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Management classes the industry way

IMS embraces the entire gamut of practises and traditions pertaining to industry academic partnerships, says Dr Kamaljit Singh

education Updated: May 28, 2014 13:47 IST
Ayesha Banerjee

How enthusiastic have companies been in offering internships to your students? Does the institute have to make a lot of effort to maintain a connect with the industries? What kind of internship offers have your students been getting?

Over the years companies have shown great interest in accepting our PGDM first year students as interns for their summer internship projects and as an outcome we are flooded with opportunities. As a result students get to experience the true corporate culture in terms of the selection procedure even at the SIP level.

Since we have a very good rapport with the officials in various organisations, we remain in sync with the requirements at their end keeping in mind the benefit for our students.

Students get a variety of opportunities wherein they get projects on market research, digital marketing, market mapping, operations, financial analytics, performance management system etc

What do the industrial visits involve? How have the students benefited from it?

IMS Noida firmly believes in experiential learning through industrial visits and from senior corporate people on varied topical issues pertaining to current trends and situations in industry, economic and policy framework of central and state government, prospects of a particular sector of industry etc from time to time.

We conduct at least 10-12 industrial visits per year. Few companies are Everready Industries India Ltd. Mother Dairy, NTPC, Yamaha Motors, Havells, Parle G Biscuits P Ltd, New Holland FIAT India, Bajaj Hindustan Ltd etc. Through these visits students got exposure of shop floor management, mass production, marketing strategy, HR policy on retention of employee and planning etc

What have the visiting faculty such as those from Shyam Telecom, Hind Industries, JL Morison, etc contributed to the students’ learning?
Visiting faculty have helped students understand the real time applications of concepts. They have also helped the students to understand the expectations of the corporate sector from fresh management graduates. We have invited HR and marketing heads from Power Management Institute, Moser Baer, Honda Power etc. At the same time persons from the banking sector were invited to share the latest trends in this sector

How often do you organise guest lectures? Highlights of such lectures? Why have you selected these institutes for lectures?
Guest lectures are organised on a fortnightly basis. The primary objective of these are to share practical applications of the subject matter taught during the relevant time period

What kind of training does your faculty provide to the industry?
Faculty exposes non-financial managers to the intricacies of finance

Please share details of training of your faculty members in industries?
Faculty of IMS Noida visited NISBUD, Assocham and attended various FDP and MDP outside the campus to enhance their skills and knowledge.

What do you have to say about consultancy and advisory services given to your institute? Please share details
Keeping in view the soft skills mandate of India Inc we have a pronounced emphasis on upgrading the soft skills of our students. We realised that soft skills do give an edge to students when it comes to interviews for securing final placements.

In order to provide soft skills training that is industry relevant, IMS Noida secured the services of TPC Consulting, a leading executive training and placement firm.
There is a provision whereby students can directly interact with trainers and address the necessary questions that will make them industry ready and relevant.

Hear it from the students

Aditi Singh, IMS Noida
I am Aditi Singh. I did my summer internship from Bikanervala Foods Pvt Ltd (at their Greater Noida Plant).
I was working in the finance and accounts department and my experience has been fairly good. I learnt many things during my internship, like for instance, large scale execution of business practises and policies. I also learnt about various accounting practices followed by the corporates. The guidance and supervision of my team leader encouraged and motivated me tremendously. I got the opportunity to interact with my colleagues and seniors that strenghtened my practical knowledge of business and corporate culture.

After completing my internship I became more confident and goal-oriented. I also started taking my studies more seriously. This overall change helped me during my final placements also. Many of the questions asked during the interviews was related to my internship. Hence, my internship experience really helped me crack my final placement interview. In my view an internship gives a fillip to both one’s professional and personal life.

Director’s Cut,Dr Kamaljit Singh

At IMS, we focus on empowering students with knowledge and new age skills that are relevant for the industry. We pick the top skills through our industry interactions and incorporate these into our curriculum as well as our live industry skill labs. Each skill increases the indispensability quotient and utility of our students in terms of business. In other words, industry interface is an integral part of our preparation and is in alignment with the IMS’ vision of Delivering Next whereby students learn to predict the uncertain future by being part of it.We believe that this exposure motivates students and helps them to understand real world business problems and find easily deployable solutions for the same