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Tuesday, May 10, 2005


Hema Ravichander quits Infy

Hema Ravichander, the high-profile HR head of Software major Infosys has decided to quit her job. She was behind many HR initiatives, which later became industry standards in the IT sector. She has been the driving force behind Infy’s consistent performance in the Best Employer Polls conducted jointly by Hewitt Associates and the various Business magazines.

Hema is an alumnus of IIMA and used to work with Mico Bosch in the past. Her husband Ravichander runs a firm called Feedback Marketing but he is known more for his involvement in the Bangalore Action Task Force (BATF).

Rumours come true – Raghu Pillai quits RPG, likely to join Pantaloon

Old economy feels the pinch

The BPO and IT boom has given way to a new kind of disparity. Old economy firms are finding it difficult to attract professionals. Old economy firms are not able to match the pay scales doled by the Tech sector.

This article says that some Old economy firms are finding it difficult in recruiting CA’s. The ICAI continues to keep a watch on the CA pass rate (Given that India is growing fast, the CA pass % can’t remain at the “Hindu rate of growth” anymore). The CA course seems to have lost its charm and this has resulted in a sudden fall in the number of people enrolling for the course. Marketing professionals and scientists are also in demand.


  • So what I thought was going to happen has finally happened (the Raghu Pillai news).

    Hema also has had a long stint at Infy and I guess it was time for her to switch tracks.

    By Blogger thennavan, at 4:13 AM  

  • thats a good news...I mean the demand for more marketing professionals. this also gives hope to people who cannot do CA due to many reasons.

    about the "other" companies, well they need to re-invent themselves. maybe they need to dole out more money.

    By Blogger saranyan, at 6:27 AM  

  • May be Raghu pillai has set his eyes on the Mahindra-Walmart venture ;-)

    By Blogger Thayirsaadham, at 11:17 AM  

  • To improve General Knowledge i suggest Sambhar's Blog

    By Blogger Kay, at 12:00 PM  

  • ICAI has to change the way the current system is being adopted.

    Previously 'n' of students joined the crowd and did articleship, benefitting the practising CAs. The pass % was lower.

    To improve the pass %, now ICAI has restricted at the entry level itself..saying, only those who hv finished Inter (first level) can do the Articleship.

    The end result is that the practising CAs are getting less no. of articles and ICAI is maintaining the same no. of pass outs...

    The best solution is for ICAI to revamp the syllabus and study / exam system. They need to market it very well. Nowadays, the aspiring students are getting scared when they ask about the pass rates.

    let it be tough..but let it be marketed well advertising the big scope in front of the students.

    By Blogger Ram.C, at 1:01 PM  

  • Few of my friends who did their B.Com felt the CA course was not worth doing ... They said it was difficult and lengthy.

    Some started the course and then quit coz. they found equally challenging (and paying) jobs, yeah mostly from the Tech Sector!

    By Blogger G3, at 5:01 PM  

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    By Blogger G3, at 5:01 PM  

  • ICAI should defly revamp its syllabus as ram.c has rightly pointed out...I remember my cousin really pressurised when he heard about the pass rates and i think he finally qiut attempting one!

    By Blogger IBH, at 11:03 PM  

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