India has remarkably transformed its higher education landscape says Dr Madhukar Angur . It has created widespread access to low-cost high-quality university education for students of all levels.With well-planned expansion and a student-centric learning-driven model of education, India has not only bettered its enrolment numbers but has dramatically enhanced its learning outcomes.
The country has been touted to have the best-in-class post-secondary education system at present. Some of the significant factors that have contributed to this growth and can help envision the 2030 dream includes:
- Expansion of a differentiated university system with a three-tiered formalized structure
- Transition to a learner-centered paradigm of education
- Intensive use of technology
- Reforms in governance
India has undertaken massive structural and systemic changes that have started to yield encouraging results. The country has been touted to have the best-in-class post-secondary education system at present. These factors will contribute to the growth and can help envision the 2030 dream.
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined”
I Madhukar Angur would always advocate about “Following your Dreams”.Therefore I would like to recommend this story to students .This is a fable about the importance of making the most of our lives, even if our goals run contrary to the norms of our flock, tribe or neighbourhood. Through the metaphor of flight, Jonathan’s story shows us that, if we follow our dreams, we too can soar.
This is a story for people who follow their dreams and make their own rules; a story that has inspired people for decades.“Follow your dreams” is an inspirational mainstay: probably the most commonly expressed inspirational concept ever created. It encourages us not to stay content in our safe existence, but to make a leap, to follow the passion that would drive us if we gave it the chance.
A business organization faces several threats due to various unpredictable events and unanticipated factors. The loss and damage caused due to these events point out towards the dire need of effective crisis management strategies to minimize the adverse effects. These strategies are instrumental in safeguarding the organization against the possible threats.
Crisis Management is one of the most crucial aspects for an organization. It is a set of strategies designed to safeguard and help an organization deal with an unexpected unfavorable event. Crisis management strives to minimize the negative consequences and limit the damage caused to the organization. It is a vital process which enables an organization to deal and keep a check on all the events that pose a threat to the organization, its stakeholders or the general public. The extensive industrial and environmental calamities in 1980s led to the origin of crisis management strategies.
Dr Madhukar Angur, the chancellor of Alliance University focuses on the need of effective Crisis Management for any business organization. According to him, Crisis Management is one of the most essential strategies for ensuring the long-term growth and well being of an organization. The initial step in crisis management planning involves identifying an individual to serve as the crisis manager and clarifying the roles and responsibilities. Madhukar Angur further states the importance of a comprehensive study for anticipating all the possible potential crises for an organization. It becomes important to ensure proper monitoring systems and practices for the detection of early warning signals of any predictable crisis. Crisis management proves to be more effective than risk management which is limited to identifying the potential threats and figuring out the best possible ways to overcome those threats. On the other hand, Crisis Management involves finding ways to deal with the threats before, during and after their occurrence.
Attention and concentration power are crucial factors required in our everyday tasks. However, there have been several instances of lack of concentration power & focus and the ability to remember things. Madhukar Angur, the chancellor of Alliance University states that it is important for a person to have a proper concentration level and focus to be effective and efficient in completing the task at hand. There is a direct relationship between the mental skills of concentration and memory power. The inability to remember things is an outcome of a failure to focus completely on the given task. It is one of the wide-spreading problems faced by the people belonging to all the age groups. The lack of concentration and focus is quite common among the students, adversely affecting their academic performance. Madhukar Angur points out the dire need for ensuring good concentration power and attention in the students for enhancing their learning abilities. Only a healthy brain can have the proper levels of concentration and focus. A balanced diet and physical exercise are essential for maintain a healthy brain and manage stress and anxiety. They are the key areas for maintaining the health of brain.
Madhukar Angur highlights the importance of mediation which serves as a great medium to attain inner peace and combat concentration issues. Various studies have proven it to be one of the most power techniques for enhancement of concentration power and focus. He further states that multitasking is one of the major factors which results in divided attention and causes several errors in the tasks. It decreases the concentration level on both the task and increases the chances of errors by a great amount. Mr. Angur suggests that students should try to eliminate all the distractions while performing a certain task to attain the maximum output.
Relationship Marketing is often confused with Public Relation as concern of both the strategies revolves around customer and audience. Dr Madhukar Angur, Chancellor of Alliance University came forward to clarify all the doubts and confusions that keep occurring in minds of many business and management students who wish to be Entrepreneurs.
In his Journal of Relationship Marketing, which he drafted with R. Mohan Pisharodi and G. Shainesh’s support, he has defined how relationship marketing is that form of marketing, which focuses on customer retention and satisfaction, where Public Relation is about managing the flow of information between an organization and individual.
Relationship Marketing is the area of interest of Dr. Madhukar Angur and that is why he has spread mindfulness among masses regarding the same, without any flaw. He has explained why acquiring new customers is more difficult than the retention of old ones due to strong influence power of organization over the latter segment. But both are equally important because not even a single company can survive without increasing its client base.
