Saintgits Institute of Management’s Dean Interview- “ Focus is on global exposure” says Dr.Roji George
Dr. Roji George, Dean of Saintgits Institute of Management is gratified with the placement record and quality of result delivered by the institute. SIM witnessed the highest package offer upto 8 lakhs per annum in its placement drive. In his exclusive interview with Careers360, Saintgits Institute of Management Dean shares the vision, mission and values of the institute. Further, Dr. George assures that students taking admission to SIM will experience classy infrastructure at par with the international standards. The institute also enjoys abroad universities collaborations, as stated by Dr, George, “Institute enjoys an MoU with Duquense University, Pittsburg USA. the MoU enables institutions to engage in faculty exchange and student exchange program apart from undertaking joint research.” Students can apply for admission to MBA program of SIM through CAT/CMAT/KMAT scores. Dean of SIM also shares the complete admission process for MBA in this article. Read this complete article to know more.
Careers360: Tell us something about the institute; when it was set up, vision and mission
Dr.Roji George: Saintgits Institute of Management is a research-focused business school, founded in 2006. We are truly invested in our students’ knowledge, employability and future success. The institute is affiliated to APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, Thiruvananthapuram, and offers an AICTE-approved MBA program and a PhD in Management. Our placement record and student testimonials are proof of the quality of our results-oriented education, and our ability to develop our students into top-notch managers. We champion hard skills with as much passion as soft ones and strongly focus on the global exposure of students.
Faculty has an average overall experience of 15.8 years, including industry experience of 8.7 years on average. Striving to strike a balance between theory and practice, we offer a unique synthesis of world-class teaching and mentoring coupled with cutting-edge research and diversified consultancy. Our three centres of research – Centre for Financial Services, Centre for Applied Finance and Centre for Family Business – harness the expertise and imagination of leading academicians and decision-makers to create innovative solutions in industrial research and consultancy.
Our vision is to be recognized as a leading Indian Business School with close links to well-known universities in other countries and with our alumni placed in globally competitive organizations.
Our mission is to nurture our students to become creative, confident and effective managers and business leaders of high integrity.
We believe in transparency, independence of thought, social responsibility, and openness to diverse view points.
Careers360: Tell us something about the admission process?
Dr.Roji George : I will begin by telling you about the eligibility criteria for the admission process:
The candidates seeking admission in this course must have obtained a bachelor’s degree with 60% marks in any subject from any recognized university/institution. The selection of the candidates in this course is purely based on the rank scored in CAT/CMAT/KMAT, followed by the performance in Group Discussion and Personal Interview. Candidates who appeared for the final year examinations of the qualifying degree are also eligible to apply. Reservations to candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC categories are as per the guidelines of the State and Central Government.
Candidates can either download the application form from the college website or obtain the same manually from the institute’s admission office. Filled application form along with a recent passport-size photograph to be submitted or emailed to the admission office.
The following documents to be attached along with the application form: Copy of CAT/CMAT/KMAT Admit Card and Score Card, Copy of 10th and 10+2 mark sheets and passing certificates, Copy of graduate degree and mark sheet, Medical certificate, Statement of Purpose to describe the reason for pursuing MBA and choosing Saintgits over other colleges & institutes.
Careers360: What kind of infrastructure can students expect at the institute? Please elaborate?
Dr.Roji George: SIM offers a classy infrastructure at par with International Standards.
Well stocked library.
Bloomberg Finance Lab
Wifi facility in classroom and hostel.
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.Roji George: The department consistently takes various measures and creates the suitable training ambience enabled with corporate exposure in regular intervals with a view to place the students in greater gravity, Students will be exposed to the corporate executives through various student development initiatives namely corporate talks , where the experts from potential recruiting companies are consistently invited so as to impart the true impact of the corporate life to the B-School students , Life simplified is an another initiative under which corporates who have been living a role model life are invited to deliver the ethical perspectives in corporate life and its impact on their personal and corporate life as well, Industry specific training activities are organised in the predominant sectors in which the students gets the greatest potential to get placed ( i.e Banking , Financial services , Marketing , Human Resource , Supply chain management etc.), GDs and Mock interviews conducted by the corporate experts also help the students to fine tune their employability skills, Placement Camp for a stretch of three days will expose the students to the employment opportunities as well as employment expectations that exists with different sectors namely Banking , Consulting , Digital marketing , Financial services , Logistics and Supply chain management , FMCG etc.
Careers360: Internships are now mandatory as per AICTE guidelines. Does the institute help students with this? If yes how?
Dr.Roji George: Companies which offer placement opportunities to the students are approached for internship opportunities, Industry collaborations are widely used to get internship opportunities to the students, Connections with the professional bodies are yet another source which is used extensively to get a wide range of internship opportunities to the students.
Careers360: Can you please share details if there is any collaboration with universities abroad?
Dr.Roji George: Institute enjoys an MoU with Duquense University, Pittsburg USA. the MoU enables institutions to engage in faculty exchange and student exchange program apart from undertaking joint research.
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.Roji George: (Based on 2016-2018 &2017-2019)
Average Package : Rs.3.38 LPA
Highest Package : Rs.7.62 LPA (Federal Bank)
Lowest Salary: Rs.1.80 LPA
Number of students placed: 159 students. [65 (2018) + 94 (2019)]
Federal Bank, Byjus The Learning App, EY , Mondelez International, Luker Lights, Berger Paints, TCS, Ramco Cements, S&P Global, HDFC Bank, ITC, FlipKart, OYO Rooms.
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