Posted on: May 16, 2012
The Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies (KIAMS) is a program designed to prepare the next generation of students for the challenges that await them within the ever evolving business world of tomorrow. Current students of the program are immersed in real-world business situations that enable them to learn all facets of the corporate world. In this way, KIAMS enables students to receive a rock solid foundation from which to pursue their dreams.
As Anirudh Samanthray, a former student at KIAMS and current Product Marketing Manager at IBM, states: “After graduating from KIAMS, in the first few months as an executive at Pantaloons, I had to work out of a retail office without any desk space. The world outside is a far cry from the wonderful days at KIAMS, and you have to be prepared for it. In hindsight, I can confidently say that KIAMS prepares you well for the day when you bid farewell to its campus.”
KIAMS is an arduous program that accepts nothing but the best from its students while also offering nothing but the best for its students. Bhawana Dwivedi, a deputy manager of HR, says, “The standards were really very high, and they never changed in the two years that I spent at KIAMS. Over the years, I’ve chatted with a lot of my friends and relatives who have studied in various B-schools across the country-nothing that they’ve described come even close to the quality of life that KIAMS gave us.”
KIAMS prides itself on the level of real-world business interaction that is provided to its students. This level of involvement with the business world gives student at KIAMS a competitive edge. Biswajit Mishra, a former KIAMS student and current manager with the Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), says that KIAMS helps its students to look at the all aspects. “At KIAMS, we were taught to look at the bigger picture, understand the cause and the impact of any scenario and to then find a logical solution. Logical thought processes help to crystallize all of the ideas and the offers up solutions to different problems.”
KIAMS not only prepares students for the business world but also gives students a soft skill set that helps them to succeed, no matter which direction their path takes them. As Prashanti Akepati, an alumni of KIAMS and a Senior Manager with the User Acceptance Testing (UAT) Department at Bajaj Allianz, notes: “It was at KIAMS that I learned the art of listening. Very often you will see two people saying the same thing, but not agreeing with one another. One has to listen to be able to deliver what is needed. The most important thing that KIAMS taught me was the ability to learn and unlearn.”
KIAMS also offers students an environment that is receptive to collaboration and sharing. As Rahul Pugalia says, “I was blessed with an inspiring set of classmates at KIAMS. We had a great mix of people in our class, coming from different cultures. From each culture and domain, I would gain new organizational knowledge.
As these testimonials attest to, KIAMS stands as the gold-standard for offering students the best education to prepare them for the challenges of tomorrow.