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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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SCMS Cochin Among India’s Top B-Schools As Per NIRF

7 April, 2016, Cochin: SCMS Cochin has been ranked among the top-50 management institutes in India by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India in its National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF).

SCMS has been ranked 50th at the all India level. The ranking is available at https://www.nirfindia.org/mgmt

The NIRF has been approved by the MHRD and launched by Hon’ble Minister of HRD on 29th September, 2015. This framework outlines a methodology to rank institutions across the country. The parameters broadly cover “Teaching, Learning and Resources,” “Research and Professional Practices,” “Graduation Outcomes,” “Outreach and Inclusivity,” and “Perception”. Further details of the ranking methodology for ‘Management Institutions’ is available at http://www.nirfindia.org/Docs/Ranking-Framework-for-Managment-Institutions.pdf

Commenting on the release of the rankings, Dr. RadhaThevanoor, Principal, SCMS School of Technology and Management, Cochin, said “We are excited about this particular achievement and recognition and we would like to take the opportunity to mention that SCMS is devoutly committed to develop young minds who are ready to exercise creative leadership in business and take proactive and useful roles in social transformation.”

SCMS has been the trend setter in business education since 1976 and the NIRF ranking is in addition to its numerous certifications, accreditations and approvals, which include AICTE, NAAC, ISO 9001:2008, NBA, and ACBSP.

About SCMS Group

SCMS blossomed out of the educational vision of Prathap Foundation for Education and Training in 1976. Established by its visionary chairman Dr. GPC Nayar, SCMS offers a 2 year full time PGDM, 2 year full time MBA and 3 year part time PGDM course.

Over the years SCMS group has established a network of institutions providing quality education in diverse disciplines like Management, Mass Communication, Information Technology, International Studies, Engineering, Architecture, Commerce , Economics and Polytechnics.

 
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Posted by on April 11, 2016 in News And Events

 

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A stringent admissions process is to ensure a very quality classroom for rich peer learning

Screen Shot 2016-03-03 at 3.06.03 pmConsistent rankings, accolades and placement records have been among many other factors that led to SCMS Cochin’s surfacing out to be one of the sought after Business Schools of Kerala . But beyond that, what works for the B School is the constant evolution in strategies, programs and initiatives that gives its students the cutting edge advantage. Dr. Filomina George, Director of the Management School of SCMS sheds light on them and reveals how rather than harping on its achievements, the B School constantly looks ahead and paves way for the future.

The admission process of PGDM 2016- 2018 batch that is underway is definitely on her mind. The institute has been known for its student diversity and the school does not want to keep any stone unturned to ensure a rich classroom experience for its future batches either. “Our institute is a brand in itself but we need to bring more visibility to it. Even the IIMs reach out to students in different parts of the country and we are definitely doing that this year,” she says.

Prof. Filomina also talks about the importance of stringent admission process, which maintains student quality that leads to an enriching classroom environment. Students from different backgrounds enroll for their program and SCMS Cochin strives to level the playing field. “We start off our program with a 6 weeks foundation course where they can get oriented to us, management education and basic concepts, and the way of life here. They also have mentor programs, which allow them to integrate with fellow students and faculty members,” she adds.

Interesting thing to note is that the institute not only draws students from different parts of the country but faculty members as well. According to Prof. Filomina it is an interesting facet that needs to be talked about because, “They come here to understand the length and breadth of the education system, which our B School seamlessly offers them. The teaching and learning experience for both, students and faculty members is quite dynamic. We have a judicious mix of academically and professionally qualified faculty members, and their experience is further enhanced with us.”

SCMS Cochin has always been an institute that has kept up with the latest in the industry. Now with the emphasis on Skilled In India (Skill development) and getting new entrepreneurs on the scene, the B School has revamped its entrepreneurship course as well. “The three credit full course has gone through a major transformation with a series of people from the corporate world, domain experts, proven entrepreneurs as well as new/budding entrepreneurs sharing experience with students. They thus learn the nuances of starting a business, which is vital to them,” she says.

Prof. Filomina also states that the emphasis at SCMS Cochin is on creating professionals and entrepreneurs, who are socially conscious and responsible. It tries to build that sense of responsibility towards society through different programs. “Through our social outreach program, Parivarthana, we go to schools and educate them on burning issues in our society. We talk to the children about conserving natural resources how to be guarded against drug abuse , cyber crimes etc. and this helps our students grow into well rounded professionals with strong values,” she concludes.

 
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Posted by on March 3, 2016 in Faculty

 

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“SCMS Cochin School of Business has made me confident enough to take on challenges and succeed in my internship.”

                                                                                                                                                                      Nithya Mariam Joy
PGDM Batch 23

nithyaSummer internships are where management students like me learn the code of conduct for the industry and corporate world. Hence, it’s an important training ground where I will get to learn about the ins and outs of working in an organization. I am grateful for this exposure to the corporate world that SCMS Cochin School of Business has offered me. Right from day one at the institute we have been prepared for an entry into corporate life.

I chose to do my PGDM because I wanted to make a place for myself in the corporate world. I understand that there is intense competition today, which is why I wanted to choose the best B School for me. I learned about SCMS Cochin through one of my seniors and then read a lot of positive things about it. That helped me make my decision and I am happy that it has been a smart one.

Today, I feel that I have been offered the best platform to walk into the corporate world. My internship with Shriram Life Insurance will be the next step in that direction for me. I am looking forward to working with the company, where I will be responsible for selling several of its products. I feel confident that I will be able to deliver on the tasks assigned to me thanks to the training I have received at my institute.

