Shanti Business School: Bridging Industry and Academia to make Leaders for tomorrow

“The School strives to create conducive environment for the learning and practice of management through recruitment of right faculty and students, providing them the best learning environment to turn them into competent and committed leaders of tomorrow.”

India is a land of diversity, from ancient time till day India has repainted this diversity to emerge as a united world power. Nature has shaped the country so, to be the epitome of the world. One such institution that strongly believes in ‘unity in diversity’ is, Shanti Business School (SBS), situated in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The campus spreads over 8 acres of lush green lawns. Established in 2010, SBS community embraces students and staff from a broad range of socioeconomic, religious, cultural, and educational backgrounds.

The institution strongly believes that the best education can only develop in a vibrant, diverse community that actively affirms both the variances among its members and their several points of connection. The SBS community values a wide range of opinions, cultures, communities, perspectives and experiences, all of which challenge a student’s own beliefs, intellectual passions, opinions and understanding of the world. Shanti Business School provides diverse culture that enables students to investigate and engage in current issues and deeper societal questions. As a result, the students at SBS learn how they can positively impact the world around them.

Unique Courses Offered by SBS

SBS offers 2 years full time AICTE approved Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) which is equivalent to MBA, with specializations in Marketing, Finance, HR and the emerging vital vertical of Decision Science (Analytics). SBS is one of the few institutes that offer specialization in Decision Science (Analytics).

It has a superior, evolving, and vertically specialized curriculum delivered through path-breaking methodologies like performance learning, internship and 5-Pronged mentoring process. SBS has customized its curriculum to include core courses, electives and sectorial specializations. To let students understand the working of an industry, SBS offers industry-relevant courses, facilitated by corporate interaction. The involvement of students in projects and research, complemented by internship in the final term, give the students a complete ‘real life’ experience.

To attract bright young talent to the school and thereby enrich the program of PGDM, SBS has instituted various scholarships, such as; Merit-cum-Means scholarship, Merit Scholarships, Defense Scholarship, Financial facilitation for educational loans and Facilitation for Scholarships announced by Central and State Governments.

Exceptional Infrastructure Provided by SBS

Due to its strategic location that is slightly away from the City and proximity to Ring Road, students have the opportunity to enjoy the calm surrounding which they need for their studies, and also can enjoy the beautiful scenery and nature.

At SBS, classrooms are air-conditioned, internet-equipped; students have access to an LCD and OHP for presentations, and are designed to accommodate 120 students at a go.  The SBS library is airy and well-lit, which provides an ambient atmosphere to the students. The library is well equipped with books on various subjects and research areas of students’ specializations. It offers several online journals on various business research domains, in addition to the regular print journal publications.

The entire campus is Wi-Fi enabled and the computer lab allows the students to be well connected to the outside world. The campus provides a large playground covering an area more than an acre, which allows the students to enjoy various sports, and also keeps them healthy. The playground is well lit with floodlight, and the students can choose from a variety of sports including football, cricket on a specially designed pitch, table tennis, basketball and volleyball.

SBS also has a large dining hall and cafeteria which provides delicious and hygienic food, and has a capacity of 300 people. All these amenities let students live a healthy campus life, and let them nurture their talents to the best of their abilities.

Besides educational facilities, additional opportunities available for the students at Shanti Business School include–

  • International Links & Collaborations
  • Mentor Program
  • Industry Academia Meet, the Alumni Meet, Fresher’s meet, Industrial Tour, Social Services and so much more, which gives the students an opportunity to actively participate and groom themselves

Mentor behind the Success of SBS

Prof. Bala Bhaskaran, the Director of SBS is a management professional and teacher with active interest in the areas of Finance, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy, and Knowledge Management. He completed his formal education from IIT-Madras and IIM-Bangalore, and has 20 years of experience working in the corporate sector after which he shifted to management education. Prof. Bhaskaran brings to SBS his valuable experience working in the industry as well as education, having also completed his Ph.D. from Sardar Patel University, Anand. Apart from this he is also qualified as a Chartered Financial Analyst.  Prof. Bhaskaran has conducted many workshops and training programs for executives. Under his treasured experience and guidance, SBS has flourished and achieved many awards and appreciations.

Word of trust

“I had a great experience in SBS. I am thankful to all my faculties and Mentors for guiding and assisting me throughout my journey. SBS has a very positive campus environment. The relationship between faculties and students is very cordial which gave me the opportunity to excel in my area of interest. Training and placement department continuously provided assistance regarding the placement. Due to all these potential are harnessed, skills are developed, confidence is built and dreams could be achieved”, says Ashna Ashokan (Finance 2016 – 2018)

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