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MBA aspirants move over IIMs, eye the world’s best

Jan 24, 2008 04:12 PM IST India India

Chandigarh: For MBA aspirants who couldn't crack the CAT, there is hope still. Scores of students across the country are opting for the best international business schools. Mohinder Rajput never managed to make it to any of the IITs. He took the CAT twice, but the IIMs never came calling. He was not accepted at the SP Jain Management Institute or the Indian School of Business, and yet Rajput today is the envy of many of his classmates. He has made it to arguably the best management school in the world — Harvard. “Every school is looking at a certain skill set, and that is what the IIMs and the others do. I perhaps didn't make the fit with them, but I did make a fit with what Harvard Business School wanted from its students and alumni, and that’s what got me there,” Rajput says. It is a trend management institutes are taking note of. MBA trainers say more students are looking to do their MBAs abroad than ever before. A reason behind the trend could be the fact that Harvard and other top league B schools don't get as many applicants as the IIMs. MBA trainer Amit Hans predicts, “The trend is likely to go up as more people come to know of such examples.” And Rajput himself is living proof that it pays to dream big. Getting a ‘No’ from institutes such as the IIMs does not mean that one can’t make it to the worlds’ top-ranked B schools. However, if Rajput’s example leads to thousands more getting inspired and applying to B schools abroad, it would lead to admissions abroad getting equally tougher.

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