KIIT School of Management, KSOM: The Management Hub

With over 25 years of excellence, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, School of Management (KSOM) has an All India Rank of 30 by NIRF. The educational institution was founded as Institute of Business Administration and Training (IBAT) in the year 1993. Late Mr. Pradyumna Kishore Bal, the founder of IBAT, believed in not just classroom learning but also practical exposure for the students, which became the seed and objective of the institution. As a result, the institution has been transcending the students into professionals and expertise in business management.

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, School of Management (KSOM) provides management courses to the students at three different levels: undergraduate (BBA), postgraduate (MBA), and doctoral (PhD). The students can get admissions in this institution, which is positioned in 35 acres of land.


You might be wondering that why you should finalize this institution to pursue your management. Here are the reasons why one should pursue his or her management course in KSOM.

KSOM Rankings:

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World-Class Campus:

The infrastructure of the institution can be matched with the global institutions. KSOM is a world-class campus with Wi-Fi facility. Around 500 people can occupy the auditorium, which is used for lectures, industry talks, and movie screening. The classrooms are air-conditioned with multimedia facilities. The computer lab is well-equipped with the latest software updates. The library has more than 22000 books and is automated using a software called LS Primea (LibSys). Students can search the resources using the online catalogue ‘Webopac’.


  • The Structure of the Curriculum: Students’ progress is the number one priority of the institution. The curriculum is always maintained up-to-date and the classroom activities are designed in such a way that the students receive rigorous academic activities and dynamic attributes. Students’ career development is the key focus of the institution. Students are trained in soft skills. They are given the opportunity to perform and assessed


    various levels. In conclusion, enhancement methods and experiential learning elevate the students in building a career for themselves. They organise various activities such as Interaction Sessions, Case Discussions, Role Plays, Presentations, Classroom Experiments.

  • Industry Exposure: Students are given the platform to get an exposure to the industry. They begin small with guest lectures by various experts in the industrial field, and gradually expand to collaborate with the industries in live projects. As a result, the interaction between the students and industries create a bond which develops a common understanding. The industries conduct fests, workshops, and also hire the students for a period of internship which the students


    it to gain experience in the industrial field.

  • The Unmatchable Faculty: The School has the best faculty compared to most of the B-Schools in terms of quality and number. The management takes extra care in recruiting the faculty.

    • Almost 90% of the faculty have an industrial exposure.
    • The institution has eminent faculty from IIM, Ahmedabad, Lucknow and Kozhikode; XLRI; TISS; MDI; XIMB and IIT graduates. They help in shaping the life of a student in KSOM and their main objective is nothing but the achievement of their students.
    • More than 60% core faculty members have international exposure in the Institutes such as University of Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Durham and Portsmouth.
    • It has more than 50 full time and 20 visiting faculty.
    • The Student to Faculty Ratio is 10:1, which is the best in the country.
  • The Focus on Students’ Attitude and Behaviour: Students are not just engaged with academics. On the other hand, they are given various orientation programs with respect to leadership and emotional maturity. Consequently, they can work even under uncertainties.

  • Student Mentorship Program: In KIIT School of Management (KSOM), each student is mentored by assigned faculty. Faculty mentors play a vital role in nurturing and shaping the character of the students in multiple dimensions in addition to extending advice for facilitating learning. Effective student-Faculty engagement remains central to the students’ overall development to emerge as management professionals and responsible value adding members to the society and community.

  • Placements and Conclusion: These are only a few factors that serve as the USP of the institution, KSOM. Students can get the best out of management pursuing their education and research in this institution. They have partnerships with the leading national and global industries. The highest international salary package to a management student was 15.13 LPA and the highest domestic salary was 12 LPA at KSOM in the previous academic year (2017-18). In conclusion, it is evident from these facts that the institutions is one of the best institutions in India for a student to pursue his management studies.

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