04 December, 2020

Are We The Players?

A yawning gap divides what industry wants from what B-schools deliver

Photographs by Sandipan Chatterjee, Amit Haralkar
Are We The Players?

Despite the beeline made by recruiters at India’s top-to-middle B-schools, there is one issue that’s been troubling them for the last several years. The fresh stock they routinely pick up from these elite campuses every year rarely match the industry’s requirements and have to be retrained and oriented for specific needs. This is something companies haven’t been happy about, for not only do the students pay very high amounts for their education in these high-profile institutions, the companies also pay very high salaries to the candidates they happen to recruit. Yet rarely do they make the cut. Most recruiters and HR heads of companies put the blame on the approach and theoretical curriculum-based study in most B-schools which is not aligned with the real needs of the industry. In most cases, companies have to spend big money to train and retrain them to make them ready for industry and its needs.

Says Vasudevan Srinivasan, head of Mumbai-based corporate training and knowledge management firm cetc, “Most of the recruiters now want people who...



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