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Developing Future Leaders

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The primary job of business schools (B-schools) is to create leaders, who are equipped to handle the emergent issues that we are facing at the global level. The degree has become a must for the young aspirants, who are looking to fast-track their career, and yet amidst this mad rush to succeed, have we calibrated what success really looks like in the future? This is a question I personally grappled with when my four-year-old son asked me how the world would be when he “grows up”. The recent Paris attacks and the upcoming climate change conference of the parties in Paris painted a grim picture in my mind about whether we are training leaders, who will no doubt have to handle issues such as this in the not so distant future?

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Being Good Is Not Enough

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The goal and rationale of academic accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meet acceptable levels of quality as defined by the government and/or an outside accrediting agency.

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93% Of Home Buyers Seek Vastu Compliant Homes: Study

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Arond 93 per cent of home buyers look for vastu compliant homes, reveals a study by Housing.com. 4 out of every 5 prospective home buyers would like to know the Vastu of the property, even before physically checking the property.

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Jack Of All Trades, Master Of All

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Management education in India is at crossroads. On one hand, we have more than 4,000 All India Council for Technical Education approved B-schools in India, on the other hand, some 150 B-schools shut shop in 2013-2014 alone. And many more are likely to follow. With all the glamour and fancy glossary attached to the profession and some big names making an entry to the foray, top 10 management institutes have not seen much of churn in the past 20 years, with just very few exceptions.

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What Would It Take To Top The List OF B-schools

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The recent (2015) Financial Times ranking of business schools across the world was disappointing. Once again, not a single Indian B-school made it to the top 25 list. Although the top ranks continue to be dominated by US B-schools; schools from the UK, Spain, China, Singapore and France also feature among the top 25. Top Indian B-schools don’t seem to make the grade despite having been established more than 50 years ago.

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The Problem Starts At The Very Top

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The century old American AACSB International — the world leaders in providing accreditation to management programs — produced a report “Management education at risk” more than a decade ago based on its assessment of the state-of-the-art international business education. They could have easily said this specifically about India where management education is truly in peril, thanks to the inability of the system to defend it against the increasingly stifling regulatory control that affects intake, fee, faculty recruitment and institution building.

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How MBA Has Wreaked Havoc In India

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The biggest problem in life is a gap between reality perception and self-assessment. The second biggest is contradictory desires in the mind. Let me explain the second one first. Many youngsters want to be rich and honest. Many young boys want to marry a smart homely girl. Where have these notions come from?

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Teaching In The Time Of The Internet

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Are you here to learn or to be taught? This was the question a respected doyen of management education was known to ask an entering class. It is perhaps more relevant today than ever before.

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Preparing For The Real World

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Is higher education in India preparing our students for the real world? Surveys in the recent years have time and again revealed that less than one-third of the young population joining the workforce has the employability skills that employers are looking for. Two things are clear. First, that there is a significant gap in demand and supply. Second, that if things are to change, the change needs to occur on the supply side.

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Sensex Down 108 Points As ITC Slumps 6.5%

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Falling for the fourth straight session, the benchmark BSE Sensex on Monday (07 December) slipped by 108 points to close at a three-week low of 25,530.11 led by a fall in ITC after a GST panel suggested 40 per cent tax rate for demerit goods like pan masala and tobacco.

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