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Climbing steadily in the Super League of Indian B- Schools, SCMS Cochin is all set to lead from the front

SCMS Cochin has done itself proud by making a place for itself amongst top B Schools in the country in the recent Go-Getter and collegecampus2corporate.com All India B School Survey 2014. There are a few names that often make it to the top of the prestigious surveys like this one, year after year. But SCMS Cochin has managed to break their stranglehold this year. In fact it has gone on to do exceptionally well in some of the crucial categories that were taken into account during the survey.

The Go-Getter and collegecampus2corporate.com survey is a participatory and perceptual one that took into account more than 150 management institutes in the country that had minimum two batches graduating before 2013. After thorough authentication, 65 institutes were ranked based on various factors including infrastructure, placement, faculty, research and writing, curriculum and pedagogy, global exposure, industry interface, entrepreneurship and more. It was interesting to see the survey come up with unexpected results.

The Go-Getter and collegecampus2corporate.com survey grouped the institutes into different leagues based on their performance in various categories. The Super League was the highest category followed by A+++, A++ and so on. Based on its overall performance in the survey, SCMS Cochin made it to the Super League of management institutes in the country. Thus today it finds its place amongst the heavyweights of management education in India and you can only imagine that it’s the decades of effort that has paid off.

The institute has always considered its faculty members as its pillars and this is one category where it has ranked in the top five. This particular ranking category took into account the faculty strength of a B School and the association of the head of departments with the corporate world and foreign universities.

Faculty members of an institute are also involved in Research and Writing Category that ranked B Schools based on the priority they give to publication of papers and books. SCMS Cochin was ranked 5th in the category. With senior academicians like Dr. V. Raman Nair, Prof. K.J. Paulose, Dr. Filomina P. George, Dr. C. K. Rajan, Dr. C. Sengottuvelu, etc. SCMS Cochin has been very discreetly building its faculty pool since years now.

The institute did brilliantly in the Curriculum and Pedagogy category too as it was ranked amongst the top five B Schools in the country once again. The high rank in the category talks about SCMS Cochin’s readiness to adapt its curriculum according to the changing needs of the industry and using evolving pedagogy to offer the best to students. Throughout its programs, the institute focuses on case studies, Industry Institute Interface sessions with renowned names to ensure that the students get practical experience and exposure to the industry.

SCMS Cochin is already considered to be a top management school in Kerala and it has gone from strength to strength since its inception in 1976. But its success in the recent survey is quite startling and speaks volumes of the giant strides the management institute has managed to take in recent times. It’s a reflection on several of the initiatives carried out by the institute on a regular basis, which ensure that it keeps up with its mission of offering cutting edge management education to students.

 
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Posted by on July 21, 2014 in Achievements, News And Events

 

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SCMS Cochin And SCENSER: Steering Research To Approach A New Era

In the light of ever-evolving socio-economic changes,under the aegis of SCMS-COCHIN– the SCMS Centre for Socio-Economic Research, Consultancy and Training (SCENSER) carries out a wide range of activities in the field of Market Research, Feasibility Studies, Management Consultancy, Diagnostic Studies, Revival and Restructuring studies, Human Resources Development and Trainings.

Established in 2003, the centre approaches each subject and project undertaken from an interdisciplinary perspective integrating such specialized fields as economics, sociology, policy science, environmental governance, disaster risk reduction and technological science. It has won incredible praise for its pioneering research on a diverse set of disciplines to provide holistic and practical decision making systems for delivering sustainable development within society and enhancing the positive role of the environment upon well-being.

Central to SCENSER’s mission is also an ongoing commitment to explore issues that are important not only to a range of academic interests, but also relevant to society’s other policy-makers and stakeholders. Since its inception, SCENSER has taken up a plethora of research projects, highlights of which being –

  • Feasibility Study on Intervention Strategies of Solid Waste Disposal within Cochin Corporation
  • Ecstasies and Agonies of Old Age: A Socio-Emotional & Economic Study of Alienated Parents in Kerala
  • Facilities Study for Corporation of Cochin for Cochin Master Plan 2020
  • SAMAGRA: A proposal for socio-economic development of two block panchayats in Kottayam District of Kerala and more…

Besides in another forefront, SCMS- COCHIN won one of the very few projects – DelPHE project awarded under the prestigious DelPHE scheme by the British Council through an international competition. This project which brings together a new partnership with the Lancashire Business School, UK, IFM, Tanzania and Yaalex Investment Limited (YLX) aims to bring together the essence and inter-relationship between microfinance, gender and poverty and devise training modules on entrepreneurial development. Playing as the lead partner, the project aims to understand the key issues in microfinance through various models in each country, while keeping in mind a range of risk coping mechanisms, policy directions and international best practices.

SCENSER’s Patient Logistics Management System’ exhibited in the 5th convention of GrameenGyaanAbhigyan 2008, software developed on the scientific compilation of information on communication diseases at the grass-root level and ‘An Effective government intervention in Kuttanad’ is some of the study reports undertaken by the centre. The Centre at its helm strives for excellence in the conduct and presentation of its research, and aims to make its findings relevant for a variety of circumstances and users.

 

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