IND v NZ: Gill half-century steers India to 82/1 at lunch

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IND v NZ: Gill half-century steers India to 82/1 at lunch
IND v NZ: Gill half-century steers India to 82/1 at lunch

Kanpur, Nov 25 | An unbeaten half-century by Shubman Gill (52 not out off 87 balls) steered India to 82/1 at lunch on Day One of the first Test against New Zealand at the Green Park Stadium here on Thursday. Giving Gill company at the crease has been vice-captain Cheteshwar Pujara (15 not out off 61 balls).

After India elected to bat first, Gill survived a chance in the third over as Tim Southee had him lbw but the right-hander got to reverse the decision as replays showed a big inside edge. Kyle Jamieson, who constantly probed the off-stump channel, got his first wicket on Indian soil as Mayank Agarwal (13) nicked behind to keeper Tom Blundell in the eighth over.

Post Agarwal’s fall, Gill saw off the tricky period from Southee and Jamieson. He had luck on his side at six in escaping an lbw shout in the first over of Ajaz Patel. From there, Gill teared into Patel, taking him for four fours and oozed confidence in smashing the left-arm spinner for a straight six.

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Pujara, on the other hand, kept playing the second fiddle while seeing an impressive Gill attack from the other end.

Earlier, both India and New Zealand fielded a debutant — the hosts giving his first cap to batter Shreyas Iyer while the Kiwis including left-arm spin all-rounder Rachin Ravindra.

Brief scores: India 82/1 in 29 overs (Shubman Gill 52 not out, Cheteshwar Pujara 15 not out, Kyle Jamieson 1/12) against New Zealand

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’.
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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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