FORE School awarded Best B School for promoting Industry - Academia Interface.by Ravi Thakur Educationalist
FORE School of Management, Delhi was awarded the ‘BEST B-SCHOOL FOR PROMOTING Industry - Academia Interface’ in the National Education Excellence Awards 2015 organized by ASSOCHAM India, recently. The award was given by the Hon’ble State Minister of HRD, Prof. (Dr.) Ram Shankar Katheria, also the Chief Guest for the occasion.
A great deal of emphasis is given to ‘Industry-Interface’ at FORE to familiarize the students with their future work place. Dr. Jitendra K. Das, Director, FORE, earlier said, “At FORE, we are driven by industry & employers’ demand. Curriculum is upgraded constantly in consultation with industry leaders and the approach to shape up our students are such that, the recruiters find them high on the fitment-quotient and they are better equipped for their respective job roles.” Even the selection committee for GD & PI at FORE, comprises of one panelist from the corporate sector.
Continuous efforts by the premiere B school, to keep the curriculum industry relevant, has paid offwell as students of FORE are now a preferred lot for MNCs. Some of the names from the 100+ list of respectable organizations, which FORE can boast of, includes - HSBC, Bank of America, Michael Page International, Honeywell, Royal Bank of Scotland, Pitney Bowes, Deloitte, Thomas Cook, TNS Global, Accenture, Dun & Bradstreet, Dell, E&Y, Franklin Templeton, Google, HP and HCL. The average placement offers in the past 2 years has been INR 8 lacs PA (20% offers above 10 lacs) while the highest was INR 39.5 lacs PA.
The ASSOCHAM Education Summit and National Excellence Award had eminent panelists and jury from industry, academia and government and theme of the summit was”Importance of Research in Higher Education. Dr. Amarendra Pani, Deputy Director & Head Research, AIU; Prof. (Dr.) Balvir S. Tomar, Chairman & Chancellor, NIMS University; Shri Ravi Wig, Chairman, ASSOCHAM; Dr. Madhukar Angur, Chancellor, Alliance University; Dr. B. B. Babu, Vice Chancellor, Galgotia University;Mr. Ramshankar Singh, Chairman, ITM University were some of the panelist.
Brainstorming sessions were held on topics like Quality & Standard of research, Technology Transfer, Develop research attitude in school level. Dr. Urvashi Makkar, Director, IMS Ghaziabad; Prof. Ramesh Kasetwar, Founder Trustee & CEO, Quality Plus; Dr. Madhumita, Director, IFIM; Ms. Ashish Garg, Education Futurist, Founder and CEO- Discover Tomorrow; Mr. Mohanlakhamraju, Vice Chairman, Great Lakes Institute; Mr. Karunn Kandoi, President of International Business and Skill Development, Extramarks Education Pvt. Ltd and Mr. Maninder Singh Nayyar, Co-Chairman, National Council on Education, HRD & Employment, ASSOCHAM were also present.
The nominated educational institutes were evaluated on the basis of their innovation, scalability, their ability to overcome challenges and positively contribute to the progress of their students.
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