As the time for filing for taxes drew closer for the year, I began looking into the investments I had made over the past year. What I realized is that our investments reflect our outlook of the future of the country. We are willing to take greater risks and invest more money in volatile markets when the country's economy is doing well and shy away from potential pitfalls when there are warning signs. Similarly, our government has shown us its outlook for the future of the country with the recent budget allocations for this financial year. The allocation of Rs.17, 00 crores for setting up the 1,500 skill development units, Rs. 1000 crore for investments in higher education and a scheme to get Rs. 500 crore for promoting entrepreneurship among SC/STs is a clear investment in the future of the country. There is an ongoing debate that a country that wants to grow in economic and financial strength needs a better investment in the education sector but this budget offers some glimmer of hope for the coming generations.
In lieu with Adarsh Chilukuri's (CEO of Bulkhouse Trading India) words, the Prime Minister's latest campaign, 'Startup India' is an excellent and an encouraging move to enable entrepreneurs to change traditional Indian trade to a modern e-commerce country. This budget will encourage entrepreneurial ventures from the much underprivileged and disadvantaged sections of the country as well. That being said, this edition of Higher Education Review focuses on the entrepreneurs and job creators of tomorrow.
The business school applicants of our country are largely different from those abroad. In developed markets, most MBA candidates have five or more years of experience before they apply. To compound the benefits, the pool of MBA applicants is more diverse with applications from liberal arts, sciences and other disciplines. This not only increases the chances of acquiring a better placement for individual graduates but this also entices corporate recruiters to come and have a taste of the full course meal that is on offer. Our listing highlights the institutions in the country that understand the various nuances of management education and provide its students with the concoction, in the form of its curriculum, for a successful career in the enterprise.
The cover story features Coimbatore Institute of Technology in its vibrant campus life and alluring story of how it is creating leaders of tomorrow with its rigorous curriculum. We hope this proves to be useful for your needs.
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