International School of Management Studies : Building Professionally Competent, Ethically & Socially Committed Graduates

Debraj Banerjee,DirectorIndia as a nation is developing and we are not talking just about the business sector of the country. With the growing economy, India is also witnessing growth in its education sector. Yes, that's a fact, but even this is also a fact that the Indian industry is not very convinced with the job-readiness of the graduates. The truth is, there still exists a gap between the industry and academia. According to NASSCOM, around three million graduates and post-graduates are added to the Indian workforce every year.

However, only 25.4 percent of technical graduates and 10.2-15.6 percent of other graduates are found work-ready/employable. Our country's age demographic highlights that we are a youth-driven country (as 65 percent of the population is below 35 years) and therefore it becomes imperative to provide them with a high-quality education in order to make them employable. Offering exactly the same, while following the motto of crafting industry-ready professionals, International School of Management Studies (ISMS), a Pune-based B-School is rising ahead in the education sector and providing the young generation with the bright & fruitful future they deserve.

Education for Evolution
Ensuring innovative educational opportunities and student support services that lead to holistic education, ISMS, the 2009-established modern, strong, sustainable, and student-centric institution envisions providing access to quality education at affordable fees to all, irrespective of the geographical background.

"We provide education and training opportunities that are accessible, flexible to students from all over India, and of the highest quality in a highly supportive environment that gears you towards future employability," states Debraj Banerjee, Director, ISMS. The intellectual capital, the right mix of industry and the academic experience helps the students in enhancing the knowledge which helps them throughout their career.

Registered under AICTE & Savitribai Phule Pune University, ISMS is also renowned for being accredited by Edexcel, the UK's largest awarding body and one of Pearson's leading brand name for academic and general qualifications.
The institute offers admission of students in four different Master of Business Administration courses viz. MBA in Agribusiness & Rural Management (with International Internship), PGP MBA (Triple Certification), MBA SLM (with Additional Certification of Strategic Leadership & Management), and MBA International Program.

ISMS is a knowledge partner of ProLearn India, a group of professionals from the agribusiness and education sector. Since 2013, ProLearn India has been managing an MBA course in Rural & Agribusiness Management in Pune. In 2014, this course was included as a specialization under the Savitribai Phule Pune University.

Great Infrastructure & Facilitates
ISMS highly believes in adhering to modern teaching pedagogy and leverages the power of technology to create the best teaching environment for the students. The campus intensifies the teaching-learning process by encompassing the finest facilities such as well-equipped classrooms, high-speed Wi-Fi internet connection, cafeteria, e-Library, seminar hall, computer lab, sports spaces and much more.

Thanks to the experienced & expert lecturers who are responsible for first-class teaching at ISMS. The team behind ISMS consists of eminent people from academics & Industry. With a background of educational experience and excellence, ISMS today contributes towards a high standard of academic governance. By imparting a student-centric approach, ISMS strives hard to bring transformation not just within the institute but aims to forge a generation that can lead the world.

Industry visits are the fulcrum of ISMS. The institute takes it seriously and arranges visits in and out of Pune. "The industrial visits provide students with a vital insight into the processes involved in the functioning of an organization. These industrial visits also try to deal with the common issue of the gap between the industry and academics, as they get to observe the atmosphere in an organization, making them comprehend critical management concepts and theories," asserts Debraj.

Good two-way communication between parents and teachers is necessary for a students' success. Not surprisingly, research shows that the more parents and teachers share relevant information with each other about a student, the better equipped both will be to help that student achieve academically. ISMS follows this concept to attain next-level benefits for students.

Future Roadmap
The institute's relaxed ambience amalgamates with the serenity, greenery and impeccable neatness on the campus to emanate positive vibes that can be sensed in a single visit. Talking about the placement statistics, the institute has witnessed substantial data since its inception. For the previous year batch, ISMS has recorded a successful placement of 50+ students; the upper limit of the package being Rs. 8 LPA. "We want our institute to be known as a place of quality education hence in future we are looking for an increase in quality of students. We are also working towards better placement opportunities for students wherein they will be given more domain & industry-specific placements. Adding a few new courses with the blend of International learning and work experience is also in our plans and with our existing excellent relationships with many UK Universities, we are looking forward to utilizing it for our students in much bigger ways," concludes Debraj.

Debraj Banerjee, Director, Mentor, Motivator
A highly optimistic and self-disciplined individual, Debraj is a Post Graduate in Management with more than 20 years of experience in the Education Industry. He has been involved with prominent industry giants like Siemens Information Systems Ltd, SQL Star International Limited, ICFAI, and SSI Limited.

Location: Pune