Sasmiras Institute Of Management Studies And Research: Nurturing Future Corporate Leaders Through Quality Education

By Dr. Rupali More, Dean | 2023-06-22 11:01:39
Dr. Rupali More,Dean The role of an innovative manager or leader is becoming extremely critical in empowering any business to change and adapt to the dynamic environment. On the flip side, the dire need to create such personas has urged business schools to keep disrupting their management curriculum to match the fast-paced realms. However, in the race to top the herd, most institutions turn a blind eye toward leveraging quality education, which is in fact the most cardinal element in the process.

Prospective students need business schools that provide high-quality management excellence as well as a launch pad for their holistic development, thereby making them future-ready. If you are scouting for such a rare kind of institution, look no further than Sasmira’s Institute of Management Studies and Research (SIMSR). Since its humble beginning in 2010 to being ranked 64th in the top 100 B-schools by The Times of India, SIMSR has been a reliable name in creating the global leaders of tomorrow.

Run as an associate organization of The Synthetic & Art Silk Mills' Research Association (SASMIRA), SIMSR is considered one of the top management institutes in Mumbai. Affiliated with the University of Mumbai, SIMSR specializes in offering AICTE-approved full-time post-graduate degrees and doctorate courses, among which MBA/MMS stand out as popular programs.

Developed with a major focus on every key area of a student’s development, the highly-integrated curriculum adheres to the framework of ISO 9001:2015 and is certified for Quality Management Systems.

The value-added courses like NISM workshops, language lab sessions, and Microsoft courses complement the existing programs. To further deepen the student’s learning, the college organizes weekly guest lectures, seminars, national and international conferences,
domestic and international industrial visits, and other learner-centric drives.
Apart from several certification courses and skill-based activities, the students are also trained to work on live government projects. One finest example is the college’s association with Mahalaxmi Saras, an initiative to create a marketplace for rural artisans.

Perceived as the fulcrum of an educational community, an efficient teacher can make a great difference in a student’s life. SIMSR understood the significance early and is renowned for its highly-qualified faculty with doctoral degrees. With multiple books and research papers to their name, the faculty holds extensive expertise in industry training. Along with sharing knowledge, they implement interactive and practical learning methodologies to guide the students. They also undergo frequent faculty development programs to enrich their brilliance. The college also arranges for faculty visits from another college.

SIMSR has ingrained a research-oriented environment that cultivates curiosity and encourages innovation among its students and faculty alike. With initiatives like training on powerful platforms like SPSS software, the management research center of the college aims to lay out a common ground for the students and faculty members to obtain the perks of industry-sponsored research programs. There is also a separate innovation cell that regularly hosts workshops for entrepreneurship. Apart from the academic courses, SIMSR exerts equal emphasis on co-curricular events and trains students in event planning and execution under student committees.

Through its annual festival named Explorica, the college conducts management games like quizzes, debate, extempore, and role play as well as inter-collegiate cultural and sports-related competitions. Different eminent spokespeople from the industry also add charm to the activities. Its alumni meeting program, called Namaste Alumni, fuels the college’s efforts to remain connected to its old graduates.

Kindling Eminence
If run effectively, a placement cell within an institution can successfully bridge the gap between industry and academia,
and enable the students to forge their successful professional careers. Through such a cell, SIMSR facilitates 100 percent internship and full-time placement opportunities for its students through various initiatives like summer internships. While studying, the students get access to simulation activities provided by corporate companies, which help them understand the real world.

The college has a corporate interface cell and conducts pre-placement activities to hone a student’s technical skills, aptitude, and soft skills. HCL, Kotak, Motilal Oswal, and Reliance are a few of the leading names who top the chart of recruiters at SIMSR.

"SIMSR has ingrained a research-oriented environment that cultivates curiosity & encourages innovation among its students & faculty alike"

"SIMSR not only believes in offering world-class academics but also seeks to provide state-of-the-art facilities on campus. To fulfill its objective of promoting a civil, supportive, and safe climate, SIMSR has a well-equipped administrative block, classrooms, a library, labs, a cafeteria, and all the other amenities.

Situated in the heart of Mumbai, the college is well-connected through major transport modes and has corporate houses as neighbors. The wifi-enabled campus allows the students, faculty, and other staff to access uninterrupted internet service", shares Dr. Rupali More, Dean, Sasmira’s Institute of Management Studies and Research.

Owing to its endeavors in imparting innovative and quality education, SIMSR has garnered a myriad of laurels and appreciation. Claimed to be one of the highest-rated management and research institutes, the college has secured a prominent position in the various surveys conducted by leading media firms. Having such feathers in its cap, SIMSR is planning to expand its academic syllabus to include corporate-driven certifications in technology-based courses like Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics and Digital Marketing. Currently accredited by the National Board of Accreditation, the institution is marching towards garnering domestic and international accreditations in the near future.