Delhi Police divert traffic to Ghaziabad as NH 24, 9 barricaded

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New Delhi, Oct 4 | The Ghaziabad Police have barricaded National Highway 24 and National Highway 9 following which the Delhi Traffic Police were forced to divert traffic on several roads, most likely due to the ongoing farmers’ agitation.

Both NH 9 and NH 24 connect the national capital with Uttar Pradesh and are also among the key routes towards Ghazipur border where farmers have been protesting against the contentious farm laws for almost one year.

Informing about the closure, the Delhi Traffic Police said that due to barricading by the Ghaziabad traffic police they have diverted the traffic from several roads.

A diversion has been created at Akshardham setu towards Noida and Vikas Marg for Ghaziabad. “Road No 57A to Hasanpur Karkari Mod for Shahadar, Anand Vihar and Ghaziabad,” the traffic police said.

The traffic was also diverted from roundabout Ghazipur towards Anand Vihar, Bhopura border Ghaziabad via road no 56 and from roundabout Murga Mandi towards Dr Hadgewar marg then Nala road up to Uttar Pradesh gate Ghaziabad for Vaishali, Vasundhara and Ghaziabad via paper market Ghazipur.

Earlier also the Delhi Traffic Police had advised commuters going to Ghaziabad from Sarai Kale Khan to take an alternate route, but later deleted the tweet.

“Commuters coming from Sarai kale Khan take an alternative route for Ghaziabad i.e. Vikas Marg via road no 57 A, road no 56. Anand Vihar and Paper market for Ghaziabad and for Noida via DND,” the traffic police deleted the tweet.

The heavy barricading possibly comes in wake of the violence at a farmers’ protest in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri on Sunday that left at least eight people dead and 15 others injured. The protest took a violent turn there as unidentified persons opened fire at the farmers. Infuriated farmers then set three jeeps on fire after some of the protesters were run over by the vehicles. One of the vehicles is said to belong to Ashish Mishra, son of the Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra.

Since Sunday, the incident became a political hotspot with leaders from the Opposition parties cornering the present dispensation and vowing to reach the site of the massacre.

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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