Prof Parimal Merchant is a Director in the SP Jain Institute of Management, one of the most sought-after sanctuaries for getting entry into the coveted world of MBA’s. That the Mumbai based institute has campuses in Dubai, Singapore and Sydney being vindication enough of its stature and popularity among student fraternity. However, is it not the association with the institution alone that makes Parimal Merchant who he is – for, he is an expert on the many facets of family businesses, having dedicated his life’s work to unravelling the mysteries behind the working of this unique form of business organisation.
India is flaunting a population that is young and raring to go. But in order to reap the harvest of this so-called demographic dividend, she has to ensure that her young are gainfully employed. A task that is easier said than done, considering the colossal, read near impossible to manage, numbers that are involved.
The Pavilion, 15th August 2018.Students, Teachers, members of the non-teaching staff and the Management Committee congregated in the specially constructed structure called the Pavilion in the Turf to celebrate the Independence Day with the customary solemnity befitting the occasion. As is customary for the Bhawanipur Education Society College (BESC), the occasion was used to highlight the contribution of one Freedom Fighter and to take the pledge to follow in his footsteps. This year, BESC paid homage to Bipin Chandra Pal (1858 – 1932).
August 11th, 2018, New Concept Hall, BESC. It is now mandatory for educational institutions to talk about the wide chasm that exists between traditional academia’s supply and industry’s wants in terms of manpower with the ultimate aim of reaping the so-called demographic dividend. While the debate rages unabated, the Bhawanipur Education Society College (BESC) has gone ahead and built its own bridge over the troubled waters that links the world of education with that of industry – a bridge from Passion to Profession, making the twain meet.
The term Induction literally refers to the action or process of inducting someone to a post or an organisation. Viewed from this level, the process of Induction – and the elaborate rituals that accompany it – is just a ceremony where “freshers”, new students are formally embraced into the fraternity of the Bhawanipur Education Society College (BESC). But Professor Dilip Shah, the Dean of Student Affairs of BESC has another explanation, albeit, a more profound one.
Placement Hall, August 7th, 2018. The term Gilt Edged Security (Gilts, in short) are colloquially used to refer to high grade securities (denoting less risk) and consequently ones that offer comparatively lesser yields as opposed to below investment level securities.
One thousand and four hundred students taking a test. No big deal. But One thousand and four hundred students taking a test that will not lead them to a degree or certificate? One thousand and four hundred students taking a test that has not been forced on them by the authorities? One thousand and four hundred students voluntarily taking a test, just to test their proficiency in accountancy – now, that is something to sit up and take notice – even if it happens in the city’s most vibrant campus, the Bhawanipur Education Society College (BESC).
Placement Hall, August 2nd, 2018. The Expressions Collective – is the fourth pillar of democracy in the Bhawanipur Education Society College (BESC). It is here that students desirous of making it into the world of journalism, communication and commercial arts get their hands-on grounding and are exposed to real-time tricks of the respective trades as they go about reporting about every event that takes part in the campus. Photographers, Reporters and Graphic Artists of BESC, for the uninitiated, are collectively known as Expressions.
The Journalism and Mass Communication Department organized an interactive session on techniques and challenges of conflict reporting with Ms Ipsita Chakravarty, News Editor, North East and Kashmir in Scroll.in, an independent online news venture. Winner of Priya Chandra Shekhar Memorial Award for the most promising young editor and joint winner of Red Ink Award for Human Rights Journalism for her stories from Kashmir, Ms Chakravarty believes that there are several versions of a single story.