In the current scenario, placement records are a crucial factor that determines the success of any management education institution. However, many institutions struggle to achieve high placement rates. Kochi Business School (KBS), on the other hand, addresses this issue by grooming its students to face interviews and securing placements in top-tier organizations. The institute is located in close proximity (700m) to Kochi Info Park and Smart City, providing its students with ample opportunities to explore and learn from the industry.
KBS is committed to achieving excellence in business education and research, to provide affordable and universally accessible programs to a multicultural student body. Its vision is to build a progressive and responsive institution that strives to maintain the highest standards in state-of-the-art business education, research, training, and consulting. These efforts have helped KBS to stand out from the rest in the Indian management education space and offer its students the best value-for-money education.
Moreover, KBS is fostering and encouraging entrepreneurial ideas, making it an engine for nurturing, generating, stimulating, and promoting entrepreneurship. With its student-centric approach, KBS is creating a unique learning environment that not only focuses on academic excellence but also the holistic development of its students, preparing them for the challenges of the business world.
Kochi Business School (KBS) is a pioneering institution that focuses on providing holistic education to its students. Currently, KBS is ranked among the top 3 MBA colleges in Kerala according to the business school survey. It boasts theatre-style air-conditioned classrooms and an average placement offer of no less than Rs.4 lakhs, along with paid internships up to Rs.25000 per month. The institute adopts experiential learning methods to ensure that its students are well-equipped to face the challenges of the modern world.
KBS goes beyond the traditional classroom lectures and adds a lot of value-added courses like blockchain and business analytics to increase the employability of its students. The institute is committed to making its students vibrant, current, and relevant in the job market. KBS ensures that its students receive a holistic learning experience both inside and outside the classroom. The institute's attention to detail and commitment to providing a well-rounded academic environment have helped KBS create an inclusive academic community for its students.
KBS has tie-ups with international organizations like JCI, Toastmasters, Rotaract, NIPM, KMA, and ISTD to provide the best industry exposure to its students. Additionally, KBS is the only institution in Kerala and even in India that conducts a corporate cricket league. The institute's connection with the industry is excellent, and a team of experts from the industry teaches design thinking to the students.
The quality of faculty has a massive say when it comes to determining the quality of education imparted in an educational institution. KBS has made sure that its faculty are capable of catering to the requirements of each individual student, guiding them, and helping them realize their true potential. Adding more about their faculty, Dr Bindhu Ann Thomas, who is the Head of KBS says, “Our faculty members are a blend of academic and industry experienced individuals who bring a lot of current and relevant happenings in the marketplace to fine-tune the students. Our international faculty members add colour to this endeavour and for us, faculty development programs are a crucial step to ensure the consistent improvement of our faculty. So, we sponsor them to various MDP and FDP with premium institutions in India like IIM".
To bridge the industry-academia gap, KBS also has the Industry Institute Interaction Cell which promotes various industrial requirements such as staffing (placements and internships for students). Also, at KBS, innovation is not research models by the faculty members, and this is prioritized to ensure a closer linkage to promote research suited to industry needs. KBS acknowledges that strong connectivity with the industry makes students more industry ready and this has helped the students to get placed in top-notch business organizations with immense scope for growth. KBS is turning out to be an engine for nurturing, generating, stimulating, and encouraging entrepreneurial ideas. Their ecosystem is equipped for providing resources to support the ideas that are incubated at the level of management studies and have the potential to be translated into an established business in the future. KBS believes that incubation centres in business schools allow students to experiment and nurture ideas in a safe environment. They are also a great platform for innovative students to connect with angel investors and make headway in starting their own businesses. Giving more insights into their future, Dr Bindhu adds, "Now we are No. 3 in Kerala and we want to be No.1 and maybe top-10 in South India soon. For accomplishing this, we care for National and international level accreditations and get the best connection with industry to place the students better than our current situation.