International School of Information Management

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International School of Information Management (ISiM)
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Management School of IT.
Technology School for IM.
 
Type Public Private Partnership (PPP) [1]
Established 15 September 2005[2]
Executive Director Prof. Shalini R. Urs
Location Mysore, Karnataka, India
Campus Manasagangotri, Mysore
Website www.isim.ac.in

The International School of Information Management (ISiM) is the first Indian i-School and is an autonomous constituent institute of the University of Mysore, located in Mysore in Karnataka State, Southern India. ISiM was conceptualised and established in 2005, in collaboration with the leading information schools in the U.S – namely the School of Information at the University of Michigan, the School of Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh, and the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University, International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Bangalore, and Dalhousie University of Canada. ISiM was established with munificent[clarification needed] grants from the Ford Foundation and Bangalore based Informatics India Pvt. Ltd.

Introduction[edit]

ISiM campus at Manasagangothri, University of Mysore, Mysore

Each new era and society demands a new breed of professionals. Just as the industrial age heralded management sciences, the information age is engendering the domain of information sciences. With this belief and the concept of an institution focusing exclusively on information studies and research in India, ISiM was established. ISiM was conceptualized and established in 2005, by the University of Mysore, with seed grants from the Ford Foundation and Bangalore based Informatics India Pvt. Ltd., and in partnership with some of the leading information schools in the U.S, namely the School of Information at the University of Michigan, the School of Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh, and the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. To strengthen its academic linkages, ISiM signed memorandum of understanding with School of Information Studies at Syracuse University, USA, University of Michigan, USA and Dalhousie University of Canada in 2006.[3]

Dr. Som Mittal, the then Director of HP and the current President of NASSCOM, launching ISiM at InfoVision 2005
Dr. Shalini R. Urs, the Executive Director of ISiM, speaking at the launch of ISiM at InfoVision 2005

Being a new age school for the knowledge economy, ISiM also defines a new educational model – Inverse of Distance Learning[1] – in which, the students and the school are in Mysore, but, the faculty and mentors are a distributed network of excellence drawn from ISiM’s partners and other institutions.

ISiM is directed by an independent Governing Board, chaired by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Mysore, with eminent academics and industry stalwarts as members. ISiM is managed today with some of the finest minds from Academia, Industry and the Government and has on its governing board personalities like N. R. Narayana Murthy, Chairman and Mentor Infosys Technologies and others like Prof. M. Anandakrishnan, Chairman-IIT Kanpur, Dr.N. Seshagiri, Former Director General, National Informatics Centre, New Delhi, Dr. S. Sadagopan, Founder Director- IIIT, Bangalore, Mr. M. N. Vidyashankar, Principal Secretary, Department of E-Governance, Government of Karnataka, Mr. Prasad Ram, Director and Center Head, Google India, among others.[4]

With redefining the academia-industry interaction through a process of continuous engagement of students and the industry mentors in open community projects being one of the main visions of ISiM, it envisions to be an innovative institution, shaping and defining the multidisciplinary domain of information, while innovating new institutional models and focusing on preparing information professionals who can help solve the information asymmetry.

ISiM recognizes the multidisciplinary nature of information, and envisions being a ground breaking higher education institution, addressing the challenges of defining this domain. The challenges of the information age require educational institutions to continuously evolve, and ISiM has special focus towards innovating new institutional models. With emphasis on redefining the academia—industry interaction, ISiM encourages continuous engagement of students and industry mentors in Open Community Projects, and by doing so, aims to be a world class institution of higher learning, which prepares professionals who can build information systems to help solve the information asymmetry.[1]

ISiM graduates find career opportunities as Chief Information Officers (CIOs), Information System Developers, Content Managers, Management Information Analysts, Information Marketers, Knowledge Portal Managers, Knowledge Management leads, Web / Online Content Analysts, Data Analytics / Business Intelligence Specialists, Data Warehousing Professionals, MIS Officers, Archivists, Librarians etc.[5]

Partnering Institutions[3]
International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore
School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, USA
School of Information Studies, Syracuse University, USA
School of Information, University of Michigan, USA
Dalhousie University, Canada
Informatics India Limited, Bangalore

Evolution of ISiM[edit]

The seed of ISiM was sown during a discussion among like minded peers in the academia and some more members from the industry, and dozens of brainstorming sessions later during the annual Knowledge Summit "INFOVISION" in September 2005, Dr. Som Mittal, the then Director of HP and the current President of NASSCOM officially launched ISiM. From 2005, ISiM has evolved from being a mere concept to reality, and has defined a new educational model in this process - Inverse of Distance Learning.

