Business Analytics is currently one of the hottest buzzwords among corporate and businesses across the globe. It essentially refers to processes and techniques which convert data into knowledge and insights that drive business decisions. Moreover, in a competitive world like today, organizations are expecting individuals to be capable of statistical and quantitative analysis, along with knowing the nitty gritty of business management.The MBA in Business Analytics is that new-age course which helps students acquire knowledge and expertise on numerous analytical tools and use them to collect and analyze data for generation of business intelligence. Thus, emphasizing on one of the prime brands which through their world-class standards strives to become a world-class Management Institute, N. L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies & Research is contributing to national development as well as honing and nurturing the country’s youth.
Affiliated to University of Mumbai, N. L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies & Research is accredited with ISO 9001:2015 by the UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation System), ‘A’ Grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and a ‘Premium’ status by the Accreditation Service for International Colleges (ASIC). “We have been growing strength to strength since 25+ years, striving to establish new norms of excellence and fast emerging as a prominent B-School in India”, stated Prof. (Dr.) Seema Saini, the CEO. Adding to her above statement, she continued saying – “Through the 2-year specialized PGDM in Business Analytics Program, N. L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies & Research is empowering students with a unique application-centric approach to data analytics”.
Redefining educational excellence
Hosting only those individuals who have a strong research orientation and come from IIT & IIM backgrounds, all of the onboard faculty members are experienced personnel from both the academia as well as the industry. Utilizing the right resources and tools to facilitate the effective teaching–learning process, the Institute emphasizes on experiential learning through summer internships, value added and skill development courses, guest lectures, industry visits and live projects among other things. This practical approach paired with the strong foundation of subject knowledge helps in the holistic development of the students.
Additionally, the professors and industry leaders stay in touch with the trends and updates in the corporate world bridging the industry-academia gap to provide real world exposure and mentorship to the students. They incorporate these changes in the curriculum to make it dynamic and relevant so that the students are industry ready. These Industry experts teach not only what is currently demanded, but what will be required in the ever-growing field of analytics.
The PGDM Program in Business Analytics
The PGDM Program in Business Analytics offered at N. L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies & Research aims to provide high quality management education, empirical research and value added business consulting with a focus on practical training on analytical tools. The teaching and learning pedagogy is innovative and dynamic, catering to industry requirements and relevance with a strong emphasis on real world examples and case studies.
The program has a practical approach through 6 month internships, Capstone projects, Harvard Business Review cases and much more. Eminent guests and experts in the field of SAS, RBI, MSFT etc share their immense knowledge and experience with the budding young minds to encourage the students to dream big and achieve their goals.
Adding a point on how impressive the PGDM Program in Business Analytics is, Dr. Saini shared – “We implement the case method as the chief pedagogical tool to bring real-world business scenarios to the classroom and provide compelling opportunities amidst challenging settings”. Furthermore, with a clear vision of providing global exposure and a broader outlook to the education offered, N. L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies & Research is associated with University of Wisconsin-Parkside (USA) to offer a 1 + 1 Global MBA Program.
Beyond the classrooms
A hub of events beyond the 4-walls of the classroom, N. L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies & Research has several student committees and forums in coordination with faculty and alumni members to organize various co-curricular and extracurricular activities for the students.
Some of the major co-curricular and extra-curricular events include:
- Shikhar: A national level paper presentation competition, which was started in the fond memory of the Founder Chairman Late Shri Niranjanlalji Dalmia. The event aims for the students to achieve the peak of supremacy in intellect and creativity.
- Mulyankan: An event by the Finance Department, this includes an annual national level finance paper presentation followed by seminars by eminent speakers from the financial sector.
- Aakarshan: An intra-divisional event is planned, organized and managed by the second year students with innovative and out of the box contests and challenges wherein the first year divisions compete amongst themselves. The event is a blend of Management and Non – Management activities, spread over 2 days.
- NLDtalk: An initiative of the students, by the students and for the students, under the Slogan- “Transform. Aspire. Learn. Konnect”. NLDtalk was started as an inspiration from the Global event – TED. The initiative aims at hosting eminent speakers as well as student orators who may not be high on age but rich with their own unique experiences.
N. L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies & Research is proud to have state-of-the-art infrastructure that provides a propitious environment for students to learn, grow and succeed. The Institute has a 24 terminal Bloomberg Lab for real-time insights from the global financial markets to prepare the students for top-end careers in Banking, Investment Management, Corporate Treasury Management and more. The Institute is also India’s first Experiential Learning Partner of Bloomberg. There is a Library with 48000+ print books and 27000+ eBooks, as well as a Digital Library with research software and databases like EBSCO, J-Gate and Sage Business. The ergonomically designed classrooms equipped with a Smart Interactive Teaching Board, LED Projector, Wi-Fi and audio systems, create a concentrated environment that fosters learning. There is also an ICT Lab for the practical teaching lectures and for special value-added sessions like Tableau, Digital Marketing etc. In order to facilitate practical approaches using the tools and technology required for research and analytics, latest Industry relevant software in the world of analytics are made available for the students.
Industrial-connections, placements and entrepreneurship
The faculty and staff are closely connected with the industry through guest sessions, meets and events organized by the Institute through offline as well as online mode. The students are encouraged to take up full-time internships to get hands-on industry experience and understand the nuances of the corporate world. They are groomed to take advantage of excellent placement opportunities at Top MNCs and Blue-Chip companies such as Bloomberg, Tresvista, PwC, E&Y, KPMG, HUL Deutsche Bank and many more.
The onboard Entrepreneurship Cell (E-Cell) is a student-driven body with the sole purpose to promote and inspire the entrepreneurial spirits among the students. N. L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies & Research believes in facilitating the ideas and current start-ups on the campus to help develop them into businesses. Also, the E-cell focuses on providing business knowledge and exposure to the students through seminars, events, debates, competitions, alumni interactions, and interactive sessions with existing Entrepreneurs and Venture Capitalists.
Prof. (Dr.) Seema Saini – CEO
Ambitions do not turn into magic overnight but require lots of work and passion and determination to come to reality. This statement’s perfect quintessence is the journey of Prof. (Dr.) Seema Saini.
Progressing as that go-to person at N. L. Dalmia Institute of Management Studies & Research, with her extensive experience of 30 years in the field of Education, Dr. Saini leads with change. Academically she is a PhD from Mumbai University and has a Master’s degree in Economics (Mumbai University) and a Masters in Human Resource Development from Xavier University, Cincinnati (USA). She is professionally certified in various areas like Project Management from Project Management Institute, Pennsylvania (USA), “Excellence in Higher Education” from Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad, India, Certification in Strategic Leadership from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, India.