Catalysts of Employability
The annual global survey, conducted by Global Management Admission Council among 169 employers, reveals nine in 10 employers that plan to hire business school graduates in 2015 expect to maintain or increase the number of job openings for this talent group as compared with 2014. The prime reasons for this positive outlook of the job market are because organizations believe that MBA graduates are mature and experienced managers with the potential to meet the requirements of the organization. \"Student can only meet the expectations of the industry when they experience the workings of the corporate on their own,\" says Kunal Nehruji, Executive Director, GEMS B-SCHOOL.
What does the corporate look from the pool of fresh graduates in the market? Job ready students, and candidates who are ready to solve day to day problems right from the day they graduate college are the need of the hour for head hunters. India is emerging as a top global innovation hub with a focus on management. Through innovative business models, this sector will also redefine its customer value proposition and capture growth from currently untapped markets. However, one major challenge which exists today is employability. Low employability of existing talent, with only 10-15 percent employable graduates in business services continues to be a major bottleneck. Keeping these factors in mind, Gems B-School Bangalore was formed with a vision to help in the cause of producing more capable talent and empowering the employability among the young aspirants. Gems B-School is non-compromising in the drive to deliver consistently world-class education and employment through its unique programs. \"Our institution is not a conventional B-school. Our students work in the industry from day one and gather firsthand experience of work while they study the concepts,\" says Kunal.
Gems B-School very cautiously strives for excellence, with their strength lying in their full range of program offerings. Today with a judicious mix of academicians and industry experts lining their faculty, the institution helps students in spending a large portion of their tenure in getting ready for industry, through practice based learning and skill development. Corporate Interface Programs are the key ensuring students in experiencing the industry life, within the campus. With the knowledge about what the industries are looking for in fresh candidates, the institute sets its curriculum and prepares leaders, required to lead any given organization. Inculcating in many different industry-institute affiliated programs, such as seminars and internships, the college committed itself to give international standard business education to its students. Adding a unique pedagogy to solve the industrial problems, the college sets its curriculum to meet the industrial world, head to head.
With a vast curriculum comes a professional team of passionate faculty. Looking to close in the gap between industries and students, the college takes pride on its faculty being the backbone of the institution. \"Every good institution ensures that it has quality faculty and so does GEMS B-SCHOOL. We have top notch industry professionals delivering the courses to our students,\" says Kunal. Here faculties are working professionals from the Industry who practice what they preach in the classroom, 5 days a week in an Industry. More so, students get the advantage of the all the best practices the faculties get to learn on the Job from these reputed companies they work with. Knowing what the industries are looking to solve, more important topics are covered by the faculty. This leading to the practice of faculty helping students come up with solutions to challenge the industrial problems. The faculty ensures that students get compulsory practical experience while studying theory to solve day to day problems. Faculty members at the institute possess experience of over 20 years in the industry.
With preparations done, the vision seen and the mission accomplished, the college places its students in a lot of top notch firms in and around the country. Offering 100 percent placement assistance to students, the college prepares students to be Job Ready instead of providing them with Ready Jobs. With a strong placement system which coaches, guides and organizes placement opportunities, the college has been placing its students at packages of Rs. 6 lakhs and higher. Aditya Birla, Capgemini, Ernst and Young, American Express and ICICI are some of the top names in the business world that recruit from Gems B-School. Today, the college takes pride in helping solve critical challenges, supporting innovation, to create new-age managers through its unique pedagogy. \"Our philosophy is simple we help students become capable and understand the work environment to succeed in their careers,\" concludes Kunal.