In what is being looked upon as a move of great significance, ASSOCHAM has taken the lead in recognizing the best educational institutions of the country. On the 9th of April 2013, Dr. M M Pallam Raju, the Minister of Human Resources awarded 40 institutions for their exemplary contribution to quality education. The distribution of ASSOCHAM National Excellence Awards at Hotel Imperial, Janpath, New Delhi, was witnessed by luminaries like Mr. Rajkumar Dhoot (President, ASSOCHAM), Mr. Vinay Rai (Chairperson, ASSOCHAM National Council of Education), and Mr. D.S. Rawat (Secretary General, ASSOCHAM). This is a much welcome move, especially for students going for higher studies, since they find it very difficult to demarcate fact from fiction owing to the massive number of agencies that are ranking institutes of higher education all the time.
The award for the ‘Best Business School in North’ India this year was given to FORE School of Management for ‘developing multiple skills including managerial decision-making, problem solving, analytical reasoning, communications, creativity and innovation’. FORE School of Management is one of the few B-schools in the country that does not resort to hype and is therefore not very often in the media. Incidentally, even in terms of placement records and package offered to students, FORE School of Management outshines most of the IIM’s of the country. Last year the maximum placement package offered to a FORE student was 39.6 Lakhs. Very few B-schools in the country could match up to this figure.
“It is exciting to have been awarded the Best B-School in North by ASSOCHAM,” observed Dr. Jitendra K. Das, Director, FORE School of Management, after receiving the award from Dr. Pallam Raju, HRD Minister. “This award carries immense credibility, considering ASSOCHAM’s standing in the industry and society at large. This award to FORE School of Management is also an evidence of the right initiatives being taken by FORE to strengthen various facets of business teaching. Also, in my view this initiative by ASSOCHAM will prove to be a game changer in the arena of B-School ranking.”
India’s higher education sector has witnessed an enormous growth over the past few years. Today, India has the largest number of institutions, second largest in terms of enrollment with largest higher education system in existence. In such a scenario, a credible evaluation system of higher educational institutes, and their ability to create quality workforce is of prime importance. Set up way back in 1920, ASSOCHAM is the oldest leading APEX CHAMBER catering directly and indirectly to over 3,50,000 members from all over the country,through 300 regional Chambers. ASSOCHAM has also positioned itself as the “Knowledge Chamber” with 100 ASSOCHAM National Councils, heading different segment of Industry.
The ASSOCHAM National Excellence Awards were decided by procedures and rules governing the evaluation of the entries. The entire process of evaluation and reporting was conducted by an eminent jury. It also had the element of a public voting system. Based on nominations, a detailed process of verification and evaluation (including online voting) was carried out. The top three short listed candidates in each category were called specifically to the conference. The entire process of evaluation and assessment had been conducted in a transparent and accountable way. The jury members were Mr. Surendra Singh (Former Cabinet Secretary), Prof SukhdevThorat (Former Chairman of UGC), Mr. Bhartendra Singh Baswan (Former Education Secretary, Ministry of HRD), Mr. M N Krishnamani (President Supreme Court Bar Association), and Ms. Ritu Beri (Fashion Designer & Philanthropist).
The FOUNDATION FOR ORGINAZATION RESEARCH EDUCATION (FORE), was created by an illustrious group of individuals way back in 1981. Ever since, the board has always comprised leaders dedicated to the cause of quality higher education.
FORE School of Management adheres to the highest standards of business education sharing knowledge and conducting exchange programmes for its students with world class universities across the globe.
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