Arundhati Bhattacharya, one of corporate India's most exalted names, delivered the commencement address to the batch of 2022 at the Universal Business School, Mumbai. A total of 184 students received their degrees from India’s first green business school.
Bharat Puri, Managing Director of Pidilite Industries was the Guest of honour.
Addressing the earnest students, Chief Guest Arundhati Bhattacharya said, “what we have learnt over time is that it's not just IQ that matters in the real world. Students need EQ, (empathy), SQ ( for social skills and building trust) and more importantly, AQ ( to be able to deal with adversity).”
Commenting further, she said, "Universal Business School's emphasis on sustainability is a gift to its students- because being conscious and frugal is not about living in deprivation. They are making their students realise that the earth has finite resources and they must not be taken for granted. This understanding will go a long way in their professional lives."
The solemn and ceremonial graduation ceremony comprised an academic procession and a lovely dance recital to Goddess Saraswati.
Emphasising values, Guest of Honour Bharat Puri said, "don't look at whoever is earning more. You follow your field of interest and dream with passion. Open your mind to right and wrong.”
Tarun Anand, Chairman of Universal Business School said," Sustainability, learning to work with each other and being true to our values of 'ethics, environment and gratitude,’ are the pillars on which we have built our school. Our students have learnt a lot today and we are looking forward to building a temple of knowledge."
The Universal Business School has been a spectacular ‘Made In India’ success story. This one of its kind B-school gets up to 70% of its energy from in-campus solar panels. It is the first B-School in India to release its own ESG report and has taken its commitment towards a circular economy a step further by recycling campus waste to black gold, which provides compost for trees in its 40-acre campus.
Universal Business School’s AICTE-approved PGDM is popular and offers excellent placements. It also offers international MBA courses in collaboration with Cardiff Metropolitan University (UK), University of Economics (Bulgaria), Swiss School of Management (Italy), Lincoln University (USA), INSEEC School of Business and Economics (France), University of Salamanca (Spain) and Northeastern Illinois University (USA).