestigious Stanford University of US earlier this year.

“We will open our MBA programmes for all students (irrespective of their stream) from next year. This is being done in view of the demand in job market,” IIT-Delhi director R K Shevgaonkar told Deccan Herald.

The MBA programmes, being offered by the IIT-Delhi since 1997, are also undergoing a major change in their curriculum and pedagogy.

The institute’s department of management studies is finalising a new curriculum and pedagogy, based on inputs from industry, students and alumni to better align its mission with changing demands in the corporate world.

It is also studying the curricula of top business schools in India and abroad. “The curriculum review is an endeavor towards narrowing the gap between academia and industry challenges. We will have more innovative ways of teaching. The new pedagogy will allow the students to identify their own strengths and limitations and to develop a plan for improving them to take on the challenges of the world,” head of the department Kanita T Bahl said.

The institute is also working to introduce additional criteria for admissions in order to get best students to its management classes. The department of management studies so far admitted students on the basis of their score in the combined admission test (CAT), conducted by the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIMs), as well as performance in group discussion and interview.

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