03-16-2010, 11:09 AM
In the recent years, management education has assumed a very important position in the realm of higher education in India. It has carved a niche for itself amongst other professional courses like engineering, medical etc. The prime reason behind this is mainly the element of job certainty that came to be associated with anyone possessing this degree/diploma. This was primarily because with India liberalizing in 1991, there was an urgent need for skilled and professional manpower to man the private organizations. With the increasing demand from management graduates came also a large number of B-schools. In the North-East also several institutions came up offering either MBA or PGDBM with a very satisfactory placement record but are their role limited only to become a placement agency? Can the management institutes explore and innovate ways as to haw the products of these institutions with their specialized skills bring about some changes in the untapped potential of this region?
11-08-2011, 04:19 PM
Management is a practice oriented domain where the focus is on human capability and learning weaving the classroom experience to practice at work. In this regard, it has to be accepted that management education in North-East has not grown in an evolutionary manner. In fact it would not be wrong to say that despite being relatively successful in placing the students the institutes have certain lacuna which they have not been able to shed off.
This are mainly due to the following reasons(the reasons cited here are not personal opinion of the writer but are the opinions expressed by various professors of management institutes in Guwahati and the perception of the industry personnel): As cited earlier management is a process driven approach. For such an approach to be successful, converge between the industry and academics is required. This is lacking for the management students in North-East. Although most of the management institutes organize industrial tours for the students they do not find adequate resource personnel to guide them and show some coherence between what they learn in classrooms and what they acquire in these visits.
(Student-FOSTIIMA Business School)
11-07-2012, 11:34 AM
The Northeast region of India has a distinct geophysical structure and concomitant socio-economic development. I have travelled a bit in the NE and I think that there is a lot that business can gain from and do for the NE area. I hope that positive views spread and make people act for the betterment of all concerned.