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Ex-NABARD boss Bakshi gets into exec education with ASM group

PUNE: ASM Group, one of the most sort after B-schools in India,  announced its foray into executive education by setting up a new vertical. Prakash Bakshi, ex-Chairman of NABARD, will spearhead it. The ASM Executive Education Centre will operate out of its new office in Mumbai which is already functional with talent being added gradually. Each of the 4 short term courses on offer initially (Finance, Business Strategy, Negotiation and Disruptive Strategy) will have interactive online lessons with weekly assignments complemented by 5 hours in-class sessions every Saturday conducted by ASM’s senior faculty. Enrolment for these short-term courses spanning between 3-8 weeks is now open. On successful course completion, applicants will receive a certificate from ASM Group of Institutes, Harvard Business School online (HBS OL) & IIM Bangalore online (IIMBx).

Announcing the foray, Dr. Sandeep Pachpande, Chairman, ASM Group, said, “Instead of approaching executive education as a cursory extension of our regular courses, we chose a path that requires investment and the right experts/expertise backing it. I am sure that under the able guidance of Prakash Bakshi, the foray will grow from strength to strength. The biggest advantage for those enrolling into our executive education courses is the tight integration with HBS OL and IIMBx. Our goal is to set up separate centers for executive education in major cities of India in a phased manner once the initial foundation is laid.”

Dr Bakshi, Advisor and Head – ASM’s executive education, said, “Rapid and continuous changes in the business landscape now requires executives and professionals to continuously update and up-skill themselves to meet emerging challenges as their past experience and knowledge is often found wanting. Apart from giving them the flexibility of online format, we will provide weekly in person interactions to ensure that the participants not only fully understand the concepts and issues, but also gain the confidence to apply them in real life situations.  We will be continuously updating the program design to ensure it is at par with the global standard and significantly enhances not just the learning but the career value of the enrolled applicants.”

Established in 1983, the Audyogik Shikshan Mandal (ASM) Group, offers learning options from KG to Ph.D. It has persistently turned out well-rounded professionals, who have gone on to become leaders in their spheres. ASM's IBMR has been consistently ranked amongst the top b-schools in India and is known for its consistent calendar of events that imbues students with unmatchable industry experience/exposure. It boasts of state-of-the-art infrastructure - wi-fi enabled campuses, sporting facilities, well-stocked libraries, computer centers, and classrooms equipped with the latest in technology. ASM placement cell has a stellar track record with 55,000+ alumni already working with top-notch MNCs leading corporates in India and abroad. Do visit to know more www.asmedu.org.