Delhi govt gives ‘Samman Rashi’ of Rs 1 cr to kin of late IAF pilot

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New Delhi, Oct 11 | The Delhi government has provided financial assistance of Rs one crore to the family of late Indian Air Force (IAF) Lieutenant Sunit Mohanty, who died in a 2019 plane crash in Arunachal Pradesh.

“We cannot do anything to compensate for the sacrifice made by our martyrs, but we will do whatever we can to support their families,” Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, adding, “We cannot put a cost on their lives. But this provision gives strength and support to their families. We will always stand by the families of martyrs and support them in every way possible.”

The compensation under ‘Samman Rashi’ is given to the family of those who lose their lives in the line of duty. This Samman Rashi was handed over by Palam Vihar MLA Bhavna Gaur to S.N. Mohanty and Sanjukta Mohanty, parents of the deceased Sunit Mohanty on Sunday.

Lieutenant Sunit Mohanty was posted to 43 Squadron Air Force on June 24, 2016. He was commissioned on June 3, 2019, to fly AN-32 KA 2752 aircraft to undertake a maintenance mission to Mehkuka airfield in Arunachal Pradesh.

The aircraft took off from Jorhat air base at 12.25 a.m. on the very same day and went missing after nearly half an hour of being airborne. Parts of the aircraft were found on June 12, 2019 at Menchuka enroute to Pari Hills at Siang, Arunachal Pradesh. All aboard the plane perished.

Earlier on Friday, the families of late ACP Sanket Kaushik of Delhi Police, Constable Vikas Kumar of Delhi Police, Civil Defence Volunteer Parvesh Kumar and Squadron Leader Meet Kumar of the Air Force were handed over cheques of Rs one crore each by the Arvind Kejriwal government.

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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