No law & order situation due to farmers’ ‘Rail Roko’: Delhi Police

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New Delhi, Oct 18 | The Delhi Police said on Monday that the farmers’ ‘Rail Roko’ agitation did not create any law and order situation in the railway stations of the national capital.

“The protest did not cause any disturbance or law and order situation,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Railways), Harendra Kumar Singh, told IANS.

However, he said that some trains got delayed due to the agitation as they had to be stopped for a while before entering the railway stations in the city.

“We worked in close coordination with the Government Railway Police (GRP) of the neighbouring states,” the DCP noted.

Throughout the day, there was heavy police presence in and outside several railway stations in order to avoid any untoward incident.

Delhi Police had deployed its personnel at the strategic points of the Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station.

“It was a preventive action,” Deputy Commissioner of Police, Esha Pandey, told IANS.

The farmers’ umbrella body — Samyukt Kisan Morcha — had given a call for six-hour Rail Roko from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday demanding the ouster of Union Minister of State (MoS) for Home Ajay Misra Teni over the Lakhimpur Kheri violence which claimed the lives of nine people, including four farmers, on October 3. The minister’s son, Ashish Misra, is a prime accused in the case.

“We wanted to put pressure on the Modi government to take action against Ajay Misra, instead of defending him and his son,” a farmer leader had told IANS earlier.

In a bid to counter any untoward incident, the cops were seen patrolling on the platforms of the railway stations. “the situation was peaceful and no untoward incident was reported,” a police officer deployed at the Nizamuddin railway station said.

Reports coming from other railway stations in Delhi were similar. The Delhi Cantonment railway station also witnessed heavy presence of cops. “We deployed sufficient number of police personnel and the situation remained normal during the day,” a police officer said.

The farmers’ body on its part claimed that over 290 trains were affected by the agitation with over 40 trains getting cancelled. However, there was no official confirmation on that.

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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