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Managers should look beyond business and profit: Chairman, AICTE

XLRI holds interactive session with Prof. Anil D Sahasrabudhe

Jamshedpur, June 18 : Prof. Anil D Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has said that managers should look beyond business and profit. They should be imbibed with moral and ethical values. Hence ethics course should be a compulsory component of the curriculum. It is one thing to know ethics and another to practice. Therefore institutes must take special care into appointing the right faculty to take up the course. So that students can look upto them and hold them as mentors.

XLRI- Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur on Monday organised an Interactive Session with Prof Sahasrabudhe on The Future of Higher Education in India-Management Education in India.

Addressing the session, Prof. Anil D Sahasrabudhe said, “Education should be the manifestation of excellence and an academic curriculum alone is not enough. There should be enough of co-curricular activity in academic institutes to provide holistic development of students. Education should be output based and not input based. A good infrastructure, laboratories, libraries are part of the input.

However, an out-based education is where focus is on student achievement after undergoing the course, recruitment of distinguished set of faculty members and an institute having a well-defined vision and values to guide its curriculum. Students should have a social outlook and be sensitized to the prevailing problems and demands of the society. Life skills like team work, time management are important traits.”

He stressed on opportunities prevailing in India’s unorganized sector. Students must find ways to create job opportunities in small and medium-scale industries and thus tap the unused resources. A breakthrough in future is possible if more management graduates turn to rural sector and create job opportunities for the society. Sectors like dairy, poultry, agriculture, horticulture should also be seen as significant entrepreneurial ventures.”

Welcoming the chairman, Fr. E. Abraham, director, XLRI said, “We are extremely privileged to have in our midst today Prof. Anil Sahasrabudhe. I have interacted with many Chairmen of AICTE since last several years; however I have found Prof Sahasrabudhe as the most approachable and sympathetic to the PGDM institutions.

Whenever we approached him, he listened to our problems and asked for our suggestions to solve them. Recently he found an amicable solution to the 2010 circular which almost took away the autonomy of the PGDM Schools. Not only that he has taken several initiatives to improve technical and management education in the country.”

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