Mangaluru, Dec 23: Distance indeed makes the heart grow fonder. For the 85 alumni members who had attended ‘Sampark’ the annual alumni meet of Manel Srinivas Nayak Institute of Management (MSNIM) held on November 6, it was a homecoming experience that truly did beat their expectations. “I was amazed to walk into the new campus of my alma mater,” said Raghavendra Bhat, who passed out with an MBA from the institution in 2001. “Compared to my precious student days spent here, there is a complete transformation. Today, the infrastructure is brand new, yet the homely atmosphere is still the same.” Adds Dr Ankitha Shetty, student of the Batch of 2012, “Attending this alumni meet has added to the advantages that I have enjoyed by studying in this institution. Today I have been able to expand my networking with not only my contemporaries, but also my seniors and juniors who are well placed in the corporate world.”
It was John F Kennedy who said, “The success of any school can be measured by the contribution the alumni make to national life.” Being the first and the oldest management institute functioning under Mangalore University, time has proved that MSNIM is a B-School with a difference. Its 1,000 strong alumni –one of the largest for any management institute in the city – comprises numerous movers and shakers in the leading corporate houses and MNCs in India and abroad. Nelson D’Souza, from its very first batch of 1999-2001 is today well placed as director, investment advisor and relationship manager at the Indian arm of Julius Baer, one the leading investment banks of Switzerland. Reema Shetty of 2002-04 Batch is the HR Team Lead at Menzies Aviation Bobba based at Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru. Mahesh Sharma (2006-08 Batch) is senior finance manager at Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India Pvt Ltd, Bengaluru. Bharath Shetty of 2011-13 Batch is a Business Analyst at IBM India Pvt Ltd, Bengaluru. The list goes on.
MSNIM and Alumni – An Ongoing Relationship
“Alumni are the pride of MSNIM,” explains the institute director Dr Molly S Chaudhuri, who herself has over two and a half decades of work experience in academics and industry behind her. “The alumni are the intangible assets of any educational institution. They are like brand ambassadors whose achievements add to the reputation of their alma mater and open new windows of opportunity for fellow alumni.”
Well aware of the emotional bond that alumni share with their alma mater, the institute has kept its doors forever open to them. As they scale up the corporate ladder, many alumni members indeed feel the urge to pay a power packed visit to their home school and share their first hand experiences with the present generation of students through giving lectures and conducting workshops, many of them through online mode. The interaction that follows is valuable to both. While the students get valuable insights from the frontlines of executive life, the alumni carry home the sense of satisfaction and fulfillment that comes from ‘giving back’ to society.
This strong connection with alumni is what gives MSNIM a distinct edge in ensuring continuity of excellence that the institute is known for. As Ajay Pai T of the 2011-13 Batch and presently a manager at Yes Bank says, “The relationship between faculty and students is very cordial, which gave me an opportunity to excel in my area of interest. The two years spent here were splendid and have helped me to grow better professionally and personally.” Adds Shefali of the most recent 2018-20 Batch who has found a lucrative posting as a Business Development Associate for BYJUS: “MSNIM is the place for developing interpersonal skills and knowledge, for better opportunities and individual attention. The faculty and guest speakers guide and motivate us to build our careers.” This year on the grand Alumni Night Sampark the 4 rank holders of the 20th Batch were felicitated by the Alumni Association.
MSNIM – Where Management Talent is Nurtured
Manel Srinivas Nayak Institute of Management (earlier known as MSNM Besant Institute of PG Studies) is a flagship of the century-old Besant Group of Institutions. It was the first management institute to be set up under Mangalore University in the year 1999. It is a proud inheritor of the legacy Dr. Annie Besant, the renowned social reformer, who founded the Besant Group in 1918. MSNIM is dedicated to the memory of the late Manel Srinivas Nayak, former MLA and a visionary community leader who spearheaded the Besant institutions and enabled it to reach its present stature. MSNIM is accredited by NAAC with 'A' grade.
The institute’s plush 3.5 acre campus is situated in the serene Bondel locality of Mangaluru city. The scenic surroundings overlooking the River Phalguni make it perfectly suited for student life. It is situated close to Mangaluru International Airport too. The campus features modern academic blocks supplemented with hostels, food court and recreation facilities. Excellent library and computer lab, full-fledged sports facilities and wide ranging extracurricular activities make the two year MBA regimen a wholesome life experience. More information may be gained by contacting the institute office.
Besant Vidya Kendra,
Near Primary Health Centre, Bondel,
Mangaluru, Karnataka 575008
Phone: 089513 03111