Narayana Business School

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Narayana Business School[edit]

Narayana Business School,commonly referred as NBS is a Self-Financed (SFI) management college in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. It was established by Narayana Foundation (Trust), NBS is accredited by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)[1] and Affiliated with Gujarat Technological University (GTU)[2] with regards to post graduation Management Courses.[3]

Narayana Business School
Founder(s)Dr. Amit Gupta and Purvi Gupta
Mission"To develop a most dynamic research based independent business school which has global recognition for its academic excellence and transpire leadership, effective communication skills, time management & eventually create management professionals with highest standards of corporate excellence."
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Coordinates22°57′56″N 72°28′43″E / 22.9656238°N 72.4784917°E / 22.9656238; 72.4784917
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AddressNr. Sanathal Cross Roads, Sanathal, Ahmedabad, Gujarat – 382210


The college had humble beginnings in the year 2001[4]. It was dealing with various under graduate and post graduate courses in Ahmedabad. From a small institute in the year 2001 it has grown to full-fledged college delivering variety of courses. The college has got a 100% placement record since inception.

Administration & Academics[edit]

The NBS administration is comprised of governing board[5], academic board[6] and institute industry cell.[7]

The college runs the following graduate and post-graduate courses

  • PGDM - The college runs two year full time AICTE approved Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) program with trimester pattern. It offers dual specialization in areas of Marketing, Human Resources, Finance and Information Technology. There is various industry required compliance certifications included in the program.
  • MBA + PGPCE - This is a two year full time program with semester pattern with specializations in Marketing, Human Resources and Finance. It is affiliated with Gujarat Technological University (GTU). The program is coupled with Post Graduate Program in Corporate Excellence (PGPCE) which is brings in the contemporary industry knowledge.
  • Executive PGDM - This is designed for working professionals for excellence in careers. The duration of the program is 18 months.
  • CFA (US) - This is a global degree awarded by CFA Institute, USA. There are three levels of exams after which the candidate gets CFA Charter. The college provides guidance and coaching on it.

Admission Process[edit]

The college follows strict criteria for admission in PGDM and MBA Programs. A valid Common Admission Test (CAT) / Management Aptitude Test (MAT) / CMAT score or through an Aptitude Test and GDPI (Group Discussion and Personal Interview) round only. For PGDM and MBA students with 50% in under graduate (UG) level can apply and 45% in case of Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Scheduled Caste (SC).

Campus and Infrastructure[edit]

Situated in the city of Mahatma Gandhi, Ahmedabad – NBS campus is spread on 10 acres of lush green land at Sanathal. The campus encompasses different amenities like the Academic blocks, Admin block, Center for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship, Sport facilities and the canteen. NBS campus also has a 300+ seating capacity Auditorium. NBS campus also houses a library with more than 5000 books. A Computer Lab developed in collaboration with Apple Education Center is also an integral part of NBS campus. NBS also promotes and supports environmental well being for such Nobel cause; NBS campus has manicured gardens and organic farms. Along with indoor sports facilities NBS campus also has fully fledged Basket Ball Court, Tennis Court, Volley Ball Ground and Badminton Court. The campus is fully secured with CCTV monitoring and has 4 security guarded access points. Utmost care has been taken to keep NBS campus No Smoking and Tobacco – Free zone by the management.


The placement process at NBS is a student-driven faculty guided and monitored process that institutionalizes placements for the entire batch. The Placement Committee made up of students, faculty coordinator and placement coordinator liaisons between the Institute administration, students and recruiters. Placements for the Flagship PGDM and MBA + PGPCE courses are characterized by two phases - summer placements for the first-year batch and final placements for the graduating batch. The placement process for the graduating is conducted in two stages. The first is the laterals process where firms interview students with prior work experience and offer them mid-level managerial positions. The second stage is the final placement process. Companies from multiple sectors across different geographies hire candidates for a wide range of functions. NBS facilitates the entire process and helps students in securing their jobs in the highly competitive corporate market.

Student life[edit]

Student bodies[edit]

Anti-Ragging Committee acts as the interface between students and management, represents the concerns of the students to the administration and participates in the making of fear free and relaxed environment. The Anti Ragging Committee is responsible to prevent act which causes or is likely to cause physical or psychological harm or raise apprehension or fear, shame or embarrassment to a student in any academic institution including teasing, abusing, playing practical jokes or causing hurt to such students. In the case of any ragging incident, the students may immediately call and bring it to the notice of the members of the Anti-Ragging committee for necessary help, guidance and actions.

Cultural Committee is responsible for conducting cultural activities in the campus aimed at giving a holistic environment for the all-round development of the students. This committee is responsible for adding jazz factor in lives of students. In order to create lifetime memories, CulCom provides a platform to the students to showcase their talent in music, dance, painting, writing, photography and performing arts etc.

Grievance Committee aims to forge and maintain enduring links between the institute and its students, like all other educational institutes. It does so through redressal of students’ grievances related to academic and non-academic matters, such as assessment, ill-treatment, attendance, charging of fees, conducting of examinations, harassment by colleague students or teachers etc. Such a committee is required in order to promote sense of belongingness and sense of oneness amongst the students.

Ombudsperson Committee acts as an umbrella committee of the entire campus. Resolving concerns and implementing new suggestions regarding all other committees and redressing the grievances related to all other committees. Also leveraging superior authority to all other committees to make the lives of students better and exciting at the campus.

Placement Committee, or PlaceComm, is responsible for conducting placements for the students in the two year management program offered - from inviting recruiters to managing operations for the actual process. They also facilitate training among the students by collaborating with other student bodies. This committee also provides formal interview training to all the students to make them corporate ready.

Scholarship Committee represents the interests of the college to the students who want to pursue management education but unable to do so because of their financial conditions. This Committee is aimed at such students in order to facilitate them to acquire funds for their studies from different issuing authorities.

Sports Committee aims to create a rich sporting environment in terms of both infrastructure and events for the campus community. Helps to organize various indoor and outdoor competitions, provide opportunity to student to show their talent in sports and to help students to achieve a health-enhancing life of physical activity.

Sports and Events[edit]

NBS campus provides a variety of cultural, sports, philanthropy, career development, career enhancement activities. Cultural event named “Indradhanush” takes place every year for showcasing students’ talents in the areas of Dancing, Singing, Acting and Performing Arts. An annual sports day named “Fit_NBS Hit_NBS” is organized in order to provide students an exposure to show their abilities in the area of sports.

An initiative called “Pravesh” is structured for first year students to provide them the internship experiences of the graduating batch. A series of lectures of the eminent corporate personalitie and training sessions is also organized by NBS, in the disciplines of Marketing, Finance, HR, IT, Placement Training, Soft Skills, and Grooming.


  1. "List of Shortlisted Institutes for Full Survey 2019" (PDF). AICTE India. All India Council for Technical Education. 2019-01-15. p. 140. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. "GTU Affiliated College List" (PDF). Gujarat Technological University. Gujarat Technological University. 2019-04-01. p. 7. Retrieved 20 February 2020. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. "Narayana Business School Reinventing Management Education In Gujarat". Forbes India. Retrieved 2020-02-23.
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  5. "Governing board | Narayana Business School Ahmedabad,Gujarat". Retrieved 2020-02-23. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  6. "Academic Board | Narayana Business School Ahmedabad". Retrieved 2020-02-23. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  7. "Institute Industry Cell | Narayana Business School Ahmedabad". Retrieved 2020-02-23. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)

External References[edit]

  1. Official Website

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