Kousali Institute of Management Studies
KIMS with its inception is a B-School with a difference. It was established in 1976 and in the span of 33 years it nurtured and carved the careers of over 1600 students. KIMS has got a strong backbone of its alumni network who have developed a special niche for itself in the field of imparting quality management education. The students of KIMS are grilled to skills of modern management in their specific areas of specialization.
KIMS is the University Management Department of Karnatak University, Dharwad which has the unique privilege to be part of one of the premier universities of the world – the Karnatak University, Dharwad with some of the finest departments in Economics, Law, Sociology, Commerce and Operations Research. Our collaborative approach involves inputs from various departments that give the benefit of a much wider view and deeper understanding. This is indicated by the success of our alumni who are in leading positions in industries and governments across the world, our alumni are working in various organizations all over the world viz., two of our alumni are teaching in American universities, one of our alumnus is MD of Deutsche Bank in Singapore, our alumni are consultants in Chicago, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia etc and many of our alumni are independent consultants and entrepreneurs. Our annual alumni meet DARPAN started in the year 1995 and so far we have organized 18 alumni conventions which is organized every year in the month of January. And the network of more than 1600 alumni gives student’s unmatched access to information, mentors and careers.
KIMS ranks amongst the top 10 university based B-Schools in India. KIMS is a place where the students are completely processed into managers. KIMS focuses on management education more than just business management. The commitment is taught through leadership with a deep understanding of business. The approach to pedagogy combines fieldwork, case studies and live projects for each subject and instrumented feedback with a strong emphasis on concepts and theory. The interest is to encourage intellectual curiosity and open mind to the adventure of ideas. KIMS strives to ensure that the students who graduate are not only efficient corporate managers but also responsible corporate citizens imbibed with a positive set of values.
Nearly 30 students have received PhD degrees from our Doctoral research program. We have conducted research on diverse subjects, which includes policy research, action research, and Behavioral research. Our researchers occupied top positions and many of them are directors of various B-Schools.
KIMS was the first department in KUD to adopt the Choice Based Credit System in 2006. The CBCS system emphasis more on practical aspects of the business world rather than the old form of academic studies. The course content gives equal weightage to both external as well as internal assessment. The internal assessment is based on the live project work which involves inputs by the industries, experts and course teachers.
Our mission is to prepare young managers with commitment to profession and loyalty towards the organization they work for, and train them to play the role of genuine change agent with a strong sense of business ethics.
Our vision is to be a model business school and be in forefront of business education, consultancy and research.