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A uniquely designed Mini MBA programme for teenagers to nurture their interest in management skills during the upcoming summer holidays has been launched by ERA Business School (EBS).

This programme has been designed for school students of age group 13 to 19 years. The programme will introduce them to the basic and important functions of business and management and will also act as a foundation for those who choose management as a career in the future.

The programme involves fun-learning sessions on Leadership, Corporate Communication, Managerial Economics, Information Technology for Managers, Marketing, Finance, Human Resource Management, Strategic Management, Yoga, Theatre and Dance.

Dr Sanjiv Marwah, Director of EBS, said: “This type of management programme for teenagers is perhaps the first of its kind in India. Mini MBA will be a 100 hours programme to be delivered by top class ex-IIM faculty and includes an industrial visit also. Students will also be exposed to personality development and corporate etiquettes”.

The programme will be conducted from May 19 to June 28. There are 60 seats available in this programme based on an interview to be conducted at EBS from May 10 to May 17.

Professor Talat Ahmad has been appointed the new Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia. He is at present the V-C of University of Kashmir. The post at Jamia Millia Islamia had fallen vacant after former Vice-Chancellor Najeeb Jung was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Delhi. Though Professor S. M. Sajid has been officiating as the V-C since July 9, 2013, the University was on the look out for a permanent Vice-Chancellor. In September a large number of Jamia Millia Islamia teachers had urged President Pranab Mukherjee to intervene in the matter of appointment of the next V-C.

A Search Committee was subsequently constituted and it comprised the Visitor’s nominee and University Grants Commission chairperson Ved Prakash, Justice Aftab Alam and Jamia Hamdard V-C Professor G.N. Qazi.

Among the prominent academicians whose names were considered by the panel were former Hyderabad University Vice-Chancellor Seyed Ehtesham Hasnain and former member of the National Commission for Minorities Zoya Hassan.

Prof. Ahmad, however, emerged as the favourite for the post. An alumnus of Aligarh Muslim University, University of Leicester and Cambridge University, prior to becoming V-C of University of Kashmir three years ago he had also served with the Geological Survey of India and the University of Delhi.

Member of Planning Commission Arun Maira recently made it clear that “genuine inclusion is not achieved by mere handouts of charity, but is the moral duty to provide equal opportunities to lead dignified lives”.

Speaking at the 30{+t}{+h}Annual Convocation of International Management Institute, Mr. Maira said for inclusion innovation is required at the bottom of the pyramid. He said the leaders should come up with business production model for greater inclusion to inculcate the idea of business of the people, for the people and by the people.

Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar

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