The Hub of Many Dreams
Students or working professionals join MBA hoping that this coveted degree will lead them to a managerial position in a big corporate world. On the other hand, corporate companies hire MBA graduates hoping that these young managers will double the company\'s profit by handling the opportunities and threats of today\'s dynamic business environment. By helping employees and employers fulfill hopes, B-Schools are the hub of many dreams. Through the soft power mantra of: Initiate, Create and Manage (ICM), Koshys B-School is one such hub, which has been helping students to create a prolific career as dynamic leaders with a difference, since 2003.
Koshys B-School is one of the premier institutes for Management and IT in the country located at the silicon city, Bangalore. The institute has been achieving milestones year after year in every sphere of education, which includes Academics, Placements, Industry Interaction, Corporate Training and Extracurricular Activities. Recently, the MBA batch 2011-2013 from this campus had an overwhelming response from leading companies across varied sectors offering final placements. More than 38 companies participated in the final placements. HSBC, Blueocean, MIAC, Staples, Rich Core Life sciences, Practo, Jaro Education, IBM, Wipro, Naukri.com, Food world and Bluedart are few names among them. \"Major factors, which attract recruiters to hire students from our campus, are students here are nurtured to exhibit leadership qualities and from day one. They are nurtured to be high quality professionals in their chosen areas,\" says Jaysheel Prasad, Head Placements and Training, Koshys B-School.
Koshys has a huge talent pool of young managers inculcated with analytical and problem-solving abilities, impeccable attitude, and a well-developed capability to manage and lead change. With real time assignments and industry updates, the institute continuously grooms their students to be ready to fit into the organization at the middle and senior management level. \"Students are trained on the industry based specific courses and skills so that it requires very less time for the organizations to provide them with the on the job training,\" clarifies Jaysheel Prasad.
Focusing on the Industry
At Koshys, everyday is challenging for the young managers. Value added programs such as supply chain management, retail management and other industry specific courses help the students to identify their interests much before they enter the companies. Along with this, the institute prepares their students on general management skills such as decision-making, problem solving, critical thinking and leadership from the day one. Students are also exposed to internships and mid semester projects in the industry of their choice for employment and this gives them a great advantage to learn the inputs from the industry. These industry specific trainings will help students to adapt to the corporate conditions very easily.
In many institutions including the some premier B-Schools, MBA curriculum becomes stagnated. Koshys makes difference here. They specially designed teaching methodologies of the institute help the students understand the curriculum better. They have adopted a Pedagogy, which is based on problem solving. \"Here students are encouraged to identify the problem and find the solution on their own. An elaborate discussion happens on the different approaches that can be used for solving the problems,\" says Dr. Vigneshwar N Bhat, Director-Academics. This makes the faculty members of Koshys act as mentors and consultants rather than teachers.
The faculty members of Koshys not only mentor the students but also indulges in vigorous research and consultant activities. Under the leadership of Dr. Tripuraneni Jaggaiah, the institute has a fully fledged Research and consultancy cell. The cell organizes frequent Faculty development programs in the areas of Research and consultancy. They are also actively involved in getting various projects from UGC as well as from the reputed business firms. \"R&C cell is hosting a national conference in the month of January 2015 in the area of Sustainable development and society,\" says Jaggaiah.
With many achievements to display, the journey of Koshys has been a spectacular one. Even after years of service in the education sector, they have never given up the quality and focus on exploration. With many innovative programs in the pipeline, Preenand Premachandran, Executive Director says, \"We believe in building leaders for tomorrow. It is important for us to continue building the leaders who are responsible for the society and who demonstrate the high ethical standards.\"
An International Infrastructure
Koshys is spread in 7 acres lush green campus in the garden city of Bangalore. They hold the pride for being one of the institutes, which provides excellent infrastructure facility for the young learners. The campus is divided into academic and non-academic blocks, with the non-academic block comprising of football, volleyball, cricket grounds and international canteen hosting different kinds of delicacies across the globe for being the fact that KGI hosts students from 16 different countries. A separate hostel facility is provided for girls and boys with all modern amenities equivalent to international standards. Separate hostel facility is provided for international students as well. The academic block comprises of well-equipped classrooms, seminar halls and 600 seating capacity well equipped auditorium for the student purpose. The institute hosts a well-groomed campus for academic and non-academic activities.