Rajalakshmi School of Business

By Dr. Subhendu Dey, Director
Rajalakshmi Educational Trust, promoted in the year 1997, is committed to facilitate holistic learning by offering high quality educational services across Engineering, Architecture, Management, Nursing and K-12 through the various Institutions run under its aegis. Rajalakshmi School of Business, started in 2015, offers AICTE approved, full time, two-year, fully residential PGDM program designed specifically to meet the challenges of the modern business world. The value-based academics at RSB is delivered through outstanding faculty in an environment that inspires new ideas to address the vital needs of the industry and the society. In the words of Dr. (Mrs.) Thangam Meganathan, Chairperson, Rajalakshmi Institutions, “Despite companies picking up the best available talents from Business schools, they are forced to spend enormous money and resources to train fresh recruits for them to become productive. At RSB, through well planned industry interaction modules, our students get the required inputs in order to start performing from the very first day at work.” The vision of RSB is, “To excel in promoting the best management education thereby producing leaders for global needs” and the Mission is “To impart industry relevant and globally impactful management education”, in the process enabling aspiring students to transform and succeed as astute professionals in their careers, which has translated to the School being recognized as one of the Top Emerging B-Schools in 2016 by the Times of India. A. Satish Kumar, Chief Mentor RSB and former MD Henkel India echoes the thought with, “Industry is chasing only a few good candidates. We need more quality managers. We want to create global managers for global needs.” In this context, the Corporate Mentorship Program, the Future Leaders Program and the various clubs at RSB provide the students with a holistic and contemporary learning experience enabling RSB to nurture and produce worthy managers for the Industry. The differentiated pedagogy and Industry ready curriculum provide the students with a holistic and contemporary learning experience and skills required for professional excellence. Research The importance of research on building a strong knowledge base is well appreciated by the industry and academia across the globe. RSB’s faculty members publish papers in reputed refereed journals including ABDC listed journals, contribute case studies to The Case Centre, and undertake joint research works with international faculty. Dr. Subhendu Dey, Director, RSB says, “As part of our collaborative research work, we are working with professors from Australia and Vietnam on a research grant from GCSE, Australia to disseminate the research findings among policy-makers and key stakeholders.”

Rajalakshmi Institutions has an enduring legacy of exceptional quality in the field of higher education and owing to this reputation, the institution shares a close relationship with the Industry. This has been a strong foundation for the recruiters’ perception of RSB. We have also signed MoUs with Hitachi Solutions India Pvt. Ltd. and Tube Investments of India Ltd. The MoU facilitates Industry visits for our students, Guest Lectures, and summer and final placement opportunities. While working closely with the industry, there is an active exchange of ideas on the industry needs and the corresponding possibilities for change in the curriculum to keep up with the current trends and requirements. In Dr. Dey’s words, “At Rajalakshmi School of Business, we are committed to developing leaders of tomorrow, who through their knowledge and its application, will build a better world for the future generations.” Our recruiters, which includes Hitachi Solutions, Cavinkare, Sheenlac Paints, Akzo Nobel India, Bharti Airtel, Thirumalai Chemicals, City Union Bank, Sundaram Finance, Cholayil and Vivo Mobiles and many more have seen the potential in our students and have offered an average CTC of 4.92 lakhs for the first batch students. Though a late entrant, RSB has been established with the aim of providing cutting edge courses to its students and has started working on the some of the futuristic areas, which at this moment looks audacious. However, with the kind of inputs that have come from some global professors, and top executives including a CEO from the Silicon Valley, RSB will soon realize the dream of the Chairperson to be a nationally recognized brand in a very short period of time.