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K12 firms: New kid in the $2bn edtech playground

Oct 28, 2021

The past few months have seen some of India's large edtech unicorns announcing acquisitions at regular intervals. This has boosted the confidence of both the start-ups and their investors.

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How edtechs are honing ambitious teenagers into junior MBAs

Oct 28, 2021

"We are giving teenagers a sneak peek inside different career options so that they are able to first-hand understand and decide if that is the right field for them," says Madhu Agrawal, Co-founder of Clever Harvey.

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Executive MBA tested, edtech startups now eyeing 2-year courses

Oct 28, 2021

After targeting working professionals and executive MBA programmes with a multitude of online programmes offered at lower price points and in a range of convenient formats, edtech firms are now turning their focus to B-school students.

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Classroom to boardroom: The gaps in MBA education

Oct 28, 2021

"While we can't paint everyone with the same brush, there are some gaps... Learning for a degree, simple and single specialisation, and fixed curriculum are all passé," says S.V. Nathan, Deloitte India's Partner and Chief Talent Officer.

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Excellence still an exception among country's B-schools

Oct 28, 2021

Even among the top 100 in the BT-MDRA Best B-schools Survey 2021, there is a yawning gap between the average annual salary of students in the top 25 schools at Rs 19.63 lakh and the next 25 best schools' average of Rs 9.93 lakh.

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Job-hunting with a blended MBA may not be for everyone

Oct 27, 2021

Even the ePGP courses from IIMA and IIM Raipur don't offer campus placements. This means that while working executives get a leg up in their career after the course, freshers have to start job hunting.

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The rise of the blended MBA

Oct 27, 2021

With no rules defining blended MBAs yet, it boils down to what the institute offers. The reputed ones focus on live sessions—rather than recorded videos for self-learning—allowing students to have discussions, clear doubts and ask the faculty questions.

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Why traditional MBA colleges should embrace edtech

Oct 27, 2021

Universities will continue to grow, but there's no doubt that edtech firms will grow faster. What remains to be seen is if edtech platforms will leave universities behind in their wake or if their rising tide will lift universities as well.

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Online MBA may phase out lesser known B-schools

Oct 27, 2021

Meanwhile, edtech companies work with top-tier universities to design curriculum that is delivered via live and recorded sessions by either their own or the university’s faculty.

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The new-age MBA is getting a fresh coat of STEM paint

Oct 27, 2021

The management curricula of India’s top colleges are fast acquiring a technical flavour, showcasing courses and specialisations on hot STEM topics like data analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning as a new breed of executives with a blend of management (blue) and technical (red) skills have become the need of the hour.