Skill Based Education System in India: A sketch from the mind a Student 

This article is an inspiration from my student of B.Com. He expressed thoughts which have propelled me to shoot them as a blog. It is always said that a pen is mightier than the sword. Education plays a vital role in the life of any student. Through education, we can break the shackles of tradition, remove discrimination, injustice, poverty and bring real change in the world. The present education system in India suffers from various flaws which make it a burden for the students.

There are various ways in which the present education system in India can be improved. Focussing on skill based learning is one way in which we can improve the system from the grass root level. Schools should be allowed to provide skill based training. It can be done best by recognizing the areas of interest of any student. If someone is interested in repairing mobiles, there should be provision for mobile engineering course. Training should be available for those interested in  creative works like handicrafts. Skill based training will ensure one thing – Self-employment! Secondly, Focus on Rural EducationMahatma Gandhi once said, “The future of India lies in its villages. If the villages perish, India will perish too.” This alone explains the significance of focus on rural education. Emphasis should be made on schemes and schools for good education of rural children. Also, it should be ensured that good and experienced teachers are there to impart education to children. Focusing on English language, written and spoken English are both crucial in order to make the rural children confident  to express their feelings and opinions clearly to anyone. Next, what we can do is to provide Free Basic Computer Skills Classes to all the students from the age group of 6-12.  In this era of Information Communication & Technology (ICT), education has expanded to new horizons of computers, internet, creativity and innovation. Be it accounts, engineering, teaching or just the simple back office jobs, computers are everywhere and so, students should have the basic knowledge of them. Apart from students, Teachers Training also plays a vital role so that they are able to teach the students properly and inculcate good values and manners in them. Our country has already got many training programs for teachers. There should be uniformity in the design of curriculum all over the nation. Moreover, teachers should be trained in such a way that they know their rights as well as duties. Providing Subsidies and Grants to the deserving students for Professional Courses  boosts the morale of the student to give their best shot. We are lucky to have  scholarships existing in various schemes for the underprivileged as well as for the meritorious students such as KVPY, JSTSE, NTSE etc. We can further improve in this area by providing subsidies and grants in various professional courses and hence aspiring students should not be affected due to leave their studies due to personal financial limitations. Also, parents should also be educated. There are workshops and training sessions for parents to know their child which are of equal importance. Necessary steps should be taken to augment and improve the communication between teachers, students and parents. Parents should be well aware about their children’s performance, strengths and weaknesses. They should be able to make strong slowly and gradually their children’s weaknesses. A very important factor which needs vital attention is the Health education. As it is said, “Health is Wealth”, it is important to include various healthy regimes like Yoga in the education system to make children health conscious and aware. Smart Classes introduction is also very important in the present education system. Though many of the Indian schools and institutes are already following this concept yet we should take a step that all educational institutes are connected with the concept of smart classes. With the help of the new internet, audio-video devices, smart boards ICT, multimedia concepts, we can modernize our teaching and learning pedagogy. The concept of E-Library to be introduced in our education system as it will help everyone free downloads and access from anywhere with no piracy, redundancy and security. In this modern era of smart phones and tablets, e-libraries will be a great idea. Moreover, the e-libraries can be updated quickly with new material and books. Lastly, Sports should be made compulsory. Sports should be made compulsory in our education system. As it is said “All work and no play makes Jack, a dull boy”, sports is very important for the overall growth and development of a student. This will not only help students to embrace a bright career, but will also help our country in the long run! Movies like Dangal, Sultan, Mary Kom are a huge motivation for parents and the education drivers to motivate, generate and uplift our youth who due to lack of employment opportunities and incentives cannot further pursue their career in sports.

To conclude with I would say that the education system of ancient India has always marked its impression all over the world. The Nalanda University which has again started teaching students from all over the world. So why not achieve another milestone in educationby making some more improvements? With little effort, great planning, hard-work and a positive attitude, we can definitely take oureducation system to new heights!

