`They also should be groomed to think' They should also be groomed to think, says T.N. Seshan
COIMBATORE: Former Chief Election Commissioner and Magsaysay Award winner T.N. Seshan has underlined the need for educating management students on the aspects of human resources management and new subjects.Mr Seshan was speaking at a seminar on `Changing Phase of Corporate India and Grooming of Management Cadres' organised by Rai Business School here on Friday.
The country had about 1,400 management schools and these offered courses in three or four specialisations such as finance, human resource and systems.
The students did not learn much about current issues. "I do not think we are training managers. We are training a few experts in fields such as human resource, systems and finance," he said.
In the next few years, human resource management would be an important subject. With companies facing problems such as attrition and retaining knowledge in an organisation, management students should know how to deal with these issues.
Another aspect was the method of teaching in management schools. The methods should be such that students were able to think. Management cadres should be groomed to think, he said.
Students were all getting jobs even before they completed their course.
If they were educated on these issues too, they would perform better when they joined an organisation.
Since Independence, the country had travelled a long distance on a number of issues - the country had achieved self-sufficiency in grains, it was the world's largest producer of milk.
About three decades ago, education was the prerogative of a few.
Today it was a privilege of everybody. Tamil Nadu had about 300 engineering colleges, he said.