St. Kabir Institute of Professional Studies Bringing International Flavor to the Indian Business Education Setup


Imbibing knowledge and innovation in the PGDM course from the international market has been a signature feature of the institution.

St. Kabir Institute of Professional Studies (SKIPS) is an Ahmedabad based Business School that was established in the year 2008 under the patronage of St. Kabir Group of Educational Institutes. Although the institute was born only 13 years ago, St. Kabir Group has been making a difference in the education field since 1985.

It is this experience that has made it possible for SKIPS to be counted among the topmost Business Schools of Ahmedabad in its relatively small life. What makes SKIPS stand out from its competition is its endeavour to foster an industry-driven curriculum and offering innovations like dual specialization in Marketing, HR, Finance, Operations, International Business and Information Technology.

SKIPS has, since its birth itself, tried to bring an international flavour to India by giving its students exposure to global management practices while maintaining relevance to their own culture and economy. Though India and the Indian economy stay at the heart of their PGDM course but imbibing knowledge and innovation from the international market has been a signature feature of the institution.

Here are a few International Partnerships that SKIPS has managed to stitch together over the years:

  • Collaboration with CII- UK

An MOU with CII-South Woodford, London, has been signed by SKIPS. The UK-based Chartered Insurance Institute was established 100 years ago and is the largest professional body in the world for individuals working in insurance and financial services, with 1,25,000 members in more than 150 countries. SKIPS students have a tremendous opportunity through this collaboration to use the CII Certificate while pursuing SKIPS education, which helps them develop core knowledge and professional skills in the finance and insurance industry.

  • Collaboration with AIESEC

IESEC is the biggest youth-run organization in the world. It is a multinational, non-governmental and non-profit organization that offers leadership development, cross-cultural internships and informal exchange opportunities for young people around the world. SKIPS’ collaboration with AISEC allows its students to develop leadership capabilities and prepare for the highly competitive corporate market.

  • Collaboration with Ajman University

For the Student Exchange and Faculty Exchange scheme, SKIPS has entered into a partnership with Ajman University, Ajman-UAE. Ajman University (AU) was established in 1988 as the first private higher education institution in the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf region, and is now recognized as an emerging leader on the global academic map and ranked in the QS World Ranking Survey among the top 800 universities. Where leadership is needed worldwide, SKIPS has taken a decision to launch this curriculum in this dynamic environment that will foster its students’ awareness of how the global economy works.

  • Collaboration with IIBN Business School

SKIPS has signed an MOU for the Student Exchange Scheme, Faculty Development and Curriculum Development with IIBN (International Institute of Business and Networking) Business School-St. Petersburg, Russia. Formed in 2009, IIBN is one of the leading business schools and a leading member of the St Petersburg Research Consortium, set up in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of St Petersburg (SPbCCI) and the St Petersburg Institute of Management and Law (SPIGL) in Russia. This way SKIPS manages to connect its students internationally and achieve an academic/professional experience that supports them in their future endeavours to collaborate on these ventures.

These international partnerships along with SKIPS’s MOU with the University of Aberdeen in Scotland make sure that their students have a broader vision and understanding of the global economy. These enable them to be desirable employees in the current job market with the global economy taking over everything.

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