REVA University:AN ELITE DESTINATION FOR IMPENDING EXECUTIVES

By Dr. P Shyama Raju, Chancellor
Dr. P Shyama Raju,Chancellor Located in Bangalore, the Silicon Valley of India, REVA University is a popular name in the field of management studies. Spread over sprawling green 45 acres of land, the extensive and beautiful campus of REVA University is equipped with world-class infrastructure, creating a conducive ambience for learning. The management has taken care of every need of the students including facilities like health care centre, campus brand store, food court, library and information centre, and sport and fitness centre. REVA University has a separate school for Management Studies where Bachelor and Masters Program in Business Administration are offered to the students, which have been composed after detailed research and discussion with professionals from industries as well as academicians. “The management school was initiated in REVA University with the aim of handing over dynamic and proficient management professionals to the corporate world,” opines Dr. P Shyama Raju -Chancellor, REVA University. With the motto of ‘Knowledge is Power’, the institution has adopted as outcome based approach in the teaching-learning process.

Exposure to the Real World
The mantra that the Management School of REVA University abides by is to infuse qualities like working in a cosmopolitan environment, quick learning ability, working on deadlines and decision-making capability among the aspirant business professionals. “Competition has increased among professionals to reach the peak of success.
The more skills you posses, the more likely you are eligible to taste success and growth. In accordance with that, we at REVA expose our students to utmost challenges and prepare them to face the industry,” Dr. S Y Kulkarni – Vice Chancellor, REVA University . Management study is a dynamic discipline, as the industry undergoes changes very frequently. Thus, ‘innovate or succumb’ is the slogan the institution advocates. REVA Management School understands the changes in the way the business study is enduring and accordingly attempts to motivate students to think innovatively in any possible manner. “In the quest for innovative solutions, one has to undergo in-depth research before coming to any conclusion. The school is well aware of this fact and encourages research activities among the students,” opines Dr. Kulkarni. The existence of a Business Lab in the campus, which has all the appropriate research tools, further aids the management students of REVA to perform in a proactive manner. Amid this process, the unconditional role of faculty members is irrefutable. The amicable relationship between the faculty members and the students is the most culminating aspect of the institution. The mentors in REVA are a group of talented people who are earnestly dedicated to enhance the experience of students. Be it in career or personal ground, the mentors not only guide the students in their academics, but also are ready 24x7 to counsel them. Determining the unstable essence of business school curriculum, the institution has divided the Faculty Development Programme into three categories viz. pedagogical training, subject specific enhancement training and industry based training. These programmes help remove all the hindrances associated with any kind of stagnation in the knowledge of the teachers and present stagnation.

Acknowledging the Rampant Flow
Now, an increasing number of students are opting to start their own business rather than seeking a job after completion of their program. This trend has been able to even cater to the Initiatives of the Government of India that lead to the inception of ‘Startup India’, a flagship initiative to build Startups and nurture innovation.
“REVA never sat behind inactively without following the prevailing trend. We affirm the necessity of entrepreneurial training and have accordingly taken steps to fulfil the entrepreneurship dreams of our students,” shares Dr. Kulkarni. The institution is closely associated with National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) and provides entrepreneurial training to promising entrepreneurs on a regular basis. Similarly, there are students who prefer to rule the corporate world by working with renowned MNCs. “We are committed to grant equal relevance to students who aspire to be entrepreneurs as well as students who want to enter the corporate arena. The grooming sessions facilitate students to ease out their fears and instil a sense of confidence in them,” explains Dr. Kulkarni. The active placement cell of REVA University ventures to invite globally renowned companies like Amazon, Myntra, Capgemini, IBM to mention a few. Undoubtedly, the Management School of REVA is paving a dignified path for tomorrow’s leaders by integrating all the aspects of management education.