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Hi Monica,

Hope I am not late in replying. Well, your friend needs to do a self assessment of himself as to what exactly interests him. Is it because he was disinterested in Operations, he did his MBA in Finance? If so why did he choose Finance in the first place? Is it because he thought here were ample opportunities in Finance area, once he completes his MBA or that he would like to understand more about the Finance as a subject, research on it and teach Finance. I am not against people doing MBA after B Tech. I myself have done the same thing, and I do not regret. I also admire your friend who says he wants to teach. India today needs bright people to teach in B Schools, however sadly, no one is really interested.

To answer your questions

1. No it is not bad to do MBA after B Tech. It is an indivdual's choice

2. It is better to gain some exposure in the Industry before venturing into teaching in a B School (teaching MBAs to be specific).

3. Finance in any industry would be a value add and experience for a person, if his ultimate aim is to share his learnings and experiences as a Finance pro. Be it KPO or Manufacturing or IT, the basic finance functions in these corporates are the same.

4. Yes, it is better to do a PhD from a good institute before getting into teaching, to show that one is serious in building a career in academics

All the best



Thank you so much for your guidance... He is in finance coz he really loves this subject and wants to go for indepth knowledge in the same.. I guess going for an industry experience, doing Ph.D simultaneosly and then go for teaching would be a wise thing to do... I hope you agree with me... any other way that we can guide him in????????
Once again thank you so much..

Hi Monica,
Thats right. Getting an exposure in the industry, would always help in teaching. From my personal experience, I have seen that teachers with atleast a short stint of industrial experience, share better knowledge to the students, than people who directly get into academics.
An optimum peiod of experience would be 3-5 yeards, meanwhile he can pursue PhD in part time. However it is better to do a full time PhD, if the subject is of great interest.
It would be also helpful in clearing UGC NET, as the subject is covered deeply in the NET curriculum.
PhD overseas is also a good option; as a general trend, I see more weightage attached to a degree from overseas. Exception being IIM and XLRI.
All the best

hi, monica, doing MBA after btech is not comletley a right decision, it has some advantates, and some disadvantages, its like two sides of a coin have, advantage is btech with MBA candidate will have a multitalent, so these type of candidates highy required in IT Field, where he can use his managerial skills and IT skills, As per acadamic is concern the disadvantage is definetly in the interview they ask question from root level to check the candidate is effective or not, its a policy of every college, my suggestion is tell your friend to change the field from academic to managerial job that to in IT, if he really intrested to do job in only teaching then better he has to teach BTECH subjects for btech students............
Thank you for your guidance.. he has started looking for a decent enough job in a KPO and other industries too.. Crossing my fingers that he does well...
Dear Monica,

Knowledge or additional qualification in any field is never a blunder. Knowledge and additional qualification of any kind enhances the wisdom of a person and becomes a very useful tool for him some day. At every stage in employment one day or the other need is felt for enhancement of knowledge in different field of activity. In most cases technocrats show failure when it comes to the turn of management of affairs of his team to give justice to their profile.

So, MBA after B.Tech definitely provides a right blend of technology and management.

What counselors advice is only after reading one's mind. Your friend must have shown some signs of disappointment to his counselors indicating what interviewers wanted. That is why counselors provided a very simple advice to take up finance after engineering. That cannot be a psychological advice.

Your friend must keep in mind, "where there is a will there is a way." He is also required to know that job satisfaction and success in career lies where his mind leads him. So, he just needs to make up his mind what actually he wants to be in his career. Try in that field only. Any additional qualification, like PhD would be another feather in his cap to refine his intelligence.

So, he must not be disappointed. If the interviewers ask questions of B.Com standard that just reflect their own incapability and shallow knowledge to understand the job requirements of a technical or academic position. He can treat them as a " square peg in a round whole." Moreover, we cannot expect an HR or a Finance man to be aware of the engineering jargon. Still further there is a great difference between working in an office and working as an academic. Both these jobs require different skills and traits.

So, ask him
not to be dejected, be patient and don't be get distracted by some one. and go on searching for the right job to his mental satisfaction. He must succeed soon.

PS Dhingra
Vigilance & Transformation Management Consultant
Dhingra Group of management & Educational Consultants
New Delhi

In my view no knowledge is bad knowledge. Doing MBA after B.Tech is a good combination and is useful provided there is clarity about the application of the knowledge gained in the two courses. Of course simply acquiring a degree for the sake of degree is not right which now happens to a practice with most youngsters.

Dear Monica,
To be successful as a Teacher the person should have solid subject contents, wellversed with latest trends & practices,communication & presentation skills, experience & recognised qualifications.Had he done MBA from AICTE approved colleges/University programme or Autonomous ?
Kindly verify all I stated.He has to select his own field of specialisation but subject chosen must be within Academic framework
Best luck to him & Regards to you...
D M Marathe

Sir he has done his MBA from a very good AICTE approved college.. Loves books.. is well versed with finance.. Wants to contribute in this field... As far as comunication and presentations skills are concerned, he is good enough.. the only thing of concern is a good platform.. probably he is too young to get into it...
Sir, its not about getting a degree for the sake of getting one.. Had it been a case like earning or getting a job we would have never shown this concern but here is the case of somebody's interest and passion...You are a professor.. very well aware of Indian scenario... Kindly put forward your opinion..

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