How IIM alumni perception about Batla House changed
OT, June 4, 2012 12:24 IST
Malik Ghufran Rumi
Kamal Sharma (IIM-A) and Sunil Kala (IIM-A) visited Batla House on June 1, 2012 for the first time to conduct interviews for FOSTIIMA Business School.
They were well impressed with the performance of the students, who had participated at the Education Expo 2012 organized at Surya Hotel a few days ago by the India International Education Foundation with community portal OKHLATIMES being the media partner.
They were surprised that Batla House has such a great pool of talent and they were surprised by the large number of coaching institutes in the area.
After the session, they inquired about the living standards of Muslims, their education, employment opportunities and other things. As outsiders they were curious to know many things. They said that they thought Batla House was a small locality with no civic amenities where uneducated people live. They also asked about the infamous Batla House encounter.
I answered their queries with patience and took them towards Sailing Club road so as they could themselves see what the area was like. They were surprised to see the swanky houses with BMW, Audi, and other top of the line cars parked outside.
I told them that a large number of students along with working professionals, IAS officers, teachers, professors, lawyers, journalists and doctors reside in the area.
Both Kamal and Sunil were happy to learn that Muslims were trying hard to get quality education and employment. I also told them about e-daily OKHLATIMES, a portal that for the last two years has been highlighting local issues regularly and providing residents a platform to raise their voices.
They visited the website through their mobiles and lauded the efforts of the portal for bringing a positive change in society.
It was then that I realized that only education can bring in changes in our lives.
Despite facing problems like long hour power outages, sewage, parking and others, we can solve our problem if we invest in quality education. It will change our thought process and will inculcate civic sense in us.
India International Education Foundation (IIEF) and OKHLATIMES will be organizing GD and PI sessions for admissions in MBA/PGDM and BBA in various UGC/AICTE approved colleges. The sessions will be held at Batla House and nearby locations.
Also, IIEF on its own is offering certification course in Personality Development, Time Management, Interview Skills and Resume Writing. The fee for the complete 15 day module is Rs. 500/- only. Scholarships are also available.
Contact +91 9891240304
(Rumi is director IIEF that is located in Batla House)
DISCLAIMER: OKHLATIMES should not be held responsible for fees and other issues.
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