SCMS Cochin School of Business has announced its admissions open for the class of 2014 – 16. Thus, the doors of the prestigious school will be thrown open once again to management aspirants from all over the country.
The school offers five full time PGDM programmes that have been specially designed to meet the individual needs and aspirations of students. Now hopeful candidates get a chance to take the first step on the ladder of success by applying for one of the programmes best suited to their needs.
Prof. Filomina George, Chairperson Admissions, throws light on the new developments this year as she says, “Students can apply online or download the form and send it off by regular mail or courier. Forms can also be collected from the reception counter at the campus.
There are multiple centres for GDPI selection – the Cochin campus and Kolkata - for the benefit of aspirants as well.” Besides the traditional DD payments, the school will also accept payments via Debit and Credit cards, and remittance through RTGS this year.
Over the years SCMS Cochin has been introducing well rounded academic practises that seem to be a hit with the students at the school. They go a long way in shaping good managers of tomorrow and offering students opportunities that help them learn from the best.
For example, earlier this year the school signed an MoU with Decathlon SAS, a France based sports manufacturing company. The global giant is in the process of opening a massive sports retail outlet in Kalamassery, Kochi and an initiative like this can only be beneficial to students and future managers coming out of the school.
SCMS Cochin has also been facilitating international student exchange programmes. Students from the school get an opportunity to interact with their contemporaries from different parts of the world and share experiences, which makes a big difference to their overall growth. Given these initiatives carried out by the school, which are getting their share of publicity, it is only natural that aspiring students make a beeline for admissions as soon as they open.
The school has its own qualification procedure for admissions that will be followed this year too. Aspirants can take any of the National Level tests and the minimum score required is 50%. Graduates from any discipline with a 50% score or more, final year students hopeful of meeting the requisite criteria and those with relevant experience (they are also offered scholarships) can apply for seats at the school.
However, SCMS Cochin is also one of the schools that look beyond entrance scores when selecting its students. Emphasis is laid on attitude and willingness to learn too, as Prof. George explains. “We understand that students come from varied social, ethnic and academic backgrounds. Some of them might not have been from the best social, financial or academic set-ups. But their aspiration and willingness to learn is taken into consideration. They need special handholding so that they can be mentored through the programme.”
The school is also keen on teaching students a lot more than management concepts that they can use in their professional careers. In a bid to create future leaders and well rounded personalities, it has several initiatives in place to help students get the best learning experience. These are just some of the reasons why graduates from the school are known to be extremely industry savvy and have an entrepreneurial bent of mind.
Some of the celebrated names in the rich alumni list of the school include Estes Joes, entrepreneur of Jos Wood Arts, and Ms. Benazir Mukherjee, who started MoodSwings Jewelry and specialises in unique handmade pieces. Abraham Alapatt, another alumnus, is Head of Marketing at Thomas Cook (India) now, while Avinash Singh Bhambra, Manager HR with Zuari Agro Chemicals, has himself conducted training sessions in 21 states of the country.
ABOUT SCMS Cochin School of Business
Established in 1976, SCMS-Cochin is the foremost educational institution of Kerala. Set up by its visionary chairman, Dr. G. P. C. Nayar, the SCMS Group of Institutions is today synonymous with quality education in diverse disciplines ranging from Management, Mass Communication, Information Technology, International Studies, Engineering and Hospitality Management, to Finishing School Training.
Known for a focus on discipline, social values and integrity, SCMS-Cochin School of Business approaches management education as an effective tool for nation building. It believes in enhancing theoretical knowledge with hands-on practical experience, drawing on its diversity to transform the individual, strengthen society and enrich the world.
While SCMS-Cochin School of Business has always been a prominent recruiting ground for companies in South India and the Middle East, it has been the favourite for Kerala based organisations. Regulars at the SCMS-Cochin campus include Deloitte, Coca Cola, PepsiCo, HDFC Asset Management, ICICI Securities, Madura Fashion and Lifestyle, Hawkins, Berger Paints, Madras Cements, Kotak Mahindra, Asian Paints, ITC, Reliance Money, Malayala Manorama, South Indian Bank Limited, HSIL, Future Generali Life Insurance, Muthoot FinCorp, ICICI Prudential, Spices Board, etc.