Nestled amidst the leafy environs of India’s garden city and modern economic powerhouse, the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore in many respects, mirrors the rapidly changing face of India. Started in 1973, IIM Bangalore has successfully ridden the wave of the New Economy and today has carved a niche as one of Asia’s most prestigious management institutes.
Faced with a challenging curriculum that is regularly tailored to suit the context of contemporary business needs, students are equipped with the managerial know-how to succeed in the workplace. A key initiative in the coursework is the Student Exchange Programme, in association with IIMB’s strategic international partners, which allows students to spend a semester at world renowned B-schools in the United States, Europe and Australia. Another unique Endeavour is the International Business Practice course, where students work on live projects in Thailand and Singapore, and gain valuable insight into the local business climate.
The rich educational experience at IIMB is strengthened by this international corporate and academic exposure. However, it must be said that the underlying theme of the IIMB experience is the focus on the elusive work-life balance, a philosophy aimed at creating well-rounded individuals – managers who hit the ground running and add immense value to any organization.
Equipped with the best academic facilities among Indian B-schools, students at IIMB pursue academics and co-curricular activities with tremendous fervor and thoroughness, perfectly complemented by state-of-the-art infrastructure. The institute leverages strategic collaborations with several IT majors such as IBM, Microsoft and Oracle (among others) to provide campus-wide network connectivity in every hostel room as well as every corner of the campus. IIMB has become the first Indian university to fully go WiFi.
The institute also houses a very well equipped library with an extensive assortment of books, periodicals, journals, working papers, online databases as well as magazines on Management and other cognate areas. The library caters not only to the students on campus but also to students and faculty from other B-schools and colleges.
IIMB’s hallmark is a strong focus on strategy, thought leadership and key disciplinary skills necessary to operate in today’s dynamic and challenging global environment. With a culture of academic and practical excellence, IIMB offers qualifications that are recognized and valued around the world.
With all the right ingredients being put into a right place at the right time, IIMB is on its way to script the future of the world of management.