The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi has changed the curriculum and also eligibility criteria of one of its MBA programmes. Its two-year MBA in management systems is presently open to applicants from all disciplines. The institute’s department of management studies (DMS) offers two more degrees -a two-year MBA in telecom systems management and a three-year MBA in technology management for working experts. As of not long ago, all three programmes required applicants to have a background in experience with science & technology and or business and administration.
"In any case, we understood that industry considered the management systems MBA as being like a general management degree. Hence, we chose to adjust the educational program to reflect industry needs and in this way, changed the admission criteria too," clarifies Kanika T Bhal, Head, DMS. After counseling administration scholastics and industry experts for about two years, the division patched up the educational program to satisfy the functions of a general administration program, she adds. The syllabi of the other two degrees, as well, have been overhauled.
While the eligibility criteria of the two niche programmes stay unaltered, the degree in management systems is currently offered to all applicants. The entry requirements would not only focus on the CAT score but also weigh a candidate's academic performance in class X and XII as well as Bachelor's exams.
"While CAT would positively structure the real part of evaluation, we might want to evaluate an applicant comprehensively. Consequently, an aspirant's extra-curricular activities, too, will be considered," informs Bhal. "The purpose is to ensure that a candidate is judged on academic consistency as against a score in a single examination. We want to be sure about the candidate's ability to perform in different examinations in different circumstances."