I have had the privilege of teaching at MiMS, Jalgaon, which is a small town in North Maharashtra. MiMS is run by the young couple : Mrs. Shailaja Patil & Mr. Nitin Patil, both of whom were my students who did MBA at International Institute of Management Studies (IIMS) of Sai Balaji Society, Pune, @ seven years ago. I really appreciate their efforts in establishing MiMS in such a remote part of this state.

I conducted three full days of workshops at MiMS in August 2011 and found the students were as good as any in the metros of India and were inquisitive and keen to learn. I imagine this is because of the stringent admission criteria of MiMS. The infrastructure is in keeping with the needs of the times. The very isolation of the campus makes MiMS a great learning place with very little else to distract the students from their focus. I would even go so far as to say that the ambience at MiMS is like a Gurukul run by our ancient Gurus such as Vashishtha & Dronacharya.

MiMS spares no effort nor spares costs in getting the best possible faculty from far and wide. Indeed, while I was there conducting my own workshop for the Juniors, there was another senior faculty from Pune conducting workshop for the Seniors. Getting senior faculty from as far away as Pune, Mumbai and other places costs a lot of money in terms of travel, boarding & lodging and payment to faculty. It is good to see that MiMS is doing all this without scrounging. This ensures that MiMS students get the best inputs, resulting in very good placements.

I wish MiMS all the best in its corporate endeavors.

Dilip Bam

B. Tech. (I.I.T. 1968) ; M.B.A. (XLRI 1973). Associate Prof. Balaji Institute of Modern Management Pune & Visiting Prof. Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies Pune. Earlier : Visiting Professor BITS Pilani ; Visiting Prof. IMDR (Oldest MBA institute in Pune) and other institutes. Concurrently : Corporate Trainer at Indo-German Tool Room (Govt. of India) ; L&T ; TMTC (Tata Management Training Centre) & others.