India’s First Economics Management Finance Club: ISBF launches club in virtual ceremony with Yuvabharathi Public School, Coimbatore
New Delhi: Indian School of Business & Finance (ISBF), New Delhi, a leading institute for Economics, Management and Finance (EMF) in India, held a virtual inaugural ceremony for the country’s first EMF Club at a school level, an initiative to provide students with a platform to learn more about higher studies and careers in the inter-related EMF fields.
The club has been established in partnership with Yuvabharathi Public School, Coimbatore, in a virtual inauguration ceremony that was attended by more than 350 students from classes 10, 11 and 12, along with senior members of both institutions. The session started with an inaugural address by Mr. Aryapriya Ganguly, Associate Professor at ISBF, who, along with Mr. Chiraag Mehta, Associate Director at ISBF, briefed students about the growing relevance of EMF in the world of work and the benefits they can reap from the club.
Mr. Ganguly, who is a University of London Worldwide Recognised Tutor, spoke about how the EMF Club will help further, the vision laid down by the path-breaking National Education Policy 2020 of bringing interdisciplinarity in the academic structure of high school and higher education in India. “Interdisciplinary approaches in the social sciences are better geared to address contemporary conditions existing within nation-states, constituting a very important global developmental imperative,” Mr. Ganguly said.
Enlightening the students further about the role of the EMF Club, Mr. Mehta said “Being driven by a leading school like YBPS and mentored by ISBF, which receives academic direction from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), the Club will help create problem-solvers of tomorrow in the EMF domain. It will do so by providing early exposure to high school students to careers like investment banking, actuarial science, policy-making, data science and entrepreneurship, through guest lectures, talks by industry leaders, experiential learning workshops, research and internship opportunities and much more. We are very proud to partner with YBPS, and look forward to spreading awareness about this important domain through other partnerships across the country.”
The faculty and management of Yuvabharathi Public School were also extremely upbeat about this initiative. The Principal, Ms GeetaJayachandran, thanked ISBF for extending the opportunity to the school. Stressing on the need to look beyond academics in order to carve out space in the current competitive market, she said, “such initiatives are the need of the hour and partnering with an institution like ISBF, that enjoys global recognition, is an honour.”
Ms Manjula Pradeep, who is a faculty member at Yuvabharathi Public School, added, “While the government is pushing to make India a self-reliant nation, the EMF Club will help contribute towards this goal.” The ceremony concluded with the addresses of the three founding student members of the club, who briefly outlined their vision and plans for the club, motivating several among the audience to join and benefit from its unique programme.