ONESB: A Pioneering Educational Institution that Strives to be a Change-bringer in the Indian Higher Education Space

C. M. Faiz Mohammed,   ChairmanLocated in the Silicon Valley of India, One School of Business (ONESB) is one of the most unique educational institutions from Bangalore. ONESB operates with the mission to educate students in ethically meeting the challenges of the global business environment, to deliver a high-quality business education via experiential education, a relevant curriculum, and scholarly contributions, and to create and disseminate path breaking knowledge, concepts, and tools which would advance the understanding of the students. With all this, the institute is aiming to realize their vision to be globally recognized, socially righteous, trusted and an innovative school of excellence. C. M.Faiz Mohammed is the Chairman of the institute and leveraging his unparalleled experience, he has been able to create an inclusive learning environment which promotes experiential learning and research oriented education.

C. M Faiz Mohammed, engages in an insightful conversation with SI Education to share his views on how ONESB is blazing a new path in the Indian higher education realm.

Elaborate more on the uniqueness of your curriculum.
We strive to offer the perfect blend of theoretical and practical education. Owing to this, we have diversified our teaching pedagogies into four columns. These incl blend of theoretical and practical education. Owing to this, we hude A) Classroom teaching and learning is a complex, multilayered, and social experience. Many things happen at the same time, and the students and teacher interpret and process these events with considerable rapidity, B) Case Study involves an upclose, indepth, and detailed examination of a particular case or cases, within a realworld context.

Generally, a case study can highlight nearly any individual, group, organization, event, belief system, or action, C) Mentoring is guidance for students by assistant professors seeking tenure, it also helps the students working towards career development goals. Mentors serve as guides to the students overall like academics, culture, research advisors, teaching resources, or role models, and D)Visual Learning mode of learning where students rely on graphic aids to remember and learn material. Visual learners can easily visualize objects, have a great sense of balance and alignment, are very colour-oriented and can effortlessly envision imagery.

Can you talk more about the experiential learning opportunities that you offer to your students?
We want to inculcate our students'critical thinking capabilities and for this, we use a multitude of methods including A)Design thinking: a set of cognitive strategic and
practical processes by which design concepts(proposals for products, buildings, machines, communications, and more) are developed, B) Outbound Training: Outbound Training is an action and activity based behavioral training intervention for employee development based on experiential learning methodology and includes outdoor, adventure, team building activities that engage participants to bring out the desired learning outcome, C) Academics to Industry is a part of professional courses, during which students visit companies and get insight on the internal working environment of the company. Industry visits sensitize students to the practical challenges that organizations face in the business world, D) Campus Venture is a new venture where the college helps the students to set up the venture in the campus by providing infrastructure, generation of fund, business plan and support. It helps the students to experience success and challenges which helps in establishing large business in outside world, E)Social Media Learning: social media promotes self directed learning, which prepares students to search for answers and make decisions independently. When reinforced in a classroom setting, these social media skills can be guided and refined to produce better learning outcomes and critical awareness, F) Expert Talk: An individual with broad and deep competence in terms of knowledge, skill and experience through practice and education in all the field is invited to share their views and experience to our student and G)Consultancy Assistance by Students.

We strive to offer the perfect blend of theoretical and practical education

Can you talk more about the placement assistance opportunities that you offer your students?
Our Job Readiness Program is designed to ensure college graduates get Learning and job outcomes. Over the past seven years, 300,000+ students across 80+ countries have benefited from Great Learning. We offer our students access to job ready courses and this include Live Sessions of 40+ hours duration in four tracks Software Development, Data Analyst, Aptitude and Soft Skills, Self-Paced Video Content, and Access to a Content Library of 100+ short certification courses.

We also conduct regular assessments after each component. At the end there will be a comprehensive Job Ready Assessment conducted to determine the job readiness level of students. All students who clear the Job Ready Assessment will get access to Jobs posted on Accelerate platform by Great Learning & 39's network of 400+ Hiring Partners who are seeking to hire from campuses.

Apart from all this, we also work with Henry Harvin which is a leading career and competency development organization with a focus on value creation. They are in the business of training, skill development, assessment centers, content services, and higher education.

How do you support the entrepreneurial aspirations of your students?
We acknowledge that entrepreneurship in India is on the verge of explosive growth. Owing to this, we proud to start an incubation center to enable the students get the best experience in entrepreneurship, promote innovation driven activities at the institute and across the country, provide comprehensive and integrated range of support including space, mentoring, training programs, networking, and an array of other benefits.

Dr. Jerry John, Director
Dr. Jerry John, Ph.D. is another pioneering educator at ONESB and he holds the office of Head-Academics at the institute. He has been able to guide the students to pursue their passion, realize their true potential and find success in their respective careers.