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IIMs, students take to dual degrees

International exposure and the opportunity to learn things not usually taught in a single institute make double degrees valuable.

A management degree is no more complete with the stamp of just one good Indian or international college on it. With recruiters preferring students with diverse education profile, quite a few institutes are offering dual-degree or double-degree programmes in collaboration with foreign institutes. The programmes allow the student to complete the first year in India and the second year at a foreign institute.

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IIM-A topper turns vegetable vendor

A topper from one of India’s finest B-school has turned into a vegetable vendor, but of course there is more here than that meets the eye.

After being at the top of his management class at IIM – Ahmedabad, Kaushlendra should have been sitting in an air conditioned cabin pulling a hefty salary at a multi-national company. Instead, he stands in the sweltering heat of Patna – selling vegetables.

IIM-A topper selling vegetablesKaushlendra reacts to his profession says, “Every one seems to be migrating from here, I wanted to do something for my people.”
It may seem like a unconventional career move but an innovative one that helps bring the business back from the fresh produce retail giants — back to the single vendor, something that even the consumer appreciates.

a localite appreciating the work of Kaushalendra says, “The stuff is fresh and service is good and prices are reasonable.”

Armed with his air-conditioned pushcart with fresh veggies and digital weigh machine, the 27-year-old might make more of a difference than one would have though as 250 farmers have already tied up with him goes to show it takes only one to turns things around.

IIM-C rejigs PGPM curriculum

IIM Calcutta has restructured its PGPM (post-graduate programme in management) curriculum. In accordance with the decision of the academic council of IIM Calcutta, the erstwhile academic groups comprising environment, sociology and regional development have been merged into one entity called Public Policy and Management (PPM), a multi-disciplinary group of researchers and teachers.

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IIM-L selection criteria

The new admission policy adopted by the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIM-L), has resulted in high “admission acceptance rate”. In 2007, the last admitted candidate was ranked 85th on the waiting list, but this year the rank has dropped to just 25. The fact assumes importance because IIM-L has increased the number of seats from 270 to 330 this year but, despite that, it has managed to fill seats quite easily compared to last year.

The final selections, as per the admission policy 2008, have been done after taking into account the performance of the candidates right from class X till graduation, Combined Admission Test (CAT) results, group discussion and personal interview(GDPI) and work experience. “The comprehensive evaluation also provided us better candidates to select from,” Prof SKB Nair, chairman admissions, told TOI.

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