SCMS Group of Educational Institutions is a national leader in higher education especially in the fields of Management, Engineering and Technology. Inspired by the vision of its founder Dr. G.P.C Nayar on value based education, SCMS has a tradition of over 4 decades of sustained and focused pursuit of its objectives. There are about a dozen Institutions under its fold in diverse disciplines like Management, Engineering, Biotechnology, Architecture, Computer Applications, Polytechnics and the like, operating from different locations in Kochi (Kerala) and Bangalore.
The Group, from the beginning has placed great emphasis on research as an integral part of its academic programmes. Research centres are established with adequate resources and are led by qualified and renowned doctoral fellows. With tie-ups and collaborations with global research institutes, interdisciplinary and collaborative research with emphasis on relevant and commercially viable areas are pursued.
From a humble beginning in 1976,when the School of Communication and Management Studies was set up to conduct a correspondence course in Mass Communication and Journalism, it has today developed into a major brand in education under the brand name SCMS Group. The uncanny ability of the Group to anticipate changes in the economy and identify opportunities for growth enabled its foray into management education on the cusp of liberalization of Indian economy in the 1990's and opening up of the engineering education for private self-financing sector in Kerala in 2001. The Group has since diversified in to Technology and Biotechnology, Computer Applications, Architecture, Polytechnics, Commerce and Economics and has about a dozen Institutions established at different campuses.
The flagship programmes of the Group viz Management and Engineering have won accolades and recognitions consistently over the years. The SCMS-COCHIN School of Business offering the PGDM and the SCMS School of Management and Technology (SSTM) offering the MBA are ranked in various All India surveys among the top 50 programmes including the prestigious MHRD Ranking. The PGDM programme is accredited by NBA and ACBSP, USA and is ranked as No. 1 B.School in Kerala. The SSTM is accredited by NAAC with 'A' grade. Academic tie ups with leading Global Universities for faculty and student exchanges, curriculum development and pedagogy and collaborative research are in place.
Focus on quality has been the hallmark of SCMS Group from inception onwards. Benchmarking against the best, be it in academics or in administration, is practised as a policy with the conviction that only Institutions that can upgrade to and maintain global standards will survive in the new millennium. The B.School PGDM has Indian accreditation from NBA and Global accreditation from ACBSP, USA. The MBA Programme is NAAC accredited with 'A' Grade. SCMS Cochin School of Business was the first B. School in India to get ISO certification for Quality Teaching and still remains certified. The Engineering College is also NACC accredited. Both B.School and Engineering College are consistently ranked by All India Ranking agencies within the Top 50 at national level. The MBA Programme is ranked 50 in the MHRD All India ranking
The Institutions within the Group have won several national and International awards for excellence over the years such as the Asian Leadership Award instituted by the Asian Confederation of Business, the Dewang Mehta Award and the like. The SCMS Cochin B-School is a consultant to Asian Development Bank (ADB) and is a Distinguished Member of the Associations of Business Schools, UK. To constantly upgrade and remain updated in teaching-learning process, there are tie-ups with several International Universities for knowledge sharing, faculty and student exchange etc.
The commitment to society is a common watchword within SCMS Group. Social outreach programmes such as Parivarthana, National Service Schemes, Social Immersion Projects etc are systematically undertaken at scheduled time-intervals to give students and other participants opportunities to get sensitized to socially relevant issues.
The Group focuses on imparting value-based education to its students with thrust on their total personality development aimed at making them socially responsible business leaders, rather than mere managers and engineers. With vibrant placement services available, prominent recruiters regularly visit our campuses for recruitment. Our students, wherever they work are ambassadors for their alma mater and display the moral and ethical values they have imbibed and show empathy in their interactions and dealings with others. Many of our students also enrich the society through innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship as they ideate, incubate and start up enterprises. The distinct SCMS culture perceives student social responsibility not to end with their studies but to continue lifelong, whatever be their profession or avocation.
(Former Minister of Commerce and Justice, Govt. of India)
Dr. Subramanian Swamy, as the Chairman of Board of Governors - SCMS through his vast experience as Professor at Harvard University and IIT Delhi gives directions and guidance to the Administrative team during his visits to the institution. His academic contributions to the institution through lecture series every year is treasured by both the students and faculty community.Read More
Chairman, SCMS Group
Promoters of SCMS Group are academicians with years of experience in running professional institutions of excellence in management and technology. A long march to a glorious future was flagged off in 1976 with the establishment of the Prathap Foundation for Education and Training by Dr.G.P.C. Nayar at Kochi. .Read More
(1968 - 2014)
Dr. Pradeep P. Thevannoor, the late Vice Chairman of SCMS Group, was a great visionary and a source of inspiration for all of us at SCMS Group. He wanted to take SCMS to great heights in quality and excellence. A man of fertile imagination and untiring energy, he was in a hurry to accomplish his pet projects.
SCMS Engineering College was closest to his heart. He was also the guiding force and inspiration behind SCMS School of Architecture and projects like SCMS Water Institute, Biotechnology Research Centre, the now famous Neera, biofuel from coconut oil, the antidiabetic tea powder 'Stevia Tea' and a host of other activities. They were all products inspired and initiated by him. Widely travelled, his unfinished mission was for spreading the wings of SCMS to London and Bangalore by establishing academic institutions. He died on his way to Bangalore for project evaluation on 17.11.2014 when his car collided with a truck and died instantly. True to his nature, he lived for SCMS and died for it.
SCMS had its beginning in 1976 when it started School of Communication and Management Studies, its first academic institution to offer PG Diplomas in Public Relations, Advertising and Journalism. It was also the first self financing institution in the State. SCMS has since established a set of professional institutions which have become centre of excellence in the field of professional and technical education.
SCMS Cochin School of Business is one of the oldest business schools in the management education landscape in this country. It is not only ranked as the premier business school in Kerala but also nationally in the top 40 business schools. Keeping with our motto of developing globally competent and socially responsible business leaders- we align, design and deliver quality programs that equips students ready for a corporate or entrepreneurial journey.