Ms. Barkha

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Invest in memories and get happiness in return

Had money been infinite …choice would have never existed!! …yes the reality of our lives..limited resources but unlimited desires…..limited money but unlimited wants….so what are
we supposed to do? Or what are we supposed to choose…? Buy a new phone or go for a weekend getaway? A dress or a spa ?….aint all us face these in our lives….Yes, it’s high time that we realize and unearth where is our real happiness.We are living in the age of
consumerism where innumerable innovative products and services are thrown to us every minute. The social media is so influential that they make you feel that happiness is buying a spacious house, an expensive car ,trendiest clothes and posting all of these on the social media and that too using most latest gadgets.These products do add value to your life.They make you joyous,give u a feeling of accomplishment but for how long? The effect is temporary and short
lived.These materialistic goods only gives us a short run happiness which fades away with time. On the other hand, imagine yourself investing the same money on a trip to ladakh with friends or family ,the thrill,the experience,the moments,the laughter with your loved ones will outweigh anything in this world.the reason is very simple but deep to understand …we are creating memories….memories that will lasts forever with us and the charm of these memories
will never fade in fact will always enhance whenever we will remember it.We return from vacation not only with our baggages with clothes but with such beautiful and lovely memories. It’s important to feel good rather than look good.It’s not only travel which gives us long term happiness in fact anything which create a life long memory and experience for you….it could be a painting class, spending time in your garden…chatting and laughing with
your elders….a yoga session, doing any sort of adventure activities whicgives a rush to your adrenaline and makes you a more confident person….trying to explore the unexplored yourself…In the hustle bustle of our busy routines ,pop up of emails and beep of mobiles phones every second …its the time, to do what you love and can cherish for lifetime.Everything has a relevance in life be it a materialistic product or a vacation but if one ignores the real happiness in pursuit of the so called rat race,the social stigma,then its the time to rethink the real meaning of life..One has to strike a balance in life. The journey and the world on which we have been
sent to achieve something with happiness.Let’s explore that world.At the end of the day we all earn,work hard and strive to be happy from within but we forget to find the reasons which will
make us happy.One has to invest in memories to get happiness as return.

Ms. Shweta Khandelwal

Assistant Professor

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Importance of HR

No successful company can survive without a god human resource department.               For the successful working of the organization it is imperative that the human resource of the organization is cherished.   The human resource department has the potential to manage the most important and valuable resources of an organization. Without the proper functioning of the human resource department the company will cease to achieve the high levels of efficiency. It is helpful in increasing the knowledge of how the  human capital affects the success of the organization. It is leaders with expertise in HR strategic management tend to evaluate the workers aptly. The functions of the HR department do not merely rest in recruitment but rather it starts from recruitment till the person exits from the organization. The major area or function that the HR involved is recruitment which is the primary function of HR. This includes plans and strategies for hiring the right kind of personnel. This involves the HR manager s acumen to also identify the right kind of person for the right job. It is always said hire strategically hire right.  It is a two way process that is to understand the requirements of the job properly and also to understand the candidate properly. The role of the HR is also responsible to keep the employees motivated in the organization. It encourages people working in an organization to work according to their potential and also provide them suggestions for improvement. Performance appraisal when taken on a regular basis motivates the employees. The HR manager is also responsible to oversee that the work culture prevails in the organization. If there are healthy relations between the members of the organization it will lead to job satisfaction. The HR manger also takes a central role in the resolving the disputes in the organization. As conflicts are inevitable and may arise between the employer and the employee it is the human resource department which has to manage it and see that it does not go out of hand. Now with organizations going global it is the HR which has the responsibility of maintaining the public relations. They are not only involved in recruiting but also in involved employee satisfaction and measuring the training needs of an employee. Thus in the current scenario the HR professionals have to face challenge of retaining employees and juggling of diversity because of the global diversity. Therefore, any organization without any proper HR department is bound to suffer from serious problems in the long run. For this reason only the companies are putting more efforts into creating a more holistic approach towards HR in the organization.

Ms. Aditi Joshi

Assistant Professor

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TALENT, AMBITION  AND SUCCESS

There is an interesting and motivating line in the movie Blow by the character George Chung  played by the famous actor Johnny Depp  – “My ambition far exceeds my talents”

 Every day we see multi talented people showing their performance in various talent shows broadcast on small screen.  The Oxford English dictionary defines Talent as “natural aptitude or skill”. So a  Talent is the aptitude that a  person naturally has and he does not have to work hard for it. It can also be described as an innate ability which comes with birth. People are often found  to be “born with a talent”.

However, having talent means nothing if you have no ambition behind it. There are a lot many of them that have an innate talent and are not actually successful. The majority of the people that have attained privileged status or rewards were the ones that had built up an ambition for achieving that position.

