- Aims to facilitate and ignite in Students, the enthusiasm and passion for innovation in the fields of Economics, Management & Finance (EMF)
- Davi Sanchez Netto, Principal, JBCN Parel, lauds first student-led club at School
- Chiraag Mehta, Associate Director, ISBF, outlines the importance of EMF in sustaining successful global careers
New Delhi, March 01, 2021: In its continuing endeavour towards building a thriving ecosystem of quality business education, the Indian School of Business & Finance (ISBF), one of the London School of Economics’s top five Global Teaching Institutions and an affiliate institution to the University of London (UOL) partnered with Mumbai’s JBCN International School, Parel, to form the EMF Club- a student-led body aimed at facilitating and igniting the enthusiasm and passion for innovation in the fields of Economics, Management & Finance (EMF).
Speaking at the launch event on Friday, February 26, 2021, Mr. Davi Sanchez Netto, Principal, JBCN International School, Parel, said, “I am extremely pleased, not only because such an initiative will benefit our students immensely, but more importantly because this will be the first student-led club at the School. I thank ISBF for helping us provide our students with this opportunity and wish the Club all the very best.”
Also speaking at the launch was Mr. Chiraag Mehta, Associate Director, ISBF, who outlined the importance of in-depth study in the fields of Economics, Management & Finance, in helping students build sustainable and successful global careers. “Economics, Management and Finance are heavily inter-related disciplines. I have been a beneficiary of this interconnectedness with my past stints in Advertising, Investment Banking, the Development sector and now teaching Economics. These fields are pathways to several lucrative and intellectually challenging careers like in the BFSI sector for example, which is rated as among the highest paying sectors in the world and in India,” he said.
Close to 100 learners from the 9th and 11th grades of the school led by Founder member Mohammed Amaan Panchbhai of the 11th grade who attended the launch were treated to an engaging and interactive EMF quiz conducted by Mr. Aryapriya Ganguly, Associate Professor, ISBF. Gayatri Dutt of the 11th grade won the quiz handsomely and was awarded a certificate by ISBF.
Also speaking at length about the opportunities that would open up for JBCN students as a result, Ms. Ann Wenger, Consultant Director of Career and University Placements, JBCN Parel, said, “I’m excited to be here for this event because this means to me that JBCN is broadening its connections with the Indian University markets.”
She further added, “ISBF as a relatively new institution in India has made I think a very wise decision, to broaden its space by connecting to prestigious Universities abroad. Just to help with through its growing and expanding of its influence in India. And certainly, the University of London is well known here in India and well respected, so I think that’s a real plus point. Not only do students earn a degree from the University of London but also have the benefit of studying the same curriculum that is taught at LSE, by professors that have actually studied abroad themselves and are being mentored by LSE itself. So, what an opportunity for our students to both connect to the Indian Higher Educational system, as well as the one abroad.”
Among the activities of the EMF Club, JBCN, Parel, as outlined by Amaan, the Founder member, will be a focus on the enhancement of collaboration and critical analysis of real-life situations and business problems, feasibility check on ideas, internship opportunities, sessions by industry leaders, think tank competitions, and the like.
ISBF was founded in 2006 with the vision of delivering world‐class education in India. Through its partnerships with global giants like the University of London, The London School of Economics and Political Science and Kingston University, ISBF ensures that students receive a rigorous, application-oriented and global education, which is relevant to local needs.
Many of them transfer to foreign universities in their second year of undergraduate study, go on to prestigious institutions for higher study, or secure placements in India or overseas with leading multinational corporations.
ISBF students are taught by an expert and highly qualified group of faculty members and also see deep engagement from partnering universities, who train ISBF’s teachers as well as conduct classes for students. On the LSE led programmes, ISBF students study the same curriculum and are held to the same standards as LSE students, with the programmes culminating into a University of London degree at a fraction of the cost.
Today, ISBF is one of LSE’s top five Teaching Institutions in the world, and also enjoys the University of London’s Affiliate Centre status, the highest recognition accorded to teaching institutions by the university.
In the Academic Year 2020-2021, ISBF has initiated the Business Management (Honors) undergraduate programme in partnership with Kingston University. Students of this programme are full-fledged Kingston University students who necessarily transfer to KU in the third year and graduate in London. They receive all the same benefits as international students studying at Kingston University including hostel accommodation, 2-year work VISA and other career related benefits. The programme also offers an optional year-long internship anywhere in the world. Students complete this programme at less than half the cost at ISBF.
For detailed information about ISBF, you can visit – https://www.isbf.edu.in/
For further information, please contact:
Mr. Umer Fayaz
Indian School of Business & Finance