BITSoM forms Advisory Council comprising of Industry Leaders

BITSoM, the Mumbai-based new-age business school announced the formation of its Industry Advisory Council with the objective of achieving a high level of industry integration into its curriculum, and experiential learning components of the MBA programme. This would further sharpen the program design and relevance to the needs of industry. The council will also advise the B-School on building executive programmes and on applied research initiatives.

The Council members are all accomplished Industry leaders with a keen interest in education and are excited to be involved with the building of a new B-School. They represent a range of industries and functional expertise.

Council members from Industry:

Bhaskar Das, ex-President, The Times of India

Brajesh Bajpai, Commercial Director, Vodacom Africa

Deepali Naair, CMO, IBM

Haresh Chawla, Partner, True North

Mohan Natarajan, Managing Director & Head India, Avista Advisory

Rajkamal Vempati, CHRO, Axis Bank

Sachin Kotak, Partner, Bain & Company

Shantanu Bhanja, CEO, Pidilite (Consumer Products)

Shiv Shivakumar, Group Executive President, Aditya Birla Group

Vivek Sunder, CEO, Cuemath

VS Ram, Former CEO, Asian PPG Industries Ltd

Members from BITSoM:

Dr Ranjan Banerjee, Dean and Professor – Marketing

Rahul Kohli, Advisor, BITSoM

Dr Leena Chatterjee, Professor of Organisational Behaviour

The Council will play an important role as an interface between BITSoM and Industry, focusing on the following aspects:

  • Industry input and advice on specialised courses, and the curriculum for the flagship two-year MBA programme
  • Help and advice on Live Projects, workshops, and bootcamps that form the experiential learning component of the MBA programme
  • Help with internships, placements and the student mentorship programme
  • Advice and help on building industry specific and custom executive education programmes
  • Applied research initiatives and corporate partnered labs

The Industry Advisory Council will meet once a quarter and actively brainstorm on these topics.

Commenting on the formation of the Industry Advisory Council, Dr Ranjan Banerjee, Dean, BITSoM said, “The relevance of the curriculum and experiential learning are two core elements of our philosophy, and the Industry Advisory Council will provide valuable guidance and insights to help us realise this ambition. We are very happy to have an outstanding set of professionals on the Council who will be able to help shape the future of BITSoM.’’

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