St. Joseph’s Institute of Management (JIM) is a Jesuit Business School, started in 2007. JIM is approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi and affiliated to Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu. It is part of St. Joseph’s College, founded in 1844 by the Fathers of the Society of Jesus, popularly known as Jesuits; it was established much before the foundation of the University of Madras. Making good use of the autonomy given by University Grants Commission (UGC) in 1978, the College excelled in every realm to produce great men and women for others. Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, former President of India is an alumnus of St Joseph’s College. In addition to all the high ratings for its performance and service in mission of education, recently the college was awarded with a special Heritage Award.
In this college of high repute, JIM resides with a sole purpose of Forming Responsible Leaders. In JIM, we look at management education differently. Not teaching, but learning lies at the core of activities of the business school. Everybody learns here. Teacher learns, students learn and the Jesuit management learns every day. What JIM does is that it creates an ecosystem of learning in which students develop their competence to become leaders for tomorrow. Consciously we guide them to look at their learning holistically, not merely in terms of profit making; we do not want them to become just factory-ready graduates, but society-ready graduates who make a difference in the lives of people and who are change-makers. It is not the career they should look for, we constantly remind them of, but a future for themselves.With relevant curriculum and innovative pedagogy such as case study method, JIM accompanies all its students in their process of envisioning a future working on diverse sets of courses, seminars, and workshops. In this process, training forms a significant part of learning. Learning, training and development are the triadic axis around which JIM operates.Therefore, students of JIM do not study for exams but they study for life, life that is meaningful and other-centred.