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Value Creators Aim For Wider Reforms

Education and business is an alchemy that is only recently been accepted in India. The ‘noble cause’ of education has for long been seen as a domain associated with the government and public bodies. But some visionaries have changed this perspective. They have added value to the concept and processes of education. They have also developed it as a sustainable business practice, while maintaining its noble ideals.

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Cross-Border Education

India is going global with a vengeance. One manifestation of this is the sheer number of youngsters going abroad for a “foreign” degree. In 2016, this number is expected to cross 400,000. The US, predictably, leads the list of destinations.

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State-wise: Total Approved Institutes

Educationists agree that privately run institutions must be self-reliant, and that surplus, not profit, should be the objective

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“Companies Are Welcome To Set Up B-schools”

In an exclusive interview with BW Businessworld, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) chairman Anil D. Sahasrabudhe answers a range of questions related to B-school education, the challenges facing the sector, and the regulator’s and government’s response:

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B-school Autonomy: It’s Complicated

Despite the Narendra Modi government’s keenness to promote quality institutions, a systemic problem refuses to go away. Some 500 PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management) institutions say a 2010 AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) order is hurting their performance by curbing their academic, administrative, and financial autonomy.

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Doing Business With Babies

There was a time when preschools were those safe havens where mothers could drop off their kids and earn themselves a little me-time.

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Rarely A Straight Road

One of the most important things education does for us is to help us earn a livelihood. So it’s important for not just students, but also their parents and teachers, to be aware of career possibilities. This helps not only during the career exploration process, but also for the lifelong process of career development.

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Galloping Ahead: The Annual BW B School survey 2015

A glimpse of Annual B School rankings that emerged from a survey done by C fore in association with BW Businessworld.

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What Will It Take To Create A World-class B-School In India?

Business schools around the world face many challenges today. Broadly, they fall into five categories, and they may apply to different degrees to a school in India also depending on its history and context. Our impressions of these five challenges are based on our experience with B-schools in the US but also some in India and conversations with many academic colleagues over the years.

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Education: Calculating Profit And Loss

Educationists agree that private institutes must be self-reliant, and that surplus, not profit, should be the operational objective

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Experiential Learning: A New Quest

Eavesdrop on a conversation among recruiters. More likely than not, you will find the talk all about finding people with the right skills — not qualifications. An India Skills Report for 2014 by Wheebox, an online talent assessment company, says that only 10 per cent of MBA graduates and 17 per cent of engineering graduates in the country are actually employable.

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‘More Centres Of Excellence Are Needed’

Eminent educationist, academic administrator and former director of IIM Lucknow and MDI Gurgaon Pritam Singh, over a period earned the title of a director with the Midas touch. In an interview with BW Businessworld, he discusses the reforms in higher education and the challenges facing the sector and IIMs/ B-schools.

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How To Measure The ROI On Your Global MBA

For every Steve Jobs there is a Donald Trump, a Sheryl Sandberg, a Warren Buffet (Berkshire Hathaway) and closer to home, an Anand Mahindra. While the list of the former cluster (college dropouts/those without MBA degrees) may dwindle, that of the second lot (influential leaders armed with a global MBA degree) continues to swell.

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WeSchool Wins Award For Best Industry Linked Management Institute In India

Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research (WeSchool), rated among India's top business schools, and a pioneering management education institution, has been awarded the prestigious 'AICTE -CII Best Industry linked Management Institute' in the country.

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Khan Academy Launches Hindi Version Of Website For E-learners

A US-based not-for-profit organisation and e-learning website Khan Academy and Central Square Foundation, have launched hindi version of the website for e-leraners.

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