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Management is universal. Management education is a must! We impart or work on three important aspects namely knowledge, skills and attitude which form the essence of management learning and practice.

Management education and practice since the beginning of the Manu Smirti, discourses on Bhagvad Gita, practices of the great Chanakya and till the present day global competitions and its understandings, has formed the core for human growth and development. It has indeed proved to be an effective and efficient weapon for individual(s), firm(s), organization(s) and nation(s) growth, competitive advantage and prosperity.

The aim of education is to build and / or develop nation by uplifting the living standards of society. Indukaka Ipcowala Institute of Management (I2IM) was established in the year 2006 with a generous donation of Rs. 2 crores from Late Shri. Indukaka Ipcowala (Dharmaj / Nadiad, Gujarat, India) and is patronized by IPCO Industries, Nadiad. It was launched with a mission to create managers with excellent entrepreneurial and leadership qualities and was earlier affiliated to Gujarat University, Ahmedabad. In the year 2009, Shree Charotar Moti Sattavis Patidar Kelavani Mandal (Estd. 1994) with its unique principles of honesty, integrity and transparency established Charotar University of Science and Technology (CHARUSAT) with a vision to become a dynamic global institution (from various group of institutions operating under the banner Education Campus – Changa) in a knowledge driven world through excellence in teaching, research and social contributions.

I2IM has nourished and stand committed to its vision to emerge as a significant management institute by creating and disseminating world-class cutting-edge knowledgeI2IM under Faculty of Management Studies, CHARUSAT based on its broader vision and focused mission offers Master of Business Administration (MBA) Programme with an intake of 120 students; Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) Programme with an intake of 60 students; BBA + MBA Dual Degree with an intake of 60 students and Ph.D. Programme (for academic and working professionals) admissions for which are based on UGC and CHARUSAT norms / Charusat Doctoral Entrance Test (CDET) (conducted twice in year) for aspiring managers’, professionals, and committed academicians respectively. For MBA and PGDM Faculty of Managements Studies offers 09 specialisations such as Marketing, Management,            Finance Management, Human Resource Management, Information Technology, Health Care Management, Project and Infrastructure Management, Family Business and Entrepreneurship Management, Tourism and Hospitality, Journalism and Mass Communication.

Since its inception, the institute has been growing by leaps and bounds under the noble and able guidance and directions from management aegis of Kelavani Mandal and CHARUSAT. Its unique management / organizational structure consists of different Academic Bodies as per University Statues, Board of Management, Governing Body and Advisory Boards have been instrumental force in the growth and development of the institute.

The institute / university with its world class, state of the art infrastructure (air-conditioned interaction theatres, library / e-resources lab, computer labs, language lab, tutorial rooms, faculty lounges, conference room, and seminar hall), a model Interactive Theatre with continuous sessions recording facility, 100 MBPS internet connectivity / Wi-Fi facility, Food courts (canteen mess / ice-cream parlours / cafeteria etc) accommodation facility for students especially girls, availability of transport / banks facilities among others offers conducive environment for learning, growth and development of the students / participants.

Moreover, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) has been established under Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) with on objectives of providing holistic exposure to students on various areas including Values and Ethics, Critical Thinking and Logic, Academic Writing, Languages, Communication Skills, Philosophy, Law and Justice, Psychology, Sociology, Liberal Arts, Culture and Society, International Studies as a part of their overall personality development with effect from September 27, 2013.

The institute is ranked among the Top 10 management institutes of Gujarat, has young, dedicated and well-qualified faculty members and a battery of visiting / guests faculty members drawn from both academics and industry having rich experiences in imparting management world. It provides an excellent all-round environment of teaching, research and consultancy for faculty and staff for their personal development. It imparts management education with a unique learner-centric pedagogy and facilitates individual and self-management / learning for the aspiring managers.

Its unique features include:

  • Choice-Based Credit System (CBCE)
  • Use of case method for teaching as it generates a simulated environment for nurturing decision-making skills
  • Continuous evaluation through assignments and quizzes help fine tune the concepts already learnt
  • Mentoring of individual students by faculty and personalized counselling and attention with Parents-Teacher-Student (PTS) Meet
  • Orientation Programme
  • Holistic Exposure Learning Programme (HELP)
  • Bridge / Enrichment Courses and Workshops on Communication Skills enhancement
  • Weekly Management Seminar Series (MANAS) under Internal and External Forums
  • Summer Internship Programme / Comprehensive Projects (SIP / CP)
  • Placement Assistance Programme (PAP)
  • Industry-Institution Relationship through
    • Faculty Industry Exposure (FIE) Segment / Training
    • Industry-Academia Meet (IAM)
    • Faculty Consultancy work through Management / Executive Development Programmes
    • Faculty-Students-Industry / Society Projects
    • Faculty Colloquium where experts are invited from the academic and industry
  • Convegno – An annual management meet / extravaganza
  • Praayas– An initiative for community service / humanity / mankind
  • Cultural activities, events and participations

The campus thrives on the lush green environment of CHARUSAT which offers 64 different programmes (UG, PG and Ph.D.) under various departments / constituent institutes / faculties of the university giving ample scope for students / participants for all round and interdisciplinary learning and development. The institute works closely with most of the university’s faculties and offers interdisciplinary course(s) / programme(s) in the area of management and related aspects.

We welcome all those who are aspiring to contribute to the nation/ society building efforts undertaken by us (with readiness to unlearn, learn and re-learn / conduct real-life research, if need be, which can contribute to the existing body of the knowledge or bring out newer theories /models based on practice) and who are flexible to align their goals with that of the institute’s / university’s and who by their virtue of personality and competence are committed to the growth of the society.

 

Prof. (Dr.)Govind B Dave
Principal, I2IM
Dean, Faculty of Management Studies (FMS)
CHARUSAT