As the global economy is evolving, so are the business education systems throughout the world’s positions and services. Today’s executives and professionals across various fields require distinctive talents such as the capacity to negotiate, persuade, and transform, as well as the ability to balance creative and commercial components. Business schools have played an important role in instilling these skills among students and advancing their careers. School of Business Studies (Sharda University) is a leading private business school in North India renowned for premier and experiential education in business management with research and industry partnerships placed on high priority. One of the leading accredited business schools in Uttar Pradesh having more than 35% foreign students. SBS offers a multidisciplinary business education to foster excellence through various degree programmes, internships, research and consulting, professionally relevant courses and curriculum, and industry visits and collaborations to retransform and reposition business management education in India.
SBS stands out with its 30% of students from 37 countries, nurturing diversity and global interaction among students. Smart Classrooms, Business Analytics Lab, Sports Amenities, Research Facilities, Secured Hostels, Cafeterias, Library, Recreational Facilities etc., are all an integral part of the standard infrastructure landscape at SBS. SBS contributes to society by training its students in core business competencies and offering placement opportunities in brands like ICICI Bank, Hindware, etc. Students at SBS are bound to complete summer internships as part of their degree in 2nd and 3rd semesters which gives them firsthand experience of how the corporate world functions, ultimately helping them during placements. Apart from internships, students are also constantly exposed to various industries via several industrial visits during the program. There are also village immersion programs (VIP) as part of Community Connect Courses, through which students have to visit certain localities and perform solution-oriented research. As an aim to prepare students to be industry-ready professionals, SBS frequently organizes international conferences and calls several international and national professors and corporate experts serving in different capacities from founders to managers from different areas of industry to share their practical experiences and insights with the students.
“We have designed the curriculum at SBS to lay a foundational emphasis on technical as well as managerial skills via several value-added courses, open-electives, mentoring, case-based teaching, and outcome-based-education model.” shares Dr. Jayanthi Ranjan, Dean, School of Business Studies (Sharda University). SBS functions with the vision to foster learning, attitude, professional prudence, creativity, entrepreneurship, and leadership that is accountable to society. Students get to interact with international peer groups and use the strong alumni network. Education at SBS lays strong focus on the systematic approach to inculcating ethical as well as effective professional outlook among students by focusing on methods, outcomes, and impact via collegiality and teamwork. The school regularly updates the courses and curriculum in line with industry’s demands, such as the training courses such as Artificial Intelligence and Big Data and Panel Data handling, which are the extreme need of the hour.
Equipping Students for the Future
The placements of students, both for final jobs and Summer Internships, are an integral part of any B-school’s annual calendar of activities. “We have a well laid-out systematic process for meeting students’ career aspirations and corporates’ expectations and SBS has signed MoUs with various organizations and companies for placements, ensuring 100% placements, students are placed in various fields including sales, marketing, HR, FMCG etc.” shares Dr. Jayanthi Ranjan, Dean, on the placement facilities of the institute. In addition to the above statement, Dr. Ranjan shares, “We have been making efforts to place students even in the manufacturing sector. The Placement department functions as a bridge between SBS, industries and students. Placement activities are for the students and by the students”. The process is transparent and commences with the uploading students’ profiles on placement portal. Each student, faculty coordinators, and training and placement officials have access to the portal. The Placement Department invites the leading companies from all sectors on the campus, where the eligible students are facilitated to go through the entire selection process. The entire process is governed by the student’s ability and performance, as well as the requirements and norms of the industry.
With state-of-the-art facilities and upgraded infrastructure, SBS is one of the best in the country matching international standards. School of Business Studies Sharda University uses robust and integrated LMS such as iCloud and PeopleSoft to monitor and perform all learning activities of students including daily class activities, attendance record via mobile application, submission of assignments, and tracking all relevant documents from admission to downloading admit cards and results. The technologically upgraded classrooms equipped with smartboards facilitate teaching through advanced tools and techniques. The university has centrally air-conditioned classrooms with high-speed Wi-Fi enabled projectors, tutorial rooms, multiple libraries including several e-resources and remote access to study materials, state-of-the-art seminar rooms and multiple fully-equipped auditoriums. The school’s libraries are an empowering unit with a Resource Center providing audio-visual aids to the students. The university is enriched with renovated hostels, medical support systems (Sharda Hospital), modern gymnasium, a vast parking facility (accessible to both students and faculty). The school provides an eco-friendly environment by being a completely smoke-free zone for its students. It has also taken active steps toward the latest initiatives of solar heating, rainwater harvesting, paper recycling, and other green initiatives. The university has taken extensive measures to address the need for vigilance and security. The campus is fully CCTV-enabled to cater to the safety requirements of the students and staff.
The School of Business Studies Sharda University believes that money should not be a roadblock for a student with innovative ideas in mind and passion in heart. The school extends scholarships and financial assistance to meritorious students based on their academic achievements. School of Business Studies Sharda University provides financial aid to not only Indian students but also foreign students from various countries as a goodwill gesture to promote quality learning. A number of scholarships are offered to students depending on their academic credentials and their achievements in the sporting and cultural arena. The university grants full to partial waiver on tuition fees to students. The students, on their satisfactory performance in School of Business Studies Sharda University Admission Test (SUAT), Personal Interview (PI) and depending on their merit in qualifying exams, are eligible for the grant of the merit scholarships.
Dr. Jayanthi Ranjan – Dean
Dr Jayanthi Ranjan is an academician with 26+ years of experience in teaching, research, training and consulting; Currently she is dean of Sharda School of Business Sharda University Since Oct 2021. She held positions of Academic mentor of Ashoka Group of Educational Institutions, Hyderabad and Director of Ashoka School of Business Hyderabad (2020-2021). Her past positions include: Group Asso Dean IMT Ghaziabad (2006-2019) advisor & Professor, IMT Nagpur (2019-2020). She received a certificate of distinction from Columbia university on Digital transformation; from MIT USA on Design thinking. She is a Hong Kong University of Science & Technology certified Big Data expert. Dr. Ranjan has guided 15 PhD and 13 DBA scholars nationally and internationally. She is a gold medalist and university rank holder in her graduation. She has published over 100+ research refereed papers and Scopus (680+) Indexed in refereed international/national journals of repute that includes ABDC journals; has been principal investigator of 15 sponsored research projects; She has also been the editor of many research journals; is on the Editorial Board of many national/ international journals. She has received many awards like ‘Best Teacher Award’, Fellow of AIMS International, Claude Shannon Memorial Award of Excellence, Best Woman Management researcher award, Best management scholar award and Best Management researcher award Global management research award.