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Change Takes Off – Futuristic MYRA Campus Inaugurated in Mysore
By: PR Newswire
Nov. 20, 2012 10:31 PM
MYSORE, Karnataka, November 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
The Formal Inauguration Function Took Place in "Delphi" - the Colorful and Vibrant Amphitheatre of the MYRA Campus
Change is powerful and empowering. With Change as its core, the avant-garde and architecturally acclaimed campus of the MYRA School of Business was inaugurated on November 4th, 2012. The theme of the event was "Change is the new school of thought" -in line with MYRA's mission to empower future business leaders to be the change they wish to see.
Padma Bhushan Deepak Parekh, Chairman of HDFC, inaugurated the MYRA campus in a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by the lighting of the lamp and the unveiling of the Inaugural Stone.
Professor Shalini Urs gave a warm welcome to the enthusiastic audience, and outlined her long-term vision for MYRA, and the challenges of setting up a Business School in India.
Dean Rajiv Sinha gave an impassioned speech on the need for quality management education in India, stating that "Indian students need to be exposed to global issues and one of the important things for us is to expose them to world class talent. The key concept of MYRA is very simple - we want to take the best students in India and expose them to world-class faculty".
Padma Bhushan Deepak Parekh's enlightening and inspiring speech on the importance of ethics and integrity in the current global business landscape was very well received and he expressed his confidence in how "the MYRA School of Business is creating a platform to develop future business leaders of India with a social consciousness".
Dr. Sunil Sharma focussed on the importance of syncing learning with the current business scenario wherein the private and public realms are increasingly intertwined and his belief in MYRA's curriculum to stimulate interest in having a deeper understanding of local, country-specific, regional, and global business concerns.
Professor Raghav Rao shared his thoughts on the need for a re-thinking of management education in India due to dramatic shifts in technology and the social environment and how MYRA is "uniquely placed to be at the forefront of management research with its global faculty, wonderful location and collaborative enterprise."
Professor Mohan Gopalakrishnan spoke about how MYRA embodies, through its faculty, innovative curriculum, and avant-garde campus, "the spirit of "change" and on behalf of all MYRA faculty, he expressed his enthusiasm for teaching at MYRA in the years to come.
Indian and international academics were in attendance, along with corporates, public figures, prospective students and the community at large - all of who enthusiastically came together to witness MYRA's transition from the phase of bold vision into successful reality.
It was a historic celebration and a notable day not only in the life of the MYRA School of Business, and Mysore, but throughout the whole landscape of higher education in India.
Mr. Kantharaj Urs gave the Vote of Thanks on behalf of the trustees of MYRA. He gave special mention to the architects, who designed the building being formally inaugurated on that day.
The formal inaugural function was followed by an enthralling musical performance of the Raja Vadya Goshti.
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About MYRA School of Business:
The MYRA School of Business is a new management institution in Mysore offering an MBA equivalent 2-year PGDM and 1-year PGPX programme. With a rigorous research-based curriculum, an architecturally-acclaimed campus , and professors from the world's most respected B-Schools including Dean Rajiv Sinha of Arizona State University, USA, MYRA is poised to deliver an education that is unparalleled in Asia. MYRA will welcome its Founding Class in July 2013. To know more, visit http://www.myra.ac.in.
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