SITM is a pioneer in the entire SAARC region in terms of a business school in telecom management. SITM is committed to develop world-class business leaders in the field of changing technologies. We develop techno-managers and leaders. We believe in strong academics, global exposure to students, industry interface, research and innovation along with the overall development of students while on the campus. We also believe in instilling human values among the students so they become sensitive and socially responsible citizens. SITM has started its journey in 1996 and we have completed almost 21 years in building strong industry required techno-business managers and leaders. Over a period of 21 years, the alumni base of SITM has crossed 2300. SITM has two programs i.e. MBA in Telecom Management and MBA (Executive) in Telecom Management. We are proud to mention that SITM alumni are now at key positions in various industries, sectors not only in India but in other countries as well. The strong connection between alumni and students of SITM has created a perfect ecosystem for overall development of students on the campus.
SITM is a pioneer in this domain and due to continuing excellent academics, research, placement etc. it is ranked as top B-School in telecom management. SITM was awarded Best Domain Specific B-School by Bloomberg UTV in 2012-13, Top B-School of Excellence in India by CSR in 2014-15, Best Telecom management Institute in 2015-16, and recently Telecomlead announced winners of Telecomlead Awards 2017. I am pleased to inform you that SITM has received an award under the category of “Telecomlead Tech Institute 2017”. Apart from the Institute recognition and ranking, the faculty members, students, alumni have received multiple awards recognizing their work in various fields of academics, research etc.
SITM had initially two specializations i.e. Systems & Finance and Marketing and Finance. The Finance is core to all students graduating from SITM. From 2017-18, we have started a new specialization i.e. Analytics and Finance. The students learn core technology courses along with management courses. Apart from this, we also deliver leadership development activities so as to make them future leaders. The Institute has Advisory Council which consists of industry experts, alumni, academicians and they give input for overall changes in curriculum. These changes are incorporated so as to make our students’ industry relevant.
The technology has become the backbone for most of the industries. It is cutting across all industries, sectors and companies. The basic focus on telecom, technology over a period of time has helped our alumni to be placed in various industries such as telecom, IT, Internet, consulting, social media, OEM, research companies, analytics, banking and finance (BFSI), Media and Entertainment, health care. I would like to mention that a few alumni are very successful entrepreneurs.
I have observed that there are a few misconceptions when it comes to SITM. It is believed that it is only for engineers and students from other streams such as commerce, science, arts or other areas may find it difficult due to technology. It has been observed that students from other streams have done really well and are also placed in good companies. Another misconception is that students passing out from SITM will have the career only in telecom companies. However, if we look at alumni base you will find them across different industries such as IT, Internet, consulting, social media, OEM, analytics, research companies, banking and finance (BFSI), media and entertainment, healthcare etc. and also in different countries.
-Prof. Abhijit Chirputkar, Director, SITM