KCT Business School

By Mr. G K Suresh, Head Strategic Planning
Mr. G K Suresh,Head Strategic Planning

Mr. G K Suresh

Head Strategic Planning


Flourished into an Indian Conglomerate Company today, the foundation of Sakthi Group was laid by P. Nachimuthu in 1921. Later his son, Dr. N. Mahalingam, then a young engineering graduate, joined the Sakthi Group to bring in new ideas and innovations, adding more momentum to the growth. Today, regarded as the driving force behind the success of the Sakthi Group, Dr.N. Mahalingam, a Padmabhushan Awardee, is a renowned educationist, notable philanthropist and a prominent and influential personality in Tamil Nadu. In parallel with industrial development, Dr. N. Mahalingam has greatly contributed to social welfare by setting up various educational and charitable institutions. Born out of this rich legacy and commitment, KCT Business School (KCT. BS) was initiated in the year 2005 with a vision of becoming the knowledge hive for managerial excellence under the aegis of Sakthi Group.

Located amidst an enchanting green campus in Coimbatore, KCTBS is one of the most distinguished and sought-after institutions for higher education in the state and continually strives to fulfill the aspirations of its stakeholders.
"As a progressive and open institution that interweaves teaching, research, and industry engagement, we at KCT. BS put our entire effort to develop our students comprehensively," shares Mr. G K Suresh, Head Strategic Planning, KCT. BS. Apart from offering full-time MBA and Ph.D. programmes, the institute also conducts short-term certificates programmes to provide students and professionals with the essential skills in management.

"Having earned an exceptional name in the management education arena, KCT. BS over the years has successfully turned students into ‘Business Ready' managers"

"In collaboration with IBM, we offer an exclusive PG Diploma in Business Analytics. This course is recommended for anyone involved in business planning, looking to add a new skill set or pursue a career in this dynamic field of business analytics," pinpoints Mr. G K Suresh. The PGD BA is a part-time 12 months programme. On the completion of this programme, working professionals will be exceptionally well-equipped to harness, interpret and visualize data to the organizations they serve. The program aims at a holistic and applied learning, exploring the underlying data science, information technology and business of analytics. "We not only train students theoretically, but also encourage them to undergo internship and assign real time industry related projects from time to time. The curriculum of the course is designed and developed by Industry Partner – IBM and the certificates are jointly awarded by KCT. BS and
IBM," elaborates Mr. G K Suresh.

Focusing on building a strong foundation in business analytics for entry-level to mid-level professionals, the course is delivered by competent faculty members from Teknoturf (IBM certified Trainers) with 12 years of experience in this field. "In order to ensure that our students are connected with real world, we engage lots of industry speakers, teach using case studies, live and project-based learning coupled with explicit practice on large datasets using analytics software like R and Tableau," claims Mr. G K Suresh. KCT. BS already runs a Business analytics vertical as part of regular MBA program and around 21 has taken this as a specialization. Students are also given the opportunity to hone their entrepreneurial skills by providing opportunities such as run in-house café like Munch box and photocopy outlet Ollipadi. "KCT. BS students every year conduct one of the largest business fair "Angadi" which helps the students to apply the skills they have learnt in class room in real time. And, we believe these small efforts can intensify their experience and journey at KCT. BS," opines Mr. G K Suresh.

Having earned an exceptional name in the management education arena, KCT. BS over the years has successfully turned students into ‘Business Ready' managers. "Imbibed with critical skills like communication, teamwork, decision making, and crisis management, our students emerge as the favorite candidates among the major recruiters such as Amazon, Oracle, E&Y,VWR International, HDFC and City Union Bank, ITC, Coco Cola and so on," concludes Mr. G K Suresh.