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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Development in a Trimester of rural management - 6

1- In economics, the Dutch disease is a concept that explains the apparent relationship between the increase in exploitation of natural resources and a decline in the manufacturing sector. There is an over-dependence on exports of primary products pushes up the value of its currency, leading to a downward spiral in its manufacturing productivity and competitiveness.

Same analogy in reverse notion can be put in the case of placement of rural managers. Unless the economy is worse, most of the rural managers are placed in either Banks or Sales job. With the expansion of the batch size and recession in Indian economy forced them to diversify their target organizations. Thus it has resulted in the placement of rural managers in diversified sector.

2- There is no placement week but a placement season.

3- Attendance falls drastically in this trimester. There are just different reasons before and after getting placed.

4- As per Prof Banikant : Ans. Nowadays the students are brighter but they are very oriented towards their final placements.

5- People prefer direct speaking student representatives over a diplomatic answer from the administration. People support a work by student representative who can spoke with honest realism about the need for harsh measures while latter only just endlessly just promised hope. That is why our batch respect Team Placecom. Kudos to them. Team makes successful captain, Successful captain does not make successful team. That is true for this team also.

6- I assume mine classroom as a microcosmic model of middle class India. While attending ethics and governance lectures, I easily pinpointed the real crisis in this country i.e. the intellectual and moral decline. Even we have potential to debate, articulate and analyze as an argumentative Indians, there is much gap in our perception and true nature of the values like integrity, liberty, equality & fraternity.

7- We as a whole bunch of individuals show tolerance for breaking rules, bad behaviour and corruption. Back Chats and Insider information were ugly faces of the placement season in the whole batch.

8- Networking ensures long term industry and company contacts. Placement season has again confirmed this rule.

9- I always kept in the mind that parameter of success is not the highest salary. It is very easy to give to the temptation of the money. I decided not to be part of slave auction business but to build up experience and skills through exposure. But the financial aspect like loan is important while securing dream job.

I was lazy and insincere as a student in this last trimester. The past is prologue, as they say. Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it. I don't want to carry this legacy in the new work environment.


  1. As a bunch of individuals we follow this simple behavioral phenomenon " खरबूजे को देखकर खरबूजे का हरा होना "

    1. Satya Vachan Rishab Bhai... We buckle under peer pressure :(

  2. Insightful analysis, specially comparing the class with the middle class :)
    Will be back to read the earlier posts in the series.

    1. Thanks Abhijit that you stayed and read all these statements ! You are welcome to read and comment. That will be an honour.



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