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Education | Teachers quit to secure better jobs, salaries

Education | Teachers quit to secure better jobs, salaries
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First Published: Thu, Feb 26 2009. 11 05 PM IST
Updated: Thu, Feb 26 2009. 11 05 PM IST
New Delhi: One out of four people teaching in India’s higher education institutions (HEIs) quit within a year for better compensation and job security, says a survey conducted by an organization involved in education initiatives led by former space scientist K. Kasturirangan.
The survey, conducted by survey firm MARCH for Emerging Directions in Global Education, pegs the average attrition rate in academic institutes at 25% per annum while finding it at its lowest in medical colleges.
The number of people quitting engineering and management institutes was higher in a year, as per the survey that was held in 160 HEIs in eight states in February.
According to students interviewed in the survey, 60% of the teachers who quit, did so during the academic year, especially in private-run institutions, which adversely affects the academic programmes.
—Pallavi Singh
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207 students have secured jobs, says IIM-C
Kolkata: The Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM-C) issued a statement on Thursday saying 207 students of the 2008-’09 batch had secured jobs so far. This includes jobs secured through so called pre-placement offers and laterals, or jobs offered to students with work experience.
Around 45% of these students opted for jobs in the financial sector, while 25% got job offers from consulting firms and 23% were offered marketing roles, IIM-C’s statement said. Some 33 students got placements abroad.
The second phase of placements starts on 2 March. This is the first time that placements at IIM-C is taking place in two phases due to final examinations which started on Wednesday.
The institute, however, did not give any details about the companies that hired the students and the salaries offered.
Staff Writer
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First Published: Thu, Feb 26 2009. 11 05 PM IST