Top CPI-M leader defends Kerala child body in ‘missing’ baby case

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Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 25 | A top Kerala CPI-M leader in the state capital on Thursday staunchly defended the general secretary of the Kerala State Council for Child Welfare (KSCCWC)- Shiju Khan and gave him a clean chit in the manner in which the 4-day-old baby of Anupama and Ajith was given in adoption to a Andhra couple, last year.

Speaking to the media here, Thiruvananthapuram district CPI-M secretary Anavoor Nagappan categorically said, Khan has done no wrong.

“Just because some people are on protest demanding the ouster of Khan, means nothing. Till date there has been no knowledge of any wrongdoing by him and hence there will be no action against him or any one. I am not aware of any report which is submitted to the government and I neither know the contents of it, if it has been submitted,” said Nagappan.

A family court on Wednesday evening handed over the one-year-old baby boy which was given in adoption by the state backed AKSCCW headed by general secretary Shiju Khan and Child Welfare Committee chairperson N. Sunanda, to Anupama and Ajith.

The Congress led Opposition led by V.D. Satheesan on Wednesday slammed Vijayan and other top leaders of the CPI-M and alleged that they had a role in the “missing baby” case and accused them of “child trafficking” and not adoption.

Reacting to Nagappan’s statement, Anupama said there is no doubt why Nagappan is staunchly supporting Khan and others.

“He is supporting them because, he too would have a role in all this. Moreover I don’t think Nagappan’s words are the last and final words of the CPI-M or the state government and now the government should reply,” said Anupama.

Meanwhile, Anupama and her team who ended her 14 days protest before the KSCCW office, soon after the court handed over the baby to her said their protest will now enter the next phase and the details of it will be announced soon, as they will not budge until action is taken against Khan and Sunanda.

The fight to get her child back swung in Anupama’s way as the DNA test result came positive on Tuesday, after the baby was brought here from Andhra Pradesh on Sunday night.

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.
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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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