Executive MBA program in Energy Management under the aegis of the C T Bauer College, University of Houston Announced
On February 04, 2010, Great Lakes Institute of Management dedicated the new Tecpro Faculty Block, in partnership with Tecpro Systems. Mr. Ajay Kumar Bishnoi, Chairman & Managing Director, Tecpro Systems, a leading manufacturer and service provider of Bulk Solids Handling Systems, was at the function, presided over by the Chief Secretary, Govt of TN, Shri K S Sripathi.
Tecpro Systems’ contribution will go towards the faculty block being named after the company. This facility is the ground floor wing at Great Lakes 20-acre campus in Manamai, with a capacity to house around 12 Faculty members, Researchers and a conference room.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Bala V Balachandran said “When you have a passion for teaching, you leave a favorable imprint on the minds of your students. Our Faculty members are some of the most experienced and widely known in their fields forming the Intellectual Capital of our School. The faculty block reflects our commitment to providing our faculty with all the facilities that are conducive to teaching, research and guiding students. The Tecpro faculty Block will also contribute to a positive environment for faculty and student interaction on the campus,”
Dedicating the new Tecpro Faculty Block, Mr Ajay Kumar Bishnoi said, “Tecpro and Great Lakes, together, share a common dream of building a great nation with a bright future. At Tecpro, we relish the fact that we have a role to play in the story of “Indian revolution”. Tecpro Faculty Block is a small beginning in this direction from where the Acharyas of this great B-School will be grooming future leaders. It is our pleasure to be associated with this great institution, ably led by Prof. Bala and we look forward to this mutual association.”
The occasion also witnessed the Announcement of the Executive MBA program in Energy Management under the aegis of the C T Bauer College, University of Houston. This unique, world-class program — offered for Senior Energy Managers in India and South-East Asia — is the same as being offered in the US, where it is rated as the top Executive MBA program focused on Energy Management. Prof. Bala V Balachandran added that “In the years to come, Carbon credits and energy consumption will play a vital role in business decision-making in an organization and help in achieving that organization’s business objectives. Our aim is to create visionaries in the energy sector. We need to go beyond traditional thinking around oil and gas if our country is to be energy-efficient.”
The Executive MBA program in Energy Management will focus exclusively on energy research and management. Aimed at the top honchos of Indian corporates and future CEO’s associated with energy sector companies, the two-year program will cost Rs. 13.5 lakhs. The inaugural course begins in July 2010; it will focus on nuclear energy, and alternate energy sources like solar and wind power, with executives having to attend classes for nine-day stints, eight times over two years, part of which will be in the US. The faculty will feature a 50:50 mix of Indian and US professionals.
Prof. Bala Balachandran welcomed dignitaries at the function, and Prof. T N Swaminathan delivered the vote of thanks