There are various lessons to be learnt from the widespread disruption caused by the COVID pandemic, especially for the b-schools of our country, acting as a testing period. Top b-schools of our country have revised this year’s curriculum to incorporate learnings from the pandemic into nearly all subjects taught in PGDM/MBA programs. It is perhaps for the first time in the history of academics that the reality of the situation outside the campus has resulted in the tweaking of curriculum and course structures. Believing truly in the hybrid model of teaching/learning, where the aspect of learning beyond the classroom is of more importance, facilitating the current pandemic crisis, Kohinoor Business School strives each day in the pursuit of creating leaders of tomorrow.
A major constituent of the Kohinoor Educational trust, and a larger part of the Kohinoor Group, Kohinoor B-School was started with a sole focus on quality, sustainability, industry-connect, society-development & global knowledge in terms of leadership and team building. Over a period excelling in terms of giving the best management education to the students, the 2-year PGDM programs offered at KBS is AICTE approved. Moreover, having the best course-curriculum pertaining to industry standards and requirements, the b-school created talented individuals who can manage situations of economic, institutional, and cultural differences across the various walks of their lives confidently.
Situated in the financial heart of India – Mumbai, KBS is one the upcoming vibrant B-Schoolproviding business learning opportunities. Being a multi-cultural hub of learning, inclusivity is preached in the b-school, giving equal opportunities to all, irrespective of their socio-economic status. Talking about the course offered at KBS, Dr. Kondap, the Director-General at KBS stated – “The PGDM course offered at our institute is a differentiator.”. Elaborating on this point he explained how the course curriculum is in line with industry standards and thereby he called it curricula 4.0 or industry 4.0. The 2-year PGDM program is a well-curated mix of both practical and theoretical knowledge, helping students get a real-world learning experience through the curriculum offered at the b-school.
Kohinoor Business School makes it mandatory for students to take up Capstan Projects, where industry-oriented training modules are taught via internships for a minimum of 3-4 months. Students who excel at these internships are thereby awarded excellent placement opportunities in various esteemed organizations and companies. The b-school also organizes employability readiness program for the students from their 1st trimester, which helps them pick up strong soft skills, enhance traits like patience, perseverance and resilience, which are important for a b-school graduate of today.
A well-known personality in the field of management studies, Dr. Kondap has decades of experience in teaching and mentoring. He was a former chairman of Western Regional Committee, AICTE (2011 – 2017) and a former VC at SVKM’s NMIMS University. An MTech, master’s in marketing management and aPh.D. holder, Dr. Kondap is an active member in KBS’s development, guiding and motivating future leaders of tomorrow, helping their dreams and goals with confidence and ease.
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Situated in a city like Mumbai, KBS benefited from this, by having excellent industry-academia relations with top corporates and organizations, making internships and projects a norm at the b-school. The students are offered with various learning opportunities such as ‘Friday Series’, ‘Summer Internships’, where students get to interact with CEOs and industry experts from top corporates, addressing all the issues and concerns related to a management aspirant of today. Students gain from such opportunities, growing each day towards their goal of becoming a successful manager and a possible future influencer. “In addition, the students are also trained in health, sanitation, & hygiene via a program called ‘DAYITVA’, guiding them towards a healthy and prosperous life ahead of them”, quoted the Director-General, enunciating the uniqueness, KBS has to offer, in turn making it a true student-centric b-school.
The b-school already being used to employing ICT enabled learning and being thorough in concepts such as LMS & ERP, the shift from face-to-face to online was a smooth process for the students and the teachers alike. Teachers are considered as the backbone of the b-school, encouraging a strong sense of research among both the students and the teachers. Providing an opportunity to teachers to participate in case-study and paper writing, teachers get a boost towards imparting out of box learning to the students.
Kohinoor Business School has state-of-the-art infrastructure with all the modern-day facilities, required by a b-school graduate of today. Fostering the managers of tomorrow towards a thorough academic as well as a successful off-classroom journey, an impressive 17,415-sq. ft sports area is built on the campus facilitating sports events like Cricket, Football, and Field hockey. Having an impressive infrastructure and facilities, equal importance is given to entrepreneurship. With an impressive incubation and an entrepreneurship cell on the campus, innovators and entrepreneurs are given the right push towards outperforming, thereby, benefiting their inner innovators/thinkers and help maintain the already existing brand-value of Kohinoor B-School.