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Know about Praxis Business School: Interview with Prof. Charanpreet Singh (Co-Founder & Director)

Know about Praxis Business School: Interview with Prof. Charanpreet Singh (Co-Founder & Director)

Edited By Piyush Chaudhary | Updated on Jan 27, 2023 06:20 PM IST | #Praxis Business School, Kolkata

Established in the year 2007, Praxis Business School is a private co-ed institution. The institute has two campuses one in Kolkata and the other in Bengaluru. The institute offers postgraduate courses in management, data, science and technology. Praxis Business School offers PGDM and PGP programmes. The PGDM programme is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). Admission to Praxis Business School PG programmes is offered to students who meet the programme eligibility criteria and go through the admission process.

Know about Praxis Business School: Interview with Prof. Charanpreet Singh (Co-Founder & Director)
Know about Praxis Business School: Interview with Prof. Charanpreet Singh (Co-Founder & Director)

Careers360 brings you an interview with Prof. Charanpreet Singh, Co-Founder & Director, Praxis Business School Kolkata. In his interview Prof. Charanpreet has shared various details about Praxis Business School vision, mission, programmes, admission process, internships, placements, facilities, etc. He has also answered questions related to Praxis Business School campus life. To know more about the institute go through the complete interview of Prof. Charanpreet Singh with Careers360.

Careers360. Tell us something about the institute; when it was set up, vision and mission.

Prof. Charanpreet Singh. Praxis Business School was set-up in 2007 in Kolkata by a group of like-minded industry practitioners with high academic pedigree. Praxis is driven by the purpose of creating resources that will lead India’s transformation in the digital world. These leaders will be value-driven, will embrace diversity, will be tech and data-savvy, will communicate effectively, and will have the agility to respond skilfully to the rapidly changing global environment.

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We achieve this by empowering students with the knowledge, skills, analytical ability, and management perspectives needed to provide leadership to business enterprises in a world that is becoming increasingly digital and fiercely competitive. Students engage in learning the fundamentals of business and their application in the real world, and the skills to apply analytical tools for intelligent decision-making.

Praxis provides an environment that is conducive to learning and growing as individuals. We give you the freedom to think, question, discuss, debate, absorb, experiment – learn by doing and learn without fear. This requires faculty members with the pedigree and maturity to facilitate debate and accommodate disagreement. We teach our students how to think, not what to think. Eventually we create better learners. This is our intent, and I think we are honest in our intent.

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Careers360. Tell us something about the admission process?

Prof. Charanpreet Singh. Praxis has a three-step recruitment process. Aspirants can apply online and Praxis shortlists applications on the basis of academic profile, industry experience (if any), admission test (CAT, CMAT, XAT, MAT) scores, extra-curricular activities. Shortlisted candidates need to write an essay on a given topic. The personal interview, which lasts between 25 – 30 min, seeks to understand the fitness of the candidate for a PGDM programme, her/ his willingness and ability to learn, and standards of ethical behavior.

Careers360. What kind of infrastructure can students expect at the institute? Please elaborate?

Prof. Charanpreet Singh. Praxis has taken great care to create an environment that enables and encourages learning. The campus has well-designed informal spaces, as we believe that learning takes place as much in informal areas as in formal classrooms. The formal learning spaces are state-of-the-art lecture-theatres powered with the latest audio-visual aids. The ecological and technological aspects have been emphasized by designing an eco-friendly, wi-fi enabled smart campus. The campus has two academic buildings, spaces for both indoor and outdoor sport and beautifully designed informal spaces around a waterbody. Praxis is a ‘green’ campus with solar panels for generating electricity, groundwater recharge system, tree-plantation and green building initiatives.

Also read: Praxis Business School Admission

Careers360. There is a lot of stress that is being made with regard to interaction with the industry as well as companies that recruit. What are the steps being taken by the institute in this direction?

Prof. Charanpreet Singh. Praxis was established by a group of people with an average industry experience of close to 20 years, therefore industry proximity is part of the DNA of the institute. Industry collaborates in a number of ways and at multiple levels with Praxis:

  1. We have a Board of Governors which comprises top industry practitioners who provide high-level guidance and direction to Praxis.

  2. Enterprises collaborate with Praxis to design the program curriculum and keep it relevant and contemporary. This has enabled Praxis to pioneer the offering of content in areas like business analytics, data science, digital business management, consumer insights and market intelligence.

  3. Industry professionals design and deliver courses at Praxis – as visiting and adjunct professors – enabling an intense interaction between them and the student community.

  4. Praxis runs a Distinguished Speaker Series for its student community, wherein senior industry leaders from across the globe deliver sessions on a variety of subjects. These sessions are conducted both in-class and in online mode and provide an opportunity to students to get insights into the real world of business.

  5. We are fortunate to have a loyal and ever-growing recruiter community. Ours is a symbiotic relationship – our recruiters get resources equipped with the skills they seek; we are able to find exciting placement opportunities for our student community. Recruiter feedback forms an important component for continual updating of our curriculum.

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Careers360. Internships are now mandatory as per AICTE guidelines. Does the institute help students with this? If yes, how?

