ATHARVA INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES, Mumbai
About AIMS, Mumbai
Situated in Malad West, Mumbai, Atharva Institute of Management Studies was established in 2004 by The Atharva Education Trust. The institute is affiliated to Mumbai University, approved by AICTE and recognized by DTE. The institute has on offer four full time courses including a Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) and a Masters in Management Studies (MMS). AIMS alos offers three part time courses.
About the Programs Offered
AIMS offers an autonomous full time PGDM Program spanning over two years and four semesters with an intake of 60 students per batch. The MMS Program also spans over two years and has an intake of 120 students per batch. The courses includes 31 compulsory subjects and 8-11 additional subjects depending upon the elective opted. For hands on practical experience, the course also includes a Summer Internship Project. The specializations offered are:
- Human Resources
Students having completed their graduation with at least 50% aggregate may apply for the program. Aspirants may apply in the final year of their graduation as well but will only be granted a provisional admission. The candidate must also have taken CMAT/MH CET/AMMI for the MMS Program and CAT/XAT/MH CET/CMAT/AMMI/MAT for the PGDM Program.
Following DTE norms, 65% seats for the MMS Program are reserved under the Maharashtra quota (50% Home University and 15% other university), 20% for management quota and the rest 15% under OMS.
The applicants shortlisted based on the preliminary criterion shall go through rounds of Group Discussion and Personal Interview for selection.
The fees for pursuing the PGDM program at Atharva Institute of Management Studies is Rs.2,20,000/- per annum while that for the MMS Program is Rs.1,41,750/- per annum.
The institute claims a 100% job track and 100% placement assistance. AIMS has a dedicated Career Management Center (CMC) for handling placement activities inter alia. In the past , the campus has been visited by A-Listers like TCS, Deutsche Bank, ICICI Securities, India Bulls, Nestle, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Transparent Values and so on.
The average package offered tends to be around 3 lakh per annum while the highest package secured has been 4.8 lakhs per annum.
Rankings and Recognitions
- Ranked 41st among B-Schools all over India by Higher Education Review (HER) in its annual ‘Beyond IIMs’ survey.
- Awarded the Best Faculty Award by Bombay Management Association, 2014.
- Ranked among the 100 best B-Schools around India by Business Today, 2014.
Spread across an area of 3 acres, AIMS boasts of a classic architecture equipped with all the modern facilities. It has on offer smart classes equipped with LCDs, Projectors and screens. The library at AIMS is automated with audio-visual facilities. The campus if WiFi enabled. The highlight of the infrastructure is the state of the art Mock Stock Room for simulating the stock market experience for the students.
Life at College
The annual inter college event of AIMS constitutes performances, fun games and a plethora of management events.
Student Clubs are an important part of Life at AIMS allowing the students an opportunity to interact with one another while also pursuing an extra-curricular interest or obtaining practical experience in their field of study. The clubs also conduct panel discussions relevant to their respective fields with prominent speakers on offer. Various clubs at AIMS are:
- Fin-Mint (Finance Club)
- M-Organs (Marketing Club)
- Synergy (Human Resource Club)
- Cyber-Net (Systems/Operations Club)
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To pursue MBA at AIMS students must satisfy following eligibility criteria.
The minimum qualification to apply for admission to the MBA Program is a Bachelor's Degree (10+2+3 years of education) in any discipline which is recognized by the Association of Indian Universities, or any degree equivalent to the Bachelor's Degree, with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in the Secondary / Higher Secondary / Pre-degree Examinations (or equivalent) conducted by a Board / University.
Those appearing for the final year of the Bachelor's degree examinations may also apply subject to completing their examinations or viva-voce, if any, before June 30. Such candidates will however have to fulfil the above eligibility requirements in respect of minimum academic qualifications for admission and furnish evidence to that effect latest by October 31. At the time of interview and/or admissions, they will be required to produce a letter from their College Principal / Head of Institution stating the exam dates.
Candidates with appropriate industry experience will be given preference for admissions. Their work experience will be given due weightage in terms of the organization, position held and duration.
Selected candidates will be called to attend Group Discussions and Personal Interviews. Multiple Group Discussion & Personal Interview lists will be released in phases, both before and after the Application Deadline. The intimation for interview & group discussion is done through registered post and e-mail. In the case of some programs, Group Discussion may not be conducted, in favor of a rigorous interview process.
The selection criteria for calling candidates for admissions is based on multiple factors as follows:
- Past academic performance
- Quality & content of the answers in the application form
- Work experience, if any , in terms of job content & organization
- Group Discussion & Interview performance (applicable for final admissions only)
- Extra curricular activities, other interests & accomplishments
- Competitive Test score (CAT, MAT, XAT, CMAT)
A combination of all the above factors are used to determine the eligibility of candidates to be offered final admission. Test scores are NOT the only criteria for selection.
A high test score does not guarantee a call for Group Discussion/Interview. The selection criteria are based on multiple factors as mentioned above.