Category Archives: Business/ Management

Sep
5
2011

50 Years On, IIM-A Continues to Evolve

Celebrating its golden jubilee, the iconic IIM Ahmedabad is going through an evolution faster than ever, bringing into sharp focus its identity, strengths, and goals as well as rethinking its pedagogy and curriculum to reflect contemporary realities and perhaps move away from Western modals. The institute is now aggressively pursuing a plan that will allow its faculty time for research. To this end they will need at least 30 more staff members, and they known that finding them is easier said than done.

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Aug
17
2011

CAT 2011 dates have been released

IIMs have released the dates for the Common Admission Test (CAT). The exam will be conducted online during a 20-day testing window between the dates October 22nd, 2011 and November 18th, 2011.

This year, the CAT exams will include three additional cities: Dehradun, Jammu, and Bhilai. This brings the count up to a total of 36 cities in which the CAT exam is available.

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Aug
15
2011

US varsities get selected for partnership programmes with India

As part of the Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative, eleven top US colleges and universities were selected for a partnership programme with India. This announcement proceeded the scheduled India-US Education Summit in October.

The selected US institutions are George Mason University, Fort Hays State University, Queens College (City University of New York), Northern Illinois University, Rutgers, Rollins College, Thomas College, The State University of New Jersey, Suffolk University, University of Oregon, University of Montana, University of Kentucky and the Institute of International Education (IIE).

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Jul
27
2011

Connecting students to society

New-age educational institutes not only teach their students, they also identify and nurture the entrepreneurial talent present in them. As a policy to create more jobs and make a higher number of young graduates self-reliant, the Government of India is also promoting the idea of start-up ventures by students with premier government research institutes pledging their full technological support to ventures that will benefit society and the country as whole.

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Jul
26
2011

Social Business and Business Administration

A new concept is emerging across the business world that will change existing corporate dynamics. It’s called Social Business. It is not a synonym to corporate social responsibility or non-profit organizations, but is a whole new business model based on the concept of developing, managing and sustaining a business to fulfill a social responsibility rather than earn profit. Run parallel to the existing profit making businesses, the objective of Social Business can be any, ranging from eradicating poverty to providing business solutions to improve and maintain health standards, technology innovations, etc.

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May
17
2011

Foreign language studies are quickly gaining an impressive reputation

The new age of information technology has launched a phenomenon called ‘offshoring’ and this has brought to our shores some very promising career opportunities. BPOs and KPOs are a result of offshoring and have emerged as major employers. Industry analysts estimated that the foreign language segment of the BPO and KPO industry will cross the USD $14 billion mark this year. The segment is still in its nascent stage in India but is set to grow in leaps and bounds in the coming years. If you have an inclination towards learning one more language besides your mother tongue then its the right time to do so to convert it into a successful career.

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May
11
2011

The dynamic Indian education system beckons you

India’s education sector is witnessing exponential growth. Students are spoilt for choice with numerous new colleges, poly techniques, and universities that are being established across the country. Government funded or privately owned educational institutes are in a race to provide world class education facilities. Education is high on the government’s priority list and this urgency can gauged from the fact that in their five-year plan, the government plans to open more than 30 new educational institutes of varying capacity for different fields of education.

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