LAST WEEK WE ASKED: Do you think established B-schools should come forward to help the new ones to better the standards and condition of management education?
NO BEST RESPONSE
In my view established B-schools should focus on their own performance to maintain their standards. Already we have bulk of colleges, but only a few are good. Colleges should make their own efforts to excel in the fields. So, the new colleges should make their own way and the reputed colleges must strive for the improvement. Yes suggestion from good colleges can be taken.
---Ashish Kumar Sharma, International maritime institute, Greater Noida
It would be a good initiative from well established B-schools to come forward and help their inferior counterparts.The older B-schools can help financially as well as provide them with quality faculty members.The new ones can improvise their industrial relations on behalf of them in-order to boast up their placement scenario.But the help from established B-schools is not sufficient,along with that they themselves need to improve upon the quality of student intake.This way we could be able to effectively enhance the standard of management education.
----Shivam Chhabra, Integral University, Lucknow
As a management student I feel that established B-schools must come forth and join hands with the new ones. This would not only help the improvement of management education standards but also centralize the MBA forum. If done optimally the results would be far more skilled management personnel being churned out
----Varsha Kapur, Amity Global Business School, Pune
Established B-school can function as a mentor for new ones so that the new ones do not face the same problem which as the former did during inception and running. This will assist new B-schools to stand on their own foot and compete with older B school and in turn enhancing their quality and gradually becoming stronger.
---Nilaya Mitash Shanker, Shri Ram Swaroop Memorial College of Engineering and Management.
Established business schools have in-depth expertise, know how and experience about managing the business of education. It would thus be most prudent for them to come forward and share the knowledge with new schools. Several B-schools that have cropped up in recent years have been forced to shut shop because of dearth of relevant knowledge and resources. With the help of established institutes, not only will this trend come down, but we shall also be able to boast of more number of management institutes imparting quality education.
---Neha Chamaria, PGDBA (Finance) from Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning
Yes, reputed business schools should come up with initiatives to help upcoming B-schools in establishing themselves. As these already establishes B-schools have an added advantage over the new ones, it is easier for them to reach to the masses. Also, they have a prior knowledge about the likes and dislikes of the students about the various features which are mandatory according to them. An already established B-school has a fair idea about what exactly the students want and expect by investing in a B-school for their secured future. As new B-schools are newer in this field,it is a bit unlikely for them to fulfill all the expectations of the students.This is where an old reputed B-school comes into the picture. They already have the faith of the general public and students and by attaching themselves with newer ones, they are not only helping the new ones to grow and flourish but also embarking their own presence widely.
----Jayadhrita Banerjee, IBS, Pune
No, if established B-School would come forward to help the new once than there may be a chance to loose the reputation earned. Rather, the new ones should follow the rules, regulation and principles of the established B-Schools for their success.
----Nirav N Choksi, S V Institute of Management, Kadi
The deteriorating condition of management education in India is a matter of huge concern.The mushrooming growth of B-schools providing substandard quality of education have added semiskilled management graduates to the already bloating pool of unemployed in India.At present,India's economy demands a good number of skilled management graduates capable of taking entrepreneurship,creating jobs for others and playing a productive role in country's economic growth.And this is possible only if the already established B-schools come forward and extend their hands in aid of such upcoming B-schools.
---Satabdi Ghose Roy, Indian Institute Of Social welfare And Business Management, Kolkata
The legendary B-schools are equipped with magnificent faculty, course contents, industry interface, resources and infrastructure. Despite having the most innovative and creative ideas the new B-schools lacks in implementation and steward leadership. Apart from sharing database which includes faculty, course contents and providing administrative assistance, the older B-schools can provide the new ones an immense exposure in terms of their MoUs signed with several Blue-chip companies, World Class Universities, Research Agencies, Think Tanks, NGOs in uplifting their overall level and thus help make a cult in their respective verticals. Moreover, the exceptional alumni presence can help them access the enormous industry resources. The collective effort will thus ultimately boost the Nation's intelligentsia which in turn will help in producing more number of capable managers.
---Nandish Agarwal, B-Tech, Galgotias College of Engineering and Technology, Greater Noida
B-schools are combinations of theory and to connect it with real life explanations. A rich and strong base of foundation of faculty's pool is require to perform the task. So established b-school's faculty may give training to the new b-school's faculty to help them achieving the ultimate goal of management education.
---Jimit Parikh, St.Kabir Institute of Professional Studies, Godhra
The nuances of management studies in the country started fading as most of the B-school fails to provide a better opportunity to their students in the corporates.The main reason for these decline is the poor current standards and conditions of inexperience B-school. In order to re-ignite the glow of management education, the established big players of B-school should give a helping hand to the new B-school in terms of their experience, financially and other areas too, so that the current standards can be uplifted to a new heights and the glow of management spreads all across the globe.
---Harsh Mehta, St. Kabir Institute Of Professional Studies, Ahemdabad
Management education in India is only 50 years old. I feel management education is itself an industry sector contributing to the GDP and as an industry; it is fast rising with intense competition. Internationally, there has been globalization of economic and business activities. There has been a significant growth of management institutions after globalization. In my opinion established B-schools should definitely come forward to help the new ones to better the standards by focusing the efforts on the key elements of quality culture, partnership between industry and institute, changes in regulatory framework and condition of management education by cultivating modern principles for orienting the design of curriculum and higher education studies, establish flexible and modern structures for higher education system and diversification of management education.
---Ankur Sharan, IBS Business School, Mumbai
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