The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Delhi is all set to open 2 year management programmes for candidates of all streams from the next academic session.
Until now, candidates in engineering and technology and masters in sciences, commerce and economics were eligible to seek admission to the MBA programmes of the institute's department of management studies. The institute was ranked second after IIM-Bangalore in business category in India by the prestigious Stanford University of US earlier this year.
"We will open our MBA programmes for all students (irrespective of their stream) from next year. This is being done in view of the demand in job market," IIT-Delhi director R K Shevgaonkar.
The MBA programmes, being offered by the IIT-Delhi since 1997, are also undergoing a major change in its curriculum and pedagogy.
The institute's department of management studies is finalising a new curriculum and pedagogy, based on inputs from industry, students and alumni to better align its mission with changing demands in the corporate world.
It is also studying the curricula of top business schools in India and abroad.
"The curriculum review is an endeavor towards narrowing the gap between academia and industry challenges. We will have more innovative ways of teaching," head of the department Kanita T Bahl said.
"The new pedagogy will allow the students to identify their own strengths and limitations and to develop a plan for improving them to take on the challenges of the world," she added.