IISWBM to join hands with colleges to impart management lessons to students
Kolkata: Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM) is planning to join hands with some colleges in the state, to offer their students lessons in management to enhance their chances of employability.
"Students pursuing general courses in Arts, Science and Commerce land up nowhere after completion of their graduation. The dreams of a job that they cherish at the time of taking admission to a college disappear after they get the degree. But if they can be imparted some kind of knowledge in management, they would have a much greater chance of becoming employable. I am planning to partner with a number of colleges and offer a one year or two year programme in management to the students, so that they can have the skills to become employable," said Rajagopal Dhar Chakraborty, director of IISWBM.
Dhar Chakraborty referred to his recent visit at the convocation of Narsimha Dutta College in Howrah, where a student who was awarded a gold medal for getting 90 percent marks in Mathematics, told him that he would do a B.Ed course and teach in a school.
"I had thought that he would take up some sort of research work or would have some higher aspirations. I am witnessing that post-graduate students are also fighting out for teaching jobs. If they have management knowledge they can get much more lucrative jobs," he maintained.
According to the IISWBM director, knowledge is useful in the boundaries of schools and colleges, but business and production centres require skills.
"Scholastic subjects give you knowledge but the skill of managing resources, money and thinking in an innovative manner can be possessed only through management studies," he added.
The plan will soon be placed at the Board of Governors of IISWBM and after the nod, colleges which are willing to partner, will be invited and a standard progamme and guidelines will be prepared. Dhar Chakraborty has already held talks with a noted college in Howrah and they are willing to join the initiative.