Jammu/ Srinagar / New Delhi
Delhi based FORE School of Management has announced a “special concession” amounting to 10% waiver in the tuition fee. It is extended to the students who join the programme in Academic Year 2015-16 and are domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. This special concession is over and above any other scholarship being given to the student.
Prof. Jitendra K Das, Director, Fore School of Management (formerly Fonder Dean of the Noida Campus of IIM Lucknow) said, “Although we, at FORE, have students from different states and regions of the country, the J&K is still under represented. Perhaps, due to a variety of local socio-economic conditions, students face hurdles in accessing professional institutions of repute located in different parts of the country. FORE endeavours to have students from each and every part of India to represent the rich tapestry of diversity within India.
FORE has, over the years, taken many initiatives to promote diversity within the campus. Extra points are given to students from these regions seeking admission to our PGDM/PGDM-IB courses. The net effect, therefore, is that not only students from these regions get an advantage in the selection process but once having taken admission they can also avail of the concession in tuition fee.”
Das said, “While PGDM or MBA could be pursued at many other locations and institutes, the combination of a brilliant peer group, diversity and location advantage should encourage more and more students from these regions to look at a professional management education at FORE as an opportunity. These students will get to learn through state-of-the art in management education and benefit from excellent faculty group and infrastructure at FORE.”
‘FORE’ is intent in making inroads in these regions, to break barriers and is willing to do whatever that it takes without compromising on academic excellence. Many ideas would come from the students from these regions itself and we will encourage them to suggest what would work for them. Building awareness at undergraduate level through active participation in co-curricular activities, sponsoring campus events and promotion through local educational media are a few things that institute plans to do in the very near future.
‘FORE’ is a ‘not-for-profit’ Society. It is managed through a Board comprising eminent persons from the civil society. Within its mandate, it would continue to look for opportunities to contribute its bit towards national or social causes. The scheme is also applicable for the students of 8 North-Eastern States i.e. Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim. “While not calling it CSR, we do feel that FORE needs to contribute in its own small and humble way, to the development of human capital in these regions and integrate them with the social and economic mainstream of India,” concluded Dr Das.