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ONCE DONE ON AN OCCASIONAL BASIS,CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY HAS NOW BECOME AN INTEGRAL PART OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS.
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has moved from just philanthropy and is an integral part of business where companies take the onus of the society they thrive on. In a developing country like India, corporates have larger avenues to contribute to the society. Corporate giant Tata Sons has set-up a cancer hospital at Kolkata, a non-profit initiative, which aims to serve cancer patients from India and Bangladesh. When Andhra Pradesh was hit by floods, the Mahindra Satyam foundation took up a long term rehabilitation programme and built 56 permanent houses for displaced families at the Mahabubnagar district of Andhra Pradesh. If you want to make a difference to the society, a career in CSR is worth considering.
WHEN WE GOT IN TOUCH WITH ANUP B PRAKASH, HE WAS IN NAGALAND CONDUCTING A SURVEY ON MAMMALS AND REPTILES AS PART OF HIS COURSE — MSC IN WILDLIFE BIOLOGY AND CONSERVATION. HE SHARES HIS REASONS BEHIND PURSUING THE COURSE
For me pursuing an MSc in Wildlife Biology and Conservation at the National Centre for Biological Sciences, part of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), was a big leap. I had pursued my engineering from RV College of Engineering and worked for a couple of years. Wildlife was always in the back of my mind. It’s a pleasure to see animals in their prime habitat. It has always been a passion with me. I used to visit national parks, look out for news related to them and was part of NGOs like People for Animals that work with animals. I used to get excited when I spotted bigger animals. Then I decided to do something concrete about it, and I came across this course. It did not ask for a background in biology, which was an advantage. Instead, the little statistics and maths I knew are helping me in my subjects now. Veterinary science would not have helped me, as opportunities to work with wild animals were not assured.
It took me some time to convince my parents. Since I am from a middle-class family, they would have preferred a regular job and a steady income. At the moment, I am loving what I am doing. I have been to the Periyar Tiger Sanctuary, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary. I want to go deeper and pursue a PhD. I do not want to specialise in one particular species but work on landscape and conservation. This course is a blend of both.
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A GOOD TEACHER OF BUSINESS
Effective business teachers move with ease between the world of cutting-edge academic research and that of pragmatic managerial issues. They are catalysts, opening students’ minds and expanding their decisionmaking skills. They don’t simply lecture; they spark conversations using cases and simulations, engaging students in critical reasoning and integrative thinking of business domain knowledge. Great teachers know when to leave these conversations unfinished, forcing students to find answers through introspection and self-discovery, which are powerful paths to learning.
RL RAINA Dean, Planning & Development Indian Institute of Management-Lucknow A good teacher of management and business education is one who knows what good content is and has conceptual knowledge of the subject. A good teacher must have a solid foundation of the concepts of the course, blended with rich theoretical and industrial insights. With that, good communication skills and competency over the subject is a must. It must also be remembered that knowledge of business and management is all application-based. And it is a mix of theory and application that’s a ‘must know’ for teachers of business.
SUNIL SHARMA Professor, Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi University Any business in products and services deals with a variety of functions in design and production, marketing, the human resources, finance and many others. Hence, a good teacher of business would aim to interlink and integrate a functional area with the other areas. Any good teacher would also focus on using certain processes used in a function to deal with concerns like corporate social responsibility, accounting standards or even environment management and reach on suitable modes to discharge such obligations by using socially acceptable and required methods in an integrated manner. S/he should be a good facilitator of discussion in the group and preferably have a sense of humour too. Simplicity in putting forward concepts could well be an art for teachers of business like those at global institutions, be it Kellogg or Harvard or our own IIMs or FMS.
PRADEEP KUMAR SUBUDHI B-Tech-NIT Hamirpur (HP) PGDM, XIMB (Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar) Class of 2012 A good B-school teacher should have a rich professional experience in the field in which s/he teaches and be involved in intensive academic research. A B-school faculty should preferably be an MBA from a premier B-school and have a passion for teaching and academic research. Business education is not complete without ethics. A good B-school teacher should be able to communicate to his/her students the thin line between corporate profits and ethics. Also, s/he should have soft skills like good communication skills, be technology-savvy and be friends with students. Finally, one should remember that it’s not about ‘what’ you teach, but ‘how’ you teach.
Losing Job due to Recession, Embracing change Although my company has not yet announced "loadshedding", the rumour is that it's inevitable. Like my colleagues in IT, I am in total panic. Perhaps I shouldn't have chosen finance at all. Should I look at marketing? Please advice. Kishori
Industry analyst firm Gartner has pegged the worldwide software testing market at $13 billion and the global market for outsourced testing services to be around $6.1 billion, of which India is expected to garner a 70% share. Software testing implies checking any IT system prior to implementation for multiple aspects like functionality, reliability, usability, security, compliance and performance. While software services are growing at an average of about 10-12% globally, testing is growing at over 50% every year.
AEROSPACE ENGINEERING ENCOMPASSES AERONAUTICS AND SPACE SCIENCE. IT IS ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING AND CONSISTENTLY DYNAMIC TECHNICAL FIELDS TODAY
“Washington, February 2, 2003: US space shuttle Columbia disintegrated shortly before landing on Saturday morning, killing the seven crew members on board, including Indian-American Kalpana Chawla,” – headlines that made it to newspapers all over the world breaking the hearts of millions. But, the tragedy failed to deter thousands of young Indians for whom Kalpana was already a role-model. Space, including the moon and the stars, fascinate many in their childhood, many dream of going to the moon someday, however most of these dreams get grounded as reality strikes. But, Kalpana knew how to turn dreams into reality. She took up aerospace engineering as her area of academic expertise.