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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

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25th November 2015 also happened to be the 25th Foundation Day of KIAMS and practically everyone involved with the institute came together to celebrate it with aplomb. It was on this day in 1990 that Sri S.L Kirloskar laid the foundation for the institute that came into being with the goal to provide outstanding education; academic, social and extracurricular, and to create opportunities for all students to excel. Over the years it has managed to do just that and a whole lot more, which is visible in the achievements of its alumni, who remain the institute’s glorious ambassadors.

So it was also the day to look back on the sterling achievements of KIAMS and anticipate all that it has in store for students of today and tomorrow. The campus, venue for the revelries had taken on a festive look and the excitement was palpable all around. The day was made more special by the presence of Mr. Raghunath Medge, President of the Dabbawala Association Mumbai. It was also a big day for PGDM 1 toppers; Shruti Hariharan, who stood first, and Karen Saldhana and Surabhi Rathore, who ranked second. They were big winners at the prize distribution ceremony along with summer internship achievers, Rana Amar Singh (1st prize) and Nikhil Stephen Daniel (2nd prize).

Shruti also had the privilege of leading the gathering for the auspicious Invocation that started the proceedings for the day on a thoughtful note. The traditional lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries present in the gathering followed. There were big names from the industry and academia present for the occasion. The Chief Guest, Mr. Medge was then introduced by Ms. Gayathri Sunil Kumar, who talked about the dabbawallas in Mumbai, described as the Phenomenon by New York Times. Mr. Medge heads six sigma organization and it was interesting to note the work he has done over the years.

The Dabbawalla association has 5000 employees that deliver over a lakh tiffins in a day, and has statistically been shown to make one mistake in six million deliveries. While the students were informed about the history of the association, Mr. Medge talked about inflection point that organized business construction comes with perseverance. According to him, “A mix of hard work, dedication and militant commitment made the dabbawalla association a renowned, six – sigma organization, as described Forbes magazine.” His inspiring words were followed by a pat on the back for the meritorious students who were rewarded for their efforts during the prize distribution ceremony. But it was a day when everyone went back home with crucial takeaways and a of course a smile on their faces, after being a part of the special day for KIAMS.

IMG-20151130-WA0009Coming from the North East, the journey to Harihar was a long one for me. It gave me a lot of time to think about how things were going to be here and whether I would be able to manage on my own. I was quite nervous, to be honest, and came to the campus with a lot of anticipation. It has been five months since then and I can comfortably say that I have found my second home.

I have stayed in hostels during earlier academic years, but this was the first time I was such a distance away from home and my comfort zone. Thankfully, I have adjusted here quite well and found my own comfort level with the surroundings and with the people. The campus itself is quite stunning, and I can also have my personal space and go out for long walks if I want to.

I feel overwhelmed with the kind of love and support I have received from my classmates, as well as my seniors. The faculty team is friendly and very encouraging, while Director Sir is my mentor. It’s because of their contributions that I feel there is a huge positive change in my personality. I will forever be grateful to all of them for their help on this journey.

I have to admit that since I am from an Economics Hons background, studying fourteen management subjects from the word ‘go’ was a bit tricky for me initially. Classes, assignments, etc. – it all got a bit hectic. But, as time passes, we are adjusting to the work schedule and the routine we have managed to build for ourselves.

The good thing is that it’s not just about studies at the present moment – we get to enjoy some lighter moments as well. The Independence Day celebrations with some of the alumni were interesting, while the Vasundhara Film Festival was an eye-opening experience. We got to interact with many professionals and that was a tremendous learning experience in itself.

Within a period of five months, I have started looking forward to my classes, assignments and presentations. Of course, the pressure does get to us from time to time and we look for ways to get rid of the stress. Thankfully for that we have the Triangle, Rotunda, the auditorium, swimming pool and the gym, which have made KIAMS, Harihar the best home I could have had for my studies.

ronik lahaI heard a lot about the PGDM program at KIAMS, and studying at a premier institute with a multinational brand name like Kirloskar was a big draw for me. I knew it would help me to a great extent in my future career prospects and I see a change in me already. I think the program is polishing my skills and letting me shine as an individual and future professional.

