Experts in the field of management studies say that there will be a rise in demand for MBA courses in the year 2016 and a larger number of students will want to enroll for the course.
More than 25,000 applications were received by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) for Postgraduate Common Entrance Test (PGCET), 2016 for admission to MBA/MCA courses. More applications flow in each day as the last date to submit applications is 8th June. The number of applications received in the year 2015 was 15,520.
“This year, we are expecting more number of candidates for MBA and MCA courses through PGCET. We have already received over 25,000 applications and expect this number to go up before June 8,” said Prof MS Subhas, Vice-Chancellor of Vijayanagara Sri Krishnadevaraya University and chairman of the PGCET committee.
According to the information provided by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA), out of the 12,999 seats available in 214 colleges, 5,323 seats for MBA course remained vacant in the year 2015. Over 10,000 seats remained vacant in the academic year 2013-2014 out of 13,594 MBA seats available under government quota whereas only 3,473 seats were filled.
Important Dates regarding PGCET:
- 2nd July - Exam for MCA and MBA courses
- 3rd July - Exam for ME, M.Tech and M.Arch courses
- Last date to submit applications online is 8th June
- Admission tickets available online after 20th June
Exam held in following 4 centres: Bengaluru, Ballari, Vijayapura and Belagavi