This morning I did something which I rarely do, that reading the TOI I am amazed at the mundane matters that it perceives newsworthy!
When everyone and his wife is screaming purple about the woman being hacked at the ATM, TOI discreetly tucks it in the 9th place.
The issue that merits to receive the front page headline, is that 13% of MBA’s are unemployed, in India ,the global statistics for unemployed MBA’s is 10%, and some equally boggling statistics for Engineers. The paper ponders over the absence of “US- companies in the campus interviews” and an increase in Japanese companies there. Causes cited were
- Visa issues
The IIT-ian is smart, he learns Japanese, because they are the ones coming in at the campus interviews, oh! Some even prepare themselves for local jobs!!- Of course one does appreciate their kind sacrifice in contributing to the Indian work force.
At the end of the IIT, IIM and maybe even AIMS, trains graduate for US, so why subsidize, when these so-called cream of Indian intellect are anyway planning their relocation?
I do concede, that the journey to the corridors of IIT, IIM, AIMS supports, a bustling industry of “coaching classes” with CCTV, counselors, mind trainers, whatever, but when there are sectors with jobs for crying we have no one there, and we use our resources, human, intellectual, physical and financial to create a blue collared Babu’s who are paid lower than the their American and European counterparts
Maybe the techies in Bangalore and Pune will shift their kids from Maple leaf American kiducation centre to Nippon something or the other kindergarten. But hello Techies, the Japs don’t believe in mom doing the homework or outsourcing school projects. The school kids are required to clean the toilets by turns.