10 Reasons why your MBA and Bschool’s Faculty pool determine a lot for you

You check the top ten. You skim through magazines, websites, surveys and ratings but then who and what to trust amidst the clutter? Before spending all that money over a Management course you might be constantly asking yourself the basic question- what makes a good MBA school or programme? The answer is an easy one- good faculty determines a lot about your MBA- more than you can imagine.

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  1. The importance of a good teacher has not changed even in today’s time. A good faculty is imperative in providing you the foundation upon which you’ll build your entire career in Management.

  1. Passionate educators, accomplished scholars and esteemed international business professionals usually come together to impart you your managerial wisdom and build it up to suit industry standards. Reason? They talk from experience. Google/ Wikipedia, does not.

  1. The knowledge that is imparted to you depends on the people who teach you, so once again the importance of good faculty cannot be overlooked.

  1. The books can only do so much. You need a good teacher to help you understand what you are reading, better.

  1. A teacher who imparts the knowledge of a sphere is not only the requirement for representation, but also a supporting plan for an individual to remain in the sphere of learning.

  1. In Europe, however, the mission of the university was changing from merely passing along existing knowledge to the creation of new knowledge, the process we know as research. A professor was no longer just a teacher; he or she was also a researcher. The concept of the Research-driven University was born. Today a good MBA is one, which has a lot of research-schloars or faculty delivering it. So give proper attention to the faculty list before narrowing down on your b-school.

  1. The business schools were often regarded as little more than trade schools, teaching case histories by telling “war stories” of questionable generalizability to other business situations. Business was for students who couldn’t make it in engineering or pre-med. Stung by this criticism, a few business schools in research universities took a hard look at what was being taught and began to carry out research in their own fields (Source- Forbes). That is when good B-schools started rising. Needless to say, faculty played the first and foremost role in shaping them.

  1. Good faculty does not only teach in a B-school but also uses his/ her strong professional network to help in placing students in good companies.

  1. A slightly lower rated B-School might have a better student success rate because of its faculty.

The most important thing about faculty being important is that the bond you forge with your teachers tests and decides the bonds and decisions you make in real life.

 

10 REASONS WHY DOING A PGDM IN HUMAN RESOURCES IS A MUST FOR HR PROFESSIONALS

PGDM (Post Graduate Diploma in Management) can be a very powerful tool in the hands of people who are in-charge of managing the people. A work place is based on the people who work within the walls and outside and Human Resources is what ties it all together.  To understand people in a more comprehensive way, a Post Graduate Diploma can go a long way. A Post Graduate Diploma in Management is more practical and industry based as opposed to an MBA, which is more theoretical in its approach ad oftentimes the curriculum taught in universities is outdated.

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  1. The chances of securing a better pay increase by manifold after securing a Post Graduate Diploma in Management. It lets you stand head above shoulders in a hoard of MBA graduates and gives you an edge.
  2. It ranks better than a BBA/MBA in most job markets, hence securing your future chances of employment and viability in the HR job world. A general MBA is not very credible these days. Your specialization will say a lot about you.
  3. It is shorter in duration and you need less time than a full time course. Of course, all the intensity is packed in, but in a shorter time period.
  4. A Post Graduate Diploma in Management(HR) gives you a vision not only of your life but also an insight into human behaviour and capitalisation of resources that people have to offer.
  5. The curriculum of PGDM(HR) is tailor made for HR professionals.
  6. Project Management Skills are a must to have for an HR professional. Every work place has stagnation that sets in when projects are announced. How to navigate and bring people together is what Post Graduate Diploma in Management(HR) is about. It teaches you to manage people and manage them well.
  1. Your Communication Skills & Public Speaking Skills improve drastically with this course and play a huge part in shaping you as a leader. It sharpens your mind and equips you for surviving and thriving in the workplace.
  1. Your Social & Interpersonal Skills get heightened when you are trained for Human Resource management. You become a leader, a better human and an exceptional professional.
  1. Most US schools prefer it to an MBA when considering you for an admission into doctoral studies apart from working in HR. If want to really take your academic pursuits higher while still being an HR professional, it might help but will never hurt.
  1. A Post Graduate Diploma in Management(HR) isn’t generic like an MBA. In MBAs you get lesser choices. In Post Graduate Diploma’s you can choose HR to make yourself a better HR professional.

