Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies

By Pankaj Roy Gupta, Programme Director
Pankaj Roy Gupta,Programme Director

Pankaj Roy Gupta

Programme Director


Established in 1991, Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies (KIAMS) is a well-known name in the field of management studies. Founded by the Kirloskar Group in Harihar, KIAMS is the outcome for the fulfillment of a dream that was envisaged by the visionary Mr. Shantanurao Laxmanrao Kirloskar- a dream of training bright and young minds through offering high-quality management education to meet the managerial leadership needs of the country.

"Business Immersion (BI) programme of KIAMS helps immensely in providing the students a seamless transition to corporate life"

Initially commenced its first campus in Harihar, later in 2010 after earning great success and appreciations from the industry and the different stakeholders of the education sector, the group established its second campus in Pune.
With both the campuses have been nestled in a vast area comprising cutting-edge facilities, KIAMS conducts a two-year full-time Post-Graduate Programme in Management, spread over six trimesters. "The Business Analytics specialization in the PGDM programme at KIAMS is designed strategically to enhance students’ business analytical functional and technical skills in decision making at the highest level for the organization," claims Pankaj Roy Gupta, Programme Director, KIAMS. Following an exceptional blend of experiential and traditional learning methods, the students of business analytics specializations are enabled to learn a range of issues that are integral to business decisions throughout their course. Having a team of talented and experienced in-house and visiting faculty members, the students are taught using hands-on lab sessions, case studies, live mini projects, faculty and industry experts’ interactions and presentations, group discussions, research work and so on.

A grateful student of 2008-10 batch, Priyanka Eluri, Head Outsourcing, MTR Foods says, "Right from the course curriculum to the great professors and the very interesting assignments and assessments, the programme offered by KIAMS have an eclectic mix of all the elements required to make one a successful manager". What makes KIAMS, unique from other B-schools, is its continuous effort to uphold the rich legacy that is attached with the name- "The Kirloskar". For instance,
the Business Immersion (BI) programme of the institute is one such initiative that is helping immensely in providing the students a seamless transition to corporate life. Gupta explains, "It is compulsory for the student to undergo BI for successfully completing the course.BI is an attempt to bridge the gap between the academic institution and the corporate world, where our students are encouraged to undertake a 3 months internship with eminent companies after their Term 3".

At KIAMS, students are guided and groomed thoroughly for developing employment skills by rendering classes on Business Communication, preparation for PI, Report Writing, and many more. "We make sure that our students are developed according to the industry demand. Special sessions with corporate executives, Industry readiness programme and alumni mentorship are exclusively conducted for our final year students. In our News and Business Analysis (NBA) approach, students are asked to prepare presentation on current affairs and business news – weekly twice," shares Gupta. Decorated with an on-campus dedicated Placement Cell, KIAMS holds a cent percent placement record and welcomes top-notch companies such as Amazon, ITC Limited, HDFC Bank, Capgemini and so on. In near future, KIAMS has planned to initiate research-based projects, live data science business analytics projects, and organize an International Conference on Business Analytics in the month of Jan-Feb 2019.