ISiM recognizes the multidisciplinary nature of information, and envisions being a ground breaking higher education institution, addressing the challenges of defining this domain. The challenges of the information age require educational institutions to continuously evolve, and ISiM has special focus towards innovating new institutional models. With emphasis on redefining the academia—industry interaction, ISiM encourages continuous engagement of students and industry mentors in Open Community Projects, and by doing so, aims to be a world class institution of higher learning, which prepares professionals who can build information systems to help solve the information asymmetry.[citation needed]

ISiM's Mission:

  • Shape and define the emerging new multidisciplinary domain of information through education and research
  • Innovate and adopt new institutional models in education and research
  • Engage all stakeholders — academia, industry, government, NGOs and others in solving information friction problems[citation needed]

Academics[edit]

The first batch of M.Tech began in August 2007. Currently, three batches of M.Tech students have graduated out of ISiM. The 2nd year of the fourth batch will commence from September 2011. Being a multidisciplinary course, the M.Tech degree offered by ISiM attracts students from various backgrounds, from different states within India and from around the world. The growing number of foreign students at ISiM is a testimony to its high standards of education (foreign students have grown from 0% in the first batch of M.Tech to 23% in the third batch). In its fourth batch(2012) 27% of the total students are foreign students. It show the development of ISiM year by year.

Degree programmes[edit]

Committed to prepare the information professionals of tomorrow, ISiM offers the following programmes:

  • M. Tech in Information Systems & Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Information Management
  • Doctoral Degree Programme (Ph.D) in Information Systems & Management
  • Executive Education Programmes
  • Corporate Training Programmes

Faculty[edit]

With its innovative education model, the Inverse of Distance Learning, ISiM's faculty are members of a distributed network of excellence[citation needed] drawn from ISiM partners and other institutions, while the students and the campus of ISiM are at Mysore. In other words, ISiM has 37 adjunct faculty drawn from its network of excellence. ISiM’s faculty include Dr. Srinivas "Srini" Sampalli, from Dalhousie University in Canada, who is one of Canada’s top educator and researcher, Dr. Kevin Crowston from Syracuse University, Prof. Nandini Vaidyanathan who is an Entrepreneur and a Business Consultant, Prof. Helen Sharp from the Open University U.K, Ms. Waltraut Ritter from Knowledge Dialogues Hong Kong, Dr. D. S. Guru from Department of Studies in Computer Science of University of Mysore, Mr. Bhanu Kiran Potta who is the Global Product Manager of Nokia, among others.

Research[edit]

Research areas of ISiM include:

  • Content Development & Management-Tools and Technologies
  • Business Intelligence & Information
  • Data Mining and Information Retrieval
  • Natural Language Processing and Indian Languages
  • Human Information Interactions and Usability
  • Knowledge Management, Information Use and Reuse
  • Cultural Informatics

Projects[edit]

ISiM has been involved in various community projects, which include:

  • Vidyanidhi: Digital Library and e-Scholarship portal
  • In Mar 2007, ISIM received Rs 1 crore funding and collaboration from Rediff to research Indian language content management and Optical Character Recognition. (Indo-Aryan languages, Dravidian languages)
  • Education Development Center (EDC) India Digital Library of Audio Visual Educational Materials
  • Sasyasiri: Web enabled multimedia database of plants of Karnataka, Govt. of Karnataka
  • WikiGyan: WikiGyan enables people/organizations to share development data (elections, health, education, literacy, etc.) and gain insights through data analytics and intelligence. It is a suite of tools that lets people to upload spreadsheets, download them, build databases and data warehouse, and visualize data in different ways. For simplicity, it can be called as a combo of a YouTube for spreadsheets and Wikipedia for structured information.
  • Internet Safari: Internet awareness and training programme for Women and Children, funded by National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. The main objective of this programme is "prepare the kids for the future". With internet redefining information with the passing of each day, this project focuses on spreading awareness about the internet and its usage among the faculty and students of government schools, where penetration of internet is least.
  • NavaMysuru: Positioning Mysore as a Knowledge City, a project by ISiM and Knowledge Dialogues, Hong Kong. The objective of this project is to identify the indicators essential for a knowledge city, develop a framework based on them, and to work in collaboration with Mysore city civic administration to position Mysore as a Knowledge City.
Prasad Ram interacting with student volunteers of the WIKIGYAN project at ISiM.
Participants and Volunteers of the first edition of Internet Safari at ISiM.

