India’s MBA Gold Rush

In India is seeing a gold rush for MBA. In India privatization is making its feet stronger day by day. In toady’s India there are much more opportunities, as compared to the earlier years. Especially after 1990’s liberalization policies India has seen a big boom in privatization. That why MBA which was not much not sot after carrier option in India till 1985, has seen a big boom in this segment. The number of applicants for IIM’s has increased many folds, knowing that only one percent of them can make for it. That’s why today there are more than 1000 MBA colleges in India. About 100 of them are well recognized worldwide.

The rush for the MBA is because of the good status symbol associated with it. For middle class students this offers a very good opportunity for growth. Only by getting an admission in leading MBA College, they can land up in big posts. More to this, MBA courses provide big challenges for young generations. They got lot of challenging assignments in their tenure. The other reason is obvious the big pay cheques associated with jobs offered to MBA’s. Recent years there is huge increase in salary offered to average MBA student. Last year one of IIM, Ahemdabad MBA graduate was offered salary more then 1 core/year. Which is the highest ever salary offered to an Indian MBA. If we compare this with the average Indian earning, most of them are not even able to earn 1 crore in their whole life.

The main raise in the salary is due to the coming up of MNC’s for recruitment in India. Every year lot of MNC’s visit Indian campuse and offer attractive packages. This is due to the success of lot Indian MBA’s abroad. Not only the MNC’s, what the Indian companies are also offering good salaries. Indian companies have shown significant growth in world today. Also the liberalization has opened new business opportunities in India. New businesses are coming up and they require good managers to run their business.

Today MBA is good sot after carrier option in India. More and more student opts for this. The rush for MBA is clear from the fact that today even doctors, engineers and all field graduate are opting for MBA. Therefore more and more colleges have started offering MBA courses. If students doesn’t got seat in big institutes, then they are even opting for foreign countries. In recent year the number of students going abroad for MBA has increased many folds.

India’s Influential News Media

Indian press has such a deep influence over the lives of people that the Indians trust their media more than their government in terms of news authenticity. A survey shows that the most preferred medium of news in India is television (about 37 per cent), followed closely by newspapers (at 36 per cent). Then comes radio at 7 per cent and news magazines at 4 per cent. Thus, media training is a must to handle the Indian limelight.

Surprisingly, Indians trust local newspapers, television, and radio more than news websites and blogs. So the pressure is on for Indian reporters to produce engaging news stories every hour.

The Most Prominent Newspapers Of India

In most of the Indian households, the day starts with a morning cup of tea, along with a newspaper. They are an integral part of the lives of Indians.

In a survey of Indian newspapers, the Hindustan Times (, published from Delhi, came up as the largest circulated single edition daily with 1,175,339 copies followed by the Ananda Bazar Patrika, published from Kolkata with 1,130,167 copies. The Times of India, published from New Delhi and printed at New Delhi and Sahibabad came third with 1,102,772 copies. The Times of India, the most read English daily in India (, having eight editions with a combined circulation of 2,771,669 copies, came first among multi-edition dailies.

The Dainik Jagran ( in Hindi having 15 editions, claiming a combined circulation of 2,483,432 copies stood second. Dainik Bhaskar (Hindi) with 16 editions and a combined circulation of 1,901,384 copies, occupied the third position. The Economic Times, Financial Daily ( sells 400,000 copies. The Economic Times is the most preferred daily reaches by the business population.

India’s Most Influential Magazines

Business Standard (, Business World (, and India Today ( have a strong grip over the Indian audience. They touch the lives of the Indian public with their accurate reporting and leave room for the reader’s views on current issues.

The Most Popular TV Shows Of India

Aaj Tak ( currently dominates the Indian media. It is the most preferred and trusted news channel among the Indian audience. Then comes DD TV, followed by Sun TV, Star news, NDTV, AIR, Zee news, and BBC.

The Indian media has captured the interest of Indian audiences by its various TV shows featuring famous personalities from diversified fields, shows on lifestyle, and other entertainment topics, including serious shows airing people’s views, problems, and controversies. Shows like the Big Fight, Seedhi Baat, Special Correspondent, National Reporter, and others have rocked the newsrooms of India. The latest rage is crime shows and those discussing the law and order problems of cities.

A majority of the Indian people trusts the media seeing them as credible news providers, believing that the media brings them closer to the freedom of speech and their own culture. They feel that they can voice their opinions through the media. However, many viewers find a substantial amount of western influence in Indian media.

Indian media has reached the pinnacle of performance and will continue to reach new heights. Hence, it becomes all the more important for you to take media training and develop a healthy relation with the Indian media.

Hyderabad – India’s Genome Valley

Hyderabad city is packed with numerous options for not only sightseeing but accommodation as well. Most of the Hyderabad hotels excel in the culinary art and are worth visiting as many times as you wish. The Hyderabadi Biryani, truly sumptuous, is the main special food item at most of the hotels here.

