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July 13, 2009

Gauhati Commerce College to launch MBA course

Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, July 13 – In its bid to become the one-stop solution for Commerce education in the State, the Gauhati Commerce College has launched its two-year MBA course, to be started from July 16.

Launched for the first time in a government college in the Northeast, the GCC’s MBA course got the approval of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) on June 6 this year.

“MBA is the most popular course chosen by the Commerce graduates at present and every year, our students move outside the State and spend lakhs of rupees for studying this course. The launching of this course in the GCC will definitely lessen the burden to some extent,” principal of the college Dr Ghanashyam Das told The Assam Tribune.

Against the 60 seats for the course, 420 forms were sold and 300 students appeared for the written test.

Soon after introducing BBA in 2007, the college authorities were contemplating on introducing MBA courses. After the AICTE approval and university formalities were completed, the college moved ahead with its plan.

Separate infrastructure worth Rs 1 crore has been created for the course as per the AICTE norms. The MBA block named GCC Centre for Management Studies has separate library, classrooms and other necessary sections. Six faculties, including four MBAs, have been appointed for the course under the Gauhati University.

“The college, pioneering Commerce education in the region, is now upgraded to a complete institution offering a range of Commerce courses. This will also help to check brain drain from the State,” Das added.

“In view of the high level of competition from the private sector, the college will aim at maintaining the quality of education instead of increasing the fee. Whereas the private institutions in Guwahati charge between Rs 50,000 to Rs 80,000 per semester, our institution will offer this course for Rs 33,000 per semester,” he mentioned.

In the recently declared B.Com Final Year’s results under the Gauhati University, the GCC produced 208 first class students out of the total 298 first class passed-outs this year. SOURCE: ASSAM TRIBUNE

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