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May 2019

We are living in an age of rapid technological changes. By the year 2020, there will arise an increasing demand for about 3.3 billion workforce in the services and intensive-manufacturing sectors. This phase of structural transformation is not only focused globally, but is also expected to play out in India where 75% employment opportunities will arise in fields of services and manufacturing sectors. This structural shift in employment will increase demand for sophisticated workers, innovators, and thinkers who can thrive in a globally-connected and dynamic economy. And this can only be achieved if our prevalent education system is able to create an academic curriculum that is not only globally pertinent and competitive but is also able to serve the needs of both the domestic and global industrial standards. The first and foremost step in this direction is to integrate the Indian education system with a relevant and updated academic curriculum that will cater to the various industry standard needs and give higher education in the country a much needed boost of elasticity and compatibility. Any academic foundation is balanced on mainly two pillars – faculty and students. In the prevalent times, teacher should realize that the purpose of teaching is not just to cover the entire curricula but also to educate the students of elements beyond education. Students on the other hand, needs to be motivated enough to pursue knowledge not just within the walls of a classroom but also beyond it. Self learning and exposure to the latest technologies coupled with a focus on 'entrepreneurship on campus' by introducing active incubation/entrepreneurship cells, increased collaboration with leading corporates and proper coordination between the stakeholders – students, faculty, parents, government bodies, corporates – will also work towards facilitating a practice of designing globally competitive academic curricula for the students pursuing higher education in India. Pedagogy or the activities of educating is another decisive factor in shaping a globally competitive higher education system in a country. The foundation of pedagogy stands on the vortex of strong academicians who are not afraid to devise newer ways to impart teaching, to make pedagogy more adaptable to the needs of time and interesting to the millennial students. Gone are the days when an academician was considered to be 'good' if he had sound theoretical knowledge. In today's world, a faculty should not only have sound theoretical knowledge of his subject but he should also have an equal amount on industry exposure in order to be considered competent enough during pedagogy delivery and faculty audit. Apart from a balanced and updated academic curriculum and pedagogy style, the third most important step towards global relevance and competitiveness of the Higher Education system in our country is to adopt and adapt to high-end technologies in addressing the various evaluation and delivery needs of our academic institutions. In this millennia, Technology Adoption holds as much importance as other traditional meaning of academic delivery. It has the potential to make the education system more dependable and trustworthy, by aiding the various systems and

Hello, my name is Budhaditya Mondal and I am from Kolkata, ‘The City of Joy’. I would like to take this opportunity to share my Summer Internship Program (SIP) from one of India’s largest paint company – Asian Paints. For me it is a dream come true to have my first brush with corporate experience from such a market leader. I started my summer internship at Asian Paints as a Research Analyst, where I was tasked with visiting different Dealers, Contractors and also Customers from all over Kolkata to understand the problems that they are facing in the Asian Paints Premium Range Products. Now, there are three types of product range in Paint Industry – Economic Range, Luxury Range and Premium Range. Asian Paints has no problem with Economic and Luxury Ranges, as they are the market leaders of these two sects. However, in case of Premium Range, it faces a lot of challenges from immediate competitors like Berger, Nerolac, ICI, Indigo and Shalimar Paints. In such a scenario, I was given the responsibility to understand the overall interior Premium Range Market in Kolkata and also to execute a plan for Asian Paints to out-grow its competitors and help it to become the Market Leaders in Interior Premium Range section. My experience of SIP at Asian Paints has been a great learning curve for me as I got to work alongside and learn from so many veterans of the company, especially the Territory Sales Officers and Regional Sales Officer. Till now I had visited 47 dealers and also organized two ‘Contractors Meet’ in Baguiati (Hotel Shivagan) and Garia (Jatra Suru Sangha) for launching new lucrative schemes for contractors. As someone who is taking initial steps into the corporate world, I felt really welcomed when my seniors at Asian Paints, with its friendly environment, gave me all the support I needed while treating me as an employee instead of just an intern.  Being a Globsynite, I want to thank Globsyn Business School, our CRP team and my faculty members for their continuous contribution in my SIP journey.   Budhaditya Mondal PGDM Batch - 08, Globsyn Business School   If you have enjoyed reading this blog then you will like reading Globsyn Business School's (PGDM Batch - 7) student, Sneha Ranjan's blog: My Summer Internship at Tata Steel

