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NMIMS SBM Welcomes Future Leaders with an Insightful Foundation Programme

SVKM’s NMIMS (Deemed-to-be University) Mumbai School of Business Management (SBM) held its Inauguration Programme for its MBA, MBA (Human Resources), and MBA (Pharmaceutical Management) for the incoming batch of 2024-2026 on June 3 2024, followed by the orientation program till June 12 2024.

Mr. Sameer Kamath, esteemed SBM Alumnus and Executive Director and Group CFO at Avendus Capital graced the inaugural event as the Chief Guest.

The inauguration day also saw the gracious presence of Dr. Ramesh Bhat, Vice Chancellor, NMIMS, Dr. Justin Paul, Dean, SBM and Provost Management Education, Dr. Chandrima Sikdar, Associate Dean (Programs and Student Learning Experience) and Dr. Veena Vohra, Associate Dean (Accreditation, Ranking, Industry and Alumni) and Dr. Mayank Joshipura, Associate Dean (Research) and Program Chairperson, PH.D program.

Prof. Papiya De, Program Chairperson, MBA, Dr. Hema Bajaj, Program Chairperson MBA (Human Resource), and Dr. Hari Iyer Program Chairperson (MBA Pharmaceutical Management), also addressed the incoming batches

The orientation program features a series of insightful seminars, panel discussions, and skill-building sessions to help the fresh cohort in their academic journey at NMIMS SBM. Over 10 days, the programme will see speakers from various industries and faculty sharing their expertise on topics ranging from sustainable marketing and data analytics to mastering communication in the age of AI. The programme aims to equip students with a growth mindset and the essential tools to make them future-ready. With its world-class facilities, modern pedagogy and an ever-evolving curriculum, NMIMS SBM focuses not only on providing students with skills but also on nurturing a well-rounded perspective. The programme incorporates technological advancements, the value of integrity, innovation, corporate governance and sustainable practices. Moreover, the School’s partnerships with several leading international universities ensure global exposure for its students and prepare them to thrive in a multicultural environment while a robust industry connect provides dynamic internship opportunities for students to gain real-world experiences before entering their careers.

Moreover, to ensure uniformity and consistent quality of education across its campuses, NMIMS SBM follows the One MBA – One Curriculum approach. This further attracts recruiting companies seeking a reliable and standardised educational experience. 

As a testament to its commitment to academic excellence, NMIMS SBM became the first B-School in Western India to be reaccredited by the AACSB. It was ranked 83rd among the 100 Global B-Schools in the FT -Masters in Management 2023 Rankings and 21st as per the National Institute Ranking Framework 2023 (NIRF 2023). 

The campus has witnessed a stellar placement record year after and last year saw 166 companies visit the SBM campus for recruitment

Welcoming the new batch, Dr. Ramesh Bhat said, “At NMIMS SBM, we are committed to meeting your learning aspirations and helping you become the best value creators and impactful leaders in times to come. I encourage all of you to strengthen your learning by working in teams and groups to improve your interpersonal communication, become more creative, and always reflect on what you are doing to become self-directed learners. Plan your educational journey in such a way that after two years here, when you enter the corporate world, you are not shrouded by any mysteries or regrets and leave with lasting bonds with your professors and classmates. Play hard, prepare hard, learn hard, listen hard, and pave the way to work hard and with vigour when you enter the professional world. I wish all of you the best for your future.”

The Chief Guest, Mr. Sameer Kamath, also an alumnus of NMIMS, addressed the students and said, “The two years I spent at NMIMS was an immersive experience. The professors helped us develop a 360-degree view of business. Further, working in collaborative groups and understanding its dynamics is an intangible asset that will help you succeed in real life as you can win big in business when teams collaborate to achieve a common goal.  The strong foundations laid in the knowledge and guidance that the NMIMS MBA program will provide you couple with your determination, innovation, and passion will propel will go a long way in building a successful career.”

Dr. Justin Paul said, “Today marks the beginning of an exciting journey for you that will challenge you, inspire you and ultimately transform you into leaders who will shape the future of business and society. Our programme is designed to be rigorous and demanding because we believe that true growth comes from stepping out of your comfort zone. The challenges of today’s world demand innovative solutions and responsible leadership and the corporate world is looking for responsible leaders. The path to success is a process. So, never put a full stop in your journey to succeed. You have to think big and positively, have a global perspective and hard work will take you to your dream destination.”


Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) was established in Mumbai in the year 1981 by a leading public charitable education trust, Shri Vile Parle Kelavani Mandal (SVKM). NMIMS was established with the initial intent to offer management programs at the Diploma and Masters’ (graduate) level.

Since its commencement in 1981, NMIMS has been offering Mumbai University (University of Bombay) programs like Masters in Management Studies, Diploma in Management Studies, Masters’ Program in Marketing Management, Human Resources Management and Finance Management. In 1991, the Government of India set up the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), a regulatory body created for technical education.


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