Festival season. It’s, again, that time of year which excites millions of India’s management students—over placements. The country has over 5,500 management institutions offering MBA, PGDM or equivalent degrees to over five lakh students every year. Students with varied academic backgrounds opt for degrees in much sought-after management.
A recent study tells us that only one in two of the management students are employable, while another puts it at 7 per cent (and that only half of them actually find jobs). So, where does the gap lie? What do the institutes and the students need to do in order to prepare for the big day?