It is actually the ambition that leads to achieving success, superseding talent and resources. An ambitious attitude can get you success or victory and the satisfaction, irrespective of the circumstances that surround you. The ones that are fuelled by an ambition to work hard and are ready to make sacrifices can turn their dreams into reality. They have the passion & the determination for their goal so they find no reason to quit unless they reach their destination.

And it is not only in professional endeavors that we should have an ambition, it is as much required in our personal life as well. Ambition gives us a purpose in life and motivates us to struggle for what we believe in.

Perseverance and persistence are the two pillars that lead to the attainment of ambitions in life and then we are called successful. There are no short cuts to success. A right attitude coupled with strong will power put it all on the line, because then nothing can stop you from achieving the goal.

Logically speaking, you need to set your goals based on your talent and achieve them, only then you will be called successful. Your talent and your ambition need to be in harmony with each other. Success is there in life only when you live for it and not simply dream of it, one that is thrust by action not by desire alone, a life where fears are faced, limits are pushed, and relationships are also cultivated.

To sum up in one line , a famous proverb can speak all Build a boat and cross the Pacific in it”

Ms. Rachna Kathuria

Assistant Professor 

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Peer Pressure

“Don’t give me that crap! Are we all really taking that quant quiz? We are going and grabbing some snack instead. Come let’s chill!” says the most happening kid in the class. Do you finally decide and take the quants quiz and do what you know is right? Or do you decide to go with your friends?

When we start growing older, we are faced with small and big decisions like these. Some decisions aren’t very crucial – like should you play cricket or basketball? Rest of the decisions, are important in the long run which may seem too petty at the very moment – for example, should you take or bunk the lecture? Try cigarettes? Lie to your parents to watch a movie? These choices involve deep moral questions.

Making choices in life is already hard but when others try to exert pressure and affect your decisions, it becomes all the more difficult to arrive at a concrete conclusion. Peers impact our lives greatly. We fail to notice and hence realize how our decisions & choices are being controlled and sometimes, forced. Peer pressure isn’t always bad, it might be good at times – for example, some friend in the math class might teach you an easy technique to arrive at the result. Sadly, in most cases peer pressure is bad because children (especially teenagers) tend to get attracted to things which they are told aren’t good for them. Also, some children go with the herd for recognition among peers, to fit in, or because they might feel that they’ll be laughed upon if they do not join. The notion that “because everyone does it, doing so is fine” impacts some kinds in a way such that they give up their better judgment (common sense) and do the wrong.

How can we motivate ourselves to walk away from pressure exerted by our peers? Although, it is extremely difficult to be the only one who goes against the herd. But it is possible and can be done with strong value system and belief in one’s own wisdom. Another thing that a child can do to resist the temptation of going with the herd is that one should befriend with people with similar beliefs and value systems. Even after all these efforts, if you find yourself facing pressure from your peers, talking to someone you trust will be of great help.

Ms. Rupali Vashisht

Assistant Professor

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Blunders that can blow your resume

Do you usually wonder whether your resume had been read by your prospective employer? Does the phobia of your application being lost amidst competitive candidates a common worry to you? If you answered ‘yes’ to either of the two or both of these questions, you have reached to the right site to gain answers.

We all have dream jobs and a good, well-structured resume is the first weapon in the hands of the applicant that can make him or her win battle for the best job in the market. It is commonly told that if you don’t tell well, you can’t sell good. It is firmly believed in the professional world that one rarely gets a second chance to make first impression. Resume is the first communication that happens between a candidate and an employer even without seeing each other. The decision of whether or not to meet in person is processed only after screening resume prior to scrutinizing digital footprints of the applicant. It is worth your time to spend and build your resume. Following are a set of few tips that I would like to share:

  1. Label ‘Resume or CV’

More often than not it had been observed that the candidates write out resume or CV as a main heading to the document. How many a times, have we observed a toothbrush or a biscuit being labeled as a ‘product’? This is a cliché and must be stringently avoided.

  1. Focus on ‘me’

Just imagine someone talking to you even for a single minute about their past, present and future, how long would you be interested to listen to such a person? Same goes for your prospective boss or employer: if you won’t talk through your resume about how can you help the organization you wish to apply for, how do you even imagine your selection?

  1. Faking

It is a common error to bloat about achievements and listing up skills that one does not really possess and remember, interview is a situation where all that had been printed on the page is screened, scrutinized, quizzed and verified. To filter out milk from water is very facile for any interviewer, so do it at your own risk.

