Management education has proved its necessity in every domain of the industry with several examples wherein good managers have skillfully chauffeured small and big organizations through the tides of financial crisis and market slowdown. A degree in management is today one of the most important investments of career and the first step of the journey leading to the realization of all professional and personal aspirations. The life at a business school prepares students for leadership roles in the industry by creating multi-faceted learning environment through various programs in and out of the curriculum. Vidyalankar Institute of Technology, located in Mumbai, is providing such environment to the students with its innovative program of Master of Management Studies (MMS), which is a two year full time course affiliated to the University of Mumbai.
The two years at a business school fly by at a staggering pace. Students are always occupied with something. It could be a case study discussion over tea breaks, assignments that keep them awake all night, badminton games, a movie session, or a guest talk by some esteemed figures from the corporate or academic fields. VIT, Mumbai has modern facilities, a progressive learning environment, a full range of cultural, recreational, sporting amenities, and innumerable opportunities to grow personally and socially, which make the time spent at Vidyalankar a rewarding and a pleasurable experience that could be cherished throughout the lives of the students.
One Step Closer to Industry
The college is known for the academic interaction with the industry and the extra-curricular programs which turn the students into professionals. The MMS program of the institute is focused on innovative and unconventional methods of teaching. A communicative interface with industry makes the students at Vidyalankar have better understanding of the business processes of corporate world and equips them with the ability to manage organizations. The pedagogy involves learning through case studies and research that helps students become better at managing and comprehending both macro and micro issues. The support from faculty, amazing resources at their disposal, great peers to enjoy a healthy discussion, activities and exposure during internships and guest talks go a long way in helping the students hone their abilities. VIT MMS has dedicated placement and entrepreneurship cell to guide students for betterment of their future by providing excellent placement opportunity for students.
Vidyalankar believes in a comprehensive and holistic approach towards education. This, when coupled with inner merit, transforms the students into managers and leaders. The institute encourages students to undergo add-on courses which it takes complete responsibility for. The college has a tie up with Dale Carnegie for business communication program which grooms students with the business communication skills and make them aware of the corporate work culture. Insititute has a tie up with leading news paper and students read news paper on daily basis and discuss latest industry and business news. Vidyalankar has also joined hands with a Harvard business publishing house and uses Harvard based cases to teach students through case studies. The college has a model called business excellence module through which students are introduced to various aspects of business excellence. VIT MMS also known as VIT school of management conducts various forum activites like marketing , finance etc to familiarise students with respect to current market trends and happening.
The institute uses Tata interactive services through which students are exposed to the real simulation workshops. They are given the case studies and they work on software called simulation software and try to understand the real business problems. Market simulations are created like the corporate board rooms and students have to take strategic decisions. Vidyalankar also invites people from the industry to be their visiting faculty and impart key insights drawn from years of experience in various segments of the business world. Students interact through inhouse portal called vidyalankar live and discuss academic and industry deliverable through the forum.
Life at VIT
The campus life at Vidyalankar is vibrant and several events are organized throughout the year. There are events like Techno Management Festival and 'Friday Paathshala' which help the students to rejuvenate and develop their personality at the same time. The Paathshala is a platform for providing qualitative non-academic interactions for the students every Friday evening. Saturday afternoon is kept for guest lecture series where several industry personality come and discuss current happenings with students. To learn through real time experience, students indulge in exercises like 'Socho Becho Seekho' and get to face the challenges involved in marketing and sales on field. The institute also organizes 'Gandhigiri' campaign for spreading awareness about the life and values of Mahatma Gandhi. Vidyalankar Volunteering Committee of the institute motivates students to willingly participate in 'on-the field' social service activities, build partnerships with NGOs to address common goals and raise awareness of volunteering. Through its multi-dimensional approach towards education, Vidyalankar gives the students high return for their investments.