DUBAI, June 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
The internationally ranked S P Jain School of Global Management, with campuses in Dubai, Singapore and Sydney launched its fourth campus in the heart of the business district in Lower Parel, Mumbai, on June 5th in response to a strong felt-need for a campus in India.
Speaking at the launch, Mr. Nitish Jain, President of the School said that these were exciting times for India with rising growth and aspirations. 'The time,' in his view, 'was just right for a young, innovative and daring School that is willing to challenge old and redundant teaching methods. Teaching has to give way to learning and learning needs to be experiential. Unless this happens, our students will never be competition ready.'
Pioneers of the Business Education 2.0 model, the School is founded on the principle that, while books and published literature are important, they cannot be seen as a substitute for real-life problem-solving pedagogy. 'Structure and routine are not the characteristics of the real world,' said Mr. Jain. 'The real world is chaotic and volatile. Students have to understand that and our School teaches them the survival skills that enable them to see disruption as an opportunity and not as a daunting and unexpected challenge.'
Former diplomat and author, Mr. Amit Dasgupta, who will head the Mumbai campus, said he was excited to be part of this great exploration. 'Teaching methodology, like products, have to constantly adapt and evolve or else they will perish. The School symbolizes change because it challenges perceptions of how things ought to be. A campus in the heart of the business district is in itself an example of how the School is different and not divorced from the external environment.
The Campus would offer BBA and EMBA programs in addition to open, customized Executive Education and certificate programs.
The School is starting a Distinguished Speakers series. Dr. Tim Jones, an internationally renowned futurist, would be delivering a series of talks from June 5th till June 7th. On June 11th, the Australian High Commissioner, H. E., Mr. Patrick Suckling would speak on the India-Australia Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement [CECA], with specific emphasis on the services sector, in particular education and skilling.
The School was ranked among the Top 20 MBA programs in the world in the Forbes Best Business Schools (International) Rankings 2013, #11 in the world in the 'Best International 1 year MBA programs' category and #19 in the 'Best International MBA programs' category. It is the youngest business school to be ranked by the Financial Times for 2 years in a row (2011 and 2012).
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