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'B-schools should join hands with Industry'

business Updated: Aug 04, 2007 17:39 IST

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Top executives of leading corporates such as Reliance Industries, HCL, Parsvnath and UK Paints have suggested forging links between business schools and industry to leverage India into an economic super power in the next two decades.

"Emphasis should be laid on all round development of students in today's world of hardcore commercialisation. The aim of B-Schools should be creation of total human beings," Director, UK Paints India Pvt Ltd, Pradeep Bhagat, said at an HR summit organised by B-School Amity International.

He added that a comprehensive development alone could ensure the success of the future managers and executives in the present competitive world.

Industry guides and mentors who helped the final year MBA students in completing summer training were felicitated with 'Academic-Industry Interface Award' followed by cultural performances by the students.

The Industry leaders felt the concept of the Industry-academia interaction was an interesting one as the economy is on a high growth path and there is no dearth of jobs in the country.

Vice President, Reliance Industries, Arunava Guha said, "Such events are the need of the day. Industries and academia have to work hand in hand, as either cannot survive without the other." The meet highlighted that it is not necessary that a person with a degree in business management would also be a good manager. Years of toiling around people and being in tune with customers, co-workers and other managers goes into the making of an effective and "good" manager.