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The All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has banned fresh admissions into MBA courses under part-time mode from this academic year to check several management institutions from admitting freshers by collecting huge fees.
The Council ban will hit working professionals, who rely only on part-time MBA courses to enhance their career prospects. They have opposed the latest norms arguing that the AICTE cannot deny them a chance to obtain an MBA degree only because some institutions were flouting the norms.
Several management institutions and business schools across the state offer part-time management programmes exclusively for working professionals. These courses attract large number of working professionals as it allows them to attend MBA classes in the evening while working during the day. Moreover, several institutions allow working employees to complete the MBA degree in a year if they have work experience ranging from six months to one year in any company even though the duration of the course is two years.
Full story at Deccan Chronicle