5 MBA COLLEGES IN HYDERABAD TO CONSIDER

If Hyderabad and an MBA are things weighing on your mind, then below are few colleges you might want to consider while trying to give your future a good foundation. We combed through the finest institutions in the city and picked what we felt are the right fit for you provided you have good score to back the application up. Have a look at the top five!

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  1. Indian School of Business (ISB) – This a private organisation and was founded by two senior executives of McKinsey & Company. This institution strives for excellence and has been ranked 29th in the world in the 2016 Financial Times Global MBA Rankings. Apart from MBA the popular courses on offer consist of Post-Graduate Programme in Management , Post-Graduate Programme in Management for senior executives, ISB Biocon Certificate Programme for Business Analytics, Management Programme for Family Business and many more. It even offers scholarship to ten national/international students.      vjim
  2. Vignana Jyoti Institute of Management – VJIM – It is a private institution in the heart of Hyderabad and makes sure to provide you opportunities that will give you a brilliant future. Their website lists intensive induction and orientation, Personalized Student Mentoring System, industry oriented curriculum, weekly institutional seminars, good placements in reputed MNCs and a strong alumni network.

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  1. Osmania University College of Business Management – A part of the Osmania legacy, the college of Business Management is a good institution to opt for an MBA at. It is a public state university and was founded in 1918. University College of Commerce & Business Management that deals with students aspiring to get an MBA, is ranked at the 46th place among the business schools in India by Outlook.

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  1. ICBM – School of Business Excellence This business school in Hyderabad is turning 25 this year and for that last 25 years, it has delivered on the promises of great curriculum, followed by great teachers and in general, brilliant infrastructure. If it is the city nizams that calls you for your MBA, you might want to give this a shot. It is the first B-School in Hyderabad and 3rd in India to get ACBSP, USA accreditation which makes ICBM-SBE globally recognised and praised. It also offers great alumni support and placements at great MNCs.

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  1. Siva Sivani Institute of Management – SSIM – The Siva Sivani Institute of Management was established in 1992. It is an AICTE approved institution. Its sits on the AICTE approved Autonomous Business Schools in India with ease and offers a great deal of full time management programs and excellent placements to students.

Faculty Development – An Integral Aspect Of Ensuring Expert Guidance To Students

Today, with most such colleges and institutes offering a global exposure to the MBA aspirants, it has become essential for the faculty members to adapt a similar outlook and approach towards training. This not only increases the level of engagement of the students but also ensures better interaction between the faculty members and students resulting in an enhanced learning experience.

It the awareness of this basic fact the makes the top ranked MBA colleges and institutes to invest in Faculty development programs for their teaching staff. In fact, leading institutes such as VJIM, which boast of having the best PGDM faculty in Hyderabad, are known for regularly organizing Faculty development programs to help the professors and teachers take benefit from the expert advice provided by the resource persons conducting the program. In most cases, these programs are aimed to help the faculty members overcome the various challenges that they face in their everyday life due to the rapidly changing face of the education system and environment. Some of the key issues that these programs teach the faculty members to deal with are as follows.

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Moving Out Of Traditional Teaching Roles

One of the biggest challenges faced by faculties today is to go beyond their traditional roles of classroom teaching. Modern day faculties need to possess not only excellent teaching skills, but also the ability to conduct online courses, use the different educational tools in a manner most beneficial to the students and in many cases, even engage in tasks that are not a part of their discipline. The Faculty development programs provide the professional trainers with the most appropriate solutions and methods to not only acquire these essential skills but also enhance their technical knowledge to make them capable of organizing their courses and learning material in an efficient manner.

Balancing Work And Other Responsibilities 

Most faculty members find it extremely difficult to create a perfect balance between the different roles they play on a college campus. As they juggle to manage the responsibilities of a teacher, a scholar, a guide and even a colleague, most educationists feel frustrated and even depressed. The situation is even worse in case of female faculty members, who often need handle the roles of being a housewife and mother in addition to the above responsibilities. The faculty development programs offer education about time management in addition to suggesting the best ways to handle work and family issues in a balanced manner, without losing focus of teaching and learning.