ISiM Governing Board[4][edit]

Member Affiliation
Dr. V. G. Talawar (Chairperson) Vice-Chancellor, University of Mysore
Prof. M. Anandakrishnan Chairman IIT Kanpur
Dr. N. Seshagiri Former Director General, National Informatics Centre
Mr. N. R. Narayana Murthy Chairman & Chief Mentor, Infosys Technologies
Dr. Prakash G. Apte Former Director, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
Dr. S. Sadagopan Founder Director, International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore
Dr. P. Anandan Managing Director, Microsoft Research Labs India Pvt. Ltd. Bangalore
Mr. N. V. Sathyanarayana Chairman & Managing Director, Informatics India Limited Bangalore
Prof. P. S. Naik Registrar, University of Mysore, Mysore
Mr. M. N VidyaShankar (IAS) Principal Secretary, Department of e-Governance, Government of Karnataka
Dr. Prasad Ram Director & Centre Head, Google India
Dr. Shalini R. Urs (Member Secretary) Executive Director, ISiM, University of Mysore

ISiM Board of Studies[6][edit]

Member Affiliation
Dr. Shalini R. Urs (Chairperson) Executive Director, ISiM, University of Mysore
Dr. Chidananda Gowda Former Vice Chancellor and Visiting Professor, ISiM, University of Mysore
Dr. D. S. Guru Reader, Department of Studies in Computer Science, University of Mysore
Prof. T. N. Nagabhushan Special Officer, E-Learning Centre, Visvesvaraya Technological University,
SJCE Campus, Mysore
Dr. J. K. Suresh Assistant Vice President, Infosys Technologies Ltd. Education and Research,
Bangalore
Dr. N. Yathindra Director, Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology, Bangalore
Prof. Krithi Ramathirtham Dean, Department of Computer Studies and Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay
Prof. Chandrashekar Ramanathan       International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Bangalore
Dr. A. G. Ramakrishna Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering,
Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore

Campus[edit]

ISiM’s campus is located in the ‘‘Manasagangothri’’ campus of the University of Mysore at Mysore, India. ISiM began its journey by utilising the classrooms of the Department of Library and Information Science in the University of Mysore. Its new campus was inaugurated on 20 August 2008 by Mr. N. R. Narayana Murthy, Chairman and Chief Mentor of Infosys, who is also a member of ISiM’s governing body.

N. R. Narayana Murthy, Chairman and Chief Mentor of Infosys, inaugurating ISiM building.
Dignitaries at the inauguration of ISiM building.
 
N. R. Narayana Murthy, Chairman and Chief Mentor of Infosys, with staff and students of ISiM.

ISiM Events / Academic Activities[edit]

InfoVision Summit Series[edit]

In an attempt to promote Academia – Industry interaction for improvisation and innovation through collaborative effort, ISiM organizes InfoVision, an annual conference series organized with this theme. InfoVision 2006 was organized with Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), Bangalore as joint organizers, InfoVision 2007 with Rediff and Internet And Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), InfoVision 2009 with Microsoft Research and Bangalore Chamber of Industries and Commerce (BCIC)and InfoVision 2011 with TDWI Chapter India, CSI, DAMA international, IEEE Computer society, ACM and Compegence.[7]

ISiM also organized InfoQuiz 2007, prior to the commencement of its M.Tech programme.

