There is a common misconception in today's Corporate world - to prosper in the Business world, you have to lie, cheat, steal and most of the time, step on many people on the way to success. Indeed, success comes in a totally different path; the more generous you are with your time, energy and expertise the easier it will be to accomplish your personal goals. Proving this to the world is Kalyan Bharti Trust (KBT), a philanthropic Trust that has been established by a group of twenty-two like-minded industrialists of Kolkata to promote and provide education in the country and in the State of West Bengal, in particular. The six Educational Institutions set up by the Trust are The Heritage School (THS), Heritage Institute of Technology (HIT-K), The Heritage Academy (THA), Heritage Business School (HBS), Heritage Law College (HLC) and The Heritage College (THC). In the same sprawling campus these Institutes constitute an oasis of learning and have, over the years, carved a niche for themselves among academicians, Faculty, students and society, in general.
Among the premier Educational Institutions run by KBT, Heritage Business School (HBS) is a harmonious integration of valued traditions with modern outlook. Since its inception in 2003, HBS has been offering the most effective and extensive MBA education in Eastern India with a view to blend traditional values and business education. Their guiding principle is to add value to the University Curriculum for achieving the Program Education Objectives and Program Objectives.
HBS, formerly known as Management Education Centre, follows a case-study based pedagogy for all courses other than Quantitative Methods. At HBS, inclusion of real life situations is mapped onto theoretical concepts complimenting the course content prescribed by the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology. "The curriculum of our institute includes a number of value additions in the form of non-credit courses. They are to improve substantially the communication skills of students both verbally and in written throughout their course duration," states Prof. Malay Kumar Banerjee, Dean, Heritage Business School.
HBS has incorporated a number of specialized and unique programs such as Induction Programs where new students are giving structured inputs on basic courses to bring in different disciplines and backgrounds to a common knowledge platform; Personalized classes in Communication including personality development and soft skills, Aptitude and Psychometric tests, logical reasoning, mathematical aptitude conducted throughout the sessions on a regular basis. Different types of Industry Internships, Summer and Winter Internship Projects, Live Projects, On-the-Job Projects are the main features of HBS teaching methodology.
Boosting the confidence of learners through exposure and regular interaction with Industry Executives, Heritage conducts bi-weekly Industry-Institute-Interaction programs where Senior Executives interact with students on specific topics. In addition to that, the institute encourages participation in various workshops and seminars organized by Chambers of Commerce, CII, ICC, BNCCI. HBS takes pride in the fact that their students are often seen participating in Business Plan Contests, Management Book Reading and Current Affairs Analysis, Business Quiz Contests and Business Debates organized by HBS and other institutions across the country.
Prof. Banerjee adds, "Our Faculty members have extensive industry experience both in India and abroad. During lectures they refer to their own experience as well. This bridges the gap between theory and practice, which has been appreciated by the industry experts and recruiters during interactions between the Industry and the Institute." The students of Heritage are recruited by several reputed employers including large organizations and MNCs and are extremely satisfied with the infrastructural facilities, methods of imparting education, quality of faculty and knowledge ambience of the campus. "Throughout the year we maintain a good rapport with the existing and new organizations inviting them for Industry-Institute-Interface programs, MDP / EDP and workshops in order to maintain contacts in addition making visits to their offices to meet decision makers," says Prof. Banerjee.
The Research Centre has been set up with mentorship from internationally reputed experts from Calcutta University, Jadavpur University and University of New South Wales. Students are encouraged to come up with research ideas. In addition, the School approaches different Agencies like Federation of Small & Medium Enterprises, Consultants and other Industries to entrust the School with research topics on problem areas identified by them. Small teams of students, guided by the Faculty, analyze these types and come up with recommendations for implementation, thus leading to innovative ideas. "Innovation cannot be taught but the process of Innovation, innovative ideas and their initialization are motivated through proper mentorship, motivation and finally forwarded to venture capitalists for funding," pinpoints Prof. Banerjee. HBS is improving the benchmarks in terms of placement in foreign organizations, tie-ups with leading educational institutes in India and abroad, and establishing satellite based learning systems and collaborative programs with leading management gurus and top Ivy League B-Schools in the world.
Prof. Malay Kumar Banerjee, Dean
Prof. Banerjee, a National Merit Scholar of Government of India completed his B.E. (Hons) from BITS Pilani and MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur. He is a Fellow Member of several Professional Bodies and has worked in India and in several other countries in the areas of Construction and Infrastructure Projects. He has held responsible positions including Director, Managing Director, CEO, COO etc. He has been teaching in BBA and MBA Programs in India and abroad for the last 13 years.