Around two months ago, as India’s top business schools sent their latest batch of students out into the corporate world, The Ken decided to dig deeper into their placement mechanism. While the usual boasts of near-100% placement and record salary packages still dotted the pages of newspapers, close to two dozen respondents—past students, faculties, recruiters and other industry experts—spoke of a rot in the system.
We learnt that placements did not equal job satisfaction. There was a major problem of attrition among recent graduates, even among the top earners.
Revise, rebuild, reboot
How Indian B-schools could score an A
The future of work is changing. And so are the KRAs of the managers of tomorrow. But are Indian B-schools prepping their students for this?
To solve the issues ailing the Indian B-school system, blindly copying Western models might not work
But many of their solutions could be tailored to suit the Indian ecosystem
From duration of courses to curriculum and the location of institutes, a lot needs changing
At stake is the employability of India’s B-school graduates