IIT-Delhi's MBA now open for all

The Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-D) on Friday opened its management course to aspirants from all streams for the academic year 2015-16.

Until now, only students from engineering and technology background or those with masters in science and commerce/economics were eligible for admissions to the MBA programmes offered by the institute’s Department of Management Studies (DMS).

“From 2015, students from all the streams would be welcomed to apply for our MBA programme. IIT-Delhi looks forward to students from diverse backgrounds.
We believe that knowledge shouldn’t be restricted to specific disciplines and students from all fields make a good mix at any institution, especially in terms of cross disciplinary learning,” DMS head Kanika T Bhal said.

As reported by Deccan Herald on November 2, the institute has also brought changes in its admission criteria.

The DMS had till now admitted students on the basis of Combined Admission Test (CAT), conducted by the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIMs), as well as considering their performance in group discussion and interview.

“From 2015, the department will assess applicants on the basis of their entire educational background including performance in Class X and XII, graduation apart from their CAT score and performance in group discussion and personal interview,” Bahl said.

A candidate’s extracurricular activities and professional experience would also be taken into account, she added.

The DMS also revised its curriculum and programme structure based on inputs from industry experts, students and alumni to design a new MBA programme.

“The changes are aligned with IIT’s mission to cater to the changing demands of the corporate world. By making the curriculum more industry relevant and focusing on innovative ways of teaching, the department aims to bridge the gap between academia and industry requirements,” Associate Professor at DMS Shveta Singh said.

The DMS, which has been offering management programmes since 1997, was ranked second after Indian Institute of Management (IIM)-Bangalore in business management category in India in January 2014 by the Stanford University.

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