VIVEKANANDA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES promoted by a group of professionals and run by Coimbatore Education Foundation, is an outstanding stand alone B-School with an avowed goal of achieving human excellence by means of Academic and Allied programmes.
The Management dedicates the Institute to the Nation on the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda to transform the youth of India into a potent knowledge power.
In the horizon of contemporary management education, one can visualize the emergence of great opportunities and formidable challenges. The fact that the national economy is triggered into the trajectory of growth, never witnessed before, the emerging economic regime has galvanized the need for management graduates to man the corporate as well as SMEs. This leaves a large gap in the supply of professional managers providing a great opportunity for the aspiring youth who want to pursue management education.
At the same time the deficiency syndrome in respect of quality, employability and the skill set of management graduates pose a formidable challenge. As such the competency and employability of management graduates will have to be enhanced and fine tuned. The B-schools by and large have to prepare themselves to fill this quality gap and meet the industry expectation.
Learning management concepts and techniques per se is not enough; the success lies in translating knowledge into wisdom by applying the same to real world situations and problems. Methodologies in teaching should be devised in such a way that the real-world experiences are brought into class-room situation. Case studies relevant to Indian environment will be more realistic.
Yet another deficiency is the need to change the ethical make up of the mindset of management students so that they are able to appreciate the ethical values and integrate such aspects with the decision-making process.
The programme architecture of VIMS is designed to address the above issues and provide a holistic education in the field of management.
Mr. S. Periyasamy
Managing Director, Zawawi Powertech LLC,
Sultanate of Oman Muscat
Chairman, VIMS, Coimbatore
The world Economy is fast shrinking in terms of breaking barriers and isolation and at the same time world trade is expending, thanks to Globalization. So much so opportunities to seek employment in global level and in MNCs are expanding and skill migration across Nations is taking place .As a result competency level of MBA graduates is assessed globally, which poses a challenge to the B schools in India. Re-engineering the MBA process, adding value to the content, delivery mode and horning the skills, such as soft skills and interpersonal skills, and adequate exposure to multiple cultures, new technologies and global perspectives, so that the MBA graduates can compete in the global environment. Top organizations around the world prefer to take such employees who are willing to take challenges, outperform themselves, dedicated and committed, creative and problem – solving mind set. As an overseas entrepreneur, I always prefer to invest on people, who in turn will invest their time and possess passion for performance.
Vivekananda Institute of Management Studies (VIMS) is taking all efforts to create an ideal ambiance
and comprehensive programme mix to realize the professional aspirations of students.
I welcome the MBA aspirants to experience the professionalism practiced at VIMS.
VIMS has been continuously striving to achieve academic excellence. VIMS offers different specializations such as Marketing Management, Financial Management, Human Resource Management, Operations Management and Systems Management. The Institution inculcates academic with the right amount of practical exposure through continuous ‘empirical micro learning industry internships’ and ‘live projects’ in the final semester. It imbibes an evolving pedagogy that caters to the industry needs and goes beyond curriculum. Besides core faculty, a band of visiting faculties which include industry experts and university professors who complement the efforts in molding the students.
The students of VIMS are prompted to take part actively in industrial learning, experiential learning and empirical micro learning (EML). One of the crucial surplus of VIMS is its steady effort of creating approaches, which are quite different from other B-schools. Our students often organize HR and CEO interviews in different corporates where they interview the HRs and CEOs in a very professional manner. The faculty team is equipped with outcome based teaching and learning methodology, which develops the students to be performance driven.
MBA education is highly dynamic, and as such Innovation in management studies creates a long lasting influence and produce breathtaking shifts in competitive positions. VIMS affirm to inculcate the spirit of innovation among the students from the initial days. Incorporating creativity in teaching and learning process and adopting techniques that are pursued by leading B-schools in the country is the supplementary element of VIMS. The students are enabled to foster their thinking capabilities and discover new innovations. As the institute commence ‘outcome based learning’, the effort and dedication of the teachers matters the most.
Our faculty members solemnly choose to adopt methods like role play, industry scan, discovery learning and other self-directed method in the teaching learning process. These methods aid the students with a sheer interest of participating in the learning process and polish their ideas. Apart from concern for the progress of the students the institute also gives proportionate significance to enhance the knowledge of faculty members by conducting ‘Faculty Development Programmes’ oftentimes. The institute has a pleasant combination of senior and junior faculty members who are mature enough in understanding the young minds.