Why does a person want to do his PGDM/MBA ? Is it money, growth in life, knowledge, managerial skill sets? The answer would be a mixture of all these ingredients. The person expects a certain value addition to happen to him/her and value addition does not come easy.
At IMIS, we focus three fundamental aspects viz; Discipline, Leadership, Commitment.
Discipline has been acting as an important value in systematizing the thinking, creating and processing information, at IMIS in every spheres. The sense of discipline has attributed not only to the goal setting process but also contributed enormously to the success of the organization.
At IMIS the key to Leadership has always taken the form of accepting higher degrees of responsibilities by every element. The secret of IMIS leaders has been their degree of involvement in achieving the cause as well as the bent of their learning the required behavioral skills.
IMIS does not regard commitment as a dormant activity rather than it emphasizes it as a real time practice. This results in the achievement of excellence in the quality of work life.
This philosophy drives our pedagogy and curriculum. The preceding batches of our alumni have proved their mettle in the tough grind of the corporate world. Their success could be attributed to the rigor and grit of these years at IMIS. With emphasis given to not only the fundamentals of academics, but also all-round development of the individual, the student when he walks out of these doors is no longer a student, but an executive toughened to take on the battles of the corporate world.
Management Induction Program (MIP) : At IMIS, the learning process starts much ahead to the commencement of the session. Once a student joins the program after taking admission, he/she is inducted into the Management Induction Program. The Management Induction program is divided into two phases, viz. Your Zipcode and Exordium.
Your Zip Code: It is the elementary phase of the Management Induction Program aims at exploring and identifying the managerial instincts within the students. This is the show of exploring the self-knowledge. Self-knowledge is the beginning of self-improvement. And self-improvement is the beginning of march towards perfection. Thus, Your Zip Code as a threshold to the management program is designed to orient the student towards professional culture and help him/her acclimatize with necessary skills required to undergo this program. This is carried out during the intervening period between admission date and commencement of regular sessions.
Exordium: The second stage of Management Induction Program starts after the commencement of regular sessions. During this program, renowned academicians, practitioners and experts from industry are invited for an effective learning session by sharing their views and experiences with the students, who are to be made familiar with the rudiments of management as a profession and its culture prior to the commencement of their course.
Teaching Pedagogy: IMIS doesn’t believe in conventional pattern of learning through classroom lectures only. Apart from classroom lectures, a series of other activities are carried out to make the learning process more meaningful. The activities include business case analysis, situation analysis, project work, field study, presentations, assignments, business games, etc. In addition to these, course-oriented seminars are also organized to give practical exposure to the students.
Academic Developments: Academic Developments include Panel Discussion, Corporate Talks, Capsule Programs on emerging areas, Industry Visits, Various soft skills and Personality Development Sessions, Students’ Knowledge Improvement Program (SKIP), Yoga and Meditation, etc.
Students’ Activities: The institute has created the provision for different students’ activities to break the monotony and provide relaxation from academic load through a lot of fun and enjoyment.
Truly, these are some bare necessities for the aspiring managers to cope with the tremendous academic and psychological stress. It’s a forum of change to keep the mind cool and relaxed. The forum, popularly known as ‘XPRESSUS’, is for rejuvenating and revitalizing the creative talents among the students. Under this forum, different clubs, viz. Quiz Club, Music Club, Drama Club, Marketing Club, etc. are formed by the student representatives who take the responsibility to organize different activities Saturdays.
IMIS has formed a Faculty Council, who seat on last Saturday of every month and make a review of the academic activities and also monitor the academic calendar. It formulates the strategies for academic excellence and focuses on the development of individual student. Each faculty is attached to a group of students as a mentor and the development of the students are periodically reviewed in the meeting.
Apart from the regular academic assignment faculty members are assigned with co-curricular activities viz; Publication, Library, Seminar & Workshop, Alumni Association, Students Activities, Celebration, Curriculum Design, Training & Placements, Institute Industry Interface, Communication Lab and Saturday Business Session. In addition to the academic activities the faculty members do carryout Research, FDP, MDP, Training and consultancy activities.
Students of IMIS are also equally take part in academic activities and they represents to various committees viz, Seminar & Workshop, Alumni Association, Publication, Placements, Celebration and Saturday business session etc.
With the support of faculty members they organize many events viz; Management Odyssey (B-School Meet), Xpressus (Student's forum), Brandex (Brand Mela), Fin-Vista (Finance Club), Markues (Marketing Club), Panacea (HR Club) Enigma (B-Quiz Club), Voice of Ocean (Music Club) etc.