Heavy rainfall in Telangana claims 8 lives


Hyderabad, Sep 8 | Heavy rainfall in parts of Telangana over the last two days claimed eight lives, paralysing normal life, disrupting road transport and causing widespread damage to crops.

The rains triggered by a low pressure in Bay of Bengal caused a flood-like situation in north Telangana. With rivulets, lakes, tanks and other water bodies overflowing, residential areas in dozens of towns were inundated.

With water flowing over highways, road connectivity was snapped in several areas. Roads connecting Hyderabad to various districts in north Telangana were submerged. Karimnagar-Jagtiyal, Sircilla- Karimnagar, Nizamabad-Bodhan highways were under water.

Rajanna Sircilla district was worst affected by the rain fury. Many parts of Sircilla town were flooded. Disaster Response Force (DRF) teams of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) rushed to the town with boats and other equipment for rescue and relief operations.

Rajanna Sircilla district administration shifted 216 families from the flood-hit areas to relief camps.

In Karimnagar town at least 15 colonies were flooded. There were reports of damage to old houses and electricity poles.

India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall over Telangana for the next two days.

At least eight people have been killed in separate rain-related incidents since Tuesday. A man and his son were washed away in flood waters in Jagtiyal district. K. Gangamallu (47) and his son Vishnuvardhan (7), riding a motorbike, washed away after they were stuck in swirling water flowing over a highway.

A 55-year-old man died after he fell into an open manhole in Sircilla town. Rescue workers pulled out the body.

A man died in a house collapse and another was injured in Kamareddy district. In the same district, a woman was washed away in the flood water while a farmer was electrocuted in his field.

A 45-year-old man was washed away while trying to cross an overflowing stream in Siddipet district.

Several districts including Peddapalli, Jayashankar Bhupalpally, Mulugu, Asifabad, Nirmal, Adilabad, Bhadradri-Kothagudem and Khammam have been put on red alert for the next two days.

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 ?
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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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