Students of XLRI Jamshedpur recently conducted a confidence building coaching session for underprivileged students under the social programme—Jagriti. The session was held at a high school in Gamharia village near Jamshedpur, where students were familiarised with the banking system and safety in investments. They were given career counselling sessions to make them aware of the various career avenues and the means to achieve them. Personality development programmes were also conducted for senior students to hone their writing and communication skills. “We have been conducting informal interactive sessions under ‘Jagriti’ regularly. The coaching sessions along with financial awareness programmes have received a roaring welcome by the schools’ students and teachers alike,” commented Praveen Kumar, a doctoral student at XLRI.
Pre-placement offers at NMIMS see a high
The School of Business Management of SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) University, Mumbai, says that despite the challenging market, placements have begun on a positive note. “This year the offers so far are 48, and NMIMS hopes to surpass the figure of 90 of last year soon,” said a note from the institute. In fact, companies such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Microsoft, Wipro, Idea, ICICI, Cognizant, Cummins, Henkel, Starcom, Genpact, Group M have announced full time offers so far. Debashis Sanyal, dean, NMIMS Business School, said, “Recruiters have recognised and rewarded our students time and again for the skills, knowledge and leadership quality that the rigorous learning at NMIMS equips them with.” Rajan Saxena, vice-chancellor, NMIMS University, added, “There have been times when the country’s economic growth slumped but the strength and quality of placements remained intact at NMIMS campus.”
Oxford targets Asia with new digital licensing team
Oxford University Press (OUP) will look to increase the reach of its digital content in Asia through a dedicated new group focused on licensing partnerships. OUP’s Asia office for the global business development team will build new technology partnerships across the region to disseminate its renowned resources through new and emerging business channels and opportunities. Based in OUP’s existing offices in Hong Kong and China, it will work with Asian information technology companies and look for