Interview of Dr Dinesh D. Harsolekar, Director IES's Management College and Research Centre, Mumbai
Before making one’s way to their dream management institutes, a candidate tries to get information about different aspects such as infrastructure, placements, fees, etc. In an exclusive interaction with Careers360 Dr Dinesh D. Harsolekar, Director of IES's Management College and Research Centre, Bandra (W), Mumbai provides vital insights into the IES’s Management College and Research Centre (IES's MCRC). Continue reading to know more about the programmes offered by the institutes, eligibility criteria, admission process, placement report and other such relevant information.
Careers360: Tell us something about the institute; when it was set up, vision and mission.
Dr Dinesh D. Harsolekar: IES’s Management College and Research Centre (IES's MCRC) is a premier business school, committed to academic excellence.
The roots of Indian Education Society (IES) trace back to over a century. The first school of IES was set up in 1912 and the Society was formally registered in 1917. Thereafter, many new schools and campuses were set up under the aegis of IES. In 1995, IES embarked in the field of higher education and set up the College of Architecture.
With this robust legacy of education, in 1998, IES's Management College and Research Centre (IES's MCRC) came into existence with the approval of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and affiliation from Mumbai University. In a short span of time, IES's MCRC has achieved astounding landmarks in management education.
The institute offers the following programs:
Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM), with specializations in Finance, Marketing, HR, Operations, Entrepreneurship and Business Analytics.
Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM), with specialization in Pharmaceutical Management
PhD (University of Mumbai)
The PGDM programme of IES's MCRC is accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) and accorded equivalence by Association of Indian Universities (AIU) which makes it equivalent to MBA Degree.
Vision: To be in Top 50 Business schools in India by 2025.
Mission: To develop and nurture socially responsible business leaders and entrepreneurs through quality management education.
Careers360: Tell us something about the admission process.
Dr Dinesh D. Harsolekar: The admission process at IES's MCRC is meticulous, transparent and straightforward, ensuring the high standards of objectivity and assessment so that the most deserving aspirants get selected.
Aspirants have to fill the application form online. Eligible students will be given a time slot to undergo a psychometric test, group discussion and personal interview. The merit list takes into account their academic scores as well and the list is displayed after a few days.
We value merit and offer merit scholarships to our students admitted in both the programs, i.e. PGDM and PGDM (Pharmaceutical Management).
For PGDM with Specialization - Finance, Marketing, HR, Operations, Entrepreneurship Management and Business Analytics, a Bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 50% marks in an aggregate or equivalent grade.
For PGDM (Pharmaceutical Management) a Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy, Medicine, Biology, Chemistry and other Life Sciences with a minimum of 50% marks in an aggregate or equivalent grade.
Careers360: What kind of infrastructure can students expect at the institute? Please elaborate?
Dr Dinesh D. Harsolekar: IES's MCRC is strategically located in a prime area of Bandra Reclamation in the heart of Mumbai City and easily accessible. It is also very close to the iconic Bandra-Worli sea link. The state-of-art physical and academic infrastructure offers the best ambience for the holistic development of students.
The Information Resource Centre caters to all the research and academic needs of the faculty members and students providing them with an excellent collection of books, journals, periodicals, newspapers, encyclopedias, reports and a lot of other material related to business, economics and management both in hard copy and digital versions.
The entire campus is connected with Fibre Optic and has WiFi connectivity. Not only the faculty and staff members but also all the students are provided unlimited internet access. Students are also provided laptops by the institute.
All our classrooms are equipped with the latest technological facilities like LCD display, computer, internet and sound system. All the rooms are air-conditioned and spacious. The entire classroom atmosphere makes students feel comfortable so that they are able to focus on the learning process.
For big events, we have a well – equipped seminar hall.
To break the monotony of academics, we have provided indoor recreational facilities such as table tennis; carom and chess which the students can put to best use after lectures or during breaks. Recreational facilities are also provided for outdoor games such as cricket, football, volleyball, basketball and others.
Careers360: There is a lot of stress that is being made with regard to interaction with the industry as well as companies that recruit. What are the steps being taken by the institute in this direction?
Dr Dinesh D. Harsolekar: Management students will have a feel of the industry only when they are exposed to real-life situations. This is possible only when they are given an opportunity to interact with industry professionals.
