HKIMSR is a progressive management institution ranked amongst top 100 Best B-Schools in India, since 2011; and is credited for a strong culture of continuous innovations in developing practice-oriented learning environment. The concept of innovation centres at H K Campus was initially conceived to facilitate as an incubation unit to support the ideas of budding entrepreneurs through the process of building their enterprise. The support included looking beyond their ideas – commercial feasibility to arranging venture capital to infrastructural and mentoring facilities at the seed stage.
While the innovation centre on promoting entrepreneurship became a support system for our entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs, the need was felt for a Soft Skills training intervention for all our future business leaders. And, there was an inclusion of Soft Skills Training Lab to the Innovation Centres in June 2011. Over the years the expertise has grown to encompass new areas of research and innovations and need for a research and consulting wing was reinforced by the emerging opportunities to conduct industrial researches. Thus, HKIMSR Research and Consulting Centre was born.
Currently the three operating Innovation Centres are:
- Steve Jobs Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship Centre at H K Campus was founded in 2010 to connect students with resources, community, and faculty expertise dedicated to demystifying and nurturing their entrepreneurial journey.
- Narayan Murthy Soft Skills Development Centre at H K Campus was launched in June 2011 to sharpen soft skills of management students for their lifelong success. Thus, HKIMSR became the first B-School in India to run an exclusive Soft Skills Training Lab in association with corporate trainers and training organisations.
- HKIMSR Research & Consulting Centre at H K Campus is the in-house research and consultancy service of the B-School and a flagship initiative led by HK Faculty and staffed by exceptional students, industry experienced alumni and experts from industry verticals. Launched in April 2013, we are already conducting prestigious research with Asian Institute of Quality Management in the MSME Sector.
The Innovation Centres are dedicated to developing enterprise skills of our management students both on and off campus. And, we are relentlessly innovating for new opportunities in the near future.