Campus Life India & Toronto
By joining the Schulich MBA in India program you will become part of a tightly knit group of students and forge friendships that will last a life time. As you travel to Toronto in Year 2, you will have the opportunity to meet students from around the world and experience Canadian culture.
The inaugural class of 2010 began a number of traditions to be carried on in future years. Read on to learn more about these exciting initiatives.
|The Schulich India Case Competition||The case competition was used as a medium to select the best 3 teams from Schulich to represent the school in the Prestige Cup.|
|The Schulich-SPJIMR Prestige Cup, a case competition||The best teams from Schulich and SPJIMR (9 teams in total) fiercely competed for 2 days to win the Prestige Cup. The winning school and the team's name were engraved on the cup.|
|Traditional Day||A showcase of the cultural diversity and the global aspects of Schulich.|
|Rockstar of the Week||The Event Organizing Committee in Schulich identified and recognized individuals who selflessly acted or contributed to the class. These individuals were given the title of "Rockstar of the Week". Recipients of this title received standing ovations from their classmates. |
The class also enjoyed guest lectures from industry experts, including:
Associate Partner, Strategy Consulting Center of Competency Leader, IBM India
|Ms. Dasgupta completed her MBA at Harvard Business School and then worked with Women's World Banking to design and implement technology strategies at five Asian banks that provide microfinance to entrepreneurs. In the past she worked as a Management Consultant at Arthur D. Little and in Corporate Marketing at IBM.|
Chairman of Indasia Fund Advisors Pvt. Ltd.
|Mr. Shah holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He is also a Chartered Accountant and a Cost Accountant and ranked first in India in the Chartered Accountancy Examination. |
Mr. Pradip Shah is the former Managing Director of CRISIL, India’s first and the largest credit rating agency. Prior to founding CRISIL, Mr. Shah assisted in founding the Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) in 1977. He has also served as a consultant to USAID, the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank.
CEO, Fox Star Studios India
|Mr. Vijay Singh was appointed the CEO of Fox Star Studios India Pvt Ltd in March 2008, and is responsible for developing and implementing a differentiated strategy to establish a studio business in India, including the production and acquisition of Bollywood films, and setting up a pan India national distribution platform for Hollywood and Bollywood films. |
Head, Organization Development & Training, Citi South Asia
|Ms. Chandrani Chakraborty currently holds several key positions in Citi South Asia including Regional Human Resources, Organization Design and Talent Head, and Vice President, Head HR, Corporate & Investment Bank. She has worked in Korea, Singapore, and India. Ms. Chakraborty is a certified MBTI Practitioner and is certified in PDI Assessment. She spoke about Edgar Sheen Career Anchors as a tool that helps individuals identify where their career or anchor lies.|
|Ranjit Shahani |
Country President, Novartis India
|A Mechanical Engineer from IIT Kanpur and MBA from JBIMS, Mr.Shahani is a very senior player from the pharmaceutical industry who started his career with ICI in India in their businesses of Fibers & Specialty Chemicals and rose to the position of General Manager with ICI. Following this he was CEO, Roche Products Ltd. |
Managing Director and President, Cadbury India Ltd.
|Mr. Anand Kripalu is an IIM- Kolkatta Graduate and he joined Cadbury as Managing Director, Indian sub-continent in November 2005. Prior to this he spent 22 years at Unilever working in various sales and marketing roles across geographies. Key roles included marketing for the detergents business in India and leading national sales for the business. He has also developed category strategies and lead innovation for detergents across Central Asia and the Middle East. His last assignment was Managing Director, Unilever East Africa where he successfully turned around a business that had not grown and was unprofitable for over 10 years. He is also currently the Non-Executive Director of Marico Industries. |
There are a number of opportunities to socialize with fellow students and faculty throughout your time at Schulich. In Hyderabad, you will participate in student led social activities as well as organized networking events with Schulich alumni.
In Toronto, you will benefit from a number of the activities organized by the Graduate Business Council, aimed at bringing the student body together. Events range from the Semi-Formal in December and the Formal in the Spring, to pub nights on Fridays and karaoke and fuss ball at the local sports bar on Wednesday nights. The annual Culture Crawl in Fall provides a terrific opportunity to sample delights from around the world and learn more about the diverse cultures at Schulich.
