GLF Business School: Leading The Way In Business Education For Indian Entrepreneurs

By Prof. Lopamudra Bhattacharyya , Founder & CEO | 2023-06-22 10:25:04
Prof. Lopamudra Bhattacharyya ,Founder & CEO Business schools have played a crucial role in preparing students for successful careers in the business world for several years. The market analysis shows that the global market for executive education programs exceeded $37.8 billion in 2021 and is predicted to reach $109.6 billion by 2031, with a CAGR of 11.2 percent over the forecast period. The demand for flexible and personalized learning experiences, practical experience, and real-world skills development opportunities is driving sales growth. In response, business schools are exploring new approaches to teaching and learning, including experiential learning, blended learning, and online education.

They must keep up with technology and prepare students for global challenges by developing cross-cultural competencies, geopolitical awareness, and regulatory expertise. GLF Business School in Kolkata is one such business school that is leading the way in delivering formidable entrepreneurs to Indian society. With the vision to be a catalyst of management education in the process of change from a traditional business administration model to business leadership, GLF Business School has been recognized as the best B-School in India by ASSOCHAM (Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India) for its coherent initiatives.

GLF Business School goes beyond classroom lectures and a degree in business management, with a focus on training their students to be skilled in various fields such as transport and road safety, sustainable water usage, alternate energy, and environment and disaster management. To meet the growing demand for management degrees, GLF offers a two-year master's degree program affiliated with West Bengal State University.The school provides its students with practical sessions, training programs, projects, and internships to equip them with the necessary skills for success in the business world. Additionally, GLF offers courses in Business Intelligence & Analytics, Biotechnology, Marketing, Retail, Advertising & Brand Management, and more, utilizing technology-based learning methods.
The Founder CEO and Principal of GLF Business School, Prof. Lopamudra Bhattacharyya, believes in the mantra "Together we take the challenge, together we solve, together we grow," emphasizing the school's focus on collaborative learning and development.

Empowering Entrepreneurs with Essential Business Skills
GLF Business School has established a center of excellence in hi-tech manufacturing in affiliation with the Ministry of MSME, Government of India. It is a member institute of FITT, IIT Delhi. To create formidable entrepreneurs who can contribute to society's economic growth across India under various business verticals, GLF Business School has launched a Start-up Bootcamp, an Innovation Studio, and a Start-up Launchpad under the umbrella of its Nation Ahead Initiative. The school aims to raise entrepreneurship and the development of the startup ecosystem while ensuring economic growth across India.

GLF Business School offers admission to 120 students in both MBA and BBA programs, and they are taught by highly qualified faculty members and Ph.D. scholars. The B-School's strong and efficient training and placement cell has successfully placed students in well-known companies in the past like Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Reliance Industry, ITC, and IMRB International, where they have received average annual packages ranging from 14L to 24L.

Prof Bhattacharyya, speaking about the success of the placement cell, explains that the college allows students to develop their entrepreneurial skills through industrial projects, which has been instrumental in their career progression. GLF Business School intends to be a part of the economic development of our country through the creation of qualified manpower and budding entrepreneurs who shall work for the industry as well as for societal needs and developments.

Global & National Network & Collaborations
GLF Business School has a unique approach to education that aims to provide students with integrated knowledge and learning experiences. The school has developed a strong global network in management education and research. To further enhance entrepreneurs' market and brand equity knowledge, several MoUs have been signed with reputed technology institutions and research labs.
This collaboration will equip entrepreneurs with essential skills, such as understanding consumer behavior, market selection, and managing distribution and ownership at all business levels. GLF Business School is continuously working towards creating a public-private industry-academia partnership and adding media to its collaborations.

GLF Business School's shortlisted participants and initiatives are supported by various Indian government organizations, including the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), the Department of Biotechnology (DBT – Ministry of Science & Technology), AIM NITI Aayog, and BIRAC (Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council).

The school is also focused on contributing to society by introducing a welfare program called Women Innovation & Startup Hub (WISH), aimed at improving the lives of women entrepreneurs and bolstering the fiscal sustainability of startup initiatives.

Prof. Lopamudra Bhattacharyya, Founder & CEO, GLF Business School
Prof. Lopamudra Bhattacharyya, a post-graduate and Ph.D., is the Founder and CEO of GLFBS. She is the first woman B-School founder in our country. She started her career in 1998 as a teacher at Gokhle Memorial School Kolkata and then has joined in a WB Govt organization.

On behalf of the State Govt, she has acted as a Nodal Officer for the PPP projects. She also has worked for a few years in a B-School as Associate Professor and Strategic Management Technology Consultants as Managing Consultant.

"The school has developed a strong global network in management education & research"

In 2013 she founded GLF Business School affiliated with West Bengal State University. She has been recognized as one of the most successful female edu-entrepreneur of the city. Under her stewardship, GLFBS consistently owns several National Level Awards.

Since childhood, she has a passion for music. She is a B-High artist of All India Radio. Her musical career has been disrupted for some time due to her priority to build her institution as a world-class institution. The year 2021 is the comeback year through her YouTube channel.