If you visit Hyderabad then you cannot miss out on this food specialty. Besides the local cuisine, tourists can relish international cuisine at many of the dining avenues. Most of the hotels are located strategically in close proximity to the diplomatic and commercial districts of Hyderabad. On the Hyderabad map you are sure to find many hotels to fit into your budget and at the same time offer the desired luxury and relaxation opportunities you are looking for.

The Westin Mindspace hotel in Hyderabad is a place where any tourist can be at his or her best. If you are looking towards a retreat that is truly luxurious and idyllic then this is the right place to be in. Hotel Tara, popularly known as the Ramoji Film City, is the perfect destination for relaxing and great entertainment. This is one of the best Hyderabad hotels and is a complex is visited by thousands of tourists all through the year to revel in its infinite recreational and leisure opportunities.

Situated in the Banjara Hills, a first class hotel offering the finest accommodation and recreational facilities is the Fortune Park Vallabha, exclusively for business travelers. To get value for your money is Hotel Silver Park, a 3 star business class hotel offering great value for your money spent. It has been offering competitive services in the hospitality industry since two decades now.

At close proximity to the railway station and the airport is the Aditya Park Inn, easily accessible and making a perfect stop for any tourist visiting Hyderabad. Across the Banjara Lake and in close proximity of the Banjara Hills shopping and business areas is the Keys Hotel Bhaskar Plaza. Before you plan your trip here, a good idea would be to have a look at the Hyderabad map to identify some of the finest hotels here.

While you stay here you can make the most of the shopping opportunities provided. If you are a leisure and business traveler then Aditya Hometel situated at Ameerpet makes a perfect destination. It has been designed exclusively to suit the needs of any traveller and is a well-known hotel located at close proximity to the Hyderabad airport.

EMPI Institution Conducts India’s First International Mobility Festival With Inauguration of AIC

EMPI Institutions, New Delhi and it’s Atal Incubation Centre, supported by Niti Aayog, Govt. of India; conducted India’s first Mobility Mission Festival (MoMi) on Mobility Design, Technology and Business for Vehicles of the Future – Electric, Connected, Autonomous and Shared. This initiative was structured under EMPI iFutures, India’s first Futurization platform -­â€ A platform to carry forward EMPI’s credo of Innovating Futures philosophy across different sectors. The Festival was organized in association with Ricardo as Knowledge Partner and Nissan as Mission Partner. The event took place at the EMPI residential campus in Chattarpur, New Delhi.

During the festival the Atal Incubation Centre – EMPI was inaugurated and blessed by Mr. Ramanathan Ramanan, Mission Director, Atal Innovation Mission, Niti Aayog, Govt. of India. AIC-­â€ EMPI is the only AIC focused on Renewables, Smart Energy and New Mobility.

It was heartening to see about 300 Engineering and Management students and start-­â€ ups from pan India and internationally from countries such as Bangladesh, Vietnam, Philippines, Fiji, Afganistan and Taiwan enthusiastically registering and participating in the various competitions, Masterclasses, Workshops and Panel Discussions.

President, EMPI Institutions, Pankaj Saran welcomed the gathering and spelt out the unique thematic concept of the festival, an ideas festival, that has brought together a large number of students, start-­â€ ups, MSMEs and eminent experts from the industry to address real life problems being faced by the industry in facing the disruption taking place in new mobility space. The keynote session was conducted by two eminent thought leaders, Srihari Mulgund, President, Ricardo Asia and Sirish Batchu, VP, Software & Intelligence, Ather Energy who gave a broad perspective on the changing paradigm of mobility. Following these two plenary sessions were conducted. One on Design Thinking by Manish Vashisht, Design Director – IBM and the other on Connected Vehicles by Nitin Nair, General Manager, Connected Cars -­â€ Africa, Middle-­â€ East & India of Nissan Motor Corporation.

In the evening a panel discussion was held by another array of stellar speakers on Innovations in the Future of Mobility. The speakers were Atul Arya, Head – Energy Division, Panasonic; Gaurav Talwar, Sr. Management Consultant, IBM Business Consulting Services; Sriram Padmanabhan, VP-­â€ Marketing Nissan, India and Soumya Bhattacharya, AGM – Delhi Integrated Multimodal Transport System (DIMTS – A JV of Delhi Govt.) and Prasad Mane, Vice-­â€ President (Asia), Ricardo. The panel was moderated by Deepangshu Dev Sarmah, Editor-­â€ in-­â€ Chief, Auto Tech Review, a Springer publication.

The festival consisted of different track events spread over 30 hours like Hackathon, Designathon, Brandathon, Pitchathon, Makeathon Expo, Quizility etc. The Hackathon had multiple real life problem tracks identified by the industry and a large mentor team from the auto eco-­â€ system. In the Designathon, Brandathon and Pitchathon leading experts conducted masterclasses and gave problems for the teams to solve. In Pitchathon teams with Business ideas underwent a masterclass on structuring Business Plans and then improve and refine them for making an actual pitch to the investors. Quzility witnessed a unique quiz format with a thematic quiz on the Mobility eco-­â€ system. The Makeathon consisted of teams from India and abroad wherein student teams from various colleges had prepared innovative working prototypes ranging from a Retrofit motorcycle to a submarine to detect oil spills and plastic waste in oceans.

