Sunday, 15 April 2018

The GIBS many layered system for student Performance Evaluation

Global Institute of Business Studies on the outskirts of Bangalore in Karnataka has been hitting the headlines in recent years. An effective system of learning and evaluation, internships and placements has brought immense recognition to the comparatively young institution. GIBS is certainly among the top business schools in the state and the country, and now aims for international horizons.  The courses taught include the postgraduate courses MBA and PGDM. The undergraduate courses comprise the BBA and BCOM.

 Approaches to study and scholarship, evaluation and performances have changed rapidly during the last few decades. Research and indeed common sense reveal that reading books alone do not suffice to build up a dynamic intellectual ability. Yet, even today the belief naturally persists that the greater number of books read, the higher is the knowledge, and that may be true in certain senses.
The electronic media have introduced us to several kinds of packaging information, unlike in the past when only books existed. Films and videos are certainly more interesting methods of knowing things and research reveals that memories are sharper and understanding is greater through such experiences. It is the media that have profoundly changed human life and thinking, study and work.

If study involved books alone, only the mind and brain would benefit, though that is important enough. Yet, in the real world of work, personalities and work skills matter so much. Soft skills are recognized as instrumental like the leadership, teamwork and communication abilities. Language proficiency perhaps in a foreign language too in addition to English would improve the chances at an international level.

Student involvement and interactive sessions are the answer even in the classroom rather than the traditional one way traffic with the students sleeping through teaching sessions with nothing to do but passively absorb the golden words of the teacher.  Activities based on the smart board with clips, the internet, audio and video interludes would break up the monotony and provide novel teaching experiences to keep the students on their toes. Excitement at learning new topics like an adventure would continue during the entire few semesters.

Sports, cultural and literary activities

While physical fitness would apply to every boy and girl, interests differ and the cultural and the literary mean different things to different students. While students cannot be compelled into anything, their aptitudes and interests decide the nature and extent of participation. While some would sing and dance, others would run and play.

Clubs and committees

A large variety of meaningful organizational and exploratory activities that work like practical applications of lessons taught attract many students.  Organizing programs, including the physical infrastructure, arranging for guests and invitees, food and seating, require a lot of work, zeal, patience and dedication, qualities needed for professional success too.

Assignments and project reports

It is a challenging task to succeed at the new generation college career! The students are kept perennially busy with a range of assignments and projects that often turn out to be too difficult to handle. Time is the most crucial factor besides the availability of study materials. The library and the internet provide ample inspiration by way of stimulating research materials. Guidance from the faculty and the seniors add to the preparation of sometimes excessively complex assignments and project reports.

Projects are often based on internships, study tours or learning events held in the campus or elsewhere. Bangalore offers an infinitely huge canvas to indulge the imagination and the ideas, dreams and vanities. In terms of industry connections, mega businesses crowd around the city and provide many channels to seek excellent apprenticeships and placements.

Presentations and Case Studies

After the comparatively passive learning experiences in classrooms like chicks in the nest that are learning to fly, independent presentations of researches before the students and the experts are proof of lessons learned successfully. Well prepared and successfully executed presentations are crucial in the knowledge building and personality expression besides the skills of facing an audience and speaking well. The expert handling of digital resources like the screen and the software in the computer would also be put to the test.

The case study approach to learning has attracted a lot of attention in universities around the world. Taking the examples of real events that happened in the corporate world, whether it is mergers or emergencies, trade wars or human resource problems, the situations are presented and possible solutions discussed and found.

Tests and Examinations

While testing is crucial as it has always been to find out in formal conditions what has been learned, the methods have changed. Unlike the pen and paper of the past, digital methods require additional computer skills. That is the way of the present and shows the way to the future.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

The sensational job-oriented business of education at GIBS, Bangalore

Global Institute of Business Studies has achieved a distinctive status among business schools in Karnataka state and across the country. GIBS remind that age is no factor when it comes to successful institutions. The new world of the 21st century has witnessed many successful startups and several in Bangalore that came up with extraordinary new ideas and vibrant approaches.  Yet, can the long drawn out process of education be compared to fast food or transport where some of the internet app-based businesses are doing so well?

