Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeeth Vishwavidyalaya: The Innovative Educational Hub for the next Generation of Managers
Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeeth Vishwavidyalaya
Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeeth Vishwavidyalaya

Management studies have moved beyond the typical managerial roles and prepare students to deal with new complexities arising in the global business environment. Every industry, obviously, has its specific knowledge requirement. However, the qualities that tend to make an individual a good manager tend to be fairly similar across industries. This presents a unique challenge to management school of present times, to distil the knowledge and skillsets of what would make a good manager across the vast sets of industries and disciplines into a simplified curriculum and academia.

An institute that dares to rise to the challenge and facilitate rigorous academic and experiential training with the help of its exceptionally cultivated faculty is the Indore-based Shri Vaishnav School of Management, of the esteemed Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeeth Vishwavidyalaya.

Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeeth Vishwavidyalaya (SVVV), Indore aims to encourage academic excellence through interdisciplinary applied research and to expand realms of knowledge through innovation.

Under the umbrella of Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeeth Vishwavidyalaya, Shri Vaishnav School of Management (SVSM) was established in 2016 with a view to promote excellence in management education and to prepare future managers to meet the challenges of the corporate world. Shri Vaishnav School of Management is committed to quality education as first priority, thus ensuring the academic rigor.

MBA is considered to be a very rigorous program and B-schools have to ensure that the students are capable to handle the difficulty of the program. Shri Vaishnav School of management considers candidate’s academic background during admission. Admission in each of the MBA programs is given on the basis of CAT/MAT/XAT/ CMAT/ATMA/ SVET score or any other equivalent entrance test. SVSM also offers scholarship schemes for meritorious students at the time of admission.

To create an educational environmental that engages deep intellectual, moral and spiritual stimulation, there by nurturing leadership.

To pioneer a ‘mentoring’-based education system with a culture of its own, rolled in Indian ethos and in tune with contemporary times. To impart learning through understanding, knowledge enrichment, skill development and positive attitude formation. To encourage innovative thinking with self-discipline and social responsibility.

Core Values
Endurance, Excellence, Fairness, Honesty and Transparency

The Academic Vision
Shri Vaishnav School of Management follows the teaching pedagogy which enhances the holistic development of their students. It includes case studies, major research projects at undergraduate and postgraduate level, internship, workshops, industrial visits, live projects and conferences etc.

Along with academic endeavour, SVSM also puts high emphasis institute-industry interface and facilitates guest lecturers as a regular feature. The holistic development of students is the foremost priority of Shri Vaishnav School of Management. Keeping this in mind SVSM has signed MoU with Hanyang university, South Korea and St. Cloud State University, Minnesota, USA for establishing alliances related to exchange of faculty and students.

For the ‘rural management’ course, SVSM signed a MoU with Mahatma Gandhi National Council of Rural Education, Department of Higher Education, and Ministry of Human Resource Development. The purpose of this MoU is sharing a common desire to explore, extend and strengthen the mutual relationship with all these institutions for rural development.

The Multitude of Academic Offerings
Shri Vaishnav School of Management offers variety of industry ready management programs such as MBA (Dual Degree program). Research is one of the top-most priorities, because it is believed that generation of knowledge enriches us with freshness and empowers each individual to overcome obsolescence. Hence, SVSM provides MBA + Ph.D. program. In this program teaching assistance amounting to Rs. 25,000 and Rs. 27,000 per month is offered to the Ph.D. Scholars admitted in 4-year full time program during first two years and later two years respectively, subject to MHRD/ UGC/AICTE Guidelines.

SVSM also offers innovative programmes such as:
• MBA (Business Analytics) that provides an opportunity to explore promising growth for career development in today’s techno savvy world.
• MBA (Family Business and Entrepreneurship) provides opportunity to the students to learn essential business and management skills to improve and diversify their family business.
• MBA (Engineering Management) offers an opportunity to blend technical expertise with essential business and management skills to fulfil industry’s need for business-savvy engineering managers.
• MBA (Media Management) gives an opportunity to enhance skills and gain expertise in several areas of media creation and production.
• MBA (Advertising and public relation) helps the students to learn and innovate the new technologies in the field of advertising and public relations in response to the changing habits of consumers and to engage with an increasingly technologically savvy audience.
• Agriculture has long been seen as a sector with tremendous potential in India. In the last few years, the sector has seen an unprecedented gain with several government and private sector initiatives. MBA (Agribusiness Management) provides an opportunity to learn the new ways of doing and promoting the agriculture in India.
• MBA (Tourism) offers diverse job opportunities to facilitate increasing number of tourists. India is a well-known tourist destination due to its vivid cultural heritage and pilgrimage sites.
• MBA (International Business) offers a learning opportunity to view the international business world in more comprehensive way.

Apart from the Post Graduate programs, SVSM also offers BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) programs, that grooms the young students for the managerial roles.

The Astute Leader
The personality behind the success of the institute is Dr. Upinder Dhar, Vice Chancellor, Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeeth Vishwavidyalay, and a mentor of Shri Vaishnav School of Management. He is well-renowned as one of the most eminent personalities in the Indian management education space. Vision, Mentorship and expertise in the field of Management education of Dr, Upinder Dhar has contributed to a large extent in enhancement and outreach of SVSM.

Most Noteworthy achievements of Dr Dhar are:

2015 – Conferred ‘Best Paper Award’ by the Indian Society for Training and Development during its National Convention at Gurgaon for the paper published in IJTD, Volume XXXXV (3), July-September, 2015.

2016 – Conferred ‘03 Best Paper Awards’ in Human Resource Management and Marketing Areas during international conference on ‘Make in India Initiative: Role and Challenges for SMEs in the Global Perspective’ organized by Poornima School of Management and Poornima University, Jaipur in collaboration with Hanyang University, South Korea and JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur from February 19-20, 2016.

2017 – Conferred ‘Shri Nanaji Deshmukh Life Time Achievement Award’ during the 11th National Conference of Praachi PCR Association at Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeeth Vishwavidyalaya, Indore from December 21-23, 2017.

• Conferred 9th Annie Besant Award for Excellence in Education by the Annie Besant Group, Indore on October 16, 2017.

2018 – Conferred ‘AIMS Ravi J Matthai National Fellow Award’ during the 30th AIMS Annual Management Education Convention held at Infosys Convention Center, Bengaluru from August 30 to September 01, 2018.

2020 – Conferred ‘Teacher Excellence Award’ in recognition of continuing dedication and excellence towards teaching by the Rotary Club of Indore Central on September 06, 2020.

The Uniqueness of the SVSM Experience
Shri Vaishnav School of Management follows the teaching pedagogy which enhances the holistic development of the students. It includes case study, ‘Major Research Project’ at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, internships, workshops, industrial visits, live projects and conferences etc.

Being promoted by 134-years old trust, sensitivity towards social causes is ensured through social engagement of students in curricula design and program delivery. Interdisciplinary, activity-driven learning environment for holistic development of students can be considered as the USP of SVSM.

In light of the push towards EdTech implementation in universities worldwide, ERP has been implemented to facilitate all facets of academic and administrative delivery. Classes are regularly conducted on online platforms such as MS-Team, Google Class, Zoom etc. Procter-based online examinations are conducted as per scheduled on academic calendar. Degrees are awarded on time to passing out batches

Aspiring to a bright future
Future is full of prospects for Shri Vaishnav School of Management, such as fulfilling the dreams of management students and aspirant managers. The institute is going forward to increase the number of programs in collaboration with industries to provide industry-ready management professionals. At the same time, application oriented advanced research in management discipline will be facilitated by faculty of doctoral studies and research.

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