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Bharat said: (Mon, Feb 17, 2014 03:15:04 PM)    
 
Now whenever I m seeing surrounding I'm seeing only two one is MBA other is engineers. This two things are very overrated like a hell. & this happening because earlier 5 years back people in India more we're enthusiastic doing engineering because all of us were thinking that engineers have more scope & more money into it.

As time passed automatically quantity started getting increase & because of that more who are not liable for it has got into as failure because not getting good salary, no more scope in job environment. After that not getting in their they started taking ride of MBA boat where most got hallucinated thinking this will give more job prospects & better job life but things won't end here.

People in India are major problem we follow what others are doing we are not seeing what is important to us & what is not, in which thinks we are perfect & which are not. MBA is a good platform no doubt in it it can be good when someone is learning management skills, engrossing more into management subject, improvising their own skills. Rather than focusing on placement & more giving emphasis on money. Eventually person who has a talent & is intelligent is one who is able to break the code of success.

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Mritunjay said: (Sun, Feb 2, 2014 12:54:26 PM)    
 
Over rated in India by this term we understand that more and more Indians are aspiring Or giving value to MBA than it is actually worth for. To some extent it is true now, as most of the students are now pursuing it as a means to get into lucrative job rather then thinking how he or she can upgrade her skills through MBA and contribute to generate value. There is also another myth prevailing about top 20 B school is that if a student is from there that means it guaranteed high value creation, we have seen so many successful people not a MBA yet generate higher value than students from top tier school. To keep it short follow your passion not a degree to be successful and that's how you can live your dream job.

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Niranjan said: (Wed, Nov 27, 2013 08:15:49 AM)    
 
Yes MBA is overrated, but overrated because of whom? The money minded universities? No, it's solely and wholly because of the money minded students and future employees. Even my own friends are seeking an admission into the prestigious IIMs in India with their deadly preparations for the CAT. So when I ask them the motive, all they have to say is, "High package, I can own my own helicopter (a fantasy as of now, and in a lighter vein though) , and most importantly my hourly salary in dollars. Goldman sachs my dream company".

Do you see the shallow depth of knowledge they possess about what is MBA actually? And when you ask them why they prefer MBA, they seek asylum by saying "I don't like to sit in front of a computer and spoil my life all day", as if being an MBA graduate allows you to sleep a good 9 hours a day.

So I request all our job seekers to look for other factors like transportation, working environment, time you can spend with your family and friends, journey length and time etc when you think of a "dream" job. Let our dreams not be constrained to only money. As a famous quote says, "Money cannot buy everything" :).

All the best everyone !

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Marwati said: (Sat, Nov 23, 2013 03:07:52 PM)    
 
Hello Friends,

MBA is no doubt highly overrated in the whole globe due to its value, everybody know that the scope of MBA is increasing by leaps and bounds. If we focus for a while on the newspapers, every company and every bank or every other organization prefer MBA because MBA holders can solve every type of complex problems at the time, they are good decision makers and they can work under pressure. MBA Degree is more preferred over Engineering Degree now-a-days.

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Radhika said: (Wed, Nov 20, 2013 02:18:30 PM)    
 
I think getting an MBA surely boosts one's career. It depends on a lot of factors like your interests, preferences and the demand in the industry. What usually people look at while doing an MBA is just the attractive package. Your aim should be to learn Management techniques. Though a heavy package does hold importance, but you must ensure that you do your legwork after you are done with your MBA and even look out for Jobs during the course.

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Vikas said: (Tue, Nov 19, 2013 11:45:44 AM)    
 
I agree with @Vishu. People want to do MBA just because of the attractive package it offers.

Frankly speaking it depends on the individual whether to do MBA or not. Working in an `industry where you enjoy doing work can also give you a modest package after some time obviously not equal to MBA. But then at least you are enjoying your work and have your personal life as well.

What I have always heard is post MBA life is difficult, although it pays you well yet there is a lot of job stress and long working hours.

A place where you enjoy doing work and love the skills involved in it is much better than doing MBA just for the sake of money.

MBA is only overrated for the people who follow the crowd. MBA is a good option for those who are genuinely interested in it, not because they want money but they enjoy doing that work.

Having a good stress free life with a modest package where you can contribute towards the society by any means is the perfect place to work in.

Follow your heart and not the crowd :).

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Pratibhav said: (Mon, Oct 28, 2013 12:59:34 PM)    
 
Yes I am completely agree with that statement that MBA is highly overrated in India and it has a reason too. As we see in India the unemployment is increasing rapidly and people think that by doing MBA they got the job easily. As we see that MBA's are not only from commerce stream but also from science and arts too.

