SSTM offers a two-year, full time Masters Programme in Business Administration and three year Master of Computer Applications programme. The institution is affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University and is duly approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). SSTM is also a M.G.University's recognised research centre for " Management"
Teaching and training system at SSTM are not confined to the University syllabus. We teach many more subjects like Entrepreneurial Development, Contemporary issues in HR, Marketing, Knowledge Management, Wealth Management, Project Management and Funding to empower and help the students face the modern competitive global environment. Though these are non- credit courses, internal marks are awarded on the basis of the earnestness and interest the students show in the study of non-credit courses.
At SSTM, the faculty has total freedom to choose the method that is best suited for the session. A variety of teaching and learning techniques are employed to impart knowledge and skills.
Lectures, case analysis, simulation games and exercises, syndicates, group discussions, video sessions, team projects, game plays, quiz programmes or computer simulations and practical project work are commonly used. These help develop conceptual, analytical and decision making skills and prepare students to face the challenges of the complex business and organizational environment. Students have the opportunity to work one-on-one with the faculty. Special attention is bestowed when core courses are taught.
This is a novel approach for betterment of education. Immediately after admission, the students are divided into groups of 8 or 10. Each group is assigned to a faculty member who will be their mentor for the remaining two years.
The groups meet to assess, analyse and rehearse. Skills are honed, programmes prepared and issues are discussed. Members of the groups prepare and make presentations. The assigned faculty member closely monitors activities of the group and provides necessary guidance.
This programme help students shed their inhibitions, develop communication skills and become good orators. It effectively supplements personality development programmes conducted at regular intervals by renowned experts at the campus
At SSTM, our MBA programme is re-engineered to be based as close as possible to the real-world criteria. Our faculty will apply their innovative professional expertise to help students assess, develop and apply all the managerial skills, which will make them effective managers.
As part of the teaching system, we conduct interface sessions periodically called Institute Industry Interaction (III) by inviting practising managers of different disciplines. These lively sessions help students familiarise with problems that a manager faces and solutions he arrives at in real-life situations
The invited industry leaders also help build rapport with students, making every session a rewarding experience for both.
The instructors will have the freedom to decide the criteria for internal evaluation of each course. However, the assessment criteria can include, internal assessment tests, assignments, project work, group / individual class presentations, case studies, seminars, attendance and class participation. The instructor will make available on LAN clear guidelines regarding the assessment criteria to the class before the commencement of the course. The internal assessment results will be published on the notice board and the students will be given at least a week to have clarifications, if any, before the external examination for the semester.
For all the courses, a written examination of the duration of three hours would be conducted at the end of each semester. Each examination carries a maximum of 60 marks. The end term examination is conducted by the Mahatma Gandhi University.
In case a candidate fails to secure the required minimum of 50 percent marks in the internal assessment, one may secure it by repeating the course altogether in a regular class in a subsequent semester. However, such improvement in sessionals for a course cannot be attempted more than once.
The minimum marks required for a pass in the MBA Programme is 50 percent.
Candidates who have secured not less than 60 percent marks in aggregate for all the four semesters shall be declared to have passed MBA degree examination in First Class. Candidates who have secured not less than 80 percent marks in aggregate for all the four semesters shall be declared to have passed MBA degree examination with Distinction. Candidates for the MBA degree shall be eligible to undergo the course of study in the subsequent semester and take the examination of that semester irrespective of the examination results of the previous semester, provided they have completed all the formalities of attendance, payment of all fees due to the University and registration for the examination in the earlier semesters.
No student shall be allowed to appear in the University examination of a course if he/she has not secured 75 percent of attendance for each course during semester.
Students who are specialising in Human Resource Management become members of HR Clan. They conduct surveys on HR perspectives, seminars, and also undertake specifi assignments on behalf of the industry.
Marketing Grid is an association of the management students of SCMS group having the following objectives:
The Grid organizes weekly meetings with practicing managers.
Panorama is an annual management meet of students. This two-day event brings together noted professionals in the areas of Finance, HR, Systems and Marketing
The Finance Forum is a forum of students who have an interest in the fi of fi The Finance Forum regularly organises seminars and lecture meetings with experts from the industry. Some of the issues discussed in the recent past are the National Budget, Credit Policy, Stock Exchange Simulations and Corporate Health.
SCMSwas the first business school in India to introduce a systematic training programme aimed at developing the personality of the students admitted for the PGDM programme. It was Stanford Business School in USA, which first identified the need for special training to aspiring management students. A study conducted by them found that many of their highly intelligent and high calibre students failed as managers in real life, for want of certain very essential human traits. They identified these traits and provided special training to every student who were enrolled in its management programme. Later surveys found the rate of failure significantly low. Hence, SCMS GROUP also decided to adopt the practice and give special emphasis to development of the overall personality of every enrolled student, in addition to state-of-the-art management coaching, based on a highly innovative and industry relevent curriculum. A series of programmes are conducted with the assistance of external experts who will be involved in sharpening skills in communication, inter-personal relationships, analytical ability, proficiency in public speaking, assertiveness, self-confidence, interview techniques etc, essential for the management professionals of tomorrow.
Admission to the MBA (Full Time) degree programme will be on the basis of merit as determined by the admission scores obtained by the candidate seeking admission. A rank list shall be prepared on the basis of the sum of the following three components.
Candidates will be called for the interview on 1:3 basis
A pass in any bachelor's degree examination of the Mahatma Gandhi University or an equivalent degree of any other University duly recognised by the Mahatma Gandhi University with not less than 50 percent marks in aggregate, i.e. in all parts of examination or a master degree examination with 50 percent mark in aggregates. And, a valid score in an entrance examination for admission to MBA.
For candidates belonging to the SC/ST communities, a pass in a bachelor degree examination is needed.
Degrees of other Universities
Candidates who have taken qualifying degrees from Universities other than M. G. University, Kottayam should obtain recognition of their degrees by the M. G. University. SCMS School of Technology and Management will not be responsible for any problem coming out of non-recognition of degrees of other universities by the M. G. University. SSTM will lend you all assistance in getting the recognition. Generally, all major Indian universities are recognised by the MG University. However, it is advisable to check their website or ask queries for clarifications
All prospective candidates are expected to submit the filled up application forms on or before the last date notified by the School. Late and incomplete applications will not be accepted. The following documents are also essential to make the application complete.
Send the application and other documents to:
THE ADMISSIONS OFFICER
THE ADMISSIONS OFFICER SCMS GROUP-COCHIN
Prathap Nagar, Muttom, Aluva,
COCHIN - 683 106, KERALA
A second home –
The Hostel SCMS Group offers excellent, well-furnished hostel facilities to its students. Men's Hostel can accommodate 450 students and the Ladies' Hostel can accommodate 356 students. Hostels have dedicated mess that offers quality food. Both A/c and Non A/c rooms are available. The campus has a full-fledged cafeteria to meet the total needs of the students. All girl students and male students who opt to stay in hostel will be provided excellent accommodation. However, students who are staying with their parents within a radius of 15 kms are permitted to be day scholars. They have to produce proof of residence to avail this facility.