Kolkata, August 02, 2022: Praxis Business School, a premier institution focused on building Digital Leaders for tomorrow, celebrated their 16th Foundation Day with faculty and students at the Kolkata campus.
The event was inaugurated with a welcome speech by Mr Kamlesh Sajnani, Chairperson Board of Governors, Praxis Business School Foundation. In his speech, Mr Sajnani congratulated the students, faculty, and employees.
He said, “the Praxis success story would not have been possible without the unrelenting efforts of all its present and former faculty, employees and alumni, who were involved in different capacities and worked tirelessly to make it one of the best business schools in the country. From here on, we can only go higher”.
A video capturing the key moments and milestones of the Praxis’ 15-year journey was played.
In his Director’s address, (Dr) Prof Prithwis Mukherjee, Director, Praxis Business School, observed that “The Institute has carved a niche for itself as a catalyst for creating dynamic leaders. So, our students don’t make a living, they make a life”
The proceedings were interspersed with a cultural program put up by the students. Musical and dancing skills were on display in the very engaging program.
Prof. Charanpreet Singh, Co-founder and Director of Praxis Business School Foundation, took the stage and shared his memories and the outlook for the future. He stressed the importance of remaining focussed on academic goals.
He added, “What makes this journey most rewarding is that we have been able to transform the careers and with that the lives of so many students by imparting high quality education through our programs. The vision we had is fructifying today, with high demand for our courses in India and overseas. The Digital Economy is here, and Praxis students are well-placed to lead that economy.
The Praxis Foundation Day Art Competition was held, and submitted entries were judged by renowned Smt Barsha Bagchi. She declared the winners, and awarded the prizes., Praxis employees with long services were felicitated awards in recognition of their valuable contributions.
This was followed by the release of Praxis Prism, the monthly newsletter. Mr Sajnani, Prof. Singh, Prof. (Dr) Prithwis Mukerjee, Director–Praxis Business School; Prof. (Dr) Sourav Saha, Dean Academics; and Mr Bharatendu Tilak, Director – Finance & Administration did the honours.
Smt. Jhumpa Ghosh & Sri Surjotirtho Ghosh – the founders of ‘Change Initiative’, a partner NGO of Praxis took the stage to share their message for the occasion.
The culminating event as part of a long standing Foundation Day tradition, a tree plantation drive was held and saplings planted. The lush greenery on campus is a result of this abiding tradition.
Praxis Business School, formed in 2007, was the first B-school to offer a full time Post Graduate Program in Data Science way back in 2012. This course marked a decade of turning out Data Scientists who now occupy key positions in the domain. This program was recently ranked number one in the country by the Analytics India Magazine Rankings 2021. The flagship PG Diploma in Management (PGDM) course still remains the most sought after in the Eastern region, currently ranked No.2 in Kolkata and No.4 in Eastern India.
Praxis Business School designs and delivers industry-focussed post-graduate programs at its Kolkata and Bengaluru campuses. Praxis offers a two-year full-time AICTE approved Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM), a 9-month full-time Post Graduate Program in Data Science (PGPDS) and a 6-month online weekend-only Post Graduate Program in Data Engineering (PGPDE).
The PGPDS program is presently ranked number one in the country by the Analytics India Magazine rankings for 2021. The PGDM program is ranked 2nd in Kolkata and 4th in East India according to Times Annual B-School survey 2022.
The name Praxis symbolizes the philosophy of the institute. The root of Praxis is Greek, meaning ‘to do’, or the practice of an art, science, or technical occupation. In other words, Praxis is ‘practice informed by theory and theory-informed by direct practice’.
That is what Praxis Business School endeavours to bring to its students–a program that combines the art and science of theoretical learning with the virtues of practical training. All this with a relentless focus towards building leaders for India’s digital future, at the same time bridging the gender gap in IT and tech.