Infovision 2006
Infovision 2007
Infovision 2009

Special Lecture Series[edit]

ISiM collaborates with other universities and organizations to organize special events, and one such venture is lecture series called "Special Lecture Series", with speakers being experts from both the academia and the industry. Listed below are such lectures, their themes/topics and speakers:[8]

  • Special Lecture (1): "Wireless Security: Threats and Solutions", by Dr. Srinivas Sampalli, Professor and 3M Teaching Fellow, Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Prof. K. Chidananda Gowda, Former Vice Chancellor, Kuvempu University. (2006)
  • Special Lecture (2): "Web Content Mining for Automatic Integration of Web Search Source", by Dr. Vijay V. Raghavan Distinguished Professor of Computer Science. The Center for Advanced Computer Studies, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, USA. (2007)
  • Special Lecture (3): "More Search Vs. Search More - a computing perspective", by Prof. S. Sadagopan, International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore. (October 2008)
  • Special Lecture (4): "Decision Making and Information Systems" by Prof. H. Raghav Rao, Professor, University at Buffalo, State University of New York. (December 2008)
  • Special Lecture (5): "Next Generation Information Access", by Dr. Mark T. Maybury, Executive Director, Mitre Corporation, USA. (January 2009)
  • Special Lecture (6): “Making a better Web snippet”, by Dr. Ed Cutrell, Researcher, Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA. (May 2009)
  • Special Lecture (7): “Strategy and Innovation Management”, by Mr. Jatin H. Desai, CEO The DeSai Group, USA (June 2009)
  • Special Lecture (8): “Data Mining and Risk Management”, by Dr. S. Chandrasekhar Officiating Director & Chair Professor, IT FORE School of Management, New Delhi. (June 2009)
  • Special Lecture (9): “Changing Paradigms of Digital Marketing & Multichannel Commerce” by Mr. Ajay Malgoankar, Group Project Manager, Infosys Technologies Ltd. (September 2009)
  • Special Lecture (10): “Information Control and Terrorism: Tracking the Mumbai Terrorist Attack through Twitter”, by Prof. H. Raghav Rao, Professor, University at Buffalo, State University of New York. (January 2010)
  • Special Lecture (11): "Computing for Socio-Economic Development at Microsoft Research India" by Dr.Edward Cutrell, Researcher - Manager, Microsoft Research India, Bangalore(September 2010)
  • Special lecture (12): "Leadership,Ethics & Persuasive Communication" by Dr. Matthew Frank Barney, Infosys Mysore (November 2010)
  • Special lecture (13): "Talk on Copyrights", by Mr .Jared Margolis (BA,LLB,BCL),Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Hong Kong(December 2010)
  • Special Lecture (14): "The Open Video Project: Research and Practice", by Prof.Gary Marchionini, Dean and Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA (February 2011)
  • Special Lecture (15) : Relevance of Information Management in Industry by Ms.Jagadamba Krovvidi,Principal Technology Architect, Infosys Technologies Ltd.(May 2011)
  • Special Lecture (16) : User Experience Design for Enterprise Software by Dr.Todd Barlow, Director of Usability and User Interface Design, USA (June 2011)
  • Special Lecture (17) : Individual Differences in Phishing Susceptibility: An Integrated Information Processing Model by Dr.Arun Vishwanath, Director of Graduate Studies, Associate Professor, Department of Communication, Adjunct Associate Professor, Management Science & Systems, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA.(November 2011)
  • Special Lecture (18) : Industrial Internet by Dr.Abhinanda Sarkar, Principal Scientist, Software & Analytics, GE John F Welch Technology Centre, Bangalore. (December 2011)
  • Special Lecture (19) : Second level gatekeeping and Content Concentration in Twitter: An Analysis of the 2009 Gaza Conflict by Prof. H. Raghav Rao, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, Management Science and Systems Department, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, USA. (January 2012)
  • Special Lecture (20) : From Print to AR – Smart Media of the Future by Dr. Arved Carl Hübler, Chair of the Professorship, Institute for Print and Media Technology, Chemnitz University of Technology for German Government agency DFG. (March 2012)

CXO Lecture Series[edit]

