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SCMS’ PGDM Class of 2014- 2016 witnessed a strong placement season with recruiters from multiple sectors with multiple profiles to offer

13064687_10153910983905100_2494744162032857432_oPlacement Report 2016: Placement season at SCMS Cochin School of Business had got off to a strong start and ended with astounding energy. Average compensation, maximum salary, number of recruiters and profile of recruiters showed healthy trends for the latest graduating PGDM Class of 2016. A total of 50 companies across Banking, Insurance, Consultancy, Manufacturing, Hospitality, Retail, Telecommunications, Travel & Tourism, Pharmamade offers to the students, covering about 85% of the eligible batch.

The average CTC based on packages offered so far is Rs. 5 lakhs p.a. with the highest offer being Rs. 7 lakhs p.a. Some of the leading companies out of the 50 that have recruited already are Deloitte, Indian Oil Adani Gas Pvt. Ltd., Speridian Technologies, Tufropes Pvt. Ltd., Colgate Palmolive, Idea Cellular, TCS, Asian Paints, Godrej & Boyce, GIC Housing Finance, South Indian Bank, Exide Industries, Abbott Healthcare, Somany Ceramics, Infoedge India Ltd., Maxeed Telecom Utility Services, Gemni Software Solutions, Agape Diagnostics, Ujjivan Financial Services, to name a few.

SCMS has a track record of providing placements to all the eligible students, ever since it was started in 1992. In the academic year 2014-15, 56 major corporate houses hired from campus. With its entrepreneurial culture and variety of programs, SCMS strives to offer the industry the best talent. The school ensures students get the kind of job they desire and have the benefit to sit for companies of their choice that the school brings.

Studying the hiring trends for the year 2015 and 2016, George Joseph, Placement Coordinator, SCMS Cochin School of Business rightly pointed out- “Markets seem to have opened up and good corporates are in search of good talent. At the same time, recruiters remain very choosy with regard to their commitment and recruiting attitude. Newer companies have visited campus this year with compensation offer going up substantially well.”

Dr. Filomina P. George, Director, SCMS Cochin School of Business highlighted- “We at SCMS endeavour to prepare our students to take up the emerging challenges and groom them towards excellence as they pass through the portals of this institution. Recruiters appreciate this quality about our graduates.” With its transparent system of posting job profiles and matching students with recruiters, SCMS Cochin continues to strive to maximise opportunities for its student.

Over the years, SCMS Cochin students have gone on to occupy leadership positions in reputable corporates both in India and abroad, which is a testament to the quality of its programs.

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Posted by on July 14, 2016 in Final Placement

 

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SCMS Cochin to host a FDP on Management Consultancy from 26-27th Aug, 2016

July 6, 2016, Cochin: Consultancy Development Unit of SCMS Cochin will host a Faculty Development Programme (FDP) that will sensitize management professionals, in academia and industry to focus on management consultancies and opportunities it offers them. The two day FDP will be held on 26th and 27th August and has been organized under “Building Capacities for Consultancy Development & Knowledge Management with Partner Institution (KMPI)” programme of Consultancy Development Centre (CDC).

Management Consultancy is all about helping organizations improve business. It includes organizational change management assistance, development of skills, capacity building, process studies and analysis, technology implementation and other services. Unfortunately consulting as professional activity in management institutes isn’t explored the way it should be. The FDP will try to address that by emphasizing on the role of management consultancy services and the scope it has to offer.

Helmed by experienced professionals, the FDP will be ideal for faculty members from B-Schools, consulting firms, government departments, consultants and Corporates companies from different industry sectors. Modern, engaging training pedagogy will keep things interesting for participants as they get an overview of consulting and find out more about its process life cycle. The programme will also focus on consultant-client relationships besides ethics and professionalism in consulting.

Marketing of consulting services, proposal preparation and costing of consulting services, securing, planning and delivery of consultant assignment will be some of the other topics covered during the programme. B School representatives will benefit from the session based around consultancy in Management Institutes covering skill gaps. There will also be a segment on “Consultancy as a Professional activity of faculty members in Management Institutions” to look forward to.

Who should attend the FDP? The FDP is designed for faculty members from B-Schools, Department of Management Studies, Consulting firms, Government Departments, Consultants and Corporates / Industries.

Thus the FDP has something for all participants with their own requirements and focus. They will not only go home richer in knowledge and experience but with participation certificates from CDC, New Delhi and the institute too.