Ensuring Enhanced Interaction And Engagement Of Students

In the modern education scenario, it has become increasingly important for the faculty members to ensure better interaction and engagement of the students. The faculty development programs train the professionals about the various aspects of ensuring increased student involvement. They make the professors aware of the importance of making every lesson interesting with the help of different educational tools. This not only ensures helps in generating a sense of curiosity amongst the students but makes them participate actively in discussions related to the topic. Consequently, the level of engagement and interaction between the faculty and the students rises automatically ensuring better performance and results.

Details Of The Admission Process At VJIM, The Leading Management Institute In Hyderabad

Pursuing a management course from a highly renowned institute can make a huge difference in ensuring a successful career for a management professional. That is why most management aspirants work hard to gain admission in the bet and top ranked colleges across the country. However, in order to succeed in their endeavors, the aspiring candidates need to be well aware of the admission process followed by different institutes. Sadly, most candidates tend to focus only on obtaining an excellent score in the various qualifying exams. However, even though the test scores play a vital role in the admission process, they are not the only criteria considered by the institutes for offering admission to the deserving candidates.

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VJIM, rated as one of the best management institutes in Hyderabad, has been following a well established admission procedure to help its management select the most deriving candidates. The institute, which was established in 1983, has emerged as one of the best business schools offering world class education to management aspirants. The institute offers three different PGDM programs with dual specialization, marketing and a general program. Each of these courses is of 2 years full time duration and are approved by AICTE and accredited by NAAC. For students seeking admission in this course considered to be at par with an MBA program, given below are the details of the admission process for PGDM 2016.

  • The students need to apply for a program of their choice by downloading the application form from the institute’s website at http://vjim.edu.in/application-form/. The properly filled application form is then to be submitted to the institute along with a DD of Rs. 1000/- drawn in favor of “Vignana Jyoti Institute Of Management” at Hyderabad.
  • Only candidates who have completed their undergraduate program from a recognized university, or are appearing in their final year exams are eligible to apply. Those who apply after completing the undergraduate program should have obtained a minimum of 50% aggregate marks to be considered eligible for admission.
  • VJIM recognizes the various all India test scores, which include GMAT, CAT, XAT, MAT, ATMA, CMAT and ICET. The test scores are give 30% weight age and a MAT score of 100 is considered equivalent to the CAT score of 40, C-MAT score of 100, ATMA score of 120 and GMAT score of 60.
  • The overall evaluation system for the admission process is based on the weight age system that includes the test scores for classes X and XII, degree program, all India test score, work experience, group discussion and personal interview. The weight age for each of the above is 5%, 5%, 10%, 30%, 5%, 10% and 30% respectively.
  • Only the candidates, who meet the entire basic educational test score criteria, are called for GD and PI. Their overall performance in these two areas determines their success or failure in gaining admission at VJIM. Unlike other institutes, candidates without any relevant work experience will not be considered eligible for admission to the institute.
  • Once the candidates receive the admission offer, they are provided a maximum period of seven working days to accept the offer and pay the registration fee.

Business Standard’s 2016 ranking gives VignanaJyothi Institute of Management, Hyderabad yet another high

With a phenomenal placement record with which VignanaJyothi Institute of Management (VJIM), Hyderabad closed the placement session for its Post Graduate Diploma in Management Class 2016, it is time for yet another laurel for the school to rejoice upon. The latest Business School Survey conducted by Business Standard rates VJIM, Hyderabad in the Super League A2- A5 and positions it among top B-schools in the A3 league.

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Beating B-schools like VIT, Presidency College of Bangalore University, ITS Ghaziabad, AIMS School of Business, etc. far behind, VJIM Hyderabad scores an 80 in its Over-all Percentile section- keeping even IIM Ranchi behind. It goes a notch higher by scoring a stunning 85 on the Perception Percentile as well. This Hyderabad based Management School has been gradually evolving as a top rated Business School with a very updated, industry-centric curriculum delivered by top-notch academicians and practitioners.

Business Standard uses a very sound methodology to determine the top rated B-schools to help management aspirants make sound choice about their careers. It uses the combination of self-audit by the institutes and an external rating by industry. This year however, the module was audited bit further. The ranking has been arrived at a weighted composite score comprising the audit index and perception index. It has been done on six different parameters. Even alumni of individual schools and HR professionals participated in the audit.

Needless to say, the survey showcases some premium B-schools of the country and grades them in highly relevant categories to make things extremely transparent for aspirants.

