Olympian boxer Vikas Krishan recovering after shoulder surgery


New Delhi, Aug 10 | Asian Games gold medallist boxer Vikas Krishan, who lost his Round-of-32 welterweight bout at the Tokyo Olympic Games to a Japanese boxer, has undergone surgery to fix his dislocated shoulder.

The 29-year-old Krishan had been nursing an injury since the preparatory camp in Italy, which got aggravated during his bout at the Tokyo Olympics on July 24.

Neeraj Goyat, a profession boxer who made it to the WBC World Rankings, tweeted on Monday, “@officialvkyadav’s unfortunate injury that happened while he was training in Italy only got worse during his bout in the #Olympics. Big thank you to Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala for successfully completing Vikas’s shoulder surgery in Mumbai. Please pray for his speedy recovery.”

Krishan, one of India’s most celebrated boxers, who has also won bronze at the 2014 Incheon and 2018 Jakarta Asian Games besides gold at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, had taken painkillers before the first-round match against Okazawa but the injury was so severe that he could use only one hand to punch.

Krishan finally lost the bout by unanimous decision.

His MRI on return from Tokyo revealed a tear in the muscle and a ligament, along with the dislocated shoulder. Krishan had turned pro in 2018 but returned to compete in Tokyo — his third Olympics.

In an earlier tweet soon after Krishan’s bout, Goyat had posted MRI scans of the boxer’s shoulder with the diagnosis, saying “@officialvkyadav you fought today despite your shoulder injury and the agonizing pain that you’ve been under. It needs strength of character to fight a battle such as this one with one working arm and what matters is that you tried your best. You’re an inspiration & a true Flag of India.”

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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  • 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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