Regularly adopting new technologies is pretty standard for today’s higher education institutions. Many schools have embraced advances as they’ve worked to build state-of-the-art campuses. But as COVID-19 forced schools to adopt fully remote instruction, it quickly became apparent that those physical facilities provide far less value when everyone is offsite. The higher education sector is ready to accept the challenge of the pandemic and prepared itself towards blended learning, supported with the value-added programs in the domain of specialization. As part of blended learning case studies, role plays will be discussed in the classroom on a one-to-one basis. “Value-added programs, as well as the virtual lab sessions, will be organized. All the E-resources are made available to the fullest level in the format of E-books, case studies and the MCQ, Quizzes and roleplays, etc.”, says Dr Sunita M Karad, Director, MIT College of Management (MITCOM).
One of the finest business schools, MITCOM offers the best academic practices and quality education in the field of Management Education. They also have the industry-expert faculty with the world’s best infrastructure amongst the leading top business schools. Established in 2007, the university provides quality education in management and envisions providing sectoral specialization with domain expert knowledge by shaping readily available manpower for the industry. Along with the strong Academic, students are exposed to domain expert knowledge through their value-added programs. Housing the Research and Consultancy Cell and the Startup and Innovation Cell, the students at MITCOM are groomed for internships through Live Projects, Innovation Forums, and the course curriculum to bring the best practices from the industry. “Our students continuously interact with the industry experts through our holistic sessions for the personality grooming, which helps grab the plethora of opportunities bring the necessary change in them”, opines Dr Sunita.
Having been awarded the Best Campus University Award in 2017 and the Marketing Award from the Association of Social Media Management (ASMA), the students at MITCOM actively learn through games, concept mapping, songs, and study guides. The university provides a hands-on interactive experience through problem-solving, fieldwork, round table discussion, community building, collaborations, providing interdisciplinary capstone projects, risk-taking scenarios put forth by them. The students are included through training, idea submission, mentoring, business ideation, planning, strategy to reach out to the targeted audience, funding, networking with the relevant teams, etc.
Bringing the Industry to the Students
Taking a holistic approach to education through their series of sessions for personality grooming as well as leadership and entrepreneurship sessions, MITCOM educates students on motivation, positive attitude building, time management, managerial skills, cognitive skills, and aptitude building by sharing success stories of many entrepreneurs. “In association with the AIC, we have established the business lab eminent entrepreneurs are on board, and they mentor the students as well as boost up the idea of the students”, remarks Dr Sunita.
Practising the Corporate Relation Club at a University Level, the students at MITCOM are members where they organize industry expert talks, webinar series, research, and consultancy projects with the industry experts team. The students take the initiative to collaborate with the industry, and they have 300+ companies on board. Dr Sunita adds, “Companies from the construction sector, Agri and Food business management, companies like the Marketing, Human Resource Management offers the summer internships, live projects, and the training which is mandatory to all the students”. More than 85 % of students are placed in campus placement. Some of the key placements at MITCOM are in the HI field, Ninja Cart, HDFC, Delloitte, H&R Block limited, TCS, Persistence Systems Private Limited, Sahyadri Farms, Saint Gobin, Rohan Builders, J. Kumar, CBRE, Viraj Constructions, Afton, Bhate Raje and Associates, and Millenium Constructions, to name a few.
Most industries demand readily available manpower, including specialization like the MBA in Technology Management, MBA in Applied data Science, Product leadership Development, and many more. MITCOM’s executive education programs are popular among the working professional as a part of a mid-career break. These programs are supported by the Management Development Programs and the discussions Forum with top management from the leading organization. Offering specializations like Business Analytics, Data Management, Health Care Management, Finance Technology, and Shipping Management, MITCOM’s programs include training on cutting-edge technology to help students understand digital transformations better. “We are planning to increase our business school’s strength and include a lot of core specialization, to deliver and satisfy the needs of the industry and accept the challenges of Industry 4.0 as they come”, concludes Dr Sunita.