Published: 22nd December 2018
Here's why Coimbatore-based PSG Institute of Management's courses are so popular
Dr Sathish says that their BE Mechanical programme is one of the best in the country because of the curriculum and faculty
When Mohamed Al Nuaimi, Managing Director and CEO of Mawarid Finance and chief guest of TNIE’s Indian Education Fair at Dubai, was interacting with Dr M Sathish from PSG Institute of Management (part of the PSG Group of institutions based out of Coimbatore), he spoke about a need for financial experts who are willing to teach and take some courses in Finance. Having served as the Chairman of Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies and being the current Director in the Board of Commercial Bank International, Dubai, he understood the need of Dubai. In the same way, PSG, an institute which has been around for over 60 years now, understands the demands of both the industry and the students. Hence, we are not surprised when Dr Sathish informs us that PSG’s courses are popular across the country.
Dr Sathish informed that they receive around 2,000 applications at the PSG Institute of Advanced Studies
One of the programmes that proved to be popular at the expo, thanks to all the inquiries pouring in about it, was PSG Institute of Advanced Studies’ BA (Honours) in International Business. This newly introduced programme allows students to study at both PSG and in the UK. They also have a tie-up with Germany for their MBA programme. “Actually, we have tied up with several countries like the US, UK, Germany and others for our courses,” informs Dr M Sathish, who is an Assistant Professor (Selection Grade), Marketing and Coordinator, Outbound Training Centre. “For any engineering college, research is very important. But apart from this, we also have excellent faculty and good placements,” says Dr Sathish, adding that as per rough data, around 7,000 to 10,000 students working abroad are PSG students. He also talks about the kind of discipline that is maintained in the institute, calling it, “not very strict but not very liberal either.” “And because the cut-off is such that only the best students get into PSG, their main objective is to gain knowledge, attend classes, pursue research and try their best to bag placements,” he says.
In talks: Chief guest interacting with PSG representatives | (Pic: Express)
PSG recognises the importance of the overall development of students, hence, they also have several skill development programmes. Communication, presentation skills and design thinking are just a few of the programmes they offer, Dr Sathish tells us. “Usually, the faculty starts preparing students for placements only from their last year, but we start from the second year itself. We identify what a particular student is good at and nurture it,” he says. Which is how, automatically, students end up being good at preparing papers and attending conferences. He goes on to praise the faculty and says that because of their expertise and knowledge, they are able to mould the students in a better way. “The faculty drives the students, they shape them in such a way that they are industry-ready,” he says and concludes.
Take a note
A few notable faculty members Dr Sathish mentioned -
- Dr PV Mohanram, Principal, PSG Institute of Technology and Applied Research
- Dr P Radhakrishnan Nair, Director, PSG Institute of Advanced Studies
- Dr TG Vijaya, Professor, PSG
- Dr V Srividya, PSG