VJIM Hyderabad’s PGDM practices a model that combines academics, in-depth case studies, management debates, talks from industry experts and a curriculum of the highest standards to create global leaders. In today’s competitive environment, a course that guarantees you quality, value and intellectual rigor is the need of the hour. With innovation in the daily approach of things, VJIM ensures its students to get industry-ready in every possible way.

To read more, visit: www.vjim.edu.in or follow, https://web.facebook.com/vjimhyd/ to interact with the students and alumni of the school directly.

“Essentials of Investing in Financial Markets”- a seminar hosted for VJIM students to give them a glimpse into the world of Finance

July 23, 2016, Hyderabad:WhenAjay Sharma- General Manager, Titan Company Ltd. and AbhishekVaish- Area Manager, Aditya Birla Money came down to campus to interact with the VignanaJyothi Institute of Management, Hyderabad students, it was one stimulating session of two hours. The talk was themed around the topic- “Essentials of Investing in Financial Markets”.

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Ajay Sharma talked around the transformation of the Indian Stock Market. He started from the situation of mid 1980’s and elaborated how the market evolved gradually till the mid 90’s when the Economic reforms came to picture. SEBI & NSE’s establishment brought the giant leap and the much-awaited transformation.Ajay introduced the students with the common, yet important terms used in the Stock Market that include- Intraday, Long Buy, and Short Sale.He also talked about the calculation of SENSEX & NIFTY and how to go about studying them to make wise decisions and interpretations concerning the market. The talk got even more interesting when he focused on the importance of fundamental analysis that any Investor or trader, must stress upon to get higher returns, with minimum loss. He even mentioned the 6 basic principles of Investments that include:

  • Power of Compounding
  • Diversity in selection

Ajay’s talk was frequented with anecdotes andpersonal experiences, which made students, relate to the address and respond to it better. It helped them broadly understand the efficient ways of selecting stocks to invest on. Ajay further ended his speech with some amazing quotes of Warren Buffet.

AbhishekVaish, Area Manager, Aditya Birla Money introduced the idea of financial planning, its importance and a roadmap to meet life’s goals through the management of finances. He mentioned the different classification of assets that include debt, equity & commodities. Abhishekexplained about the things to be determined by an individual before deciding the investment that include-

  • Liquidity Preference
  • Risk appetite

The seminar at large helped students review their fundamentals and gather more knowledge about the Financial Markets and the current scope of Investment in India.

Student Life – Sports And Games Lead To Overall Grooming Of Management Students

B Schools are not only the training ground for future managers but they are platforms that give birth to future leaders too. A sign of a top management institute is that it grooms its students into well rounded personalities and professionals. And Student Life – Sports And Games, other activities it promotes is elementary to that.

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That’s why as a management hopeful when you are looking for the best B School to enroll with, it’s an aspect you need to pay attention to as well. A renowned management institute like SCMS Cochin is a place that strives to create a holistic learning experience for its students. It means equal emphasis on the extracurricular that creates confident individuals.

Facilities to put your best step forward

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SCMS Cochin is an institute based in Kerala, which is rightly known as God’s own country. The lush natural surroundings, sprawling campus and diverse classrooms help students engage, learn and grow every day in the best possible way.

The state of the art campus also has sporting facilities that encourage you to step on the grounds, either as an enthusiast or an avid sportsperson. Cricket, football, volleyball, table tennis are just some of the sporting avenues that students can make the most out of.

Culture Clubs and fests

One of the important elements of studying at a B School is becoming aware of different cultures and transforming into a global professional. Events held on SCMS campus celebrate different cultures. The institute is also home to various clubs that offer exciting opportunities for students to showcase their talents and come into their own.

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Humane and Finesse are just some of the events organized at the institute for students from different specializations. Shikhar, the annual management fest on the other hand is a huge draw amongst students from all over the country. Together these Annual Cultural Programs encourage students to perform, organize and thereby gain in confidence.

Grooming socially conscious managers

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SCMS Cochin has always strived to create leaders and managers, who are aware of their responsibilities towards the society. It tries to do that through initiatives like Parivarthana that reach out to thousands of school children in the area. Future managers take on various responsibilities that teach them the importance of giving back to the society.