So they are just following the crowd without even knowing the mean of MBA.

So yes MBA is highly overrated inn India.

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Mohit said: (Sat, Sep 28, 2013 03:17:21 PM)    
 
Yes I really think that MBA's are overrated in India as in today's scenario we can see that field of MBA is attracting most of the youth irrespective of their capabilities to perform like an MBA. This may be due to the reason that this course offers opportunities to meet different people and secondly most important that it offers high packages. We see MBA's not only from commerce background but from science, arts too.

They don't know the real role of MBA. India being a developing economy, with huge market potential and career opportunities booming, there is definitely high demand for MBA graduates, but MBA is not for everybody. Moreover adding to it if someone wants to do job in Indian economy, he should prefer MBA from top 20 institutes in India or from Abroad as most of the business tycoons like Anil Ambani, Rattan Tata, and our prime minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, all got their studies from abroad.

These private small Indian institutes are all money minded. They don't try to polish your abilities, your talents, moreover they don't have any good infrastructure. All they want is to fill their pockets and run their institutes. In my opinion we need both management education and also the practical things for business, because we get the knowledge from both as these need for great success in business. At the end note, I want to say that a person should know that MBA means Master of Business Administration and should work accordingly.

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Deepak Sahoo said: (Sat, Aug 24, 2013 03:16:02 PM)    
 
Ya MBA is over rated in India many of student do MBA after completion of their degree, because their are many industries in India, student choose MBA because you get two things from here 1) popularity, that mean you get chance to meet new peoples, 2) money, so here all categories of student wants to do MBA, like arts students, commerce student, science student, and also B-Tech student, no one should not want to what do it mean, only they want to achieve a good certificate, but according to me those do MBA in top institutes in india, then they get a good job in a top company, one thing is first needed as MBA is a business course so that present knowledge is must required as per the situation, you should understand the customers.

India is going to one of the top industrial country in near future so it is not required to go people abroad, MBA-mean master in business application so always keep your mind in that things, then you should understood the value of MBA.

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Misha said: (Fri, Jul 5, 2013 05:03:18 PM)    
 
Why is that every employer I speak with asks me If I have an MBA. When I have done a post grad in HR management and applying for an HR related jobs and all they care is if you have an MBA. I have also done all my education from abroad and applying for a job here in India and it seems to be struggle.

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Chiru Pooja said: (Sat, Jun 1, 2013 09:32:40 PM)    
 
In INDIA, Officials gave a equal response to a MBA course. Because of we can see some students got a job in popular companies, but some people still searching a job. So, please effort to will got a job and have a good communication. Be calm while interview.

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Basudeb Das said: (Thu, May 2, 2013 07:49:50 PM)    
 
Swamiji once said that "the difference between an average man and a great man lies in the degree of concentration". First of all you've got to believe in yourself that yes! you can do. The depth of water actually causes the variation of waves in the river. The greater the depth the smaller the waves. The future prospect of MBA in modern India is very great, all you need to do is just to enlarge the depth inside you and see success will kiss your feet at every step. Never LOSE hope my friend.

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Soumya said: (Sun, Apr 28, 2013 10:53:25 PM)    
 
MBA is definitely over-rated in India. India being a developing economy, with huge market potential and career opportunities booming, there is definitely high demand for MBA graduates. My personal opinion is that MBA is not for everybody. One needs to be passionate about their career and should have the required ability. MBA has become the order of life.

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Sanjay Verma said: (Mon, Apr 22, 2013 04:03:12 PM)    
 
I think in India there is a great opportunities for MBA students but it is only failure when a person have low level knowledge about the practical work of the industries. So it is important to gain maximum knowledge of the market.

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Pranab said: (Tue, Apr 9, 2013 12:24:47 PM)    
 
I think that the future of a person depends only if he selects his course according to his wish. MBA graduates will have very good job offers in India in the coming years as India is going to be a big business location. The central government has shown the green flag for the implementation of foreign investment in India. Really in the coming years the life of Indians would be on the hand of great MNC's. MNC's will decide: what indians should eat, wear and how we should live. So there will be many job offers for MBA graduates. Even the MBA graduates can start their own companies if they don't get any job.

