A senior AICTE official said, there are many B-schools around which are misusing the facility and running other programmes on the pretext of a part-time MBA programme.
They are not working within the regulated framework, which prompted us to take this step.The experts said this change could affect around 400 colleges and 20,000 students. These figures could not be verified with AICTE. Several calls to AICTE Chairman S S Mantha went unanswered. There are around 2,500 AICTE-approved management schools.
The B-schools concerned are unhappy. “Experienced people learn management much better than freshers. We have around 240 students for masters’ courses in management, finance, human resource and information management. We have already requested the vice-chancellor of the University of Mumbai to take up the matter with AICTE,” said Suresh Ghai, director, K J Somaiya Institute of Management and Research.
The three B-school’s directors said by this the higher education would be more costly than before and prevent growth and development of many working professionals.
According to a human resource director of a textile company, part-time management programmes allow employees to add knowledge