Down with those cursed second class IIMs
My old friends the Chaudharis were back ! And how ! Oooo mama !
Actually I started off reading page 11, and the only thought that crossed my mind was 'Arre these IIPM people have advertised in some different way boss!'
What ranting ! Let me quote the elder Chaudhari.
A recent proposal to introduce a 1 year MBA program to people having 5-years work experience (obviously non managerial supervisory level experience for most of them)is deemed to dilute academic content of the program to cater to emerging markets as demonstrated by Indian School of Business (with 250 acres of campus, which is double the size of an average IIM campus), Hyderabad. Having failed to prove the superiority of their 2 year MBA programs, the IIMs are lured by the high fees that ISB is able to charge and also secure a very high level of entry salary superseding the elitist salary of IIM passouts. Lacking confidence in their academic standards and contributions to business success, IIMs are trying to overcome their second class citizen status by entering into devalued 1 year MBA programs. The IIMs are thus victims of their own criteria of judging an institute's academic status by the level of salaries its graduates can command from the market by restricting artificially the supply of such graduates available to the industry.
Woof! Maybe it's my limited comprehension powers, but I needed to read just this paragraph about 3 times to understand what the man was trying to say. The Chaudharis obviously don't believe in the wisdom of brevity or conciseness, I told myself.
What I understood, finally, is that work experience is highly overrated as a criteria for learning management. My God! But that's revolutionary. What people around the world think and believe, MC has dared to think beyond. Why, pray, does IIPM call professors from Wharton and Harvard where a good level of work experience is definitely needed to secure admission into the prestigious B-Schools ? Shouldn't those communist bastards be admonished instead of encouraged by the venerable name that is IIPM ?
By the way, the IIMs enjoy a 'second class status' in India and have 'no contributions in business success'. That one really made my head spin. Amazing Chauduri babu! I admire your spunk. I wonder why 175000 students in the country don't agree with you though. Maybe, could it just be, that you are speaking out of your hat ? Scary thought, but maybe true.
Chote Nawab Arindam is even better. His analogies are going to make Navjot Sidhu cry in shame one of these days. I quote the great man:
English is a beautiful language. From Hallmark to Archies they all make millions out of this language by putting the same words like "I love you" in millions of different ways in their cards in an effort to produce emotions out of their printing factories. Today's management consulting firms are trying to do the same to keep their profession alive.
Woof! Woof! Wow! What a comparison (and a half).
About the teachers in management institutes (other then IIPM of course) he has this to say.
They are comparable to our corrupt and illiterate politicians who don't want to educate the public because of the fear that the first thing the educated public would do is to reject them. In fact keeping in mind the level of education of our management educators they are a worse lot, for it is worse to be educated and yet wanting education to be limited so that you can milk it than to be uneducated and wanting the masses to remain so.
I have to tell my father, that if he has any self respect left, he should leave his job of lecturing in XLRI and do something else. How dare he 'milk' his education ? How dare he, Damn it !
Needless to say, the paragraph quoted earlier is one among many in a full page rant by the Chaudhari duo, thanks to their pal TOI, which keeps me company in my toilet.
After being amidst so much crap early in the morning, I thought my bowels would now give up, when I turned the page and nearly fainted. Two full page ads by our IIPM brigade. Pages 12 and 13 of TOI went down the potty instantly.
What to do ? Man what to do ? I ask myself - how to stop this unstoppable nutty, lying duo ?