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Alagappa Institute of Management

In the year 1993, aiming at the contribution for nation's economic growth and prosperity through high quality business education, research and training that are relevant and useful to industry and economy, government and other institutions and to promote entrepreneurship Alagappa Institute of Management (AIM) was established.

AIM has received approval from University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi, and Tamil Nadu Government for its MBA programme. Besides MBA programme it also offers MPhil and Ph.D degree in Management. The institute has been ranked and acclaimed as one among the top 100 business schools in India through various surveys conducted by agencies and magazines, from time to time.

AIM with fervour encourages its students to build up a great sense of solidarity tangled with vital skills and talents through the curriculum and innovative pedagogy. The students undergo through a two year full time course work embraced with rigorous live projects, student-led events, quizzes and challenging assignments to sustain in any vibrant and dynamic environments.

The pedagogy in AIM is highly interactive, inimitable and is commended by industrialists and academicians. Its uniqueness rests with the methods of urging the students to apt entrepreneurship as their way of life. It envisages substantial participation and applied learning process. Teaching method includes lectures, mentoring, cases, seminars, group discussions, business games and exercises, structures and unstructured group works, field visits, individual and group projects and Comprehensive Viva (CV).

Vision of AIM

Achieving excellence in all Spheres of Management education with particular emphasis on PEARL - Pedagogy, Extension, Administration, Research and Learning.

Mission of AIM

Affording a high quality management education to the future managers to transform them into intellectually competent human resources who will uplift the nation towards economic, social, technological, educational and environmental, magnificence.

OUR HIGHLIGHTS
  • Alagappa Institute Management (AIM) is provided with Eight faculty members (3 Professors, 1 Associate Professor, 4 Assistant Professors), one System programmer, and one Office admin.
  • All the faculty members are Doctorates, and are duly recognized in various professional and academic platforms.
  • The faculty members are undertaking major/minor research projects in their own specialization.
  • The sanctioned student strength of the Institute is sixty (60) per batch.
  • The selection process for MBA program consists of autonomous Entrance Exam, GD and Interview with reservation for SC/ST and OBC.
  • Many students are from other universities and few of them belong to other States. There are also few foreign students.
  • Normally the gender ratio is 50:50.
  • The latest revision of the curriculum was made during the year 2016 incorporating new courses in the fields of insurance, retailing and brand management.
  • The Institute is offering highest number of Elective courses per semester of all Universities in the University.
  • Ranked one among the top 100 business schools in India through various surveys conducted by business magazines, from time to time.
Faculty
S.No Photo Name Designation Profile
1 Dr. S .Kaliyamoorthy Professor & Director
2 Dr. S. Rajamohan Professor
3 Dr. S. Chandramohan Professor
4 Dr. C. K. Muthukumaran Associate Professor
5 Dr. G. Ilankumaran Assistant Professor
6 Dr. M. AyishaMillath Assistant Professor
7 Dr. P. S. Nagarajan Assistant Professor
8 Dr. K. Chandrasekar Assistant Professor cum Placement Officer
9 Mr. S. Sathish System Programmer
Programmes Offered
  • M. B. A. (Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, Production & Operations, Systems, Insurance and Entrepreneurship)
  • M.Phil. (Full-Time) in Management
  • Ph. D. (Full-Time & Part-Time) in Management
M.B.A.
  • To provide quality education for equipping and honing managerial and entrepreneurial skills of the ladies and gentleman with novel and inimitable methods of teaching.
  • Fostering Training and Research in Management to develop behavioural, analytical, problem solving and decision making capacities to the professional managers.
  • To assist organizations in providing consultancy services and undergoing projects to solve management problems of any kind.
Eligibility
  • A Pass in any Degree 10+2+3 pattern
Selection Procedure
  • Entrance Examination,
  • Group Discussion and
  • Final Interview
Fee Structure
M.B.A.
Programme Fees (Rs.)
Tuition Fee 12000
Computer Lab Fee 2000
SPL Fee 2000
Other Fees 1000
Special Lecture and Industrial visit 3000
First Year Total Fee 20000
Second Year Total Fee 19000

 

M.Phil.
Programme Fees (Rs.)
Tuition Fee 4000
Special Fee 2000
Lab Fee -
Other Fees 1000
Total 7000
Facilities
LIBRARY

The Institute is provided with a library common to the School of Management, it has a good collection of books and journals in management. More than 10,000 Books and volumes in different areas of management are available. It also subscribes to 40 Journals and Magazines of national & international importance.

