Students are advised to find ways to improve the quality of their competitiveness
Campus placements at top business schools are like cattle
fairs held at Pushkar every year, said Tata Sons Chief (Group HR) Satish Pradhan
while addressing the annual national business summit Confluence-2011 at Indian Institute
of Management-Ahmedabad on Friday 25 Nov 2011.
"Just like cattle is paraded and traded at the fair, the highest tag goes to the
student with the best performance during the two years (of their programme)," Satish
Pradhan said. He said first everybody competes hard to get into the top rung institutes
like IIM-A and then they compete harder to get better packages, neglecting other
options like becoming entrepreneurs, business leaders and agents of change.
"Is that the way to go? Will you be happy selling derivatives, living in a penthouse
and driving expensive cars while the rest of the world goes to the dogs?" he asked.
He urged the students to find ways to improve the quality of their competitiveness.
"One of the things that cannot be taught is working with the people. Events like
Confluence are an opportunity to learn and relish such things," Pradhan said, adding
that students should not only focus on learning to upgrade their portfolio but learn
intangible lessons from life around them.
Courtesy: Times of India