Rounak Majumdar, this was the name that hit the news headlines on January 5th, 2019 when the CAT 2018 results were announced. Hailing from Thane, Maharashtra, CAT 2018 was his second attempt and he scored an overall 100 percentile. Each year, lakhs of aspirants register themselves for the various MBA entrance exams organized by different institutes all across the country. Whether it is CAT, XAT, CMAT, MAT or more, the interest that these exams receive from the aspirants highlights the craze for the MBA courses within the country. A popular course amongst the students from all disciplines, MBA not only helps in launching the corporate career of the aspirants but also makes them understand the nitty-gritty of the business and management sector. Globalization, urbanization, increasing income levels, and aspirations coupled with growing business complexities have increased the demand for business managers and hence management programmes have also evolved.
It was decisively believed that an MBA suits perfectly for the marketing field, so when an MBA was rolled out for other streams such as Finance, HR, IT and so on, people started doubting the course. However, the field of MBA is full of opportunities, promising Better Job Opportunities for Engineers, Lawyers, Doctors or Teachers. It goes without saying that the popularity of an MBA as a preferred post-graduate degree is unprecedented, with more and more students aspiring to be a part of it, giving numerous exams in the hope of joining an elite B-school and landing a cushy job. Even International students are eyeing MBA courses in India giving the reputation of IIMs and ISBs situated here. However, one dilemma that has been faced by a lot of MBA aspirants and has left them perplexed is, where to study an MBA? Hence, in this issue of Higher Education Review Magazine, we have showcased a list of "Beyond IIMs 'Top 100 B-Schools in India - 2019" and "Top 10 Emerging B-schools in India - 2019". We strongly believe that it is important to bring such institutions to the limelight, so that, their ideologies and methodologies can inspire other institutions around the globe. Hope this feature helps you in your future endeavors and we achieve our mission.
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