Jindal Global University and University of New South Wales Launch a Strategic Business School Partnership

Mumbai, October 2, 2018  : Jindal Global Business School (JGBS) of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) and University of New South Wales (UNSW) Business School, Australia, launched a strategic partnership through which JGBS students may apply to enter UNSW’s Master of Commerce programme. The objective behind the initiative was not only to strengthen the on-going partnership between JGU and UNSW but also to provide a strong collaboration platform between the two business schools that would qualitatively impact the learning experience of students.

Welcoming the delegation Dr. Rajesh Chakrabarti, Acting Dean, JGBS, said,  The UNSW connection provides JGBS students a unique opportunity to study at one of the world’s leading Business Schools in the scenic, vibrant and most liveable city of Sydney. The JGU-UNSW connection is an extremely important partnership for JGBS, and business and economic ties lay at the core of the relationship between the two universities as well as the two countries. We at JGBS are confident that this partnership will only grow with time and add value to both partners.

This partnership allows JGBS graduates to complete their Master of Commerce at UNSW and specialize in relevant and leading-edge disciplines, including Business Analytics, Marketing Analytics, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Global Sustainability and Social Impact.

Professor Laknath Jayasinghe, Vice Dean, JGBS, said, The occasion reflects JGU’s continued commitment to fostering partnerships with leading global universities. I am particularly pleased that JGBS students will have the unique opportunity to learn and live in Sydney, one of the world’s leading commercial, creative, and multicultural cities.

Speaking on the occasion, Professor Tracy Wilcox, Programme Director, Master of Commerce of the UNSW Business School, said, UNSW is delighted with the partnership and we look forward to it as a step toward strengthening collaboration with JGBS.

Prof Wilcox also delivered a lecture on ‘Business and Ethics’ where she stressed on the need for B-Schools imparting skills to students that could dramatically transform the work space and contribute towards just societies.

She remarked, “Management education needs to inculcate values and respect for the external environment. My continued interaction with Indian students has been particularly memorable because I have found Indian students to be bright, articulate, enterprising and curious. These are the students who would not only be able to anticipate the future but contribute towards creating it.”

UNSW India country director Mr. Amit Dasgupta said, the partnership reflects the vision of the Vice Chancellors of JGU and UNSW that collaboration in higher education can bring about transformational change. ‘The future’ he said, ‘is not there, it is for us to shape.’

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