Kochi Business School: Ranked No. 3 In Kerala By Aspiring To Be The Epitome Of Top-Notch Quality In The Indian Management Education Space

By Dr. Bindhu Ann Thomas, principal | 2022-08-04 08:58:19
Dr. Bindhu Ann Thomas,principal The moment of truth for any management education institution today is the placement records and this is one of the biggest struggles that many management institutions face now. Unlike many, Kochi Business School (KBS) squarely addresses this issue by grooming the students to face interviews and finally get them placed in top-tier organizations. The institute is in close proximity (700 m) to Kochi Info Park and Smart City.

KBS is driven by an enduring motivation to achieve excellence in business education and research to support provision of universally accessible programs to a multicultural student body at affordable cost. The institutes’ vision is to build a progressive, responsive institution, always striving to keep the best standards in state-of–the-art business education, research, training, and consulting. All this has helped KBS to stand out from the rest in the Indian management education space and offer their students, the best value for money education.

A Pioneer That Stands For Holistic Education
As of now, KBS is ranked amongst one of the top-10 MBA colleges in Kerala. The school has theatre styled AC classrooms and an average placement offer not less than Rs.4 lakhs besides paid internship up to Rs.25000 per month. Through their experiential learning methods, KBS ensures that their students are equipped with the needed challenges required to thrive in the modern world. Apart from that, to offer the best industry exposure to their students, KBS has tie ups with international
organizations like JCI, Toastmasters, Rotaract, NIPM, KMA, & ISTD. KBS is perhaps the only institution conducting a corporate cricket league in Kerala and even in India. KBS’ connect with industry is excellent and a team of experts from industry come and teach design thinking to students. For KBS, curriculum is an excuse that they are together with students and the institute’s emphasis goes far beyond normal classroom lectures.

And unlike many, KBS makes all attempts inside and outside the class to make the students vibrant, current, and relevant. To ensure this, the institute adds a lot of value-added courses like block chain, and business analytics among many others to increase the employability of their students. The institute’s attention to detail and their commitment to offer a holistic learning experience for their students has helped KBS to create an inclusive academic environment for their students.

The quality of faculty has a massive say when it comes to determining the quality of education imparted in an educational institution. KBS has made sure that their faculty are capable of catering to the requirements of each individual students, guide them, and help them realize their true potential. Adding more about their faculty, Dr.

Bindhu Ann Thomas, who is the Head of KBS says, “Our faculty members are a blend of academic and industry experienced individuals who bring a lot of current and relevant happenings in the marketplace to fine tune the students. Our international faculty members add color to this endeavor and for us, faculty development programs are a crucial step to ensure the consistent improvement of our faculty. So, we sponsor them to various MDP and FDP with premium institutions in India like IIM”.
Bridging The Industry-Academia Gap
To bridge the industry-academia gap, KBS also has the Industry Institute Interaction Cell which promotes various industrial requirements such as staffing (placements and internships for students). Also, at KBS, innovation is not research models by the faculty members, and this is prioritized to ensure the closer linkage to promote research suited to industry needs.

KBS acknowledges that strong connectivity with the industry makes students more industry ready and this has helped the students to get placed in top-notch business organization with immense scope for growth. KBS is turning out to be engines for nurturing, generating, stimulating, and encouraging entrepreneurial ideas.

"KBS is turning Out to be engines For nurturing, Generating, Stimulating, and Encouraging Entrepreneurial ideas"

Their ecosystem is equipped for providing resources to support the ideas that are incubated at the level of management studies and have the potential to be translated into an established business in the future. KBS believes that incubation centres in business schools allow students to experiment and nurture ideas in a safe environment.

They are also a great platform for innovative students to connect with angel investors and make headway in starting their own business. Giving more insights into their future, Dr. Bindhu adds, “Now we are No.3 in Kerala and we want to be No.1 and may be top-10 in South India soon. For accomplishing this, we care to go for National and international level accreditations and get the best connect with industry to place the students better than our current situation”.