LEAD College of Management: Niche Pragmatic Training Igniting the Entrepreneurial Spark

Dr. Thomas George K,Director &Chairman

Dr. Thomas George K

Director &Chairman

The Randstad Work Monitor report showcased that Indians were the most willing to quit their jobs and start their own business, owing to the ongoing cultural change where opportunities & ambitions are becoming realty. The journey from job seekers to job givers is certainly crucial but an enchanting one. And this enchantment is even more interesting when these young leaders are trained from LEAD College of Management, as the institute teaches them not just via theoretical approach but also through real-time activities that kindle their entrepreneurial fire and fuels it with ample programs. A state-of-the-art standalone MBA institute approved by AICTE and affiliated to University of Calicut, LEAD was established in 2011.

LEAD on Entrepreneurial Voyage
LEAD College of Management envisions creating an academic environment where highest standards of academics and professionalism are met and the expectations of all stakeholders are consciously addressed. Situated in Palakkad, Kerela, LEAD offers MBA in Marketing, Human Resources, Finance, International Business, Tourism and Systems as specialization. Renowned for enhancing the Leadership & Entrepreneurship Skills of its students, the institute is recognized as one of the top five colleges in Kerala and amongst the top fifty in India. LEAD also offers MDPs (Management Development Programmes), which are designed with the objective of providing practising managers with insight into managerial concepts and implementing strategies in functional areas.

The management institute focuses on imparting value-based education in business administration and provide need based training, research and consultancy. Having enrolled students from Liberia, Kenya, Afghanistan & Botswana as well, the primary goal of the institution is to mould the students into globally competent and socially committed managers and entrepreneurs. The Entrepreneurship Development Cell under the LEAD Entrepreneurship society is one of the key features of the institute and attracts students with its active incorporation in deciding student’s career. The Cell brings together all members of the community interested in entrepreneurship, promotes and facilitates the study and practice
of entrepreneurship, connects student members with experienced alumni and local entrepreneurs, encourages interest in innovation & enterprise creation and develops aspiring entrepreneurs into motivated, ethical, & dynamic business leaders.

Although the management wants more entrepreneurs among their students, they suggest them to undergo the training well and experience industry professionalism before making a leap in their entrepreneurial venture. Hence, it provides a decent placement platform with a cent-percent record that has placed most of the alumnus in Wild kraft, Nestle, Grand Fresh, Karvy, Amul, KPMG, E&Y and other eminent companies. In fact, 50 percent of placement for 2018 has already been completed.

LEAD College of Management envisions creating an academic environment where highest standards of academics and professionalism are met and the expectations of all stakeholders are consciously addressed

Schedules Reinvented
To develop a professional edge to their learning system, LEAD operates with a unique culture where they work for 40 days at a stretch with no breaks and take a week off thereafter. LEAD is open from 8:30AM-12AM to proffer theory, practical, and mentoring & addressing sessions by the faculty members along with evening sessions for Value added courses which includes NISM, Digital Marketing, Social Media, Business Analytics and many more.

Addressing, Mentoring, & LEAD Operating Team (LOT), are a regular affair in the campus. Each faculty (11 out of 24 are PhD holders) has 15 students to provide mentoring through group activities and presentations. LOT ingrains leadership and Entrepreneurship skills within the students’ DNA through diverse teams namely Canteen (shopping& managing the groceries, marketing, staffing, maintaining food quality, Accounting & auditing), LEADography (media related activities & events of the campus), Out Bound Training (students visit Panchayats, schools & colleges and conduct training programs), Administration, Admission, Placement & Hospitality,
Competition, Events, Arts & Sports, Greening & Housekeeping, and Institution Social Responsibility (conducting medical help, supporting schools, cleaning public areas & more), which are run by the students in every possible sphere.

Apart from the LOTs, a number of training sessions monitor students’ performance through a set of measures, such as mentoring students by specialists, de-schooling activities, Industry interactions, special focus on Entrepreneurship, Practical Business exposure, English speaking camps, coaching for foreign languages, Institutional Social Responsibility projects and Earn while you learn programs where student get opportunities to earn through various business activities like share trading, marketing, training, conducting events, and managing projects. Its outcome based training (OBT) wing provides tailor-made three-day adventure training programmes for professionals, students and youth to get in touch with the true spirit of life through exploration of nature.

Fairly Balanced Experience
LEAD has set up a Centre for Research Consultancy and Publication, with a view to promote research and publications apart from Entrepreneurship as well as facilitating research scholars to avail the guidance and consultancy service under one roof. A quarterly Journal called LEADER is well recognized among corporate and academicians. LEAD Campus has a well stocked library open for 24 hours, A/C seminar halls, swimming pool, on campus hostel facility, Computer lab, and High Bandwidth Internet connectivity, which enable students to have adequate access to all the latest standard software packages and information required in their daily life and a learning experience with ease.

Key Management:
Dr.Thomas George K,Director& Chairman
Dr. Thomas is an experienced Chairman with a demonstrated history of working in the professional training & coaching industry. Skilled in Talent Management, Business Planning, Microsoft Excel, Customer Service, and Coaching, he is a strong entrepreneurship professional.

Courses: MBA in Marketing, Human Resources, Finance, and International Business and Systems