Last week, students at the department of management studies (DMS) worked hard for the success of their flagship event, Confluence – the idea series 2011. Held annually, the seminar attempts to integrate the corporate and the academia to throw light on issues of current relevance. This year’s event was spread over two days, with two sessions each exploring finance and HR, respectively.
Says Ajay Sharma, a student, “Such events provide us a platform to test our management knowledge. We realise how essential it is to keep back-ups and fall-back plans ready. Handling last-minute changes, managing logistics and people help.”
DMS runs various programmes. On offer are three MBA programmes – two full-time, one part-time and a PhD programme in management. The institute has various MOUs with institutes such as HIT Labs, USA; University of Paris; Pantheon-Sorbonne, Paris; International Centre for Promotion of Enterprises Ljubljana, Slovania; Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok; Stevens institute of Technology, NJ, USA. “Given its excellent Return on Investment, the total fee for two years – R1.7 lakh with average placement this year being over R14 lakh per annum, DMS is miles ahead of other B-schools in India,” says Saurabh Jain, a second year student. “Over here we do what we want. IIT has provided abundant opportunities for students who can choose to do what they enjoy – from dramatics to language courses. This freedom is what I like,” adds Jain.
The institute, which has 10 committees and five clubs, offers excellent opportunities as far as extra-curricular activities are concerned. There’s a publicity cell here too. Opportunities for literacy expression are offered by the English Debating and Literacy Club, Hindi Samiti and Quizzing Club. The Film Series Committee organises regular move screenings whereas the Lecture Series Committee invites eminent persons to speak on topics of students interests.
Parivartan – the annual management fest of DMS – is very popular with India’s top 20 B-schools being regular participants.
Established in: 1993
Main courses: MBA full time
Other courses: MBA part time
Course fee: R2 lakh approx
Number of students per batch: The final-year batch has 98 students
Faculty-student ratio: 1:10
Facilities offered: DMS has five fully air-conditioned Wi-Fi-enabled lecture theatres with modern audio visual aids, an auditorium with a capacity to seat more than 180 people, syndicate rooms, a library
Day zero placements: Not applicable
Top recruiters: Deloitte Consulting, Infosys, Cognizant Technology Solutions, IBM, SBI, BHEL, Shipping Corporation of India, Bank of India
Famous alumni: Vipin Kumar Gupta, VP, country operations, Essar; Rajnish Rastogi, director, HSBC
Eminent personalities are to be invited for a series of guest lectures
A lounge and the canteen are the hot spots. Every hostel has Nescafe and other similar kiosks
A teleconferencing room and a recreational room with gym and sports facilities
College ke baad
It has been an amazing journey at DMS with all the highs and lows of doing an MBA.
— Mansi Shivnani, MBA 2011, American Express