Over the years, B-Schools have witnessed an increase in terms of enrolment by engineers. However, while engineers are getting absorbed in managerial jobs, the core-engineering sector is facing a manpower deficit. In order to address this problem the Delhi Technical University (DTU) has started a programme to hone the managerial skills of engineers while keeping their technical expertise intact.
The programme offered by DTU's Delhi School of Management (DSM) offers three specialisations — information and knowledge management, information technology management and supply chain management.
Elaborating further, SK Garg, head, DSM said, "The attrition rate in service industries like IT and software is high. Moreover, there is a lack of documentation in terms of decisions taken at the managerial level and knowledge produced. Only someone with a technical background can understand, preserve and retrieve such knowledge. With this in mind, we are offering a specialisation in knowledge and technology management."
Supply chain management is a crucial aspect of any company. "General MBA, too, offers this subject. However, through a specialisation students learn to develop, evaluate and implement strategies, concepts and management approaches in logistics and supply management ," explained Garg. Referring to specialisations in IT, he said that IT companies were hiring a lot of engineers as programmers. "But companies today require system analysts," he added.
Students are introduced to core management subjects in the first semester and to specialisations in the second semester. By the third semester, the student is able to decide on his/her specialisation. The final semester gives an option to select a specialisation with one of the core management subjects like finance, marketing and human resource, among others. The last date for submitting applications is February 8.