In its quest to prepare industry-ready managers, the School of Communication and Management Studies, Cochin (SCMS-COCHIN) has been striving continuously to prepare multi-skilled, globally competent and socially responsible students. Realising that times are changing and that industry’s demand for managers is becoming increasingly complex, SCMS-COCHIN has been in the forefront of the initiative to prepare such managers.
The faculty at SCMS-COCHIN realises that in this competitive global world, developing technical skills alone will not equip students to meet the diverse challenges that will be thrown at them; a complete self-learning experience is required to help them thrive in a dynamic global workplace. The Personality Development Programme (PDP) and Self Learning Management (SLM,) starting from the foundation level are designed to raise the bar of efficiency.
Structural engineers will vouch that for a building to be useful, sturdy and permanent, it must be built on a solid base. At SCMS-COCHIN too, molding these students into managers starts with a strong foundation course.
The Foundation programme at SCMS-COCHIN is the beginning of a transformative, 6-week experience aimed at prospective PGDM students. It helps them to make a smooth transition into the world of business through the conceptual understanding of management subjects and the effective use of skill education.
The Foundation programme at SCMS-COCHIN for the 21st batch is scheduled to commence from July 16, 2012. It is a six-week, pre-academic programme for students to refresh the concepts they have already they have learnt and to get acquainted with new management concepts. The foundation programme will have 75 sessions and starts with an assessment of entry-level competencies. The courses taught include Principles of Management, Basics of Accounting, Basic Quantitative Skills, Basics of Information Technology, Introduction to Communication and Business Environment.
By focusing on basic management and accounting skills, this programme at SCMS-COCHIN aims to enhance numerical and quantitative skills, provide a basic understanding of key financial and statistical terms and build confidence in developing the core skills. By core skills, they mean areas like effective communication, decision-making, problem-solving, critical and creative thinking, etc.
The function to mark the start of the foundation course was held at 12.30 pm on July 16, 2012 at the SCMS-COCHIN campus and was inaugurated by Chief Guest Mr. Shyam Srinivasan, Managing Director and CEO of The Federal Bank Limited. Mr. Murali S., COO and Branch Head, Kerala of Vodafone offered felicitations the as Guest of Honour. The function was presided over by SCMS Chairman, Dr. G.P.C. Nayar, while the welcome address was given by the Director, Dr. V. Raman Nair and the vote of thanks was given by the Dean, Prof. K.J. Paulose.