Women’s National Boxing Championships to be held in Hisar from October 21

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New Delhi, Sep 29 | The fifth edition of the Elite Women’s National Championships will be held in Hisar between October 21-27, the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) announced on Wednesday.

This event will also mark the return of Elite Women’s National Championships after a gap of more than one year due to Covid-19 pandemic. It will also provide a great opportunity for the domestic pugilists to showcase their game as the performances will be considered when the selection committee will meet to finalize the squad for the upcoming AIBA World Championships which is scheduled later this year.

The tournament will be played as per the AIBA’s revised 12 weight divisions-48kg, 50kg, 52kg, 54kg, 57kg, 60kg, 63kg, 66kg, 70kg, 75kg, 81kg and +81kg-with last date of registrations being October 8 by number and October 13 by name.

“We’ve resumed the domestic circuit slowly but steadily. Complete safety precautions have been taken for our boxers and support staff as well as for the others involved in organising the tournaments in these unprecedented times. We have successfully conducted five national championships in the last three months, including the junior and youth events.

“We are glad that despite the constraints we have seen so many fresh talents participating and getting the opportunity to pursue the sport at the highest level. We are confident that St. Joseph School and Haryana Boxing Sangh along with the federation will put up a memorable championship and, on behalf of BFI, I wish all the players best luck as we await yet another exciting edition of this prestigious championships,” BFI president Ajay Singh said in a statement.

The draw will take place in the evening of October 20. All the boxers, team officials, coaches and technical officials taking part in the championships need to provide a negative RT-PCR report, with a barcode, of the test conducted within 72 hours before their arrival at the venue.

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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