Besides the MBA that has become the hallmark for business education worldwide and is considered a certain passport for professional success, other courses are available too. PGDM, BBA and BCom would all launch business careers with the right internships and placements.

The changing face of education is clear at all levels, starting from the early stages of school right up to the professional tertiary education. Though literacy is a much desired commodity worldwide, education without a meaningful source of job income becomes quite irrelevant for the masses, especially now that populations are burgeoning and the planet is suffering. One wonders what the 1.2 billion Indian population was like in 1950. Consider the subjects taught in higher education and the many new areas of study like media and information technology indicate how the world is changing. Business too was introduced rather recently during the last few decades and nowadays too many institutes teach business management.

How has education changed?

The traditional approach to study that has endured for hundreds, thousands of years based on bookish contemplative study is now changing and becoming more activity-based and dynamic too. Research proves that the use of images and videos, group action, participation and interactivity in the teaching-learning process are far more effective to promote authentic learning. A very important cause of change is the digital media that provides ample opportunity for involvement and it is never a dull moment whether in study or in jobs.

Classrooms with their smartboards and audio-visual experiences with the whole world accessible through the internet have become the new focus of study. Students actively participate in the educational processes rather than being mute spectators like in the past. Role play, games, peer cooperation, field visits and internships are some experiences that are constantly ongoing and provide a brand new focus where intellectual, physical and spiritual development happens simultaneously.
Yet, the common idea of study and knowledge originating in books still holds. In spite of the vast spread of the electronic media, book publishing and research journals are only increasing in numbers, though we still talk of the reading culture at an ebb. While it is possible to communicate lessons in pen drives and videos, it is the hard copy that seems more convincing rather then the airy, dreamy software-based media that is now everywhere.

The corporate ambience at GIBS

A visit to the green 4.5-acre campus replete with the best educational infrastructure at Bannerghatta on the outskirts of Bangalore is thoroughly convincing. One would expect a business school to be very well-organized in all it dealings. And so it is out there in a campus that has already built hundreds of careers. It is a world away from the hustle and hustle of the big city and far removed from the ambience of the home. A hostel environment is particularly suited for intensive study where the mind can concentrate fully on the subjects and activities. The rising sun each day is a signal for new learning and activities, field visits perhaps or committee activities, functions, guest speakers, besides the usual give and take in classrooms.

Affiliated to Bangalore University and managed by Goyal Educational Trust, the business-like approach to education is visible in all the aspects. Whether you consider brand management, advertising, marketing, media, raw materials, products and services, finance and management, publicity and international relations, they would all apply in some form or the other to GIBS that goes from one success to the other.

Market research, public relations and brand management

GIBS provides capable business managers to a wide range of big businesses, many of whom have set up branches, research centers and outlets in Bangalore. In terms of business efficiency like in the areas of market research, public relations and brand management, among many others, GIBS practices the same skills that they teach the students for future applications. Systematic operations as an educational unit that is closely focused on actual industry needs provides the right approach for the students who can hope for the best job opportunities at the end of the course and success as they pursue the careers.

In a materialistic world that worships monetary values above everything else, the business lesson needs to be applied to all endeavors for the sake of efficiency and reliability. Whether it is a wayside shop or a showroom in the mall, the similar requirements of finance, materials and workers apply, whether dealing in products or services. A house too is somewhat similar from several points of view. Experience and expertise, management of money, workers and materials would apply to the great majority of entities across the world. 

