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Thakur Global Business School: An Interview with Dr Shuchi Gautam (Director)

Thakur Global Business School: An Interview with Dr Shuchi Gautam (Director)

Edited By Sukriti Sahoo | Updated on Jun 27, 2024 11:12 AM IST | #TGBS Mumbai

In conversation with Careers360, Dr Shuchi Gautam, Director of Thakur Global Business School (TGBS), opens up on the vision and mission, TGBS Mumbai admission process, infrastructure, internships, collaborations, placement statistics and more. To know more about the Thakur Global Business School Mumbai go through the complete interview.

Thakur Global Business School: An Interview with Dr Shuchi Gautam (Director)
Thakur Global Business School: An Interview with Dr Shuchi Gautam (Director)

About: Thakur Global Business School (TGBS), managed by Zagdusingh Charitable Trust and established in the year 2020. Thakur Global Business School course includes PGDM at the postgraduate level which is a 2-year flagship programme approved by AICTE, DTE & Govt. of Maharashtra.

TGBS highest salary package stood at Rs. 11.50 LPA and average salary package was Rs. 5.75 LPA respectively from top MNCs such as Hero, Infosys, Decathlon, Axis Bank, ITC Limited, ICICI Bank, Flipkart, Deloitte, KPMG, Jio, Kotak Mahindra Bank, KPMG, Reliance and many more.

Q. Tell us something about Thakur Global Business School; when it was set up, its vision and mission.

Ans: Thakur Global Business School (TGBS), managed by Zagdu Singh Charitable Trust (ZCT), was established in the year 2020. Based on the directive and approval from AICTE and the Government of Maharashtra, TGBS has taken over the last 20 years of legacy in designing and delivering cutting-edge PGDM programme from Thakur Institute of Management and Research (TIMSR) which was established in 2002.

Vision: To emerge as an institution renowned for imparting global management education to excel as mindful leaders.

Mission: To provide a holistic education for students by imbibing self-management to bring in social transformation. To develop the capability of continuous learning, and innovative business practices with ethical values.

We are an institute that is committed to nurturing and nourishing leaders who are relevant, resourceful and ready to address the requirements of the industry and society across the globe.

Q. Tell us something about the TGBS Mumbai admission process.

Ans: The TGBS admission process is as follows:

  • Announcements of the commencement of admissions to the PGDM programme are initiated through various media channels.

  • Students are invited to the campus for any inquiries and campus tour.

  • Students are provided with details regarding the programme and the guidance for specialisations.

  • Student eligibility is verified as per the following criteria: Graduate in any discipline with a minimum 50% aggregate marks (45% marks in case of candidates belonging to reserved category) from a University, recognised by UGC/ Association of Indian Universities (AIU/ AICTE) + Should have appeared for/ appearing for any one of the competitive entrance exams such as CAT, CMAT, XAT, MAT, ATMA, GMAT and MAH MBA CET.

  • Academic documents including SSC, HSC and Graduation marksheets and certificates are verified.

  • Eligible students fill up an application form to enroll for the admission process.

  • Students are invited for Group Discussions and Personal Interview (GD-PI).

  • Student selection is done based on merit based on the performance in the GD-PI round.

  • Results are communicated to the students.

  • Students pay the fees for the programme and submit the required documents and then students are confirmed for admission.

See Also: Thakur Global Business School Courses

Q. What kind of infrastructure can students expect at TGBS Mumbai? Please elaborate.

Ans: At TGBS, we offer world-class technology-enabled infrastructure to our students. Along with a state-of-the-art, air-conditioned building, classrooms, lecture halls, computer labs, discussion rooms, a seminar center and a high-capacity auditorium; students also have access to a next-generation fintech lab, audiovisual equipment, an RFID-enabled learning resource center loaded with physical and digital learning assets, an ideation room, an Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center, refreshments hall, a canteen, a Wi-Fi enabled campus, an indoor sports room and an outdoor playground. TGBS’ campus is gated, CCTV-enabled and physically guarded. Students can also avail accommodation facilities for girls and boys in the vicinity of the campus.

