The reputation of a b-school is reflected in its ‘image’ or ‘brand value’, especially the way it is perceived by the business world and the student community. It is obvious even to a cursory observer of the ‘MBA world’ that the stronger the brand, the better the placements – an immediate, short-term yet meaningful way of assessing the impact of the b-school brand on post-MBA prospects. Also, it is true that a ‘strong b-school brand’ will give a definite push toward a more successful and rewarding career in the long-term, and M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Management is that go-to brand which has both an impressive brand value and dedication.
Being located in the heart of the city the institute is acclaimed as one of the best Business schools providing quality management education through its PGDM program. It has been consistently ranked as one among the Best 100 Business schools in India by several ranking partners. The program is NBA accredited and approved by AIU as an MBA equivalent. The curriculum is Industry-Oriented and designed by both Academicians and Industry Experts, coupled with new age teaching pedagogies and assessments.
A b-school that embraces innovation and entrepreneurship in its daily endeavors, M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Management offers a basket of courses, be it – foundation, skill-enhancement, specializations, core courses and open electives. “At MSRIM, we adopt a learner-centric pedagogy and highly innovative and reflective assessment techniques, coupled with several interactive sessions and panel discussions on various topics”, shared – Dr. Manasa Nagabhushanam, the Director of the b-school.
Tomorrow Ready Ethos
All the onboard faculty members adopt research-based teaching at M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Management, and the classroom sessions involve active use of research databases such as EBSCO, Scopus, Capitaline etc. to support learning. The teaching-learning process is participative and renders experiential learning. Every course assessment integrates research components through Research paper presentations, live projects, field studies, research-based assignments, and so on.
Considering the importance of having up-to-date infrastructure, both – physical as well as ICT, M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Management houses all the latest amenities and facilities, which enable easy learning curves for all the students. From well-equipped library to IT infrastructure with e-books, journals, licensed softwares such as SPSS, JMP, Turnitin, Language Lab Software, open source softwares such as R, Python, GNU PSPP, Knime, Gretl etc. everything is made available. MSRIM is a Wi-Fi-campus with state-of-the-art infrastructure, consisting of smart classrooms with lecture capturing systems to facilitate quality inputs. The Institute has Hi-tech Auditorium, Seminar Halls, and Conference Room facilities. MSRIM uses its Learning Management System to conduct classes and assessments, and Google classrooms and pentabs were used for curriculum delivery and assessments, during the pandemic.
MSRIM boasts of operating as a vibrant-campus, motivating students to build their inner-leaders by hosting various student-led activities, fests, clubs, intercollegiate events etc. Students are actively engaged in various domain-specific pursuits, sports and cultural clubs to foster out-of-the-class collaborative and peer learning experience. ‘Perceptions’ – the Institute’s Annual National Management fest is a sought-after event across the country inviting participation from institutes pan India. Cultural extravaganza is witnessed during Kannada Rajyotsava, Independence Day celebrations and Cultural club hosted events throughout the year.
Pertaining to the rules and guidelines laid down by the NEP 2020, M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Management is that go-to brand which has both an impressive brand value and dedication offers varied specializations including Marketing, HR, Operations, Hospital Management, Sports Management, Aviation, Business Analytics. Open electives are offered in diverse areas such as Theatre, Contemporary dance, Design thinking, Indian Ethos & Business Ethics etc. to bring a multidisciplinary perspective to management education. Interdisciplinary guest lectures are organized in the areas of sports, arts and theater.
Redefining Industry-Academia Relations
“MSRIM has ensured a 360 degree connection with the industry through curriculum design, guest lectures, workshops, certification courses, panel discussions, business conclaves, summer internship programs, conferences and industrial visits”, Dr. Manasa Nagabhushanam continued. Elaborating on some of the unique endeavors carried out at MSRIM, she added – “MSRIM has created a platform where students can engage themselves in internship opportunities throughout the year”. Also, through the conversation with the Director, she spoke about how the students are placed in start-ups in collaboration with Co-Create Ventures as part of the Integrated Live Project during the first year to give them real-time learning experience. Also, she spoke about how in the present context, where organizations have evolved through innovation, there is a need for students to emerge as leaders. And hence M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Management is that go-to brand which has both an impressive brand value and dedication strives to instill empathy, and purpose-driven leadership amongst its students so that they reach the pinnacle in organizations, in society and in the nation at large. She said, in the days to come, India aspires to be ‘the Vishwa Guru’ and hence institutions like ours embrace the global thought process in order to guide the world.
The Institute has collaboration with premier industry bodies such as the BCIC, Peenya Industrial Association, Forum for Women Entrepreneurs, e-Merge, Centre for Sports and Management Studies, and National Stock Exchange Academy. Moreover, the BCIC Ramaiah Centre for Excellence which was set up recently aims to enable industry-academia research engagements, while also focusing to achieve and deliver world-class performance and value through resource expertise. Also, the Centre of Excellence works with the objectives of carrying out research in various areas that impact the business and society, launch Executive development programs for the corporate for different business functions and verticals, organize seminars and workshops which facilitates Industry-Institution Interface for skill development and capacity building initiatives.
Branding itself as an international entity, M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Management is that go-to brand which has both an impressive brand value and dedication is not only actively collaborating with Indian educational institutions and companies, but it is working relentlessly towards increasing the focus laid on international collaborations by signing various MoUs. The Institute is in active-collabs with ESC Clermont, Graduate School of Management, France, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Germany, UCO Angers, Université Catholique de l’Ouest, France, Ureka Education, London, Skyline University College (SUC), Sharjah, University City of Sharjah, Sharjah UAE, and many more in the pipeline.
Entrepreneurship and Placements
MSRIM hosts a specialization course, namely – National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN). This PGDM Entrepreneurship IEV program is exclusively offered to support this endeavor. In addition, The Ramaiah Institution and Innovation Council is set up to support young entrepreneurs. The Ramaiah Evolute in the Group campus is one of its kind unique cross-disciplinary start-up ecosystems focused on open innovation developments. The mentors here guide budding entrepreneurs through the phases of ideation, product-market fit, channel-product fit, maturity, and closure.
MSRIM has successfully placed 97% of students during the last academic year with the highest CTC of 12 LPA and median salary of 6.9 LPA. The placement department at MSRIM consists of experienced individuals who give it their best in finding suitable internship opportunities and have built a reputation for achieving a record of 100% summer placements. Several companies visit the campus to hire students as interns offering stipends. These opportunities are usually converted to final job offers. With remote-work possibilities, MSRIM has created a platform where students can engage themselves in internship opportunities throughout the year. 90+ companies visit the Institute for campus placements and offer jobs across various sectors such as BFSI, IT, Consulting, Ed Tech, Market Research, FMCG and others. “There are several MNCs that visit our Institute consistently for the last 10 years, and MSRIM is always there for its students, in turn, provided training for all domains, soft skills and technical skills to make them industry-ready”, concluded – Dr. Manasa Nagabhushanam.