HDFC chairman Dr Deepak Parekh inaugurated a new research-focused B-school, MYRA School of Business, in Mysore on November 4. Located on a 10-acre campus, the new B-school aims to develop global competence in business education in India.
Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, Dr Deepak Parekh, chairman, HDFC, said, “During the past 20 years, we have seen entrepreneurial ventures showing a new landscape of development globally. The highlighting point is the importance of ethics, integrity, honesty and transparency which are pillars for success, and I hope Myra inculcates this in their curriculum and develop entrepreneurs.”
MYRA is set up by a group of eminent academicians led by Prof Shalini Urs, an internationally recognized information scientist, a Fulbright scholar, and founder and executive director, International School of Information Management, and Prof Shrijay Devaraj Urs, veteran academician, UNDP consultant, and educational administrator and professor at Institute of Development Studies, University of Mysore, with over three and a half decades of experience.
The B-School is guided by an eminent ‘governing board’ comprising global industry experts and academicians like Mr. Arjun Malhotra, CEO & chairman of Headstrong Corporation, Mr Andrew Atzert, COO, Aresty Institute of Executive Education, Wharton School University of Pennsylvania.
Commenting about her brainchild, Prof Shalini Urs, chairperson and founder, Mysore Royal Academy (MYRA), said, “The inauguration of the campus today is the culmination of a shared vision. It is an important milestone in our path towards establishing MYRA School of Business as one of India’s premier business schools.”
The dean of MYRA, Prof Rajiv K Sinha, is the professor of marketing and the Lonnie Ostrom Chair in business at the W P Carey School of Business, Arizona State University. Prof. Sinha is the recipient of the W P Carey Outstanding Researcher Award (2011) and the James W. Creasman Award for Excellence (2009), a quadrennial award given for outstanding contributions to Arizona State University and the community.