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Lack of students, 5 Gujarat Mgmt colleges to shut

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5 MBA colleges in Gujarat to be shut
Around five Management colleges offers MBA courses in the Gujarat state have approached Gujarat Technological University (GTU) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi for permission to shut their institutions.

In last year 14 management colleges affiliated to GTU has closed for the lack of students admissions. Presently, there are 95 management colleges in the state imparting the MBA Courses.

The colleges which have submitted to shut are Shrimati Sarlaben V Malaviya School of Management (SSVMSM) and CC Gardi Institute of Management (CCGIM) in Rajkotr. The other colleges are in Kheda, Bharuch and Kim in Surat district.

The SSVMSM official, Kamlesh Jani said they had sought permission because of low admissions, which is not viable for a self-financed institute. He said that besides paying for the faculty, the institute also has to pay some amount annually to AICTE for continuing the course.

D V Mehta of CCGIM said, "We had started two management colleges in 2009. But we have applied for closure of CCGIM as the institute is not getting enough students,"

For the above issue GTU official said that private management institutes expanded in the wake of economic boom a couple of years ago and many of them were set up in rural areas due to lack of space for campus in urban centres. Most of the institute in rural areas found that the students were not willing to study at centres from the hustle and bustle of big cities. Another problem with the institutes in rural areas was shortage of faculty.

A GTU official said that, expenses in setting up of management college was less than engineering college or pharmacy college because they don't need laboratories except a few computers and internet connections but the fess levied was higher than engineering colleges.

GTU Vice-chancellor Akshai Aggarwal said almost all the management college having closed down ere from rural areas or in smaller towns. And the colleges which have applied for closure are from smaller towns.

"No student would like to study where there is no adequate infrastructure. There is a chances of more institutes closing shops in due course going with the present trend," he added.

A survey from the Assocham say that more than 180 management colleges has closed in the year 2012 even in majot cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, Lucknow and Ahmedabad because of the lack of students admitting.

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