Saturday, July 28, 2007

Indian MBA and Aicte Encounter

"The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) — the body that regulates technical education in India — has decided to approach state governments and ask them to close unapproved institutions, including several premier B-schools and technical training institutes, operating in their regions." - Business Standard Report

The tussle between Indian business Schools & AICTE has started once again. In the past , You might have read similar kind of report of removal of AICTE approval of various Indian business schools . But I was surprised to find Some top business schools in AICTE hit list.

They are .........
Indian Schools Of Business , Hyderabad (ISB-H)
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai
Welingkar Institute of Management development and research
Christ Educational Society, Bangalore
ICFAI Business School, Gurgaon

I secured seat in ICFAI Business School Chennai & Pune through IBSAT for the batch 2006-2008. I did not join for some reaons. Isuue of AICTE approval was one of them. But I m sure that on any given day Not a single Indian MBA aspirant will care for AICTE approval for business schools like ISB Hyderabad , Great Lakes. Even I would have taken admission if I converted any of IBS Mumbai , IBS Hyderabad or IBS Gurgaon Campus.

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ICFAI business school students in defence of their bschool
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