Archive for December, 2015


15 December 2015, Harihar. Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies, widely known as KIAMS, has achieved 43rd position out of 4200 + business schools in India the prestigious Business World rankings. The survey carried out by C fore in association with Business World listed IIMA, IIMB, IIMC and IIML as the Top 4 B-schools of the country. The survey was released on the 14th of December 2015 in the BW ‘B-School Education Special’. Bearing the title “The future of education and its leading tycoons”, the survey marked the return of many well-established B-schools back amongst the ‘A listers’.

Dr. C.N.Narayana, Director, KIAMS, sees recent market correction as a major reason for a much more efficient survey ranking, cutting through the “noise” that had crept in over the last few years in B-school surveys. According to him,supply outweighs demand of business education and this slowdown was only a matter of time.

“Many B Schools faced a shortfall on the admissions front this year. Institutes that relied heavily on marketing and were unable to catch up on innovation had to move out of the fray. On the flip side, B-schools with strong industry credentials, like KIAMS, which have continuously delivered quality, continue doing well even in seemingly adverse times.”

The BW annual B-school survey sets pretty high standards for its rankings. It assesses B-schools on an exhaustive set of parameters – 12 in all – that cover every possible aspect of business education. These parameters are Leadership/ Governance Quality, Faculty Welfare Development, Competence of Faculty, Student Intake/ Selection Process, Curriculum & Pedagogy, Industry Interface, Research, Infrastructure and Facilities, Placements, Internationalism, Life skills/ Soft Skills, and Value For Money. Of the total score of 3400, maximum weightage is accorded to Placements (500), followed by Industry Interface, Research, and Infrastructure and Facilities (400 each).

 “KIAMS has spearheaded numerous industry-oriented innovations in full-time PGDM education,” said Dr. C.N. Narayana, Director, KIAMS. “We introduced the Balanced Growth Card – a holistic evaluation of the student that focuses not only on performance outcomes but also on demonstrated effort and underlying competencies. We were the first to Introduce seminar credits. This brought to the student the latest industrial practices in management, delivered by industry practitioners.”

Raised in 1991, KIAMS is celebrating its silver jubilee year. Originally designed for the purpose of being a captive management centre-of-excellence for the managers of Kirloskar Group, KIAMS became a regular B-school in 1995 with a strong industry-based curriculum. This move was deeply motivated by the larger benefit to the nation. By the late nineties, the Indian economy had opened up considerably, and industry-relevant managers were the prime need of growth and nation building. KIAMS adopted “Education through Values” as its credo… its ruling paradigm, in line with the Kirloskar philosophy and outlook. Today, KIAMS graduates all over the world are recognized for their industry-immersed knowledge.

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The placement season for Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies (KIAMS) has started off on a good note, which brought good cheer for the rest of the students. So far, 31% of the students have already been placed, indicative of a strong placement season compared to the last two years. Overall this placement season is expected to bring an increased number of companies to the campus besides higher salaries for students. As a result, the enthusiasm among the students of KIAMS is palpable.

An important aspect of the placements so far is that the recruiter base has been diverse. As of now, IT, Telecom, Marketing Research, Realty, Sports, Consulting are some of the major sectors that have offered final placements to students. The process is still underway with several FMCG, Consulting, Finance, and Manufacturing companies in the pipeline. The average and highest CTC being offered to the students are also higher than last year.

Some of the big names that have recruited from KIAMS so far this season include Vernalis, Developer Group, Deloitte Consulting, Home First Finance, Neilsen, Coffee Day, Decathlon, InfoEdge and ICICI Securities. According to Ms. Shruti Das, from the Placement Cell, “The estimated number of companies visiting the campus this year is expected to go well beyond 75. In fact, we are proud to say that the company-student ratio presently is 1:5. This is an encouraging start and we are expecting things to only get better as the placement season progresses.”

Those indeed are heartening figures for KIAMS. For the 2014 – 16 Batch, KIAMS seems to be on its way to better the records set recently. In fact, given the way things have progressed during the current placement season, the reputed B-School is confident of placing the entire batch yet again. More so, with a larger recruiter base and higher salaries!

Slide 2 AKirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies (KIAMS) has opened admissions for its PGDM program for the year 2016. Admissions are open for both Pune and Harihar campuses of the institute and interested candidates can fill in the application forms that are now available online. KIAMS offers a two-year, fully residential program on its Pune and Harihar campuses that create the perfect learning environment for students.

KIAMS has always been renowned for offering industry-relevant education. KIAMS has consistently been Ranked A++ by Business India and amongst the top 50 B Schools in the country by Career Connect. The curriculum of the program is created keeping in mind the latest developments and needs of the industry. In fact the institute received a prestigious National Education Award of “B-School with Industry Related Curriculum in Market”. This stems from the fact that the institute is backed by Kirloskars, one of the leading industrial groups in the country. KIAMS draws on the group’s professional support and expertise to offer a dynamic learning experience to its students. Through various conclaves and seminars it offers vital industry exposure and platforms to interact with professionals from the corporate world.

