94,832 candidates apply for MBA entrance exam in Maharashtra

As the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) received as many as 94,832 applications, several experts have attributed the growth to its better job prospects.

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As MBA courses are becoming popular among students due to its job oriented programmes, over 94, 000 aspirants in Maharashtra have applied for MBA entrance exam.

As the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) received as many as 94,832 applications, several experts have attributed the growth to its better job prospects.

Aspirants opt for CET

Following the implementation of state-held Common Entrance Test (CET), a single window for MBA admission, the need of taking multiple entrance tests has been considerably eased .

Earlier, aspirants have to take multiple tests such as Association of Indian Management Schools Test for Management Admissions and Common Management Admission Test for admission to MBA courses in the state.

Moreover, several coaching classes providing preparatory courses to aspirants have seen many students opting for CET.

“We have seen more students applying for CET this year. More students want to study in Maharashtra colleges than in previous years,” said Prasanth Nair, TIME manager, according to Indian Express.

He however observed that even if there is an increased in number of application which may indicate a rise in demand, it did not indicate a change in the management sector.

“The demand for MBA courses was at its peak around 2011 and today’s demand is not even close to what it was back then,” said Nair.

Aspirants may race for seats

As the number of applicant rapidly increased, the competition too has become tougher. Although the availability of seats is not exactly figured, it is speculated that there could be around 25,000 seats across the state.

According to DTE’s Director Dayanand Meshram, every three students will be competing for one seat.

Unlike this year’s increased in number of application, over 10,000 seats had remained vacant in the last academic session. Considering the huge proportion of seats lying vacant in many institutes over the last few years, some institutes have applied to the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) for reduction of intake capacity.

“The apex body for professional courses is likely to grant the permission to reduce intake. A final seat count will be available by April 30 when the AICTE grants Extension of Affiliation to all colleges,” said Ramesh Unnikrishnan, AICTE Western Region Director.

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CMAT 2017 All India Merit List Out: 59181 candidates qualify

The All India Council for technical Education (AICTE) has released the all India merit list of the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2017 at aicte-cmat.in

CMAT 2017 All India Merit List Out: 59181 candidates qualifiedAll India merit list is out at aicte-cmat.in

CMAT 2017 All India Merit List Out: 59181 candidates qualifiedAll India merit list is out at aicte-cmat.in

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The All India Council for technical Education (AICTE) has released the all India merit list of the Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) 2017 on its official website, aicte-cmat.in

How to check

  • Go to the official website
  • Click on the link, ‘All India Merit List’
  • After clicking the same, the merit list will be displayed on the screen
  • Take a printout for future use

About the score card:

  • The merit list indicates roll number, rank and the score of all the candidates. CMAT-2017 score is valid for the admissions of academic year 2017-18
  • A national merit ranking has been arrived based on the Total Score. In case  scores are same for more than one candidate, the ranking has been done on sectional score considered in the order of:

           Quantitative techniques and data interpretation           Logical reasoning            Language comprehension           General awareness

About the exam:

CMAT is a national level entrance examination conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) every year as per the directions of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.

The CMAT score is accepted by all AICTE-approved institutions/university departments/constituent colleges/affiliated colleges

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No fellowship to non-NET candidates: UGC

In 2015, the commission announced the annulment of non-NET fellowships owing to shortage of funds, which prompted nationwide protests.

No fellowship to non-NET candidates

No fellowship to non-NET candidates

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Retired professors and international students will not be allowed to attain non-NET research fellowships for MPhil and PHD programmes.

The notification was announced by the University Grants Commission (UGC) on Tuesday.

“The UGC has been receiving requests from various individuals… regarding admissibility of the scheme of UGC non-NET fellowships to retired professors for doing MPhil/PhD programme as well to foreign/NRI/overseas students,” the UGC circular said.

“It has been decided as a policy decision that retired professors and foreign students are not eligible to receive fellowship under the UGC scheme of non-NET fellowships,” the circular added, as reported in The Indian Express.

Scholarship:

While senior research fellows are awarded with Rs. 28, 000 per month, 30 per cent house rent allowance, and a contingency grant, non-NET fellows receive Rs. 8, 000 on a monthly basis for PhD and Rs. 5, 000 for MPhil.

Junior research fellows are awarded with Rs. 25, 0000 per month, 30 per cent of house rent allowance, and avails a contingency grant under the National Eligibility Test (NET) fellowships for the period of two years.

Brief stint of the background

In 2015, the commission had announced the annulment of non-NET fellowships owing to shortage of funds, which prompted nationwide protests

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