About the School
School of Communication and Management Studies, SCMS Cochin for short was established in 1976 by Dr. GPC Nayar at Kochi, with a mission to develop globally competent and socially responsible business leaders through innovative education system. SCMS Cochin School of Business, part of the SCMS Group offers two year Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) for the last 24 years.
PGDM, the flagship programme of the group is widely accepted by the industry and is known for its innovative curriculum. The programme is based on innovative curriculum, effective pedagogy and quality teaching. The programme is delivered by expert faculty, both domestic and international, and ensures that the programme is rigorous and contemporary through lectures, case studies, role plays, field work and cocurricular activities. Faculty members with rich industrial experience and academic focus are capable of handling areas in any specialization and mentor students to become successful managers
Why the School?
The institute is among the top business schools in the country and is rated very high by all ranking agencies. PGDM programme has been approved by AICTE, national accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA) and is internationally accredited by ACBSP (USA). The programme is also recognized as equivalent to MBA by AIU, and was the first to get ISO Certification for quality teaching.
Students from all over the country choose SCMS to learn the PGDM programme. Consistent pan India placements over the years. Industry focused curriculum with high level of industry participation in curriculum delivery.
Message from the director
Eligibility: An applicant should be a graduate in any discipline from a recognised University with aggregate 50% marks. Candidates appearing for final year degree examination can also apply if they expect to score high marks. The applicant should have taken an admission test like MAT by AIMA, ATMA by AIMS, CMAT by AICTE, XAT by XLRI or CAT by IIMs: A score of 50% or above is the minimum eligibility for admission. The final selection is made based on a composite index comprising of Graduation (25%), Admission test (25%), Group Discussion (20%), and Personal Interview (30%)
Well-stocked library: The SCMS library, spread over 6,732 sq.ft., has a collection of more than 22,995 books, 1,256 bound volumes and other resources including CDs, videos and studentsâ project reports in management and allied areas. It subscribes to more than 228 leading international and national journals and provides access to the best of online information resources through 'EBSCO' and DELLNET databases. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system is also implemented in the library.
Well-equipped computer labs: SCMS has modern IT infrastructure supporting one of the largest single network in the state. It includes more than 600 PCs with a peak load of more than 1000 nodes, three labs with 400 systems, a wi-fi campus and six wi-fi hostels, a language lab and 22 MBPS broadband internet connection providing 24x7hi-speed internet connectivity for students.
Excellent hostel facility: Accommodation at SCMS is one of the finest, with separate hostels for girls and boys. The new Ladies Hostel at Prathap Nagar can accommodate 300 students and has AC and non AC rooms with all modern amenities. The two Menâs Hostels together can accommodate 325 students. Gym and other facilities for extracurricular activities help students keep themselves fit, fresh and healthy. Arrangements have also been made with hospitals to take care of the health of students.
Cafeteria: The SCMS cafeteria is known for its hygiene and quality food at a very reasonable price.
Sports and games: SCMS believes in all-round personality development, and provides special sports and games facilities. Intra & inter institutional matches give students ample opportunities to exhibit their talents and skills.
SCMS COCHIN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS has tie-ups with several international universities/institutions for knowledge sharing, Faculty and Student Exchange etc., Some of them are :
- University of Applied Science, Duisburg-Essen, Germany
- University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
- University of Applied Sciences, Furtwangen
- Chonnam National University, South Korea
- Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten, Germany
- University of Hyogo, Japan
- North Carolina Central University, USA
- University of Canberra, Australia
- Deakin University, Australia
- La Trobe University, Australia
- Lancaster University, United Kingdom
- Metropolitan College, Denver, USA
ICICI Bank , Allianz Cornhill , Decathlon , Reliance Money , HDFC Bank , Kuttukaran Group are some of the corporates who train, certify and place the students.
SCMS has a track record of arranging placements to all the eligible students, ever since it was started in 1992. In the academic year 2014-15, 64 corporate houses visited the campus for pan India placement.
Alumni - Overview
SCMS Group of educational institutions has always taken pride in the achievements of its Alumni in different parts of the world. They have been the true ambassadors for SCMS and have played a major part in its growth.
A school's reputation is only as good as the work done by its Alumni. And SCMS boasts of a strong Alumni network spread across the globe. Since the PGDM program draws students from all over India and abroad, its alumni base is present in various cities in the country and the Middle East as well.
SCMS has always believed that Alumni have a key role to play in the development of an institution. Whether itâs final placement, support on projects, or returning as faculty, or part time or for a full course. Alumni in remote corners of the world, in spite of their busy schedules, take time out to share their experiences with students. Thus, they offer them much needed insight into the real corporate world.
SCMS also relies on its Alumni to suggest changes and updates in course of study depending on the latest trends in the industry.