The leading newspaper brand, Economic Times (ET) in collaboration with Aditya Birla Group (ABG) is on a hunt to recognize and reward India’s most promising final year management students by launching ET Young Leaders (ETYL). This initiative is meant to encourage, identify and nurture young individuals and prepare them for taking up important business roles in future.
The Young leaders B-school programme is a combination of assessment tools, online as well as on-ground, and culminates in face-to-face interviews with leaders from the corporate world to churn out the best leader from the students of the leading B-schools.
The programme spans across four phases: Step 1- Aptitude test, which is held online to evaluate numerical ability and logical reasoning, Step 2- Personality test, it consists of two simple questionnaires to check the candidate’s behavioral skills, Step 3- The Expertise round checks the analytical skills, functioning knowledge and lucidity in communication of the student, Step 4- This being the final round, the candidates meet the top CEOs of the industry to create the final impression of their leadership skills. Find more information on the competition here.
The programme is designed to offer five levels of gratification which are very important for all round an individual’s transition to a gen-next business leader. The programme includes PPIs from Aditya Birla Group’s Leadership program, Self-discovery of one’s strength and moulding oneself to meet the standards of the industry, Networking with other bright minds, getting acquainted with the journey of CEOs to stay motivated and also learn from them and get featured in the coveted ET Young Leaders B-School list and gain recognition.
In this fourth edition of ABG ETYL 2017, students from country’s top B-schools participated. After all the four rounds of evaluation, 23 Young Leaders were selected from different B-schools. View the complete list of ET Young Leaders.
Aditya Birla Group sponsored ETYL 2017 ranked eighth in the Most Prestigious B-School Competitions of the Year 2018 as part of Dare2Compete Awards based on 3600+ student responses from across all B-Schools.
Leadership programmes like this prepare a young mind to handle the challenges on the ground level, which can be often very different from the theory. It helps the students to hone their analytical skills and managerial abilities before they are out in the field of business.