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Aakarsh said: (Fri, Jan 25, 2013 11:08:59 PM)    
 
My contention is that MBA is not highly over-rated, its just that if you do your MBA from a good institute like top 20s, it surely has a lot of value, and if you do that no matter what, nobody can stop you from getting a good job. Because I have seen people suffer, who haven't done their MBA from a very good institute, as they are not able to maintain consistency in their jobs. You will find 1000s of institutes in the country but there are only a handful who have value.

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Abid Khursheed said: (Fri, Jun 22, 2012 09:23:52 PM)    
 
Dear friends,

Let us all agree to the fact that India being a developing Economy and a country which is seen as a super future super power has one of the biggest and most powerful resource available, Human Resource. Doing an MBA from an reputed institute is only the tip of the ice berg. People Pay hefty fees, Toil their heads and yet MBA fetches them nothing, At the end of the day you have, 1000 students with merely 10 placements. What a shame! But the Irony is people knowing the Dark side of MBA, still choose it. God knows why?

Lets realize the fact, that its a business deal where students loose and the Mafia (Institute Owners) win.

Its a Win-Lose situation, chose yours wisely.

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Aamera said: (Wed, May 30, 2012 04:29:08 PM)    
 
I feel MBA gained popularity because of the growth of MNC's and separation of ownership and management. Doing MBA or not is purely a personal decision and it should be left for him or her to decide whether MBA will be suitable or not. Increasing complexity of business makes the need of management graduates imperative who are equipped professionally in strategic thinking.

So, according to me, MBA is not at all over rated.

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Vivek said: (Mon, Mar 19, 2012 01:19:07 PM)    
 
I don't think so that MBA In India Is Highly over rated as you can see today scenario after doing the MBA your are not geeting the good job. As per my View If you want to do MBA Than do it from the top 20 institute if you dnt than I Can just suggest that start looking for the job after the graduation take the some experince and than enroll for Distance Learning MBA It will help you in all ways, That is At the same time you are doing your study and geeting the experince also, You are implenting your study in a practical way And will Help you to Develop your Siklls in a effective manner.

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Rajesh said: (Mon, Mar 12, 2012 09:26:32 AM)    
 
Most of the students of different under graduation background wants to do MBA to compliment their background and also to build up a professional carrier.MBA with some work experience will help to become enterpreneur which decrease the unemployment in India and also increase the economy in the country.I finally says it helps to improve the economy of the country.

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Payal said: (Sun, Mar 11, 2012 09:55:08 AM)    
 
I will agree on this statement now a days every wants to do an MBA but it is also truth that every body wants to open MBA institutes. Students mainly think that mba is shortcut key to success by taking an admission and pass the examination they get o job and that is why they are ready to pay the money for mba also those Institutes which are not affiliated but the truth is that for getting o god job depends only two factors-.

1. Your ability.

2. The quality of education given by your Institutes.

Finally I said MBA is not for everybody and every body should not open an mba Institutes.

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Harsha said: (Sun, Jan 15, 2012 11:01:03 PM)    
 
Hi Friends,

I think this is a very hot topic these days. MBA has become the order of the day and shortcut for success. Everyone wants to do an MBA and get into a high paying job.

But the real question is how many really have the ability to excel in this.

These days MBA has become all about money. First of all every institution wants to start MBA even though they don't have the basic facilities and infrastructure.

And all the students just blindly pay a huge amount of fees and join. But MBA is not only about submitting fake and copies projects and assignments, not bunking the classes or just passing the exams. But the real purpose of MBA should be to acquire in depth knowledge in the chosen specialization. In other words one should really specialize in the chosen subject. Only then can an MBA really add any value to any organization.

I think the government really needs to look into the number of new institutions mushrooming and the quality of education being offered.

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Praveen said: (Tue, Dec 13, 2011 05:44:00 PM)    
 
Yes of course I will agree on a point that is MBA's in India is highly over rated because every one is on having the opinion that to be like an mba student, but only some of the people were having that zeal to achieve it, but due to the high amount they will not come or enter into this professional programme.

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Stuti Nayak Panda said: (Thu, Jun 16, 2011 06:50:31 AM)    
 
Well said abv by Kapil. "Apprx 90% opts for MBA because of the great middle class Indian Dream- to achieve Fame, 10% genuinely interested to learn, to prosper & to contribute to industry". But simultaneously with MBA degree, a persons circle, interest, inner talent & background matters a lot to achieve success.

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Rajesh Kumar Verma said: (Mon, Jun 6, 2011 04:56:25 AM)    
 
My dear friends, don't argue. Studying is in your hands and experience too is in your hands. Achieve. While studying you are already having experience, if you are studying not. I think you understand, what I want to say. Take your life seriously. Your life is in your hand, make it or break it. Doesnot matter from where and which school you are studying, what really makes difference is you. Believe in self. You can do anything you want to.

