Contrary to the common consensus of making the students industry ready, Gems B School is not trying to get the students industry ready by the time they graduate, the students are already molded into industry professional by the time they graduate. \"The students walk out of the institution with two years of full time working experience,\" says, Gems Business School, Executive Director, Kunal Nehruji. A unique educational pedagogy is in motion in this B School, the students are trained rigorously for the first few weeks of their Placement and right after the training is complete they are sent to different companies for jobs that are of the same domain as their course.
\"The fact that we were all from the industry and had experience of corporate trainings and knowledge of the industry, we learned about the huge skill gap and that is when we came up with this concept, because we believe management cannot be taught in a classroom alone, the students have to get exposed to the corporate world as well,\" explains Kunal Nehruji, while he speaks to us about the inspiration behind the concept of \'work and study\'.
\"The students spend their week days in the companies and take their classes in the weekends. Due to the fact that they work on the same field the students are able to comprehend the topics more easily and are also able to apply the same at work, making them more productive and polished at their work,\" adds Kunal Nehruji. Due to the good corporate relations the institute maintains, the students are easily placed in reputed organizations such as IBM, Amazon, Gold Man Sachs, JP Morgan Chase etc, with packages ranging from 6 lakhs per annum to as high as 19 lakhs per annum after graduating. The corporate communication cell not only connects the institute with several organizations but also helps the students maintain a cordial relation with the companies.
Not only the industry relations but the institution also has a diversified curriculum as they are affiliated to different national and international universities such as Bharathiar University, University of Mysore and American Heritage University of southern California. The affiliations make them eligible to provide various courses that are under these universities. By organizing regular industry trips, guest lectures and Seminars, the institution also makes sure that the students know the objective of the institution they are studying in. The faculty and the students of the B School have published several papers in reputed peer reviewed journals and have presented papers in national and international conferences and seminars.
Molding the students into responsible corporate professionals is not where the B School\'s only focus is but the B School is also adamant in producing leaders for the business world who can make a difference. Several seminars on entrepreneurship also have been initiated by the B School through their exclusive entrepreneurship development cell. \"The cell has successfully helped our students incubate their ideas for further endeavors. Many of our students have also gone on to start their own ventures on consultancy and technical support and have been successful in their endeavors with the help of the EDC cell and our management\", says Kunal Nehruji.
By creating courses in association with the related fields, the institute has made it a point to cater to the needs of the students and make them better at their work through the different initiatives from the industry visits to seminars on entrepreneurship and current trends. The institute provides a course of Health care management in association with the HCG Hospitals; the whole course has been designed with the help of healthcare professionals from the hospital, the very fact makes the course industry oriented and very beneficial for the students who take up the course.
Having an extra ordinary teaching approach the institute believes in an education that is productive and more practical than theoretical. With a firm belief in the concept of work and study, the B School is determined to spread the concepts across the country and plans to extend the idea. \"Our endeavor has constantly been about spreading the idea of this concept itself, what we stand for today. In the next five years we would like more and more students to learn management education from this perspective and in this concept,\" asserts Kunal Nehruji, while he explains the mission of the institution.