• With the aim to prepare the next generation of business leaders, the Sunstone Select PGDM program offers a unique blend of practical and theoretical learning opportunities
  • The program will offer dual specialization PGDM with the option to choose from 6 new-age specializations
  • The program also offers INR 10 Cr Seed Fund for student-led start-ups

Bengaluru, 29 May 2023: Sunstone, one of the leading higher education startups in India, has launched Sunstone Select- an innovative and experiential PGDM program at Krupanidhi School of Management- an AICTE-approved institute. Sunstone along with the institute, will offer a fully residential PGDM program to its students, emphasizing experiential learning to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive in this changing landscape.

Sunstone Select is a trailblazing experiential PGDM program that stands out from traditional PGDM programs by providing students with practical, real-world knowledge. This program is designed to revolutionize classroom learning by adopting a "field-first" approach, and it offers students the choice of 6 cutting-edge specializations with dual specialization options.

The six specializations include Marketing & MarkTech, Finance & Fintech, People & Organization, Product Innovation & Management, Business Analytics & Insights, and Logistics & Supply Chain.

Commenting upon the launch, Mr Piyush Nangru, Co-Founder and COO, of Sunstone, said, “Sunstone is proud to launch Sunstone Select at Krupanidhi School of Management, which is not just another PGDM program, but a unique, residential, and experiential learning opportunity. We understand that the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application is a major challenge for students today. With Sunstone Select, we strive to provide students with a distinctive program that equips them with the skills and experience necessary to thrive in the ever-evolving business landscape. This program goes beyond the traditional classroom setting and offers a 'field-first' approach to learning, giving students the chance to apply their skills in real-world settings.”

The Sunstone Select 2-year PGDM program adopts a multifaceted approach to education, offering students a unique mix of outdoor, student-led, and industry-immersion programs. The program's outdoor immersion activities aim to broaden students' horizons and deepen their understanding of India's socio-economic landscape, providing them with opportunities to engage in thought-provoking conversations with industry leaders and CXOs. By offering these immersive experiences, Sunstone Select aims to equip students with a well-rounded education that prepares them for the complex challenges of the modern business world.

The outdoor immersion programs adopt a holistic approach to develop students’ critical thinking, leadership, and problem-solving abilities while establishing strong connections with business professionals. Student-led immersion programs like Brand Building, Venture Initiation, and Social Innovation prepare students for future leadership roles. The program emphasizes real-world projects with industry leaders, providing practical business experience. It also offers a CXO mentorship program and a 6-month internship to apply classroom knowledge in professional settings. Access to networking opportunities, events, and meetups accelerates students' journey from the classroom to the boardroom.

Commenting on the association, Dr Sam Paul, Director of Krupanidhi School of Management said, “Our partnership with Sunstone reflects our commitment to providing our students with a well-rounded
education that prepares them for success in today's competitive job market. By integrating Sunstone Selects innovative, residential, and experiential PGDM program into our curriculum, our students will gain practical skills and industry insights that will help them thrive in their careers. We are confident that this unique program, which combines classroom learning with real-world experience, will equip our students with the tools they need to become successful business leaders and entrepreneurs.”

With the admission season just around the corner, Sunstone Select presents a one-of-a-kind opportunity for students seeking to carve out a successful business career. This pioneering program is designed to provide a comprehensive learning experience that goes beyond the classroom and equips students with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the rapidly evolving business landscape. Sunstone Select empowers students to become the next generation of business leaders by focusing on leadership, innovation, and hands-on training.

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