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'The Education System Had A Bias Against Skills'

In an interview with BW Businessworld, Rajiv Pratap Rudy says skilling never had an aspirational value in the country, and that he’s determined to change the mindset

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Curriculum: Getting Ahead

Professional educational institutions including IIMs have started professional management programmes that are tailor-made for the fast growing healthcare industry

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Building Leaders And Risk Takers

The tools and techniques taught in B-schools are seen as promoting a culture of risk aversion rather than going down the road less travelled

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IIM Indore: The Shinning Star Of Central India

IIM Indore has carved out a unique niche as a B-school that offers differently trained students to industry

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Charting A Course Of Their Own

After the IIMs at Calcutta, Ahmedabad and Bangalore, the government has been setting up new ones at regular intervals to cover almost all the states

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Lure Of The Creative Arts

It can be surprising to see hard-nosed, money obsessed, promotion focused IIM graduates trying to delve in the innovative world of creative arts

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What Ails E-tail

Indian startups need to generate 5 million jobs by 2030. But it looks like 90% of these ventures will have shut shop by then

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Editor's Letter: B-schools Buffeted By Changing Times

For years BW Businessworld has tracked B-schools, the key link in the galloping expansion of capitalist enterprise. This year is no exception and we present to you the rankings and findings of the most prominent B-schools of the country in collaboration with survey agency C fore.

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Jack Of All Trades, Master Of All

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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The Problem Starts At The Very Top

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

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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‘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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