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14th June 2013

‘Business in rural Space’ and ‘Knowledge of Indian history, culture and value system’ to dominate the 10-day Orientation Programme at FORE School of Management, New Delhi

Where can you best gauge the changing trends and philosophy of business?
A quick answer would be - inside the lecture hall during the orientation programme of a top-line B-school.

Come 17th June 2013, one of the foremost B-schools of India – FORE School of Management, New Delhi – will be conducting a 10-day Orientation Programme for the select few who have made it into its hallowed portals. In all, 240 students- 180 from the PGDM FMG-22, and 60 from the PGDM IMG-7 programme – will be inducted as the batch of 2013-15.

“The buzz-word undoubtedly is globalization or internationalization,” says Prof. Ravikesh Srivastava, Chairman of the Post Graduate Programme of FORE School of Management. “As the western countries are increasingly staring at economic saturation, more and more are looking to bring their business to India. In this year's foundation course we are focusing on the Indian value system, Indian history, culture and ethics. We feel that our students, being the managers of ‘Gen Y’, should be well versed in the traditions and culture of their own country and the market that they would be operating from. We have invited faculty from popular colleges to address the students on these topics. Of course, the general disciplinary courses would continue being a part of the module, but a major focus has been put on Indian history, culture and value system.”

Not surprisingly, the other major focus in the Orientation Programme will be ‘Rural’, since opportunities and economies of rural India are rapidly out-striding the urban areas.

“We are going to have more industry exposure this year,” elaborated Prof. Ravikesh Srivastava. “The Batch 2013-2105 would have academic years dotted with industry visits, field visits, industry interface, rural site visits, etc. Last year, our students went to a small village called Mewat in Haryana to conduct their field study. This year, we are aiming to increase the number and frequency of rural visits to give them more practical exposure.”

For the Inaugural Address at 3:00 PM on the 17thof June, FORE School of Management will be welcoming one of its very own, Ms. Tulika Tripathi, Managing Director (India), Michael Page, as Chief Guest. Over the course of the Orientation Programme, the new joinees of the batch of 2013-15 will be given the opportunity to interact with many other alumni who have made a mark for themselves in the corporate world.

“This is a very practical application oriented course where the level of engagement will be very high and would demand time and commitment,” sums up Prof. Srivastava. “All that’s left to say is ‘Good luck and have a wonderful ride with us’!”

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