Discovering SKSBM: Our Alma Mater

Established in 1996, Sevantilal Kantilal School of Business Management (SKSBM) offers a learning environment that challenges its students to excel. The Institute has been conceived with an ambitious objective of developing professional expertise and skilled manpower in Management areas. The Institute owes its reverence to the Sevantilal Kantilal Trust, Mumbai for its benevolent and generous donation towards the construction of an exclusive building. Affiliated to Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, the MBA Programme of SKSBM with an intake of 60 students is duly approved by A.I.C.T, New Delhi and funded by University Grants Commission & the Government of Gujarat.

Over the past 12 years of its existence, the school has established itself as a centre of excellence in management education.

Currently, it runs different programmes like two year full-time MBA Programme and Ph.D. Programme in Management. Through these programmes, SKSBM has gained reputation as a premier management institute of Gujarat.

SKSBM is one of the oldest B- school in Gujarat which is constantly providing highly skilled managers to the corporate having strong fundamentals. SKSBM has proved its excellence in the educational field by providing learned faculties globally in the elite Business Schools like, Middlesex University (U.K.), IIM- Kozikode, IIM Indore, NMIMS University, Mumbai, FMS-Ganpat University,  B.K. School of Management, NICM, GLS and many more ...

Message from the Director

We are living in a time andage, full of excitement, challenges and  opportunities, uncertainties and chaos, and networking and hopes. In such a dynamic era, there is a need for management by design and not by default. In this context, institute running management courses has the responsibilities for bringing out mature individuals with high sense of commitment to the profession with an urge for excellence.

The MBA programme at SKSBM was launched in the 10th anniversary year of the North Gujarat University (1996) in order to meet the requirement of business organization and industries. SKSBM is today one the leading centers providing management education with the ethics and values as the driving force.

It is heartening to know that with in a short period, the institute has established itself and got recognition by the leading National and Multinational Business Organization who have selected our students. We thank Industry for the overwhelming support and confidence reposed in us.

SKSBM is the school for those who are enthusiastic and ambitious to make the most rewarding plan and confidence enough to work hard intelligently.

I heartily welcome you to our Institute.

With warm greetings
Dr. B.A. Prajapati

Peerless Learning Environment

SKSBM is situated in a serene & lush green ambience exists in the heart of patan. You surely need to visit the institute to experience the uniqueness of the campus. The institute is situated next to the University Central Library. The tranquil green ambience of the University spreads over 227 acres of land provides refreshing environment, stimulating intellectual alertness, creativity and a desire for learning.

The state of the art infrastructure of the institute has been set up exclusively to enhance the skills of the management students. The spacious 1600 sq.mtrs. built up area of the two storied building includes spacious classrooms, faculty cabins with all office automation requirements, library cum reading hall, conference room, administrative and support facilities, computer lab and E-Commerce lab. Classrooms have all modern teaching aids like- OHP, LCD Projectors and other audio visual equipments.

The library's extensive resources are an invaluable aid to both students and staff. The library is a one-stop shop of high quality information for the students. The institute's Library offers open access to 8000 plus books with an investment of Rs. 50 lakhs. It subscribes to 6 business dailies and 84 magazines and journals and two corporate data bases with an annual subscription of more than Rs.2.25 lakhs. The data bases subscribed are PROWESS designed by CMIE, Mumbai and CLINE-Plus designed by Capital Market India (P) Ltd. The institute has a rich collection of  video cassettes and  CDs related to different topics of management. For more effective and efficient use of library resources the institute has computerized Library infrastructure.

The school is equipped with two computer labs and one of it is an e- commerce lab. The Institute has two HP Pentium-4 servers and has 40 latest computers. The computers are facilitated with internet connection in E-commerce Lab.

Teaching Pedagogy

One of the key strengths of SKSBM, is the variety and flexibility in the teaching pedagogy used to enable meaningful learning. Each member of the faculty is encouraged to make use of rich basket of pedagogy consistent. with the Course learning requirements as well as the overall focus of the MBA Programme.