As part of its activities, ISiM also launched a CXO lecture series in October 2009, and the inaugural lecture was delivered by Mr. M. N. Vidyashankar, Principal Secretary, Department of E-Governance, Government of Karnataka. He delivered a talk on "e-Governance in India: Challenges and Opportunities".[8]

Workshops[edit]

ISiM organizes workshops and seminars on a regular basis to address various issues pertaining to the information age, which are open for students of the institute, as well as the general public. Details of such events organized in the past are provided below.[8]

  • ISiM Executive Training Programme (July/August 2006): Training workshop on Digital Libraries for NIFT Library Information Science Professionals.
  • Information and Knowledge Audit – A Practical Introduction (January 2007): One day management workshop. Faculty: Ms. Waltraut Ritter (Hong Kong), Mr. Ritendra Banerjee (Hyderabad), Dr. Shalini R. Urs (ISiM, Mysore).
  • Brainstorming workshop on OCR for Indian languages (March 2007): Also featured the setting up of Rediff Center for Indian Language Content Management (RCILCM).
  • Workshop on “Text Mining and Business Intelligence” (March 2007)
  • Cyber Security Workshop (October 2007): Focusing on teaching the basic principles of cyber security from the perspective of providing security awareness and its best practices for the real world. Faculty: Dr. Srinivas Sampalli (Dalhousie University, Canada).
  • Workshop on Machine Learning (April 2008): Focusing on introducing the basic techniques of Machine Learning, its major areas of application and providing hands on experience to the participants. Faculty: Prof. Sargur N Srihari (SUNY Buffalo, New York).
  • Workshop on Data Warehousing and Data Mining (October 2008): Faculty: Mr. Surya Patchala (Accenture, Hyderabad), Dr. P. Radha Krishna (Infosys, Hyderabad), Mr. Anoop Nambiar (Infosys, Bangalore).
  • Workshop on Entrepreneurship and Management (October 2008): Focusing on answering queries on entrepreneurship and management. Faculty: Prof. Nandini Vaidyanathan (Management Consultant).
  • Workshop on Capability and Maturity Model (CMM) (October 2008): Focusing on introducing the CMM standard and its assessment. Faculty: Mr. Srinivas Thummalapalli (Bangalore).
  • Workshop on Spatial Data Infrastructure for Urban Governance Decision Making (March 2009): Organized by University of Amsterdam, International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Decision Making (ITC), The Netherlands, and School of Planning and Architecture, and hosted by ISiM.
  • Workshop on IPR and Cyber Laws (June 2009): Focusing on providing students and professionals an understanding of Intellectual Property Rights and Cyber Laws. Faculty: Dr. Prabuddha Ganguli (Vision-IPR, Mumbai).
  • Workshop on Business Process Management (August 2009): Organized by ISiM in association with UDream, Bangalore. Faculty: Mr. Raghu Santanam (Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA).
  • Workshop on Social Network Analysis (April 2010): Focusing on introducing the concept of Social Network Analysis (SNA) and to provide hands on expertise on an open source tool for SNA. Faculty: Prof. Kevin Crowston (Syracuse University, USA).
  • Pacific Asia Workshop on Intelligence and Security Informatics (PAISI 2010) (June 2010): Organized by ISiM as a part of Pacific Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD 2010), in association with International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Hyderabad, India.
  • Workshop on Intelligence and Security Informatics (June 2010): Focusing on introducing the domain of Intelligence and Security Informatics. Faculty: Dr. R. N. Prasad (Infosys, Mysore), Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham (University of Texas, Dallas, USA), Dr. Michael Chau (University of Hong Kong).
  • Workshop on Cloud Computing (Nov 2010): Focusing on virtualization. A team from VMware conducted a one-day workshop in which students of ISiM got hands on experience with VMware's product called vSphere.
  • The Challenge - Think, Explore and Evolve [T2E](April 2011): One day workshop organized in association with IBM and CSI. An overview about cutting edge technologies such as plug-in development, WEB 2.0, And DB Management was presented to the participants.
  • Java Workshop (April 2011):Infosys - Education and Research Division, Mysore organized four days hands on workshop covering fundamentals of Java programming.
  • Interactive Session on Information Excellence (June 2011) by Mr.Nagaraj Kulkarni, Founder, COMPEGENCE.The session introduced the "Process + Data + Domain approach" that is essential to achieve successful business outcome.
  • Information Economics Workshop (March 2012): by Dr.Abhinanda Sarkar, Principal Scientist, Software & Analytics, GE John F Welch Technology Centre, Bangalore. Information Economics, the study of situations in which different economic agents have access to different information. Topics discussed: Asymmetric Information; Game theoretic Approaches; and Auctions.

