The management education came into the forefront and began to spread like wildfire when top multi-national organizations started offering huge remuneration to the fresh-out-of-college students in the late 1970s. It came as a promise of a wider horizon, a larger perspective of the business world and greater career growth for students. However, due to lack of enough industry exposure and low standard of education in India, an optimum number of aspirants prefer to fly to abroad for pursuing an MBA degree. Saving students from the burden of student loan and all other hurdles of studying in a foreign country, International School of Management Studies (ISMS) was commenced offering international level MBA degree in the Pune city, which is also referred as the "Oxford of the East".
Dr. Nishikant Borge, Academic Head & Chief Mentor, ISMS says, "Pune is filled with many big, medium and small-scale industries which are immensely favorable for ISMS. Our students get numerous choices to engage in Summer Internship with organizations and area of their own inclination." Accredited duly by Edexcel, UK's largest awarding body and one of Pearson's leading brand name for academic and general qualifications, ISMS accepts the admission of students in five courses viz. MBA (International), PGP MBA (Triple Certification), MBA with Additional Certification of Strategic Leadership & Management (SLM), MBA in Agribusiness and BBA (International).
The students of ISMS are rendered substantial industrial training along with strengthening their knowledge in the basics of management education.
The institute abides by to a comprehensive and research-driven curriculum being affiliated to the University of Pune. "Our pedagogy is one-of-its-kind. The teaching approaches that are followed by our faculty members are chiefly practical-based," pinpoints Dr. Borge. Instead of taking the route of conventional examinations, the institute goes beyond it and conducts the final assessment depended on assignments that are rolled out to the students and are evaluated by evaluators from the UK.
The campus of ISMS intensifies the teaching-learning process by encompassing finest facilities like equipped classrooms, WI-FI, cafeteria, e-library, seminar hall, computer lab, sports spaces and so on.
A Win-Win Situation
The major gap between the academia and the actual work environment is undeniable and this has been well acknowledged by ISMS. The students of ISMS are rendered substantial industrial training along with strengthening their knowledge in the basics of management education.
The institute boasts MoUs with several universities in the UK like Leeds Beckett University, University of West of England, Greenwich University, University of Sunderland, University of Chester and many more for its International MBA Program which enables students to complete MBA in UK in very affordable Fees range. "These associations assist us in staying ahead of the latest developments in management education arena and guide our students in their future endeavors," states Dr. Borge. The placement prospects are taken care by tie-ups with various companies that grant two months summer internship to the students as part of the MBA curriculum and often appreciating the performance of the ISMS students the same companies provide job offers way before completing their respective degrees.
Given the ISMS' collaboration with Pro learn India, the Agribusiness students' of the institute can get accessed to a one-year exclusive paid internship in Israel or USA. Dr. Borge elaborates, "Those who are interning in Israel can earn around 800 USD per month and those in the USA can earn up to 1300 to 1500 USD per month. In addition to it, they might also obtain a Diploma Certificate in account of their valuable work experience."
Dr. Borge adds, "During the internship, we keep a strict track on the specialization and particular domain selected by the students giving downright focus on the selection of right companies."
Along with regularly organizing guest lectures, seminars and forums for academic purpose, the institute also invites renowned entrepreneurs, arranges entrepreneurial workshops for students who are keen in joining their own family business or starting their venture after they are done with their graduation. "We are creating both employees and employers. The ultimate idea is to stand upon and fulfill the expectations of the students with ISMS," shares Dr. Borge. Holding an excellent placement rate, the students of ISMS are recruited by superlative organizations like Aditya Birla Capitals, Axis Bank, Yes Bank, Apollo Munich, Godrej Properties and many more.
Dr. Nishikant Borge, Academic Head & Chief Mentor
The Academic Head & Chief Mentor at ISMS, Dr. Nishikant Borge is also a visiting lecturer at Sinhgad Business School, IMED, Bharati Vidyapeeth, MIT College of Management and Rosary School of Management. A doctorate in management, he has also completed his Masters of theology in 1992. He has more than 30 years of teaching experience and has been part of the teaching fraternity of various institutes like MMCC Pune; Spicer Memorial College; and Institute of Business Studies and Research, Pune.