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Thursday, March 3, 2011 4:50PM IST (11:20AM GMT)
India's First Professionally Managed Bschool in Chandigarh
MoU between Gurukul Vidyapeeth and IIM Alumni Promoted Elements Akademia
Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India

The biggest challenge most MBA aspirants face today is finding a good bschool within Chandigarh. Out of the 5000 students who appear for the Punjab MBA entrance test, the top 5-10% can choose between the best colleges like UBS. But the others face a problem – how do they still find top quality education? While Punjab has 150 colleges offering 2 year MBA, the quality and placements of most is suspect. Independent surveys have highlighted that campus placement is generally less than 50% with very low salaries of less than Rs. 15,000 per month.

To fill this gap, Gurukul Vidyapeeth and Elements Akademia have joined hands to offer IIM quality education in the heart of Chandigarh.

Gurukul provides a 1 acre top notch facility right in Mohali, 60 SEATS each for MBA and PGDM programmes and 20 years of experience working with various bschools in Punjab. Gurukul is the only institute of the region using the latest Sun Ray Thin Client Technology and Apple Mac Technology in its High Tech labs. Elements Akademia, setup by 17 IIM alumni, will handle the entire operations. This will ensure 50% teaching done by IIM alumni/faculty, extensive personality development and employability modules and guaranteed 100%+ placements to scorers with 80% marks and above with a minimum salary package of Rs. 3.00 Lac to 5.00 Lac P.A. We also ensure delivery for achieving 80% and more. In the last 2 years, Elements has signed up 192 IIM alumni who teach in its partner colleges, and 42 consortium companies who recruited 500+ of its students in the last 2 years.

This model – of a professional Bschool management company providing high quality education is a novel concept that ensures students can stay in Chandigarh and still get the best of education and employment.

Nishant Saxena, Founder CEO of Elements Akademia and Guest Faculty at IIM Lucknow said, "We need to create the culture of a great bschool, where students work from morning 9 a.m. to night 9 p.m. In this time, they study academics, develop their personality, improve their English, interact with industry leaders, participate in co- and extra-curricular activities, and have a lot of education with fun & joy. Our faculty, drawn from the best of bschools, ensures just that." Nishant is himself an IIM alumni and has worked for 10 years in India and abroad in companies like P&G. He is also a senior consultant to top companies like J&J, Nestle, KPMG, HT Media, Kraft, Cadbury etc.

CA Manmohan Garg, Founder CEO of Gurukul Vidyapeeth said, "I wanted my students in Gurukul Vidyapeeth to get exposure to the very best curriculum, teaching and placements. Hence the partnership with Elements Akademia. I believe this is an idea ahead of our times and will benefit the students immensely". Manmohan Garg is a charted accountant by profession and possesses 17 years of varied experience in establishment and promotion of educational institutions in and around Chandigarh.

He has served as financial advisor /Taxation consultant to more than 20 educational Groups of this country before deciding to set up his own educational enterprenure.

So what can students look forward to at GVBS Mohali ? Very rigorous teaching and use of latest techniques like simulations, case study methods and role plays. Heavy industry interaction with 3-4 industry visits every month and co-curricular international projects. Practical exposure with every student leading a live consulting project. Mandatory personality training with assessments, public speaking, confidence building, grooming tips – led by former airhostess training managers of Kingfisher Academy and Jet Airlines. Scientific English training developed especially for adult learners from vernacular medium. Holistic development including yoga, outstation excursions, management games,
managerial skill development. And a lot of fun with weekly parties and bon fires, leveraging the Chandigarh campus. For students interested, there is also a partnering with a Singapore based university where students can get foreign exposure too.

About Gurukul Vidyapeeth Group of Institutes

Gurukul Vidyapeeth Group has more than 2000 students, 150 full time regular faculty, 250 non teaching staff,7 colleges/disciplines and offers more than 20 courses. Gurukul Vidyapeeth was recently awarded as Best B School for Using Technology in Education among 350 nominations under the prestigious Dainik Bhaskar B School Awards Program beating the top ranked colleges of India including IIPM etc. All its courses are affiliated to Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, and approved by AICTE.

About Elements Akademia

Elements Akademia, started by 17 IIM Alumni, has a bold Vision ‘10x10': Making 10,000 Indians Employable. It provides one stop consulting solution to improve Tier 2 Bschools and Engineering colleges. Typically a full time consultant from a top Bschool gets physically located in the campus. The annual engagement includes activities like Faculty Development Programmes, Marketing and PR,
Student Employability Training, IIM Guest Lectures, Placements etc. There is a commitment to improve the placements to 100%.

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The CEOs of Gurukul and Elements, Manmohan Garg and Nishant Saxena respectively, exchanging the MoU

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Ashish Garg, Regional Manager, Elements Akademia Pvt. Ltd., +91 9888651959, a.garg@elementsakademia.com
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The CEOs of Gurukul and Elements, Manmohan Garg and Nishant Saxena respectively, exchanging the MoU