Prospects of management education are incomparable

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Ananda Bahadur Chand

Anand Bahadur Chand
Boston International College

Having graduated from Tribhuvan University, Ananda Bahadur Chand attained leadership and management courses from international organizations. He also achieved several supplementary courses that helped him to reach this level. He also did research in health related projects operated by WHO. In addition, he has also accomplished the courses of Harvard University and European Union.

Ananda Bahadur Chand is the Chairperson at Boston International College, Bharatpur, Chitwan. The college offers BBA, BBA-BI, BCIS and MBA programs, affiliated to Pokhara University. The college is wrestling to develop it as a center of excellence in management studies. Mr. Chand shares his views with College Readers on growing significance of management education in this business-oriented world. Excerpts:

Since you have gained a long experience in education sector, how do you analyze the status of management education in Nepal in the recent years?

Management education has been charming in the recent years. In the context of Nepal, science and technology comes after management. There are varieties of branches of knowledge under the faculty of management. The need of management was felt more since the last 10-15 years and the attraction has been increasing more in the present days due to its multidimensional courses. In the recent years, managerial human resources are demanded in every sector for proper management. It has also enhanced the charming and attraction to management education.

Boston International College has established itself to be one of the leading academic institutions for the impartation of management education in Nepal. How is it possible to attain such benchmarks?

Our contributions to management education are praiseworthy. We started our academic journey from Boston International College with the mission to produce globally competitive human resources. We made our painstaking efforts and showed devotion to accomplish the college’s goals; as a result, we have attained a phenomenal success. The parents, students, faculty members and all the stakeholders have equal contributions to bringing the institution to this condition. Our faculty members are experts and globally recognized in their vocations. We have also managed to invite visiting professors from recognized universities, such as Harvard University in order to exchange their knowledge and experience. This effort has also supported for the enhancement of quality education. Similarly, Boston International College has earned its name and recognition for its high academic standards.

Has Boston facilitated job placement cell to its graduates?

We mainly focus on entrepreneurship that enables our students to get a job; so, we’ve managed to establish job placement cell for them. The journey of today is the start of incubation. That is why, we have sent some of our students to various countries for internship, such as Singapore, India, Indonesia and Myanmar. We have also managed to offer our students a one-month industrial course in France. Some of our students have already returned to Nepal after completing the course. Similarly, Boston has collaborated with national and international organizations for internship and job placement privileges. In this regard, our students are employable in the global market.

How do you acknowledge the achievement of your graduates in the global market?

We prepare human resources based on needs and demand of the global market. We have collaborated with industries and companies and we impart education to our students accordingly. We have facilitated training on project management, decision making, problem-solving etc. by renowned trainers which are required for corporate offices worldwide. In fact, our products are not prepared to seek jobs rather they want to be job creators, i.e. entrepreneurs. In addition, we instill in our students patriotism that aspires them to work in their motherland. As a result, most of our graduates are involved in high level posts in governmental and non-governmental sectors, both as incumbents and entrepreneurs.

Pokhara University has adopted a policy of depriving students with D plus of admission in bachelor level. As a result, the number of students is decreasing in various intervals of time. In your opinion, how can the problem be solved?

The University can prepare eligibility criteria for admission, but it should analyze the ongoing situation, policy of the government and the practice of other Universities. A student with D+ grade can study at other Universities of Nepal, including TU and even at Oxford and Harvard Universities. In this context, it is not relevant for Pokhara University to stick to this policy. In this regard, the University Authority should seek an all-accepted solution before it’s too late.

Based on your experience, why students should study management education?

In the context of Nepal, industry and banking sectors are increasing now. The concept of corporate business has emerged in the recent days. Commercial banks, development banks, cooperatives, micro finance companies and financial institutions are growing rapidly. Similarly, tourism has become a growing industry in Nepal. And hospitality sector has become wider not only in Nepal, but also in the world. In this situation, we need a huge number of skilled human resources for this field. This could be true BHM, BBA, MBA etc. have attracted a high number of students due to high demand of such human resources in the global market. So, one should study management education for the assurance of either employment or entrepreneurship.

What suggestions would you like to give to ten-plus-two graduates for further study?

Every college makes eye-popping prospectus, but very few colleges fulfill their promises. Boston International College has set priorities to quality management. We give supplementary training to our students, which is the first stage of the preparation of human resources. We have established ten different clubs, and each club has to present at least two programs in each semester. Similarly, each student should perform at least two presentations in each subject in each semester. Overall, one student should prepare at least 80 presentations during the four years’ bachelor program. This provision has developed confidence and efficiency in our students. So, I suggest that students should visit Boston International College and get information about its academic activities. We are fully committed to imparting quality education focusing on total quality management with the view to produce human resources according to need and demand of the global market.


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