SC ruling on MBA-AICTE issue raises concerns

The Supreme Court’s decision to free the MBA/MCA courses from the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) seems to have raised serious issues regarding the status of Post Graduate Diploma Programs in Management (PGDM) across the country. While the PGDM institutes` heads insist that the judgment does not specifically mention PGDM courses, they are […]

Social Media in the Workplace

Last Friday I gave a presentation to users of the City Business Library at the Guildhall in London. The topic was the use of social media in the workplace and the issues it raises for employers. You can view the presentation by clicking here. There was a useful discussion afterwards and most people had stories […]

Misuse of Social Media Won’t Always be Grounds for Summary Dismissal

Halfords apparently has a social media usage policy which prohibits employees making any comments on social media platforms that were not in the best interests of the company or that encouraged dissent. That seems rather oppressive, if correctly stated but that’s another issue. Mr Stephens was a deputy store manager with Halfords, the high street […]

Only 21% MBAs are employable in India: Study

  New Delhi:   The employability of management graduates in India has declined in the past five years, as only 21 percent of MBAs surveyed are ’employable’, a study has said. According to the MBAUniverse.Com–MeriTrac employability study 2012, which covered 2,264 MBAs from 29 cities and 100 B-Schools, beyond the Top 25, only 21 percent […]

Movie Review: Double Dhamaal

Directed by: Indra Kumar Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Riteish Deshmukh, Jaaved Jafri, Ashish Chowdhury, Mallika Sherawat, Kangana Ranaut, Satish Kaushik   Double Dhamaal (DD) opens with four goofy, broke, overconfident, foolish and unemployed crooks desperate to make it large. You know exactly what to expect three minutes into the film when Adi (Arshad Warsi), Manav […]

Top 50 Engineering Colleges 2011 in India

Ranking the top colleges is a very difficult task. While it is relatively easy to create clusters of colleges, it is differentiating within clusters that became the most difficult exercise. So for the first time in the country we have used balanced scorecard methodology to arrive at the ranking of the top 50 colleges. Ranking […]

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