In fact last year, the institute inaugurated its much talked about Innovation Centre that will prepare students for creative business leaderships. The centre also draws leading names from the industry, who share their vital experiences with students and keep them abreast with the latest in the industry. Some of the big names who have made their presence felt on Expert Days at the institute include Dr. Mathew J Manimala, Professor of Organization Behaviour, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, Mr. Baby Sebastien, Chairman, Masterminds, Dr. Ashish Chandra is Professor at University of Houston-Clear Lake Pearland, Texas and Dr. P.V Sundar Balakrishnan, Professor at University of Washington.

Things will be taken a step further in what is the Silver Jubilee year for KIAMS. A series of management conclaves; a brainchild of Dr. C. N. Narayana, Principal Director, KIAMS and faculty members, will be held throughout the year. It has already held a successful conclave on the theme of ‘Attitude Skills and Knowledge (ASK) and employer’s expectations on skills & Employability in the presence of leading names from the industry and academia. Similar conclaves will follow in the near future.

Of course the backbone of the institute remains its highly decorated faculty team, many of whom have years of industry experience.

The institute helps create industry ready professionals who can rise up to the challenges they face in their professional lives. Hence the institute with its strong industry connections strives to offer internships with top rung organizations, in keeping with students’ interests. In the coming year, the institute intends to increase the internship period from two to four months in order to bring additional exposure to students.

Consistent efforts from the institute have borne results in the form of its placement record, which has remained prolific over the years. Some of the past recruiters from the institute include Hindustan Unilever Limited, Cit Bank, ICICI Securities, BNY Mellon, Crisil, Ashok Leyland, L & T Infotech ltd, Bajaj Capital etc. Last year too KIAMS had a strong placement season with more than 100 recruiters coming to campus. The highest salary drawn by a student was INR 8.50 lakhs, while INR 4.50 lakhs was the average salary.

Many of its alumni have gone on to held important positions in their organizations and become leaders in their own right. Some of the notable examples, who have scaled heights of success in different fields include Mr. Siddharth Sharma, Zonal Head – Marketing, North, IndusInd Bank, Mr. Vikash Kumar, AVP, Axis Bank Ltd, Kolkatta, Mr. Jacob Chandy, Principal Consultant, SAP UK Ltd., London and Mr. Mukunda Giri, Branch Head, Drishti Strategic Services Pvt. Ltd., Delhi.

Dr.C.N.Narayana, added further “while there might be B Schools that try to bulk up their placement figures to impress and woo students, KIAMS believes in complete transparency. Hence it was not surprising that the institute became one of the founding members of The Indian Placement Reporting Standards (IPRS) process. The IPRS process is driven to maintain comparability, uniformity and transparency as far as the placement process is concerned.”

Management students now have an opportunity to be a part of the institution with a brilliant record and strong ethical standards to boot. To be eligible for admissions at KIAMS, applicants must hold Bachelors degree or equivalent (10+2+3) from a recognized university with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate. Students in the final year of graduation may also apply. Applicants are shortlisted on the basis of their CAT/MAT/CMAT/XAT and GMAT scores.

Interested candidates can find the online application form at http://forms.kiams.ac.in/.

About Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies

Kirloskar Group Of Companies, one of the largest industrial conglomerates in India, has been growing and enriching lives for more than a century now. KIAMS was conceived as a training institute and knowledge hub in 1991. It was envisioned as a learning centre where Kirloskar Group Managers shared their expertise, experience and kept up with the latest concepts and movements in Management.

In 1995, the training institute was opened to managers all over the country.

Activities

  • Management Development Programs – training and consulting education for industry executives
  • Consultancy – in India and abroad
  • Research

 Dr.C.N.Narayana, Professor HR & Principal Director of KIAMS has several accolades to his credit, including:

  • “Lifetime Achievement Award” at Taj Dubai Asia Education Award 2015 (Oct 2015)
  • “Visionary Leadership Award” in management Teaching, Research & Leadership at- World Education Congress and Thought Leaders in 2015 (July 2015)
  • “Best Professor of the year 2015” –“World Wide Achievers Award”- at Asia Education Summit 2015. He was also the Key note speaker in the Summit. (April 2015).
  • “Best HR Professor of B Schools”- February 2015 (7th DNA – Innovative B school Awards, February 2015).
  • “Best HRM Professor of B Schools”, November 2014 (22nd Dewang Mehta Award, November 2014)
  • “Time Research Leadership Award” of Business Schools 2012-13
  • Won several Awards from 1987 to 2010 in Godrej, GE, Thermax, Xerox Corporation and RPG Enterprises

Program contacts:

Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies

Gut No. 356 & 357, Near Tata Foundry,

Village Dhamane, Taluka Maval,

PUNE – 410 506,

Admission Related Queries

Tel: 9535007893, 9731842736, 9164119406,

Fax: 9527480503, 9527482939

For further details about KIAMS, one can visit: www.kiams.ac.in