“But I thought Pepsi was up there, right with HLL and P&G in FMCG!”
“No Sir, HLL and P&G are in slot 1; Pepsi is in slot 2.”
“Jaya, I really do not understand this. I have been the placement cordinator here and still I do not understand what my students look for and how they decide things.”
Let me not try to be verbatim anymore, but from the list in the previous post, you know whom it was with.
Then the discussion steered towards this focus on job and job only, not just amongst the students, but also amongst the faculty in Indian B-Schools. “We are becoming placement agencies!” is what he said. I asked if this is what MBA education was supposed to be and if situation abraod is similar. He said it is very different there. Faculty hardly know anything about jobs and placement. “And so they *teach*!”
Does it mean people there do not get jobs, do not make good careers. We know that will be an absurd conception. And yet, the sanctity of academic aspects is maintained, independent of jobs people get.
I know there are several factors at play here for the difference, but there is something to be aspired for surely!