St. Kabir Institute of Vocational Studies (SKIPS) is an Ahmedabad-based business school that was established in 2008 under the patronage of the St. Kabir Group of Educational Institutes. Although the institute was born only 13 years ago, the St. Kabir group has been making a difference in the field of education since 1985. It is this experience that has made SKIPS one of the best business schools. from Ahmedabad. What sets SKIPS apart from its competitors is its effort to foster an industry-focused curriculum and innovations such as dual specialization in Marketing, HR, Finance, Operations, International Business and Information Technology. .
SKIPS has, since its inception, tried to bring an international flavor to India by giving its students exposure to global management practices while maintaining the relevance of their own culture and economy. Although Indian economics remains at the core of their PGDM course, the absorption of knowledge and innovation from the international market has been a hallmark of the institution.
Here are some international partnerships that SKIPS has managed to forge over the years:
â¢ Collaboration with CII-UK
A memorandum of understanding with CII-South Woodford, London, has been signed by SKIPS. The UK-based Chartered Insurance Institute was established 100 years ago and is the world’s largest professional body for people working in insurance and financial services, with 1,25,000 members in over 150 countries . Through this collaboration, SKIPS students have a tremendous opportunity to acquire the CII certificate while continuing their studies in management, which helps them to develop basic knowledge and professional skills in the finance and insurance industry. .
â¢ Collaboration with AIESEC
AIESEC is the largest youth-led organization in the world. It is a multinational, non-governmental and non-profit organization that offers leadership development, intercultural internships and informal exchange opportunities for young people around the world. SKIPS ‘collaboration with AISEC enables its students to develop leadership skills and prepare them for the highly competitive business market.
â¢ Collaboration with Ajman University
For the student and faculty exchange program, SKIPS has entered into a partnership with Ajman University, Ajman-UAE. Ajman University (AU) was established in 1988 as the first private higher education institution in the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf region. It is now recognized as an emerging leader on the world academic map and ranked by the QS World Ranking Survey among the top 800 universities. In order to give a global exposure to its students, SKIPS has made the decision to enrich its program to make its students aware of global management practices.
â¢ Collaboration with IIBN Business School
SKIPS has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for Student Exchange Program, Faculty Development and Curriculum Development with the International Institute of Business and Networking (IIBN) Business School-St. Petersburg, Russia. Formed in 2009, the IIBN is one of the leading business schools and a core member of the St. Petersburg Research Consortium, established in collaboration with the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SPbCCI ) and the St. Petersburg Law and Management Institute (SPIGL) in Russia. In this way, SKIPS manages to connect its students internationally and to have an academic / professional experience that supports them in their future projects.
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