Sunday, 8 April 2018

World Education Summit 2018 honors GIBS excellence

Living in a world that is constantly throbbing with mega businesses, it is inevitable that educational courses are mass producing MBAs, BBAs and BComs.  The increase of communication facilities worldwide through the internet has created multinational corporations that function in epic dimensions, giving rise to the expression ‘trade wars.’ Can you imagine that India produces perhaps 75,000 or more MBAs annually? Starting in America in the late 1800s, business education is now a global phenomenon. China, India, Japan and Australia are some of the global destinations sought for business education.  India offers some of the best facilities affordably, and neighboring countries send large numbers of students to reap the benefits of Indian business education.

The importance of recognition

Accreditations and affiliations, awards and honorable mentions, commendations and media coverage keep the flags of institutions flying high. Worldwide Achievers honored Global Institute of Business Studies in Bangalore on 27 March 2018 at The Lalit Hotel New Delhi at the World Education Summit and Awards 2018. The Best Emerging B-School in Bangalore award presented by Sharmila Tagore to GIBS was certainly an accolade well-deserved. The faculty and the students equally share in the salutation on an international platform. Ritesh Goyal, GIBS Chairman, being a panelist reinforced the faith in a dynamic institution that is going from success to success in its task of grooming business managers for professional excellence.

A stimulating conference on burning educational issues

A lot happened that day when the leading lights of education and industry got together to debate a variety of issues. The topics at the conference provoked plenty of wide ranging ideas, and a summing up of the present day scenario and the changes that could be wrought to improve the state of things. "Vision and Strategies for Higher Education Institute" and "Evolving Educational Pedagogy" were some areas of discussion. Others were "Grading system in Primary and Secondary Education" and "India as the global choice of destination for Affordable Higher Education." 

The changing face of education in India

Not forgetting that the boys and girls at GIBS who now dream of international business careers started off as innocent school students, a new approach to study now prevails. Everywhere, it is nowadays an exposure to the forces of the media. Working in the shadow of the all-encompassing media has its pros and cons. Though nothing can be secret and private any more, it is good to be in the limelight amidst competition that would increase performance. International exposure is being gained after all through the power of the internet.

An active participation through interaction in the daily educational process is quickly becoming the norm because that is how real understanding is achieved rather than being confined to books and burning the midnight oil. It is true that the understanding of complex concepts would require bookish study too in addition to practical work, but putting minds together in group work has been proved by research to be very effective.

How has GIBS succeeded so well and so soon?

Among the advantages that GIBS enjoys is the focus upon a single subject of business management, though several graduate and postgraduate courses are conducted here. In addition to the revered MBA are the PGDM, BBA and BCom. Further, the institution has no branches yet and so all the attention is given to the happenings in this institution.

A sustained Placement Committee is hard at work building up industry contacts and facilitating internships and appointments with some of the hottest companies. The immediate surroundings of Bangalore that has now achieved the status of a global city is an immense advantage with a galaxy of major international companies in abundance. The GIBS authorities do not have to travel far to find companies that regularly recruit their alumni.

Contacts and affiliations abroad

Now that the consciousness of challenging and lucrative careers abroad has entered the psyche of Indian students, they seek international exposure! Foreign faculty members and affiliations with institutions abroad provide that much needed awareness of things and cultures overseas at GIBS. That is probably the environment in which a majority of the graduates and postgraduates would work in the future. It is best that they are exposed to such a cosmopolitan culture early.

A timely reminder of excellence

It is a world without guarantees and warranties that we live in. Lucky students who study in reputable institutions like GIBS succeed so well in rising professionally as if their entire lives were decided in school and college courses. It does seem to be that way with a rehearsal of life skills in educational settings. Though GIBS has built up an impressive set of awards and placement records in the past, the Worldwide Achievers award as the Best Emerging B-School in Bangalore does boost the credibility of the institution on an international setting. The boys and girls have an additional reason to smile and work positively towards the ardent goals of serving the family, community and the nation as high powered business managers of the future.

