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MBA: 89% Seats In Uttar Pradesh Are Lying Vacant

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B-Schools Seats Left Vacant In UP
Nearly 89% of MBA (Master of Business Administration) seats are lying vacant in B-Schools of Uttar Pradesh. It is yet another indication of the deteriorating standards of education in the state.

Whether it the supply outstripping demand, lack of basic infrastructure or a very few placements, students who participated in the State Entrance Examination (SEE) counselling have in no way opted for the B-Schools in the state. Out of 28,000 seats offered by 421 colleges, around 3,300 have been filled.

Ans as far as Lucknow is considered, the figures are shocking. The state capital has nearly 55 management colleges, 29 failed to get single admission from SEE counselling. Single admission has taken place in another 13 colleges while in two colleges, 2 students each have taken admission.

Only 6 colleges have shown some satisfactory results. Of these six, three are Government institutes, while three are Private colleges. In Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), a Government College, all 60 seats for MBA have been filled up.

However, the dipping figures are not new to the officials. SEE 2012 co-ordinator Professor VK Singh said "Not more than 15% MBA students get placed after they finish the course. This is due to the lack of industries in the state. Also, the mushrooming of colleges with inadequate facilities is keeping students away".The figures show that there are nearly 45 colleges where the total admissions have not exceeded the five digit mark. Last year, only 4,373 students were enrolled in MBA as against 32,228 seats offered.

What is the cause of such decrement in admissions? Is it the status of Institutes? Lack of interest in pursuing MBA? Is the focus of B-Schools going down in the state? Or the lack of Industries. What do you think?

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