Crime against women down by over 21% in cities: NCRB report

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New Delhi, Sep 15 | The crime against women in cities has declined by 21.1 per cent in the year 2020 in comparison to 2019, the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) said in its latest report.

As per the data, a total of 35,331 cases of crime against women were registered last year whereas the number of cases in 2019 was 44,783, showing a decrease of 21.1 per cent.

It also disclosed that majority of cases under crime against women were registered under ‘Cruelty by Husband or his Relatives’ — 30.2 per cent, followed by ‘Assault on Women with Intent to Outrage her Modesty’ — 19.7 per cent, ‘Kidnapping and Abduction of Women’ — 19.0 per cent and ‘Rape’ — 7.2 per cent.

The number of crimes against women in Delhi has declined by 24.18 per cent last year. The total number of cases reported in 2020 was 9,782 over 12,902 in 2019.

Mumbai has also recorded a decrease in crime against women as it recorded 4,583 cases last year in comparison to 6,519 cases in 2019 while Jaipur reported 2,369 cases over 3,417 during the same period.

Last year, Bangaluru recorded 2,730 cases over 3,486 in 2019 whereas Hyderabad reported 2,390 cases over 2,755 in the same period.

Despite a decreasing trend in almost all cities, Kolkata and Lucknow recorded an increase of over 35 and 8 per cent respectively in crime against women.

In 2020, Kolkata recorded 2,001 cases over 1,474 in 2019 while Lucknow recorded 2,636 cases against 2,425 in 2019.

Under the dowry death cases under section 304 B(IPC) in 2020, a total of 358 cases were reported while Delhi recorded the highest number of cases 109 followed by 48 cases in Lucknow while Kanpur and Jaipur recorded 30 and 26 cases respectively.

A total of 10,733 cases of cruelty by husband or his relatives under sections 498A (IPC) were reported in cities in 2020 and Delhi recorded the highest number with 2,570 cases, followed by Hyderabad with 1,226 and Jaipur with 1,043 cases.

In 2020, as many as 5,599 women were victims of kidnapping & abduction in cities under section 336(IPC) while Delhi recorded 2,637 cases, followed by 484 cases in Bangluru and 335 cases in Indore.

Source: IANS

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Does MBA really help in getting a better job offer ?

Does MBA really help in getting a better job offer ?

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 ?
  •  Are B schools ready to deliver and prepare the future business leaders to cope up with the disrupted market ?  

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’.
  • B Schools should encourage students to participate in national and international competitive events, simulations of business scenarios.
  • Institutes should have the right mix of faculty members with industry exposure and pure academics.

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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