the seeds of a productive career
Agriculture, said to be the
backbone of a country’s economy, is vital to sustainable growth and
development. More so in a country like ours, in which a majority of
population lives in villages and is chiefly dependent upon agricultural
income for its survival. On the other hand, the fast decreasing size of
land-holdings, coupled with ever-increasing cost of farm inputs, have
pushed the farmers into a vicious debt circle. Besides, unfavourable
weather conditions, growing crop diseases and hazards of excessive use
of chemical fertilisers, pesticides and insecticides also threaten the
farming community. Agriculture being considered a loss-making venture
has become a cause of concern.
Sir, which chart would you like to hang in the boardroom?
promise new vistas to farm scientists”
Agriculture education faces
many challenges in the times to come, says Dr D.C.Gupta, Dean, College
of Agriculture, Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar. Excerpts from an
Mittal Steel make it to B-school classrooms
The success of Mittal Steel
in taking over Arcelor to become the world’s largest steel producer
and the box-office hit ‘Krissh’ starring Hrithik Roshan has driven
the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Indore to teach their
business models as case studies to budding managers.
for the needy
There was a time when social
work was not considered a serious career. Long regarded as a low-paying
though soul-satisfying profession concentrating on the under-privileged
in society, social work has today broken free from these shackles.
the right choice
Q I want to pursue a career in
artificial intelligence programming (robotics). What courses should I
pursue and what are the prospects in India?