Education and institutions have traditionally been the hub of our communities,not only for the wisdom and knowledge that they create for our present and future, but for the connections that they create amongst a community.

As quoted by Sydney J. Harris,a Journalist, the whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.

As society continues to change, institutions need to adapt to best serve our students for their future as well as their present. Those that are willing to adapt and learn from change now, will be the ones that are most likely to be successful in the future. We, at Anna Leela College of Commerce and Economics and Shobha Jayaram Shetty College of BMS look to develop the next generation of honest, ethical and humane citizens of tomorrow in our institution. While we look and build on what has worked in the past, we also continuously look forward.

Tom Peters states that “leaders dont create followers, they create more leaders.” We strive to follow the dictum. Every faculty of the institution is given an opportunity to enhance his/her capabilities as a potential leader.

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. One of those changes in our world is the need to shift to an open and transparent environment. By opening the doors to our classrooms through both physical and virtual environments, we have the opportunity to change the conversation at home. Parents are able to be actively involved in the process of learning, leading to a higher opportunity for success of each child. The more we can involve parents in this process at home, the more likely students will be successful in institution, and beyond. This community support is imperative.

By building relationships, developing leadership, and focusing on institution as the “hub” of our community,we are more likely to create an environment where our students are building a bright future both today and tomorrow.

I, along with my team of faculty hope to realize the goals set for the institution and look forward to a future of fulfilment of the dreams that our students visualize.

My best wishes to all the present and past students of the institute who I am sure will make the institute proud

Dr. Padma Deshmukh