Education Evangelist of India award for Dr. Shalini Urs, Chairperson, MYRA School of Business
Founder Chairperson of MYRA School of Business, Mysore
Prof. Shalini R Urs, the brain and face behind MYRA School of Business, Mysore, with her core expertise in educational leadership, has once again been recognized as a ‘Change Maker’, a ‘Thought Leader’, a ‘Visionary’.
SkillTree, a Global Higher Education Think Tank and Advisory Consortium, felicitated Prof. Shalini Urs with the title of “Education Evangelist of India” for her outstanding contribution to the domain of Indian Higher Education.
The award was given by Shri RV Deshpande, Honorable Minister for Higher Education and Tourism and the memento was handed out by Shri Subimal Bhattacharjee, renowned International Cyber Security Expert and former Country Head, General Dynamics at a gala event held at Hotel JW Marriott, Bengaluru, on Sunday, March 29, 2015, 7:00 PM. Other B Schools that got the recognition are Great Lakes, BITS Pilani, Apeejay and others.
‘Education Evangelist of India’ is a private recognition given to Educational visionaries and Thought Leaders of India. Education Evangelist of India — SkillTree’s Annual Thought Leadership convocation ceremony is the culmination of efforts of an in-depth research to identify 20 people from across the nation for their exemplary work and contribution to the domain of higher education. A television series by the same name as the award — the first ever television series, started in 2013 in media partnership with ET NOW, documented and showcased the journey of the awardees, culminating in an annual Coffee Table book and a convocation ceremony.
With a historic presence of over 6000 years, the scope and importance of the education sector plays a mammoth role in our emerging economy and while India is fast moving towards becoming one of the most preferred destinations for higher education for all stakeholders alike – students, investors, scholars and international exchange programmers, SkillTree provides multiple platforms to address issues relating to global practices, processes and governance with a strong focus on collaborative growth to make India count in the global knowledge economy map.
Mysore Royal Academy (MYRA) is a public charitable trust established in 2010 and as part of its mission established the MYRA School of Business in 2011 as its first educational endeavor to bring about a transformative change in the business education landscape in India. While the long term vision of MYRA is to be a sought after world-class private university in India, in the short term, it is already positioning to be a top ranked Business School. MYRA offers best possible infrastructural facilities, international caliber faculty, global curriculum, and industry connections for learning and placements; it is intended to be a globally ranked and sought after B-School differentiated by its excellent faculty and innovative learning environment. MYRA has carved a niche for itself within a short span of time.
MYRA currently offers a two-year AICTE-approved Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) and a one-year Post Graduate Program for eXecutives (PGPX). In addition, it offers customized Executive education programs and a PhD Program in Management sciences. The institute currently has 107 students from 22 Indian states; there is also one UAE national — all having diverse subject backgrounds including Commerce, Dentistry, Engineering, Pharma and Tourism.
MYRA has partnered with Catolica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics, Portugal, Bothell School of Business at The University of Washington, US and W.P Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, USA, to facilitate a study-abroad experience for its students.
The current graduating students have been successfully placed in high profile companies like Companies such as Abbott India Ltd, Atul Ltd, HDFC, IVirtual CFO, Magic9, Maveric Systems, Mphasis, Nielsen, NxtGen, Oracle, Pramati Technologies, Pagalguy.com, Sonata software, Talisma, Tecnova Global, Unilog Corp, Ypaycash with salaries in the range of 6 to 19 lakhs. Final round of interviews at RBL, Surewaves, DCB Bank and others are on.