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Indian Management Education-Need for a Constructive Debate

Need for a Constructive Debate R Bandyopadhyay This essay examines the system of management education, training and development as practised in various developed western economies. Such an approach is seen to provide insights of value in examining the relevance of the existing state of management education in India, The paper concludes with suggestions for restructuring the system to infuse it with greater relevance.

Education for an Enlightened Society-A Review

Education for an Enlightened Society A Review R Bandyopadhyay The final report of the Acharyya Ramamurti Committee, set up to review the National Policy on Education (NPE) 1986, was tabled in parliament in early January this year. While this report has not yet heen made available to the public, the committee produced a perspective paper earlier which was distributed widely This article examines the measures suggested in the NPE 1986, critically reviews the modifications and changes proposed in the perspective paper and offers alternative suggestions on some aspects so that a wider debate may be initiated on vital issues in education.

Development Banking in Rural Areas

Social Banking: State Bank of India; Twenty-Ninth Report of Estimates Committee 1985-86 Eighth Lok Sabha, Lok Sabha Secretariat, New Delhi,
IN the mid 50s the Imperial Bank of India was taken over by the government of India. The bank was redesignated as State Bank of India with the obvious purpose of building the banking infrastructure tuned to the developmental needs of a planned economy. This was the first significant step in aligning banking institutions with national development priorities and goals. However even after that the required transformation of banking institutions in conformity with the national goals and priorities did not take place. The Social Control Act in the late 60s and the creation of the national credit council did not significantly help in channelising bank funds to desirable sectors for planned growth. During this period adequate banking infrastructures in rural and semi-urban areas were not created. After nationalisation of 14 major commercial banks in July 1969, a big push was given by the policy makers towards expansion of banking activities. Banks were declared as instruments of development. We noticed rapid expansion of bank branch network into rural areas and expansion of bank credit to agriculture and related activities. Certain desired economic activities were declared priority sectors as far as the flow of bank credit was concerned. In this initial phase of big push, the word 'social banking

Mass Banking Management Problems

R Bandyopadhyay Before one can examine the management processes and problems arising out of mass banking, attention needs to be focused on the character and conceptual foundations of mass banking. An attempt is, therefore, made here to examine the nature and content of mass banking in India, with special reference to its need and linkage to the process of development. Later the nature of the managerial problems that mass banking has thrown up and ways and means of tackling them are analysed.

Small Horsepower Diesel Engine Industry in India-A Systems Study

in India A Systems Study R Bandyopadhyay S Datta There are conflicting views about the future of the small horsepower diesel engine industry. While some are optimistic about the bright future of the industry, some doubt its very survival. Further, in view of the energy crisis, it is imperative that for any future development of the industry the aspects of alternative fuels and saving of fuel should be examined in a systemic way.

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