Wednesday, September 01, 2010

My articles on Soft Skills referred as Lessons in USA

I am happy to inform you that my articles on Soft Skills published online by rediff.com got incredible appreciation from colleges and Universities across the world and they are used as references by many colleges, among which the prominent is Elgin Community College, Elgin, Illinois, USA. My sincere thanks to Beverly Augustine and Michael Segreto of Elgin Community College, Elgin,IL for their initiative and excellent research on soft skills.

The following will take you to the content in which they referred my link to the articles on soft skills (P.13).

http://www.slideshare.net/ramphani/technology-soft-skills
http://www.box.net/shared/7gz5vvochv
http://www.entrepreneurship.co.in/2010/07/my-professional-journey-challa-ssjram.html

Your feedback is highly appreciated.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

A Professional Degree Can Not Guarantee A Plum Job

If you are a student in an engineering or MBA institute that is not among the top 100 in the country, there are chances that you might not get a placement or might have to settle for a very average pay. This is irrespective of the economic scenario and the hiring plans of companies. A survey covering 200 engineering colleges and 200 MBA institutes beyond the top 100 reveals that, on an average, only 15-20% engineering students, and about only 30-40% management students get placed. Moreover, the average salaries for the engineering passouts range between Rs 10,000 and Rs 15,000 per month, while for MBA graduates, they are between the Rs 12,000-15,000 band. The survey by Elements Akademia, a talent and training company, covered 20 cities including Kanpur, Bhopal, Indore, Coimbatore, Madurai and Ahmedabad over two years from 2008. It evaluated placements and salaries of the last three years.