Source : The SDM Institute for Management Development 
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 5:18PM IST (11:48AM GMT)
 
SDMIMD Shows the Way Ahead: How One Should Choose the Right B-school
Bangalore, Karnataka, India

SDM Institute for Management Development is one of the premier b-schools across India. The institute has come up with the way ahead plan for all aspiring MBA graduates across India. They are showcasing how one should choose the right B-school in this crucial period. It's not a matter of getting into the best B-school but getting into the right b-school which matches your profile.

Instead of relying on a third party report on B-schools, you should do your own homework and determine the right match for you. There many key factors such as faculty, location, placements, affiliations and many more things.

Faculty has a big role to play. You would reap the maximum benefits of a B-school when you interact with an experienced teacher. It is always better to have a good number of full time faculty as well as guest faculties from various industries to enhance the learning to maximum. The "educational" background of the faculty and their work experience could give a lot of insights for you to judge them on.

Placements: the big word in every individuals mind before making it to any B-school. Generally a B–school's success is measured from its placement records. Although it does seem to justify the two years of hardship, there is more to it. Look at the pattern in the placements over the years. The number of companies visiting campus for placement year after year clearly indicates their faith in the quality of managers the school trains.

Alumni are like the corporate mentors for all of us. The students who have passed out from an institute are their brand ambassadors. Most of the reputed B-schools around the world are well respected because of their alumni and their achievements as business leaders in their fields and their contribution to the economy. A strong alumni network also helps the institutes to grow and help their juniors to get good placements and worthy careers.

Affiliations with industry bodies and foreign universities are an added advantage to any institute or university, but the university with which the affiliation has been done matters a lot. "Keep a check on the type and kind of affiliation a specific institute is having with foreign universities. Through these associations, the institute widens its knowledge pool in terms of faculty, library and industry exposure. Exchange programs with foreign universities and industry projects and internship present a better understanding about the chosen career path", says Mr. Ramesh Venkateswaran, Director, SDM Institute For Management Development, Mysore.

The location of an institute impacts a range of outcomes, both academic and non-academic. For instance, the organizations prefer visiting a campus in a much more accessible location.

In the end, while short listing the right B-schools; be realistic of your capabilities, strengths and limitations. Be clear on what you are capable of and what your course of action should be. Set your goals according to these factors and decide where you can grow and build an enriched career.

About SDMIMD:

The SDM Institute for Management Development, Mysore is a part of the Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Educational Trust, and has been in management education for over a decade. The trust itself runs over 40 educational institutions including higher education centres in medical, engineering, dental and management sciences. The trust is also involved in charity work and social upliftment.

SDM Institute for Management Development (SDM-IMD), Mysore has carved a niche as the pioneer of management teaching practices. SDM-IMD possesses more than a decade of experience in setting the standards of management education. With an ever-growing repertoire of campus placements, SDM-IMD is considered as an institution that empowers future managers for improving effectiveness and adding value to organizations in India and abroad. SDM-IMD has a record of 100% Placements for years.

 
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