Thursday, March 18, 2010

Finally TERI.... Wow!!

Upinder Dhingra got selected to The Energy and Resources Institute and that is one of the best news I have had in a while. Apart from a student succeeding in getting a job in a company what pleased me more was that I too had dreamt of working with TERI after my MBA. My attempts at associating with them were however fruitless. So a student getting in is almost like an extension of me getting in! I know, Upinder may not look upon himself as an “extension” of me but I guess these are some of the few luxuries teaching offers!
That brings me to another point. I do not see many MBAs look for jobs in the not for profit sector. Is it probably because they consider working for such institutions as working for less remuneration? If that is so, they are mistaken! NGOs and organizations like WWF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, Teri….. offer more than decent packages compared to many conventionally attractive sectors.
More than that working in such organizations offers young managers a chance to work at policy level issues and areas of significant socio economic importance.
I guess coming semester onwards we should try to highlight such companies in the classes too!


Satindra said...

A teacher is always happy when students excel in their work or achieve extraordinary success. Student are more than willing to give credit to their teachers which to mind they only partly deserve. A teacher's influence on a student's character and learning is probably as important as oxygen is for life but it needs to be as unobtrusive as air. Was Eqlavya's achievement because of his Guru Dronacharya's influence? Sure it was. Was he ever around while Eqlavya learnt, trained, practiced and mastered? No. Teachers influence more by the student's perception of them than by teaching. The lesson is in the man not in the classroom. To borrow from W.B Yeats,
"Are you the leaf, the blossom or the bole?
O body swayed to music, O brightening glance,
How can we know the dancer from the dance?"
Same for the teacher.
Should not be able to know the teacher apart from his teaching.

Upinder Dhingra said...

Dear Pillai Sir

I am honored for all your kind words sir...u referring to me as an extension of you gives me such an incredible feeling...all this has been possible only because of great teachers like you sir...I still remember your words sir ...."Read like Maniacs" in my mind....n i must say reading is something that has worked wonders for me...Thanks a lot for your continuous motivation and sharing of knowledge you....

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