K.T.Rama Rao to inaugurate Woxsen School of Business Campus, one of the most innovative Business Schools
in the World


The School has its own incubation center—"The Woxsen Trade Tower. The Trade Tower has already funded one venture with an investment of Rs 1crore.

The School's faculty has delivered Global Learning Series Programs to organizations such as US Consulate, Hyderabad, Apollo Hospitals, Barclays, Accenture, IBM, Infosys, Rolls Royce, Qualcomm and others

Hyderabad, August 25……
K.T. Rama Rao, Minister of IT and Panchayati Raj, Government of Telangana to inaugurate Woxsen School of Business here in the city near Sadashivpet, about 75kms away from the city on the Mumbai highway.

G.V. Prasad, Co-Chairman and CEO of Dr Reddy's Laboratories, Konda Visveshwar Reddy, MP among others will grace the inauguration.

Five lakh square foot of built up area of total 3million sft envisaged is ready for use.  The campus was designed by architect Rajeev Sharma of Design Haus, an IIT Kharagpur alumnus.

The school is the brain child of a Telugu man, a UK based entrepreneur and educationist, Praveen Pula. It is coming up with an investment of Rs 500 crore on 200 acres land in Kamkole Village in Munipally Mandal in Medak District.

It has already invested Rs 200crore and the remaining Rs 300crores, drawn from the own funds of the promoter will be pumped in over the next five years.

"I originally planned to set up the school in London, but the plans changed subsequently.  Investing in my home state has been my greatest dream, which I am able to do now.  It is my way of giving back to my motherland, an iconic and world class business school where my fellow citizens in this country can aspire to dream of study.  Woxsen School of Business is my gift to my fellow citizens in the country so that they in turn Endeavour to make a mark on the global management education map", informed Praveen(Veen) Pula. Speaking further he added that we would like to be a game changer. And we will provide dynamic business leaders to this country, he added.

Praveen Pula has diverse business interests in Education and infrastructure.

Woxsen School of Business is set up by Pinakin Educational Trust, a not for profit trust.

Woxsen is offering one and two year Post Graduate Programmes in Management (PGPXP & PGDM).  It has already commenced its first batch of Students in 2014 and second in 2015. It is launching tomorrow Working Executives program.

The School is a jewel in the crown of the newly formed Telangana State because it is truly global in its outlook, approach, infrastructure, globally relevant curriculum, faculty, collaborative researchers and partnerships.  Eventually, the school aims to have 4o per cent intake of foreign students.

Woxsen's entrepreneurship oriented approach, which is embedded in every aspect of study, has become the subject of deep curiosity in academic circles already. It is the business school to be watched.

The teaching and training is backed by a strong research foundation.  And the key focus is collaborative research by its faculty.

"Woxsen is based on a global standard of excellence in leadership, entrepreneurial mindset, analytical skills and design thinking. The model is unique to Woxsen, Veen Pula said.

Another unique feather in its cap is The Woxsen Trade Tower, which is an incubator where students' can validate their business ideas. The incubation center supports entrepreneurial thinking and action. It is among the first steps towards developing a sustainable university-industry innovation cluster.  It is mandatory for every student of the PGPXP course to use this facility and is not an elective, Veen Pula said

We have fund of our own. And there is no limit for the fund.  Many VCs are keen in supporting this fund, informed Veena Pula.

One of our students has already been funded 1 crore. Hope to see some more in the near future, said Veen Pula.

"My vision for Woxsen is to create the largest family of game changers worldwide that come together at any stage. Woxsen is an eternal home to creative researchers, brilliant teachers in the world of management education and we will lead the world as one of the most innovative schools in management education with capacity and capability to deliver the most comprehensive human resource talent to both the corporates and to our society", informed Veen Pula.

Dr Mendu RammohanRao Provost of Woxsen says. "I am sure educators and researchers will choose Woxsen because of our desire to achieve superior results of an educational model based on collaborative projects. Top researchers and student innovators will appreciate the way we will break down the traditional barriers between academic departments, university and corporate research programs. Collaborations and cross-fertilization of ideas would be at ease at our modern campus. Woxsen has literally eliminated walls on campus to promote greater cross-pollination of ideas between departments, faculty members, researchers, corporate sponsors, and even startup companies spawning out of our Trade Tower initiative".

