K’taka HC asks govt to file objections on plea against loudspeakers in 16 mosques

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Bengaluru, Oct 6 | The Karnataka High Court has asked the state government to file objections within four weeks in connection with a petition against noise pollution caused by mosques, filed by the residents of a Bengaluru locality.

The matter was taken up by the Bench of acting Chief Justice S. C. Sharma on Tuesday.

The 32 residents of Icon apartment located on Thanisandra Main Road have filed a PIL petition against 16 mosques for causing noise pollution through loudspeakers and mikes.

The counsel appearing for the petitioners has submitted to the court that, earlier the court had directed the 16 mosques in the Thanisandra area to submit an affidavit stating that they won’t use loudspeakers until they got consent in writing from the authorities in accordance with Noise Pollution Regulation and Control Rules 2000.

The counsel for mosques explained that the sound monitoring systems are in place in all 16 mosques, and they are not causing sound pollution as such. In case of sound pollution, it will come to the notice of the jurisdictional police and they will take action. It was submitted that all mosques have obtained permission in writing for the use of loudspeakers.

After hearing arguments and counter-arguments, the court directed the government to file objections to the petition. The court also stated that the validity of the petition will be decided on the guidelines of the National Green Tribunal in the next hearing.

The case has been adjourned to November 16.

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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