Grooming Ethical, Managerial and Entrepreneurial Leadership

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TSM takes utmost care in mentoring the students so as to suit the corporate requirements.

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While 3000+ schools exist in the country to satisfy the demand for MBA, only a handful of these B-Schools impart quality education and churn out leaders. Thiagarajar school of management (TSM), is transforming students into role ready professionals, who can take up challenges of various industries with expertise and ease. It was established by the great philanthropist and industrialist, Shri. Karumuthu Thiagaraja Chettiar, in the year 1962 and is arguably the oldest B-school in South India. With its intensive, industry-oriented curriculum, benchmarked against the best institutions of the country, with strong focus on overall development, gives a learning experience that not only ends at TSM but continues throughout the lives of its students , ready to assimilate new learnings all the time.

The institution strives for grooming ethical, managerial and entrepreneurial leadership through high quality teaching. TSM is a well furnished and self-sustained institution which houses a state-of-the-art infrastructure with 60,000 sq.ft. of built up area. All classrooms are fully equipped with modern furniture, audio visual aids like LCD projector, and a Computer with Internet facility. The Institute also has air conditioned seminar halls with video conferencing facility, an air-conditioned auditorium, computer lab and examination hall with a capacity to house more than 250 people and a cafeteria. Computing facilities (24 hour Wi-Fi enabled campus) at TSM use powerful computers for providing support for diverse computing requirements, access to bibliographic databases and archives for rapid retrieval of relevant information and for updating and dissemination of academic and research material. MSDN Academic Alliance Programme, IBM Academic Initiative and other such efforts provide a complete, inexpensive solution to keep academic labs, faculty and students of TSM on the leading edge of technology.A computerized library, well stocked with a wide range of management and computer literature is the focal point of the institution. The TSM library attracts not just students but also outsiders who come to TSM for reference material. In order to facilitate group efforts, regular group interactions as well as library-based study,the institute has excellent accommodation facilities for the students inside the campus which helps them to stay at walking distance from all the facilities.It has a strong student-driven culture, and all incoming students are encouraged to participate in diverse activities, which will help their interactive, team, and organizational skills- attributes which all corporate employers look for.

The precedence of the institution over other B-schools in the state could be majorly attributed to its faculty-which represents a rich blend of academic rigor and broad managerial / professional experience. The institute also brings in lots of industry experts as visiting or guest faculty so as to bridge the industry-academia gap.The diverse faculty base enable the “TSMites” to get extensive exposure through the range of topics from rural marketing to development of strategy for MNCs. The institute offers both MBA and PGDM. The curriculum for both the programs consists of core courses in the first year and a number of electives in the second year. The students take up summer internship program during the break between the first and second year, which gives excellent opportunities for students to gain first hand industry experience and to challenge, test and validate the classroom learning.

As in IIMs case study analysis is a major part of classroom discussions. The students are exposed to organizational situations that represent actual complex management problems.

The cases also help in developing a holistic perspective combining unstructured real-life situations and decision-making under uncertainty. This pedagogy entails working in groups, which encourages active participation as students learn to identify alternatives, evaluate options, assimilate multiple perspectives, think through management problems and present their insights.

TSM also holds pride in having a remarkable placement record. Through several workshops, guest lectures by senior business executives, soft skills training programmes and career development programmes, the managerial skills of the students are honed to meet the requirements of the recruiters. A large number of recruiters visit the campus and the number is growing each year.TSM has a large alumni network, with many of its alumni occupying senior positions in the industry.

Beyond academics the school puts an emphasis on personal development, particularly leadership and global awareness, through specific workshops such as outbound program, creative advertising, strategic marketing case study workshop led by external consultants. The institution has also tied up with other organizations like National lead foundation for entrepreneurship development programmes and has also proposed to collaborate with more than 150 foreign universities for outreach programs. The students are also encouraged to develop their latent talents by participating in a variety of clubs and forums functioning in the campus that cater to every possible student whim.

The programs are also adjusted continuously to keep in pace with the changes in the external business environment and social, political, economical changes to ensure that they are the best and most relevant programs that possibly could be and would equip our future leaders for the challenging careers they will experience and map their direction.

BUDDING MANAGERS

APRIL 2015 ISSUE


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