‘Management schools need to become proactive,’ says Dr. Urvashi Makkar, Director General, GL Bajaj Institute of Management and Research
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Dr. Urvashi Makkar, Director General, GL Bajaj Institute of Management and Research, shares her views on what management schools should do in the changing education landscape. In this column, she also speaks on why Indian higher education system will face an unprecedented transformation in the coming decade. Read the complete article below.


Column by Dr. Urvashi Makkar:


The essence of human development is education, which weaves the socio-economic fabric of the country and management education plays a significant role in providing strength to this fabric. The role of education in a nation’s progress is crucial and defining. Management institutes are contributing towards the nation’s development by nurturing the aspiring business leaders.

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With an average GDP growth of eight percent over the last decade, the Indian middle class which demands higher education will swell to over 500 million people in the next 10 years. This will bring in a surge in education industry, which till now has been serving the elite class. It will now have to cater to the masses. Innovation and changes are required and understanding that change will be essential.

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The demand for higher education and the magnitude of planned reforms over the next 10 years in India will provide the largest opportunity in the world for international higher education institutions and education businesses. Not only providing education, the real challenge is to have employable and corporate-ready professionals by recognising the needs of the industry and integrating knowledge with professional inputs. This is an era of technology and innovation, and learning the management of technology, innovation and change is the need of hour for the aspiring management graduates. This has become imperative in the current VUCA environment that, education delivery must be highly flexible and adaptive of new methods with more impetus on technological innovations.


Contemporary customised value-added courses should be imbibed in the curriculum. Apart from the classroom learning, students should get adequate exposure through live projects, corporate interface, industrial visits, dissertation, summer trainings etc. Students need to be encouraged to participate in relevant seminars and conferences so that they can start networking and grow into a complete professional who will be market leaders of tomorrow. Students should be armed enough to face the challenges. 


Education devoid of practical exposure is not enough. A rich and unique learning environment develops the student physically, intellectually and emotionally. Institutes need to ensure a futuristic approach that keeps pace with the changing trends in the professional world through our global perspective. I look positively at developing an entrepreneurial culture and global interface. Entrepreneurship is a key driver of our economy and management graduates have a major role to play in that, therefore, entrepreneurship education should be regarded as a critical component of our educational curriculum. 


The Indian higher education system will face an unprecedented transformation in the coming decade. This transformation is being driven by economic and demographic change. It is required that the stakeholders understand the intricacies of the change in higher education and prepare the students for this change.


The key to academic excellence lies in three areas such as building capacity, generating innovative ideas and creative innovation. Management programme nowadays aim to encourage critical and lateral thinking and integrate theory with practice to promote entrepreneurship amongst students. There is a strong need of encouraging research-orientation amongst students as well. Management institutes play a major role in not only shaping the career but also developing professionals for global competitiveness.

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How to get direct admission in gl bajaj plzz help me!!

Prince Student Expert 28th Jul, 2019

Hey Aishwarya,

You can always contact the Management of GL Bajaj. But I'll recommend to do it as soon as possible if you wise for CSE/IT as GL Bajaj is considered best in Greater Noida and there is lesser chance of seats available in CSE/IT so better contact them soon. You can contact NIET as well they might have seats left in CSE/IT. But if you wish for core branches then you can easily get a seat in GL as well as in NIET.

Best of luck


Which is better option for doing MBA 1st is Gl bajaj institute of management and research, or 2st is Dehradun institute of technology.

Purnima Pruthi Student Expert 27th Jul, 2019

Hello Aspirant!

Of the two colleges mentioned above for MBA, GL Bajaj Institute of Management and Research is better than Dehradun Institute of Technology.

GLBIMR offers Two years, full time Post Graduate Diploma in Management - PGDM (Approved by All India Council for Technical Education, Ministry of HRD, and Government of India) with dual specialization. PGDM is the flagship programme of the Institute which is highly rigorous, comprehensive and practice-oriented with special emphasis on academic quality ,holistic development and placements. GLBIMR is offering 4 certification programs to the students as a part of curriculum:

  1. Digital Marketing Certificate course
  2. Advance MS Excel certification
  3. Lean Six Sigma Certification
  4. Entrepreneurship Certification Course

Candidates are required to appear in CAT/MAT/CMAT/XAT/ATMA and produce the score card. Group discussions and personal interviews are conducted at the Institute and various other places. Admission merit list is prepared on applicant’s academic record, work experience, scores in management test, performance in Institute’s selection process including group discussions and personal interviews.

The Fee for Two Year Full Time PGDM programme will be Rs. 5,75,000/-

 The college ensures Consistent 100 % Placements in various sectors like FMCG, Retail, Banking & Finance, Human resource, Information technology, Marketing International business, Hospitality service sector and many more. American express, HDFC bank, Panasonic India,Ashiana Housing Limited, Reliance JIO etc are some of its top recruiters. Highest Package offered is 10lakh per anum and average package is sround 5lakhs per annum.

Hope this helps. All the best!


Does Amazon comes in GL Bajaj, Noida for recruitment?

Keshav sharma Student Expert 17th Jul, 2019

Hey dev! I am myself a student of GL BAJAJ and i have seen top companies like Amazon , samsung , TCS , cognizant etc coming to our college for recruitments. Even last year , one of our super senior got placed in amazon company with an average package of 6lpa. But it can not be assured that it comes every year. Maybe for any batch , there would be no vacancy and the company will not come for recruitment.

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Is "GL Bajaj institute of management research and "GL bajaj institute of technology and management" are different or same for MBA purpose?

Shatabdi Singh 4th Jul, 2019

Hello , 

As your query is GL Bajaj Institute of Management Research and GL Bajaj Institute of Technology and Management are different or same for MBA purpose. I would like to tell you the institute GL Bajaj has 2 campus one of which is located in Greater Noida and the other one is located in Mathura. The one located in Greater Noida is known as GL Bajaj Institute of Technology and Management and one located in Mathura is known as GL Bajaj Of Management Research. I would like to tell you that the owner of both the colleges are same and both of them are same for the MBA purpose, so the campus doesn't matter it is all about that you are getting a GL Bajaj college but in my opinion in the expects of placement, technical and innovative environment the campus of Greater Noida is in some ways better than the campus of Mathura, so  based on the counselling check for whether the college is situated in Greater Noida or in Mathura then go for the admission procedure or seat allotment.

Further, if you have any query regarding this you can let me know in the comments section below I will help you with that you will.

I hope your query is solved.

Thank you.


What is the placement status for PGDM FINANCE and INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS in GLBIMR, pls suggest me some other best colleges for pgdm fin

G Rakesh 7th Mar, 2019


Placements : The college provides 100% placements for the students of all the branches and 90% of the talented people will get hired. This year, the highest salary package offered for MBA students is 10 LPA. The college offers good opportunities for internships. They can place you in the best company if you have the talent. They provide a bigger platform for the students of marketing domain. There is a placement cell available in our college.

Almost 90% of the students got placed through college placements, The lowest package offered was 1.5 LPA, and the avg. package offered was 5.5 LPA. Till now, companies like Jaro Education and HDFC visited our college within four months to hire students. Almost 80% of the students got the internship from college, and the average stipend offered was in between 1.5 LPA to 4.5 LPA.

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