Established: 1981, Top-scoring parameters: Leadership & Governance, Accreditation & Linkages, Campus Life
Differentiator: Transparent processes and designing MDPs
Foundation for Organisational Research and Education (FORE) was established in 1981 as a non-profit institution. Located in the heart of South Delhi, FORE provides contextual learning and helps in the development of students as thinking professionals, who have the ability to meet the future challenges of tomorrow’s corporate leaders. Backed by a strong value system, FORE nurtures educators and helps them provide cutting edge input to academics. The key element of the institute’s success can be attributed to its transparent processes. The Board members of FORE are visionary social leaders who act as mentors and guide and support the institute through their wisdom and experience.
A key activity at FORE School of Management (FSM) has been designing, developing and conducting innovative MDPs to promote professional management in India. Realizing the greater competitive pressures as well as growth opportunities, FSM has developed many MDPs, training and consultancy services to equip managers from corporate, academicians with knowledge, skills and attitudes required for effectively responding to these pressures and opportunities. These programmes have been designed with a proper blend of conceptual and experiential learning. By January 2013, a total of 59 MDPs were conducted of which 27 were open programmes and 32 were in-house programme in the areas of Organization Behaviour & Human Resource Management, Financial Management, General Management/Strategic Management, Marketing Management, Operations Management and Information Technology.
FORE has six Centers of Excellence: 1) Center for Entrepreneurship Development, 2) Center for Operations and Supply Chain Management, 3) Center for Customer Management, 4) Center for Psychometric Testing and Research, 5) Center for Sustainable Development, and 6) Center for Emerging Markets conducted various research, seminar/conferences/panel discussions involving students to enhance their knowledge. These centers also initiated various research studies in line with their objectives.
To promote foreign immersion, FORE recently signed an MOU with Northampton Business School (University of Northampton, UK) and Anglia Ruskin University (UK) to promote exchange of students, teaching and research personnel. In addition to this, FORE also has MOUs with ESC Rennes School of Business (France), Faculty of Business (University of New Brunswick, Canada), College of Business Administration (Savannah State University, Georgia, USA), and an MOU as well as Agreement with the Asian Institute of Technology (Bangkok, Thailand).
Students at FSM are also engaged in various co-curricular as well as extra-curricular activities. Besides participating in various B-School competitions, case competitions, quiz competitions, etc. the students are actively involved in tree sapling plantations, old age home based activities, old and used clothes collection and distribution, organizing blood donation camps, organizing various cultural activities, etc. Students actively participate in various activities like placement, admission, national and international academic collaboration activities, handling social media aspects, contributing to various ‘think tank’ activities, etc.
Teaching at FORE is perceptive to changing demands of the corporate world. Faculty at FORE are encouraged and supported in all their research and consultancy endeavors. To support research, FORE has instituted a Seed Money Project scheme to facilitate research by faculty members with an initial research grant of up to Rs 2.5 lakh per faculty per project per year. Many of the faculty members have attended international conferences this past year in the USA, Singapore, South Africa, U.K., Japan etc.
FORE School of Management stands for academic excellence benchmarked to the best B-Schools in India. It is committed to the advancement of management education, research, training and consultancy, contributing to building leaders in today's global business environment.