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Latest Articles in magazine 14 december 2015

Case Analysis: We Are Ready For It Now

Is the use of foreigners in advertising just lazy marketing? Continuing use of foreigners in advertising shows that it is working somewhere, writes Vivek Sharma

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Case Study: Hiding In The Grey Area

Kerson Naik and zara abbas walked out of the yoga class mechanically. Urgently switching on their phones, they fell headlong into a world they had shut off for 45 whole minutes. As normalcy returned, they took the overbridge to the next building and thence the lift up to their office on the 23rd floor.

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Last Word: Minding Your Ps And Qs

American actor and dancer Fred Astaire once said: “The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any.”

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Lifestyle: Luxury Break

Whether it’s a weekend getaway or an extended stay with family, here’s our pick of some of the most luxurious hotels in India for you to relax in By Rashmi Pradhan

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Apps: Take Care

Smartphones have a whole lot of computing power — and if you care about solving the problems of cancer, you can use yours to help. That too, while you sleep. Vodafone’s Dream Lab app on Android connects to Australia to lend a helping hand to research on cancer.

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The REIT Way To Invest

REITs have the potential to be an alternate avenue for real estate investing by ordinary investors as well as address the fund woes of the sector

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MDI: Nurturing Tomorrow’s Leaders

The Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon, was established as an autonomous body in collaboration with several global institutions such as the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, the World Bank and the International Labour Organization in 1973. The institute began its flagship Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM) in 1994. Before that it only offered the National Management Programme sponsored by the Department of Personnel & Training, Ministry of HRD, Government of India.

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How Indian Schools Can Catch Up

Having done my finance management from The University of Nottingham, I find Indian B-schools very dissimilar to the UK education system. In the UK, learning is based on live examples, case studies, and research. There are great prospects for B-schools, as post-graduation is a must-have qualification.

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India’s Best B-Schools

The five-month-long exercise to evaluate performance of India’s best B-schools has finally come to an end, and the results are out. We have ranked institutes in different categories, such as government-aided, private and sectoral. We have ranked one-year programmes like the one offered by the Indian School of Business (ISB) separately. University departments, too, have been listed separately. We have done this because institutes in different categories have different operating constraints. To assess an institute, we have used 12 broad parameters (see methodology) which were selected after taking inputs from all stakeholders of a business school.

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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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Preparing For The Real World

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.

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The Future Of Higher Education In Hands Of States

Competitive federalism is the buzzword in India. As such, education in general, and higher education in particular, are also now catching up with this spirit of competitive federalism.

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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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An Agenda For Education And Skills Development

India has a unique opportunity to transform itself from an emerging economy into a developed economy over the next one to two decades. The opportunity is due to the demographic dividend expected from the young in an ageing world. The average age of an Indian in 2020 will be 29 years, against 40 in the US, 47 years in Japan and 37 in China. Over the next two decades, the labour force in the industrialised world is expected to decline by 4 per cent, whereas India’s workforce will increase by 32 per cent from the current level of 487 million.

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