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Dear all
I did PGDM from AIMA-AICTE approved Institute. I went for walk-in interview for the post of lecturer. They were asking for MBA degree not PGDM. what shall I do? Shall I go for distance learning MBA from PTU? or Shall I go for MA economics/sociology?
Kindly guide me

From India, Delhi
Hi Vikram,
I empathize with you on this, Colleges in India are obsessed with the word DEGREE. although they tend to tone down their rigidness once the candidate is from Institutes like IIMs or institutes like such which also offers PGDBA/PGDM...
You can go for any other degree if it is just for the sake of it, according to your specialization and what all subjects you can teach.
Having a degree will also help you in pursuing M Phil or PhD in future if you are looking for a long term career in teaching line.....

From India, Delhi
Dear Vikram. It appears as though your PGDM is a distance learning course; am I right? Please may we know, how many years of work experience do you have? Have a nice day Simhan
From United Kingdom
I second Archna and Simhan. In addition to the degree , please look for visiting faculty assignments. Start your search with the private colleges. Let it be very small in the beginning, the initial goal is to make a start. Focus on facilitating the course as per the syllabus within the stipulated time. See how you can add value with your knowledge and experience. Learn to enable and guide the students. Plan to enroll for a faculty development program as you progress, with each step.
If you are an experienced professional, you would add a lot of value through it. Furthermore, its an excellent way to groom yourself as a faculty. At the end of the day , when you start working as a lecturer, no matter how many degrees you have, its your mettle as a faculty which would be put to test.
Aim for it ! Wish you all the best
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From India, Mumbai
What in the ultimate analysis matters are your knowledge, skills and attitudes.
A PG from a regular university or a PGDM from an institute recognized by potential employers
is a (quick entry) ticket to the platform where you apply your knowledge, skills and attitudes and create value!
This is the shrotest explanation.
You have to choose your path and follow the same till you succeed.
Success will depend on time at your disposal!!!
May 14, 2011

From India, Pune
Please take a look at <link updated to site home>
I have posted elsewhere at CiteHR how I entered academia after 20 years in the industry, first as a part-time tutor to try out if I was cut out for teaching. (Cite Contribution) and Samvedan are right, it's not just the qulifications or from where that matters, but what you can do and how. You need to pursue even if you are rejected in one place. The salary for academics in AICTE approved colleges has improved and, hence, many want to become lecturers; more the supply more stringent the selection criteria.
Have a nice day.

From United Kingdom
Dear Simhan I have 2 years of work experience as personality development trainer in various institutes. Yes, AIMA-PGDM has the recognition of DEC and AICTE. Regards Vikram
From India, Delhi
Dear Seniors
I really appreciate and very thankful for your valuable views. I have 2 years of work experience as personality development trainer. The main problem is that i am PGDM not MBA to be eligible for assistant professor. Can I go for MBA through Panjab Technical University (Distance Learning)? Looking forward to your valuable advice.

From India, Delhi
Dear Vikram,

You need a Masters Degree ( Like MA, MCom, MBA, Msc. Etc ) with certain percentage of marks ( 55% in some cases ) to be eligible for lecturership. You can get MBA from any University under any system ( Distance Learning, Privately or otherwise).

UGC affiliated colleges ask NET, JRF or M Phil qualification as minimum Qualification for lecturer post as the starting pay is high now ( About 40,000/- per month gross salary). In your case as suggested by eminent persons in this site and your proposal to get MBA from Punjab Technical University is quite ok at this point of your career.

I share from my experience: I joined service with an Engg Diploma after ISc(1960 Utkal University ) & studied BA ( Hons) in the evening college ( 1969 batch Ranchi University ) and I had to appear in Ranchi university ( 1973 ) through XLRI to get an MA degree in Labour & Social Welfare since XLRI diploma was not recognised by IIT for applying to Ph,D. Programme in HRD& Mgt. All these studies and promotions I achieved while seving in TATA STEEL (1963-75 ) and in NPC 1975 till 2002 I retiredfrom service on attainment of my 60th year.

I wish you very high rise in your life as you are on the right track. I am still active in HR profession as a more or less freelancer and now on vacation in USA for six months upto Otober 2nd week.

My plan is to remain actve upto 80 years ( another 10 years from now )

Wishing very best to the CiteHR for prviding this facility to share and learn from each other.

Prafulla K Acharya

From India, Bhubaneswar
Dear Dr. Acharya,
Thank you for your guidance and sharing your journey. Its very inspiring, specially to people like us, who are working hard to make better use of themselves.
I connect <link outdated-removed> to this discussion. She is the coordinator for Fellowship and Associate program , Academy of Human Resource Development. We have been discussing the F&A program in an another thread since past few days.
Looking forward to hear from her on this.
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From India, Mumbai

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