“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 the 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 of Companies in the engineering industry in India marked the realization 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 organizational 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 campuses are approved by the 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 guides changes are necessary to make the curriculum industry oriented. Besides inviting practising 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 workplace. This is executed through the Mentor-Protégé groups formed. The professors (mentors) handhold students (protégé) in improving the latter are 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 program, 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.
Industry 4.0 Lab
The future of smart manufacturing has arrived with the Industry 4.0 revolution. The whole of the supply chain is now connected and collaborated with regards to innovative technology and real-time data. Keeping in view of the recent developments and to meet the industry needs, Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies, Pune has setup SUMAN - (Sustainable Universal Manufacturing Augmented Node) - Center of excellence for Disruptive Innovation and the Industry 4.0 lab.. This Centre was inaugurated at the hands of Smt. Suman Kirloskar and Mr Atul Kirloskar - President of Governing Council KIAMS on 18.10.2019.
The Industry 4.0 lab is set up in association with the C4i4 lab which is one of the four centres set up under the Samarth Udyog Initiative by the Department of Heavy Industries, Government of India. The lab allows students and faculty to work on live industrial projects in areas of disruptive innovation and also holds awareness workshops for industry professionals and faculty members.
SUMAN - (Sustainable Universal Manufacturing Augmented Node) - Center of excellence for disruptive innovation is engaged in promoting Industry 4.0 lab and Incubation centre along with providing training and consulting in areas of technology disruption, Digital transformation and is working on getting International collaborations in areas of disruptive innovation.