IITians and IIM grads seek career in spiritualism

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 24 March 2011, 10:00 Hrs
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IITians and IIM grads seek career in spiritualism
Bangalore: IITians have started a new trend by opting for spiritualism as they future career other than i-banking or technology. Many IIT students are said to be working with the Art of Living foundation, Ramakrishna and Sringeri Mutts, Chinmaya mission, Mata Amritanandmayi ashram, Shirdi Sai Baba ashram and Iskcon in Bangalore.

According to most of the IITians, spiritual Inc helps them enhance they personal life and social service activities as well. It is an ice breaker for them from their routine hectic life. They said that during their course of life they had lost the meaning of life and life turned out to be very mechanical. They needed the sense of completion.

It is not only the IITians who are exploring spiritualism; a large contribution also comes from IIMs as well. It is a new mantra that the management institutions are introducing to the students. IIM Indore has incorporated the Bhagavad Gita in one of its courses as a means of providing spiritual guidance in the corporate battlefield. The sessions on the Bhagavad Gita are part of the course module on 'Ancient Oriental Philosophy and Spirituality' which is taught by Swami Samarpanananda of Sri Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University (Belur Math), who imparted lessons on "how to develop and channelize their spiritual and mental energies to achieve excellence in the field of business management". Many of the IIM grads are taken as strategy analysts for spiritual foundations.

Prospective managers and entrepreneurs see an essential connect between spirituality and business today. The followers of management philosophy do not shun the parallels drawn between Mahabharata and business. IIM-C got some lessons on spirituality and ethics apart from honing their skills in business and finance. Dalai Lama addressed the students of IIM-C on virtues and principles from various walks of life.
Institutes are roping in spiritual so as to ensure that students get an all-round development and they should get a complete view of the society. They should not develop a business-oriented mind which can generate constraints in future.

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