In the 21st century, Management colleges are one of the very few educational institutions that equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in the globalized business world and take the world forward in a more just and equitable way.
St. Joseph’s Institute of Management (SJIM) is on the same mission. It was established in 1968 as an extension of St. Joseph’s College, Bangalore, which was founded in 1882 by the Jesuit Fathers. The aim of SJIM was to provide quality education in management and promote a holistic approach to management education.
Over the years, SJIM has continued to evolve and adapt to the changing needs of the business world. The program is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of business management and prepare them for leadership roles in the corporate world. The institute has expanded its program offerings, and it now offers a two-year full-time six-term intense Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) program, which is equivalent to MBA.
Approved by the AICTE, New Delhi, in 1996, the Institute prepares students for corporate and business industries specializing in Marketing, Finance, Operations, HR and Supply Chain Management. SJIM is one of the first Business Schools in Karnataka State.
Expanding the Wings
SJIM has so far trained more than 10,000 professionals over the years and continues to expand its wings with its academic excellence and Jesuit ethos of people from diverse backgrounds from all over India. With St Joseph’s as its brand name, SJIM is one of the sister concerns of BJES, which also runs other institutions in Bangalore, SJU, SJCC, SJCL, etc.
SJIM aims to be a management institute of excellence committed to nurturing responsible business leaders who have concern for society and the environment. Some other missions of the institute are:
- To impart contextual management education focused on ethics and social issues.
- To produce impactful research.
- To promote the institute-industry interface on a continual basis.
- To employ teaching pedagogy that promotes critical thinking, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
The institute has the following core values:
- Uncompromising integrity and honesty
- Inclusiveness and tolerance
- Passion for excellence
- Commitment to students
- Creativity and innovation
- Jesuit spirit of Magis (better)
- Service to society
- Ethical Conduct
Developing Industry-ready Graduates
Under the leadership of Dr Manoj as director, SJIM secured NBA accreditation and became a member of AACSB; student placement continued to enjoy 100 per cent and recognized PGDM program equivalent to MBA by AIU, Govt of India, collaboration with foreign universities increased tremendously.
The program objectives set by the institute are as follows:
- To equip students with theoretical and application-based management education.
- To inculcate the desire to pursue lifelong learning.
- To develop capabilities for effective communication, presentation, teamwork, and leadership skills.
- To develop industry-ready graduates with an emphasis on integrity, ethics, and social responsibility.
Facilitating Active Learning
During the COVID-19 times, all classes of SJIM were held at a hybrid level. Even now, some of the course materials are delivered hybrid level in addition to classroom teaching.
SJIM facilitates its students to actively participate in classroom education by joining various clubs, for example, the academic club, finance club, marketing club, human resources club, operations club, entrepreneurship club, etc.
SJIM believes in the holistic development of the person. Hence, there are several extracurricular activities organized by the students themselves, with faculty members as mentors. Some of them are Verve, Pinnacle, workshops and seminars, B-Plan competition, and CSR activities along with the Fr Rebello Basketball tournament, Joseph’s premier league, as well as national holidays and regional feasts, are celebrated with gusto, which enables students to participate and organize various events.
USPs of SJIM
SJIM has a strong industry connection, and it provides its students with opportunities to interact with industry experts, participate in industry events, and intern with leading companies. These experiences help students gain practical experience, develop professional networks, and understand the workings of different industries. Guest lectures from industry experts, international conferences, symposiums, and case study competitions are conducted regularly.
SJIM has a dedicated career development/placement cell that offers career counselling, resume writing workshops, mock interviews, and job search support. The career development cell also invites companies to conduct recruitment drives on campus, providing students with access to job opportunities.
SJIM has an extensive network of alums who are placed in leading companies across various industries. The alumni network provides students access to mentors, industry experts, and job opportunities.
SJIM has an entrepreneurship cell that supports students who wish to start their own businesses. The cell provides guidance on business planning, funding, and networking, and it also hosts workshops and events related to entrepreneurship.