Conferences[edit]

ISiM collaborates with industry majors and universities to organize conferences. Such conferences organized in the past include:[8]

  • 15th International Conference on Management of Data (COMAD), organized with Computer Society of India (CSI) as the organizing partner and Infosys as the facilities partner. The event was sponsored by Google and Wipro as platinum sponsors and SAP as the bronze sponsor.
  • International Conference on Digital Libraries (ICDL) 2010, at New Delhi, in collaboration with The Energy and Research Institute (TERI).

Graduation Day 2011[edit]

ISiM celebrated its Graduation Day on Monday, 11 April 2011. In her Welcome Address, Prof. Shalini Urs, Executive Director of ISiM, drew attention to the objective and tradition of celebrating graduation days. She said, a graduation day is an academic cultural tradition and is a rite of passage essentially symbolizing "Inculcation, transformation" and "Return to Society in a changed status." The purpose of ISiM Graduation Day Celebrations program is to build a sense of new roles as ISiMians and solidarity.

Dr. P. Anandan, Managing Director, Microsoft Research India, Bangalore, giving the commencement speech, outlined various kinds of aspirations that we, Indians, have seen over the ages, taking examples from Indian PURANAS and history. He said the only reason why we keep innovating, is that we don't stop aspiring. He stressed upon the fact that we should always aspire towards reaching greater heights, and work hard towards achieving them. He gave the Ten Commandments for Success that included: being brave; believe in "no boundaries’; failures as learning opportunities; not being limited by success.

Also speaking on the occasion was the chief guest for the ceremony, Shri M. N. Vidyashankar, IAS, Principal Secretary, e-Governance, IT, BT and ST, Government of Karnataka. He underscored the importance of innovation and said that is the only way for organizations to compete in the current global scenario. He also said that one of the main hurdles in the path of constant innovation was the non-acceptance of technology by members of the general public. Shri Vidyashankar highlighted with an example each for the success of using technology at their department and for the failure of an innovative education system due to the non-acceptance of technology. He also threw light on the fact that though Indians have significantly contributed to the research and innovation successes at Silicon Valley (California), they have not played such a major role in research activities in the Indus Valley (India), and advised the students to work towards a career of innovation.

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Mysore, Prof. V. G. Talawar, in his presidential address stressed on the three Ds: Desire; Determination; Dedication.

The dignitaries distributed the degree certificates to the graduates. On the occasion, two graduates, Mr. Nabhajit Ray (M.Tech Class of 2009) and Mr. Nikesh Narayanan (M.Tech Class of 2010), were awarded the "Parvathamma Subbaraya Gold Medal", instituted with munificent grants from Dr. Chudamani, an alumnus of the University of Mysore and currently, the Deputy Librarian at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Dignitaries with the Gold Medal winning graduates.
 
Shri M. N. Vidyashankar addressing the gathering.
 
Dr. P. Anandan giving his commencement address.
 

Graduation Day 2012[edit]

ISiM celebrated its Graduation Day on Sunday, 8 April 2012. In her Welcome Address, Prof. Shalini Urs, Executive Director of ISiM said " A Graduation Day Ceremony is a rite of passage, a ritual that marks the end of one phase of life and the beginning of another" emphasizing on the fact that Graduation is a kind of Liberation Marking the culmination of your academic life at the University.

Prof. Ramakrishna Ramaswamy giving commencement address at the Graduation Day celebrations of International School of Information Management (ISiM) here on Sunday said the paucity of data and its reliability is an issue of considerable importance. He called upon the students to be creators of manageable information.

