Amrita School of Business (ASB) has inaugurated its 21st batch of full-time MBA program (Class of 2018) at Amriteshwari Hall in the campus on 6 June 2016. The new batch comprises of 135 students from all over the country, coming from different disciplines, including engineering, medicine, arts and science.
The orientation program for new students will extend for three weeks, beginning from today, all designed to benefit the students to adapt to the management domain with ease. The programs also aim to instill the true spirit and culture of the institution, enabling them to experience the new phase of life seamlessly.
The inauguration program commenced with a welcome speech by Dr. R. Raghu Raman, Chairman, ASB. Dr. Raman took students and parents through the exciting 21 years journey of ASB, presenting them the myriad of opportunities awaiting at the campus. “From the new specialization ‘MBA in Business Analytics’, international internships, to experiential program Live-in-Labs®, students joining this year have a revamped, rewarding two-year ahead,” he said.
There were four Guests of Honors for the day, who are also the alumni of ASB Coimbatore-- Mr. Soorraj V. S., Vice President, and Country Head – Sales at Pine Labs (alumni from Class of 1999); Mr. Sathyan Rajan, Founder Bargaain and MD Accumenta (alumni from Class of 2003); Mr. Anand Menon, National Sales Leader- Flight Shop (alumni from Class of 2007); and Mr. Anup Menon, General Manager, CIEL HR (alumni from Class of 2007).
In his inaugural address, Mr. Soorraj took the audience through the reminiscence of ASB during his time, pointing to the students how ASB has influenced his personal and professional life. “The pedagogy, the ecosystem, its alliance with the sub-ecosystems, and the learning experience are the three things I embrace at ASB. Without my knowledge, they are imbibed in me. The newbies here will realize as they go through their career,” he said.
Mr. Sathyan Rajan, Founder - Bargaain and MD - Accumenta, presented a humoristic perspective of the two years ahead at ASB, merging his own experiences at the campus. He had four pieces of advice for the upcoming students – Be unreasonable, Follow your Heart, Never fear to speak your mind, and Love the losses. His anecdotes not only entertained the students, but also informed them about their choices. Mr. Rajan is also the State -Joint Secretary IT Wing, AIADMK.
Mr. Anand Menon, National Sales Leader- Flight Shop and Mr. Anup Menon, General Manager, CIEL HR took the opportunity to interact with the audience, providing the students and parents a space to clarify their apprehensions. Mr. Anup Menon also remembered to assure the strength of 1950+ alumni of ASB through his pledge to assist in the placements, both in summer and final placements.
The event also had talks on ‘Introduction to PGP’ by the PGP – Chair Prof. A. V. Shyam, 'area-wise overview' by each subject Chair, student welfare activities, screening of videos, etc. before the ice break session before the end of the day.
About Amrita School of Business and ASB MBA program
With a legacy that spans over 21 years, ASB Coimbatore has consistently been considered as India’s premier b-school. In the recent MBA rankings*, ASB was ranked at #2 by Business World, AAA+ by Career360, #9 by Business Line-MBA Universe, #A3 by AIMA, #15 by Outlook, and #15 by Business Today. Higher Education Review magazine titled the college as ‘Management College of 2015’.
It’s the well-designed industry-aligned curriculum, especially the collaboration with IBM, SAP, Capstone, SHRM; the experiential learning program Live-in-Labs®; the highly acclaimed faculty from reputed colleges such as Harvard, UC Berkeley, Kellogg, London School of Economics, New York University, Stirling, Cornell, IIMs, IITs, XLRI, ICAI, JNU etc.; and the collaboration with top foreign institutions worldwide including Telecom Ecole De Management (France), University of Groningen (Netherlands), Deakin University (Australia), University of Porto (Portugal); that make ASB Coimbatore a perfect abode to choose for two-year full-time MBA.
The b-school also takes pride in 100% placement every year. ASB is the Alma Mater of CEOs, VPs, Managements Executives, Managing Directors in blue chip multinationals like Apple, Google, TCS, Microsoft, Deloitte, Paypal, AOL, Ernest & Young, Jones, Lang LaSalle, to name a few. It has a strong alumni network of 1950+ worldwide.
During their Life at ASBC, students are given opportunities to hone their leadership skills with events such as Pragati, Utsav, Kalakriti, and much more. ASB also encourages participation at conferences and research-activities worldwide. ASB’s Corporate Industry Relations train students for placements and its efficiency is proven, with companies like ITC, Future Group, Zoho, Berger Paints, TCS etc. amongst our top MBA recruiters.
Dr. Shrikant G. Kulkarni,