The institute has industry alliances with CII, IMC, ISTD, NIPM, AMDISA, IDMA and many more.
Student-Engagements at IES's MCRC include interactions with ASEAN Delegations, Singapore
International Foundation, Common Wealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs, CII Higher Education Summit, IMC International Finance Conference, IMC Fusion Conference, CII Yuva, Yuva Coffee with CEO, CII-Make In India, CII-Yi Youth Conclave, CII Yi TAKE PRIDE to name a few.
To ensure a proper interface with industry, IES's MCRC is engaged in many activities which allow students and faculty members to have a close interaction with industry such as industrial visits, guest lectures by industry experts and senior alumni, consulting assignments, conducting management development programs and seeking industry inputs for curriculum design.
We regularly invite our recruiters for various activities, like mock interviews of final year students, expert judges to evaluate management projects, admission interviews of the new batch of students, summer guide meet, curriculum design discussion and others.
Careers360: Internships are now mandatory as per AICTE guidelines. Does the institute help students with this? If yes how?
Dr Dinesh D. Harsolekar: Management education cannot be complete unless students have hands-on experience of working in the corporate environment.
Ever since the day of inception of IES's MCRC, the institute has been providing Summer Internships to all our students. This mandatory summer internship lasts for (2 -3 months) wherein they work full time with the organization where they are placed as summer interns. Students are evaluated by the Institute for the same.
Also, our students take up various internships and live projects simultaneously along with their course. These internships and projects are done along with their course and are hence on a flexible and part-time basis. The Institute’s Corporate Interaction Committee helps in arranging the summer placements, internships, live projects in addition to the executive placement activities.
Careers360: Can you please share details if there is any collaboration with universities abroad?
Dr Dinesh D. Harsolekar: IES's MCRC provides global opportunities through collaborations, industry alliances and student engagements.
The institute has signed MOUs with universities in Ireland, Switzerland and Taiwan and it is in the final stage of discussions with universities in Australia and the USA.
IES's MCRC also offers International programs to selected students:
Study Abroad Immersion programs in Australia, Ireland, Switzerland, Taiwan, USA
Student Exchange Program (Semester abroad) for a duration of 5 months in Taiwan and Ireland.
Paid International Internship in Taiwan for 3 months.
Careers360: Please share placement statistics with information on the average package, highest and lowest package, number of students placed and details of companies that have recruited.
Dr Dinesh D. Harsolekar: After good quality education, the placement record of an Institute is the next deciding factor of a reputed management institute. IES's MCRC has a strong Corporate Interaction Committee comprising a team of dedicated faculty members, staff members as well as student representatives. What makes our Institute unique is that we have a full-time professor who heads the Corporate Interaction Committee who systematically guides the students and ensures that the competencies of students complement the requirements of the corporate. The committee is responsible for correspondence with prospective employers, arranging pre-placement talks, and looking after the process of personal interviews. The committee assists in meticulously handpicking the perfect job for each student through a careful matching of the profile and the required skill set.
Average Package: 5.7 LPA
Top 10 %: 9 LPA
Top 20 %: 8 LPA
Top 50 %: 6.5 LPA
Lowest Benchmarked salary: 4.5LPA
Percentage of Students Placed: 85%
Details of Companies that have recruited:
Companies from different sectors: BFSI, FMCG, Manufacturing, Media, IT, Pharmaceutical, Retail, Real Estate, Market Research, Consultancy and many more.
Some of the prominent recruiters on the Campus were: Deloitte, Edelweiss, TCS, Asian Paints, Mondelez, Aditya Birla, Godrej and Boyce, P&G, Zee, Flipkart, White Rivers Media, FCB Draft Ulka, Publicis, ITC, Citicorp, HDFC Ltd, ICICI Bank, Eureka Forbes, IDFC First, Kotak Mahindra Bank, HDFC Bank, DHL, GSK, GEP, Kantar, AGR Group, Ugam Solutions, Aranca, Bennett and Coleman, Lodha Group and many more.
