The School of Management Studies of CUSAT is the oldest business school of Kerala and one of the oldest in India. It has an established reputation of producing young managers of excellence and enhancing the quality of working managers.
Emeritus Padmabhushan Professor (Dr.) M.V.PyleeFounder Director of-the school
Our school, being the oldest and the most reputed one in Kerala, has been striving to live upto the globally challenging demands of industries perceiving our vision “moulding managers for mankind”.
Dr.K.B.Pavithran ( Director)
The School of Management Studies is one of the oldest academic units of the University. It was conceived with an aim to promote management education, way back in the year 1961. Being one among the first five management schools to be established in the country, it started functioning in the premises of the Fertilizers and Chemicals Travancore Ltd. (FACT) in October 1964 as a part of Kerala University with Professor Emeritus (Dr.) M.V.Pylee as the director. When University of Cochin was formed in the year 1971 (which later became Cochin University of Science and Technology) the school became an integral part of the University. Since then, the school has striven tirelessly in pursuit of excellence in management education and is celebrating its 45th year.
The School has been ranked as one among the top 50 Business Schools in the country. The school is relentlessly pursuing its aim of teaching, training, research and consultancy. With this aim in mind, it offers a variety of courses. They are Four Semester MBA(Full Time),four semester MIB(Master of International Business), Four semester MBA(Travel and Tourism),six semester part-time MBA program, two semester MPhil program and PhD program. IT also conducts management Management Development Programs and undertakes consultancy projects. Currently the school offers electives in the areas of Marketing, Finance, Systems and Operations and Human Resource Management.
The pedagogy includes lectures, seminars, case studies, one month long organizational study, project in the final semester, Talentime-our very own management fest and national seminars. The faculty of School has published over 40 books and about 50 research papers in journals of standing. Thus the school has evolved with changing times with effectively “moulding managers for mankind”.
School of Management Studies, CUSAT is located 15 kms north of Kochi City.
Kochi (erstwhile Cochin) is well connected by air, rail, road and sea.
-The Cochin International Airport located at Nedumbassery is about 15 km and a mere 20 minutes’ drive from the Main Campus of CUSAT.
By Rail- The Railway Station at Alwaye (Aluva) is ~ 8 km north of the Main Campus and has the convenience of an adjacent Bus Station, from where very frequent (red - coloured) City Buses bound for Ernakulam and beyond will take you in 15 minutes to South Kalamassery. Auto-rickshaws are available at the South Kalamassery bus stop for transport to the Main Campus, 1 km away.
Alternatively, one may alight at Ernakulam Town (North) or Ernakulam Junction (South) Railway Station, both of which are on the southern side of the Main Campus. However, note that all trains will not stop at both the stations. Buses bound for Alwaye are available from nearby bus stops for travel to South Kalamassery (13 kms).
The Lakeside Campus is only 2 km from the Ernakulam Junction (South) Railway Station.
All long distance KSRTC and inter-state buses plying along National Highway 47 have a ‘Request Bus Stop’ at Cochin University Junction. If travelling by City Buses, the Bus stop nearest to the Main Campus is South Kalamassery.
A well equipped library, among the best in South India has of around 45000 books. The institute subscribes to over 104 journals,79 Indian and 25 foreign issues. It also has a rich depositary research volume of over 2400.
Well equipped Lab with latest softwares and facilities. Exclusively for SMSians. More than 40 computers with internet connectivity and access to digital database. Students stay connected round the clock with the added benefit of Wi-Fi available for their laptops and information available in the blink of an eye.
Hall of Fame
A fully air conditioned conference hall, instituted by a previous batch. It is well facilitated to hold seminars, conferences and guest faculty lectures providing the right ambience for a business setting.
A stage that has seen many a festivals and competitons. Be it the Fresher’s welcome ceremony, national seminar or the Talentime-annual management fest, It’s an ideal platform to horn the skills of our students. Spacious enough to accommodate the huge student community in the campus.
The University library
The Cochin University Library was established in 1977 as a central agency for meeting the information requirements of the academic community of the University and for collection, organization and dissemination of information. The University Library is fully automated and is one of the best scientific and technical libraries in the country.
The Library has a collection of about 70000 volumes, 280 current journals, 560 theses and 80 CD-ROMs and offers Loan service, Inter-Library Loan, Literature Search, Reference Search, Compilation of Bibliographies, Reprographic Service, Reprint Service, Conference Alert Service, New Addition Alert Service, Patent Information and Consultancy Service. It provides online access to most of the foreign journals subscribed and a database of “Current Contents’ is maintained to support the research needs of the students. The Library has also a good collection of Multimedia Encyclopedias and Dictionaries. The Library is a depository of Indian Patents and over 25,000 odd Patents form an important part of the special collection. With the entire infrastructure now in place and supplemented by a wide range of electronic resources, the Library is heading towards a transformation into a Digital Library thereby becoming the nodal information centre in Science and Technology.
The Computer Centre established in 1989, is one of the seven Level III centres, spread out among the various regions of India, under the ICOSER project initiated by the Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) of the DST. High performance computing equipment has been provided with a view to promoting scientific research in this region. The Level III Centres across the country, are linked through 64 kbps data links, with connectivity to the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, which is coordinating the ICOSER project at the national level. It acts as the nerve centre for the campus wide fibre optic network, forming the central switching point in a hierarchical star structure. The design facilitates access of the unbeatable work stations and work group servers of the computer centre from the different Departments of the university. Remote login with the designated machines at the SERC IISc. is also possible, thanks to the ICOSER project. The Computer Centre, thus, offers major computational facilities for teaching and research programmes in the various Departments of the University, fosters interaction between other research institutions and industries and contributes significantly to high quality computer education in the non-conventional sector.
The campus also enjoys a well equipped indoor stadium, football grounds and an open air auditorium.