Three things make a difference when we speak about quality.  One is Accredition. And we would like to go for
The Association of MBAs (AMBA). It is the only global MBA-specific Accreditation, advising, supporting and connecting the World's leading Business Schools. Second is the The EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)  which is a school accreditation system. It specializes in higher education institutions of management and business administration, run by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). And the third one is AACSB.  Our ultimate goal is to go for Triple Crown Accreditation. Which includes AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS. Triple accreditation is the accreditation awarded business schools worldwide by the three largest and most influential business school accreditation associations namely AACSB - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business(based in Singapore) ; AMBA - The Association of MBAs (based in London) and EQUIS - European Quality Improvement System (based in Brussels) he said.

"Woxsen is one of the most innovative business schools in the world declared Dr. Vishnuprasad Nagadevara, Dean of the School. At Woxsen, the innovative curriculum, centered on the objective of creating global leaders with high entrepreneurial capabilities will be delivered by the best faculty drawn from across the world. We have faculty drawn from India, US, Canada, UK and Europe. Thus, the business leaders coming out of Woxsen will have exposure to truly global expertise and philosophy", added Dr. Vishnuprasad Nagadevara.

Speaking further he added that it is easy to build infrastructure, but very difficult to get quality students and faculty. We have been choosy in picking up our students. We could only recruit 25 per cent students who applied for the courses, he said.

Notable faculty both resident and visiting include Mendu Rammohan Rao– Provost; Dr. V Nagadevara – Dean; Dr. Baba Prasad - The Wharton School     Dr. Ram Nidumolu - Founder & CEO, InnovaStrat Inc.   ; Dr. Michael Moon - Director, The Moon Agency ;Prasad Kaipa - CEO, world renowned Coach & Advisor, Kaipa Group;  Dr. E S Srinivas - XLRI Jamshedpur; Dr. Manish Singhal - XLRI Jamshedpur;  Prof. Joseph Rutledge - Partner Blitzen Ventures, LLC;  Prof. VirenLall–Change School, London; Prof. Steven Rogers –Harvard Business School; Prof. Maxim Sytch –Ross School of Business – University of Michigan; Prof. Antony Bendell –Alumnus of London School of Economics; Dr. Rakesh Singh -, Great Lakes Institute of Management; Prof. Rajat Kanti Baisya - Professor, IIT, Delhi and Mr. AnujPuri - Independent Legal Practitioner and alumnus Columbia University of Law

The School already entered into partnerships for PGPXP international immersion with Mannheim Business School, Germany's leading business school and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Woxsen School of Business has been awarded the Most Promising Business School award by The World Consulting & Research Corporation (WCRC) – A boutique Brand Consulting firm. The Process Advisory & Evaluations for the awards was performed by Ernst & Young (E&Y) with an eminent set of jury members.

Its faculty has conducted world class Learning Series programs to staff of various companies, some of which include US Consulate General, Hyderabad; Apollo Hospitals, Barclays, Accenture, IBM, Infosys, Rolls Royce, Qualcomm and others.

Its dream is to be one of the top global business schools. It aims to be featured in FT(Financial Times) 20.

Woxsen is the biggest eco friendly campus that provides unmatched ambience. Over 20,000 samplings have already been planted in the campus. On campus the students are encouraged to use bicycles that have been provided to them by the school. It has self-contained ecosystem that provides students with extensive facilities to learn, practice and develop their ideas. The infrastructure has been planned to aid a healthy exchange of knowledge.

Recreational and sporting facilities include a 9-hole golf course, International standard cricket, lawn tennis, basket ball, and football grounds, badminton court as well as a recreation center with an in-house gymnasium. It has the best residential facilities for students and faculty.
 

 

Source: By E-mail (August 25, 2015)

Published on IndianMBA.com on August 29, 2015

 

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