GIBS business degrees promote elevated professional horizons

Managed by Goyal Educational Trust, GLOBAL INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS STUDIES in Bannerghata, Bangalore, delivers excellent professional preparation. Are we right in thinking that higher education should promote work performances? In the contemporary thinking when materialism has reached such a high pitch, the energetic and dynamic girls and boys are impatient to occupy plush postings with the leading multinational companies. In the new tech-savvy India of the present, the internet and the software have brought distant countries within touching distance. Getting jobs around the world in America and Europe has become so much easier with adverts and interviews facilitated online.

Motivation inspired by faculty and infrastructure

Students are really raw materials like clay that needs to be molded into different shapes. Unlike many universities and institutions in Bangalore that abounds in educational facilities, GIBS specializes in business studies alone. That single subject may reduce the appeal as compared to the other colleges but we live in an age of specialization. Having developed links with several institutes abroad and attracted foreign faculty and students, GIBS is well on the way to diversification. The dream of reaching an international pedestal and setting up branches across India may soon become a pulsating reality for GIBS.

Whether class 12 passed students who intend to study for a BBA or BCom, or graduates who wish to take up MBA or PGDM, the girls and boys are comparatively inexperienced. They often possess book knowledge and nothing beyond that. The MBA and PGDM aspirants come from various backgrounds of arts, science and commerce, and everybody believes that a MBA is a passport to success! Hopefully, aptitudes and skills match what business needs.

Admission is often a tedious process and entry into a reputable institution like GIBS is often the indicator of professional success. It is taken for granted that internships and placements would all happen successfully in good time. Yet, from the student side, superhuman effort is required to carry out all the faculty instructions and keep up to date with course requirements. It is an action-packed 2, 4 or 6 semesters of study that will hopefully witness a happy ending.

The faculty along with the administration does play parental roles and counseling sessions besides the classroom encounters make sure that the students feel at home. Hostel facilities require adjustments, particularly by those who had stayed within the sheltered family fold earlier. After the initial hesitation, hostels do teach invaluable lessons in diligence and punctuality, team effort and independence. Everybody should get a taste of hostel life at some point in their lives.

If you have an understanding of the educational process, the professional foundation is laid during the course. Shall we call it the packaging of all the personality and communication skills, the initiative and the drive, information and data etc? Computer skills, awareness of the media and industry, soft skills and a certain work ethic are imbibed and practiced during the college stay.

When the date finally arrives to leave the institution, it is as if a colorful butterfly has emerged at last. Certain official procedures remain like certifications and formalities like the convocation that bring an air of accomplishment. Yet, in the midst of all those parties, awards and celebrations, an unspoken tension is felt in the air regarding professional success.

It is only halfway through yet in the process of settling down to a professionally rewarding lifestyle. Lucky placements in plum positions are very common and those blessed students have much to look forward to. Many remain in average positions; however, a beginning has been made.  If you consider the huge number of business graduates and postgraduates who pass out from Indian colleges each year, it is a mindboggling figure. One really wonders how many really succeed professionally. A large majority remain unsatisfied all their lives in average jobs with low incomes.

GIBS enjoys an ideal location in the most happening city

Along with the positive factors associated with GIBS, the international IT center of Bangalore brings rich rewards. Many institutions and universities of repute across the world are located outside the hectic cities in order to promote a quiet environment for sustained study.  The location combines the best of both worlds in a 4.5 acre green campus complete with the all the required facilities in an educational infrastructure that caters to world standards. Take a tour of the campus to be satisfied that GIBS really means business and practices what it preaches.

Karnataka State inspires as much as the Bangalore ethos goes from strength to strength. While the urban life evolves with the metro and the paraphernalia of health and education development activities, MNCs are making merry with more and more branches, research centers and assembly plants. The business circle of GIBS is complete.

Friday, 6 April 2018

GIBS Conducts Workshop By Mr. Paul Susheel - Centre Head of GIBS Innovation Centre.

