Dr. S.R Sridharamurthy,President Whether we are looking for a jump in the corporate career ladder, hoping for a career change or starting our own venture, nothing probably can be more handy and appropriate than pursuing an MBA degree. However, when counting the handful of B-Schools that offer quality and global standard business education, we just cannot skip the name of National School of Business (NSB), which is one of the premier B-schools in Bangalore. With a vision to create intellectual capital for the world, a group of eminent academicians and industry professionals promotes the institute. Centered in the Electronic City, Bengaluru, NSB is a fruitful outcome of the serious thinking that went into making management education more industry-compliant, global in out-look and meaningful. A happy home to a good number of passionate learners, the NSB campus is nestled amidst a 6 acres area, comprising of best of both world facilities.

From ultra-modern learning block fitted with latest learning equipment to a beautiful Amphitheatre, which has a seating capacity of 800 and state-of-the-art global quality lecture halls, spacious cafeteria to indoor seminar hall and robust sports facilities, the students are assured to get access to every necessary element under one roof. "Our campus also boasts of a first of its kind Reading Park that is dedicated for creating a calm reading environment amidst the nature along with state-of-the art floodlit sports area," pinpoints Dr. S.R Sridharamurthy, President, NSB. The institute is committed to offering the students a productive platform where they can fulfill their curricular as well as co-curricular activities by allowing them to regularly engage in organizing conferences, seminars, and events at NSB in parallel to giving emphasis on earning ample first-hand experiences and boosting the
core employable skills.

"We strive to foster all-round development of our students. They are handed over a range of opportunities where they can showcase their potentialities and broaden their knowledge parameter," says Dr. Sridharamurthy. The institute offers a two year MBA and PGDM Programs approved by AICTE (along with Certificate in Management Practice, an industry-endorsed certification program), which promises to add innumerable values in the CVs of the prospective leaders and managers. "Global education is not a myth at our institute. We boast of having a long list of global associations which help us in churning out globally accepted management graduates," proudly shares Dr. Sridha-ramurthy. Among all, NSB's exceptional initiatives are undoubtedly the agreement for academic cooperation with ESC PAU, France, which is one of the top-ranked business schools in Europe and with University of Deusto, Spain. This enables the students of NSB to go beyond the country's boundaries and attend exchange programmes, enabling them to study one full semester abroad without asking to pay any additional tuition fees.

"NSB's exceptional initiatives are undoubtedly the agreement for academic cooperation with ESC PAU, France, which is one of the top-ranked business schools in Europe and with University of Deusto, Spain"

Another characteristic that makes NSB a world-class B-School is its effort of gifting each of its students a life-changing experience through participating in the Global Mindset Trail (GMT). "This programme, which is a 10 days orientation in Europe, encourages our students to go for a study tour, where they will be meeting with business and Government officials, local students, attend cultural events and so on. GMT, in a nutshell, can be defined as an attempt of developing a global mindset and providing an unmatched international exposure," elaborates Dr. Sridharamurthy. On the other side, for addressing the budding entrepreneurs, the institute has incorporated an Entrepreneurship Cell "DISHA" that targets to nurture and nourish the innovative entrepreneurship ideas of the students and demonstrate the right path and ways to succeed
in their respective endeavors.

A Space For Business Enthusiasts
Being an institute that is strongly driven by its students' success, NSB makes its graduates eligible for exclusive Graduate assistantships, where they will be provided the chance to work on projects in reputed companies and are also recruited for assisting the faculty members in teaching and research. "This not only grants hands-on work experience to our students but also let them earn while learning," points Dr. Sridharamurthy. The institute's close rapport with the industry players also renders its students a sizeable importance in the job market. Top-notch companies such as Ernst & Young, Reliance Retail Ltd., Aditya Birla, Allegis Group, ABB Ltd., to name a few, makes it a point to visit the NSB campus every year for recruiting the well-groomed and efficient graduates of the institute.

Such smooth functioning of the placement of the students and the attached preparation are taken care of by the full-fledged Corporate Relations Cell of NSB. The cell stands by the objectives such as inviting high impact guest lecturers, arranging industry visits and corporate trips, conducting personality development classes and career enhancement program and many more. "We believe our alumni are the testimony of the quality and excellence that we offer at NSB. On that note, the National School of Business Alumni Association (NSBAA) greatly assists in fostering mutually beneficial interaction among the alumni, current students, and faculty," claims Dr. Sridharamurthy. Sustaining the solid backing of a group of passionate, experienced and qualified faculty members the institute is marching towards evolving as the most innovative B-schools with a global outlook and generate confident leaders who can shape businesses, society, and the world.

Dr. S.R Sridharamurthy, President
He is the President of NSB and holds a doctoral degree in Management. Dr. Sridhara Murthy has won the National level "Shiksha Bharathi Puraskar" award by All India Achievers' Foundation. He has also been conferred "Best Faculty" award several times for his innovative teaching. He specializes in International Business, Marketing & Strategy.
Management Institute of the Year - 2018