With business schools coming up by the dozens across India, it's not just young aspirants who have to face stiff competition during entrance exams but institutes today have to constantly reinvent themselves to stay at the top of the game. ITM Business School Mumbai has made constant efforts to stay ahead of the curve. Established in 1991, ITM was one of the first private B-schools in India and today counts itself among the country's top 50. It was ranked at number 41 and at 49 in the Business Today Survey 2014.
Continuing with the practice of introducing industry-validated programmes, ITM plans to launch an exclusive course in Entrepreneurship in association with the National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN)- an organisation launched in 2003, which aims at educating and supporting potential entrepreneurs in India.




"Entrepreneurship has a very important role in the context of a developing nation like India. ITM is planning to soon introduce a post-graduate diploma in management for young entrepreneurs," says Ganesh Raja, director, ITM Business School.ITM also provides two-year iConnect PGDM programmes with specialisation options that include finance, human resource management, marketing and digital media, hospitality management and pharma management. Speaking about the intensive programmes, Raja says, "It was pertinent to rebalance the curricula with a greater focus on skill building, personality development and techniques that are central to the practice of management." He adds that the course was redesigned with a focus on aligning academia with the industry. "Therefore the duration of the internship period has been scaled up to five months, typically replicating a probation period. The ITM - PGDM iConnect programme is radically different, rebuilt to deliver targeted learning, real-world experience and all-round personal development," says Raja.
Apart from academics, ITM also hosts a number of extra-curricular activities. On the one hand there's Macrino, their Mad Ad Show, that aims to inspire new ideas for brand building, promotions and marketing communication and on the other there's Kurukshetra, the annual inter college sports event. ITM also hosts C2C- Campus to Corporate, an event organised to felicitate all our corporate associates who are either our recruiters or internship companies. Having won awards like the NEN Premier Award for Entrepreneurship in 2014 and MBA Universe award for best B-school with industry linkage at the Indian Management Conclave 2013, ITM is clearly heading in the right direction.



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