If "startup" is a language, then there will not be any illiterates in Bangalore; the city is already buzzing with entrepreneurs. A recent study showed that Bangalore is the second fastest growing startup ecosystem in the world. However, a large chunk of these wannabe entrepreneurs fails due to inadequacy of guidance. Through mentoring, networking, education, incubating and funding, Bangalore based International Academy of Management & Entrepreneurship (IAME) has been transforming future business leaders to capitalize on the opportunities provided by the startup ecosystem. "Through education we can create more employers than employees, thereby directly contributing to the progress of the country. However, Startup is not fashion world; one has to be prepared physically and mentally to take the challenges. Here, we not only prepare our students to expect the best, but also prepare for the worst," says Bilu M.V, Founder & CEO, IAME.
IAME provides an intellectually inspiring atmosphere and brings the latest disciplines and world-class management practices to its students. The institute is the brainchild of Dr. Ramesh Babu, a Doctor of Medicine and a social entrepreneur. He has envisaged IAME as a premier institute of management studies, unique in its emphasis on soft skills enhancement and creating leaders in a multi-cultural business environment. Creating more employers than employees, IAME has taken numerous initiatives to actualize their vision. H B Shivkumar, Chairman, IAME says, "We work individually with our students through one to one mentoring program. In addition to a strong academic base, we teach them how to handle stress effectively through regular yoga and art of living programs." IAME is in constant relation with the industries through their Corporate Interface Program (CIP), which imbibes the students with practical knowledge, case study and long-term internship.
Unlike other B-schools who are in constant strife with their counterparts, Bilu pinpoints, "We don't want to compare with any other B-school in the country. As each one of us has different pedagogies, we at IAME, treat ourselves as an incubation centre, thus treating all our students as budding entrepreneurs." IAME has a strong team of faculty members who closely monitor the students to ensure that they receive the right guidance and motivation in the initial stage. The institute believes that innovation cannot be taught but can be inspired through discussions about success stories and challenge them by giving "out of the box thinking assignments" to trigger their innovative ideas as mentioned by the founder. With the help of external funding, the faculty members of IAME provide a systematic guide to the students and monitor their ventures into a stable business.
Apart from emphasis on entrepreneurship, IAME concerns equally for students who wish to pursue career in the industry. The institute has introduced "buddy system" among their students to take care of each other and help them throughout their learning process in the campus. Students obtain pre-placement training through mentoring, grooming and soft skill sessions in addition to the basic qualities of time management, integrity and discipline. "As we have an advantage of strong alumni relation, benefit of placement opportunities pour in through corporate contacts apart from the one's obtained through industry interface," mentions Mahantesh B Nelavigi, Managing Director, IAME. The institute has an unprecedented placement record of 100 percent right from the inception batch. We have placed our students in organizations such as JP Morgan, ICICI, Myntra, Bharti Airtel, American Express etc. Many of the companies visit the IAME campus for the final recruitments & Summer internships. We also have a strong overseas career opportunities through our international alumuni. Students have received job offers with highest annual emolument from Rs. 37.72 lakh per annum to average package of Rs. 3.72 lakh per annum till date.
At present, IAME offers MBA, M.Com (IB), M.Com, PGPM & Post Graduate Diploma in Management. Varieties of teaching and learning techniques are employed to impart knowledge and skills to students at IAME in its various departments. A home away from home, IAME's environment fosters an overall development of their staff and students, boosting up their spiritual quotient (SQ) and emotional quotient (EQ). Chosen as one of the emerging B-Schools for entrepreneurship training by the young generation, IAME plans to obtain a more creative and holistic pedagogical model in near future. It foresees a vision to create local entrepreneurs incubating student's business ideas through the expertise of faculty members and alumni.
H B Shivkumar - Chairman
Education is not plucking of fruits. It is learning to plant trees
Mr. Shivakumar is a successful first generation entrepreneur with business interests in varied industries including, construction, floriculture and fabrications. His passion for nurturing young entrepreneurs has caused him to enter the educational field through IAME. He has made it his mission to contribute to India's growth story by providing appropriate management education to young Indians.
Mahantesh B Nelavigi - Managing Director
Try hard to get what you like, or you will be forced to like what you get
Mr. Mahantesh B Nelavigi is an MBA from Cardiff University UK, Mahantesh Nelavigi is a passionate young entrepreneur. He has been instrumental in setting up many businesses across Karnataka, in short period of time. He represents today's vibrant young India and, through IAME, plans to help other young Indians to become successful entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs.
Bilu M.V - Founder & CEO
If you wish to climb the ladder of success, make sure it is leaning against the right building
He is a graduate in Science, a Postgraduate in Computer Applications from St. Aloysius College, Mangalore, and a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. He has over 18 years experience in different managerial capacities both in India and overseas. Alongside the rich experience with the top B-Schools of South India, he is the recipient of Mother Teresa Excellence Award, 2013 for his contribution to Rural Education Program. His vision, backed up by his experience, is to make IAME a world class B-School.