Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Bihar propelling India's telecom growth: survey

India, the second largest telecom market in the world, derives its growth in subscriber base from the otherwise underdeveloped states of Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, a survey by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) suggests.

According to an Assocham state-wise analysis of mobile subscription released Tuesday, Bihar registered the maximum increase in annual telecom subscribers, marking a growth of 88.2 per cent in the fiscal 2007-08 as compared to the 51.1 per cent in 2006-07.

The total number of mobile phones in Bihar increased from 57,73,370 in 2006-07 to 108,69,459 in 2007-08.

Bihar was followed by Madhya Pradesh, which saw mobile phone users increase from 66,82,326 in 2005-06 to 124,91,306 in 2007-08. West Bengal registered an increase of 86.1 per cent in the subscriber volumes from 84.4 per cent in 2006-07. In volume terms, it increased from 5040111 in FY 2006-07 to 9381095 in the previous fiscal.

“While the metropolitan cities have reached their saturation point, the next phase of telecom growth in India is being driven by sub-urban places of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Orissa,” Assocham president Sajjan Jindal said.

According to the Assocham analysis, keeping aside Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai, smaller centres have registered an upsurge, thanks to the major players entering into the unexplored markets, growing middle class, low tariffs and economic mobile handsets.

A great opportunity for CAT aspirants with guts and gumption

Dear Friends,
I am Manoj. I run ERUDITE's Patna centre, a premier name in CAT training, since last three years. I am bit depressed to note that results are not very enthusiastic for students who have done their graduation from Bihar. I do agree that there are lot of students from bihar who qualify for IIM but I am talking about the students who have done their graduation from Bihar. (I exclude the students who are from Bihar and have done their graduation from outside.)

Despite all my efforts I am unable to locate the reasons for this.

This has prompted me to take some steps in right direction ( I think so, may be I am wrong.)

1. I am calling all (the potential aspirants) of CAT - 08 who think that they have the calibre to crack the exam.
2. I, along with my team will tutor them free of cost if they pass our screening criteria.
3. If right candidates are found I am sure that this year Patna will see some IIM results.

I request you all to spread this to your aquaintances and connections in Patna and Bihar. I am looking for some real potential.

The course plan is of 4 months, (July, aug, sept, october) and (aug, sept, october November) . It will cater the basics and problems as per our schedule. The maximum intake is of 20 candidates per batch and maximum two batches I can handle this time. They must fulfill the mimimum marks criteria of CAT i.e. 50%, and should clear our benchmark test.

Hope that you all will look at it positively and cooperate. I will be extremely grateful if you people can send some bright students with zeal to overcome the awe factor of CAT exam. This is a pure non - commercial step taken by me because I am desparate for results.


The interested candidates can contact me at following address and numbers

336-Jamal Road (Near Railway station), Above TTK Pharma, opposite Bob Hotel, 2nd Floor.
Patna - 800001
M: 09334310537

P.S.: About me:
I am in this line since last one decade. My professional qualification is BE (Electronics). I did my graduation in 1992 from MNREC Allahabad (now NIT)

If you can suggest something positive for this endeavour i will be delighted.