Campus roundup: Ethnic minority, low-paid workers face more barriers to promotion

Updated: Sep 30 2013, 06:34am hrs
New research published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, UK, shows that promotion possibilities for low-paid workers are generally limited, and that ethnic minorities especially face multiple problems in getting promoted. Their difficulties include unequal access to opportunities for development; unclear information about training opportunities; and stereotyping. This is resulting in persistent in-work poverty, and a disproportionate number of ethnic minorities in low-paid work. In-work poverty, ethnicity and workplace cultures found that while many organisations support career progression, informal workplace practices trap some people in low-paid work. These practices undermine equal opportunities policies and disproportionately affect ethnic minorities. The reports lead authors, Maria Hudson and Gina Netto, call for better understanding of the role of workplace cultures in routes out of poverty for people of all ethnicities.

ACCA & Pune colleges to offer accountancy course

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), a body for professional accountants, has launched a course in partnership with two Pune collegesNess Wadia College of Commerce and Symbiosis College of Arts & Commerce. The students of these colleges would be able to gain a globally-recognised professional qualification by the time they graduate. Ilham Punjani, business relations manager, ACCA, said, We are delighted to be working closely with these two premier colleges in western India to enable hundreds of young students to pursue their studies and qualify as complete finance professionals with ACCA. Thousands of people of ability and application around the world have realised their ambitions with ACCA and are enjoying successful careers in all sectors, and we look forward to our partnerships with these esteemed educational partners in the future.

Indian Institute of Corp Affairs & BSE sign MoU

The BSE Ltd and the Indian Institution of Corporate Affairs (IICA) have signed an MoU to develop a CSR index, take up capacity building on CSR, conduct education and awareness programmes, and activities to facilitate effective corporate participation in CSR areas. On the occasion, R Ramadorai, chairman of the BSE Ltd, said, BSE, through this partnership with IICA, shall work on CSR Index which will aim to be a driver for CSR practices for the Indian corporate world and an ideal option for investors to put their money for responsible investment. More investors are considering CSR as an important investment theme.

TMI & Confd of NGOs of rural India join hands

With the aim to address unemployability in rural India, TMI Group has announced a partnership with CNRI (Confederation of NGOs of Rural India). Called NIRMAAN, it aims to provide jobs to the rural youth by counselling, coaching and training. NIRMAAN was inaugurated by Narendra Jadhav, member, Planning Commission, and member, National Advisory Council.

Good Life & Vardhman to launch real estate course

Vardhman Group joined hands with Good Life Education, a start-up, to bring to India a certified course in real estate, in order to bridge the gap that has been created due to the inadequacy of accurate information and to open up a plethora of opportunities for budding professionals in the real estate sector.

EBS offers in-company PGDM programme

Era Business School, Delhi, has come up with a new, in-company full-time PGDM programme for the working professionals. The programme also includes an international exposure for students. Its duration is two years and it will be held at the schools campus in Dwarka, Delhi.

Amity B-school, Noida, organises alumni meet

Amity Business School recently organised its alumni reunion called Smriti Sangam at its campus in Noida, which was attended by alumni from 1997 to 2007 batches. Atul Chauhan, chancellor, Amity University, on the occasion, shared the news that over 500 patents have been filed by the scientists and researchers of Amity over the last few years.

Extramarks honoured with K-12 IDA Award 2013

Extramarks Education has been honoured with the India Didactics Association Award (IDA) 2013 for excellence in product and solution for K-12 segment at the India Worlddidac 2013. Atul Kulshrestha, chairman, Extramarks Education, said, This award is a reflection of our passion in education and the hard work we have put in to engage the students.

VIS introduces TigerTurf, a multi-sport surface

Venkateshwar International School, Delhi, has introduced TigerTurf 1000, a multi-sport surface, so as to develop interest in sports among the students. It was inaugurated by Jan Henderson, New Zealand High Commissioner in New Delhi.