Weekend getaways such as Olympia and Deerhurst are must-attend events designed to strengthen the bond of the incoming class, while providing current students with an opportunity to mingle with new students. These events are also a wonderful opportunity to get outside the city and experience Canada’s great outdoors, Canoe or kayak in the fall and enjoy skiing or tobogganing in the winter.
Significant Others Student Association
Starting a Master’s degree may be a significant change in your life as well as in the lives of your friends and family. In particular, spouses and partners may be affected by your changing schedule and the demands placed on you in the program. They also provide much needed support and encouragement to you during your time in the program. The Significant Others Student Association links the spouses and partners of students with each other and provides an additional network for students and spouses.
Sports & Recreation
There are many opportunities for sports and recreation both in Hyderabad and Toronto. Many intramural sports activities are organized by students to stay fit and have fun.
In Toronto, you will have access to the sports facilities at York. The multi-purpose Tait McKenzie Centre features four gymnasia, 5 North American squash courts, a fitness centre (free weights, selectorize machines, cardio equipment), 5 multi-purpose studios, a spinning studio, a 25-metre swimming pool and a sport injury clinic. Sport fields include the York Stadium, 5 sport playing fields, a recreational cricket pitch, 9 outdoor tennis courts (4 courts with lights), 4 softball fields. Other facilities include the Canlan Ice Sports Complex with a feature rink and 5 additional rinks, City of Toronto Track and Field Centre with an outdoor track (8 lane, 400 m synthetic track and separate jumps and throwing areas), an indoor track (4 lane banked 200 metre) and 2 weight training areas; and the National Tennis Centre with 9 outdoor courts and 4 indoor courts (winter only).
The Graduate Business Council
The Graduate Business Council (GBC) is the representative student body for both full-time and part-time students in all Schulich graduate degree programs. As the official student-faculty liaison, the GBC is responsible for representing student interests through its representatives on the Schulich School Faculty Council. In Mumbai, a student representative will be appointed to the GBC to serve as the student body’s voice to the faculty and administration.
In Year 2 of the program, you will have the opportunity to participate in a number of GBC led social events such as the getaway weekends in September and January, the Graduate Formal, pub nights and Schulich representation at the MBA Games in January.
Learn more about the GBC
In addition to the Graduate Business Council, there are countless clubs, associations and groups, each with its own focus. Areas of interest range from women in leadership, health care and biotech, finance, accounting and South Asian business. In these organizations, there are opportunities to assume leadership roles. Student-led groups organize dozens of events throughout the year, including guest lectures, expert panels and conferences. They sponsor food drives, host charity shows, and arrange social activities for the membership.
For a complete listing of clubs offered at Schulich visit the GBC website
In Hyderabad, you have the opportunity to establish clubs to meet your own learning objectives and to partner with clubs in Toronto to runt events concurrently. In 2011, two clubs were formed in India.
Schulich India Consulting(SIC)
SIC is a pro-bono consulting group aiming to provide business consulting advice to mid-tier and start-up companies in India. The group also organizes case competitions, case interview sessions and invites guest speakers from diverse fields to deliver valuable insight to the cohort.Recently, the group completed a four-month IT Strategy project for a mid-tier RFID Technology Services firm in India. The project dealt with realignment of the current product development process and the introduction and setup of the outsourcing model to subcontract the non-core parts of the development.
Schulich Marketing Association – India Chapter
The SMA, India Chapter was established to provide students with a deeper understanding of marketing and to build the skills required to excel in a marketing role. Participation in the SMA India Chapter will further enhance students' understanding of the Indian marketplace through a variety of activities, including guest lectures with industry experts and consulting based marketing projects with Indian companies. Students will also participate in case competitions as well as help to market student-run events.
In addition to the myriad of student clubs offered at Schulich, there are over 250 clubs and organizations at York University to participate in. From cultural and religious clubs to organizations engaged in community service and charitable activities, to sports and recreation, there countless ways to get involved with the broader community on campus.
Learn more about Clubs at York