  1. Cliché Career Objective

‘To be a fruitful asset to the organization where I can enrich my learning and growth’ is a hackneyed phrase under the category of career objective. The job that is being looked forward to by the prospective employee promises and beholds along with career aspirations, his or her financial wellbeing too. Thus, it is quintessential to carefully and candidly draft it.

  1. Listing roles not results

Many a times, while talking the might of the previous jobs, candidates tend to focus more on their previous job roles, duties and tasks assigned than the results achieved. The prospective employer is interested in calculating objectively the contribution of the candidate for the job and thus working upon the framework of salary.

  1. Listing accomplishments without date

Accomplishments such as winning sports or dancing competitions during schooldays stand good stead to communicate an overall groomed personality. But blowing your own trumpet, should be done cautiously.

By Ms. Jyoti

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THE SUSTAINABLE STUDENT

The earth may not be the main thing most of the youth invest energy pondering. But the fact is that, wherever there are individuals, neighborhood biological systems are influenced. Furthermore, this is no less the case at schools and colleges.

 

Indeed, the probability is high that college grounds wind up delivering much more waste than different sorts of environment, basically on account of the high number of students they are taking into account. All things considered, in a few regions number of the students may take leap in many thousands when college term starts!

 

In this way, how might you consolidate the idea of green-mindedness into your every day student life, and help to make a more sustainable campus? Here are 8 approaches to begin:

 

  1. Quit the concept of “Use and Throw”

One of the greatest wellsprings of waste are the ‘use and throw’ items, for example, plastic forks, blades, spoons, glasses, water bottles, and everything else which gets utilized once and after that hurled in the junk. Typically things made of paper are biodegradable, yet most disposables made out of plastic aren’t. So, it can remain in landfills for many years, before being converted into compost.

It can be enticing to spare yourself the task of washing dishes. However, by adhering to changeless reusable plates, cutlery and containers, you’ll be living substantially more economically – and furthermore spare cash in the long run.

 

Likewise, you can, get yourself a pleasant reusable water bottle, rather than purchasing water each time you go out. A few colleges have even restricted the offer of filtered water on grounds, to urge everybody to add to a more sustainable college.

 

  1. Purchase second-hand, purchase from neighborhood, and re-offer

 

Albeit most student residences come with basic amenities, you might need to include a couple of additional things like a floor covering, pictures or even a cozy chair to feel more like home. There are three primary focuses to make sure to do this in a green way.

 

To begin with, purchase second-hand things. This implies giving new life to something that still has a considerable measure of years left in it. Second, purchase locally if feasible, rather than requesting from encourage away. This helps in the growth of indigenous economy and also leaves lesser carbon footprint. Third, when you move out, exchange what you don’t require, or give it to philanthropy. A few colleges really compose accumulations of unneeded things toward the finish of every year, which would then be able to be passed on to new admissions.

 

  1. Adopt a moderate way of life

 

The best way to a sustainable green living is to grasp a moderate way of life. This is implies just purchasing something new when you really require it. Truly need another outfit for a gathering? What about swapping closets with a companion for the party?  Wish to have outside food? Give a trial to your own culinary skills, rather than picking up junk food every time.

 

Getting used to a moderate way of life while at college can be really outstanding for the forthcoming years.

 

  1. Try not to get influenced or involved by the offers

 

One of the advantages of being a bachelor is that you frequently get loads of offers for a wide range of free stuff. It’s hard to turn down the offer when it’s free – however make an effort not to take things only for it. Acknowledge what you truly need and will utilize, yet abstain from filling your place with things you know you’ll just wind up tossing out.

 

  1. Go e-way

 

Quite a long time ago there were no other options to note pads, course readings and organizers brimming with materials from teachers. While there are still a lot of these things drifting around college grounds, there’s unquestionably a switch towards doing things all the more carefully, and the gadgets we bear with us day by day help this incredibly.

 

At whatever point conceivable, exploit innovation to diminish paper use. Make notes on your PC, and just take the printouts when actually needed. Simply make sure to keep a back up of everything consistently! To have a significantly greater effect on making a feasible colleges, you can likewise urge fellows and friends to go the e-way.

 

  1. Start Using Bicycles

 

Driving an auto causes pollution: whereas riding a bicycle is a standout amongst the most feasible vehicles for the nearby transportation. It also helps in keeping you fit and healthy!

 

  1. Hold off on the warming/air conditioners

 

Huge numbers of us reach to turn on the heaters and Acs very rapidly – however before you do, attempt different choices first. If its not very cold, then put on some additional layers of woolens. Getting warm? Open a few windows. Obviously there are times when you have to utilize the warming or aerating and cooling frameworks, however endeavor to keep it to a base.