For MBA I will say. It is now dream of everyone to do mba. Since mba gives you something but not my dear, not everything. It is not the problem of ourselves but of the environment around us, we are all fed of what is happening in our place. My country India. The peoples do mba and want to go foreign countries to earn money. No one is ever thinking of our country. If all are going work to the upliftment of our country, evrything will be solved within 20 years. We are still struggling,

Do you know the country next to us, china is increasing globally and economically. Do you know the reason, technically also they are strong, have highest population. Highest and biggest infrastructures build there.

They are growing but we are not.

If you can find answer for this, you will find an answer for yourself too.

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Perthiviraj said: (Mon, May 30, 2011 07:02:02 AM)    
 
Yes now a days life is going on so fast. So everyone want to go run fast. Simply who don;t like the money? tell me every one know how to earn money? so we want take this professionally for our life achievements. And MBA course is working for us like a path light. That's it.

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Saranya said: (Mon, May 9, 2011 01:49:43 AM)    
 
Moreover MBA holders are like to do their job in India itself. Because they should show their talents and be proud to their nation. So, now-a-days most of them preferred mba. For that mba in India is highly over rated.

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Balraj Kaur said: (Sat, Apr 30, 2011 12:29:11 PM)    
 
MBA is a professional degree so everyone want to do MBA degree. Now the demand of MBA is increasing. Any type of stream like Art, Commerce and Science student want to do MBA in own field because everyone got the good salary package according to own calibre from good placement. So it creates the employment opportunities in more quantity. Today MBA degree is necessary for do business. Someone's aim, they want to become a good manager in a reputed organisation, so MBA is important. So the rate of MBA is highly overrated due to employment, due to popularity.

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Rahul Kushwaha said: (Tue, Apr 19, 2011 01:46:50 PM)    
 
I totally agree with the topic because student not only want to earn money from any where and at any position. They want to work in a MNC and shows thier talent. You can go in MNC from anyother stream also but through MBA you will get many oppurtunities to show your skills like underpressure work, making correct decision which are not teach by anyone. It is come from experience and inner quality.

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Sheela said: (Wed, Feb 16, 2011 12:47:18 AM)    
 
I totally agree with the topic........... Now a days, everyone prefers to live a comfortable life. Money is a prime need for everyone in this modern and developing world. And MBA is a field where you can make money easily..Here, the packages which are offered are really high and also jobs are gaurenteed.........Thats why, most of our young generation is prefering to join MBA.Therefore,acording to me, in India, MBA is over- rated..

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Prabha said: (Tue, Feb 1, 2011 10:17:31 AM)    
 
Even though there is high demand for MBA graduates in our country, our country needs almost 5, 00, 000 MBA graduates who are efficient. I wanted to highlight the word efficient because most of them are just finishing their degree in order to acquire high packages. But there is a lot of difference between students who finish their MBA in B-schools and who finish their MBA in local colleges. People who will get MBA degrees from top most B-schools are really efficient because they will have practical exposure where as most of us will just have theoretical knowledge. Every one knows that MBA is an ever green field and is becoming more popular now a days, so every individual is competing for various competitive exams like XAT, CAT, FFS, MAT. Etc to get admissions in top most B-schools.

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Dipanshu said: (Wed, Nov 17, 2010 03:42:04 PM)    
 
I think it depends on the students that what kind of job prospects they have for their future. If they want to do the job accordingly in Indian economy and domestic management so there a bunch of prestigious colleges in our country.

But if somebody has a different job prospects and he wants to keep pace with the GLOBAL ECONOMY and work with the fastest growing culture so my recommendation is for UK and USA. These countries have a lot of esteemed university which gives you a complete GLOBAL personality that the market demands and you may design your career as CEO or CMD of any bluechip company in around the world.

All the reputed chairmans or a business tykon of our nation have got their higher education from abroad like.

1) ANIL AMBANI (MBA in Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania, USA. ).

2) ANAND MAHINDRA (MBA degree from the Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts).

3) RATAN TATA (Harvard Business School in 1975).

And the foremost person is the prime minister of India.

*) DR. MANMOHAN SINGH has also got their education from at St John's College, Cambridge, 1955 and 1957.

So again I repeat my words that it's all depend on students how do they want to design their career.

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Ankur said: (Fri, Nov 5, 2010 04:31:37 AM)    
 
I completely discard the point of job security raised by Sachin as no of job looser were highest at the time of recent slump.