I came to KIAMS with a lot of expectations and I can see they are being fulfilled in the best possible way. The faculty members are experienced and they are always available to help students out. We get to learn a lot from industry visits and other practical assignments, which have become a hallmark of studying at the institute.

The first thing that impressed me about the institute was the state–of-the-art facilities it has. From the well-equipped library to the recreational facilities, like the sports venues and swimming pool, everything is just spot on here. Every time we want to unwind after a long day, we can make the most out of the facilities to relax.

The campus atmosphere on the whole is absolutely great. There are students from all over the country and many different backgrounds are represented. It has been an enriching experience because of that, since I get to know about various cultures from our glorious country. I think I will be able to make friends for life here at the institute.

I have been here for three months and there have been several activities that have left their mark on me. The Freshers’ party was a lot of fun, but I would particularly like to mention the outbound training program that was held on campus. The program helped us know a lot about each other, our existing skills and true potential.

The highlight of that program for me was the fact that through physical activities we learned a lot about management techniques. There were inspirational lessons, which I will cherish for a long time. We also had opportunities to interact and learn from the alumni of the institute, and they told us how to prepare for interviews and how to communicate with managers, both of which will help us greatly in our future endeavours.

It has been an interesting journey for me, largely due to the fact that I came here after gaining more than a year’s work experience with a renowned group like ITC. I am also a professional guitarist, and I strum my guitar when I want to spread joy around or just want to relax. But right now, I am focused on the future and making the most out of everything the institute can offer me.

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DATE: 25TH NOVEMBER, 2015

TIME: 10.55 AM

PLACE: Harihar Campus

 On the 25thof November 2015, KIAMS Celebrated its 25thFoundation Day.

The gala event was held in the auditorium with many dignitaries attending. Mr. Jagdish Bapat, vice-president HRM from Grasim Industries Ltd., and also an alumnus of TISS, Mumbai, graced the event as the chief guest. Professor Dr. C.N. NARAYAN, Director of KIAMS, Dr. Anil Kumar Garg, R.l. Nandewar (Director Bapuji B-school), and Ram lingam M.D of N.S Industries,were the guests of honors. Among the faculty members who attended were Prof. Gita Madhuri and Prof. V.S Pai. All of the esteemed guests made the program a successful one. The program started with a prayer song devoted to Lord Ganesha sung by 1st year students. Thus, the best academic performers of 2014-2016 were felicitated and awarded. In addition, the summer internship toppers of 2014-2016 were also applauded for their accolades. Yuvaraj Sir (Accountant Assistant and Admissions), whohas been associated with KIAMS for 20 years, was also recognized for his work for and dedication to the institute. Mr. Venkatesh was also recognized for being with KIAMS since 2005, and associated with Kirloskar since 1993.

The Chief Guest Mr. Jagdish Bapat, tried to motivate students to work hard toward ensuring success in their future endeavours. He also shared a lot of information about the corporate world and the changes he sees ahead. He focuses on how students can navigate these changes as they work toward their professional goals. Dr. C.N. Narayan (Director, KIAMS) remarked that The 25th Foundation Day was a momentous occasion for KIAMS. Walking down memory lane, he discussed the illustrious journey of the institute, with a focus on the life of S.l. Kirloskar. He also motivated students on how to progress in their careers and how to remain successful by sharing the thoughts of Swami Vivekananda.

After this moving talk, the gala event ended. The close of the event was followedby a wonderful lunch, which gave the attendees a chance to mingle and discuss many different ideas related to KIAMS and the corporate world.By

                                                                                                             Swastika kundu

                                                                                    (MRC, CAMPUS JOURNALIST)

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Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies recently held a conclave focused on taking the Management Education experience to the next level for the benefit of its students. “Attitude Skills and Knowledge (ASK) and employer’s expectations on skills and employability” was the theme of the conclave that was organized on Harihar campus on the 26th of September. Since it is the Silver Jubilee Year for the institute, several initiatives will be organized throughout the year. The conclave, conceptualized by the Director of the institute and a result of his discussions with faculty members, kicked off the Silver Jubilee year events on a high note.

