Mumbai, Maharashtra India (PressExposure) June 15, 2011 -- An exclusive unveiling of India's premier green B-school offering international business education, situated in the environs of Mumbai.
A moment of pride and honor, India witnessed the launch of its first green business school, aimed at creating responsible corporate leaders who adhere to ethical principles in business life - 'Universal Business School' (UBS).
The distinguished panel present at the press conference comprised of Mr. Gurdip Anand (Principal Founder, Chairman and Managing Director, UBS), Mr. Tarun Anand (Co-Founder, UBS) , Mr. Babulal Verma (Co-Founder, UBS) ; Dr. Indu Shahani (Sheriff of Mumbai & Chief Mentor, UBS), Dr. Alok Jain, (Dean, UBS), Arun Nanda (Director, Mahindra & Mahindra), Ashith Kampani (MD, JM Financial), Navin Vora (CEO, IMG Asset Management), Ms. Ipsita Dasgupta, (MD, Cisco Systems) and Mr. Atul Tandon, (Director, JL Morrison).
Also present at the press conference and on the distinguished panel was Padma Bhushan Dr. S.S. Johl, Economic Advisor to four Indian Prime Ministers (he is also on the UBS board of governors)
The press conference also saw the unveiling of the Universal Business School, Coffee Table Book - "Who will be the winners"! - quotes from 50 leaders from different industries & different walks of life.
Universal Business School is the brainchild of three highly accomplished business professionals, mastered in managing global businesses - Mr. Gurdip Anand (Principal Founder, Chairman and Managing Director, UBS), Mr. Babulal Verma and Mr. Tarun Anand. They are passionate about establishing in India, a leading business management school that provides Indian and international organizations with superior talent, sensitive to Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Environmental Concerns.
Mr. Gurdip Anand, Principal Founder, Universal Business School says, "Any educational institute, which seeks to make a difference and transform the lives of its students, must have a "SOUL" of its own. Universal Business School has been developed, with this thought uppermost in our mind. Whereas, we will impart the highest caliber management thought to our students, we will provide young managers from UBS to Corporates, who are imbued with several soul-enriching values. Our students will learn about personal ethics and business ethics, before we teach them the principles of Corporate Governance. UBS students will also be sensitized about environmental concerns and why each manager must contribute towards the Corporate Social Responsibility Goals, of his / her organization."
Universal Business School distinguishes itself as an autonomous learning institution that focuses on pragmatic education to achieve business managerial excellence. The curriculum is designed with an objective to blend core research with experience in the real world, with significant emphasis on practice. The impeccable infrastructure, state-of-the-art housing and recreation facilities make it a perfect destination to attain business management education with an international edge. The aspiring business professionals at Universal Business School can acquire empirical learning through Thomson Reuters and Investment room where they will witness the impact of global events on their cross-asset portfolios in real time.
The intriguing feature of the eco-smart B-school that personifies excellence and industry acceptance is the Board of Governors, comprising of fifty esteemed professionals who spine the institute with their critical and truthful opinions. They are the exceptional leaders, entrepreneurs, academicians, government functionaries, members of the Armed Forces and CEO's from multi-national corporations, private and the public sector, determined to guide the development of the institute.
Dr. Indu Shahani, Chief Mentor, Universal Business School says, "As a Dean, I have been very proud of my students who have taken the lead and I would like to congratulate Tarun Anand for this brilliant initiative. My inclination towards education has been indivisible, however I always felt that there was a need for an experiential space that would add value to the existing education system of our country. Universal Business School promises to fill the gap between aspiring business professionals and the real world, promoting the ideology of ethical business and environment sustenance. Imparting entrepreneurial business education and creating responsible business professionals is the need of the hour and I commend Universal Business School for taking up the challenge."
Universal Business School has evolved from the diverse business ideologies of national and international organizations, consisting of thirty eminent faculty members from the finest Indian business schools and globally benchmarked institutions and universities. To ensure that the competencies imparted by Universal Business School to students, have complete relevance to the needs of the industry, a niche board of fifty CEO's, Directors and Vice Presidents heading global organizations has been established. UBS Senate (Universal Business School Senate) plans to meet twice each year to review the academic processes of Universal Business School and assist in curriculum enhancement as per the industry requirements.
Located in the lap of nature, Universal Business School promises to offer a challenging academic experience, with an international flavor which will transform lives of many!
"A Dream is not what you see in sleep, it is the thing which does not let you sleep"
- Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam