Atharva Institute of Management Studies (AIMS), Malad
Atharva college is located off Marve road, Malad west and takes round about 10-15 minutes from Malad station by BEST bus or auto. A few buses are available from station and a few more are available if you walk up to S.V. road. Since, there is a good parking space within the campus, you see a lot of students commuting by their private vehicles.
The classrooms of Atharva MBA are air-conditioned with comfortable seats where you can easily sit for 3-4 hours at a stretch. The campus is Wi-fi enabled, which can be freely accessed by everyone. Library is well equipped with all possible books of Marketing, Finance and HR available. The college has a superb auditorium which is shared with other faculties like engineering and hotel management.
Fees & Placements:
The annual fees for PG and MMS courses is roughly around 1,32,950/- per year.
Placements aren’t that great as compared to the excellent B-schools in the country. Nevertheless some of the recruiters are Oreva, Reliance, Tata AIG and Canon. Average salary is around 4.5 lakhs per annum and the highest pay offered to one of the students was a whopping 12 lakhs per annum.
Some of the teachers are very good while few of them have a year or so of industrial experience. Visiting faculties conduct lectures over the weekends though most of the students prefer their college teachers. There is nothing to boast about the faculty as such but on a whole one can rate it just about average.
Seminars and Industry exposure:
There are seminars conducted round the year pertaining to different majors of MBA. Sometimes, there are Industrial Visits to the company while generally you see a seminar held in the college itself. Summer internships are pretty average and most of the students use influence to get in.
Crowd & Campus life:
Though there are separate buildings for engineering, hotel management and MBA, the campus on a whole is pretty lively. You see a lot of students almost all the time loitering around. Most of the MBA crowd is from the commerce background while the remaining are from BMS and engineering.
Rhythm is the annual cultural and sports festival of Atharva college. Out of the 7 days of the festival, 2 days are celebrated by the MBA students.
Atharva Institute of Management Studies
Atharva Educational Complex
Malad Marve Road, Charkop Naka, Malad West
Mumbai – 400095.
Tel.: 91-22-40294949 (30 Lines)
Definitely, Atharva MBA is not one of the ideal institutes for an above average scorer. Having said that, the placements record and the campus life still makes it a decent choice for any average student.