Dr. Angur used facts and statistics to explain the same concept, that how slight increase of 2% in customer retention can decrease the cost up to 10%. By giving examples of global brands like American Airlines, Dell, Direct Recruitment and Ikea, he strengthened his point that by implementing the relationship marketing strategies in a business with precision, one can get more benefits.
The matter has been extended by enumerating the possibilities of job profiles the students have after specializing in Relationship Marketing which include Brand Manager and Sales Associate, and goes beyond the profile of Human Resource Manager as well.
Dr. Madhukar Angur is the Chancellor of Alliance University, who constantly works towards making the University to rank among the best Business Schools of the world by the year 2025. And it all can happen with the help of strategic moves, standardized action plans and an unwavering commitment to the pursuit of excellence, which the University has already adapted in its working operations and proceeding with it.
Stress is a feeling of tension, excitement or pressure to do well which alerts the body to be ready to put a big effort into whatever a person is doing. Stress is part of everyday living but exam stress can be harmful. Stress becomes a problem when, instead of helping a person to do better and lead to success, it causes him to do less well, or causes health or relationship problems. Exams are a crucial part of education and the source of stress for many students. In order to avoid crippling anxiety from these pesky evaluations, it is important to approach them with a clear mind and an understanding of how to deal with stressful situations more broadly.
Sometimes stress problems can “creep up on you” so you are not really aware of too much stress until things start going wrong. The following can be signs of too much stress:
- Being easily upset or angry
- Tiredness and having problems sleeping
- Worry, feeling overwhelmed and helpless
- Poor concentration
- Being “jumpy” and “fidgety”
- Lots of blaming and complaining
- Loss of enthusiasm
- Loss of interest – things you usually enjoy
- Less resistance to viruses and infections
Coping with stress problems
Encourage your children to do as well as they can, but try not to pressure them or make them feel that you will be very disappointed if they don’t do well.
- Help them to set up a quiet place to study and protect their privacy.
- Take an interest in what they are doing.
- Lessen the chores around exam time, and encourage your young people to get some breaks from study.
- Let them know that you trust them to do as well as they can.
- Encourage your children to talk with teachers or lecturers about a study program that suits them – and to stick to it.
- Encourage them to get ideas about revision techniques from teachers or friends and choose what suits them best.
- Help them to balance their time and to allow time for exercise, going out, staying in touch with friends and having fun and enough rest.
- Encourage them to get plenty of fresh air. Try studying outside for a change.
- When people feel stressed their body needs to do something active – this is the way our ancestors escaped from their enemies. So encourage your teenager to do something active when he or she feels really stressed – go for a run or play an energetic game.
- Make sure there is time for friends. Talking things over with others helps.
- It is important to take breaks, especially when they feel tired or they are not working well. Stretch, go for a walk, or do something different for a few minutes.
- Some foods seem to help more than others – a drink of warm milk can help relax at bedtime, while sugar gives more energy for a while, but then the person can feel worse than before.
- Young people don’t need drinks with caffeine in them before an exam – their own stress will make them tense enough!
- If they are obviously not able to do well, or maybe not working as well as they can, remember that there are other ways to do well in life without passing exams. For those who are not yet ready to work well at their study for some reason, there can always be another time.
So prepare well For CAT exam. All the best!!
Higher Education in India is one of the largest and oldest systems of higher education found anywhere in the world. India has remarkably transformed its higher education landscape. It has created widespread access to low-cost high-quality university education for students of all levels. A differentiated three-tiered university system – where each tier has a distinct strategic objective – has enabled universities to build on their strengths and cater across different categories of educational needs. India has undertaken massive structural and systemic changes that have started to yield encouraging results. The country has been touted to have the best-in-class post-secondary education system at present.
Today’s Indian youth is more focused, target oriented and well versed with upcoming needs and accordingly opts for the type of education which is demand driven, job-oriented and unbiased for gender. Viewing the importance of this changing education trend, various non-conventional, technical and non-technical courses are being introduced in general educational institutions, polytechnics and engineering colleges in India. The curricula of these courses are being designed keeping in view the demands of world of work.
Indian education sector is growing at a fast pace but the professionals including faculty and administrators are lagging behind both in quantity or quality. The expansion plans announced by the Indian government and entry of many more private players would require faculty members and given the shortage of faculty either the institutions would further start compromising on the quality of teaching or projects would delay/abort.
By 2030, India will be amongst the youngest nations in the world. With nearly 140 million people in the college-going age group, one in every four graduates in the world will be a product of the Indian education system. Higher education in India has recorded impressive growth since Independence. University Grants Commission (UGC), by designing programmes and implementing various schemes through academic, administrative and financial support, has contributed in the growth and development of Indian higher education. In the changing landscape, entrance of private universities is a game changer. Many new institutions of medicine, science, technology and others have been introduced. We have gross enrollment ratio of about 17.9% now, while an ambitious target of 25.2% has been envisaged by the end of 12th Plan.
I strongly believe that a stratified three tiered structure that enables seamless vertical and horizontal mobility of students would be able to create the desired intellectual, economic and social value.