Q. 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 TGBS Mumbai in this direction?

Ans: At TGBS, Industry Institute interaction is core to our flagship PGDM programme. Based on our interactions with the industry, our PGDM students get opportunities for live projects, internships, industry training and certifications, industrial visits and final placements. Our students get to manage and attend events, seminars, workshops, CSR drives, Research conferences and conclaves organised by the industry. We collaborate with the industry to organise Masterclasses, Learning with Legends, Guest sessions, workshops, conferences and conclaves at our campus. Sessions conducted by industry leaders for our students and faculty to understand and address the emerging trends and global management concepts that are prevalent in the industry. We offer our students a unique 3 way of mentorship, with the industry, alumni and faculty.

Our faculty are involved with the industry through internships, joint market research, consultancy assignments and management development programmes. In collaboration with the industry, we offer an industry-aligned curriculum to our students. We invite the industry to contribute to designing and delivering our programme curriculum, developing customised learning material, guiding the students as an Industry Mentor and participating in their academic evaluation. We also receive sponsorships for student events, entrepreneur incubators, student scholarships and awards. We also encourage and enroll industry leaders as professional chairs at the institute and as members of the Governing Council, College Development Committee, Advisory Committee and Placement Committee. We have MoUs with leading industries for our mutual commitment to nurture and nourish leaders who are resourceful, relevant and ready to address emerging global trends and events.

Read more about: Thakur Global Business School Facilities

Q. Internships are now mandatory as per AICTE guidelines. Does TGBS Mumbai help students with this? If yes how?

Ans: Internships are a crucial stepping stone in securing final placements as they provide students with real-world experience, business knowledge, and networking opportunities. As part of our PGDM programme, students have to undergo internships of at least 45-60 days. Students have to mandatorily take up Summer Internships post their semester II, typically in May-Jun. Students are assisted by the TGBS placement cell in obtaining summer internships with leading organisations. The placement cell invites companies for summer internships, receives requirements, floats JDs with the students, receives student applications for the JD, and coordinates with companies in conducting the selection process. Post internships students are required to submit feedback and testimonials to the placement cell and present their internship project as an academic deliverable.

Q. Can you please share details if there is any collaboration with universities abroad?

Ans: At TGBS, we offer students an opportunity for international exposure with our collaborations with the Seneca Canada; MAGES Institute of Excellence-Singapore; Whiteria and WelTec Institutes - New Zealand, Saskatchewan Polytechnic - Canada, London Institute of Banking and Finance and the Council of EU Chambers of Commerce in India. Along with this TGBS also has International Experts visiting from Jellyfish Training, UK; SIBS, Switzerland; College of St. Benedict/ St. John’s University, USA; GSICS, Japan; University College, UK; James Cook University, Singapore, Consulate of China and Consulate of Switzerland. Very recently our students visited Rochester Institute of Technology, Dubai as a part of their Global Immersion programme.

We also partner with national-level training and certification institutions such as Imarticus Learning, EU India Chambers, Middle earthr, Cloud Learn ERP, EduShots, Conceptual Finance, Being Sevak and many more.

Q. Please share TGBS placement statistics with information on the average package, highest and lowest package, number of students placed and details of companies that have recruited.

Ans: As per the Thakur Global Business School placements 2023-24, PGDM students received 300+ final placement opportunities offered by 150+ companies. Our students have been placed in leading brands such as Tata Trent, ITC, Abbott, BNP Paribas, PNB Housing Finance, Federal Bank, Anand Rathi, Nomura, Morningstar, DCB Bank, RBL Bank, Motilal Oswal, Nippon India, Kalapatru, Lodha Group, Sunteck, Zycus, ABFL, ISS. TGBS highest CTC is Rs. 11.50 LPA and the average CTC is Rs. 5.75 LPA during TGBS Mumbai placements 2023-24.

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