A new school of thought
There are over 4,500 business schools in India and, so, the news of yet another one opening in Mysore didn’t excite me much. In fact, have a look at any education magazine and you will see numerous advertisements from unknown business schools, some of which even claim to have a ‘global faculty’.
So, when I meet Prof Rajiv K Sinha, the dean of the Myra School Business, whose inauguration I have come to attend in Mysore, the first question I ask him is about faculty. “The Myra faculty have a deep commitment to Myra’s vision. We have carefully hand-picked our faculty from around the world and they all hold PhDs and are professors at some of the world’s finest business schools, and have made a name for themselves in terms of research publications, teaching, mentoring and industry consulting experience,” Prof Sinha says. “And they will be physically present at the Myra campus, interacting with the students. They will be present from the introductory lecture, to moderating in-depth classroom discussions, to guiding students through project work, to administering and grading the final exams,” he adds.
“So, what is Myra’s vision?” I ask him. “Our mission is to be an internationally-renowned academic institution that is recognised for excellence, governance and
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