The GRG School of Management Studies (GRGSMS) is a girls’ only college located in the city of Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu. It is affiliated to the Bharathiar University, also located in Coimbatore. This affiliation ensures approval from the UGC (University Grants Commission). The college has an urban campus covering a single acre of land. The college is named after its founder- Shri G.R. Govindarajulu. He was a noted educationist in his time, and built this institute with his wife. His daughter has been taking care of the institute for some time now. The group now operates several educational institutions, mainly in Coimbatore itself. One of them is the PSGR Krishnammal College for Women. Another is the GRG Matriculation Higher Secondary School (GRGMHSS).
The GRGSMS has a single- minded focus, when it comes to education, as it only dabbles in the field of management. It provides a two- year MBA. This may be taken up in multiple specialization areas. One is the flagship General Management MBA, where the student is free to choose the specialization in the second year, after he/she has gone through the basic of all the streams in the first. The others are where the choice is from day one. They are the MBAs in the areas of- Finance, Marketing or Human Resources Management. There is also one for Entrepreneurship Development. This is meant for people with already a feasible business model, or those from business families.
Admissions to the MBA programme is via scores considered from both the TANCET (Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test) and MAT (Management Aptitude Test). The best performance will be taken in to account, plus past academic records and work experience. Students also need to need to appear for a PI (Personal Interview). In addition to the MBA, there are post graduate level diplomas available. These are meant primarily for working professionals, seeking to enter the managerial cadre. One of them here is the Post Graduate Diploma in Management in Financial Services (PGDMFS). The other is the Post Graduate Diploma in Management in Retail Services (PGDMRT).
In order to foster improved business ties for both the students and the faculty, the GRG School of Management Studies has inked agreements with several professional bodies. The GRGSMS is a member to some of these. Such organizations with whom collaboration is taking place are the CII (Confederation of Indian Industries), AIMA (All India Management Association), CMA (Coimbatore Management Association), NEN (National Entrepreneurship Network), ICTACT (ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu) and the AIMS (Association of Indian Management Schools). The college also improves its industry collaboration via guest visits to the college campus. Speakers from noted organizations have shared their experiences on campus with the students. This helps students get more employable as they get to appreciate the real- world business challenges.
The campus has much to offer. There are hostel facilities for girls. Banking facilities with ATM, convenience stores and access to public transport are all available just outside the college’s campus. There is a sports field where some outdoor games may be played. Facilities are also there for indoor sports. A large auditorium is there to facilitate major events, at both intra and inter college level. The campus is Wi- Fi enabled. A health centre is also there to cater to medical emergencies. Hygienic food is prepared at the college cafeteria. The library here is one of the best stocked within the region. Besides the physical books on display, it also provides digital access to en number of international academic journals for research and academic purposes.
There is a thriving student life on campus. Several events are conducted throughout the year by the student body. The students’ forum is called here the Shreyas. Urjith is the inter b- school event. Another area of much importance to the institute is entrepreneurship. This is why the Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC) has been an active forum here. It helps develop the budding entrepreneurs among the students for the institute. Experienced trainers and entrepreneurs are invited to campus to deliver guest lectures and interact with those who have such business models. Research too plays a critical role in the development of this institute. For that purpose, several workshops and seminars are held on campus.
These seminars are held from across the departmental areas. For students’ welfare, several industrial visits are also made by the college. The placements too have likewise gone up here at the Coimbatore- based GRG School of Management Studies. Some of the key recruiters in recent seasons have been the likes of- Cognizant, Edelweiss, Bank of Baroda, Axis Bank, Canara Bank, BNP Paribas, RIL, SCOPE International, Indus Ind Bank, IDBI Federal Insurance, ICICI Securities, Ford Financial Services, HCL, SBI, TCS, Vodafone, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and several more. The college has also likewise been placed high up across the ranking platforms, by bodies and publications such as Business India and AIMS.
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