Developing into a pioneering name in the Indian management education realm is NSB Academy. The institute operates with a simple yet important aim to make management education better and right from their inception, the institute has strived to make sure that their students experience best in class management education. NSB has a distinction of providing international experience and exposure to over 60 percent of its students, the accomplishment which has no parallel in the B-school history and the institute is also listed in Forbe’s magazine as “The Great B-school of India – 2016”. NSB’s story is a story of simplicity, humility, hard work, innovation, international networks and successful alumni.
Nurturing Inspired Learners
NSB’s mission is to sow in the minds of students, seeds of profound management thoughts and see that they will bloom in thousands of flowers. Owing to the quality of their education, the institute has been able to create a positive reputation in the Indian management education fraternity and develop into one of the most preferred management colleges in the country. The institute offers MBA+ MIP which is accredited ‘A’ grade by NAAC as well as a Global PGDM+MIP which is approved by AICTE as well as Ministry of HRD. Unlike most other institutes, NSB doesn’t follow the one size fits all approach and therefore, the institute tries to mix and match the methodologies to facilitate better learning. Further, the kind of methodology that is deployed to learning depends on the nature of the topic involved. Therefore, a variety of teaching methodologies are used by the faculty members at NSB. As a premier B-school, NSB deploys world-class methodologies that are available to management progressors and the institute brings in case studies, coaching, field exercise, action learning, team exercise, simulation, and peer to peer learning approaches other than normal lectures into their curriculum.
“NSB academy involves top industry professionals and experts in its academic board to ensure that contemporary and industry-relevant topics are included in the curriculum”
Adding about the uniqueness of the education offered at NSB, says “At NSB, we place the utmost importance on imparting ‘industry-relevant’ skills. More so, because NSB is a National Level institution exclusively offering ‘Professional Courses’. We involve top industry professionals and experts in our Academic board to ensure that contemporary and industry-relevant topics are included in the curriculum. We bring industry practitioners to reinforce practical aspects, we send our academic team for regular faculty development programs to ensure that they remain fully trained and upto-date and we also organize periodic industry visits to ensure that students have the opportunity to observe and appreciate how things work in real-time. We have also introduced many innovative practices beyond the regular curriculum such as 20 day-All India Industrial Trail, regular Industrial Visits, Participation in IIM Conferences, Industry body seminars (such as CII, NHRD, NIPM), and many other innovative immersion exercises such as Business news analysis, Micro Analysis of Balance sheet, Product Launch events, Business Plan Presentations, Management Conclaves, Business Quizzes, Paper presentation contests, Expert Lectures and so on”.
Evolving With Changing Times
When asked about their industry collaborations and partnerships with foreign institutes, says, “Global education is not a myth at our Institute. We boast of having a long list of global association which helps us in churning out globally accepted management graduates. 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. NSB has also signed an agreement with the University of Deusto, Spain, to offer international exchange opportunities for our students. The University of Deusto has over 200 academic partners with renowned educational institutions demonstrating a clear commitment to internationalization. NSB has also formal and informal understandings, and in few cases entered into MOU’s for placements, placement-oriented internships, and to provide Project work/Internship opportunities with companies like Tech Mahindra and Reliance India. We have always followed an outcome-based model of education and this has helped us to strive for 100 percent placement for our students. To achieve this objective, we have set up a full-fledged Corporate Relation Cell whose objectives are to provide Pre-placement training, Personality development, Summer Internships, and Campus Recruitment”.
Today, NSB is home to a good number of passionate learners, comprising of world-class facilities. From ultramodern learning block fitted with latest learning equipment to a beautiful Amphitheatre, which has a seating capacity of 1000 and state-of-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. The 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. Going forward, NSB is aiming to expand international opportunities for their students, seek accreditation from global accreditation bodies for higher education and involve industry bodies to an extent that the program offered at NSB remains closely aligned with industry requirements. Through all this, NSB looks forward to become a centre for excellence for business education driven by holistic approach and value education.