According to Dr. Narayana, “A Conclave is not like a guest lecture; you have to make sure it is a value addition to the student community, faculty and all participants. And the key to the success of a conclave like this is getting the best people on board.” With his own years of corporate and academic experience, he managed to do that by bringing together eminent personalities like Dr. Mathew J Manimala, Professor, Organizational Behaviour and Chairperson, OB & HR area, IIMB, Mr. Swami Nathan Krishnan, Vice President and Head – Marketing, Coach and Mentor – Sasken Communication Technologies, and Mr. Shankar G. Rao, Chief Information Officer, BOSCH, Bengalur in the midst. Along with Dr. D. N. Murthy, Area Chair and Professor – Marketing, KIAMS, the Director helped students stay abreast with the latest in the corporate world, while making them realize what corporations and businesses expect out of them.

The interactive panel discussion, which was ably moderated by Dr. Narayana, was the highlight of the event as he managed to keep things engaging and relevant for students in the gathering.  During the discussion, Mr. Srinivas made an interesting point about SMART objectives for employment. According to him, “SMART includes S for specific, M for measurable, A for achievable, R for realistic, and T for Time-bound. Your soft skills are imperative and should lead your resume. Communication skills, honesty, integrity, flexibility persuasion skills and being a team player are some of the other abilities you need to possess to make an impression.”

The conclave also saw Mr. Rao make a presentation on ‘Next Generation IT in Manufacturing’. It was an eye-opening experience for students as it made them aware of the impact of IT today and in times to come. He drove home the point saying, “The world is changing at a very fast pace with everyone working with mobile devices. It’s imperative that you keep up with the changes around you.” Mr. Krishnan also made a presentation on “Employability or Employment” where he stressed on the importance of ‘x-factors’ when he said, “You have to develop your own ‘x-factor’ to stand out and boost your prospects.”

The audience already stimulated by the discussion was further impressed with Dr. Manimala who focused on the key aspects of Attitude, Skills and Knowledge and revealed how important these three pillars are for any management graduate. The conclave, which according to Dr. Narayana was conceived to keep management students in tune with management and corporate practices globally and in India, had lived up to its goals. This further boosted the Director’s resolve as he reflected, “We have realized that when you talk about changes in management education, being connected with the industry is of utmost importance. We will also go through our own transformation process to keep up with market changes.”

The conclave left students yearning for more and Dr. Narayana did not disappoint with his planned pipeline, “I hope to hold at least three conclaves in this academic year. They will deal with different topics like perhaps Marketing Research, Operations or Finance for that matter. We want to take things to a higher level and set our own benchmark so that we progress effectively.” The students at KIAMS have much to look forward to.

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Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies recently organized a conclave “Attitude Skills and Knowledge (ASK) and employer’s expectations on skills & employability” at its Harihar campus. The event held on the 26th of September brought together several big names from industry and academia to discuss the attributes that can make successful management professionals of tomorrow. Given the high relevance of the conclave, it was only natural that we talked to some of the students to evaluate its overall success.

Arpit Sharma, B 17 was one of them and he believed that it was a privilege to listen to names like Mr. Swami Nathan Krishnan, Vice-President and Head Marketing, Coach and Mentor – Sasken Communication Technologies, Bangalore. “Since I am passionate about my chosen specialization of Marketing , I was very excited to listen to the stalwart from the industry,” he said confidently. “It has been a valuable experience for me and I hope it will bridge the gap between where I am today and where I want to be professionally.”

This conclave is the first in the series of events KIAMS will be organizing this year, in its Silver Jubilee year. Students like Arpit remain appreciative of the fact that the B School holds seminars and conclaves regularly to offer them hands-on experience. Others like Vinay Kant Maurya, B 17 look at it as a responsibility to learn and deliver. “I won’t let these opportunities go in vain. I will do my best to make the most out of them and interact with professionals from different industries and learn from their experiences,” he says.

