Getting admission into any MBA course under the Uttar Pradesh Technical University would become a little tough now. The university has decided to introduce group discussions and interviews in the selection process from the next academic session.
UPTU Vice Chancellor Prem Vrat said, “To improve quality, students would be screened further. Applicants qualifying the entrance examination would be called for group discussions. Candidates clearing the group discussion round would be called for personal interview,” said Vrat.
“Admissions for MBA courses will start from December instead of March, so that the university has enough time for group discussions and personal interview rounds,” said Vrat.
At Noida UPTU office, a placement cell too has been planned. “It will monitor the placements of colleges. Moreover, under new pattern of MBA admissions only serious and deserving students would be inducted which will hike the placement percentage too. We expect 100 per cent placement of such students,” he said.
“College performance would be monitored and an academic excellence award would be given to best college. Student satisfaction too has been included for judging college ratings. Other parameters that would be considered include impact on society, results, placements, faculty, etc. Besides these, teaching effectiveness, learning environment, quality policy and strategy, faculty response development management, and management’s commitment to quality and academic leadership,” said Vrat.
Yamaha Motors HR Head P.P. Sharma said, “It would increase the credibility of UPTU MBA courses and the corporate sector would show interest in hiring their students. Presently, companies prefer PGDBM from private reputed management institutes over UPTU MBA courses.”
Students had mixed reactions. Some said it would screen out the less serious students, others said it would lead to corruption. Some college managements feel seats would be left vacant as fewer students will be able to clear the new admission process.