To download registration form for the event, click: http://www.scms.edu.in/FDP-16.html

 
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Posted by on July 14, 2016 in News And Events

 

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“First we are taught how to follow and then we are shown how to lead,” says latest graduate Asheeta Prabhu who just joined Deloitte as a Tax Consultant

Asheeta 1Asheeta Prabhu, a recent graduate of PGDM Class of 2016 of SCMS Cochin School of Business, believes that the biggest advantage she got from her institute was the leadership skills she developed. It helped the PGDM Batch 23 student throughout her stint at the institute and during the all-important placement process as well. The anxious, bumbling girl who came to SCMS Cochin School of Business with hopes for a career in the corporate world has been rewarded with a placement with Deloitte. Here she describes her journey from classrooms to one of the leading corporate brands in the world.

Two years ago

Asheeta remembers her first day at the institute vividly and reminds us that it’s where the journey began for her. “There was a lot of anxiety and tension all around; we were meeting new faces but had no idea what MBA life had in store for us, she says, looking back. “I had decided to go with the flow and give it my best shot every step of the way. That attitude has helped me immensely because I have been able to make the most of the opportunities the institute offered me. And it indeed offers a lot! You just need to know how to make the most of the opportunities presented.”

She believes that one of the crucial learning opportunities during her stint at the institute has been understanding the value of time. It has not only made her punctual but also well organized to take on different responsibilities and deliver on them. “We have had tight schedules all through these two years. Earlier we would have one week’s time to study for the exams, now it’s just one day along with 5-6 assignments. We have been made to pick up the skill of coping with pressure very well –  this is a skill that will come handy forever” she says with a smile.

The leader in Asheeta shines through

According to Asheeta, what sets SCMS Cochin’s Management students apart from the rest is the fact that they are trained to be Leaders from day one. “We learn how to follow and then we are taught how to lead,” says Asheeta while thinking of her journey. “I will rely on these leadership skills in my work life. I know I can be a leader in individual situations but at the same time function well in a team environment. This will help me in my career, which I can’t wait to start now,” she says enthusiastically.

The number game

Asheeta has done her specialization in Finance and is happy that she has bagged a placement in keeping with her interests and skills. She will be working with Deloitte as a Tax Consultant, and is thrilled about her profile. “I will be dealing with clients in the U.S. and it’s a huge responsibility. But I see it as an opportunity to shine and showcase my talents. I will do that from day 1, so in few years’ time I manage to establish myself as a competent manager in Finance,” she says. And given her confidence and focus, you would put good money on her accomplishing just that.

 
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Posted by on June 17, 2016 in Placements

 

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Campus Star Ebin Abraham reveals the reason behind joining the PGDM program after getting through his banking exams.

1SCMS Cochin School of Business draws an interesting and diverse talent pool. Students from all over the country, year after year, stand out due to their unique strengths and achievements, which make them Stars on Campus. Ebin Abraham, in house “quantitative skills master”, is one of them. On the back of his skills, Ebin had already made it through the prestigious banking exams; but, he chose to do his PGDM with the institute. Here he tells us what prompted the decision that has already had a huge positive impact on his life.

Ebin is quite matter of fact about his achievement and also his decision. “Yes, I got through the banking exam but I realized that a PGDM degree is important for the growth that I want in my career,” he says. “There is a growing need for managers in the industry and a PGDM program prepares you for that. In fact, it has its advantages over MBA programs as well, because the curriculum is regularly updated to keep up with industry requirements.” These were some of the factors, in addition to the reputation of SCMS Cochin, that brought him here in the first place.

According to Ebin, studying at one of the best B Schools in South India has been a thoroughly enriching experience so far. He talks about the impact it has had on him, saying, “The IMLP program where we have to make presentations has helped me get over my stage fright. I have also overcome my inhibitions of expressing myself in English. There are a number of activities held in college, the management fests etc., which have boosted my confidence.” He definitely seems to have come into his own and is ready to make his mark in the industry.

He realizes that the next crucial stage in his learning process is the internship program. He is thankful to his institute for helping him bag an internship that involves a market study of TATA. Ebin reveals more, saying, “It’s a project with practical implications; hence, I expect to learn a lot from it. I believe the communication skills I have learned and leadership qualities I have developed will help me deliver during the internship. It’s an interesting period where I get to test the concepts I have learned in the practical world.”

Ebin is also mindful of the fact that the internship will give him an edge when he goes out in the corporate world as a professional. In many ways it can make him stand out from MBA graduates, too. “The main difference is that PGDM offers a three month internship while there is only a month long internship for MBA students,” he explains. “The substantially longer period of time gives you a better understanding of what happens in the company. It’s this comprehensive knowledge that I came here for and the program has met my expectations brilliantly.” Ebin concludes on an optimistic note – he is confident that his institute will help him achieve his professional aspirations.

