Ahmedabad: Around 130 MBA & MCA colleges, including over 80 self-financed institutes offering MBA programme and 50 MCA colleges, have surrendered their quotas to the Admission Committee for Professional Courses (ACPC), as only a few students applied for the courses. In addition, a request to cease a self-financed college offering MCA programme in north Gujarat has also been received by ACPC.
According to the information, for management seats, the self-financed institutes (SFIs) have an intake of 25 per cent. But, it seems that the students have no interest for management studies, as around 10,000 seats in MBA and MCA colleges have remained empty this year.
As per the statement of UV Shah, officer on special duty (OSD) for Admission Committee for MBA and MCA programmes, colleges offering regular courses are facing difficulties in attracting students. How can we expect those offering MBA and MCA to get students? As per sources, a total of 10,150 students have applied for 18,384 seats in 218 MBA and MCA colleges in the state.
However, the provisional merit list for admissions to these courses will be issued today. Showing his concern over the current scenario, Sudhir Nanavati, President of Self-Financed Management Colleges Association, Gujarat University, said we are noticing that students are opting for M Com over MBA and MCA as they have an additional option to take up a career in academics.
As per sources, in 2012, 4,000 seats in MBA and about 2,200 in MCA had remained empty since students applied for these courses did not take admission. Due to lack of jobs opportunities and good salary packages after MBA and MCA, graduates are showing less interest to take admission in these courses. As per information, the colleges, mainly from rural areas of the state, are experiencing a significant fall in number of students in MBA and MCA courses.