Students who enjoy good infrastructural amenities at an institute have a higher sense of well-being, according to a recent survey report on 'Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development' (OECD). Prominence of Infrastructure holds great eminence in the present Indian Management Education Sector where a talent pool of over four lakh MBA aspirants appear for national and state-level MBA entrance exams. The crucial task of preparing MBA graduates on the industry forefront is an undeniable aspect that is met by many institutes but facilitating this is only possible through the support of strong infrastructure and facilities. In pursuit to achieve a feat in offering quality education, Goyal Educational Trust established GIBS Business School that inculcates curriculum delivery through a supportive infrastructure of Western Standards.
"Despite all rankings and various other methods of listing B-Schools, the best in India is not the best internationally," says Ritesh Goyal, Founder Trustee & Chairman, GIBS Business School; on the incipient idea of the institute. In quest to give rise to an institution that meets western standards, the management laid foundation to an internationally facilitated institute. An ISO 9001:2008 certified Institution spread on an area of five acres; the institute is recognized by UGC, MHRD, Government of Karnataka & India. Inculcating world class amenities in its MBA program, the institute offers services to students that add a new experience in their academic life that includes Jogging Track, Sports Ground (Indoor & Outdoor), Play courts, Gym facility, Computer Labs, Speaker Corners, Amphitheatre, Auditorium, Seminar Halls, class rooms with LCD Projectors, Swimming Pool, AC Campus, Swimming Pool, villa type Hostels, Recreation Park, Yoga Room, Dance Studio, CCTV, Music Hall, Help/Travel Desk, Health Service Clinic, and Wi-Fi network. GIBS, a premier Institution of higher learning located in a state-of-the-art infrastructure provides the environment for nurturing talent and empowering students with the knowledge, skills and mindset that together shapes future business leaders.
By bringing together students and faculty members with professional experience in industries and corporate sector GIBS cultivates the culmination of essential business skills and insights in its MBA graduates. In affiliation with Mysore University and Bhartiyar University, the institute offers MBA and PGDM program in a dual specialization. Activities like Project management program, SMCP – Sports Management Certification Program, Diploma in Global Business Management Certification with SAP training ensure the rightful delivery of the curriculum. The institute has MOUs with Stevenson University in the U.S. and the University of Amsterdam. These tie-ups offer added specialties to the MBA program like personality development program, student exchange program, and foreign languages specialization training in German, Spanish and Dutch.
Supporting the MBA program with relentless support is the faculty at GIBS that form the core strength of the institute. A highly qualified faculty team of 23+ in-house staff members, with six PhD holders and over 23 visiting faculty, the institute caters to the education needs through its staff in its armor. Industrial needs in academia are fulfilled by industry experts who visit the campus for guest lectures. The institute also invites international faculty to its campus for visiting lectures that give insight on the waves and trends worldwide. "By inculcating avid practices in teaching, GIBS ensures rightful delivery of the curriculum and academia that lay down a strong foundation in its students," says Goyal.
It is found that the activities organized by an institute enhance the level of exposure it provides to students. The outbound exposure provided at GIBS is noted by a venture called GIBS Social Foundation. Funded by the community of the group, alumni, and MOUs; the foundation along with the student body, organizes CSR activities at the institute like social activities, blood camps, and health check-ups. The authorities believe in moral development of their students and actively back them up with assistance in CSR activities. "Cultural Events, Outbound training, management fests, national and international tours, virtual placements, scheme building, and networking are amongst the many events organized at GIBS," adds Goyal.
A strong industry institute interface coupled with research ensures preparation of management professional graduates on the industry forefront. The pursuit towards it can be seen at GIBS by the feat achieved in the institute being renowned as an authorized research center of Mysore University. The campus has over 100+ professors carrying research projects in various frames of management studies like HR, finance, and marketing round the clock. The addition of an Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC) in the campus glorifies the significance of instilling independence in its students. Through a project called Global Business Forum the institute aims at producing 5000 top businessmen. The institute has by far produced 270 businessmen in the forum. These businessmen visit the campus monthly and exchange business opportunities and interact with students on business and entrepreneurship. "EDC cell is part of the Global Business Forum where only top CEOs and industry personnel are invited to give lectures," adds Goyal.
The outcome of industry-institute interface is witnessed in the placements of the institute that has seen its students shine as 100 percent have been placed across domains like operations, finance, HR, Sales and various others and have received packages high as 11.4 lakhs. The presence of the CRDT (Corporate Relation Development Team) committee facilitates placements that promise a sustainable career path for its students to confront the challenges of the industry and flourish with high returns. Through the right guidance and a supportive infrastructure, GIBS strives to contribute to the task of nation building and setting high standards in Management Education.
He is the Founter Trustee & Chairman of GIBS Business School. He is also the MD & CEO at Pathfinder Value Creations Pvt. Ltd, Pathfinder Edu Solutions, and Pathfinder Business Academy.