Prof. Charanpreet Singh. Praxis ensures that every student is provided with an internship from the institute itself and students do not have to seek internships outside. This also helps in the PPO conversions (which is currently at about 20% of the batch). Praxis has a structured internship-placement process in place. This includes preparing the students for GD’s, Aptitude Tests and interviews. PlaceCom - the student-run placements committee - conducts JD and role discussions.

We have a student mentorship program in place - where senior batch students have become mentors to a group of students from the junior batch. Under this the senior students help their mentees with role understanding, preparing for interviews and research about the organizations. This has helped boost the internship selection ratio immensely.

Internship Statistics (Class of 2023)

Highest Internship Stipend

Rs 75,000

Average Internship Stipend

Rs 28,000

Median Internship Stipend

Rs 31,000

Students placed from Campus

100%

Paid Internships

74%

Some Companies

ICICI Bank, Kantar, Tata Metaliks, Tata Steel

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Careers360. Can you please share details if there is any collaboration with universities abroad?

Prof. Charanpreet Singh. As a global acknowledgment of our competence in delivering quality education in the areas of analytics and data science, we have been invited by PTC, University of Applied Sciences, Suriname, to design and deliver the Master’s Program in Data Science. This will be the first Master’s program in the history of the country of Suriname.

Careers360. Please share placement statistics with information on the average package, highest and lowest package, number of students placed and details of companies that have recruited.

Prof. Charanpreet Singh. Check the tables below to know about the Praxis Business School placements.

Praxis Business School PGDM placement statistics (Class of 2023)

Particulars

Statistics

No. of students – Class of 2023

69

No. of eligible students

68

Placed as on 23/01/2023

61

Average Compensation

Rs 9.58 LPA

Highest Compensation

Rs 17.60 LPA

Median Compensation

Rs 8.8 LPA

No. of recruiting organizations

46

Lowest Compensation

Rs 6.5 LPA

Praxis Business School average & median salary statistics

Particulars

Average LPA in Rs

Median LPA in Rs

Top 10% of batch

15

16

Top 25% of batch

13

11

Top 50% of batch

11

10

Top 75% of batch

10

9

Praxis Business School placement sectors & companies

Sectors

Participating Organizations

BFSI

Avanti Finance, Bandhan Bank, Fullerton Financial, HDFC Bank, Hero FinCorp, ICICI Bank, ICICI Prudential, ICICI AMC, L&T Finance, Wells Fargo

Consulting

EY, EY GDS, Genpact, Latentview, Math Company, Nihilent, PwC India,

FMCG

Emami, Marico Ltd, ITC Ltd, Reckitt Benkiser

IT/ITES

TCS, ZS, WNS

Manufacturing

Tata Metaliks, Vedanta

Others

Hafele, Polycab, Jaro Education, Satguru,

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Praxis PGDM Graduates have acquired great situations in driving organizations including ICICI Bank, ITC Ltd, Axis Bank, EY, L&T, KPMG with normal compensation of Rs 7.02 LPA. PGDM Admissions 2022 are at present open for a couple of additional days.

Praxis Business School is a generally excellent school where understudies find the opportunity of getting the hang of something special consistently. The school offers a 9-Months Full-Time PGP in Data Science, which is positioned 2 among all Data Science programs in India.

Hi Abhishek!
Praxis Business School, Kolkata provides 'A' class facilities to students which includes hostel, wifi, hygienic food, safe drinking water, air conditioned classrooms and well-equipped labs. The faculty and staff members are relly supportive, professors are highly skilled and knowledgeable. The placement record of college in PGDM is around 90% (as per the reviews), some of the recruiting companies are:  L&T, Tata Steel, HDFC, Yantra, Kotak Mahindra Bank, IMRB,  Neilsen, ICICI , etc. The highest salary was offered from Neilsen India (10.5lacs) and the lowest was offered from ICICI securities (4.00 lacs). The average salary offered 6.50-7.00 LPA.

Thankyou!

Hello,

Praxis Business School was established in 2007. The institute is approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

Praxis Business School offers two-year, full-time PGDM course in Finance, Marketing, HR, Systems and Operations, and Post-Graduate Programme (PGP) in Data Science and Cyber Security for nine months.

More than 95% students were placed. The highest package was 13, the lowest was 6.5 and average was 9 LPA offered to all the placed students. Top recruiting companies includes NPCI, PWC, HSBC BANK, LTFS, IDFC FIRST BANK etc.

Praxis has all the infrastructure needed by an individual. It has the best classrooms along with all time Wi-Fi connectivity. Library is also there for the students.

Teachers from praxis business school are really the best teachers as they have the best knowledge of their subjects.

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Hope this helps!!




hi,

see data science and statistics have some similarities , but the career growth of view data science is better option then statistics, since it has some programming languages is added in syllabus, ilead is affiliated by makaut, kolkata, and according to students review has excellent placement record, almost 70% students get placed and have roles as data analytics, data scientist positions.

Hi Shivangi,

Praxis management college, Kolkata CMAT cut off is 80 percentile.

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