Industry Interaction - IFMR

Industry Interaction

In terms of processes, IFMR bring in the corporate dimension in all the spheres of admission, training, consulting and research. This is reflected in the composition of Board of Governors, Placement and External Relations committee for regular corporate interaction, Industry panels during selection processes of students and faculty etc.

IFMR has also had the history of having very senior executives from the industry on its governing board. The Institute is located in Sricity with the strategic advantage of being located in a rapidly expanding Industrial hub with the best of the International and national brands setting up their Industrial units here.

Students are exposed to seminars by visiting international faculty and industry professionals on a range of topics related to management and other disciplines. The idea is to develop a holistic perspective. Summer internships, guest lectures, practical consultancy projects and year-round management development programs for industry on campus and increase collaboration with industry.

With a learning environment that features a trading floor, a well-equipped library, interactive sessions, real-life case studies, mentoring by faculty, opportunities to learn and earn from live projects, IFMR provides a conducive learning environment that is key to creating a complete business graduate.

Located along National Highway 5, about 55 km north of Chennai, Sri City is a world-class Integrated Business City spread over 100 sq km, and developed to offer holistic solutions for business and lifestyle. Some of the prominent Multi-National companies in the cluster include:

  • Colgate- USA
  • Kellog’s- USA
  • Cadbury- USA
  • Foxconn – Taiwan
  • ISUZU – Japan
  • Pepsi- USA
  • Danieli- Italy
  • Pals Plush- CHina
  • Piolax- Japan
  • CCI- USA
  • Kikuwa- Japan
  • Rotolok- USA
  • Alstom- France
  • Kobelco- Japan
  • IMPO- Japan
  • ZTT- ChinaRockworth- Thailand
  • West- USA
  • VRV Group – Italy
  • Venture- South Africs
  • Eura- Spain
  • Lavazza- Italy
  • NHK- Japn
  • Nippon Seiki- Japan
  • Hunter Douglas- Netherlands
  • Unicharm- Japan
  • npp- Saudi Arabia
  • Berger – UK
  • Premium- Spain
  • Rexam- UK
  • AP- SIngapore
  • Aisan- Japan
  • MVD- UK
  • Andre Industries- UK
  • BFG- Bahrain
  • Everton-  Italy
  • Kusakabe- Japan
  • NIT- Japan
  • Vermeiren- Belgium
  • Hunxing- China
  • Wild Republic- USA

 The campus is also home to the following Indian companies:

  • Shan Solar
  • Sutures India
  • TIL Healthcare
  • Amar
  • Artura
  • Astrotech Steels
  • Mimco DFS
  • mm Polytech
  • Freeworld
  • Beva
  • Power Soaps
  • Aero Pistons
  • Ayurvet
  • Berollex
  • Brakes India
  • CIPY
  • Godawari Udyog
  • Kalimark
  • Khemka
  • Kgi Clothing
  • Sarda Magnets
  • Siidhhartha Logistics
  • LNP
  • Urmilla Enterprises

Such a vibrant industrial activity in the immediate vicinity helps IFMR’s learning process in a big way.  This has enabled the students to visit the manufacturing setups, do projects and also to get experienced industry professionals coming in as guest speakers to enlighten the students on the cutting edge industry practices and applications.

IFMR believes in the philosophy of imparting strong conceptual skills that are well grounded in theory and up-to-date industry application acumen as a part of its pedagogy in order to groom the students as competent managers. Towards this, IFMR has a fairly good balance of well-seasoned industry professionals and top academicians as a part of the faculty team.

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