SJIM places a strong emphasis on the development of soft skills, such as communication, teamwork, leadership, and problem-solving. The Institute offers workshops, training sessions, and extracurricular activities to help students develop these skills.
Students actively participate in CSR activities and blood donations and undergo compulsory rural immersion programs in faraway places of North Karnataka.
Meeting High Academic Standards
SJIM is accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) and the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). The accreditation from NBA and AIU ensures that the curriculum, faculty, and infrastructure of SJIM meet high academic standards.
SJIM has been consistently ranked among the top business management schools in India by various ranking agencies. For example, SJIM was ranked 39th among the top B-schools in India by Business Today in 2021.
SJIM has received several awards for its excellence in teaching, research, and overall performance. For example, SJIM was awarded the ‘Best Higher Education Institute of the Year-South’ at the National Education Excellence Awards 2021.
SJIM has received several accolades for its contribution to the field of business management education. For example, SJIM was recognized as one of the top B-Schools in India by Dalal Street Investment Journal in 2021.
Impeccable Teaching Facilities
SJIM has a strong research focus, and its faculty members have published several research papers in reputed national and international journals. SJIM has also organized several conferences and workshops on various business topics.
It has excellent teaching faculty from diverse backgrounds and is educated in different parts of India and the globe.
Being part of the worldwide Jesuit Organization, SJIM enjoys great collaboration with its Indian and worldwide Jesuit Institutions.
SJIM is a member of the AACSB International, International Association of Jesuit Business Schools (IAJBS) and Xavier Association of Management Institutions (XAMI).
Recently, the faculty conducted AICTE ATAL Sponsored National Level FDP on ‘Digital Supply Chain for Operational Excellence’ from 15th – 25th November 2022.
Its faculty not only publishes their research but also participates in national-level competitions.
Recently, one of the faculty members won the MCX-IIMA award for excellence in research.
SJIM has a highly qualified faculty with significant industry experience and expertise in their respective fields from diverse backgrounds and educated in different parts of India and the globe. The faculty members are committed to providing quality education, research, and industry engagement.
SJIM’s faculty consists of experienced professionals with strong academic and industry backgrounds. They bring a wealth of practical knowledge to the classroom, providing students with a well-rounded learning experience.
SJIM is known for its student-friendly environment, with a small and supportive community of students and faculty. This creates a conducive learning environment and fosters a culture of collaboration and teamwork.
Emphasizing Holistic Development
SJIM plans to introduce new and innovative courses. It is expanding its reach with innovation and entrepreneurial ventures for its students and start-up companies. It also lends its consultancy services. Very soon, it will be accredited by the AACSB. Innovation, internationalization, industry partnerships, and research focus will be the guiding factors for the future.
SJIM is part of the Jesuit education system, which emphasizes holistic development and the pursuit of excellence in education. The Jesuit ethos of SJIM emphasizes the importance of ethics, social justice, and service to others. SJIM prepares men and women with and for others with a sense of conscious, committed, competent and compassionate individuals to serve society with a strong sense of ethics.
Industry Driven Program
SJIM’s curriculum is designed to provide a well-rounded education that prepares students for the complex and dynamic business world. It is regularly updated by industry experts. The curriculum emphasizes the development of soft skills, such as communication, teamwork, and leadership, along with the acquisition of technical knowledge. SJIM provides a PGDM equivalent to an MBA program, which is thoroughly industry driven.
SJIM has a strong industry connection, which provides students with opportunities to interact with industry experts, participate in industry events, and intern with leading companies. Industry Connect also helps students gain practical experience, develop professional networks, and understand the workings of different industries. A pool of researchers, professionals, and academicians offer consultancy services at SJIM.
Better Infrastructure to Compliment
SJIM has a state-of-the-art, splendid, spacious, and extraordinary infrastructure for study, research, innovation, conferences, meetings, and other artistic and professional enterprises right in the centre of Bangalore city with modern classrooms, computer labs, a well-stocked library, and other amenities that support learning and research.
SJIM places a strong emphasis on ethics and social responsibility in its curriculum. Students are encouraged to develop a deep understanding of ethical business practices and the impact of business decisions on society and the environment.