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The slowdown has had an impact on the average age of new students at B-Schools

Published: Jun 5, 2009

The slowdown has had an impact on the average age of new students at B-Schools
Whiling away time at the canteen, last-minute assignment panic, bunking lectures, getting the number of that cute girl… aah, college days. Looks like some executives are missing that life.

We figured that with all the pay cuts and downsizing, young, ambitious professionals would find this a good time to improve their qualifications a bit.

Over 26 years old refugees from the work force- 12 percent

21-23 years, straight out out of college- 25 percent
Image: Vidyanand Kamat
Over 26 years old refugees from the work force- 12 percent 21-23 years, straight out out of college- 25 percent
We called up MBA community portal CoolAvenues.com , and they confirmed our hypothesis. This year, there has been a surge in the admissions of older candidates: at least 8 percent and going up to 15 percent in the top 15 business schools in India. The professors will hear more ‘good mornings’ than ‘wassups’ this year, we think.

(This story appears in the 19 June, 2009 issue of Forbes India. You can buy our tablet version from Magzter.com. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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