Tata Capital Partners with Universal Business School for the Graduate Training program after 7 years with SPJIMR
Universal Business School (UBS) has entered into a 3 year JV agreement with Tata Capital to train the Graduate Trainee participants which Tata Capital recruits and cherry picks after a stringent selection process from the best campuses across the country. The program is fully residential and is held at the UBS campus in Karjat. Tata Capital was motivated with the desire to change in order to achieve a better output for its batch of Graduate Trainees and invest seriously in their training and then give them roles in Consumer Finance, Equity Broking, Wealth Management, Investment Advisory and Asset Management divisions across India. This program would enable its businesses to be empowered to meet its 2017 goals and beyond.
The HR functional heads did a thorough due diligence of Universal Business School and found that the Business School was a premier Business School and was also truly global. The Times B-School Survey report, edition Feb 2015, has placed UBS, in the league of truly global among the top 4 Business Schools, pan India. Universal Business School, is AICTE approved and conducts two flagship programs, MBA from Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK affiliation and PGDM (two years) and a weekend Executive MBA from Cardiff Met for working professionals. The entire faculty of UBS underwent a C.V. selection process and the Tata Capital HR heads believed that the UBS professors are highly qualified, both academically and with industry experience of a minimum of 20 years.
Previously they were running this program with SPJIMR a Top 4 B-school in India for 7 years and have now moved to Universal Business School to improve the outcomes.
According to Tarun Anand, Co-Founder, Universal Business School, “The expectation is a huge build up in the areas of skills, competencies, domain knowledge (NBFC/BFSI), business communication and corporate behaviour. The program is designed to be completed in 46 days and has 225 hours of classroom training, including outbound training. New areas like renewable energy and carbon credits have been added, in addition to the others. Key executives from Tata Capital will also contribute towards enabling the trainees to understand the company culture.”
According to Kalyan Das, AVP – L&D, Tata Capital ‘The curriculum designed by the UBS faculty, for the GT program, is very rigorous, current and will gain currency to the type of organization that we are, in terms of products/services/industry landscape/competitive space/etc. The training program will have a pedagogy which will be very interactive, Harvard case studies will be used, role plays, problem-solving exercises, project-based learning, quizzes, tests, etc. We are sure that this change, from the past, will produce Graduate Trainees who will be able to start delivering from Day One at the workplace, at Tata Capital. We wish our GT participants and UBS a grand success!!
UBS campus is located in Karjat, about 60 kms from Mumbai and is set up in a 40 acres of green area with natural landscape, with state-of-the infrastructure with lots of amenities, which empowers a great learning experience for the students. The amenities are a spacious library, common prayer room, in door games arena, outdoor games arena, gymnasium, well equipped auditoriums, classrooms, teaching aids, and a great residential accommodation for professors and students.