Era Business School Celebrates First Convocation
The educational wing of the Rs. 5000Cr conglomerate Era Group - Era Business School, held its very first convocation for PGDM 2010-12 batch, at its sprawling campus in Dwarka, making it a wonderful and unforgotten experience for the outgoing students. The convocation ceremony commenced with Sarasvati Vandana, followed by a visual treat of the journey that began with the first batch of EBS students. The chief guest at the event Mr. SD Sharma felicitated the awards to the class toppers. In his address to the students he stretched on the importance of a focus on their aims in life and motivated the students towards positive thinking and team building capabilities required in the corporate world. Mr. HS Bharana, CMD – Era Group, blessed the students and conferred the Degrees to all outgoing students, many of whom have been absorbed in Era Group itself. Among the extraordinary achievers, Anil Sharma, gold medalist, was a recipient of Rs. 2.5 lakhs of scholarship; Sudhir Kashyap (second position holder) was also awarded an equal sum of scholarship. The Bronze medal was awarded to Ranjan Gupta with a total scholarship of Rs. 3.5 lakh, including Rs. 1 lakh for Era Business Aptitude Test. Speaking to the outgoing batch, the Director of Era Business School, said, “This is the time our students prove their potential to the outside world, since until now, they have been into a very protective environment. We have given our students a solid foundation of the skills required in the corporate world and now we have to see how relevant they are to the industry. I am sure they will do well.”
Brig. Mehta, Registrar EBS, was the pioneer to introduce Oath in management convocation, where students promised to rightfully and ethically act in the interest of the organization, keeping their personal interest and motives behind. He later said, “We have given our students a lot of practical training and a three dimensional approach to learning that we call EBS Tri-EDGE. This includes the state of the art exposure to technology and a real life corporate interface that helped our students to develop in a holistic manner. We are now actually looking forward to the second batch’s placement that has already begun with their brilliant summer internship placements.” Present at the convocation, Ms. Rashmi Bharana, Member of Governing Board, said, “The challenge of imparting quality education to our very first batch that started in 2010 has been overwhelming as I see them getting their diploma certificates today. Now it’s up to our outgoing students to prove themselves as the future leaders in the corporate world that awaits them. Their performance in the industry will be the true testimony of the education, training, and values that we have tried to inculcate in our students. We are indeed very excited.” Elaborating on his success as the first batch of outgoing EBS students, gold medalist Anil Sharma reflected, “I was into some sort of depression when I had newly joined the institute, but EBS instilled in me a sense of confidence and made me believe that we are capable of more than what we think of ourselves. The support and guidance from the faculty and management helped me towards performing better.”
Largest Chinese University partners with Era Business School
Delegates from Schiuan University, one of the largest universities in China with about 70,000 students visited Era Business School campus to formalize a collaborative partnership between the two institutions. Schiuan University delegation, led by Professor Shi Jian, Vice President, Tang Xuehong Director- International Office, were accompanied by officials from the Embassy of People’s Republic of China, Delhi for a dialogue with Era Business School. As part of an extensive collaboration, EBS and Schiuan University plan to work together in the areas of collaborative research, faculty development, student mobility and exchange, cultural awareness, and participation in publication, seminars, conferences, and lectures. Era Business School has had strong association with the Embassy of PRC, New Delhi. EBS, in association with the Embassy of PRC, organized IndoChina Friendship Day, commemorating 50 years of diplomatic relations between the world’s most populated nations. The PRC Embassy, Delhi, invited EBS students for an exclusive interactive programme, graced by Indian Prime Minister – Manmohan Singh and Chinese Premier – Wen Jiabao. On invitation from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, EBS students also visited China and Hong Kong to experience the cultural and business environment of China, while polishing their Chinese Mandarin skills, with the native speakers. Professor (Dr.) Shi Jian, Vice President, Schiuan University, extended invitation to Era Business School students and faculty members for an exchange programme, and cited the positive experience of German students, most of whom are engaged with the industry in PRC, post their studies. Director of Era Business School, Prof. (Dr.) Sanjiv Marwah said, “China is India’s largest trading partner; however the trust deficit, and lack of cultural knowledge between two great nations exists. Hopefully, today’s meetings will strengthen the academic links between India and China, and lay a strong foundation for a very exciting and productive future.”
