Chinese compulsory for MBA in JK biz school

Written by Agencies | Updated: May 31 2008, 01:26am hrs
JK Education foundation of the JK Group which runs the JK Business School in collaboration with Jambheshwar University, Hissar is coming up with a new eco-friendly campus in Gurgaon, starting from July first week.

JKBS will also be the first green B- school campus in India and is being developed with the expertise of the Center for Environment Education (CEE). The campus with all the modern facilities will ensure optimum utilization of energy and water resources, appropriate use of building material, designing energy efficient building and so on.

The school is expecting strength of 120 in its first year and will move to 300 in a span of 2 years. For admission into its varied courses, it will accept scores of Common Aptitude Test (CAT), Management Aptitude Test (MAT) and for NRI students it will accept Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT). It has also applied for the approval from the regulatory body of technical education AICTE.

JK group has newly launched an education foundation that has been set up to spearhead its entry into technical higher education. It has adopted a path of growth through alliances. At the same breath, the institute has brought in 24 top industry leaders in its newly formed governing body to give shape to a futuristic "Industry lead academic program" currently lacking among Indian business management institutes.

JK Group has tied up with CII and jointly launched a CSR (corporate social responsibility) programme in MBA, first to be ever launched in the country for mid career to fresh graduates. The main motive of this tie up is to promote the CSR activities of the companies who had failed in their prior attempts. CII will identify those companies where the CSR activities have not succeeded earlier and give them another chance to engage themselves in the social responsibility. The role of JK is to provide the content for the CSR activities to be done and how to follow the recommendations made by the students after the studies done.

JKBS has tied up with overseas universities to revamp the conventional management curriculum in line with the needs an emerging economy. The Business School has entered into collaborative efforts with California State University), USA & International University in Geneva (IUG) with a prime objective of working towards appropriate inputs in curriculum and training modules.

Recognizing the need for trained and skilled personnel in the Rs. 2, 58,000 crore logistics industry, JK Business school from JK group of companies, has drafted a three month courses in collaboration with one of the largest American companies, Logistic Pulse Pvt Ltd. which V Ganpati, principal advisor TATA Group in India, represents. To make the course available to working professional across the country the school has adopted two approaches: to set an offsite campus with the premises of company; and to set up an offsite campus inside an educational institution. JK School purpose is to launch its course in various parts of the country

Looking at the challenges offered by the China-India trade the courses include Chinese as a compulsory language. JKBS has also launched an entrepreneurial course that has met huge success as current research reports that 20% of students became entrepreneurs and they refused to take up jobs.

JK group has joined the list of companies like Kirloskar group, Birlas which are already into full-fledged management education.