Another man beaten to death in Gorakhpur

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Gorakhpur (Uttar Pardesh), Oct 1 | Nearly 72 hours after the murder of a Kanpur businessman in Gorakhpur, a 25-year-old man working at a model liquor shop was beaten to death by drunk customers.

The incident was captured on CCTV installed in the shop.

According to reports, the incident took place late on Thursday night, about half a kilometre from the Ramgarh Tal police station.

Manish Prajapati, the victim, was a native of Madhya Pradesh and was working in this model shop since the past few months.

On Thursday, a few men came into the shop and ordered drinks. The customers apparently got angry over the delay in getting the order and this led to a verbal spat with Manish.

The argument soon turned into an ugly fight and the customers allegedly attacked Manish and another staff member, Raghu.

The customers called in a few more of their friends who also joined the assault, which continued for nearly 20 minutes.

By the time the police came, the attackers had fled.

Both injured persons were taken to hospital where Manish was declared brought dead. Raghu is still admitted in the hospital where his condition is critical.

Police have registered a case and are currently trying to identify the accused persons.

The Gorakhpur police tweeted that one of the accused has been arrested and a search is on for the remaining accused whose identity is being established through the CCTV footage.

The police tweeted that the accused will be booked under the National Security Act (NSA).

Source: IANS

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Most students pursuing an MBA come with the sole objective of having a decent job offer or a promotion in the existing job soon after completion of the MBA. And most of them take loans to pursue this career dream. According to a recent survey by education portal Campusutra.com  74% MBA 2022-24 aspirants said they would opt for education loans.

There are exceptional cases like those seeking master’s degree or may have a family business to take care of or an entrepreneurial venture in mind. But the exception cases are barely 1%. For the rest 99%, a management degree is a ticket to a dream job through campus placements or leap towards career enhancements. Stakes are high as many of them quit their jobs which essentially means loss of 2 years of income, apprehension and uncertainty of the job market. On top of that, the pressure to pay back the education loans. Hence the returns have to be high. There is more than just the management degree. Colleges need to ensure that they offer quality management education which enables them to be prepared for not just the demands of recruiters and for a decent job but also to sustain and achieve, all along their career path.

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These are the two key questions every MBA aspirant needs to ask, check and validate before filling the MBA application forms of management institutes. And worth mentioning that these application forms do not come cheap. An MBA aspirant who may have shortlisted 5 B Schools to apply for, may end up spending Rs 10,000.00 to Rs 15,000.00 just buying MBA / PGDM application forms.

While internship and placements data of some management institutes clearly indicates that recruiters today have specific demands. The skill sets looked for are job centric and industry oriented. MBA schools which have adopted new models of delivery and technology, redesigned their courses, built an effective evaluation process and prepared the students to cope with the dynamic business scenario, have done great with campus placements despite the economic slow down.

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The placement records of 2021 across top management institutes indicated the fact that recruitment is happening, skilled talent is in demand and certain management institutions continued to attract recruiters even in the middle of an ongoing crisis.

It is time, all management institutes rise to the occasion, understand market realities and identify areas of improvement at both ends – students and faculty.

After all, the stakes are high at both ends. B Schools taking corrective measures will stay while those which are lagging will end up shutting down.

Author Name : Nirmalya Pal

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