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IBS Hyderabad: Gearing for Industry 4.0

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– Professor Venu Gopal Rao, Director, ICFAI Business School (IBS), Hyderabad

Established in 1995, ICFAI Business School (IBS), Hyderabad has grown impressively and achieved widespread recognition from business and industry, academic circles and professional bodies. IBS offers high-quality programmes in different areas of management to a cross-section of students, executives and professionals across India. IBS Hyderabad is reputed for innovative programme design and delivery, quality courseware, personalised instruction, strong industry interface, research, consultancy and publications. IBS, Hyderabad has a growing alumni base of around 20,000 who are currently pursuing fast track careers with 1,000 plus companies in India and abroad. 

ICFAI Business School (IBS), Hyderabad, a constituent of the ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (IFHE) a deemed to be university presently offers the four year UG (BBA and BCom) the two year MBA, Executive MBA and doctoral programmes with more than 5500 students on rolls. IFHE was accredited by the NAAC with A++ grade in September 2022. Professor Venu Gopal Rao, IBS Hyderabad

The BBA, MBA and Phd programmes are accredited by the globally renowned AACSB signifying commitment to learner success and thought leadership. IBS Hyderabad has about 170 full time faculty members who teach courses across different programmes, conduct applied research, author books, cases studies and participate in internationally acclaimed conferences. Faculty have published 633 research articles in refereed journals in the last five years. Scholar alumni from the Phd programme are working with leading business schools in India and abroad indicating the rigour of the doctoral programme. 

The curricula in all management programmes are managed through a scientifically designed assurance of learning process where students are assessed on pre-defined programme learning competencies. This ensures that students graduate with the required knowledge and skills at the end of the programme. IBS Hyderabad has maintained consistent record in its placements. Its MBA graduates are placed in leading companies every year with impressive salary packages. Some of the leading recruiters in the last three years include DE Shaw, Accenture, Maruti Suzuki, Daimler, Aditya Birla Retail, Big Basket, HDFC Bank, IDBI, JP Morgan, PwC and Tata Play to name a few. 

Faculty use latest pedagogical tools to transform the learning experiences of students such as case method, games, simulations, experiential learning and group projects. The ten-week summer internship programme bridges the gap between theory and practice. Students work in different organisations through active guidance by faculty and company mentors.   

The academic infrastructure is well designed to cater to the learning requirements. Lecture theatres and classrooms are equipped with the latest audio-visual equipment. The campus is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology computer networks with high speed backbone (5 GBPS Internet speed) and security through CISCO high end routers and fortigate firewalls. Twelve Bloomberg Terminals have been installed to provide latest data, analytics, news and updates on financial markets. About 53000 titles (with more than one lakh books) and 24 electronic databases provide a rich canopy of learning resources to faculty and students at the central NJ Yasaswy Library. 

The student community at IBS is truly diverse. Students come from different states, social and cultural backgrounds, and all walks of life. They become a part of the IBS community, and get an unparalleled exposure to different cultures, languages, and ways of living. There are 27 student clubs at IBS Hyderabad, which are managed by IBS students themselves. They organise and participate in various curricular and extracurricular activities. 

IBS Hyderabad is gearing for Industry 4.0 by taking steps to revamp the curricula by introducing new courses that blend technology with management, upskill faculty through training interventions, hire faculty for interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary courses and create the necessary technology infrastructure in the IT labs. 


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