“The road is clear. It is up to the younger generation now to take up the challenge.” – Shantanurao Laxmanrao Kirloskar
Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies (KIAMS) was set up in 1991 by the Kirloskar Group in Harihar to put its illustrious leader Mr. Shantanurao Laxmanrao Kirloskar’s thoughts to practice.
A pioneer of Indian industry, Mr. S. L. Kirloskar was a visionary who possessed the drive and determination to accomplish his vision.
The emergence and subsequent success of the Kirloskar Group companies in the engineering industry in India marked the realisation of one of his visions. KIAMS dedicated itself to the task of Management Development in the Kirloskar Group and other companies by understanding the need to promote managerial and organisational excellence.
In 1998, KIAMS ventured into training bright, young minds in high-quality management education to meet the managerial leadership needs of the country. This was offered as a two-year fully residential Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) in Harihar. Encouraged by the success of its alumni in the industry, KIAMS opened its second campus in Pune in 2010. Both the campuses are approved by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi.
Uniqueness of KIAMS
- KIAMS has an Industry Coordinator Committee (ICC), which consists of members drawn from different companies as well as academics. The ICC provides guidance on changes necessary to make the curriculum industry oriented. Besides inviting practicing managers to share experiences with students, the ICC also ensures that regular events like seminars, workshops and panel discussions are held to keep students abreast of the latest developments and practices in the industry.
- At KIAMS several initiatives are in place to ensure that well rounded executives emerge out of the PGDM program. StEP or Student Enhancement Plan is a unique practice at the Institute designed to strengthen the fundamentals needed of a manager to flourish in the corporate work place. This is executed through the Mentor-Protégé groups formed. The professors (mentors) handhold students (protégé) in improving the latter’s soft skills as well as technical cum managerial skills. As a result of the Student Enhancement Plan, at the end of the two-year PGDM programe several skillsets of a student are considerably enhanced. These include communication skills, attitude development, critical analysis ability, current affairs knowledge, quantitative & qualitative aptitude and domain knowledge.
- A Current News and Business Analysis Forum exists which supports students in multiple ways to become aware of happening in the environment. Sessions are scheduled regularly to expose students to analyses of industries, news analysis, quizzes, video clippings, etc. to groom students into industry-ready professionals.