Fifty-six percent Indians born in
the Gen Y period, feel that the brand value of a person’s educational alma mater has a significant impact on the career growth opportunities over the course of time. This prima facie, sounds rather obvious as institutions and corporations to a certain extent tend to contribute to this halo around students and professionals from prestigious educational institutes.
But does one’s alma mater play such a significant role in career development? Are alumni of prestigious schools in our country a privileged lot? Do they have it any easier than their counterparts? Or are there other factors of merit besides the brand value of one’s education at play in corporate society?
These are some of the answers we will address in this paper.