BANGALORE: Gems B School, situated within the Bangalore Palace, is a mission initiated with the exclusive purpose of igniting excellence in young minds. Dr M I M Nehruzii, Chairman of the Great Eastern Management School, which is a unit of Mysore Maharaja Institute of Higher Education speaks to Vyas Sivanand about the USP of the college and its ambitions.
What is the unique aspect of Gems B School?
Our USP is the placement model. Though all institutions tout the same, they provide placements on completion of MBA. But in our programme, the moment a graduate joins us we find a placement for him/her. The student is expected to work for a corporate from Monday to Friday; Saturday and Sunday he comes back to the campus to study. The reason we developed this model is because it is only in India that you think of doing an MBA after your graduation. But in western countries, you need 3 years’ work experience or you need to prove that you are working and studying. We call this the industry synergised MBA. Also, when a student joins us, we conduct a psychometric test to know his inclination and accordingly we recommend a customised course plan.
How have you managed to ensure placements?
We have a strong placement team comprising former HR managers, people who have been in corporate training, etc. They are people with varied contacts in the industry. It is a Herculean task and this is where tenacity matters. Of course, to find jobs for good students is easy, but it is tough for mediocre students. So the initial three months, we train the students in people skills and make them industry ready.
How many campuses do you currently operate?
We have been in Bangalore since 2007 when we started with three students, one classroom and one campus. Today we have 10 campuses and 2,000 students.
What are your plans in terms of expansion?
We want to consolidate our position. We want to reinforce our placement team. We are not planning to increase the number of branches as of now. Our ambition is to produce 20 good management teachers every year. We are planning to start a program called Masters in Teaching and Education Management for Post Graduates.