It is admirable the way you have put together India’s Best B-schools issue (BT, September 23, 2007). At the same time, year after year, the same schools steal the show, like the Indian Institutes of Management.
It would be interesting if in your next year’s survey you could feature other regional best schools like you have done in the case of Mumbai (Campus City) this time.
That would be a real encouragement for these schools.
-A. Jacob Sahayam, through e-mail
TISS Should be in
The fifth annual survey of best B Schools (BT, September 23, 2007) had a wide spectrum of articles and made for an interesting reading. But it is strange that The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) does not find a mention in Mumbai schools—Campus City.
The 70-year-old grand institution is reputed for its courses on human resource management and labour relations. Recognised as a deemed university by the University Grants Commission in 1964, the institute was also awarded a 5-star rating in 2002 by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council.
-Pijus Kanti Das, through e-mail
Diversification a Plus for Wipro WIPRO is perhaps the only Indian IT major to have a strong presence in both hardware and software sectors. Azim Premji (BT, September 9, 2007) is pursuing the right strategy of strengthening his core business by way of acquisitions. Wipro has a distinct advantage over its contemporaries as it is also a strong player in unrelated sectors like consumer goods and infrastructure services.
With the IT sector under pressure because of a stronger rupee and a slowdown in the US economy, this strategy of diversification will surely boost Wipro’s growth trajectory. And the good work that the Azim Premji Foundation is doing, even though not as a business strategy, should also enhance the visibility of the company.
-R.K. Sudan, through e-mail
An Aggressive Strategy
Azim Premji’s Global March reflects the aggressive spirit of Wipro to make a mark at the global level. The desire to grow faster than other companies appears to be the driving force behind its acquisition spree in recent times, and this is likely to lead to organic growth. Premji’s vision will definitely lead Wipro to becoming a global company and a true Indian MNC. The achievements of Wipro, in diversified fields, cannot be overlooked and kudos to BT for highlighting them.
-Ajay Gupta, through e-mail
A Global Company
It’s amazing what progress a corporation can make under a dynamic leader like Azim Premji. It’s truly a global company, having acquired 11 companies in less than two years. Surely, after such a frenetic pace of acquisition, Premji would be looking at consolidating the holdings so that the bottom line continues to be healthy.
-D.B.N. Murthy, through e-mail
Fun Parks Need Business Savvy
Thrill factories for children (BT, September 9, 2007) might not be a child’s play but they are a great business proposition. But various factors need to be considered before venturing into this business. The location has to be great and the rides and other attractions at the park have to be innovative so that people are ready spend Rs 400-500. And, one can only pray that fun parks don’t start mushrooming like shopping malls, because then there will be no novelty left in them.
-Bal Govind, through e-mail
RIP aLL is music to the ears
I am a music buff and possess A large collection of LP records, cassettes and CDs, which I am unwilling to let go of. Therefore, I was thrilled to read about the RIP ALL device being developed by Philips (BT, August 26, 2007). I am sure there are many more people like me out there waiting for this product to be launched.
R. Shankar, through e-mail
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