Kirloskar Institute of Advanced management Studies (KIAMS) landed a respectable 26th spot in Careers 360's recent ranking study.
Kirloskar Institute of Advanced management Studies (KIAMS) landed a respectable 26th spot in Careers 360's recent ranking study. This year, the magazine fine-tuned its methodology to arrive at the 12 most important parameters to rank B-Schools and looked at the latest mandatory disclosures made available by eligible B-Schools on their websites.
A questionnaire was mailed to more than 2,000 schools followed by verification and scrutiny of the submitted data. New features added to this year's survey included a first-ever alumni ranking of B-Schools and an independent research output ranking. The quality of life for students, the quality of faculty, student to faculty ratio, industry and global exposure, research faculty, research output and placements were all factors included in the survey.
Getting input from alumni as to their experience at KIAMS undoubtedly helped solidify the institute's rank. Nagesh Bhat, Principal, Shree Guru Sudhindra BBA BCA College was a member of the first batch at KIAMS.
"KIAMS is probably the only B-School, in the country to have a full-fledged rural festival - Pragati," he says. "I had the opportunity of learning from some of the most illustrious minds in the business education segment."
Nagesh says in terms of infrastructure - especially the hostel facilities - no B - School in the country comes close to KIAMS and he believes that it deserves to be acknowledged as one of the best B-schoolsof the country.
Another alumnus, Ashutosh Tiwary who heads sales, as the regional business manager with a business consulting firm attributes his rise in the corporate world completely to KIAMS. "It was like a dream," he says. "What impressed me about KIAMS were the facilities. The teacher-to-student ratio was fantastic. The hostel was as good as can possibly be, having been originally prepared for an executive MBA program. To top it all, when I realised that the 'K' in KIAMS, stood for the Kirloskar brand, I knew this was the only B-School for me."
Current students also have some high praise for KIAMS.
"There is so much happening here in the field of academics and extracurricular activities that you sometimes find yourself gasping for breath. But now I seem to have developed the stamina and I am really enjoying it," says Pulkit Agarwal. She believes KIAMS is focused on imparting quality education to students and the whole curriculum is designed to make students industry-ready from day one and goes on to praise the experienced faculty, who she says are always ready to address specific problems and queries students.
As Director Gopal Iyengar says, KIAMS processes aim beyond delivering good education. "The invitation to the student is to master theory, but eschew being theoretical," he says. "The individual is encouraged to explore with a sense of responsibility to find the potential that he or she wishes to convert to professional performance. The thinker is as valued as a doer; art co-exists with science. Our association with the industrial house of Kirloskar facilitates an easy two-way osmosis between concept and application."
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