Two- year programme is running a good six months behind schedule at DAVV as well as other state varsities

OUR STAFF REPORTER Indore

The MBA programme being offered by the state universities has gone haywire.


The two- year duration course is running a good six months behind the schedule, taking a toll on career of thousands of students as they have been losing job opportunities and internships to their counterparts in other state universities.

And all this is because of delayed entrance exams in 2009 and derailed semester system.

‘This unprecedented phenomenon has not only affected the summer internships but also the placements of more than 20,000 students in the state,’principal of a B- school in Indore said wishing anonymity.

For the last two years, when the students have been completing their MBA course sometime in September, recruiting companies have been generally filled up, having hired from other B- schools across the country much earlier in the year.

Same with the summer internships — by the time, the state students are ready for summer internship, companies are done with their student- projects.

Much to the concern of 2009- 10 batch students, their course would even complete in September. It would stretch up to October and Nov. At DAVV, the results of even third semester have not been declared thus far.

The university said that the results would be declared soon. But then it would have to accept revaluation forms and declare their results as well. This means that the MBA fourth semester exams would start before September. The exams would take a months time to complete and the results would be out by October or Nov. The situation is same at Barkatullah University ( Bhopal) and Jiwaji University ( Gwalior).

Nowhere to go Students are the worst sufferers of the mess. They have lost all hopes of getting a good job in mid- session of the academic year. ‘Companies open their doors for new recruitments in May and June. All the vacant positions are filled in the two months time. We will have nowhere to go in mid- session of academic year,’Abhishek Mishra, an MBA student said. Another student Aditi Sharma said she had already lost a job offered to her and did not accept any job until next year even if her course completes in October.

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