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Questions related to IES MCRC Mumbai
which is better dtu or iiit delhi if i want to prepare for gate and ies
Dear Student ,
Your preparation will not be depend on any institutes but only on your cleared concepts . DTU or IIIT Delhi.. both institutes will teach you the whole syllabus by every semesters , if you were asking about placement recruitments.. then this comparison may exist .. but you have to study hard and clear your concepts by solving doubts , exercise and revisions ..
Some private coaching institutes may help you to rank better in your GATE or ESE exams .. but , you need to prepare your strategy for preparation of GATE and ESE exams .. as these exams includes some beyond syllabus subjects that you need to be study during your preparation.
Well, for your reference .. go through this two articles , these will help you to prepare for these two exams :
Hope this helps !
Best wishes !!
What is the difference between IAS and IES (pls let me know in detail)? How to prepare for these exams?
Both the exams are conducted by upsc.IAS stands for Indian Administrative Forces and IES stands for Indian Engineering Services.IAS officers are employed in the administrative sector of government but IES officials deals with the technical works of government.The basic eligibility to apply for IES is to have a graduation in engineering. BTech graduates who are in their last year of BTech can also apply for these posts. For specific posts, postgraduates from the Science stream like Wireless Communication, Electronics, Radio Physics, Radio Engineering can apply.For IAS the candidates who have passed with a degree in any discipline can apply.The process for IES consists of two stages – A written examination and a personal interview. The examination consists of two sections – an objective type section that covers general topics and a subjective type section where students have to answer essay type questions based on the particular field of engineering.To become an IAS officer,one has to clear the Civil Service Examination conducted by UPSC. The examination consists of three stages – A Preliminary exam followed by the Mains exam which is followed by a Personal Interview. Both exams being the most competitive as well as hard one, you have to do your maximum and work consistently. Go through exam pattern, understand the syllabus, solve mock tests, previous year question papers etc.
Wishing you all the very best for your journey ahead.
which degree is best for IES exam?
Indian Engineering Service exam has offers different job profiles depending on the choice of your degree. It has job profiles under Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering.
There is no particular branch or degree that is deemed best for IES exam. If you wish to get a Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers job, for example then you need to go for Electronic and Telecom. Engineering branch.
can a person having type 1 diabetes be selected in ies for technical jobs
Hope you are doing well
If you are asking about Indian engineering service
Diabetes is of two types type 1 and type 2.Normally a person with type 1 diabetes have to take insulin as per the doctors advice and that too everyday. In type 2 there is no such problem you have to just maintain your diet
According their test says
The urine test should test negative to sugar, but if in case medical board finds sugar then the case will be proceed for further examination. If standards of medical fitness are met then they pass candidate as fit.
If it is the case of Glycosuria then after further examinations and tests medical board will come to their conclusion. Candidate having Diabetes Mellitus is declared unfit
According to me due to this you might face problem
for btech civil engeeniring ies university bhopal is better or not.
If you want to study in Bhopal, then yeah! IES University is good but its not the best. The best option in Bhopal is VIT Bhopal.
VIT have a very well organized curriculum such that the curriculum provides adequate skills to work in industry as well as to pursue academia. Also the faculties are very well experienced and are active in research. VIT offers a very good rate of placement about 91%.
As per the latest placement statistics, VIT BHOPAL has a very good package with median salary to be Rs. 6.5LPA to Rs. 44LPA.
Some of the top recruiters in VIT BHOPAL:
Intel, Ebay, Amazon, Dell, GE, Texas Instruments, Schneider Electric, DE Shaw & Co, Hitachi, HP, PayPal, Tata Motors, L&T, Dr. Reddy’s, Bosch, Deloitte, Morgan Stanley, Qualcomm, Ashok Leyland, Honda, Ford, Global Analytics, TCS, Cognizant, Accenture, Wipro and Infosys.
So if you want to go for the best then go for VIT.
As you know in civil and other core fields, the core jobs are getting less so most engineers have to shift to IT jobs as a result its highly preferable to go for a college which have a good recruitment rate.
Now IES is also a good college but its placements aren't that great compared to VIT. But apart from VIT, IES is one of the best colleges in Bhopal so you can obviously take admission and I won't say that in IES you will not get placements but as the placement rates are relatively low to VIT, you will have more chances of getting placements in VIT.
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I hope this answer helps. All the very best for your future endeavors!