And also MBA are not that much over rated because till in ruler India comprising 60%of the population govt jobs are much vaunted.

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Sachin Somkunwar said: (Sat, Oct 30, 2010 01:10:22 PM)    
 
In my opinion over rating of MBA is because students think the job security after MBA is much more than any other postgraduate degree.

Now a days doing MBA is a fashion. And through word of communication student perceived the growth in management sector after MBA is very rapid.

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Vishu said: (Sun, Oct 17, 2010 03:23:59 PM)    
 
Friends. I think over rating of MBA is not due to the reason that the students want high qualification but the reason is the high and attractive package they'll get after MBA. Students are more interested in package than MBA.

More over not only the Commerce students are go for MBA but also the science background students also try for it after B. Tech. And also from other fields.

But do you think that after MBA from a good college, a student is able to perform his job until he gets the practical knowledge of that work.

I think that practical knowledge is more important than grasping the books from a reputed college.

India needs such kind of colleges which will provide practical knowledge more than the bookish knowledge.

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Pawan Goyal said: (Sat, Oct 16, 2010 12:31:59 PM)    
 
In my opinion that MBA means master in business administrative and I think everybody should have this management skill if they have management skill they can handle any kind of work with ease and successfully and I agree with that also. That I think thats why they go for MBA it is very much essential.

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Aditya said: (Sun, Oct 10, 2010 04:39:23 AM)    
 
Yes I think that MBA in India is not enough because colleges that impart business knowledge most of them are not capable of it, since they do't give case studies.

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Ankit said: (Thu, Oct 7, 2010 12:27:36 PM)    
 
Now a day MBA is generally preferred by students because of security of the job after the degree, so I with the point that "MBA in India is highly Over-rated".

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Sridhar said: (Wed, Oct 6, 2010 12:57:26 PM)    
 
Yes it's true that MBA in India is highly overrated this may be due to the high salary packages given to the individuals after completing MBA. These days everyone wants to do MBA and the main reason for this is that the scope of growth in this field is much more when compared to any other field.

Also its open for any graduate from any field for e. G. The scope for a simple arts graduate is nowhere but when the same graduate completes his MBA from any top b school of India his importance is much more increased. Not only graduates but also software engineers are moving towards MBA because of promising growth as well as high salary packages.

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Kumar said: (Thu, Sep 16, 2010 06:22:51 AM)    
 
In my opinion we need both management education and also the practical things for business, because we get the knowledge from both as these need for great success in business.

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Sachin Jain said: (Tue, Sep 14, 2010 07:08:37 AM)    
 
According to my opinion management is important but peoples are not aware of other good opportunities. Some students are just want to do MBA but they don't know the meaning of MBA. I am satisfy with Kapil Rathore that students just want achieve good fame. There are also other opportunities where get fame and money both.

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Dhananjay Kumar said: (Sun, Aug 15, 2010 11:06:06 AM)    
 
In my opinion we need both management education and also the practical things for business, because we get the knowledge from both as these need for great success in business.

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Venu said: (Tue, Aug 3, 2010 10:01:49 AM)    
 
sunil,thanu,swapnil...why are u comparing with us & uk..do you know the population of indian..and do you know how much potential market 'india'..and hope u know 65-70 % of indian population from middle segment..how thay can offerd to do MBA in other contries..which does'nt help to run these indian business..can you plz tell how many great business men who did wonder in business they did MBA from out side....?
the edutication standerds may be cheaper...but the business strategies are excellent..which the people learned from india.

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Kapil Rathore said: (Thu, Jul 15, 2010 03:11:36 AM)    
 
"MBA in India"?

The Truth behind it, is - Student enter in music school because they love music, student enter in Art school because they love arts, but no-buddy enter in B-School because they love Business, They entered because of the great middle class Indian Dream- to achieve Fame. The population density in India is very high, and number of MBA aspirants are big in number, So the Competition for MBA in INDIA is highly over-rated, and i am totally satisfied with the topic.

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Swapnil said: (Thu, Jul 15, 2010 12:01:21 AM)    
 
Yes!sunil & thanu is absolutely right i think MBA in India is not so good as compared to US & UK.... so we get job in India no doubt but wat about the peoples who want to go abroad>?

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Sunil And Thanu said: (Thu, Jul 8, 2010 03:01:17 AM)    
 
I will not agree with this statement when compare other countries like US, UK in India MBA course is cheaper. Along with this students can get government quota and other benefits.

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