Interview by Pratyasha
Dr. P. Sivakumar is designated as the Director of I Business Institute located in Greater Noida. He has 18 years of working experience in the management field. He has a dynamic personality with a strong academic background with M.S., M.Phil., and Ph.D.
The expert has presented more than 20 research papers in National and International conferences. He has been involved in the making of Graduate courses for esteemed institution namely Fordham University. He has been associated with World Fair Trade Organization, Fair Trade Forum- India and various organizations associated with CSR activities.
Education industry has undergone a dynamic shift
With changing times, I have seen that people have now become more quality conscious. The current scenario for taking admission into higher education has completely changed. Nowadays, students have different expectations and mindsets. Classrooms are equipped with modern technologies because of which the nature of teaching-learning has undergone significant change. Technologies are making great impact in education. We, at IBI, try to put everything possible and try to connect with the education sector.
I do enjoy working in the education industry because of the relationship between the teacher and the student. I love to do new things and learn from them. It is the only industry in which the younger generation is shaping the future of our economy.
Leadership is more than just a job
The role of a leader is to create an environment that brings out the best in his/her team. Every success and failure is a great learning opportunity. I always strive towards being the best by giving importance to value-centric work. I seek to ensure that today is better than yesterday, and tomorrow is better than today. I try to motivate others to do more than what they wanted. My philosophy is to work with well-defined vision, missions, objectives, and goals.
Views of Dr. Sivakumar on curriculum practices at the Institute
The design of the curriculum is industry based and follows world best practices. The 2-year full time Post-Graduate Programme in Management (PGDM) is carefully designed to nurture the students to create value in their organization. PGDM course at IBI is completely based on a unique learning model - Experiential Learning.
Read about I Business Institute Placement
Faculty at the institute have worked in various MNC’s in senior management positions and they have rich and insightful experience. Our pedagogical instrument is developed to equip the students into various business perspectives.
Dr. P. Sivakumar goals for the Institute
The main goal for I-Business Institute in the next 7-10 years is to bring a fundamental change in the system of the examination and admissions. The student discipline needs to be modified. With this, we need to develop relations with reputed industries and undertake research and consultancy projects.
Apart from this, IBI will introduce a wide spectrum of management courses, and will become a place for master of management courses to emerge as a leader.
Story of IBI as per Dr. Sivakumar
I Business Institute, Greater Noida which was established in the year 2008 by a group of young nation builders who have been highly committed and successful professionals. IBI is a ‘Gurukul’ of management education including different cultures, nationalities, talent and ideas working and living together to make better futures.
The focus of the management is on full development of the students and have great placements. IBI has taken its shape and is well structured since 2018. The complete energy and work efficiency has been put forward since then.
What makes IBI stand-out
With a pragmatic outlook, IBI is trying to attend each student personally to enable rapid growth not only in their professional career but in their social and personal life. Students will get all featured facilities in their hand at the institute.
Apart from this, each student will get trimester’s wise books in the book bank mode from the library, one international visits, laptop with bags, 12 industrial visits, business suits, one Delhi NCR visits etc., which is included in the fees.
Embracing Mentor-Mentee system for better development of the Institute
The fundamental strength is to build a good character of every student. We mentor our students to equip them with domain knowledge and encourage them to take leadership positions, and experience learning thoroughly. To ensure this, we have created various clubs, like Marketing club, HR club, Finance club, entrepreneurs club, corporate social responsibility club, Social Media Club and many more. Through these clubs’ students not only learn but also develop managerial etiquettes and leadership.
At IBI, a student is groomed and is given global exposure
It is crucial for the students to stay updated with the recent trends in the education sector. They should be corporate ready professionals and solve real-life problems through research. Having an experience in the international domain is very important and IBI feels that it will encourage and attract students. For this, we have tie up with USA, UK, South Korea, China, Singapore, Malaysia etc., and will tie up with many countries which have high potentials. It will start yielding the results very soon.