Bennett University is an upcoming university offering two year full-time residential MBA program at its campus in Greater Noida. With the Bennett & Coleman Group’s legacy and patronage, Bennett University comes across as an extremely promising prospect for MBA candidates who are yet to find an avenue worth going for. This would be the college’s first batch and even in its year of inception, it stands tall and much ahead of quite a few established B-schools. What puts it in such a good stead is the one of its kind Bennett Job Guarantee Scheme along with a formidable line-up of academicians and industry people ruling the roost at Bennett.
Bennett University has brought together industry leaders, ex-Deans and professors of the top institutes. Prof. Dr. Saji Gopinath, Ex-Dean of IIM Kozhikode – now at Bennett, has an extremely positive and growth oriented vision for Bennett. The school’s academic curriculum is designed to provide the students with a platform for holistic learning. Electives shall be offered to students in the functional areas of Marketing, Finance, HR, Operations, Entrepreneurship and Information Technology & Systems.
This is backed up the Bennett Job Guarantee Scheme mentioned above. In order to give its students a good head start right after MBA, Bennett University would ensure that every MBA student of its first batch gets placed at any of the companies of the Times Group with a package of at least 7.5 LPA. This kind of a job guarantee scheme coming from the Times Group makes it a much better option that most of the B-schools out there. Students must see it as a ray of hope and must apply to create another great avenue for themselves.
Bennett University is currently looking at a batch of 90 students. Students seeking admission at Bennett University are required to have qualified either one out of the CAT, XAT and GMAT exams. Students applying through CAT and XAT should have scored at least a 70%ile in the exam. Shortlisted candidates would be called for the Personal Interview which shall be held in Noida, Delhi, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Patna, Jaipur, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad. Consistency and a decent academic record is what Bennett University is looking for. Relevant work experience (if any) that brings value to the classroom learning will be appreciated however it is more of a desire than a necessity for this dynamic program. Needless to say, any extra-curricular achievements reflecting leadership qualities, contribution to the society and a well –rounded personality will help you get an edge over the others in the stage-2 of the selection process.
For a fresher aspiring for a good B-school which ensures holistic learning and good placements, Bennett University becomes an extremely valid option. Not only would he start off his career at a reputed Times company, he would begin at a handsome remuneration much above what any other B-school could offer at such an innate stage.
The tuition fee of the MBA program is INR 6 Lacs per year along with additional hostel Charges of INR 1 lab per year. This makes it something around 14 Lacs for the complete MBA program. This is to be seen in the context of the other new B-schools charging the same amount of money but offering degrees (and job offers) that are not worth the paper they are printed on.
Interested students be informed that the last date of submission of the application form is 30th April 2016. Students must apply through CL’s College Network which is a platform that allows a student to apply to multiple colleges by filling up just one application form. Moreover, the platform also offers heavy discounts on the application fee for, both, CL and non-CL students. The results of the PIs are usually announced within 5 days of the PI and hence you can consider this as a serious option to create another confirmed opportunity for yourself, that too in a matter of days.