MBA Course – Rise in the Number of PGCET Applicants this year

Career11/ February 24, 2017/ MBA

As per the information available with the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA), there is a rise in the number of PGCET 2016 applicants for MBA course this year. PGCET (Post Graduate Common Entrance Test) is a state level entrance exam for admission to MBA course at top MBA colleges in Karnataka. Applications received for PGCET 2016 so far this year has reached to 25,000. The last date to submit PGCET applications for MBA education is 8th June 2016.

In the year 2015, the number of PGCET applications received for MBA / MCA course was 15,520. Of the 15,520 applications received for the 12,999 seats available in 214 colleges, 5,323 seats for MBA course remained vacant. The situation was worse in 2013-2014 as the state government did not conduct PGCET and MBA seats were allotted through Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). Out of 13,594 MBA seats available under government quota, over 10,000 seats for management course remained vacant in the academic year 2013-2014. Only 3,473 seats were filled for MBA course.

This year, 2016-17, there is a rise in the number of MBA applicants. Around 10,000 more MBA applications forPGCET 2016 MBA entrance exam have been received before the last date of application submission. There is a rise in demand for MBA course and a larger number of management aspirants are willing to enroll for the MBA course.

As per the PGCET officials, the number of applicants forMBA admissions through PGCET may still go up this year as the MBA colleges are regularly upgrading themselves to the need of the corporate industry and are bringing in new subjects such as innovation and career in the start-up industry. It’s possible to see an increase in aspirants opting for a career in management. The officials mentioned that they had received around 17,000 PGCET applications for 12,000 seats for MBA course.