Life Science Industry In India
From Bio-informatics to bioscience based services like clinical trial – India is already in a pivotal role in global biotech space.
Government of India is also actively promoting this industry with 100% FDI clearance, single window process, tax & duty exemption etc. Companies manufacturing vaccines, enzymes to terminator seeds are depending upon applied side of Life Sciences. Unitedworld will actively pursue consumer applications area of these innovations – in association with some of the leading brands in retail medicine product space.
Consumer Behaviour For The Youth
With a gross exception in the global space with growing % of youth, India is a young and exciting marketplace.
Indian generation-X represent a strong pie in the population diagram. A Significant number of them in metro cities work in the new economy sectors and spend their disposable income into lifestyle products. Media and entertainment, fashion garments, mobile hardware and services as well as many other industries directly depend o the consumer habit of this segment.
Behavior of young consumer is thus an important subject of study. Unitedworld intends to run an on-campus ‘study center’ in association with a leading market research organization – to regularly tack young consumers’ purchase behavior. Students will become familiar with practical market data through this study center.
Emerging Trends In Placement
As an emerging superpower, India attracts talented executives from across the world.
At the same time, Indian IT firms are hiring young engineers and deploying them globally. Firms have started hiring temporary staff. Body shopping agencies have also picked up momentum. As the global business environment changes, recruitment trend also gets realigned.
Modern organizations follow this changing hiring pattern to ride the trend and reach optimised value creation through manpower. Unitedworld has tied up with one of the top five global recruitment consultants to track these changes.
With this in-house research initiative,our placement program will be aligned with future trend of corporate recruitment.
Although nationalized companies still enjoy largest market share in Indian insurance space, the industry is changing fast.
With the availability of information at the click of a mouse or a phone call away, operators are working very close to their target set. Product differentiation between competitors becoming thin, nature of competition is changing its pattern.
Unitedworld, in association with a leading private sector insurer, will track this change. This will generate critical market data for financial services space – very useful interface for students specializing in 'Risk management’ area.
In-house Research Centers
SME Policy Research
Apart from corporate supported research initiatives, Unitedworld also has a cell for in-house study of economic trends. All study reports will be fed to the curriculum so that managers of tomorrow get familiar with future market trends. Students will be specially trained to appreciate global canvas of Indian products & services.
SME Policy Research
Balance sheets of Small and medium scale industries are virtual economic health cards of a country – as they are the building blocks of economic system.
SSI or SMEs face a lot of business issues that large organization can afford to ignore. From getting working capital loan to fiscal management, SMEs need to put lot of valuable management time. Studying SME issues are critically important because they learn to do business in the hard way and they are more sensitive to business environment changes. It is easier to understand effect of changing fiscal and monitory policies from the perspective of SMEs.
The aim is to build an archive of relevant reports, analyze policy amendments and suggest required changes. The objective is to have SME based real-life caselets for Unitedworld classroom, minimising the dependence on US/ EU based cases which have problem of relevance.
Microfinance & Empowerment
Bad debt is lowest in Microfinance among all lending categories. Microfinance allows social empowerment and promotes entrepreneurship mostly in rural and semi urban areas.
Today not even 50% of rural population is engaged into Agriculture. Microfinance is allowing rural youth to access non-agro professions and become micro-entrepreneurs. Even management graduates from premier B-Schools have started looking positively as a career choice compared to investment banking. Unitedworld is working closely with a number of such organizations, towards developmental research. This will create exposure for Unitedworld students in leading Micro-finance organizations.
Commodity & Derivatives
Today an Indian commodity dealer can purchase yet to be produced palm oil from Malaysia to export it to China at a future market price.
The dealer needs to predict rainfall in Malaysia during production time and forecast demand from China during lean period alongwith currency fluctuation possibilities. This is a complex financial instrument which is gaining momentum.
Unitedworld has developed a special cell with advisory support from some of the Industry Council members to identify such opportunities for students. They would be encouraged to interact with organizations experimenting with new tools and bring back as learning. This would enable Unitedworld students to become future ready – in real sense.
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Live Content Engine
In a fast world that we are in today, organizations hire resources in anticipation that they will start contributing from day one. Moving away from practices of investing on training of new trainees, organizations across the world are expecting market ready people. Producing management graduates with right attitude, equipped with all relevant market information, is a tough call. Premiere B-Schools across the world and selected few in India make it happen. Unitedworld team has synthesized some best practices to create such a learning matrix.
The core of the matrix comprises of a ‘Live content engine’. Unitedworld blends ‘live market data' with ‘management basics’ through this content engine.
To blend market data with management theories, Unitedworld had been following a unique mechanism that collects information from different sources, feeds it into a rationalization system and integrates it into the main content at right place. With a dedicated content team in place, Unitedworld is working towards enhanced relationship with leading brands to share content & delivery ownership. Senior faculties, research associates and content management team work closely to generate and update Unitedworld content archive.
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Domain Intellegance Archive
Unitedworld has been archiving data bank for 20 Industry verticals that to from Manufacturing to Biotechnology, useful business data gets captured from multiple sources such as publication houses, market research organizations, online journals, International B-School's research papers and PhD thesis. Part of this market data becomes a part of the Unitedworld Live content to make the syllabus more market oriented. Access to this ‘Domain Intelligence’ gives Unitedworld students an unparallel opportunity to stay ahead of other B-School graduates.
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International Business Camp
The IBC is an International Business Camp held at the Singapore campus which every student has an option to attend. The aim is to give the global managers of tomorrow a first-hand exposure to the business hub of Asia. where they get an opportunity to research on growth opportunity of multiple Indian products and services in SE Asian countries.
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The core team of Unitedworld nurtures a global network of successful Indians engaged in MNCs or Ivy League Business Schools across the world. All senior executives engaged with Unitedworld are from premier Business Schools and have been closely working with Brand associates for the program.
Unitedworld has created a unique three-tier structure for fostering corporate relationships – in a pursuit to create exciting career opportunities for students. Three different teams of senior executives will put dedicated placement efforts – led by Mr. Shim Young Sup, Director – Placements and Corporate Affairs.
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First team would explore zonal opportunities:
- East Coast (from Kolkata campus)
- West Coast & Central Zone (from Mumbai campus)
- West and North zone (from Ahmedabad campus)
Second team will work on creating national opportunities and integrate national placements in a centralized fashion. They will target top 500 organizations.
An overseas placement team will explore opportunities at UK, Middle East, Far East and Australia. Unitedworld team and the network of industry advisors spread globally will be jointly creating employment opportunities for Indian talents.
For this purpose, corporate relations offices will be set up in Singapore, London & Dubai.
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Unitedworld has built India’s first ‘intelligent Campus’
Empowered With an award winning Education ERP system, Unitedworld offers technologically advanced learning environment – both on-campus as well as off-campus. Unitedworld has entered into an exclusive arrangement for the ERP System among autonomous B-Schools in India.
Entire academic delivery system is in run with this web-enalbed system where each student’s day-to-day development can be observed. This allows personalized support to individuals. The whole campus is Wi-fi enabled and temperature controlled. Students are connected 24×7 with this virtual system with their Laptops & mobile handset.
All Unitedworld campuses are located at central business hub of the city.
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