Is Gujarat the best hub for MBA candidate ?

Gujarat has always been a fairly flourishing and economically progressive state. For centuries, it was home to some of the world’s richest traders. As a state, it has had the advantage of being close to Mumbai, host to oil and gas pipelines, private ports that provide a gateway to the rich land-locked northern and central hinterland, access to all major port-based countries, such as the UK, Australia, China, Japan, Korea and Gulf countries, home to a dairy movement, and remittances from Guajaratis overseas. The economic growth indicators of Gujarat have been impressive with an achievement of an average annual growth rate of 10.4 % in the last five years. Gujarat contributes to 16% of the industrial production of the country and has also mobilized the highest share (12.7%) of the investments in the country.

The Nano experience showed the Gujarat government a big gap in its value proposition to businesses: lack of adequate skills and competencies in its people. Many big business giants like Ford Motors are scouting for a location near Sanand where Tata Nano has a manufacturing facility. Motor-cycle major Hero Group has its eye on the state for setting up its fourth plant, Korean car-maker Hyundai Motors is scoping locations for its next plant in India, Maruti Suzuki is toying with the idea of setting up an export unit in the state, and hospitality majors like the Hyatt and Kamat Hotels want to set up hotels and resorts.

The government of Gujarat has embarked on a mission to make Gujarat an Education Hub for the country. Efforts are being directed not only towards attracting students from other states within the country but also from other countries. Ahmedabad, with a population of more than 5.8 million is the fifth largest city and the seventh largest metropolitan city of India. The city, on the banks of river Sabarmati is 32 km from Gandhinagar, the capital of Gujarat, and is strategically located to develop as a major hub for catering to the need for skilled manpower and managers by the mushrooming industry in the region.

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Due to the above reasons, many MBA/PGDM colleges in Gujarat (UWSB, AIIM, MICA, NIRMA, SPM, AMSoM) are very popular among students at present. This will attract a lot of recruiters over the next few years.

MBA aspirants are required to pass any of the aptitude tests like the Common Admission Test (CAT), XAT, JMET, GMAT, or MAT, depending on the particular MBA/PGDM institute to which one wants to seek admission. Each of these tests makes the applicants eligible to apply to MBA/PGDM colleges in Gujarat. Apart from these, some of these colleges also conduct entrance exams individually, which would qualify the candidates for that particular business school alone. These institutes are recognized by UGC/AICTE and students passing out from them are eligible to apply for both public and private sector jobs.

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One can take admission in the PGDM programme in these eminent institutes once he or she successfully clears the entrance exam. After clearing the entrance test, the aspirant has to attend a Group Discussion and Personal Interview (GD & PI). If a student qualifies these, he/she can enroll for final admission.

Once the student completes the course, he/she will get suitable job offers from the industry through campus placement. Students who work hard and score higher marks will achieve their dream careers.

Gujarat is the hub of prominent MBA institutes which imparts quality education and thus it attracts maximum students who want to pursue their career in management as it is the land of opportunities and prospects.


Compiled by: Prof. Bhupinder Arora (Faculty, United World School of Business)

Note: This is a sponsored article and has NOT been written by the PaGaLGuY Editorial Team. It is intended from an informational perspective only and it is up to the readers to research and verify the claims and judgements in the article before reaching a conclusion.


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