The dichotomy between knowledge acquired and its application for practical purposes at institutions is growing higher in India. This predicament largely exists due to the lack of industry specific exposure for the students due to rigid and obsolete institutional curriculums. Providing education that directly impacts a student’s talents in finding a job is Delhi located Faculty of Management Studies (FMS). The academy highlights the importance of exposing its students to corporate guest lecturers to arm them with essential insights into how knowledge is applied in the industry. The approach to pedagogy combines fieldwork, case studies and instrumented feedback on concepts and theory to lay a strong emphasis on encouraging intellectual curiosity and open minds to the adventure of ideas.
FMS has ensured a teacher-student ratio of 1:7 to allow more academic student teacher interactions for better understanding and holistic development of the student. To adopt advanced methodologies to enhance the overall learning process, the faculty members are regular visitors of Harvard’s Faculty development program which helps in stimulating the classroom learning experience of the students.
The pupils actively engage in corporate competitions and FMS has been a regular winner of big events such as Mahindra's Warroom, Pepsi’s become Indra Nooyi's Advisor, HUL Lime (National Runners Up), KPMG international Case Competition (National Winners) and Citibank women leadership award to mention a few. In addition to this, being affiliated to Delhi University, students have the flexibility to pursue courses other than management at colleges like Faculty of Law, St.Stephens, and DSE. To engage interactions with industry stalwarts and college pupils, events like Conclave and Convention are held where the amalgamation discusses business and other important issues in the news to share latest views and insights. These activities help the students to keep abreast of the latest trends and innovation within the corporate industry.
A window of spaces
FMS offers an environment where students and faculty can focus on intellectual and personal growth as a close-knit community. The campus life is filled with activities that stretch well beyond the classroom. A full time MBA student even has the privilege to join the Management Science Association which coordinates all these activities. The different clubs and societies, run by students themselves offer a plethora of activities to learn by involving students in various functional and community responsibilities as well as projects that companies offer on the campus. These activities have ensured that the students get an enriching and memorable experience during their two year program.
Collaboration with Various International Institutions
By collaborating with global business schools such as the Manchester Business School, England; Rotterdam School of Management, Netherlands; University Bielefeld, Germany; University of California, Berkeley, USA; Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium, and many others has given its students the opening to develop functional, management and cross-cultural skills in global business contexts through collaborative and exchange programs with various institutions abroad. Students enjoy the benefits of the many exchange programs which enable the distinguished faculty, research collaboration, development of academic materials, and collaborative work on projects of international scope.
Stimulating the Entrepreneurial Spirit within Students
The placement process at FMS is a two-step process. The Lateral Placements program is an endeavor to adequately compensate students with prior MBA experience. The second step of the Placements Program at FMS is the Final Placements. For each process intricate procedures such as Confirmation of participation by company, Pre-Placement Talks by representatives, applications from the students, interviews, job offers and acceptances are conducted to ensure the best placement. Some of the coveted firms that visit the campus for hiring are The Boston Consulting Group, Accenture Management Consulting, Tata Administrative Services, Mahindra and Mahindra, Reliance Industries Ltd., Jumbo Electronics, SBI Capital Markets, and Citibank. The institute is also committed to stimulate the entrepreneurial spirit amongst the minds of the business students. Mentors are assigned to students with ideas while Venture Capitalists visit the campus and invest in a venture if they see fit. Numerous functions are held to facilitate entrepreneurship like EAD (Entrepreneurship Awareness Drive) an awareness campaign about funding for startups, and IEC (International Entrepreneurship Challenge). FMS also offers a substitute to placement where the student can pursue his idea for two years under the guidance of the institute. Should things not turn out as expected then the student can still sit for placement after two years.
With their innovative models of study and experimental methodologies taking longer strides every day, the institute churns out students that posses the ability to take on the industry from the moment they step out of the gates. Staying true to their philosophy make academics more engaging and ensure laying stress on the practical aspects remains strong and looks promising to grow further. FMS Delhi is a name that has developed a resounding belief in the educational community which is precisely the reason why over 50 thousand students apply for 226 seats every year.