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HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
Kapurthala, July 19, 2013
To encourage bright students to pursue management studies, the Punjab Institute of Technology (PIT) has introduced 20% rebate on tuition fee for direct admission in Masters in Business Administration. The students belonging to scheduled caste (SC) and scheduled tribe (ST) categories would be provided free education in this course.


Harmeen Soch, head of management department, said that two rounds of counselling were already conducted to admit students in MBA steam. “We will extend Rs. 25000 rebate in tuition fee for the two-years course to students having 70% marks in qualifying examination or above 60% marks in case of common management admission test (CMAT) pass students,” she said, adding that no fee would be applicable in case of the SC/ST students, as per government orders.

“From July 16 onwards, the remaining seats are being filled on first come first serve basis while last date of admission is August 15,” she said, adding that the aspiring candidate should visit the campus along with all certificates in original and photocopies. The students shall have obtained a minimum of 50% marks at graduation level.

The first semester fee of Rs. 47,750 (including Rs. 8,000 refundable security) would have to be deposited at the time of admission, Soch said, adding that total intake in MBA course was 60. The students for an MBA course can specialise in marketing, finance and human resource management. Students can contact at 94789-06231 or email at pitk_dom@yahoo.com for more details.

“The department regularly hosts lecturers from the Indian Institutes of management (IIMs). The curriculum of MBA is industry-oriented and case-study based teaching is a regular feature,” she said.

Listing the achievements, she said that the department joined hands with the Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina, USA to conduct an international conference on marketing in emerging economies. Delegates from 12 countries participated while 60 high-impact research papers on varied issues of marketing were presented.

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has sanctioned Rs. 20 lakh for research scholars to enable them pursue their projects in management department as well as languages and translation department of the Punjab Technical University. These scholars are being paid nearly Rs. 20,000 per month directly by the UGC to pursue their research work. The campus provides facilities like air-conditioned classrooms, unlimited WiFi, free Bus service, well-equipped libraries and laboratories.