An Orientation Programme was organised for the 1st Batch of Punjab Technical University’s Executive MBA programme for working graduates at PTU’s Gian Jyoti School of TQM and Entrepreneurship, the first School of Excellence set up by PTU. Working professionals from more than 30 reputed organisations in the North-west region, with experience ranging from 2 to 33 years, have enrolled in the 1st Batch of this globally relevant but India-specific programme. The immediate past President of CII-Northern Region, Mr. R M Khanna, delivered the keynote address on “Preparing Managers for India of Tomorrow”. Complimenting the School for starting an MBA programme for working graduates, he expressed his happiness at the good response that the programme had received from industry, and hoped that the programme will fulfill the career aspirations of the participating executives. With global competitiveness becoming increasingly critical for Indian industry and business, there could be no better timing for the launch of this programme, said Mr. P K Verma, Director-HR, Alchemist Group. He shared his thoughts on industry’s expectations from managers in today’s globally competitive world. The School, with its strong linkages with industry, was ideally suited to launch this unique programme of PTU, he added. CEO of the School, Mr. Manish Trehan, welcomed the participants who have enrolled in the School’s 1st Batch of Executive MBA, which will cause no dislocation of career, family life or income for the students. Assuring them of a journey of transformation, through this innovative programme, developed by the best of practicing managers and experts, he called upon them to be the change they wish to see in the world. Mr. J.S. Bedi, Chairman, Gian Jyoti Institute of Management and Technology, thanked the corporates who have joined hands with the School in this pioneering initiative by encouraging their employees to take advantage of this unique programme.