IAS Vs IIM (MBA) Debate!!
Time and again.. this is the question which keeps trickling.. in the minds of almost every student of our country. The reasons for this are varied. Well.. i m not gonna mention all.. but would essentially try to throw light on some.. one by one..
Lemme began the first by quoting, an excerpt from our national pink dailies - The Economic Times or ET as it is popularly known.
TIMES NEWS NETWORK[ MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2004 02:10:43 PM ]
MUMBAI: While one acronym symbolises power, the other symbolises pelf....
Quite true.. as said above.. IAS is the gateway to power.. whereas an MBA from IIM opens door to Dollar Salaries.. Working in Dream Companies.. and so on!
Every year.. once the placements in these Centres of Excellence gets over.. this question arises again..!! The reason.. the graduates from these institutes are offered start-up salaries which an IAS, IFS or IPS officer would make close to the end of a career spanning three decades.
This salary imbalance often lead to uncomfortable situations.. putting the student in a dilemna whether he should go for an MBA or a Career in Civil Services.. which is said to be the prestigious career since British Raj The IAS is seen as an illustrious career-path that could do wonders to one's self-esteem and could rocket the family repute as well.
I can elaborate on this much more.. but for now.. i invite you to comment on this post.. about what would you have gone in for and why if given a choice between the two!!
I 'll definitely get back to this post again soon..
Till then.. Goodbye from me!