Thakur Institute of Management Studies and Research (TIMSR), Kandivali
Thakur College is situated in Thakur Village in Kandivali East and is extremely far from Kandivali Railway Station and will cost you at least a whopping Rs. 30 in rickshaw from the station. Usually students commute by BEST buses whose frequency is way above average while some studs and chicks travel by bikes and cars respectively.
The infrastructure of TIMSR is excellent. A/C classrooms with projectors, single seater benches and the recreational centre make it even better. There is a 600 seater auditorium. The library is vast and has all the possible books pertaining to Finance, HR and Marketing. There is Wi-fi in the campus which makes exchanging emails and research work simpler.
Fees and Placements:
2 lakhs per annum for MBA and 1.9 lakhs per annum for MMS.
Thakur doesn’t have great placements, though most of them get placed but with really less salary for an MBA standard. Few of the common recruiters are HPCL, Bank of Baroda and Kotak. The average pay is around 4-5 lakhs per annum.
The lecturers are quite experienced and have thorough knowledge related to their subject. There a few visiting faculties over the weekend and most of the students literally wait for those lectures. Few professors have a mere 3-4 years of industrial experience but majority of them have an amazing background.
Seminar and Industry Interaction:
Thakur Institute of Management Studies take up a lot of seminar and Industry interactions. Students sometimes visit companies and get to know the type of work. Most of the times seminars are conducted, and the inspiring entrepreneurs leave a mark on the MBA chaps of Thakur.
The notable feature is that some students of Thakur MBA have the franchise of the company, Big Sandwich Company, which is very famous within the campus and authorities have given the permission to use the space within the college. The striking yellow coloured company logo make excellent sandwiches with an additional feature, that you can get your home made sandwich and get if grilled at their stall.
Crowd & Campus Life:
Almost all the students participate in all the possible events held in Thakur College. The crowd is pretty decent and give equal importance to studies and extra curricular activities. As the campus encompasses many other degree colleges of Thakur, the campus life is pretty awesome. MBA students can hardly bunk their lecturers, but whenever they do, they’re found in the recreational centres, Nescafe within the campus and the pan waala for obvious reasons.
Thakur Institute of Management of Studies conducts a huge festival in late September or early October, EVOKE.
Thakur Institute of Management Studies and Research
Shyam Narayan Thakur Marg, Thakur Village,
Kandivali East, Mumbai 400101.
Telephone: 91-22 -6730 8201 / 8202; 91-22 - 2884 7445 / 7147
With no 100% placements, less pay and just about average teaching staff, Thakur, doesn’t join the big leagues of inspiring B-schools. For those who are desperate to do an MBA, Thakur is the right choice as it probably stands among the top 10 institutes in Mumbai.