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Ratan Tata exhorts MISB Bocconi graduates to explore entrepreneurship

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 23, 2018 Published on April 19, 2015

Hinanshu Rai, Dean, MISB Bocconi, Prof. Andrea Sironi, Rector, Bocconi University, and Ratan Tata, Chairman of Tata Trusts, at MISB Bocconi's convocation ceremony.

(From left) Prof Andrea Sironi, Rector, Bocconi Unversity, Ratan Tata, Chairman of Tata Trusts, Alessandro Giuliani, MD, MISB Bocconi.

Chairman of Tata Trusts, Ratan Tata, urged graduates of MISB Bocconi, the only offshore campus of European university Università Bocconi, at their passing out ceremony to strike out as entrepreneurs.

"We are at an important time in India’s history. When you step out of the academic world into the real world, the opportunities before you hopefully are going to be quite enormous. Being an entrepreneur or starting your own enterprise, as against joining a traditional company, has become the style of the day. If you have a good idea, and good funding, then the opportunities for you are considerable, if you are willing to take the risk,” said Tata, who was the chief guest at the ceremony.

Also present at the ceremony were Prof. Andrea Sironi, Rector of Universita Bocconi and Prof. Stefano Caselli, Vice-Rector for International Affairs of Universita Bocconi, Milan, Italy.

After 22 months of gruelling schedules and international academic rigour, the Class of 2015 was awarded certificates for the Post Graduate Program in Business, and a Diploma in International Business from SDA Bocconi School of Management. The event was held in the presence of Lorenzo Angeloni, Ambassador of Italy to India and Nepal, Ugo Ciarlatani, Consul General of Italy, Indu Shahani, Former Sheriff of Mumbai and Principal of HR College, and Deepak Sood, MD, Avantha Ergo Life Insurance.

MISB Bocconi brings the experience of a global business school to India with wide-ranging practical and academic expertise from the international faculty at SDA Bocconi School of Management, Milan and with a consistent focus on international exposure. Students have to attend a 4-month specialization semester at Bocconi, Milan and also have the option to attend a Campus Abroad programme either in the North American or Asian partner universities, during their second year.

Andrea Sironi, who’s leading the Academia at Università Bocconi, spoke about international exposure shaping young global minds, and emphasised the importance of behaviour as a citizen. He said, “Independence of mind not only notions ability to critically reason and own independent opinion, but always challenge, which is very important as future citizens and managers.”

Published on April 19, 2015
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