GIBS Conducts Workshop By Mr. Paul Susheel - Centre Head of GIBS Innovation Centre. He is an International Trainer/ Parenting Coach / Motivational Speaker / N.L.P Master Practitioner. This session help students to test and realize their commercial and public purpose ideas in a non-competitive and neutral environment. The mission of the Innovation Centre is to nurture student’s innovative ideas and unlocking their innovative capability.

Sunday, 1 April 2018

GIBS shines at the World Education Summit and Awards 2018

Global Institute of Business Studies in the garden-cum-software city of Bangalore belongs to the upper crust of super-achieving institutions. Recognitions and honorable mentions have been coming rather regularly for the management, faculty and students as they toil away day and night in search of successful business careers. The Placement Committee deserves special mention because job positions successfully secured become the final test of accomplishment for professional courses. Internships have been spectacular too.

Recognition on an international platform at the World Education Summit adds another colorful feather of achievement to the GIBS crown that has been exploring expansion options in India and perhaps abroad later. GIBS has already earned a positive global reputation, represented by alumni in challenging business roles internationally. The foreign students at GIBS in Bangalore would vouch for the institutional credibility.

The 8th World Education Summit & Awards grand event happened on 27th March 2018 at The Lalit Hotel in New Delhi. The program lasted all day long and included a conference on educational research and lunch. The awards were handed over in the afternoon. GIBS takes pride in their Chairman Ritesh Goyal being a panelist amidst an accomplished group of educational leaders at the event.

Best Emerging B-School in Bangalore

When Sharmila Tagore presented GIBS the award for Best Emerging B-School in Bangalore, it was a moment of deserved pride for an institution thoroughly dedicated to student careers in business. A metropolitan center like Bangalore with multiple mega businesses has numerous B-Schools competing for the students who hail from 29 Indian states and many countries, mainly in Asia and Africa, because of proximity.

The graduate courses at GIBS comprise of BBA and BCom, while the postgraduate courses are the MBA and PGDM.

What is it that keeps GIBS ticking?

Besides the youthful dynamic vigor represented by the dazzling boys and girls, it is the faculty that comprises research degrees and industry experience. The splendid, sprawling 4.5-acre residential campus in Bannerghatta is endowed with a superb educational infrastructure that becomes a haven for a few semesters. It is hard to believe that a dedicated college career in a reputable institution would successfully lay the foundation for a lifetime of professional achievement.

While admissions may be a challenge, aptitudes and academic records are important besides the performance in entrance examinations. If you have reached this far, GIBS will do the rest to establish a career path among the best companies in the industry.

Awards for 70 Private and Government educational institutions

Recognitions and appreciations keep the wheels moving and that is a universal principle. Just like a child needs a pat and a friendly word, organizations and individuals require a push to do their best and improve performance? Authentic professional contributions and academic achievements never go unrecognized.

Among the 70 temples of learning awarded were SRM University, Study Khazana, Glocal University, Sharda University, Paramount Coaching and National Institute of Fine Arts. While such institutional names have already hit the headlines and educate thousands each year to be successfully absorbed into the mainstream professional life, the educational efforts never stop. Like in a beehive, the task is constantly ongoing to search for new knowledge, commence new courses, develop infrastructure and construct additional buildings.

The pillars of Indian education comprise not only the academicians but also the industry leaders as far a business management is concerned. Knowledge for its own sake will not do, but the dynamic application of wisdom and skills in the practical sense in difficult situations would bring professional success. Specializations have come to mean so much and the basic raw materials, finance and human resources required for running a business enterprise have nowadays grown to international dimensions. In a specialized world, business needs to look at the particular fields. GIBS hopefully will witness higher peaks of learning in the years to come.

Monday, 26 March 2018

GIBS placement records accomplish rare milestones for the capable girls and boys

Class 12 passed students and graduates too dream of MBAs today as the ultimate passport to professional success! Students get a chance to study arts, science or commerce in Class 12. Graduates have already studied commerce, engineering, pharmacy, science or management. Is the craze for the MBA or PGDM realistic? Are they reaching anywhere worthwhile with a business management degree, maybe BBA or BCom for those who passed higher secondary school?

