19th November 2015, Cochin. SCMS Cochin School of Business has opened admissions for the 25th Batch of its flagship PGDM Programme. Part of the SCMS Group - raised by Dr. G.P.C. Nair, one of the best known academic minds to emerge from Kerala - SCMS Cochin School of Business is recognised among the 2 best B-schools in Kerala and amongst the Top 3 B-Schools in South India after IIM-B and IIM-K (Outlook & Business India). SCMS Cochin School of Business has an Indian Accreditation from NBA and Global Accreditation from ACBSP, USA. The faculty-management pool include Dr. Filomina George (Director), Dr. Pramod Thevannoor (Vice Chairman), Dr. V. Raman Nair (Group Director), Prof. P.C. Pillai (Senior Group Director) and many luminaries. Aspirants will be vying for a slot among a total of 180 seats in the general management stream, and 60 seats in retail management stream.
The intake for the Part-time PGDM will be 30 students only. "The managers of tomorrow have to acquire the necessary skills to face the challenges posed by the business and economy in the context of a globalised environment,” says Dr. Subramaniam Swamy, Chairman, Board of Governors, SCMS Cochin School of Business, and former Professor at Harvard Business School and Former Minister of Commerce, Law & Justice of India. “SCMS Cochin School of Business has constantly been endeavouring an ethical dimension to professional management education even while striving for excellence.
This value orientation is a matter of prime importance in a national economy which is fast integrating itself with the global economic system." Dr. Swamy leads a strong international faculty pool at SCMS Cochin School of Business that includes noted academicians like Dr. Beat Hulliger and Dr. Ralph Wolfe (Professors, School of Business, University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland), DR. Bijoy Sahoo, (Dean), and Dr. Raghavan Iyengar (Professor) at School of Business, North Carolina Central University, USA, Dr. Bardo Fraunhlz Professor (Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia), and Dr. Johannas Fritsch (Professor, University of Applied Sciences, Weingarten, Germany).
Any aspirant between 20 to 50 years of age with a 50% aggregate in graduation from a recognised University can apply. Candidates appearing for final year degree examination can also apply if they expect to score well. SCMS School of Business considers scores of MAT by AIMA, ATMA by AIMS, CMAT by AICTE, XAT by XLRI and CAT by IIMs for admissions. Full time students have to pay a sum of 1,25,000/- per trimester as tuition fee, while fee for part-time PGDM is 90,000/- per semester. Students with work experience in reputed companies for more than 2 years are eligible for merit scholarship up to a maximum of 40% of tuition fees. For students of SAARC countries, admission test is not mandatory, while the fees for the 2-year programme will be US$17000, payable in six equal with no payments for boarding and lodging.
The placement season this year at SCMS-Cochin had been quite a jostle, with 53 companies vying for a passing out batch of 120 students. The top corporations that recruited from SCMS-COCHIN this year included Vodafone, Deloitte, Castrol, ICICI Securities, HDFC Bank, IDBI Bank, Al Essa Group (Kuwait), Madura Fashion and Lifestyle, Wipro BPO, Madras Cements, Thomas Cook, Airtel, British Paints, ITC, Coca Cola, Catholic Syrian Bank, SBI, Kotak Mahindra, IOB, Café Coffee Day and IDBI. SCMS education is rich, demanding and transformative, with a unique PGDM curriculum that allows its PGDM students a dual specialisation with Marketing compulsory.
A student who completes two years of study at SCMS COCHIN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS will be a consummate public speaker, adept in effective communication, and an expert in human relations. SCMS COCHIN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS is nationally known as the pioneer in introducing personality development programmes as a part of its business education. SCMS education fosters in students the highest standard of readiness for the 'real world,' in terms of their ability to think, to act and to contribute effectively in their chosen areas of interest.