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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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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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SCMS Cochin School of Business to host Humane 2015 focussing on the crucial area of Talent Management

SCMS Cochin School of Business will be hosting Humane 2015, a one day conference on the 20th of Feb that will focus on the level of Talent Engagement in organizations today and the strategies employed by them to enable full engagement. Humane is an annual initiative from the institute that brings together noted industry experts and academicians from all over to discuss and share ideas on a crucial topic. Humane 2014 (Humane 21) organized last year, an International conference on cultural diversity was a huge success and this year seems to be no different.

The theme for the 2015 edition of Humane is Talent Engagement: The Need of the Hour and the organizers, MBA Department of SSTM and the HR Department of SCMS Cochin School of Business are leaving no stone unturned to ensure that it is a fruitful and enriching experience for all. This industry-relevant theme of the conference is already drawing the desired attention amongst all and the list of participants, which will include renowned academicians, researchers and industry practitioners can only be the icing on the cake.

It’s a known fact that businesses today are operating in the VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity) environment that brings in challenges from economic, technological, demographic and social trends. It’s particularly true for Talent Engagement because strategies that seemed to have worked in the past have to be evolved with changing times. It’s important for leaders now to manage different aspirations in organizations by engaging their talent in the right behaviours for now and the future.

These are just some of the crucial issues that Humane 22 will focus on, offering a huge knowledge resource for the participants to learn and grow from. Through the academics and the practitioners, participants can learn about the initiatives taken by the organizations to define and identify the level of Talent Engagement. Moreover it will also serve as an opportunity for one to know more about why it is imperative for organizations to make the most out of behavioural strategies that can lead to comprehensive engagement.

Humane 2015 is also offering a platform for papers on Empirical Analysis, Literature Review, Background Note, Works in Progress and Case Studies, which can be presented during the conference. Different areas, from Rules of Engagement: Challenges of Engagement to Performance Management: Engagement Activities and Measuring ROI can be covered in the papers. They will then be selected by peer review to be published in a special edition of the SCMS Journal of Indian Management.

Overall, the conference aims to highlight the importance of changing strategies that are practically imperative for the industry as far as Talent Management is concerned. According to Professor Shalini Nandwani, “The conference is designed for academicians, researchers and industry practitioners who want to present their analysis and discuss their findings. At the same time it can prove to be an information resource on a subject that’s literally the need of the hour for the industry.” Clearly, there’s a lot to look forward to on the day.

 
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Posted by on January 17, 2015 in News And Events

 

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SCMS Marketing Colloquium presents Panorama 2014

“ Digital Advertising is the Future ”

India is a marketers’ delight but it is also a marketers’ nightmare. Meeting the needs and wants for products and services from a billion plus mostly young Indians in a liberalized economy is a challenging proposition because of the country’s sheer diversity and heterogeneity. Advertising in these cluttered atmospherics is replete with opportunities and challenges. Emerging trends in the advertising world seem to indicate that one significantly promising way ahead is to travel the road of digitalization. Technology is becoming global. It is almost everywhere, often invisible, and becoming more natural to use every day.

Currently, on a global perspective, about 20 per cent of the advertising activity has been transformed to digital advertising – winning and retaining more and more digital customers. In India currently the digital advertising is only around 8 percent of the total spent. Axiomatically the country will have to move in the digital direction, as the advertising has to now offer “more for less, faster and cheaper”.

Digitalization has been impacting creativity in advertising. Big data is credited to fuel innovation, creativity, and drive growth. There are tremendous opportunities for the industry to open doors to so many different experiences. Digitalization has become the catalyst for the industry, the present challenge for advertisers is to take advantage and reshape the industry.

Panorama 2014 will assemble captains of Indian Business and eminent experts from Indian Advertising industry for a meaningful and thoughtful dialogue on exploring and discussing the opportunities and challenges that currently confront the business communication arena.

The one-day seminar on December 12, 2014 will focus on the theme “Digital Advertising is the Future.” There would be two business sessions each in the morning and afternoon and would be watched by the postgraduate business students of SCMS. The occasion would provide the students a rare opportunity to listen to and interact with the stalwarts in different fields of advertising and business management.

 
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Posted by on December 12, 2014 in News And Events

 

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