Back to basics for leadership
Even as Dell’s exit from SAS Nagar is making news for the wrong reasons, there is hope for the region in two fields of learning that could potentially bring many such projects to the tricity.
In attracting students to the business field after graduation and in training army aspirants, the tricity has the best options that the country can offer.
INDIAN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
The Indian School of Business, in Knowledge City at Sector 81, SAS Nagar, with 210 seats on offer for working professionals, can be a hub for future managerial and entrepreneurial talent. However, this is Campus Calling 2.0 as professionals with work experience of two to five years from diverse, educational, professional social and cultural backgrounds are admitted.
Courses on Offer
Besides the PGP course, the school also offers a Post Graduate Programme in Management for Senior Executives (PGPMAX) for industry executives about to step into leadership positions. There is also a pro g ramme named Management Programme for Family Businesses (MFAB) for young scions of family businesses.
A doctoral programme for those interested in academics as a career is also offered. Short-duration executive education programmes (open in nature) are customised for top management executives are also taught.
PREPARE OR A REAL FIGHT TO GET THERE
In April 2011 , Maharaja Ranjit Singh Armed Forces Preparatory Institute (AFPI), in Sector 77, SAS Nagar, was set up to train Class 10 students from Punjab for permanent commission in the Armed Forces through the National Defence Academy/equivalent service academy. Equipped to train 96 boys at any time, the institute ensures that only those with a burning desire to get into the forces are taken.
In August 2012, 21 of the 42 cadets who appeared in the entrance exam for the services cleared the test and went to the Services Selection Board (SSB). Ten cadets cleared the SSB and eventually seven cadets joined the National Defence Academy/Indian Naval Academy in July 2013.
The performance of the first-course was the best in the Northern region and among the best in the country. Fifty cadets appeared in the NDA entrance exam conducted in August 2013, 35 cleared it and 23 were selected for joining the training academies.