 
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Posted by on October 26, 2015 in Student Life

 

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A latest internship project conducted by SCMS Cochin School of Business’ students on “Timetable Management” brought in a whole new dimension towards making efficient Timetables

Deccan Chronicle - efficient way for schoolsThey say that any sufficiently advanced piece of technology is indistinguishable from magic. What does that mean to the PGDM Class of 2016 at SCMS Cochin School of Business?

Picture this: 61 classes, 100+ teachers, over 20 subjects, 8 periods a day, 6 days a week. Now think of all the combinations and variations there would be for everyperiodand each class during a school week. Also, factor in how the subjects vary when the same class of students picks different combinations of subjects in class 11 and 12, or when students from different classes come together to study certain subjects during certain periods. If your head isn’t spinning just yet, think of how you’d factor in substitutions when a teacher is on planned leave, or worse, just unable to show up to work on a particular day. Now imagine if you had to plan this all out year after year, every year for all the classes and all the teachers.

The combinations and variations are mind boggling and would take weeks to get right! This exact work, only with more complications, was done manually year after year by a team of teachers at St. Peters Senior Secondary School, Kolenchery, Ernakulam. That is, until this year when a group of SCMS students led by Assistant Professor Justin Joy customized and introduced timetable management software in the school as part of their internship. The internship concluded recently with the four students behind the project – Faisal K. Abraham, Nirmal Krishnan, Danish Xavier and Edwin Varghese – training the staff and handing over the software to the faculty at St. Peters Senior Secondary School.

In the words of Professor Justin, “Open source timetable management generation and management software and the Moodle learning management system has been successfully implemented in 3 schools over the last two years as part of similar student projects guided by the Systems faculty of SCMS.”What makes the project particularly special is the value it added to the school, bringing down the duration needed for timetablecreation and management from all of summer vacation to only a few hours annually. What’s more is that there is a lot less time and effort required on an ongoing basis from the user since everything is customized to fit the requirements of St. Peters School.

Even as the team isenjoying the sweet smell of victory, having finally achieved their goal, the road to this point wasn’t easy. According to Nirmal Krishnan, one of the students involved in the project, “the sheer number of stakeholders that had to be interviewed during the information and requirements gathering stage was demanding. Another challenge was factoring in the various special conditions during the customization stage. All of this took place while we were learning the basics of project management with a hands-on approach that involved pitching our idea at the right time, working around curve balls, like getting access to either c-panel, dealing with deadlines and delivering the right product at the right time… It was like a live project!”

Another student, Faisal Abraham, recounts his experience as an equally enriching one. Summarizing his key learning from the project, he says communication was the key to success: “Even as there was a lot of concentrated and sincere effort that went into various aspects of the project over the two and half months, I believe that my biggest learning was that timely and accurate communication is key. There were a lot of interviews, discussions and brainstorming sessions with teachers, professors, and management from both sides; it was crucial to interact, ask the right questions and most importantly, learn constantly”.

 
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Posted by on October 15, 2015 in News And Events

 

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SCMS-COCHIN Ranked as One of the Top 25 B-Schools in India.

SCMS-COCHIN has long prided itself on the educational opportunities that it affords its students. With a stated mission  to develop globally competent and socially responsible business leaders through the use of  innovative education SCMS-COCHIN has long been held as an institute that prepares future business leaders for the challenges of tomorrow. This striving for excellence in all endeavours has garnered SCMS-COCHIN notice within India and across the globe. Now, with the publication of a recent B-School survey, SCMS-COCHIN continues on its path of excellence.

According to the recent Go-getter EducationMela.com All India Participative B-School Survey 2012, SCMS-COCHIN is ranked among the top 25 B-Schools within India. Considered a perception ranking, the survey takes into account a random selection of viewpoints from industry representatives, management experts and aspiring candidates for management education. The parameters that were used to judge SCMS-COCHIN included course content, research and writings, placements, international exposure, infrastructure and faculty. After all of these factors were measured together, SCMS-COCHIN easily placed among the best in the country.

SCMS-COCHIN is a world-class institution that is designed to create future business leaders with a well-rounded education which  prepares them not only for the evolving global economy, but also for life. SCMS-COCHIN boasts of a unique legacy of  developing individuals and supporting their aspirations. All this is an attempt to help contribute to the world’s wealth of knowledge, bridge communities and make it possible for individuals to grow academically, professionally and personally.

With a firm commitment to social values, SCMS-COCHIN strives to provide a holistic education and is not afraid of forging its own path, drawing on its diversity to transform the individual and strengthen society. This vision has helped SCMS-COCHIN to become one of the leading B-Schools in the country. With the recognition from Go-getter magazine, the reputation of SCMS-COCHIN has been firmly cemented as an institute that knows what the world needs and is dedicated to providing it.

 

 

 
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Posted by on July 20, 2012 in News Room, Ranking

 

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