MCA, A degree in Computer Applications opens doors of employment opportunities in IT, like Software Developer, Network Administrator, System Analyst, Software Application Architect, Software Consultant, Web Designer and many more. While, MCA also opens doors for entrepreneurship, not many institutions offer this program, with a sound methodology of teaching that provides a balanced knowledge of theory and practical. Located in Pune, MIT School of Management (MITSOM) stands with a difference among the institutes that offer MCA program. By considering all the fundamental areas and aspects of technical and management training required for MCA program, the institute has made a mark of its own. Affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University under Management stream and approved by AICTE, MCA program offered by MIT SOM is a blend of computer and Business Management related subjects.
"We make sure that the skills provided are on upcoming technologies that build foundation for acquiring a wide range of rewarding careers in the rapidly expanding world of the Information Technology," says Prof. (Dr.) Vishwanath D. Karad, Founder, Executive President and Managing Trustee, MAEER's MIT group. Established in 1994 by visionary academician Dr. V. D. Karad and supported by young and dynamic leadership of Prof. Rahul Karad, and Dr. Mangesh Karad, the institute started with MBA program at the beginning and later on added MCA in 2010. Today, with a noble idea of providing an array of opportunities to the students for interaction with industry that helps them to get latest updates about industry requirements, MIT SOM is known for its industry interface and research innovation ventures. MBA program run by the Institute is accredited by National Board of Accreditation(NBA) and has many awards to its credit, Indo-American Association Award, MCCIA Best Project award , Best IT institute award to name a few.
"The MCA program mainly intends to equip the students in best possible ways, on knowledge as well as skills front , to plan, design and build Complex Software Applications which are highly valued across the industry sectors," says Prof. Dr. Sayalee Gankar, Director ï¿½MIT School of Management. Institute has been organizing certification program for MCA students in the all upcoming areas such as Microsoft Cloud, Big Data, Android, Ethical hacking, HTML5 etc. to keep the students abreast on technology front. The Institute is equally concerned about overall development of the students and has been organizing Dale Carnegie Workshops for soft skill development, Aptitude training programs and personality development programs regularly. Interaction with the industries in the form of academic advisory board, industrial visits, internship, research projects and guest lecture is a regular feature of the institute. Strong alumni network is an asset to the institute who happily come down to the Institute apart from alumni meets.
MIT SOM has a strong academic advisory board, which helps in identifying areas for additional inputs for the students. Through meetings held at regular intervals, the board updates the contents of the curriculum as and when it is needed. They also interact with students to make them aware about current trends in market.
"A major part of the students understanding that has been gained through theory is invested in research projects. Research projects and papers help the students in gaining insights of upcoming areas in Information Technology," adds Dr. Gankar. Access to online research journals such as IEEE, JGATE, EBESCO, Prowess, Science Direct are the other sources available at MIT SOM for student to gain additional knowledge. During this time, faculty members at MITSOM play a key role as mentors who not only pass the knowledge to the students but also guide them well to be better professionals. The institute encourages the faculty members to participate in seminars, conferences and conducts faculty development programs for their own practice and boosting their knowledge as well. At MIT SOM, the average experience of the faculty members extends up to 15 years who have been playing multiple roles of teacher, mentor and facilitator and have been catalysts in teaching-learning process. State-of-the-Art computer laboratories, library and class rooms are the three pillars forming strong base for the conducive environment in the institute that motivates the students to reach new heights ever.
While, the students enjoy an average salary of Rs. 4.5 Lakh per annum during the placement drive that has been witnessing over 43 organizations every year, the institute has an incubation center to promote entrepreneurship and technology innovation skills amongst the students. Along with a series of certification programs, the institute's Entrepreneurship Development Cell guides the students with the necessary requirements to start their own ventures. In addition to that, MIT SOM has tied-up with Enactus, a national level body to promote entrepreneurship. Institute is proud to have placed its students in most renowned IT companies such as Infosys, Cognizant, HCL, Persistent Systems, and Accenture. To add to the list, MITSOM has also placed its students overseas in South Africa and Dubai.
Talking about the institute's plans for the upcoming academic years, Director Dr. Gankar says, "We will be emphasizing more on live projects through various funding agencies and will give more thrust on incubation center for innovation and development. Along with that, our Management Development Center (MDC) will be organizing various faculty development programs and training programs for academia and industry in addition to the existing efforts that we have been taking. Institute is also working on virtual classrooms to broaden its sphere of knowledge imparting activities." Connecting students with the nitty-gritties of the industry advancements, MIT SOM creates the best of IT managerial generations.
Prof. (Dr.) Vishwanath D. Karad, Founder, Executive President and Managing Trustee, MAEERs MIT Group of Institutions
Founder of MAEER's MIT, Dr. Karad, a visionary educationist, is the pioneer in promoting the cause of unaided higher education in the state of Maharashtra. Also the founder of World Peace Centre (Alandi), known to promote the culture of peace throughout the world, and awarded the UNESCO Chair for Human Rights, Democracy, Peace and Tolerance in 1998.
Rahul Vishwanath Karad, Vice President, MIT Group of Institutions, Pune
A management graduate from Harvard University, young and dynamic leader, is the energy source behind national level activities such as Bhartiya Chhatra Sansad, National Teachers Congress, Bharat Asmita National Awards. He carries the legacy of high morals and values of Karad family. A down to earth personality has taken the MAEER's MIT group to new heights.
Prof. Dr. Sayalee Gankar, Director, MITSOM
Chairperson Women Entrepreneur's Committee at MCCIA, Pune, a member of Regional Advisory Committee at Central Board for Workers Education, Pune Region of Ministry of Labor, Govt. of India. She is a member of CSR Advisory Council of SKF India Limited. She has been honored as Best Entrepreneur Trainer Motivator by EDII. She has received "Think Pure Award 2015" for the contribution in Education and Entrepreneurship organized by P N Gadgil Jewellers and Think Pure Social Welfare Foundation. She has been awarded as ï¿½Best Teacherï¿½ by Lions Club of Pune in Oct 2016. She is also a Recipient of Ideal Teacher Award by World Peace Centre, Pune. She is approved Research Guide University of Pune and Symbiosis International University, Pune.