“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”
– Nelson Mandela
Welcome to Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore. In November 2008 NMIMS began its tryst with the garden city of Bangalore with the Management program for Executives and a modest enrolment of 20 students; today we have over 450 students in our School of Business Management (SBM) in the PGDM and Executive PGDBM Program. This year, we propose to add the School of Commerce and School of Economics in our journey to becoming a multi-disciplinary campus.Our new state-of-the-art 8.5 acre campus at Bannerghatta admeasuring a built-up area of about 13,000 sq. m (140,000 sq.ft) in Phase-1 is now ready.This will be expanded to 19,250 sq. m ( 208,000sq. ft.) by 2018 to accommodate student intake of about 3000.
Dr. Suresh Mony
Director, SVKM’s NMIMS, Bangalore
The mission of the Bangalore campus is “to be an institution of excellence for learning & collaborative research with a deep commitment to people” which is in line with that of the university. As testimony to this, in 2014, we commencedthe journey of obtaining international accreditations.Our PGDM and Executive PGDBM programs obtained the prestigious AMBA (Association of MBAs, U.K.) accreditation in May 2015 thereby making NMIMS, Bangalore the youngest B-school in India to be awarded the coveted distinction. We are currently pursuing the South Asian Quality Assurance System (SAQS) accreditation from AMDISA as a prelude to applying for the EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) accreditation.
We envision to set up Centres of Excellence (COE) as a vehicle to achieve the mission. The COE in the area of Analytics, where we were the first B-school in India to introduce a specialisation stream is well on the way. Our efforts directed at quality, rigour and contemporariness are aided by an eminent Board of Studies and the Academic Council comprising senior professors from IIMs/ IITs as well as Industry leaders.
The program curricula revolves around the three pronged KSA (Knowledge, Skills and Attitude) approach and apart from the knowledge component considerable emphasis is given on a range of skills including communication, negotiation, decision-making and soft skills; as well ‘Attitude building’.The unique ‘We Care’ program dovetailed with a course on ‘Community Awareness and Responsibility as an Executive’ goes a long way in sensitising and inculcating a sense of social responsibility in every student. The PGDM academic offerings are dovetailed with well-crafted Placement and Career Advisory support services that endeavour to transform an individual’s demeanour from a ‘student’ with little/no business exposure to an ‘executive’ who is industry ready and socially and ethically responsible.While the combination of pedagogical techniques attempt to trigger one or more of the multiple intelligences that human beings possess, in order to maximize individual learnability, our objective is to ensure that ‘learning is enjoyable’.
The Executive PGDBM program aims to transform executives with compartmentalised mindset to a holistic thinking general manager and business leader. The program’s popularity has considerably increased over the years as evident by the increasing batch size from around 20 initially to 40. Many graduates have secured leadership roles and some have become successful entrepreneurs.
Research is an area close to the heart of our faculty members and we are constantly striving to enhance the research output both in terms of academic papers and case studies. We are confident that our interface with the industry, the government and the social sector will enable us to enhance the scope of collaborative research in line with the mission.
Our students have been consistently making a mark in various pan India management competitions and have obtained coveted honours competing against IIMs and other top B-schools. This is a matter of great pride and satisfaction to us.We are confident that in the years to come, our students would do well for themselves and their employers and in turn embellish the image of their alma mater. As a result of the combined efforts of faculty, students and staff, NMIMS, Bangalore hopes to make a distinctive impact on society in the years to come.