The students of AIM also have access to the central library of the University, which has an extensive and excellent collection of books and journals in management and allied fields.

READING ROOM

Separate reading room is provided for the students. The reading room consists of good number of business magazines and newspapers.

CLASS ROOMS

AIM is housed in one of the spacious buildings in the campus. The classrooms are well equipped with all the facilities such as LCD Projector, Over Head Projectors, Audio – Video Equipments, TV, VCR and Public Address Systems.

Our students are also provided with Smart class room equipped with Interactive boards and Visualiser.

COMPUTER CENTRE

A modernized computer centre that houses 120 computers, with latest configuration to cater the needs of the students common for the School of Management. The computers are provided with the latest software and operating systems. There are 6 Laser and Inkjet printers and a scanner.

High speed Broad Band Internet connectivity is provided in the Centre with Wi-Fi connection. The entire campus of School of Management is enabled with high speed Wi-FI connection.

The computer centre remains flexible to the needs of the students and is kept active through UPS and Generator.

CONFERENCE HALL

The Institute has a good ventilated and illuminated Conference Hall with a capacity of 200 seats, fitted with full fledged public address system & LCD Projector for organizing guest lectures & meetings, seminars and conferences.

SPORTS AND EVENT

Aimers actively participate in different Sports and events competitions held in the University and in other places. They play in all the games like cricket, hockey, football, table tennis, volley ball, basket ball, ball badminton and all kinds of athlete events. Our students are proud to hold both men & women “Championship” titles in the inter-departmental sports continuously.

STUDENT'S PARTICIPATION

To groom themselves as a suitable managers, Aimers, not only organise activities, they also take part in various Management Meets, Seminars, Conference & other events held in other B-Schools of the country. Prizes & medals were won by our students in various Management Meets held at different B-Schools.

INDUSTRIAL VISITS

The Institute provides opportunities to visit various industries and organizations in the State and neighbouring States. The students are also taken for a National level Industrial-cum-Educational tour for a period of 15-20 days. Few of the industries visited by the students are:

