With technology influencing our daily lives, the Government of India has launched a series of initiatives to make India a truly digital nation. While the government is trying to connect the villages and remote areas via high-speed internet services for empowering the people, Digital India vision is going to be imperative to propel the country into its next phase of growth. As a support to the government initiatives, there is an utmost need for skilled young brains, which in turn depends on the educational institutions. Found by Dr. Vishwanath Karad, MIT School of Telecom and Management Studies (MITSOT) is an AICTE approved Management Institution focusing on Telecom Management.
Established in 2007, MITSOT is the first telecom management institute in India to offer job oriented skill certification in accreditation with Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC). With this pride accreditation, the institute is working with an aim to produce industry ready professionals, who can be employed mainly with mobile telephone service providers, satellite and cable networks and government and private sector companies. "We started MIT in 1983. However, with the booming of 2G and 3G services in the telecommunication industry, we started MITSOT later to offer sector specific specialization in telecom management," says Dr. Milind Pande, Director, MITSOT. In addition to 2-years full time postgraduate programs, the institute also offers short-term courses including Territory Sales Manager (Prepaid), Sales Executive (Broadband) and Territory Sales Manager (Broadband), which can be completed in the range of 3-6 months.
Located in Pune, MITSOT is surrounded by major IT and telecom companies, which facilitates the institute to bridge the gap between the industry and academics. The institute supports various industry-academic tie-ups, which helps them to develop techno-managerial skills. They have also designed a curriculum in such a way that students can practice on various inputs and develop entrepreneur skills among them. "We are very different in the way we train our students and our courses are known for their rigor and relevance. We have several partnerships with experts from around the globe to research the challenges that business and society face worldwide and to explore new applications of technology and management for economic, scientific, and social purpose, through tie-ups and collaborations with industry and international universities," pinpoints Dr. Pande.
MITSOT has signed MoAs with the School of Business, University of Dundee and University of Abertay for student and faculty exchange program. In addition to that, students involved with the CISCO Networking Academy, are taught packages like SPSS, and SAS besides usage of databases like Prowess and J-gate for business decision analysis, as a part of up skilling. The students and the faculty members are also actively involved in the various research projects (SIP, RPT) in association with industry across various disciplines. This gives an opportunity for the students to develop and seek viable and valuable solutions to the contemporary and relevant issues of the real world. Today, MITSOT has achieved a high reputation among recruiters for the quality of managers, postgraduates who possess a combination of skills in Telecom Technology and Business Management.
However, to make students completely ready for the recruitments, the institute has an active placement cell, which functions with the primary aim of placing students in top-notch companies even before they complete their studies from MITSOT. For the last eight years, this department has maintained symbiotic, vibrant and purposeful relationship with Industries across the country and as a result, has built up an impressive placement record both in terms of percentage of registered students placed, as well as the number of companies visiting the campus. While, MITSOT has been achieving nearly 100 percent placements consistently for last seven batches, more than 85 companies visit the campus every year and recruit students by offering an annual package ranging between Rs. 4.25 Lakhs to Rs. 9.5 Lakhs.
As a constituent of MAEER's MIT, an institution that was established in 1983, MITSOT is proud about its past students who continue to carry the torch of the school's great legacy. "Our alumni members are everywhere. While many of our past students are decorating the top management roles of reputed companies, the brain behind Tata Nano and the Education Minister of Maharashtra are a couple of our notable alumni members to mention," says Dr. Pande. The institute keeps track of its alumni members and often invites them to share their expense with the ongoing students in the campus. At present, whether it is in India or around the world, faculty, students and alumni of MITSOT are known for creating positive changes, working across roles, connecting the dots, building relationships and solving global business problems.
Dr. Milind Pande, Director
A dedicated professional with 25 years of Academic Experience, Dr. Milind is instrumental in getting license of Private University for MIT Pune in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan in India, as well as abroad. He has extensively travelled throughout the world for Technology Transfers, International Tie-ups, Collaborations and Faculty/Student exchange programs.