Life at IIM Kashipur: Executing Excellence
CoolAvenues Newswire | May 14,2014 02:39 pm IST
IIM Kashipur is the newest of the most reputed set of management institutes in India, the Indian Institutes of Management. This institute, which started its operations in 2011, is ready to welcome its fourth batch of students this year.
The work done by its students in these three years speaks volumes about the quality and determination expected by IIM Kashipur.
Apart from the flagship Post Graduate Program in Management (PGPM), the institute has an Executive Post Graduate Management Program in Management (EPGPM) for working professionals with a doctoral program, Executive Fellowship Program in Management (EFPM) set to kick off this year. The students have made full use of the institute being situated in one of the densest industrialized regions of the country which prides itself on a belt of 180 industries. The relentless efforts of the authorities as well as the student body have ensured that the students get opportunities to visit as well as secure live projects in a lot of these industries. This gives them a chance of observing first-hand, how some of the biggest manufacturing plants in India function. The institute boasts of a reputed teaching faculty which has made contributions to renowned publications like Ivey Publishing and has won countless awards of international repute. The institute rigorously follows a policy wherein every course has industry experts taking a specified number of lectures in order to bring a unique perspective to the class discussion. Two batches have passed out of the institute and the convocation ceremonies have been graced by the President of India, Shri. Pranab Mukherjee and Mindtree co-founder and CEO, Mr. Subroto Bagchi respectively.
The students have been at the forefront in organizing conclaves, seminars and a number of conferences which see the top leadership from reputed organizations share their thoughts with the promising leaders of the future. Following the institute’s philosophy of producing socially responsible managers, the students have founded a body called Parivartan which tries to be the change in the society in and around Kashipur. Under this initiative, students visit schools as well as NGOs to help them financially as well as infrastructurally. They organize the Kashipur Marathon each year for raising awareness about the safety and dignity of women, which receives wide support from the citizens of Kashipur as well as students of nearby schools and colleges.
Recognizing the need to look at education in the global sense, IIM Kashipur has established corporate relations with some of the top B-Schools in France ensuring the exchange of students and faculty among the institutes. Three girl students from the institute recently visited HCT Dubai to be a part of the annual Insight Dubai program to discuss women’s issues around the world. IIM Kashipur is the first among all the IIMs to have its own FM Community Radio Station. The institute recently featured in CNN-IBN’s show ‘Shining B-Schools of India’, which gave glimpses of the exciting life within the campus. NHRDN People Matters ranked IIM Kashipur as the Emerging B-School 2014.
It is no wonder then, that IIM Kashipur was the first of the six new IIMs to finish its placements season and also achieve the revered 100% placement mark. The overwhelming diversity among the students helped them get placed in leading organizations like E&Y;, KPMG, ICICI, Emerson, TATA Steel, Emami, UB Group and many more.
With the building of the new campus spread over 200 acres soon to be ready for operations, IIM Kashipur is looking to scale greater heights.