 

  1. Reuse/Recycle

 

At long last, maybe the most effortless approach to make a more reasonable college, is to reuse as much as you can. Regardless of whether it’s paper, plastic, gadgets or apparel, numerous colleges have reusing offices, so discover where these are found. Urge your companions to do it the same way, and in case your college doesn’t have a reusing program, then take a lead and work towards getting one created? It’ll have a major effect, and look extraordinary on your list of qualifications!

By Dr. Komal Khattar

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Bitcoin Trading Mechanism and Performance Evaluation

Bitcoin is one of the most popular digital currency tools acting as a key player in the cryptocurrency marketplace. Bitcoin instruments work on the principle of lower transaction costs as compared to other traditional online payment mechanisms and are operated by a decentralized authority. Unlike government-operated currencies, Bitcoin can be transacted for conventional currencies; in fact, its exchange rate against the dollar fascinates potential investors and traders driven by currency plays. Currently the market cap for all Bitcoin (abbreviated BTC or, less frequently, XBT) in circulation exceeds $7 billion. Speedy transaction and easy remittances have stabilized the Bitcoin trading network across many top –notch countries across the globe including Russia, China, Japan, United States, Sweden, South Korea, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Australia and India. The key benefit of Bitcoin system, equated to the digital currency methodologies established before Bitcoin, is that it permits transaction between any two parties without the mediation of an authority like central bank. A public ledger of transactions is maintained in the peer-to-peer network of Bitcoin users. The dealings such as the number of Bitcoins received and sent by a specific user (Bitcoin address) are maintained in that ledger. The Bitcoin cryptocurrency documents its transactions in a community log known as the blockchain. Its security depends analytically on the scattered protocol that maintains the blockchain operated by Miners. The Bitcoin functions in the mode as the ATM that comprises of a string of numbers or letters attached in a certain fashion. A pin is often presented to the user of the Bitcoin account for undertaking any type of monetary transaction with any individual across the globe.The prices of Bitcoins have gone through various schedules of appreciation and depreciation termed as bubbles and busts. In 2011, the value of one Bitcoin swiftly rose from about US$0.30 to US$32 before coming back to US$2. During the 2012–13 crypto – financial crisis, the Bitcoin price activated and recorded a high of US$266 on 10 April 2013, before hitting to around US$50.  Bitcoin is 7 and 8 times more volatile than Gold and S&P 500 respectively. Its volatility is 18 times more than the US dollar.  After a prickle in its value in 2013 and consequently stability of its price, the value of Bitcoin has started steadying of late. Between December 2016 and December 2017, the price of Bitcoin has risen almost 1600 percent.

However, recurrent disagreements and emergence of whims like ‘Gold for Bitcoin’ have raised significant legal and policy issues with respect to handling cybernetic currencies. The Reserve Bank of India and the European Banking Authority has also alerted the users against the dangers of virtual currency but has not recommended any regulations. It can be concluded that Bitcoin has become prominent inspite of its volatile nature as there are solid strikes in its assessment in a short time of period across the globe and even in India. Therefore, purchasing Bitcoin with the equivalent amount of risk taken as capitalizing in securities market prove to be a substitute in terms of earning revenues.

Dr. Niti Saxena

Associate Professor

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Higher Education needs revamp for upcoming generation

Today’s education system, which is prevailingfrom past many decades needs change ,keeping in mind the times we are existing in .Higher education has not been designed to deliver the skills required for the disruptions ahead.

Education is the most important tool for social and economic welfare. A well educated population adequately equipped with knowledge and skill is essential to economic growth. Since education is the key to many challenges ,which today’s youth can face,thus our priority should be to design  education system in such a way so that upcoming generation can ride this wave of change confidently.

More emphasis should be put on skill development programs.Education materials of the 21st century should include interactive teaching ,concept visualization and learning models.Involvement of new technology can play pivotal role in bringing positive change in current education system .In this era of machine meritocracy, system of learning must be changed to match the future dominated by visual reality, artificialintelligence and block chain. Even though these days many students are doing self education by using web –based applications like TED, Wikipedia ,YouTube and many more such applications , but unless until technology is brought into mainstream education structure, masses  will  not be benefited. The main  challenge in front of  the Indian higher education system is to bring equality in quality of education across the length and breadth of the country so that  students in rural, semi urban and urban areas are  able to participate in the new economic change. Along with the improvement and advancement of the education system , the government should be considerate about the economically weaker section of  our society.

