Today, as the world is taking giant strides for its progress the need for a new breed of leaders and entrepreneurs has arisen. One who possesses a heart that beats for the world and at the same time is able to achieve what is best for the world. This is what inspiring students to go for BBA and their number is rising. Dr Nisha Bhargava, Principal of MCM DAV College, Sector 36 was expecting a rise in admissions for BBA with the last date for submitting admission forms nearing, the number of candidates opting for Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) course has risen by a whopping 50%.
Due to the centralization of admission for BBA, BCA, B.Sc (medical and non-medical) courses data obtained from the UT Education Department reveals that 28,031 candidates have opted for this growth oriented course this year compared to previous year’s 10,000 students.
A collective of 39,534 applications for all courses have been submitted to the UT education department this year and the process of submission of admission forms will culminate on Friday.
Commenting on the sudden rise in the number of students seeking admission, Higher Education Director Rakesh Popli mentioned that “The number of students seeking admission in BBA has more than doubled (28,000) as compared to last year’s 10,000 applications. It is for the simple reason that the jobs offered carry respect, accompanied with a great value.
BBA Takes The Centrestage With 50% Rise In Its Admission
Manisha Arora, who had come to submit her admission form, expressed her keenness in seeking admission in a co-educational college because according to her studying in such institutes gets you to know the opposite gender better, which is considered to be healthier affair.
This motivated J K Sehgal, principal of Post Graduate Government College to change the scenario at the institute and converted it from an all-boys college to a co-educational one last year. And this gave rise to the applications. The number of seats was increased from 600 to a 1000. He further said that the popularity of the course is such that successful BBA students are maximum and best placements.
Times’ World University Ranking: No Indian institute in top 200
University of Oxford retains first place
Indian institutes continue to perform poorly in global university rankings. The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore slid in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2018.
Though IISc remained at top in India, it was placed in the 251-300 groupings of the best universities. IISc was in 201-250 cohort of the previous edition of the ranking. IISc, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur and IIT Kharagpur were the top five Indian schools in the 2018 rankings.
As per the ranking survey, IISc slid largely due to drops in its research influence score and research income. While the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay continues to be in the 351-400 band, IIT Delhi and IIT Kanpur have dropped by one grouping—from 401-500 to 501-600.
“It is disappointing that India has declined in world rankings amid increasing global competition,” said Phil Baty, editorial director of global rankings of THE.
WHY INDIA FAILED
Indian universities performed poorly on internationalisation which measures how successful a school is in attracting foreign students and staff. This is a traditional shortcoming of Indian institutions. “Government policy strictly limits the number of students from abroad who can study in India. This prevents international scholars from being hired into long-term faculty positions,” THE said in an email.
TOP GLOBAL RANKS
Globally, the University of Oxford retains first place in the rankings, followed by Cambridge, which overtook California Institute of Technology and Stanford University, who came in at a joint third. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) completes the top five chart.
Overall, 1,000 universities from 77 countries were ranked by the THE. The US continued to be the top country in terms of the number of universities in the top 200.
World University Rankings 2018: IISc, IIT Slide, No Indian Institute In Top 200
In a massive setback to all education institutions and their stakeholders in the country, the leading establishments have further downgraded as they fared poorly in the World University Rankings 2018. In the global list of 1000 educational institutions topped by Oxford and Cambridge, the number of higher Indian education institutions has marginally fallen from 31 to 30, according to the new assessment. One of the biggest reasons for the continual abysmal performances is the relative drop in research influence score and research income.
Director of Global Ranking Adds
Phil Baty, Editorial Director of Global Rankings, Times Higher Education said, ” Amid the increasing global competition It is disappointing to see that India has further declined in the the World University Rankings.” He further added, “As the India’s flagship Indian Institute of Science moves further away from the elite top 200, other Asian territories such as Singapore, China and Hong Kong are consistently rising up the rankings of their leading universities due to the high and sustained levels of funding.” He also pointed out that Indian institutes were lagging behind on the internationalisation front. “Government policy strictly limits the number of students from abroad who can study in India and prevents international scholars from being hired into long-term faculty positions,” THE said in an email sent on Tuesday.
The Indian Scenario
The sole silver lining this year is the The Indian Institute of Science (IISc). It is the highest ranked institute from the country, though even it had slipped from the 201-250 band to the 251-300 one. Furthermore, IIT Delhi and IIT Kanpur, which were among the best Indian institutions toppled down to the 501-600 band from their last year’s position of 401- 500 club. IIT Bombay is still in the 351-400 band, IIT Kharagpur and IIT Roorkee also retained their positions in the 501-600 bracket.
Meet Mechanical Engineering: The Hottest pick in BTech that Computer Science is losing out to
As the industries across the world fluctuate along with global influences, the latest of such ups and downs in the field of Engineering is with Mechanical Industries and those based on Computer Sciences. Subsequently, similar effects can be felt in academics, with more and more students opting for ME than computer sciences. The trend seems to changing fast, Engineering is being revisited. Pipping Electronics and Communications has led to a surge in applications for mechanical branches in colleges all over the country, and that its poised to overtake an uncertain IT and software industry.
What to the Experts Say
Experts believe that while engineering courses continue to be a big draw for students in this part of the world, its 70-odd options undergo a life cycle of their own. According to research, the decision to pick out a particular course taken students and faculties alike is based on the the enterprise boom that’s translated by the availability of greater jobs and higher earning.
Many experts believe that the sun is setting at the computer sciences and technology engineering stream. As per the statistics, 25.44% of all college students opted for computer branches in 2013-14, while around 24% selected the stream this year. Numbers for Mechanical Engineering are rising, 21.6% students for this year as compared to 20.22% for the year 2013-14.
The AICTE Data
Even though the seat intake for engineering is on the decline (from 16.3 lakh in 2013-14 to about 14.7 lakh this 12 months), experts feel the course will continue to have lakhs of takers. IIT-Madras director Bhaskar Ramamurthy added: “Due to uncertainty in IT, students are opting for mechanical – because mechanical students can join IT companies, though the reverse is not possible.” VC of Chemical Technology Institute, GD Yadav added: “There is so much new construction, new infrastructure, machinery and mechanical engineers are needed everywhere.”
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