Colleges offering MBA in the city are now cutting down on the number of engineering students who join them because of poor academic credentials.While most management colleges have limited the engineering intake to 50%, the number of students
Colleges offering MBA in the city are now cutting down on the number of engineering students who join them because of poor academic credentials.
While most management colleges have limited the engineering intake to 50%, the number of students making it to the school of management studies at Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat) has actually declined in the last three years.
This is clear when one compares the pass percentage of engineering students who join MBA course in Cusat. The percentage of MBA students with engineering background has gone down from 36% in 2013 to 24% in 2015. Each year, 210 students are admitted in the MBA course.
On the contrary, the percentage of students with commerce background passing out of the MBA course has increased from 32% in 2013 to 53% in 2015.
"The number of engineering students making it to the MBA course in the department is on a decline, while students from commerce stream are joining the programme in large numbers. Every year, we also have 4 to 5 IT graduates, who quit their job to study MBA," said head of SMS, Cusat, M Bhasi.
Sources said that they mainly avoid students who are from colleges that has poor pass percentage. Also they fear that too many engineering students may destroy heterogeneous nature of an MBA class.
"We don't really get good engineering students who are able to clear the written test, group discussion and interview. Now, even after MBA one is unable to get a high paying job and due to this many engineering graduates either join banking sector or do a short-term course that can get them a job," said G P C Nayar, chairman, SCMS Group of Educational Institutions.
"At present we have 50% engineering students in the MBA batch of 120. We have taken a conscious decision not to admit more than 50% engineering graduates in the course. If we are lenient, then 60 to 70% students in the batch will be from engineering stream," said Joseph Injody, executive director, Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies.
"We don't want students who are repeaters and have studied in engineering colleges where the pass percentage is poor," said Injody.