GITAM Hyderabad Business School: A Frontrunner In Innovative Teaching Pedagogies

By Karunakar B, Director
Karunakar B,Director

Karunakar B


The vision of Dr. MVVS Murthi, the Founder President of GITAM Hyderabad Business School, to build it on par with renowned institutions abroad has resulted in its commitment to excellence in higher education. GITAM came into existence in 1980. In its 41 years of journey in higher education, the institute has set high standards in the Indian higher education sector. It keeps innovating in its quest to become a global leader in this field.

GITAM's mission has helped it to grow beyond Vishakapatnam, its place of origin. Today it has campuses in Hyderabad (2010) and Bangalore (2012). The institute operates with a mission to impart futuristic and comprehensive education of global standards with a high sense of discipline and social relevance in a serene and stimulating environment. GITAM Hyderabad Business School believes in and aims to provide world-class industry-centric education. It has been ranked amongst the top 50 private B-schools in India as per the BT Ranking 2020.

Pioneering the Indian Higher Education Realm
GITAM Hyderabad Business School is a Deemed University accredited by NAAC with A+ and has developed into a premier university in AP, Telangana, and Karnataka. The institute has Multi-campus and multi-faculty institutions spread over three campuses with 17 institutes, 12 disciplines, 52 departments, and ten research centers. It offers 190 UG, PG, Doctoral, and other programs in diverse fields such as Engineering & Technology, Management, International Business, Life sciences, Pharmacy, Social Sciences, Physical sciences, Arts & Humanities, Languages, Law, and Medicine.

In the School of Management, GITAM has also included Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM) as one of the electives. The subject gains further significance when combined with Marketing as in the current scenario. These two functions work incredibly close to addressing the industry demand. GITAM has collaborated with Logistics Sector Skill Council to
introduce an apprenticeship-based program at the UG level. This method creates a strong base for students who choose it as an elective at the PG level and want to build a career in the sector.

Hyderabad Business School also believes that doers are the best teachers, so many of our faculty have industry experience. They help students visualize industry activities and needs in advance.

“GITAM has collaborated with Logistics Sector Skill Council to introduce an apprenticeship-based program at the UG level”

Adding more about the courses the institute offers, Karunakar B, who is the Director of the institute, says, "GHBS offers two years MBA Program, three years UG Program (BBA, B. Com) and Management. The emphasis has been on academia-industry collaboration and leveraging it for preparing business leaders for tomorrow. Our pedagogy encompasses a wide range of co-curricular and extracurricular activities and frequent interactions with top executives from the industry. Our PG Programs include MBA (Dual Specialization), UG Programs in BBA, BBA (Business Analytics), BBA with CIMA, B.Com (Hons) with ACCA, BBA (Financial Markets), and Research Programs as well.

We have MoUs with CIMA (Certified Institute of Management Accountants), ACCA, NSE Academy, Institutional Memberships & Partnerships: CII, HMA, AIMA, AIMS, ISTD, NHRD, AMDISA, Northeastern University (Boston) Twinning Program with University of Nebraska (Omaha, USA). We have MoU with EGADE Business School (Triple Crown of AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS) to promote academic cooperation and joint research with nodal faculty, seminar courses for students and FDPs for faculty. Our MoU with Wadhwani Foundation primed through the E-Cell at GHBS supports student entrepreneurs, startups and SMEs and encourages students to start their `Company on Campus'.

The E-Cell provides a platform to NEN Student Entrepreneurship Programs, Contemporary and innovative pedagogical practices of their well-qualified, experienced, and dedicated team of faculty members, congenial learning climate, rich inputs received from experts from industry through guest lectures, learning through `function-specific in-house workshops, organizing various co-curricular
and extra-curricular activities transforms their students to be future-ready and go-getters. The students are also exposed to SIPs where they gain experience in facing `Real-time Actionable Decision-Making situations' and `meeting the set targets".

Frontrunner in innovation
"With Emerging technologies, the corporate world needs management professionals who can ably handle the changing and challenging tasks and efficient use of the resources. Our programs effectively cater to corporate needs while simultaneously addressing societal concerns. With a professional approach, competent faculty, and motivated students, we are poised to reach greater heights in management education. Management is an eclectic discipline that requires interdisciplinary knowledge.

In the current scenario, it requires a reasonable grounding in IT, sound knowledge of psychology and social sciences, apart from the core management subjects. With the presence of 5 other schools/faculties - engineering & technology, humanities & social sciences, architecture, science and pharmacy, our school of Management stands to benefit significantly.

We believe in making our students industry-ready, taking cognizance of the latest developments in industry and serving their interests through well-trained students. We inculcate professional ethics along with professional knowledge in our students, making them eligible for responsible positions. We ensure that as future managers they (i) have a strong grounding in contemporary management & business theory (ii) understand global business and have skills in working with people from diverse backgrounds (iii) have ability to translate vision into action", says, Karunakar B while talking about how the institute leverage technology to equip their students.

Going forward, GITAM will continue to emphasize a corporate-ready curriculum, a good blend of faculty from academia & industry, experiential learning, MOOCs courses, entrepreneurial ecosystem in collaboration with global universities, and pursuit of academic excellence.

Karunakar B, Director
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