The answer is certainly a big ‘Yes.’ The rise of large scale businesses worldwide is the first reason why capable business managers are needed. Further, the rise of the global internet has raised standards and enabled contacts and understanding between cultures and promoted a mighty exchange of instant information. The need for managers capable of working in multicultural surroundings is the need of the moment and the future. Tech-savvy and confident, fluent and hardworking business managers are in great demand the world over.

Placements records at GIBS

The facts speak for themselves at Global Institute of Business Studies in Bannerghata, Bangalore. The city itself needs no introduction as the hub of the software industry in India and a garden city besides being an age old pensioner’s paradise. The cool ambience amidst the greenery at about 3000 feet above sea level makes an excellent location to fulfill the study course of your dreams. For most of us, it will be a single make or break professional course, though further opportunities may arise in due course after some years of work experience. You should be lucky to be armed with MBAs before entering the first job, though work experience after graduation does help to perform better after the real understanding of working life.

Openings in leading companies nationally and internationally

Do you fancy working for companies like Perfios, JIO, WAY2ONLINE, People Education Company, Capital First, Aditya Birla Group and Simplilearn? This is a random selection from the list of 21 companies where the GIBS Batch 2017-19 students have been placed. Starting with a dream today, business studies do end in the visions getting very real. The process does not happen automatically because hard labor, dedication, involvement in activities and accepting leading roles of responsibility would become part of the session.

Perhaps you fancy working with Trans Logistics, OYO Rooms, Genora Software, ECFO DNP, Jaro Education, John Distillers, INDIAMART, Astra Zenaca, HRx consultants and CPS? These are a few of the 57 companies where the students of GIBS found enrollment opportunities for 2015-17.

It is only natural that candidates with interests in business management would wish to work for the big business banners that operate branches across the world. It is for the first time in history that such mighty companies operate nowadays. Can you imagine how skillful and knowledgeable, stress free and capable the business managers need to be? They should possess excellent communication skills, bargain proficiently, speak several languages and work cleverly. They should be prepared to labor night and day and work under difficult conditions in remote areas like deserts and forests  just like in the mega cities.

If you are prepared to lead such a life of business adventure and dedicate all your energies to the success of the company, perhaps the degree from a reputable institution like GIBS would become your passport to professional success.

Enjoy the spirit of competition in Bangalore

Like a beehive, contemporary Bangalore has succeeded in attracting the biggest companies to set up branches, dealerships, research centers and retail stores here. Besides all the business dramas you might witness in the offices, shopping malls and offices, consider all the action that is happening online. Startups online are doing extremely well and more are getting launched at regular intervals. GIBS has chosen the most appropriate setting for the 4.5 acre residential campus and plans to open up branches elsewhere in the country.

Institutional reputations are hard to establish. Hype and tall claims made about courses, faculty and infrastructure without proof cannot succeed for long. What about the many institutes in Bangalore and across the country that operate from a single three-storied building? The unethical approach to education produces graduates who are filled with theory and nothing else. They cannot succeed well at the job market, though they may not remain unemployed for too long.

Lucky internships for the 2016-18 batch

Long before you hit the jackpot of campus placements comes the trial of internships. For most girls and boys, the internship provides the first point of contact with the professional world. It may be complicated to adjust with the world of work, but it should become an immensely profitable learning experience. A good impression upon the company may result in working with them for life.
Enjoying 100% internships, the students worked for topnotch companies with excellent stipends too. In the business world, it is rightly claimed that money and time run parallel. Nestle, Innoserve Techsol Pvt Ltd, Autumn Worldwide and Muthoot Finance are some of those companies. Dalmia Cement, Parentlane, Ceaser Software and Brand Factory are a few more. Maybe you feel sufficiently motivated to pursue business management studies at GIBS.