Chiranjeevi appeals to AP CM to hike movie ticket prices

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Hyderabad, Nov 25 | In the wake of the Andhra Pradesh government’s decision to introduce an online movie ticketing system, Telugu megastar Chiranjeevi has appealed to Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy to consider hiking ticket prices in the interest of filmmakers.

Andhra Pradesh State Assembly on Wednesday passed the AP Cinemas (Regulation) (Amendment) Bill 2021, paving the way for an online movie ticketing system to be administered by the state government. The government said the regulation of cinema ticket pricing would help to check exploitation of moviegoers.

This decision by the AP government was not well-received by the biggies of the industry. Chiranjeevi, on Thursday took to his social media to make an appeal to the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister.

In the note, he first appreciates the idea of an online ticketing system, as it improves the transparency for the moviegoers in the state. On the other hand, Chiranjeevi appeals to consider the ticket prices, based on the ticket prices in the other states.

In his note, Chiranjeevi made it clear that the ticket prices by the state government are not in the favour of the moviemakers who invest everything in the movies. “Please consider hiking the prices of the tickets, otherwise, this might become a threat to the investors and the moviemakers,” Chiranjeevi said.

Chiranjeevi had earlier tried to discuss the issue ever since the government revised the ticket prices. He is also the first star from the industry who has openly appealed to the government of Andhra Pradesh to make necessary changes in the Bill passed in the state Assembly.

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.

  • So, what exactly are the B Schools doing to prepare their students for the job market and make them industry ready ?
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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.

However, the skill set being looked for by a consulting company like Deloitte or KPMG may be quite different from FMCG or a manufacturing sector. Institutes need to acknowledge this fact and act accordingly.

  • Management institutes should ensure that students are intellectually engaged, self motivated and adapt to changes fast. In one word ‘VUCA ready’.
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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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