EBS Hosts Industry - Academia Dialogue
Era Business School (EBS) successfully conducted Industry Academia dialogue at its grand campus on Thursday, 12th Jan 2012. The Industry-Academia Dialogue had distinguished personalities like Prof. Raj S. Dhankar (Dean, Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University), Prof. Harivansh Chaturvedi (Director-BIMTECH) and Prof. Sanjiv Marwah (Director, Era Business School) on the academia side, and Mr. Rajat Sikka (HeadTalent Acquisitions-North-TCS), Mr. Raj Sharma (VP-HR-Era Group), Mr. Gagan Dewan, Microsoft, Mr. Umesh Sood, GM Finance - Jindal Saw,
Pankaj Shukla, Sr. Manager – HR, ONGC, Dr. Jawahar – DGM - Power Grid, Mr. SC Gupta, ChiefHR IFFCO, amongst others, on the corporate side. The Indian job market in 2011 was adversely affected due to the global economic uncertainty, but emerged out of it rather strong. Experts believe that in the New Year 2012 jobs will continue to be added, albeit at a slower pace. It is estimated that there will be 5 lakh job opportunities in India this year. Era Business School conceptualized this dialogue to address this staggering opportunity by providing the right kind of talent, and transform the dreams of aspirating students into reality. The distinguished gathering shared their thoughts on the changing dynamics of business in which the management graduates need to be equipped to play a much larger role right from their inception in the corporate world. Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Raj S. Dhankar, Dean, Faculty of Management Studies highlighted the issue of commercialization of education. He said, “Country needs professional managers to run but the quality of professional education is degrading. Industries grow from B-schools but how many alumni’s come back to share their insights about the industry and give back anything to their education system”. He praised Era Business School and complimented Dr. Sanjiv Marwah, on his success of spearheading Era Business School at the top level, in such a short span of time.
Special Fee Waiver for Employees on Study Leave
A special waiver for Rs. 1,00,000/on tuition fee or Era Welfare Scheme Scholarships and the Entrance Examination Based Scholarships, whichever higher may be given to employees on study leave, especially to officers from defense forces, paramilitary forces and government services. The Pre-Placement offer will not be extended to candidates from this category. Scholarship for Govt. / Defence / PSU, Employees, and Dependents Era Business School offers attractive scholarships to Govt. / Defence / PSU Employees and Dependents. To check if you are eligible for the scholarship, you can contact the Dr. Vandana Sharma (Head of Admissions) at email@example.com, 011-46451000, or leave a query on the website. Rolling Scholarships To encourage students to perform better, EBS offers rolling scholarship worth Rs. 50,000 to each of the top 5 students of the class. The Rolling Scholarships are awarded on Trimester Grade Point Average as Tuition Fee waiver for the ensuing Trimester. The scholarship shall be adjusted against their fee installment.
Admissions Open: PGDM 2012 - 14
Era Business School is approved by the AICTE, and offers Post Graduate Diploma in Management with various specializations like Marketing, Finance, Human Resource, International Business, Information Technology and Construction Project Management. Admissions Procedures EBS follows a simple and easy, though stringent, admission procedure. The 3-step admission process is as follows: Step I: Appear in CAT / CMAT / MAT Examination. Step II: Register at EBS through a separate application form, which is available online or from the campus and other locations specified in the admission notice, at an subsidized amount of Rs. 200/. Students may apply for admission to Chairperson Admissions with a DD / Pay Order in favor of “Era Business School”, payable at Delhi. Step III: Candidates shall be invited for Group Discussion, Written Ability Test, and Personal Interview for final selection. Selected candidates will be intimated by registered post / website of the institute www.ebs.ac.in