Mahindra University virtually launched its School of Management with the top management from Mahindra University and Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University – USA, participating in the event. The event focused on “a collaborative relationship” and shared the collaboration across different segments including Cornell faculty delivering guest lectures at MU, Academic Consulting, Curriculum Development, Student summer Immersion and e-Cornell Expert Led Online Programs. Courses like B.A. in Economics and Finance, BBA in Digital Technologies and BBA in Computation Business Analytics will be offered under the collaboration.
To mark the event, a panel discussion on Careers on the “Skills and Careers for the Modern Management Era” was also held with Dr. Ramakrishna Velamuri, Dean-School of Management, Mahindra University, Dr. Devin Bigoness, Cornell External Education, Cornell University, Dr. Rishikesha T Krishnan, Director- IIM Bangalore, Ms. Sunitha Rao, Delhi Public School, Hyderabad, Dr. Vidhukesh Vimal, The Assam Valley School, Assam, Ms. Shivani Sahni, HRM Global School, Delhi and Mr. Roshan Gandhi, City Montessori Schools. Lucknow.
“Our association with Cornell University will ensure that our programs will be interdisciplinary as well as contemporary. These will focus as much on critical thinking and innovation and opening up of our student’s horizons, as will be on building the students moral and ethical character, so that each student can contribute to society and world at large”, says Dr. Yajulu Medury, Vice Chancellor, Mahindra University.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. C.P Gurnani, CEO and MD of Tech Mahindra, called “the collaboration between Mahindra University and SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University – USA, the coming together of two legacies: 156 years of Cornell and 75 years of Mahindra Legacy”. He congratulated the team and wished them the very best in helping build a strong management education program.
“The vision statement for Mahindra University and its School of Management, is to build a leading business school in India, developing ethical, innovative, entrepreneurial, technologically astute, culturally aware, and socially conscious managers, leaders, and scholars. Those words are so beautifully aligned to our thinking. We are also geared towards developing agile leaders who are thinking about leveraging the power of technology, towards distillation of big data, towards creating new entrepreneurs, new business ventures in this age today, it’s very much part of our fabric as well, the entrepreneurship mindset for certain.” Said Dr Andrew Karolyi, Dean Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University – USA.
“Our focus is on creating a small but strong pool of students. Our founding classes will be initially small as we are focused on quality and not quantity. We are committed to providing the students with exceptional learning experience as well as a strong ethical connect, so that we produce thoughtful employment-ready graduates” – said Dr. Ramakrishna Velamuri, Dean of Mahindra University School of Management.
“Global collaboration is necessary not only for a path forward for business but only path through which we are going to find solutions to the world’s greatest challenges. We really pride ourselves in these global collaborations of finding strategic partners with whom we can deliver value and achieve excellence in key international markets.” Says Linda Barrington Associate Dean of External Education SC Johnson College of Business.
Professor Cindy Van Es, Professor of Practice at Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University, and Ms. Nikita Sarkar, Project Director for the collaboration between Mahindra University and SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University also spoke on the occasion on the coming together of two leaders and creating a program that is going to be truly world class and unique.