SCMS-COCHIN, like a good training ground for management students believes in all-round development. Working toward that end, it has been conducting personality development programs (PDPs) for students.
The person behind these PDPs, M.A.S. Menon, has been providing corporate training and life-skill coaching to SCMS students for several years. Mr. Menon enjoys grooming students at SCMS-Cochin, who, he says, are disciplined. “Intellectually, they seem to be on a higher level than those at the other B-schools in Kerala,” he says.
He adds SCMS-COCHIN students are good with words and confident enough to put across their ideas. “Whenever I interact with them, they come out openly with their problems and try to find solutions. Most of them are very clear in their head about their ambitions and are working toward achieving their goals,” he says. In his PDP, Mr. Menon works on students’ soft skills. His training modules are helpful in enhancing the personalities of the students. Elaborating on the different courses he handles, Mr. Menon cites the Integrated Value Management Program. These classes are held for an hour or two whereas the PDP takes place over a minimum of two days.
Mr. Menon says his training module, ASHA, (an acronym for Attitude, Synergy, Harmony and Achievement) is covered over a period of two days. He says over the years, a lot of people he has trained have come back to him saying how they’ve benefited from the PDP. These programs have come in handy when they’ve joined the corporate world.
Mr. Menon says he has seen the SCMS-Cochin grow over the years and is proud of the association as it is one of the best B-Schools in the state.