The teaching pedagogy combines lecture-cum discussions, cases, role plays, self-learning projects/studies, field visits, group projects, and also independent research. In accordance, high quality facilities in the Library and E-Commerce laboratory supplement the learning experience provided at the Institute. Advance preparations by the students as well as active participation are required to further enrich the unique learning process.

The institute, thus, recognizes the need to encourage individual initiatives for all round multifaceted development and in this process it provides students with keen business insights and rigorous training.

The CASE Study Method      

The case based learning is integrated as a dominant tool in the education methodology which reinforces their understanding of the concepts and enhances their ability to apply in real situations. To be an effective professional, the student has to think and act like one. Case studies add real-life perspective to the students. Through a blend of Indian and International cases, students develop decision-making skills by applying concepts to specific situations.

Role Play

Teaching through live performance in order to learn the basics of the subject by role play in the class room is an advance methodology. This develops the feeling of belongingness to the organization, the team spirit and ultimately enabling students to emerge as natural team leader.

Presentations (Training for Soft Skills)

The institute provides training for soft skill along with the academic curriculum. It provides strong practical orientations to the students helping them in building and improving their skills such as communication, presentations, group discussions, interview and interpersonal skills, team building and business correspondence. Some weightage is assigned in all the subjects for presentation as a part of continuous evaluation system.

The Summer Internship Programme (SIP)

Apart from other tools of learning, one way of learning business is by action and participation in research. Each student is required to undergo six to eight weeks summer internship at leading corporations by undertaking a project of direct relevance to the concerned organization.

Subsequently, a presentation on the project and a viva-voce before the faculty is made. The concerned company executive normally provides feedback to the Institute regarding the student performance. Summer internship is an essential requirement for award of the MBA degree.

Management Research Projects

Students are required to work on comprehensive research projects under the guidance of faculty involving application of concepts, tools and techniques to the real-world problems or research on the latest developments in the chosen fields of management. The purpose of these projects is to enable students to study an industry/issue in its totality and appreciate the use of an integrated approach in understanding of environmental issues and problems in that industry. This provides a unique opportunity for refining skills to work in a diverse group.

Ph. D. Programme

The Institute also offers a part-time doctoral programme leading to Ph.D. in Management with a primary objective of preparing young men and women for challenging opportunities in teaching, research and consultancy. Twenty four scholars have been awarded the degree and ten more are pursuing at present. A partial list of scholars with their present position includes:

Dr. Jatin Pancholi, Faculty, Middlesex University, U.K.

Dr. Manish Sidhpuria, Reader, VN South Guj. Uni., Surat

Dr. Keyoor Purani, Asst. Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Kozikode

Dr. Paurav Shukla, Faculty, Brighton Business School, U.K.

Dr. Neelima Gupta, Reader, B.K. School of Business Management, Ahmedabad.

Dr. Hitesh Ruparel, Director, NRIBM, Ahmedabad

Dr. Ashwin Modi, faculty, SKSBM, Patan

Dr. Rakesh Singh, Professor, SPJIMS, Mumbai.

Dr. J. P. Joshipura, Director, SLIMS, Ahmedabad.

Dr. Keyur B. Thaker, Asst. Professor, Indian Institute of ManagementIndore

Dr. Kavita Pradeep Kshatriya, Asst. Professor, N. R. Institute of Business Management, Ahmedabad

Dr. Jaya Ashish Sethi, Director, (If C) NSVKMS, Visnagar.

Dr. Tohid T Kachwala, Professor, NMIMS, Mumbai

Dr. Mahendra S. Sharma, Director, VMPIM, Ganpat University, Kherva

Dr. Parag K. Sangani, Director(I/C), AES institute of Management, Ahmedabad

Dr. Narayan C. Baser, Asst. Professor, NICM , Gandhinagar.

Dr. Harishchandra Singh Rathod, Asst. Professor, NICM, Gandhinagar.

Dr. Chandan Dasgupta, Professor, NMIMS, Mumbai.

