MICA Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad
MICA is an academic institution that has been set up to develop professional communication skills in India. The institute primarily aims at imparting relevant education to young men and women with a view to provide them with the expertise to become effective communications professionals.
The Post-Graduate Programme in Communications Management (PGPCM) is the flagship programme of MICA. It is a two-year residential programme that is recognised by the industry as a breakthrough in the study of integrated marketing communications management in India.
India is poised to emerge as one of the four largest economies of the world by 2020. Indeed, Indian business organizations will be playing a pivotal role in this information. It is high time they start building the foundation of a strong and proud India . They have to focus on the challenges of cost, quality, customization, speed and knowledge. In addition, they have to develop passion to win and a global mindset. They also have to develop world class operational efficiency and technological edge.
A management school exists to fulfill the needs of business organizations. It must prepare students who can meet the expectations of the corporate world. The students should not only be professionally competent but also have soft skills of leadership, teamwork, creativity, negotiation and communication. The hard and soft skills should be fuelled by high commitment and dynamism.
At MICA, a unique trilogy of students, faculty and learning resources produces some of the best minds in the country. Consequently, our students today hold some of the top managerial positions across companies in India and abroad.
MICA's students come from diverse backgrounds, which in itself help them to examine managerial issues from multiple perspectives. Some of the unique characteristics of our students include academic excellence, leadership qualities, the ability to lead change, and a deep rooted respect for culture and values. The students are admitted through Common Admission Test. They are given rigorous training in different functional areas of management and exposed to best corporate practices. Teaching methods and learning pedagogy at the MICA include lectures, case studies, seminars, group discussions, business games, role plays, simulation exercises, structured and unstructured group work, as well as field visits. The emphasis is on involving the students in learning and helping them to relate concepts and theories to business requirements. As an added advantage, the learning provided at MICA is not only restricted to the class-room. Several MICA students take up live projects with industry, in addition to the summer internships, so as to get an insight into the realities of real-world business.
Additionally, the key essential catalyst in this process of transformation is our highly accomplished and erudite faculty. Our faculty members are involved in facilitating learning through teaching, consultancy, as well as leading-edge research in key managerial areas. Many of them have taken up faculty assignments at MICA after twenty or thirty years of experience in senior positions with leading Corporates in India . Several of them have relevant books and publications to their credit. As a consequence, they bring a rich combination of academic rigor as well as practical, industrial experience to the class room. For these reasons, MICA students are known to have significantly higher industrial exposure than most others.
In a nutshell, the education at MICA equip our students with the skills, knowledge, and analytical mind-set required to identify and solve problems, effective communication skills to implement agreed solutions, and sufficient practical exposure to create action plans and execute these solutions. The class of 2006 is a group of brilliant, enthusiastic and energetic men and women. We hope that the Summer Projects offered to the rich profile of this Batch will provide your organization with the high quality of inputs.
The selection process of MICA is very rigorous. The students enter MICA's PGPCM program through one of the following:
(CAT) Common Admissions Test - administered by IIMs. OR
(XAT) Xaivers Admissions Test - Common Entrance Exam administered by the XLRI (Starting Academic Year 2006) OR
GMAT Entrance Exam administered by Universities across the Globe.
In addition to these exams, the short listed students are expected to appear for (MICAT) which is the MICA Entrance Test. The MICAT is designed to test lateral thinking, psycho social competencies, in addition to language, creative and leadership aptitude. This is followed by Group Discussions and Personal Interviews. A weighted average of different components determines the students final admissions hat MICA.
For the Current year over 6000 applications were received
Selection ratio is in the region of 1 out of 100 applicants
Intake for Batch of 2005/07 limited by the current AICTE Guidelines
Intake proposed for Batch commencing 2006/08 is 120.
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