Issues in Management Education Among SFIS in Gujarat
Volume: 16 Number: 1 Year: 2016

Nidhi Srivastava
Siddarth Singh Bist


Objective:To study critical trends prevailing in Management Education and its effect on Business School with specific focus on Self Finance Institutes of Gujarat. Purpose: The purpose of this study is to understand and analyze contemporary issues in Management Education with specific focus on SFIs in Gujarat. The paper is comprised of view points of Senior Academicians of the system.

Methodology: The methodology applied is exploratory research, by reviewing the relevant literature on the subject and by interviewing, Eminent Senior Academicians of the system. Findings:The findings indicate a downfall in admissions to management institutes due to compromise in quality of student, increased student's intake, inexperienced faculties, change in admission process, loose handling of regulatory bodies, gap between management graduates and industry requirements. These issues have caused an alarming situation for management education in Gujarat.

Research Limitations: This study is limited to the vicinity of Gujarat and it contains view point of eminent academicians of Gujarat only. The views are limited to management program conducted by Self-Financed Institutes affiliated to Gujarat Technological University. Implications:This study will give an insight on the improvement areas of management education in Gujarat. It will help to define the role of management education in society. The study will suggest mitigation strategies for management education in Gujarat. Originality/ Value:Management education has been discussed in past researches. However there is hardly any research which indicates the real problems faced by management education with special reference to Gujarat.

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