Dr. Tejas Dave, Director, Assistant Professor, Kalol Institute of Management, Kalol

Dr. Priyanka Pathak, Asst. Professor, LJ MBA, Ahmedabad

Dr. Akash Patel, Asst. Professor, Institute of Petroleum Management, Gandhinagar



Dr. Nishith H. Bhatt H.O.D.
B.Sc., MBA , Ph.D.

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Dr. Khuman L. Rathod
BE(Mech), MBA , Ph.D.
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Dr. Ashwin G. Modi
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Mr.Kamlesh Patel
BBA, MBA, Ph.D.(Pursuing)

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Mission and Objective

Our vision is to develop the SKSBM into a world class centre for management education which will be known for its contribution to the development of business leadership and corporate excellence through research, consultancy and training in selected strategic areas. The guiding philosophy behind all the academic activities is to promote excellence in management profession and prepare managers to meet the challenges in the new millennium. We are aiming at building skills in individuals to help them enhance their managerial effectiveness and equip them to lead for better tomorrow.


In order to pursue and realize our Mission, the objectives of  SKSBM are :


To provide educational facilities for careers in management and related fields in any form of organization.


To create knowledge through research relevant to the field of management and to disseminate such knowledge through publications.


To help organization in solving their problems by offering training programmes and consultancy services.


To act as a change agent in introducing improved management learning, teaching and practice by conducting training programmes, seminars, workshops and conferences.


To collaborate with other institutions in India and abroad to further its objectives.


To pursue such other activities which are conducive to the growth and development of management education, training and  research.

Seminars. Conferences and Workshops

It has remained a healthy practice of organizing seminars, workshops, conferences every year in order to provide common platform to the academicians, practitioners, consultants and experts from the industry. This provides ample learning opportunities as well as develops skills in organizing events to the students. The major events of the yesteryears include:

Association of Indian Management School (AIMS) Western Region Conference, "Building Competitiveness in an Interconnected World: Opportunities and Challenges", organised in association with VM.Patel lnstitute of Management, Ganpat University.

"NAAC's workshop on preparation of Self-Study Report" organised in association with National Assessment and Accreditation Council (Bangalore).

A Seminar on Contemporary Issues in Management - Activity Based Costing and Supply Chain Management


A Seminar on "Gujarat Vision 2020 - Strategies and Action Plans for Sustainable Development"

A National level Seminar on "Ethics & Management: Emerging Issues in the New Millennium"

30th Annual Conference of Gujarat Economics Association

A Panel Discussion on "Global Competitive Strategies for Management Schools"

A Seminar on "Globalization: Challenges of 21st Century and Competitive Strategies"

A Seminar on "Investors and Capital Market"

A workshop on “Census Operations”  organized in association with Govt.’s Census Department.

Program Structure 

The M.B.A. Programme is designed  to prepare managers for a wide variety of business and other organizations. The

primary aim of the programme is to provide top quality education to highly motivated bright young men and women, so

that they can provide effective managerial leadership and professional competence in the organization in which they

will serve. The programme emphasizes the development of critical, analytical, problem-solving and decision-making

capabilities required for setting standards of excellence in their managerial life.

The Course Module

The curriculum spanning over two years is divided into four semesters. Each semester consist of 14 to 15 working weeks. The Courses taken by a student are divided into Core and Elective Courses. The core curriculum helps the students understand the key management concepts and the connections among the various functional areas of business, such as _ finance, economics, marketing, human resources and statistics before selecting their specialization. This is followed by a valuable association with the industry in the form of summer internship programme.

In Third Semester and the Fourth Semester which form the Second year offers elective Courses in Marketing

Management and Financial Management. Students also work on various faculty supervised projects in different areas

of mutual interest. This helps in gaining in-depth knowledge in specific business domain. Continuous industry

interaction, seminars and live projects are a regular part of the curriculum. Organisational environment is stimulated to

sharpen the skills of decision making, leadership and team building.

For Subject wise Course Curriculum Please Click Here


The All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi has sanctioned 60 seats for admission to the M.B.A. Programme. The students are admitted on the basis of the reservation policy of the Government of Gujarat in that behalf.


