Bolpur, West Bengal: Bandhan on Tuesday announced the launch of Bandhan School of Buisness, its first management institute in Bolpur, Shantiniketan, West Bengal. The institute will offer students an easy access to MBA education and it will contribute in increasing and diversifying Bandhan’s overall education programme. The first batch of MBA students will start classes from the coming academic year.
The establishment was inaugurated by Chandranath Sinha, Minister-in-charge of MSME and Textiles, WB and Alapan Bandopadhyay, the Chief Advisor to Chief Minister, WB. The occasion was also graced by IPS Shivaji Ghosh and Former Commissioner of Kolkata Police, Soumen Mitra. Anup Kumar Sinha, Chairman, Bandhan Bank and Chandra Shekhar Ghosh, Founder, Bandhan along with other dignitaries were also present at the event.
Bandhan school of Business has been built up on a total campus area of 2.45 lakh sq. ft. The classrooms are equipped with a total capacity of around 300 students and the hostels are also furnished to accommodate 300 students. The institute has a well-armed auditorium to hold occasional events and cultural functions. There also are a modern computer lab and a well-stocked library for the students.
The focus of Bandhan School of Business will be value-based holistic development of the students and to promote scholarship and entrepreneurship. The institute will also work towards empowering the deserving and needy and encouraging female participation from all walks of the society.
Commenting on the occasion, Chandra Shekhar Ghosh, Founder, Bandhan said, “I’m delighted to share that opening a business school on this auspicious land of Gurudev’s Shantiniketan has given me immense satisfaction. In order to create a human resource pool that will compete in the international academic markets, we have established Bandhan School of Business. This reaffirms our commitment to the education sector to nurture ethical leaders and real entrepreneurs who will endeavour to transform the society.”
The organisation is actively engaged in the development space and offers an entire suite of development initiatives in the field of education, health, livelihood promotion, financial literacy, skill development and employment generation. These programmes are aimed towards bringing about holistic transformation in the underprivileged communities. The organisation works closely with people who live in the lowest echelons of the social system for their socio-economic progress.
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