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ASB Launch New Master in Business Administration ( MBA ) Programme

The Asian School of Business ( ASB ) has announced the launch of a new Master in Business Administration ( MBA ) programme and award of scholarships for students from rural areas.

The scholarship would ensure that one student from Kanyakumari district and rural Tamil Nadu would get 50 per cent concession in admission to its MBA programme. Though the scholarship programme was open to rural areas of all States, preference would be given to those from Tamil Nadu, said the director S.Rajeev

He said the new programme would groom MBA students who could meet the requirement of trained managers for the burgeoning rural market, which was expected to triple in the next 15 years. For students who were determined to make it big in rural marketing , ASB was offering scholarships and was facilitating bank loans to achieve their career goals.

These scholarships were being offered by George M Thomas foundation.

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The Asian School of Business ( ASB ) at Thiruvananthapuram will hold the fifth annual convocation of its Postgraduate Programme in Management ( PGPM ) at 4p.m. on 9th April, 2011.

The program would be held at the School’s new ‘green’ campus near the upcoming Technocity at Pallippuram.

Chairman of the Board of Governors of the ASB and advisor to the Prime Minister for the National Skill Development Council, S. Ramadorai, will be the chief guest on the occasion, a press note issued here said.

Also present during the ceremony will be Samuel Paul, former Director of IIM – A; S. Jagadish, former Professor at IIM ( B ); George M. Thomas, Patron, ASB and Managing Director of Kenton Group of Companies; and G. Vijaya Raghavan, Member – Secretary, Board of Governors, ASB, and Founder – CEO, Technopark.

The ASB campus, spread over 16 acres, is nearing completion and it would be one of the first in the country conforming to ‘Smart Building Protocols’ and its specially designed architecture for energy efficiency and water conservation made it compliant for the LEED Green Campus Certification.

“Technopark – based firm UST Global has implemented the building automation, making the ASB campus one of the first ‘intelligent’ campuses in India.

Classrooms are equipped with advanced audio – visual equipment and video conferencing facilities.

A fully Integrated building management system ( IBMS ), Wi – Fi, CCTV and access control cards for all rooms will make the ASB campus one of the most hi – tech academic campuses in the country,” it added.

A state-of-the-art library and residential and recreational facilities are nearing completion in the first phase of construction.

Singapore – based CPG Consultants, who designed the National University of Singapore and the Nanyang Technological University, are the architects for the ASB campus.

“Placements for the Fifth batch of graduating students have seen considerable rise in the number of recruiters and the average pay on offer. The list of recruiters included companies like KPMG, Deloitte, Feedback Consulting, TCS eServe, UST Global and ICICI Securities,” the press note added.