About SBPPSE - On the basis of several rounds of consultative meetings initiated by AUD, in which professionals from the field of education, NGO, other thinkers and experts participated, the university decided to create a School, which will offer degree programmes and promote research in the area of business and management. Although a large number of institutions offer MBA programmes in and around Delhi, it was felt that there still existed room for providing good quality education in the area of business and management. At the same time, it was also agreed that AUD should not merely replicate the model that is already available, but could develop something unique which can fill the gap that exists in the field of management education and research in India, and more specifically in the NCT region.It was therefore thought appropriate that the programmes of the proposed school should reflect the larger philosophy of AUD that believes in excellence with equality and social justice. While business and profit are important for economy, it is also equally important that business and profit are located within the larger context of our society. Being conscious of the criticism that has emerged against business management education in recent times, it was imperative that AUD should engage itself in promoting research and training in business within the larger context of public policy, on the one hand, while focusing on the most promising field of social entrepreneurship, on the other.It was considered the most opportune time to develop a school which will address issues of the three interlinked areas, namely, business, public policy and social entrepreneurship in a holistic and integrated manner. The School was thus named the School of Business, Public Policy & Social Entrepreneurship (SBPPSE) that will engage in research and teaching of all three and will sooner than later offer three degree programmes, namely, Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Masters in Public Policy (MPP) and Masters in Social Entrepreneurship (MSE). It was therefore, decided that AUD will mobilise resources to the start the 2-year full-time MBA programme in July 2012, while the other two programmes will be launched within the next 3-5 years.
What is unique about the MBA programme of AUD? It is an innovatively designed MBA programme incorporating the latest developments in management education from across the globe. Apart from the fundamentals of Management and an opportunity to specialize in important functional areas including Marketing, Finance and Accounting, Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour, Operations Management, Economics and Public Systems, the two-year course also exposes students to elements of Public Policy and Social Entrepreneurship, along with an understanding of culture & society in a global context.
What is the likely pattern of the admission test? The admission test will be of 2.5 hour duration which will consist of Multiple Choice Questions. It is an aptitude test comprising three sections intended to assess the candidate's (i) English Language Comprehension and Verbal Ability; (ii) Quantitative Skills and Analytical Reasoning; and (iii) General Awareness
What are the eligibility conditions? Candidates who have secured at least 50% of marks or equivalent CGPA (45% for candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ Physically Disabled (PD) categories) in a 3-year Bachelor's degree in any discipline are eligible to apply.
Can candidates appearing in the final year examination apply? Yes, Candidates who will be appearing in the final year of Bachelor's Degree examination are eligible to apply, irrespective of their percentage of scores obtained so far, provided that they expect to fulfill the eligibility criteria when the results are declared. (Such candidates will be required to provide their final result before 31st August 2018). 10. How many seats are available in the MBA programme? There are 42 seats in total.
Are there reserved seats? Yes, 85% of seats (36) seats are reserved for candidates belonging to/ graduating from the NCT of the Delhi and the remaining 15% of seats are for candidates from All over India. These 36 seats will be distributed on the basis of the norms of reservation followed by the NCT of Delhi.
What are these different Categories of Seats? Each applicant will choose to apply in one of the following Categories: General (Gen); Scheduled Class (SC); Scheduled Tribe (ST); Other Backward Class - noncreamy layer (OBC); Physically Disabled (PD); Children of Defense Personnel killed/disabled in Action (CW); Foreign Nationals not studying in India (FS), Kashmiri Migrant (KM) and Single Girl Child (SGC).