Internet has become part of our daily life. We use it for number of reasons like searching for particular information, financial transactions, filling up online applications, gaming, social networking etc. The Internet/Telecom service providers charge their subscribers based on the data consumed/data plan subscribed. It’s known to all that the amount of data consumed during a particular surfing period/session is highly dependent on type of content accessed. For e.g. if anyone watching online video for an hour, his/her data consumed is much higher than that of a person who is browsing only text documents/web pages. Now let’s assume a hypothetical situation. The ISPs start charging to their subscribers based on websites/app visits. Say for example, ISP 'A' charges to their subscribers on browsing websites 'X', 'Y' and 'Z' but they provide free service on browsing websites 'D', 'E' and 'F'. On the other hand ISP 'B' throttles its network speed on browsing some specific websites/apps and provides full network speed for all other websites/apps. In these two scenarios, the ISPs are biased towards some specific apps/websites on providing their service. This implies that the ISPs are not neutral towards the content their subscribers browsed. Here comes the question of Network Neutrality/Net Neutrality. Network neutrality or Net neutrality refers to the idea that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) should treat all data that travels over their data networks freely, without inappropriate discrimination in favor of some specific apps, sites or services. It can also be defined as the principle that individuals should be free to access all web content and applications equally, regardless of the source, without ISPs discriminating against some particular online services or applications. In other words, it is the principle that the ISP that connects you to the internet does not get to control what you access on the internet. This principle is directly related to the protection of the future of the open Internet. If we consider the power supply sector for better understanding of the ‘neutrality’ concept then the scenario looks like-the power supply companies charge their consumers based on units of electricity consumed for various purposes like for running television, refrigerators, mixers, bulbs, air coolers etc. The electricity company does not specify the end usage of the units consumer purchase, does not discriminate between brands or type of appliances on costs, quality of electricity etc. The same logic applies to the internet. Net neutrality has to be defined as no discrimination to the users on the basis of access, speed, and content. While the first two aspects are in the purview of internet service providers, the last one – content – is under the platform providers. Now have a look at two incidents, which happened in India, related to this issue. Few years ago, Facebook launched Internet.org in India with Reliance Communications. It aimed to provide free access to some websites through an app. Under this project, Bing was offered as the only search engine. Sunil Mittal, CEO of Bharti Airtel, criticized the concept. But in the same year, Airtel announced

Thirty-five Kalyani Youth Leadership Forum (KYLF) volunteers visited the St. Joseph's Old Age Home recently, to celebrate the birthday of the resident senior citizens. The entire home was decorated for the occasion by these KYLF volunteers to celebrate the birthdays of the elders’. A number of cultural extravaganza and games were lined up to make this day memorable, complete with a cake cutting ceremony, distribution of birthday gifts & cards, and was later followed by song and dance performances by the student volunteers of KYLF, in which the elders also too, took part, enjoyed and received gifts for their performances. The moments spent there by the students of Globsyn Business School and KYLF volunteers, were like a roller coaster ride of emotional moments and sentimental memories which they will never forget in their lifetimes. Some of them chose this platform to share their experiences with the world. 1. Divyani Singh - It was a wonderful feeling performing for them and feeling the immense love that they showed to us. I have never had a more beautiful audience to sing to. 2. Shumedha Ghosh Dastidhar - It was a wonderful feeling performing for the elders. As a performer all we want is to entertain others and seeing them enjoying made me very happy. I would love to come back and perform for them once again. 3. Ritiman Thakur - I have taken back some wonderful memories from St. Joseph's Old Age Home. I lost my grandparent in the recent past, and therefore, with so many grandparents out here, I felt myself to be in a place where I intend to spend my upcoming days of love and peace. Their company made my loss a little less painful. Thank you St. Joseph's Old Age Home. 4. Tisha Ghosh - It was great being a part of this stupendous event with the elders. It felt really good to be with them for almost 2 hours and put a smile on their face. Wish to come back here more often. 5. Mubasshir Salam Khan - St. Joseph's Old Age Home, is a kind of home for those all people who for some reason, do not have their children to take care of them in their old age. I felt very emotional when I interacted with an old lady who lives in that old age home because both of her daughters are married and well settled. I was so sad and depressed to see that there are such homes where old people have to live without their families. To give them some moments of happiness, we organized a birthday party for all of them, entertained them with  dance and song, and we also gave them few gifts and birthday cards. I wish we all get many more such opportunities to visit so that they do not feel that they are alone. I would like to thank Globsyn Business School, as well as KYLF for giving us this opportunity. 6. Roshni Jaiswal - On the eve and under the brightness of Diwali festival, Globsyn Business School and KYLF decided