One of the most important things I have learned at SCMS Cochin is punctuality, and it’s something I will maintain during my internship. Being on time at your work place is actually the best first impression you can make with your colleagues. I intend to maintain a healthy working relationship with them and hope for an environment where I get to learn a lot. In fact, internships are a great opportunity to learn from experts, which I hope to do.

Through this internship I also expect to enhance my management and communication skills. Of course, I have learned a lot about them during my first year at the institute, but now it’s time to put things into practice. SCMS Cochin has opened up a whole new world for me where I learned to free myself of my inhibitions and go after new challenges. I also got so many exciting opportunities to interact with industry professionals through various sessions. Their success stories have inspired me to carve out my own path, which in some ways will begin with this internship.

 
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Posted by on September 11, 2015 in Internship

 

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“Internships give you valuable insight into the corporate work culture before you actually start your career.”

                                                                                                                                                              Geethu Tressa Mathew
PGDM Batch 23

GeethuI feel like my summer internship with Whitefield Motors Pvt. Ltd. is going to be the beginning of a whole new chapter for me. I am anxious, but I also feel comfortable in my space. I will be working as an Intern in the finance department, which will give me a huge opportunity to learn about the day-to-day functions of a finance department. One of my key responsibilities will be to study the inventory management, and I will also gain exposure to the company’s sales division.

Even though I will be working primarily in the Finance department, I will also gain an understanding of different streams, which is something I am excited about. I have always wanted to be a well-rounded professional and I believe I can do that through the experience I will gain during this internship. It’s an important learning experience for all management students because it teaches teamwork and leadership skills.

I want to make an impression at my workplace and I think I can do that by being systematic and staying updated with the latest trends. My experience completing assignments in a timely manner at SCMS Cochin School of Business should help me in this regard. I have also learned quantitative skills, which are now going to be put to the test. In addition to learning about how management concepts are put into practice, I want to learn about how employees interact in the work place. The latter, I feel, is an important part of becoming an industry professional, and one that students gain important exposure to through the internship.

One of the important aspects of learning at SCMS Cochin has always been communication and interpersonal skills. There are a lot of activities held at the institute throughout the year, which help us fight our stage fright. I am going to build on that experience and ensure that I am able to communicate my ideas with my colleagues in the best possible manner. The group activities we go through at our institute also teach us a lot about teamwork, which is another aspect of working in an organization. These are challenges that I am ready for, thanks to my institute.

Yes it’s true: SCMS Cochin has taken special efforts to make sure all of us are ready to take this first step into the corporate world. Be it through Business Research Methods (BRM) that give us useful insight or Written Analysis and Communication (WAC), the institute has enabled us to present a clear account of ourselves during our internships. I see it as a stepping stone towards being an industry-ready professional and I will put my best foot forward in order to capitalize on this opportunity.

 
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Posted by on September 11, 2015 in Internship

 

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Mr. Prem Kumar, CEO, Eastern Condiments shares his over three decades of management experience in a session that hits the right notes with students of SCMS Cochin School of Business

It’s not very often that students from B Schools get to interact with industry stalwarts with over three decades of experience. But that’s exactly what happened during the Industry Institute Interface (III) session held recently at SCMS Cochin School of Business. Students had an opportunity to listen to and gain from the experiences of Mr. Prem Kumar,CEO of Eastern Condiments. And needless to say they utilized this opportunity to the fullest.

CI8J0507 (1)Eastern Condiments is one of the biggest brands in Kerala and as the CEO of the company, Mr. Kumar works towards building its reputation further. An MBA graduate with 33 years of experience in Sales & Marketing, he has worked in different industry sectors including Trade & Rural Marketing, Training & General Management. He has also worked with several global brands like Gillette, Horlicks, Aquafresh, Panadol, Lucozade and Ribena, Sundrop and Dainik Bhaskar.

Hence it was only natural that there was a lot to gain from his experiences, which is one of the major aims of these sessions in the first place. They are designed to ensure that students get an exposure to real industry dealings and trends, which broadens their horizons to a great extent. Mr. Kumar on his part did just that by offering students insight into the secrets of sales and marketing. “You have to make a difference. Secondly, you have to understand your consumers, only then will you be able to convince them,” he said.

Mr. Kumar talked about his own experiences with different noteworthy brands he has worked with and helped students understand the difference between classrooms and real world corporate life. He also stressed on the fact that the time of academic learning was important for students and they should make the most out of it. “Quantitative skills are important and you need to understand the business environment as well. That means you have to get your basics right and now is the best time to do that,” he emphasized.

As Mr. Kumar was talking of his own journey from a management student to a successful corporate professional, his words resonated with the gathering and had a deep impact. But he reminded the students that their personal life journey was of importance too. “You need to build on your skills and evolve every day to change the environment we are living in. Communication and storytelling are two important aspects of management and they can only be learned through personal life journey,” he said thoughtfully.

The audience was held in rapt attention throughout the session, which was brought to a close by Mr. Kumar as he offered management aspirants tips for their future. “Find your domain of occupational interest. Keep yourself abreast with the current issues and most importantly, know your strengths and weaknesses,” he stated. The student gathering had got what they’d hoped for from the session, but Mr. Kumar had a parting shot to leave them with. “Information is power but too much information is paralysis,” he said amidst huge applause.

 
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Posted by on May 10, 2014 in News And Events

 

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