Instituted in the year 2007, International School of Management & Research (ISMR) is an exemplary B-School where the learning processes created are at par the best in India and benchmarked with comparable peer schools across the world. Standing strong on the philosophy of making education accessible to all, the institute every year welcomes a host of students from Pan-India. Each students enrolling at ISMR are guaranteed for experiencing an integrated learning environment where learning happens by doing, enabling them to be ready for the corporate world along with equipping them with the art of responding smartly to real business scenarios.
The emerging economy of the country demands a set of leaders and innovators who can successfully put their theoretical knowledge into practice in the real world. Based in Pune and ranked among top B-schools in India, ISMR is altogether in a different league, as it imparts management education in a way, which is holistic and most appropriate according to the requirements of the industry. "Being conferred the title of 'Oxford of the East'; Pune city gives our institute an advantage of attracting the best minds of the country. Getting nurtured at ISMR these bright learners are made capable of tasting the flavor of success in the business world," shares Shri Jaikishan Bhutada, Founder President, Shri Vighneshwara Education Society.
The students of ISMR are endowed with a blend of academic rigor and hands-on applicability to actual issues. Established under the umbrella of Shri Vighneshwara Education Society and approved by AICTE, the institute is encompassed with a force of immensely dedicated and responsible faculty members who act as the backbone in the growth of the institute and shaping the future of the learners. The students are taught the nuances of business going beyond the classroom and indulging them in varied out of the campus affairs, where they often are asked to visit the market and perform a particular project followed by coming back and giving a presentation on the same before the faculty members. This significantly helps in bringing the students out of their comfort zone and deal with real clients, making a drastic difference in their way of approaching and knowing the essential ethics attached to the professional sphere.
"Enjoying a close relationship with the industry and having tie-ups with top-notch companies such as IBM, Wipro, Infosys, Capgemini, Amdocs and so on, the institute makes sure that the curriculum that will be delivered to the education should be highly career-oriented and industry-focused"
ISMR takes sufficient interest in creating unmatched opportunities for seamless development of the students and allows them to practice leadership. "We emphasize on boosting an ecosystem in the campus which is perfectly synchronized with the 21st-century teaching-learning needs. Our students are bestowed with the finest facilities and a teaching staff that is quite zealous in strengthening the success rate of the students," mentions Shri Jaikishan. Situated in a vast 20 acres area, the campus of ISMR consists of state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities including a well-stocked library, computer labs, medical and transport facilities, separate hostels for boys and girls, to name a few. "Each student is provided individual laptops so that they can get access to internet anytime and stay updated with the latest developments happening in the business arena," pinpoints Dr. Nilesh Bhutada, Managing Trustee, ISMR. Ensuring a strategically designed curriculum, ISMR offers PGDM programme and MBA programme with an intake of 120 and 60 students respectively. The institute gives ample priority in selecting students from different parts of the country to acknowledge diversity within the campus that explicitly results in instilling the students with qualities like flexibility, teammanship compassion and so on.
Dr. Nilesh proudly says, "Seeing the rapid increment in applicants for MBA programmes, we are planning to increase the intake capacity to 120, with an assurance of keeping the quality of education as high as it was earlier." Enjoying a close relationship with the industry and having tie-ups with top-notch companies such as IBM, Wipro, Infosys, Capgemini, Amdocs and so on, the institute makes sure that the curriculum that will be delivered to the education should be highly career-oriented and industry-focused. On account of this, the institute regularly stays in touch with the industry giants and keeps updating the curriculum in every two years. The Institute, on the other hand, lessening the financial burden also maintains a decent rapport with the various banks for taking care of students who want to opt for an education loan.
Staying Ahead of Time
The growing trend among B-School grads of taking up entrepreneurship is not hidden to the world today. The innovative and the young brains just need that launch pad for executing their idea and ISMR provides them that ideal platform. The enthusiast entrepreneurs are handed over with all such facilities which can take them closer to their entrepreneurial dreams. "We have a record of generating several entrepreneurs over the years. We feel proud to mention that a handful of ISMR alumni are handling and running their start-ups successfully along with many of them proving their capabilities in numerous eminent companies," shares Shri Jaikishan. The institute has collaborated with a range of clubs coupled with extending association with international institutions. Shri Jaikishan adds, "Networking plays a great role, we believe in carrying out the academic, research and placement activities. We provide degrees which are globally accepted, letting our graduates stay unique in the job market."
The institute has divided both the programmes as PGDM normal, & PGDM International and vice-versa in case of MBA. This feature enabled the ISMR's PGDM and MBA students to undergo one-week learning programmes in foreign institutions in Dubai. "Owing to this, our students get to visit companies like Mercedes Benz, Harley-Davidson, Tata Steel International and many more in abroad. On the other hand, due to tie-up with Poland institutions, our students are made eligible to study over there and earn a certificate, which undoubtedly adds wonderful values in their resumes," mentions Dr. Nilesh. On the top of it, the institute frequently welcomes visiting faculty members from prestigious institutions such as IIM-Ahmedabad, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Shri Balaji Society, SIBM Pune and many more, who shares their jewel of knowledge with the students.
Dr. Nilesh adds, "ISMR is an emerging and most promising business school in Pune and India as well. I believe that certain underlying principles are the core of ISMR which will ensure its continuing pole position. In an endeavor to educate leaders of tomorrow, we draw upon reserves of goodwill among the Diaspora of our alumni, network among recruiters and potential students and we proudly flaunt the commitment of our faculty and staff. ISMR is the place where the sun never sets. We vision for being recognized as one of the premier management schools in India." To reach that stage, the institute is following a three-pronged approach: ASPIRE, ACQUIRE and ACHIEVE.
Gifting Transferrable Skills
Case studies, live projects, industry visits, regular workshops, summer & winter internships and alike are some of the elements that comprehensively helps in grooming the students of ISMR and make them corporate-ready. Operating under the guidance of Director of Placements, there is a Corporate Relations Department (CRD) in the institute that runs with the objective of honing the skills of the students and assists them in understanding the knowledge that they require for sustaining in the job space. From industry interface to providing career counseling, where the CRD officials guide the students in identifying possible career options, the students through CRD are rendered complete career enlightenment under one roof.
"We literally sit with the industry experts and discuss regarding the skills that they are looking for in the candidates. The suggested skills and requirements are kept in mind while nurturing and educating the management graduates," says Dr. Nilesh. The institute recently has been honored with an Excellence in Students Placements Award from Education Worldwide India, (Indian Education Network). The collective efforts that the institute puts in, from the very initial stage of students joining the ISMR programme, ushers a constructive path which leads towards excellence and growth.
Given the robust training and knowledge enrichment that the graduates of ISMR receive, turns them into favorites among the recruiters from ace companies. Hosting major recruiters such as Amazon, Flipkart, Amdocs, Infosys and alike, the Institute for intensifying the confidence level of the students encourages them to participate in pool placement drives where they can recognize their strength and weaknesses while competing with a large number of candidates. "For the quality and strong grounding that our students are instilled with, they get even selected among those hundreds of prospective employees," concludes Dr. Nilesh.