Admission Procedure

The Procedure for getting admission is done by the Government of Gujarat under a common examination,

Gujarat State Common Entrance Test (GCET). Entire  admission process is now conducted by

Gujarat Technological University (GTU).

Explora: The Students' Activity Club

The club was inaugurated on Teachers' Day i.e. September 5 '2005. The students felt that there should be one club

which assembles every student of the. Institute for a common cause every weekend. The main objective of establishing

Explora Club is to motivate all students actively participates in weekend activities for their all round personality


Club Activities

To provide a forum for the open discussion of all matters of public interest affecting society, corporate world, nation etc.

To invite different people from corporate and academia for personal interaction with students so as to have exact idea of

various fields and subjects of expertise. To organize educational tours, seminars, brand building exercises, quiz

competitions, etc. so as to develop confidence of the students and to further enhance their presentation skills and

public speaking abilities. To celebrate festivals with traditional way like Navratri Puja, Colorful Holi, Diwali lightings and

many others. Festivals develop a bond among the students, Faculty and Staff member as a family.

Mile Stones

Students from our institute have participated in various State level and National/evel competitions and

have excelled both in academics as well as co-curricular activities. 


The Institute has established an Alumni Association which provide an interface with their alma mater. Our alumni are also actively supporting the institute by helping in placement activities as well as coming as visiting faculty. They meet regularly

and help the institute in various activities.

Visiting / Guest Faculty 

Dr. T. T. Kuchwala, Professor, NMIMS University, Mumbai

Dr. Nilay Yajnik, Professor, NMIMS University, Mumbai

Dr. Chandan Dasgupta, Professor, NMIMS University, Mumbai

Dr. H. J. Jani, Professor, G.H. Patel Inst. Business Mgt. S. P. University, VV Nagar.

Dr. Renuka Garg, HOD, MBA Department, Vir Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat.

Dr. Rasananda Panda, Associate Prof., Institute of Petroleum Management, Gandhinagar

Dr. M. V Sidhpuria, Reader, MBA Department, Vir Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat.

Mrs. Sunita Gura, MICA, Ahmedabad

Prof. A.A. Shaikh, Professor, Nav Gujarat College, Ahmedabad

Dr. Paresh Shah, Freelance Consultant, Ahmedabad

Dr. Mahendra Sharma, Director, VMPIM, Ganpat University, Kherva

Dr. Akash Patel, Assit. Prof., VMPIM, Ganpat University, Kherva

Dr. Jatin Pancholi, Faculty member, Middlesex University, UK

Dr. Paurav Shukla, Faculty member, Brighton University, UK

Dr, Vedanat Pandya, Asst. Prof., MBA Department, Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar

Prof. Jay Bidiyani, Faculty Member, MBA Department, Bhavnagar University

Dr. Jayaashish Sethi, I/c Director, NSVKM MBA College, Visnagar

Mr. Rajesh M Patel, Asst. Prof., NSVKM MBA College, Visnagar

Mr. Bhavin U Pandya, I/c Director, SV Institute of Management, Kadi

Mr. Nikunj R Patel, Assit. Prof., SV Institute of Management, Kadi

Dr. Tejas N Dave, Assit. Prof., Kalol Institute of Management, Kalol

Mr. Bhavesh K Patel, Head - MBA Department, SP College Engineering, Visnagar

Mr. Chirag Rathod, Assit. Prof., MBA Department, SP College Engineering, Visnagar  From Industry

Shri. Suryanarayan Iyer, Sr. Manager, Oracle India, Mumbai

Shri K. Sethuraman, Sr. Manager - Projects, Covansys India Ltd., Mumbai.

Shri Tapan Joshi, Consultant, IBM India, Mumbai.

Shri Hetang Vora, Dabur India Ltd., Ahmedabad

Shri Hitesh Thakkar, ITC Ltd., Ahmedabad

Ms Shivani Raval, Director, Rachna Global Ltd., Ahmedabad

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