When asked if he had any suggestions on the subjects for future conclaves and seminars Vinay Says, “It would be great to hear from professionals in specific areas like finance, operations, and International Business. It would help us with specific exposure for our future careers.” Arpit, on the other hand, wants future seminars to delve into digital marketing, e-commerce, and rural marketing. He believes these areas are evolving and knowledge on the subjects would give them an edge. But for now, they seem thrilled by the takeaways from the recently held conclave.

IMG_3510 (1)It has been a fantastic learning experience so far at KIAMS and I am already seeing significant personal improvement. The learning experience began from Day 1 of the Inauguration where we were told that we could reach our goals if we played our parts with all honesty and sincerity. It instantly instilled a sense of responsibility amongst us.

We were also introduced to the MRC Club, which has become an integral part of our lives. It enables us to showcase our writing, photography and other skills, and it brings out different facets of our personalities. The MRC Club is an important element in the overall grooming of  students, and everyday there is something new that we learn through it.

I will always remember my second day at KIAMS because we had to participate in a fun game that stressed the importance of teamwork. It also offered us insight into the functioning of corporate organizations, which is important knowledge that we have been building on since. But, most importantly, it helped students break the ice and build a bond of friendships.

When you start with a full time PGDM program at a B School, there are a lot of adjustments to be made. Living with strangers on campus can be tricky; but through such fun activities and, of course, various assignments, we have managed to develop trust amongst us. We are motivated to work together for two years and reach our individual and collective goals.

Here I have to mention the contribution of our faculty members and seniors, who are pushing us to do better and achieve our goals. They are always accessible and share their knowledge with us. Listening to our seniors discuss their SIP presentations was inspiring, as we wanted to be in their shoes and prove ourselves.

KIAMS also does its best to offer students an understanding of how corporations function. We have learned so much from guest lectures, delivered by a “who’s who” from the industry. There have been seminars and an MBTI session that has given us a fair understanding of what  industry expects out of us and how intense the competition is.

We also had the first taste of the competitive spirit within the batch during the Representatives positions selection process. Everyone participated with vigour in the group discussions, and the presentations taught us how to present ourselves in the best possible manner. Various class representatives have been selected and they are all keen to deliver on their promises.

Therefore, you can say that KIAMS has given us a laboratory experience for what we will experience as we enter the corporate arena. It has developed our reasoning and analytical skills, which will come handy when we step out in the world as professionals. I am looking forward to further experiences with the institute, which will truly test our mettle and our knowledge.

It was a flurry of activities at KIAMS through the month of August and right up to Teacher’s Day celebrations that had the campus buzzing. The institute had just welcomed its new batch of students and they were in for a treat as the series of activities began on high note. For starters, there was the Fresher’s party themed “Creating a friendly relationship between seniors and juniors in a disciplined manner” that got things going on a high note.

The evening brought together the new batch of students, their seniors and faculty members who interacted as equals and shared with each other. Different activities like flying eggs, tap the balloon, musical chair, virtual volley ball broke the ice and led to fun filled moments. Everyone including the faculty members seemed to have had a nice time as Prof. D. B. Nimbalkar said, “It was great to see the infectious energy of the students, which was rubbing off on everyone.”

That same energy was on display even more during the song and dance performances that marked the evening. The students definitely had their dancing shoes on as the DJ played some of the favorite tracks. Pappu dance was clearly one of the highlights and had everyone talking about it for long. “It was an awesome party and so much fun to be a part of Pappu dance. We let our hair down and left the competition behind,” said Tarun, one of the students.

Things took on a thoughtful note on the 69th Independence Day as the students were filled with patriotic fervor. KIAMS does its best to not only create top professionals but socially responsible individuals as well. The students were reminded of their duty towards the society and country as Dr. Janaki Nair, Director, KIAMS unfurled the National Flag. Singing of the National Anthem and a parade completed the proceedings for the day.

The festivities spilled into the month of September with the Teacher’s Day celebrations where students got an opportunity to express their gratitude to their faculty members. They had organized different games that brought the fun side out of the faculty team. Performances of Prof. Gopal Iyengar and Nikhil Ingle, student Batch 18 were highlights of the event that ended with cutting of the cake and presenting of a handmade card to the faculty team.