Thus through a thriving student life and a flurry of activities, the institute ensures that its future managers are well rounded individuals too.

SCMS Cochin Faculty Team Pillars Of Its Strength

There are a few hallmark features of renowned B Schools in the country. Of course the curriculum of their PGDM program matters because it makes students ready for the challenges of the industry. But at the end of the day the curriculum has to be delivered by faculty members, who keep things relatable for students. SCMS Cochin Faculty team is the backbone of the institute and adds immensely to the learning experience for students.

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SCMS Cochin is often the top choice for management aspirants who are looking to pursue their PGDM program in Kerala. The institute has gained its reputation on the back of its consistent record, which has drawn students from all over the country to it. But another major attraction for management hopefuls is the strong faculty team that has vast experience in academia and the industry as well.

The strong full time faculty team

Over the course of last 16 years, SCMS Cochin has managed to attract experienced academics, industry experts and others from the intellectual community to the institute. Today it has a strong 95 member full time faculty team that is not only known for its teaching skills but contributions to the world of management education as well. These faculty members are dedicated to the cause of imparting sound knowledge of management concepts and more to students.

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In fact, many of SCMS Cochin faculty team have several renowned research papers under their belt. Under the mentorship of these experts, students of the institute develop a research bent of mind, which is crucial to their future growth. Several of the faculty members are sought after when it comes to organizing MDPs. They share their varied experiences with students and remain accessible to them. Overall they inspire and encourage students to think out of the box and become future leaders.

Guest faculty and esteemed speakers

SCMS Cochin remains aware of the fact that to offer students insight into the real life corporate world, one needs to widen the resource base. That’s why it brings industry experts, entrepreneurs and professionals to the campus on a regular basis. These industry interface sessions offer an eye-opening experience to students. Some of the big names that have made their presence felt on the campus include Mr. Praveen Kamath, Global Head, WIPRO BPO Talent Transformation, Mr. Cherian Varghese, CEO Pristine Financial Services Pvt. Ltd, and Mr. T. P. Sreenivasan, Former Ambassador of India.

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International faculty members

Over the years the B School has also managed to foster relationships with academics, professionals and institutions from all over the world. It leverages these relationships by bringing top International faculty members to the campus to help its students get a global learning experience. Some of the names included in this esteemed list are Dr. Bijoy. K. Sahoo, Dean, School Of Business North Carolina Central University, USA and Dr. Beat Hulliger, Professor, University of Applied Science, Northwestern Switzerland.

Together these faculty members ensure that students of SCMS Cochin get a holistic learning experience, which sets them apart.

Part Time PGDM Program To Take Your Career To The Next Level

There is no right time to get an education that not only helps you learn, but enhances your career prospects as well. It’s particularly true in terms of management programs that can open new doors for you in your career. If you are a working professional who wants to give your corporate dreams wings, then Part Time PGDM program might be the way to go.

There are more management aspirants, who opt for part time programs than you might think. For some it might be a way of getting additional qualification while keeping up with their professional responsibilities. Others thrive on the challenge of managing tight schedules as they leverage their work experience to their advantage.

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Highlights of reputed part time programs

  • Some of the renowned B Schools in the country like SCMS Cochin for example, will offer PGDM Part Time along with their flagship full time programs. These part time programs are designed to help working professionals, entrepreneurs, executives boost their future prospects.
  • The program will be delivered by experienced names in the world of academia, who have industry experience to boot. They use modern teaching techniques to help students understand management concepts that they can then relate to experiences in the professional sphere.
  • One of the highlights of the program offered by SCMS Cochin is that it is held on Sundays and holidays. Thus though it emphasizes on academic rigour, things don’t get extremely hectic for students who also have to manage their professional responsibilities.

Important details about the program

  • SCMS Cochin offers a much talked about part time management program that is a good mix of classroom learning and hands on experience. Students who attend the program with their specific goals are equipped to meet them at the end of it.
  • Another advantage of opting for the program at the institute is that it has class strength of 30. It brings together students from different walks of life. It not only creates an enriching learning environment but each one of the students gets due attention.
  • Applicants for the program need to have at least two years of work experience. You should also have scored 50 % aggregate marks for your degree exams. Rs. 75,000 is the per semester fee for the program.

Part Time PGDM program is convenient, cost effective and hugely beneficial for your long term career goals.