It is said that engineering graduates have an edge over students from other academic streams right from the time MBA admissions are conducted. Speaking about the need for engineering graduates to do MBA, DR AM Sherry, Chairman Joint Admissions Committee IMT, says, “While technical knowledge is a plus point for most engineering graduates, managerial skills are essential for their career growth.”
MBA arms you with knowledge about latest management practices of the world. It helps you in realizing your potential and teaches you how to use it for your benefit. Emphasizing on the need to pursue career oriented management course, DR AM Sherry, Chairman Joint Admissions Committee IMT, says, “Engineering students have technical expertise, however most of them lack managerial skills and knowledge. To become a better engineer, managerial skills and knowledge are also required.”
However, many business schools across the country feel the need to bring in more diversity in classrooms. Hence, many reputed B-schools have given some form of relaxation to female candidates and students from different background such as Humanities, Commerce, etc. Talking about the need to bring in more diversity, DR AM Sherry, Chairman Joint Admissions Committee IMT, says “Though the proportion of engineering students in the IMT is about 80%, we try to take in the best available students from other streams such as commerce and humanities.”
“We give preference to those students who are sponsored by corporates irrespective of their background so that they may become better managers and valuable assets for the corporates who sponsor them, “notes DR AM Sherry, Chairman Joint Admissions Committee IMT.
Despite the criticism that engineers make bulk of the management classes and don’t give other students a fair chance, engineers come out with flying colours during placement season, with impressive offers from IT and technology companies. “Companies operating in the engineering and technological space prefer to recruit engineers with an MBA degree,” explains DR AM Sherry, Chairman Joint Admissions Committee IMT.