Albertian Institute of Management
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|Motto||For Truth and Service|
|Affiliation||Latin Church of Verapoly|
|Vice-Chancellor||Fr. Dr. Rev Clement Valluvassery, PhD|
|Principal||Capt. Robert Stanly|
|Dean||Dr. P.V. Ignatius|
|Director||Dr. George Sleeba|
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Mahatma Gandhi University
Albertian Institute of Management, is a business school based in Kochi city, in state of Kerala, India. The school is part of St. Albert's College, established by Varapuzha Archdiocese of Latin Church. One of the major business school based in Kochi, Albertian Institute of Management, better known as AIM-Kochi is affiliated to Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam.
The Archdiocese of Verapoly is known for its strong commitments in field of education, particularly higher education. The Archdiocese established St.Albert's Group of Education Institutions by starting St.Albert's School in 1892 on land donated by Kochi Maharaja. The school was the first private school for boys in the Kingdom of Kochi at that time. Soon several other institutions were founded by the Archdiocese. In 1946, the reigning Archbishop of Kochi, Most Rev Dr Joseph Attippetty, who was the first Indian Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Verapoly, decided to upgrade the High school to a full-fledged college, by starting St. Albert's College, which temporarily functioned in the Boys school campus. In 1950, the campus of the college was shifted to land opposite and St.Albert's boys school remained in its original campus with increased facilities. The original school campus was designed in Grand Victorian architecture in traditional Gothic style. A second structure resembling the original structure was commissioned in 1958 near to the old campus in addition to Pagoda styled buildings for lower classes behind the heritage structure. St. Albert's Group grew with more than 20 schools and 5 higher colleges along with a medical college and nursing home.
In 2005, as part of increasing business developments in Kochi and Kerala as a whole, St.Albert's college started a Business school to create management professionals. The old campus of St.Albert's boys school was fully converted to accommodate business students with all modern facilities. The campus was opened on 17 August 2006.
The college offers 2 year long Masters in Business Administration offered by Mahatma Gandhi University with 4 major broad specialisations, namely Finance, Marketing, Human resources and Information Technology.
The college also offers 18 months long Masters in Business Administration in International Business and Management, with support Sydney Business College, under dual country exchange programme.
The college also offers 2 year long Masters in Business Administration in Advanced Corporate finance, as an additional add-on specialised degree to regular MBA programme.
In addition, the school has a managerial research centre and centre for finance training.
AIM-Kochi has 4 major clubs to organise its management students in developing specialised interests. The clubs are namely, ED Club (Entrepreneur Development), HR Club, Finance Club and Economics Times Club.
In addition all students are student members of Kerala Management Association, National Institute of Personnel Management as well as Businessline committee, to foster healthy interactions with leading corporate leaders.
The school also has two organisations for promotion of various cultural and non-academic activities. The students government is vested with Albertian Students Forum with an elected President, whereas Alumni students have its forum known as Gurukul@AIM to keep in touch with Alma Mater activities.