  • AVT Natural Food Products Ltd.
  • Cochin Port Trust
  • Travancore Titanium Factory
  • Ford India Ltd.
  • Dalmia Cements
  • BHEL
  • Godrej
  • SPIC
  • EXIDE
  • MPEDA
  • Maruti
  • Rane-TRW
Research
Research Prominence
  • Research centre with Eight Research supervisors.
  • Thrust Areas: HR, Marketing, Finance, System, Production, Operations, Entrepreneurship, General Management
  • Ph.D. - both Full-time & Part-time mode.
  • Sponsored Projects, Doctoral research, Consultancy assignments
Research Realizations
PARTICULARS 2006 - 2011 2011 - 2017
Outlay of Projects Completed             – 08 Nos. Rs. 21 lakhs Rs. 52 lakhs
Outlay of Projects    Ongoing                 – 05 Nos. -- Rs. 61 lakhs + 2 faculty positions
Ph.D. Awarded 28 65
Ph.D. in Progress -- 115
M.Phil. Awarded 60 74
Research Fellowships 05 17
RESEARCH & CONSULTANCY PROJECTS
Completed Projects
S. No. Principal Investigator Project Title Period From Period To Funding Agency Amount
(in lakhs)
1. Dr.S. Kaliyamoorthy Entrepreneurship Management  Development Cell 2003 2006 A.I.C.T.E. 6
2 Dr.S. Kaliyamoorthy E-Commerce Lab Establishment 2001 2004 A.I.C.T.E. 4.5
3 Dr.S. Kaliyamoorthy Impact of Farm Mechanization on Agricultural Production in Sivaganga and Ramnad District 2014 2016 AURF (Alagappa University Research Fund) 0.6
4 Dr.S. Kaliyamoorthy
&
Dr. P.S. Nagarajan
A study on the Aftermath of Liberalisation in the Rural villages of Tamilnadu State 2014 2016 ICSSR 6.5
5 Dr. S. Rajamohan An Appraisal of Consumers Protection Measures in Viruthunagar District 1999 2001 UGC 0.26
6 Dr. S. Rajamohan A Study on working of Uzhavar Santhai in Madurai District  2001 2003 UGC 0.28
7 Dr. S. Rajamohan A study on Women’s Self Help Group in Virudhunagar District  2003 2005 ICSSR 0.78
8 Dr. S. Rajamohan Analysis of Non-Performing Assets of Commercial Banks: A Strategic Management Perspective   2011 2012 ALURF 0.2
9 Dr. S. Rajamohan An Analysis of Priority Sector Advances by Commercial Bank in Sivagangai District 2011 2013 UGC 5.37
10 Dr. S. Rajamohan Managerial Effectiveness of District Rural Development Agency and its Various Schemes in Tamil Nadu  2013 2015 ISSSR 3
11 Dr. S. Chandramohan Marketing Problem and Prospectus of Health
Insurance Policies in Sivagangai District
2010 2011 AURF 0.2
12 Dr. G. Ilankumaran Green marketing efforts and Consumers Response in Sivaganda District 2013 2014 AURF 0.2
13 Dr. Ayisha Millath A Study On Job Burnout Of Hospital Employees In Madurai City 2010 2011 AURF 0.2
14 Dr. P.S. Nagarajan A Study on Enhancing the Marketing of Self Help Group Products in Select Districts of Tamilnadu 2012 2014 UGC 4.88
15 Dr. P.S. Nagarajan A Study on Public Service Advertising on Health Awareness Among the Youth in Tamilnadu 2013 2015 ICSSR 2.0
16 Dr. P.S. Nagarajan Minor Research on the Marketing Promotions of Self Help Group Products in Kanyakumari District 2009 2010 Alagappa University 0.2
17 Dr. K.Chandrasekar A Study on the Effectiveness of Soft Skills Training  2010 2011 Alagappa University Research Fund 0.20
18 Dr. K.Chandrasekar Market Prospects of Food Processing Industries in Sivaganga and Ramanathapuram Districts of Tamilnadu 2013 2015 University Grants Commission (UGC) 6.09
19 Dr. K.Chandrasekar Human Resource Management in Small & Medium Scale Enterprises in Tamilnadu – an Evaluative study  2013 2015 Indian Council for Social Science Research  4.00
20 Dr. K.Chandrasekar A Study on the Technopreneurial Culture among the Engineering Students of Tamilnadu  2014 2016 University Grants Commission (UGC) 2.00
+
Two Years Salary
Ongoing Projects
Principal Investigator Project Title Period Funding Agency Amount (in Rs.)
Dr. S. Kaliyamoorthy & Dr. K. Chandrasekar Innovative Programme -MBA – (Logistics Management) 2013- 2018 UGC Rs.50 Lakhs + 2 Faculty
Dr. G. Ilankumaran & Dr. M. AyishaMillath Benchmarking of Customer Service for Logistics Businesses in Tamilnadu 2016-2018 Alagappa University Research Fund (AURF) 3.00 Lakhs
Dr. CK. Muthukumaran Preference of Consumers towards Organic Food in Sivaganga Dist.

2016-2017

AURF- Startup Grant

0.50 Lakhs

Dr. M. AyishaMillath Retrospective effect of Moonlighting in SMEs Employees in Karaikudi

2017-2018

AURF- Startup Grant

0.50 Lakhs

Dr. S. Rajamohan Climate change and its Vulnerabilities on the well-being of the Farmers in Tamil Nadu

