Single List of MBA and PGD Courses Released by AICTE: To Be Valid from 2020

Abhinav Chamoli
Abhinav ChamoliPublished On: January 21, 2020

AICTE has announced a single list of 73 MBA and PG Diploma courses that would be valid in India from the Academic Year 2020. Management colleges have been asked to change the names of their existing courses as per the names provided in the list.

Single List of MBA and PGD Courses Released by AICTE

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has released a list of 73 Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) course names. This list has been released by the council as an effort to reduce confusion and redundancy in the names of management courses in India.

As per the information given out by the council, the list has been provided to all of the approved management institutions and India and the council has asked the institutions to rename their current management courses while adhering to the new nomenclature as provided in the recently-released list. The institutions have been asked to adhere to the new guidelines when they file for the Extension of Approval for the 2020 academic year.

New List of Nomenclature for Management Courses

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As an example, all of the business-related and other similar courses in management, which include specialisations such as 'Business Entrepreneurship', 'Business Studies' etc. will be known as 'Business Management'. Additionally, tourism-related courses such as 'Travel & Leisure', 'Travel & Tourism' will be clubbed under 'Tourism Management' and the 'Telecom Management' specialization has been reserved for courses such as 'Telecom and Marketing', 'Telecom and Information Technology' etc.

The announcement has been made following concerns that the nomenclature of MBA specialization in India was getting confusing and redundant, which can also be observed from the examples cited above.

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As management education becomes even more popular and an increasing number of management courses are offered by MBA colleges in India, this move will help provide clarity and remove confusion from the mind of the student when going for the course. It can also help create a more uniform curriculum and make management education in India streamlined and future-ready.

Stay tuned to for more news and updates regarding management education in India.


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