Tata Capital Partners with Universal Business School for the Graduate Training program

Universal Business School (UBS) has entered into a 3 year JV agreement with Tata Capital to train the Graduate Trainee participants which Tata Capital recruits and cherry picks after a stringent selection process from the best campuses across the country. The program is fully residential and is held at the UBS campus in Karjat. Tata Capital was motivated with the desire to change in order to achieve a better output for its batch of Graduate Trainees andinvest seriously in their training and then give them roles in Consumer Finance, Equity Broking, Wealth Management, Investment Advisory and Asset Management divisions across India. This program would enable its businesses to be empowered to meet its 2017 goals and beyond.

The HR functional heads did athorough due diligence of Universal Business School and found that the BusinessSchool was a premier Business School and was also truly global. The TimesB-School Survey report, edition Feb 2015, has placed UBS, in the league oftruly global among the top 4 Business Schools, pan India. Universal BusinessSchool, is AICTE approved and conducts two flagship programs, MBA from CardiffMetropolitan University, UK affiliation and PGDM (two years) and a weekendExecutive MBA from Cardiff Met for working professionals. The entire faculty ofUBS underwent a C.V. selection process and the Tata Capital HR heads believedthat the UBS professors are highly qualified, both academically and with industryexperience of a minimum of 20 years.

Previously they wererunning this program with SPJIMR a Top 4 B-school in India for 7 years and havenow moved to Universal Business School to improve the outcomes.

According to Tarun Anand, Co-Founder,Universal Business School, "The expectation is a huge build up in theareas of skills, competencies, domain knowledge (NBFC/BFSI), businesscommunication and corporate behaviour. The program is designed to be completedin 46 days and has 225 hours of classroom training, including outboundtraining. New areas like renewable energy and carbon credits have been added,in addition to the others. Key executives from Tata Capital will alsocontribute towards enabling the trainees to understand the company culture."

According to Kalyan Das, AVP –L&D, Tata Capital ‘The curriculum designed by the UBS faculty, for the GTprogram, is very rigorous, current and will gain currency to the type oforganization that we are, in terms of products/services/industrylandscape/competitive space/etc. The training program will have a pedagogywhich will be very interactive, Harvard case studies will be used, role plays,problem solving exercises, project based learning, quizzes, tests, etc. We aresure that this change, from the past, will produce Graduate Trainees who willbe able to start delivering from Day One at the workplace, at Tata Capital.Wewish our GT participants and UBS a grand success!!

UBS campus is located in Karjat, about60 kms from Mumbai and is set up in a 40 acres of green area with naturallandscape, with state-of-the infrastructure with lots of amenities, whichempowers a great learning experience for the students.  The amenities are a spacious library, commonprayer room, in door games arena, outdoor games arena, gymnasium, well equippedauditoriums, classrooms, teaching aids, and a great residential accommodationfor professors and students.

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