Aditya Institute of Management’s Director Dr. Vijay Kulkarni is sharing his thoughts about current trends in Management Education and MBA Course.
1. Can you tell us about Current Trends in Management Education?
The current trend in the education is, It offers the participants more openings and greater self-confidence to occupy high level managerial positions. Finally, it enables them to benefit from the various School networks which can also be a valuable support throughout professional life. The industries are looking for the highly dedicated and talented students and placement is not a problem. The Intensive focus on Industry-Institute Interaction is important aspect and the role of faculty as a facilitator rather than a teacher.
2. Can you share some interesting facts about your institute which will excite our readers?
We believe in the collective learning model in which maximum opportunities are provided to the students to organise various events and also to participate in the events outside the institute including national and International conference. we ensure that there is conducive atmosphere , career guidance and support for the students.
We believe in students potential, advance their careers, in particular to become more involved in projects, feel the need to stand back and take some hindsight, wish to develop their managerial skills, acquire new knowledge and ways of thinking, work load and commit to a highly demanding project work as summer internship . This is possible with dedicated faculty and strong industry interface.
3. What is Vision and Mission of Your Institute?
Develop young professionals for the industry and society by providing quality education.
Be an organization of repute and high standard in the field of management education at national level.
4. How your institute is unique in terms of Courses, Curriculum?
We offer two years MBA and we are affiliated to the University of Pune.
Projects: In addition to the compulsory summer project, students are assigned small projects on various topics for firsthand experience of the industry.
Involvement in the social work activities:
Our students have formed the Social group through which they actively participate in and carry out several academic and social service activities. They completely managed a seminar at Lonavala and were greatly appreciated for it last year.
Field Surveys: Students are assigned field surveys to get real experience of various issues and analysis thereof.
Language Lab: To develop communication skills of students.
Interactive Lectures: Students are motivated to participate in the discussions, ask doubts and make the lectures interesting.
Case studies: Students are exposed to the case study method of learning using case studies from various journals for developing analytical & problem solving skill
5. Can you tell us about latest trends of Entrance Exams for B Schools ?
This year students who have cleared CMAT exam can take admission to MBA . In addition to this other examination such as XAT, CAT score is also considered. If AMMI is conducted then we can admit the students who have cleared AMMI examination.
6. What do you see in prospective students while offering admission?
- Willingness’s to learn new things
- Desire for hard work
- Out of the box thinking
7. What is your view about placements after completion of the course?
The placements of student is not a problem as we groom students in such a way that they get placements. We provide an opportunity to the students to continuously interact with professionals from industry. It help them to know the latest trends in the corporate sector and the expectations of corporate sector from MBA graduates. The attitude of the students should be positive and soft skills are important for the placement.
8. What advice you would like to offer to MBA Graduates/ Working professionals / Students?
If you have willingness then you can conquer and successful in your life. Be proactive in life. Good understanding of the mechanisms of the labour market is indispensable in order to approach compensation policies or stakes in recruitment. Our MBA is the result of a partnership between industry interface and a Business school, whose cultures, networks and resources are complementary which lead you to acquire highest degree of knowledge.Work hard and world is your’s!!!