MBA CONTINUES to be one among the most preferred courses among the graduates in Coimbatore when it comes to higher studies. Commerce and business-related subjects still enjoy a better status than other Arts and science subjects even though new entrants in the scene such as fashion and costume designing have also managed to catch the attention of many.

Waiting list

Some colleges have requested the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) for an increase in the number of MBA seats. "We have 60 seats now, all of which have been filled up. Twenty-five are on the waiting list. We hope to get an additional 30 seats this academic year," said D.Ravi, Senior Lecturer at the CMS College of Arts and Science. However, the seats have not yet been sanctioned, he added.Similarly, D.J Academy for Managerial Excellence has also requested the AICTE to increase the seats by another 60. The demand is huge this year and the college is finding it difficult to cater to it, said an administrative officer. Though the seats have not yet been sanctioned, the college expects it to be sanctioned by this academic year. Classes for MBA courses begin by mid July in most of the colleges.

Options plenty

The options for those looking for Masters programmes in management-related subjects are plenty. With courses such as international business, hospital management and commerce with specialisations such as finance and control and computer applications, the trend seems to stay on, management faculty say. ANASUYA MENON