2017-2019

ICSSR

7.00 Lakhs

Details of Fellowships being availed by the Research Scholars/Project Staff
S. No. Name Reg. No. Fellowship
1 J. Ashok Kumar 2089 / 2011-12 UGC-JRF
2 N. Manikandan 504 / 2012-13 UGC
3 T. Dhanabalan 406 / 2010-11 UGC-RGNF
4 D. Durai Raj 410 / 2010-11 ICSSR
5 K. Suresh 389 / 2012-15 ICSSR
6 S. Shyam Sundar 736 / 2013-14 ICSSR
7 M. Bala Murugan 0719 / 2012-13 UGC
8 S.Saravanan 532 / 2012-15 UGC-JRF
9 K. Balanagarajan 452 / 2011-14 UGC
10 G. Hudson Arul Vedamanickam 786 / 2013-14 UGC-MANF
11 K. Sethupathy 897 / 2013-14 ICSSR
12 D. Joel Jebadurai 866 / 2014-15 ICSSR
13 Chandra Sekar 772/ 2013-14 RGNF-OBC
14 A.Saravanan 0947 / 2013-14 UGC-JRF
15 S. Felin Bimba 1052 / 2014-15 ICSSR
16 S. Shobana 1189/ 2015-16 AURF
17 Indhu Dung Dung 1331 / 2015-16 UGC-MANF
Alumni
AIM ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

AIM's well placed alumni has formed an association which meets regularly, and contributes to their alma mater by way of guest lectures, guidance programmes, and most important by sharing experiences and providing opportunities for students to take on project work.

They are also actively involved in providing placement opportunities, in addition to providing valuable inputs to the Placement Cell.

The Aimers always reverberate their days at the Institute with pride and extend all their possible support to the Institute towards its development and growth.

"Aimers Conclave" - Alumni day is celebrated every year. Alumni from various parts of the world, get together to rejoice their institutional days, with their families and friends.

Alumni Speak
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Peter Cyril Jones,
Project Manager - Office of School Support Services,
Michigan Department of Education,
Hannah Building, 608 West Allegan Street,
Lansing, MI 48917, USA.

“As an alumnus of AIM, Alagappa University, we had great visions not only for our individual future and careers but also for the Institution. It gives me great satisfaction on having recently seen the growth of this esteemed institution from the infrastructural aspect, the passion of the committed faculty, the engagement of the alumni and the opportunity for young men and women from the vicinity to grow into world-class managers.

When you stride the corridors of the corporate, no one associates the name of the institution you got your education from. But then, only you know where you were moulded to get that bounce in your stride. I am personally proud of my alma mater.

 
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Peter Sahaya Raj,
Director – Jayam Academy,
Co Founder & Director, Schoolexpertz.com,
Chennai.

“Alagappa University shaped my life, career and future. It was the answer to all my hopes in life. It gave thrust to my life and career. It was the most important turning point of my life. I owe everything in my life to AIM, Alagappa University. God bless AIM, its faculty and students. I am proud to be an AIMER.”

 
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R K Ramachandran,
Senior Manager – HR,
Cognizant Technology Solutions P Ltd.,
Chennai.

My business school, Alagappa Institute of Management paved way not just to develop my management skills but also taken extra mile to see the world outside through various effective schemas of programs. The institute brought value additions in terms by bringing relevant system of education like experts and industry leaders’ discussions to align ourselves to the industry requirement which helped in the appropriate placements.

I take this is a great privilege to be associated with this family and suggest our students friends that to make use of the infrastructure and go extra mile to explore the upcoming trend in their industry of choice and scale up well before they leap with better employability.”

 
V S Sashikumar

V S Sashikumar,
Creative Director,
Praanha Marcomm Solutions,
Anna Nagar,
Chennai - 600040.

"AIM, Alagappa University taught me many things in my life apart from Management. I could say I was sculpted in AIM. Twenty years down the line, when I look back it seems I owe a lot to my Institute, my faculty and my friends who have helped me reach the place where I am today. Thank you so much AIM"

Association
COLLABORATIONS WITH OTHER INSTITUTIONS

The Institute is offering training and consultancy to the following organizations

  • Central Electro Chemical Research Institute
  • Tamilnadu State Transport Corporation, Karaikudi Region
  • Aavin Milk Co-operative Society
  • Tamilnadu Chemicals Pvt. Ltd.
  • Hi-Tech Arai Ltd., Madurai.
  • Hi-care Pharma, Chennai.
  • Mahalir Thittam, Sivaganga District.

