ISBM is a newly founded university in 2016, situated in the suburban setting of a small town called Gariyabad, in Chhattisgarh. It has been approved by the UGC and is a small co-educational higher education institution offering courses to aid individuals for their pre-bachelor’s degrees – diplomas, certificate courses, post graduate programs, to name a few. It is a new-age university that focuses not only on the skill development of its students but also on their career endeavors, business ventures and mentoring.
The University is the largest among all private universities in Chhattisgarh, occupying a space of 32 acres. The campus is surrounded by a forest and hills providing an enriching learning environment for everyone. ISBM is equipped with the latest facilities as the campus offers spacious classrooms, a library, an incubation cell, infirmary and medical centers, sports room, yoga and meditation hall, student residences, kitchen and dining blocks and free Wi-Fi services to its students and faculty members. Besides this, the University welcomes students of a variety of cultures and religions and provides them with amenities to enable them to tune themselves to the life around the campus. Further, a sense of being at home is instilled in the students by providing them healthy and nutritious food and giving them an option to choose from newspapers to books to info journals.
ISBM provides its students with management education that involves thorough research and applied skills which helps prepare the students to be the leaders of change. Students are made to interact with businessmen and entrepreneurs, taken on industrial visits, taught via interactive sessions through real-client, project based learning and regular networking opportunities that prepare them to make a difference in today’s society. The University provides a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Commerce, Business Administration, Information Technology, Computer Sciences, Arts and Journalism and Mass Media; its Diploma courses include mainly Interior and Fashion Designing and certain Advanced Diploma courses in Business and Computer Applications.
The University has a strong network and source which guarantees its students with 100% placement opportunities. It has established a placement cell which effectively equips the students to make the transition from a university onto the field of a career. The placement cell ensures to enhance the personal and business skills of its students by conducting meeting with corporate, hosting seminars and workshops to provide real life challenge and setup to all the students. In addition to that, ISBM provides career counseling to its student to make the right choice regarding their internships or jobs, by sensitizing students with a work culture and corporate etiquettes and at the same time, maintaining a proper alumni database to actively engage with them. The Career and Placement Cell is powered by India’s leading job portal – http://www.bigvacancy.com. A large number of big companies have offered to recruit professionals from ISBM over the years. The students have gone abroad to pursue their higher studies or received placements at multinational companies to effortlessly carry out their jobs.
ISBM, in its one year of establishment has been recognized as an “Outstanding Business School”, by BBC Knowledge for Education Leadership Award in Mumbai. The Chancellor, Mr. Vinay Agarwal has received the “National Education Excellence Award 2017” from Mr. Prakash Javdekar, Minister of HRD- Government of India and Mr. Sanjay Jajodia, President- ASSOCHAM and CMD- Monnet Ispat & Energy Ltd. The University has also been awarded with the National Educational Excellence Award, 2016 and 2017; the Mahatma Gandhi Samman Award, 2014; Indian and International Achiever’s Awards; Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award, and a few others.
ISBM, as a University, strives to understand the educational pedagogy of its students, inside and outside the classroom. Professionals try and establish a healthy relationship with their students in order to bring out the leaders in them, which would help in shaping their careers in the future and become individuals who would inspire and impact the society at large. According to Chancellor Dr. VinayAgrawal, ISBM University’s students can make a difference in the University itself much before they go out making difference in the real world.
- The author of this post, Eva R Sachdeva is a blogger for IOS Marketing and writes extensively on Education Technology and news.