New Delhi, May 13, 2012 : Shiv Nadar University, an initiative of the non-profit Shiv Nadar Foundation created by the founder of the $ 6.2 billion infotech enterprise, HCL, has joined hands with the Wellesley, Massachusetts (US)-based Babson College, to bring interdisciplinary entrepreneurship to the the Indian academic curriculum. The two institutions have joined hands to offer global leading programs in Entrepreneurship Education to India. Babson's MBA program has been ranked as the 1st with respect to entrepreneurship for 19 consecutive years by U.S. News & the World Report. The collaboration would leverage Babson's expertise in entrepreneurship education to develop India-focused leading entrepreneurial education.
Shiv Nadar University will offer three distinct entrepreneurship-focused management programs as part of its offerings from the School of Business. These include:
- Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) - 4 year program with the option to study one or two semesters at Babson College
-Masters of Business Administration (MBA) – 2 year program with the option to study a
semester at Babson College
-MS in Entrepreneurship - 1 year program with first semester at Babson College
All programs will commence in 2013. Students completing the programs successfully will obtain a degree issued by Shiv Nadar University and a certificate from Babson College.
The partnership will also pave the way for the creation of the Centre of Entrepreneurship at SNU. The Centre for Entrepreneurship will serve as a centre of excellence for entrepreneurship in India in entrepreneurship research, incubation programs, outreach programs and case studies.