Holistic approach towards educating  young minds is very much  required in this era of globalization , capability of student should not be only measured by  marking system , instead  should also be judged by their performances in  project work ,classroom participation, communication, leadership skills and extracurricular activities, only then a genuine student will shine out.On the contrary   now a days , students are  burdened by vast syllabus,which  creates lot of stress , and leaves student  with no time for other activities of their interest.

One more important aspect which can immensely contribute in building strong education system is recruitment of good  teachers and there after  training them time to time on various aspects of education  like  use of  latest technologies in  teaching methodology  and  handling of  behavioral issues related to youth.

Last but not the least ,the fact which needs to be highlighted is  that the  education system has been  commercialized to a  great extent which in turn  is effecting fundamentals of  imparting knowledge to right person . With a result we are compromising on various  parameters of quality education. There is a need for government  intervention for correcting systematic anomalies. If education system’s commercialization continues to increase ,  things will not only be exploited but also manipulated to a great extent for making profits in higher education  . Commercialized education system also affects the students psychological state as well as general behavior.

The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence “- by Rabindranath Tagore.…

Ms. Reeta Nagari

Assistant Professor

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THE BEAUTY OF FOCUSED APPROACH IN THE MIDST OF PLETHORA OF INFORMATION

Number five, Ace Archer ,DeepikaKumari, a girl from Ranchi , a daughter of  a rickshaw driver,  believes in working hard andfocused approach  to achieve Olympic Gold in 2020.Dorie Clark , marketing wunderkind believes  one should adopt step by step method for figuring out what strengths define self and how  one can communicate  his/her unique values. Jack welch , the former CEO of General Electric believes , one should never lose sight of who  he/she is  as one  climb  his/ her way to the top.  The realness will make an individual accessible and will connect   and inspire him/her. Udaykotak , Executive chairman , Kotak Mahindra Bank believes , One must havea focused approach to ensure that the money you give out comes back .  The legendary cricketer, SachinTendulkar  promotes that in his 24 years of cricket career he could perform only because of his focused approached towards each and every ball he used to face rather than being  pressurized by huge  expectations of people.

There are many more examples that help us to understand that education with focused approach will generate higher returns on investment in quality education in India. Today quality education is defined as an inclusive education comprising of holistic growth of an individual, but it is highly skewed to Intelligence quotient and negatively skewed to emotional quotient.  Jack Ma , the founder of Ali Baba , the leading e-commerce firm in international market , quoted in Economic Forum , 2017 , that Ali Baba has 49 percent of female employees and they have the highest level of “Love quotient” . Female employees in Ali Baba are not considered as female employees but just as employees. The higher love quotient in female employees not only helps his company to reduce customer attrition rate in a highly demanding e-commerce industry but also it helps to enhance customer relationship management and retain higher contentment of customers.

It can be concluded that management education in world, is a culmination of marketing, operation research, economics, finance, human resource management and data analytics. But the big question for today’s generation regarding effective education yardstick  is with reference to  the quantum of knowledge gained by reading books, performance measured through marks scored,  efficiency measured  through placement package but not  value addition and return on investment on life. Modern education has made youngsters more confused but less focus. With too much data accessibility, information reliability and easy monies, millennials (people born between 1980 -1990)   are in  great confusion. It is highly challenging for them to decide the opportunity cost between success and happiness .An outcome of this is lower level of happiness and higher level of stress amongst Indian youth. It is very much evident from United Nations World Happiness Report 2018, India has been ranked 133 in Happiness Index 2018(i;e eleven point lower than 2017 World Happiness Report). It is worth to note that India has 600 million young people with 74 percent of literacy (as per 2011 census) in India. But in happiness we are behind Pakistan and Afghanistan. In other words, in 21st century of digital era, the educated workforce of India is highly stresseddue to overconsumption of data, money, information, electricity, water, oil and material comforts but far away from nature, quality time,and compassion and gender sensitivity.

We the stakeholders of education need to change the perception towards management education as a holistic approach to quality humanlife, society, nature, corporate culture, nation and world. The focused decision approach can only transform Indian managers from higher level of stress, corruption, and aggression tocalm,rationale, compassionate and happy workforce.

Dr. NeelamTandon

Professor : Economics and Finance

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