Industrial visit is important in a career of a student who is pursuing a MBA courses. Industrial visit provides an insight regarding internal working of Organisation, theoretical knowledge is not enough for making a good professional career. With an aim of going beyond academics, industrial visit provides student a practical perspective on the world of work. It provides students with an opportunity to learn practically through interaction, working methods and employment practices. It gives them exposure to current work practices as opposed to possibly theoretical knowledge being taught at college. And industrial visits are minimizing this gap by acting as a bridge between them. Industrial visits are very important for every management student as it provides as clear picture to the managers in the making who have the zeal for a bright future. KICMA conducts industrial visit for the management students every year. In 2014 KICMA has organized a 5 days industrial visit. As a part of this IV programme students had visited Ramco Cements ,Pondicherry and acquired knowledge on Cement Plant, Grinding Units, Packing Plants, Ready Mix Plant, and interacted with the higher officials of HR and production area. During the Industrial Visit our students had interacted with the Management students and the faculty members at Central University Pondicherry.
In an attempt to bring out the creative potential of young minds, KICMA is hosting national level management fest every year. The fest brings together the finest of management schools from all over the country to vie for victory in an open stage. It also helps the students learn to organise a management programme. The 4th National Level Management fest “AVENIR 2K14” was conducted on 11th and 12th December 2014 inaugurated by Sri. T.K.A. Nair (Former Principal Secretary to Former Prime Minister). Avenir 2K’14 had various events like Best Manager, Best Management Team , Marketing Team, HR Team , Business Quiz and Corporate Show. Around 130 students participated in the events from various B-Schools across Kerala. The valedictory function was inaugurated by Mr. HariKumar (Chief General Manager SBT,Trivandrum) Prizes and Certificates were distributed to all those who participated.
Young adults nowadays are faced with a number of issues related to academics and otherwise during their student life. They are in need of an outlet to express their emotional upheavals. This is where a faculty counsellor comes into picture. By making the sessions light and interactive, the faculty counsellor creates a favourable environment for the students to facilitate effective communication. Counselling helps the students concentrate better on their studies without getting emotionally drained by other issues. The total students in KICMA were allocated to six faculty members and a tutorial meeting has been held twice in a month. It provides a platform to all students to present their academics and personal issues with the tutor in charge.
Summer Project & Internship
During the fourth semester, every student of MBA programme is required to undertake a project work of problem centered nature under the guidance and supervision of a member of the faculty and the report on the same has to be submitted before the commencement of the fourth semester university examination.
In 2014 students underwent summer project in various companies across Kerala and outside. The major companies were selected for this summer training are
Naukri.Com Chennai, HLL Life care Ltd Chennai, TATA Motors Bangalore , Malayalam Communications Ltd., Karvy Financial Services Ltd., Motilal Oswal Financial Services, LULU Hypermarket Cochin, Big Bazar Cochin, HDFC Kochin, Apollo Tyres , Nirapara Food Products, Vodafone India, Technopark Technology Business Incubator (T-TBI) Trivandrum ,ERCMPU, Muthoot Fin Corp Trivandrum, M/s Bharat Broadcasting Network Ltd Trivandrum.
An internship gives a preview of the roles, responsibilities and the nature of work that you would be undertaking once you graduate from a business school. It also offers the important opportunity to work closely with professionals in the field, and to develop knowledge, competencies, and experience related directly to your career goals. So with this intention Second Semester Students has to undertake 4 week internship. The institute includes Motilal Oswal Financial Services, Karvy financial services Ltd, The New Indian Express Trivandrum, Acumen Group, and HLL Life care Ltd, HMT Kalamaserry, Hamnet Builders, Coir Board Allepy, Mithranikethan, Malayalam Communications Ltd,and various cooperative societies across Kerala.
MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES:
Management Development Programme (MDP)
The Management Development Program (MDP) prepares you to become a better leader of your unit, department, or college, as well as a more valuable contributor to broader institutional goals. KICMA CET organizes Management Development Programmes for Sub staff, Ministerial staff and supervisory staff employees of Co-operative sector. In 2013-14 KICMA trained 511 participants through 26 MDP’s.
We also organize specialized Management Development Programme for presidents and governing board members of co-operative organization in the state in order to develop their organising and leadership skills we also offers Faculty Development Programme for Management faculties.
To make KICMA as a Research Centre of excellence, we offer research guidance to the Ph.D. students in the area of Management and Commerce discipline under supervision of our faculties.
Dr. K. Sasikumar: Supervising Teacher of University of Kerala, Annamalai University and IGNOU under the faculty of Commerce and Management Studies
Ph.D produced :
Work–in –Progress :
2. Anoop S.
4. Krishna Kumar
: Banking for the rural matter - A study on promoting Financial inclusion models.
: A study on sectoral investment an optimum portfolio selection in Indian Stock Market.
: Problems of Agricultural financing in Kerala.
: Health Tourism in Kerala.
: A study on lottery department of Kerala.
Consulting activity is one of the important means by which we can utilize available knowledge and expertise to government, public sector organisations, community groups and business. Such interactions in turn benefit to the institute as staff bring back their teaching, research and other roles the insights, experiences and contacts they have gained as consultants.
KICMA has under taken Feasibility study for opening new branches of Co-operative banks such as Thrissur District Cooperative Bank Ltd (TDCB), Neyyattinkara Primary Co-operative Agricultural and Rural Development Bank(NPACRD), Amachal Service Co-operative Bank, Trivandrum.
It also undertaken the feasibility study to establish an Ayurvedic Hospital cum Research Centre at Kappumthala, Kottayam under the management of District Co-operative Hospital Society at Kottayam.
KICMA – Reach - A Journal of Management
KICMA publishes a bi-annual journal, KICMA REACH. The journal provides a forum for researchers’ practitioners and management professionals serving in Government, Industry and Academia to share their experience and findings in the interdisciplinary areas of management. Students will also get the opportunity to publish innovative Business Plans in KICMA REACH.