Dr. H S Ranganath, director of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (Bangalore), called upon University of Mysore to give autonomous status on the lines of ISiM to other well-equipped departments. "Once the autonomy is given to deserving departments, they can prepare their own syllabus and can easily adapt to the changing system. First, facilitate and later felicitate. If this is done, innovations can be seen in education," he added.

Prof. V G Talawar Vice Chancellor of University of Mysore was also present.

34 students of M.Tech 2009-11 batch graduated from ISiM this year. The dignitaries distributed the degree certificates to the graduates. On the occasion, Mr. Raghav V S received the "Parvathamma Subbaraya" gold medal for being the top scorer of the batch.

Prof. Shalini R Urs giving the welcome address.
 
Graduate students with the dignitaries.
 
Dignitaries (L-R) Prof. Shalini R Urs, Dr.H S Ranganath,Prof. Ramakrishna Ramaswamy, Prof. V G Talawar.
 

Programmes[edit]

ISiM – is a new age school for the knowledge Society. With a mission to capitalize knowledge, driven by technology, it is committed to prepare the information professionals of tomorrow - to design, develop, implement, manage, and evaluate information systems in a wide range of environments in the global context. ISiM offers the following programmes:

  • M.Tech in Information Systems & Management
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Information Management
  • Doctoral Degree Programme (Ph.D) in Information Systems & Management
  • Executive Education Programmes
  • Corporate Training

Community Reach Programmes[edit]

ISiM also aims to connect with the society as part of its activities, and organizes various Development Dialogues, where discussion mainly focuses on addressing the current challenges in the world. These include:[8]

  • New Ventures India Awareness Programme, April 27th, 2010: A presentation to sensitize various stakeholders about green business opportunities and what NVI is doing to assist the development and growth of green businesses by facilitating fruitful interaction between entrepreneurs, mentors, business advisors and potential investors.
  • Interaction with members of Akshara Foundation, April 26, 2010: A presentation by Akshara Foundation, Bangalore, 4-5PM, 26 Apr 2010.The delegates from Akshara Foundation, Bangalore visited ISiM on 26 Apr 2010 to explore the opportunities of working together on areas of common interest.
Panelists at INFOVISION 2009.
 
Participants of InfoQuiz 2007, organized by ISiM.
 
Participants at the Special Lecture by Prof. H. Raghav Rao at ISiM.

Student Life[edit]

ISiM has a diverse student population, representing many states in India, and also from foreign countries and is a blend of graduates from various science and management disciplines. The M.Tech class of 2011 has approximately 92% being graduates from various Engineering disciplines, and the remaining 8% being graduates from other science and management disciplines. The class of 2011 has 23% of its class being from foreign countries, including China and the Middle East. The class of 2012 also has 27% of foreign students from countries including middle east and Tanzania. The class of 2013 has 64% of foreign students from countries including Iran, Thailand and South Korea. Students in ISiM are given freedom. They are allowed to stay in college campus round the clock. Lab systems are connected with round the clock Internet service and Wi-Fi facilities. Students are free to play indoor games like carrom, chess, checkers etc., and some outdoor games.


ISiM Student Association (ISSA)[edit]

The ISiM Student Association (or ISSA) was founded in 2007 with the first batch of ISiM, and represents all students of ISiM. ISSA has been constituted to coordinate and manage student activities and initiatives, both academic and extracurricular. It represents all students’ interests to the ISiM administration and provides inputs to enrich the curriculum. Members of ISSA executive committee include students from both first and second year of M.Tech, with the Secretary being elected from the second year students.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Know ISiM". International School of Information Management (ISiM), University of Mysore. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  2. ^ "Information Boom" (PDF). Deccan Herald. 2005-09-15. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  3. ^ a b "Partners". International School of Information Management (ISiM), University of Mysore. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  4. ^ a b "Management". International School of Information Management (ISiM), University of Mysore. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  5. ^ "Placements". International School of Information Management (ISiM), University of Mysore. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  6. ^ "Programmes". International School of Information Management (ISiM), University of Mysore. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  7. ^ "InfoVision". International School of Information Management (ISiM), University of Mysore. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 
  8. ^ a b c d e "News and Events". International School of Information Management (ISiM), University of Mysore. Retrieved 2010-08-29. 

External links[edit]

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