Global Banker Meera Sanyal, Chairperson, Royal Bank of Scotland Addresses
MYRA's First Batch of Business Management Students
MYSORE, India, July 9, 2013
MYSORE, India, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
MYRA's founding batch got off to an inspiring start with chief guest, Royal
Bank of Scotland Chairperson, Mrs Meera Sanyal's speech who spoke on the 10
management points - management of time, expectations, information, networks,
self-image, stakeholders, value, outcome (result), management of India and
finally, management of self. While speaking on management of time, Mrs Sanyal
stated the importance of planning.
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Talking about management of stakeholders, Dr Sanyal mentioned that each
student must be responsible for enhancing value of the stakeholders, including
parents, trustees and faculty as well as themselves. "Act like you own the
place," she advised the student gathering. "Make each day count", Mrs Sanyal
added. Drawing from early examples of the time that she joined a business
school as a student, Mrs Sanyal spoke about the need to interact and engage
effectively with teachers and mentors. The chief guest also emphasized on the
social responsibility of the management students, particularly in the context
of India emerging as an economic power on the world stage. 'Think of
management studies and application of your learning as a marathon, not a
one-time race'. "Management of India is an equally key aspect in the present
scenario. Your leadership will be crucial," said the renowned business leader.
The founding Dean of MYRA School of Business, Dr Rajiv Sinha welcomed the
students. Dr Sinha reflected on the early days ofMYRA when two years ago, the
idea to set up a business school was mooted. "That was the time, B-Schools
were mushrooming, offering degrees and diplomas," he observed. "We decided
that we will be different with an emphasis on the environment on the learning,
more than the degree. Social responsibility that young business leaders must
focus on is the key as well. Today's issues like global conflict, energy,
poverty and such are crucial to handle. We need you as business leaders to
focus not only on business enhancement but socially responsible growth. In
India, several years ago, shampoo sachets were a great idea, but nobody
thought of the environmental consequences, the extensive garbage that it
created." Dr Rajiv Sinha is also Professor of Marketing at the Arizona
Other speakers for the day also included Associate Dean Dr Abhinanda Sarkar,
who spoke on the need to have practical exposure rather than place too much
emphasis on bookish or theoretical knowledge. "When I spoke about the
probability of 'tossing a coin', students were more concerned about learning a
theory rather than see the practical application of theory."
German-born Prof Wolfgang Messner, Professor of International Business at MYRA
spoke about the exciting possibilities of business that India presents versus
other markets of the world. "Not New York, US or Singapore, India is the place
to be," he stated.
Dr Sudhendar Rao, Professor of Information Systems at MYRA emphasized on
change, stating that 'knowledge is not enough, harnessing it is the key'.
Earlier Chairperson, MYRA School of Business, Dr Shalini Urs thanked the
trustees, parents and students and encouraged an atmosphere of change and
progress on campus, with the key emphasis on a questioning mind. Dr William
Verdini, Associate Dean at MYRA delivered a vote of thanks in which he
congratulated the students who, he believed fared well in their selection
process, welcoming them, as the founding batch to co-create MYRA as a top
Classes for the MBA course commenced on 1st July.
About MYRA School of Business
The MYRA School of Business is an inetrnational B-Schoollocated in Mysore
offering an MBA equivalent 2-year PGDM and 1-year PGPX programme. With a
rigorous research-based curriculum, an architecturally-acclaimed campus, and
professors from the world's most respected B-Schools including Dean Rajiv
Sinha of Arizona State University, USA, MYRA is poised to deliver an education
that is unparalleled in Asia.To know more, visit http://www.myra.ac.in .
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