Sunday, August 08, 2004

XLRI: Helping The Non-Govt Sector

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A Special Feature in The Financial Express' India Inc. Supplement dated August 7, 2004

Amidst a hectic academic session, students of XLRI, have gathered to provide voluntary consultancy services to non-governmental organisations (NGOs), not-for-profit organisations (NPOs) and small & medium scale enterprises (SMEs).

Working under the umbrella of Students’ Initiative Group for Managerial Assistance (SIGMA), the would-be managers are ready to help those who are helping others. The mission, among other things, according to Prof Biswatosh Saha, faculty coordinator, SIGMA, “is to promote the involvement and commitment of students to contribute to society through effective means of participation and to enhance leadership, managerial and entrepreneurial capabilities of non-profitable organisations (NPOs) and private sector initiatives on the social front by developing management consulting (with a high level of project responsibility) as a powerful tool”.
SIGMA, which takes up short-duration projects as it suits the B-School students who come for a two-year learning session, recently completed one for an NGO imparting informal vocational training to school dropouts at Liluah near Kolkata. Full Story
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