ETYL B-School: The First Step to the Cor­ner Room

Reg­is­ter now for the 2017 edi­tion of ET Young Lead­ers pro­gramme

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Mumbai: Tr­isha Roy, a man­age­ment grad­u­ate from In­dian School of Busi­ness-Mo­hali, had a point in her cur­ricu­lum vi­tae that came up for dis­cus­sion in all her in­ter­views last year. Roy, one of the fi­nal 21 in The Eco­nomic Times Young Lead­ers B-School pro­gramme in 2016, said be­ing a can­di­date in the cov­eted pro­gramme gave her a lot of cred­i­bil­ity in front of her prospec­tive em­ploy­ers. The pro­gramme gives a plat­form to promis­ing fi­nal-year man­age­ment stu­dents to test their met­tle and to en­gage with top CEOs of In­dia Inc to un­der­stand the skills re­quired to build a suc­cess­ful ca­reer in to­day’s cor­po­rate world.

In its first three years, The Eco­nomic Times Young Lead­ers B-School re­ceived an over­whelm­ing re­sponse, record­ing par­tic­i­pa­tion from more than 35,000 stu­dents. Sixty-two of them from var­i­ous premier in­sti­tutes have so far been se­lected as Young Lead­ers. The fourth edi­tion is cur­rently open for reg­is­tra­tion. To be screened through thou­sands of ap­pli­cants from busi­ness schools across the coun­try, meet­ing the stal­warts of In­dia Inc and mak­ing it to the fi­nal list is al­ways an ex­pe­ri­ence to cher­ish for a life­time. And, that was the big­gest take­away for the young lead­ers who made the fi­nal cut in the first three edi­tions.

The na­tional-level tal­ent hunt, launched in 2014, as­sesses fi­nal-year, full-time man­age­ment stu­dents in In­dian busi­ness schools on their po­ten­tial to be­come fu­ture lead­ers.

“The best part about the pro­gramme is the op­por­tu­nity to meet in­dus­try stal­warts. It was the most hum­bling ex­pe­ri­ence,” said Roy, who was in­ter­viewed by Bos­ton Con­sult­ing Group’s In­dia manag­ing direc­tor Neeraj Ag­gar­wal and Stan Char­tered In­dia chief ex­ec­u­tive Zarin Daruwala in the fi­nal lap of the com­pe­ti­tion.

“Even if you don’t make it to the fi­nal list, the jour­ney it­self is a great learn­ing,” said Roy, who re­ceived a pre-place­ment in­ter­view of­fer from the Aditya Birla Group, the pre­sent­ing spon­sor.

Fel­low fi­nal­ist Govind Hari­das, who grad­u­ated from In­dian In­sti­tute of Man­age­ment-Kozhikode, said what dif­fer­en­ti­ated the ETYL BS­chool pro­gramme from sim­i­lar com­pe­ti­tions was that one has to be well rounded here. “The in­ter­views were more of con­ver­sa­tions where the jury wanted to know you as a per­son,” said Hari­das, who now works with Idea Cel­lu­lar in Ben­galuru.

The hunt is on again to find fu­ture lead­ers across In­dia’s top B-schools and those who make it may well be tak­ing their first step into the cor­ner room. The as­pi­rants will go through three chal­leng­ing rounds and a fi­nal in­ter­view with CEOs to be given the ET Young Lead­ers B-School Edi­tion cer­tifi­cate. Those who make it to the fi­nal list will also re­ceive pre-place­ment in­ter­view of­fers from the Aditya Birla Group. En­tries for The Eco­nomic Times Young Lead­ers B-School Edi­tion 2017 will close on Au­gust 23. To par­tic­i­pate, visit www.etylb­school.com. Con­ver­sa­tions on young lead­er­ship are also abuzz on Face­book (https:// www.face­book.com/etylb­school) and Twit­ter (https://twit­ter.com/ etylb­school). For queries, e-mail etylb­school@times­group.com.

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