Format: March, 2018

Rituparna Chakraborty

2 Sep, 2016

Vocational courses: Maharashtra sees 7.5% rise in demand in 2016, says report

An article in Indian Express, talks about signaling value report by TeamLease; along with inputs from Rituparna Chakraborty. The report further says that skills education accounts for 4 percent of the overall education industry market size in terms of revenue. VOCATIONAL COURSES saw a 7.5 percent rise in demand across...

1 min, 45 sec's

Vikrant Pande

2 Sep, 2016

A skill is worth more than a degree on paper

The value of something is shown by demand: 23 lakh candidates (including 2.22 lakh engineers and 255 PhD holders) applied for the 368 vacant peon posts in Uttar Pradesh recently. Some of this excess demand represents the above-market wages and job security of government jobs but most of it is just the unemployability...

2 min's, 55 sec's

Rituparna Chakraborty & Kunal Sen

31 Aug, 2016

Fake agents leave job seekers in port project all at sea

An article in Hindu Business Line talks about how fake recruitment agents are on the prowl in Kanyakumari district; along with inputs from Kunal Sen and Rituparna Chakraborty. The international container transhipment port in Enayam is far from ready, but a fake job racket is already thriving. Enayam port officials...

1 min, 53 sec's

Sonal Arora

30 Aug, 2016

Women in the Red

An article in Financial Chronicle talks about 'despite the tall claims corporate India has been making in terms of ensuring gender diversity at the workplace and being gender neutral in terms of opportunities, the depressingly simple fact is that women are paid less than men'; along with inputs from Sonal Arora....

13 min's, 21 sec's

Sonal Arora

30 Aug, 2016

Talent deficit can derail Make in India programme

An article in Financial Chronicle talks about Indian industry facing a chronic shortage of talent in the manufacturing sector, derailing the Make In India programme; along with inputs from Sonal Arora. Despite the government’s ambitious target to make manufacturing account for 25 per cent of the GDP by 2022 from...

4 min's, 33 sec's

Rituparna Chakraborty

29 Aug, 2016

Despite pink slips, job prospects not all that bad: Experts

An article in Business Standard highlights HR experts views on the recent layoffs in startups and IT companies; along with inputs from Rituparna Chakraborty. Reports of layoffs in Start-ups and IT sector notwithstanding, HR experts believe these pink slips are due to a mix of non-performance and margin pressure and...

2 min's, 20 sec's

Rituparna Chakraborty

29 Aug, 2016

Drop in demand for engineering courses, 44% seats lie vacant

An article in Indian Express talks about how poor quality of education and dearth of jobs in the market has led to a drop in demand for engineering courses in Maharashtra; along with inputs from Rituparna Chakraborty. Most seats in the electrical and allied streams — around 70 per cent of the total seats — are lying...

3 min's, 17 sec's

Rituparna Chakraborty

29 Aug, 2016

Have a failed startup? Let it shine on your CV

An article in Hindustan Times talks about how candidates are mentioning their failed startup ventures on their resumes; along with inputs from Rituparna Chakraborty. Four years ago, Suyog Agrawal quit his job as a research analyst to launch his own food startup, Zodiac Foods. However, reaching break-even seemed a...

3 min's, 15 sec's

Manish Sabharwal

29 Aug, 2016

Day of the specialist

Public policy requirements of the 21st century demand a bureaucracy less generalist In 1921, a Harvard medical school professor, Lawrence Henderson, wrote that medicine had crossed a “great divide” because “for the first time in human history a random patient with a random disease consulting a doctor at random stands...

4 min's, 16 sec's

Kunal Sen

26 Aug, 2016

Spurious MBA education - a useless, fancy, label

In background checks carried out during 2014 23% of all potential employees that were screened in India showed up a lie or a discrepancy, with more than half of this related to education. This statistic grows at 26% per annum and a lot of it originates in fake degrees and certifications obtained from dubious...

3 min's, 52 sec's