Indore : Having hit the controversy in its launching year, the MBA programme of Shri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology and Science (SGSITS) is quite unpopular.
The poor admission scenario at this government-aided institute mirrors that. As per information, the institute has failed to fill all 60 seats.
Sources said that as many as 28 seats are still vacant in the institute while other leading b-schools in the city are flooded with students.
The poor admissions in MBA course at SGSITS are being attributed to controversy that took place two years ago.
Launched in 2012, the MBA programme of SGSITS invited court case as students filed a petition claiming that they were misinformed regarding recognition status of the course.
The institute had enrolled students in the course for session 2012-13 without obtaining recognition from All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
After some months of classes, the institute had informed its MBA students that the AICTE had withdrawn recognition so they should move to other colleges.
To this, the students moved court. During a hearing, the AICTE informed the court that it had never granted recognition to the MBA programme of SGSITS. The AICTE’s revelation laid bared the institute’s false claim.
As the case proceeded, the AICTE agreed to recognise the SGSITS’s course but warned it not repeat the mistake of enrolling students in unrecognised course in future.
Since, the institute failed to win faith of students wishing pursue the management course.
It, however, rubbishes this theory.
The institute authorities say that the reason behind poor admissions its MBA course are agents. “B-schools fill seats through agents but we do not entertain them. In the college level counselling to be held on August 13, all our seats will be filed,” admission officer of the institute said.