The Institute has established collaboration with the following Institutions, particularly for the development of entrepreneurial culture and spirit

  • Centre for Entrepreneurship Development, Madurai (CED).
  • NIT, Tiruchi - Science and Technology Park. (TREC-STEP).
  • Technical Colleges & Industrial Training Institutes in surrounding 3 Districts.
  • District Industries Centre, Sivaganga District.
  • Tamilnadu Industrial and Investment Corporation.
  • Indian Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, Canara Bank - Karaikudi Division.
SUPPORT TO DDE PROGRAMS
  • Offering MBA Program in 16 different specialisations
  • Offering PG Diploma Courses & Certificate Courses in various Specialisations
  • Organising PCPs for the DDE students of MBA & other Management courses
Students' In-house Activities

Various Cells and Clubs have been formed and function actively in the Institute, to upkeep the students' forum and intellectual participation in different extra-curricular aspects, to protect and develop their self interest and well being in the Campus. Some of the Cells and Clubs formed are,

  • Cultural Club
  • Sports Club
  • Youth empowerment Cell
  • Readers' club
  • Environmental Club
  • Women welfare club
  • Anti-ragging cell
  • NSS/NCC cell
  • Health Club
  • Industrial Visit committee
  • Disciplinary committee
  • Personality enhancement cell
  • Skills Club
Placement

AIM has a dedicated Placement-cum-Training Cell, headed by a Placement Officer. The Placement Cell guides the students through their career by providing adequate training and assistance in gaining employment with the right corporates.

Final Placement Program

We are very glad to proclaim that in every academic year, on an average 96% of our students are placed on-campus or off-campus with reputed Corporate houses. The average CTC received by our students for the year 2010-2011 was Rs. 2.20 lakhs per annum and the highest offered package was the CTC of Rs. 4.80 lakhs per annum.

The Placement Cell monitors the employment opportunities and arranges campus interviews for the final year students.

Our Campus recruitment program starts in the Pre-Final semester. The On Campus recruitment program keeps continuing till the end of their final semester, and then we help our students by arranging Off-Campus Interview too.

As a result, students of AIM have benefited every year with progressively remunerative and rewarding placements in reputed organizations.

Summer Placement Program

The Placement Cell also offers assistance to the students by arranging for their Summer Placement programme, at the end of their Second Semester.

The students undertake Training-cum-Project assignment with different Corporates, as a requirement of their curriculum, for a period of two months.

Training Programs

The Placement Cell organizes various activities and training programs in association with reputed training institutions like Mafoi Ranstad Academy Ltd., HDL Solutions, Action DnA, etc., to prepare the students for their corporate careers. The programs organized are

  • Soft Skills Development Programs– to develop the communication, interpersonal, leadership, teamwork skills in the students.
  • Corporate Interaction Programs– to strengthen the managerial skills of the students
  • Interviews and group discussions - to familiarize students with standard selection procedures
  • Campus interviews - in association with large industrial and commercial firms and corporate bodies
Some of Our regular Recruiters
  • HDFC Bank, Mumbai
  • IFFCO-TOKIO General Insurance Co. Ltd., Gurgaon
  • Atria Convergence Technologies (ACT) Ltd.
  • Kerakoll India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Kotak Mahindra Bank, Chennai
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Sundaram Finance Ltd., Chennai
  • Arohana Diary Pvt. Ltd.
  • Future Generali India Insurance Co. Ltd.
  • Everonn Education Ltd., Chennai
  • Reach Management Consultants
  • Hyundai Motor India Ltd
  • Star-Union Diachi India Ltd.,
  • Navia Markets Pvt. Ltd., Chennai
  • City Union Bank, Kumbakonam
  • Wipro Ltd., Chennai
  • Crux Technologies, Chennai
  • Hi TECH Arai Ltd., Madurai
  • Hicare Pharma, Chennai
  • TVS Srichakra Ltd., Madurai
  • HDFC Standard Life Insurance
  • Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Ltd.
  • Iwiz Hi-Tec Solution Pvt.Ltd.
  • Airtel Communications Pvt. Ltd.
  • Reliance Insurance Ltd
  • Karvy Stock Broking Ltd and many more.
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