The Masterclass of the various sub-­â€ events were conducted by the likes of Sudhir Mor, Co-­â€ Founder, Designshift, ex Ola electric; Rahul Kumbhar, Industrial Designer and Varun Arora, Dassault Systèmes; Gagan Ghai, Director, Crest Capital / Advisor and Managing Partner -­â€ Venture Catalysts; Rohit Kumar-­â€ Vice President, Hansa Research Group; Punit Banga, General Manager – Nissan. Judges and Mentors included top mobility experts from Ricardo led by Mr. Srihari Mulgund, President (Asia), Anshul Punjabi, Chief Marketing Officer, Monster; Sriram Padmanabhan, Vice President, Nissan, Neeraj Tyagi, Managing Partner-­â€ Venture Catalysts and Nemesisa Ujjain, Director -­â€ Innovation Projects, Hunch Circle.

The Expo consisted of state-­â€ of-­â€ the-­â€ art vehicles demonstrated for display and tests drives by leading companies and start-­â€ ups like Nissan, Hyundai, Tatas, EESL Gowel, Areon Mobility, M2GO, RNA Innovations amongst others. Nissan displayed their yet to be launched Leaf 2 and their innovative power note, an E-­â€ car with a range extender.

Sriram Padmanabhan, Vice-­â€ President (Marketing), Nissan India said, “He was quite surprised and impressed with the creative ideas of the students. It’s a great thing that organizations like EMPI are setting up events like these.” Top Experts led by Mr. Srihari Mulgund, President, Ricardo (Asia), one of the world’s largest automotive consulting companies said, “The experience at the festival has been phenomenal. The excitement, energy, and creative ideas from the students have been unbelievable.” The college students and start-­â€ ups who participated at the festival were highly impressed and excited about this first of its kind power packed festival. One of the participants from NTPC school of Business said he was impressed with the high level experts from top companies who had come for the event. He said the exhibition was also absolutely state-­â€ of-­â€ the-­â€ art, consisting of two-­â€ wheelers, three-­â€ wheelers and four-­â€ wheelers.

Further no festival could have been complete without good food and the taste buds of one and all were satisfied by a number of sumptuous food stalls serving dosas to pani puris and Pizzas to make the Festival a complete experience.

The two-­â€ day Mobility Mission Event finally culminated with a high-­â€ octane performance by the award winning Eka rock band concert.

Purnima – The Story of India’s Self Made Women Entrepreneurs

Woman? W-itemized? Weak? Well not any longer!

India, the country where the very essence of being a woman meant living in the shadows of men, the man being their father, brother or husband. However now, the scenario is different and better; ways have been paved for women in the field of science, technology and entrepreneurship, by women themselves.

New chapters are being written by them, each better than the last. We’re no longer the submissive ladies chained in patriarchal customs, we’re busy developing ourselves, becoming masters in whatever we do.

‘Purnima’, I’d like to call these women. Purnima in Hindi means the full moon and a full moon describes beauty, grace and gorgeousness that flows after completing a full circle. Over the years we’ve conquered our fears and overpowered the traditions that said we were meant to stay back home and cook. It’s time for a reality check and also time for you to excavate into details of ‘India’s Self-made Purnimas’. These three women, mentioned below, are the ones who understood that being a woman is a sign of strength and they chose to outshine men, thus being called India’s best self made entrepreneurs.

  1. Richa Kar – Comfortable yet sensuous lingerie wouldn’t have been available online in India had Richa not thought of this great idea to sell lingerie online. Her store, Zivame, is one of the best online lingerie stores, making her India’s best known and self made entrepreneur. She understands that the thing women need is a comfortable and sensuous and she has all her focus set in the direction. Without a quirk of doubt, Richa is India’s greatest Purnima, shining her way out.
  2. Falguni Nayar – Nykaa’s CEO, Falguni Nayar, is the incredible woman behind India’s makeup sensation. A store that sells makeup accessories from tip to toe, Nykaa is her endeavor to provide a beautiful outlook to women, a sensation in itself. Falguni Nayar recognized the makeup needs of women, and provided everything under one name. She’s definitely a star and we need to applaud her for her incredible work.
  3. Suchi Mukherjee – A fashion freak, Suchi chose to provide women with a fabulous collection of clothing that have been streamlined for the sober and glamorous occasions. Presenting a fantabulous line of clothing under the name Limeroad, this woman has given the finest collection to Indian women who have a special affinity for fashion.

All of these women, including a few more are creating milestones in their respective fields and their success is a reminder for all those who’re still struggling that there is nothing that can hold you back if you’re working to be successful and independent.

I’m reminded of another amazing woman, Indra Nooyi, the lady who said, “We have been in this revolution for decades. First it was just getting entry into this boy’s club… We clawed our way into this revolution at workplace, then we needed parity at pay. Not yet there, we are still fighting for that. We have to have equal treatment. We need to be treated as equals. I hate to be called ‘honey’ and ‘sweetie’ and ‘babe’. That has to change.”

Are we bringing about any change? Well certainly!

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