Two booked for discussing conversion turn out to be minors

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Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 29 | Two boys, who were booked under a non-bailable section of the Indian Penal Code for “promoting enmity between classes” after they were seen discussing “conversion to Islam” in a viral video, have turned out to be minor.

Both the boys belong to the Hindu community.

Their families said that they were shocked at the FIR against the boys, who are students of Class 12 and were only engaging in a “friendly debate”.

The FIR was registered against the boys under section 505 (statements creating or promoting enmity, hatred or ill will between classes) of the IPC, a non-bailable section, at the Sasni gate police station on Monday. The case was filed after the video went viral and a local BJP member approached the police.

In his complaint, BJP leader Ram Gopal said, “I have seen a video in which one boy is threatening Hindus and asking them to convert to Islam. The video has created anger among people and the content can create religious enmity.”

In the video, a masked boy on his bicycle is pretending to be Muslim and another a Hindu. Police probe later found that the boys in the video were minors.

Circle officer Raghvendra Kumar said, “They belong to the same community. They were not arrested as they were minors and legal proceedings are on in the matter.

One of the boy’s uncles said, “The boys were returning from their coaching classes and were discussing things in a lighter vein. They did not mean any harm.”

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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