In Conversation with FABS Director – Academics, Dr. Shivakant Upadhyaya

1. How did the idea of creating FABS originate?

In
the past few years, there has been a tremendous skill gap amongst youngsters
who pass out of B-schools. Most of them are unable to sustain & survive in
the corporate world today. We thought we could try & fill this gap and
ensure that students are skilled & mentally ready to join the corporate
world through our MBA program. In
today’s dynamic corporate environment, it is important for the youth to
understand and have clarity in terms of their corporate roles and expectations.
Our sole objective at Fazlani Altius Business School (FABS) has been to engage and train our
students with a relevant Industry-Academia partnership to ensure they are skill
ready to succeed in the modern corporate world. Through our specially designed
corporate MBA programs, we strive to address relevant corporate issues to
bridge the current employability gap that exists in the country.

2. How is FABS different from the other B-schools
in the country? How different are your courses as compared to the other top
institutes in the country?

Some of
the best minds from business, corporate and academic world, visualized the need
for talent in the emerging Indian economy, and worked on a format that can
equip graduate students to add immediate value to the organizations they work
for. This is being accomplished through, helping students to be equipped with:

–  Ability to deal with real-time situations pertaining to management
and resolution of problems

–  Practical knowledge in the field of business administration

–  Specialized skills and leadership capability development to
provide the necessary competitive advantage

We
believe in the five perspectives of holistic education that include the
Educationist’s view, Originator’s view, Practitioner’s view, Critique’s view
and a Collaborative view which makes us different from other B-schools in the
country.

Besides these, the following points
differentiate us from other B-schools:

– Placement before the
course begins

– Minimum starting
salary of Rs.5 lacs/year

– Lowest student ROI of
1:1 (Placement: fees ratio)

– 100% Digitized course
content

– 70% faculty are
corporate practitioners

– Confirmed 9 months
paid internship for students

– Industry leaders
devise course curriculum

– A faculty student
Ratio 1:40 to foster seamless interaction between teacher – student
communities

3. What is the USP of FABS that should drive
students to do their management course from you?

Besides the points mentioned above,
FABS is proud to have partnered with various corporates to get students
confirmed ‘Letters of Intent’ on their first day of admission. Very few
B-schools in the world guarantee quality placements to their students on the 1st day
of their admission. Moreover, from the parents’ perspective, we have the lowest
placement to fees ratio – a minimum of 1:1. This means they can recover their
fees investment within a year.

4. How many corporate houses have tied up for
placement at FABS?

So
far 42 corporate houses have tied up with FABS for placements. Our corporate
relations team continues to work hard to bring reputed employers to provide
great employment opportunities to our students. Our partners include Motilal
Oswal, Knight Frank, eclerx, ABEC, Kelly Services, Cox & Kings to name a
few. We are planning to increase this continually to ensure all our
students are placed in quality jobs & have successful careers in the
future.

5. How many centers of FABS do you have in India?

We currently have two business
centers in India. One in Mumbai & the second in Bhubaneshwar.

6. Are your courses AICTE or Mumbai University
recognized?

We are appointed by Bharati
Vidyapeeth, Pune (Recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC) &
Distance Education Council (DEC) and “A” grade accreditation by NAAC) as a
collaborative institution responsible for providing information, counseling,
admissions and other academic assistance. We are currently an autonomous
institute which helps us design courses that encourage faculty and students to
generate and exchange innovative ideas.

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