More than just Our VisionAt AJIM, we seek to be the pre-eminent business school, nurturing talent and advancing knowledge in a dynamic environment conducive to learning. The Institute constantly strives to achieve excellence in education and towards this end, is constantly benchmarking itself against the best institutes. For us, excellence in management education is more than just a vision. It is an all encompassing goal to be achieved with the utmost diligence and zeal.
VisionAn institution to be the centre of excellence in Management Education by continuously benchmarking itself against the WORLD’S BEST. As an institution with a difference, it looks beyond its boundaries and strives hard to achieve better of the best in Management Education.
MissionOur mission is to impart value-based management education, designed to prepare young men and women for leadership positions in corporate and non-corporate sectors through a relentless pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, consultancy, management development and industry-institution interaction in the country and abroad.
Management as Visionary Performers
The Institute is functioning under Laxmi Memorial Education Trust ®, (LMET), which was propounded in 1992 by the well known industrialist and munificent philanthropist Dr A J Shetty. Today, LMET is able to establish the institutions of quality and excellence ranging from medicine to management. The Institute is guided by a Governing Council in its day-today affairs under the leadership of Sri Prashanth Shettty, B.E, as Vice President of the Trust and an Academic Advisory Board comprising renowned people of integrity, knowledge and commitment from different walks of life in its the academic issues.
Laxmi Memorial Education Trust (R)
A well-known industrialist of Dakshina Kannada dist., Dr. A. J. Shetty, started his journey to the domain of excellence from a humble background. Despite the initial hardships, being a business genius, he could build the business and social enterprises thru sheer hard-work. Presently, Dr. Shetty is the Managing Director of reputed A J Group of Companies. Flexon – the leading leaf-spring producing company; the renowned Hotel Moti Mahal; A J Hospital and Research Centre; A J Medical College; A J Dental College; A J Engineering Institute and Technology, and A J Institute of Management, symbolise Dr A J Shetty’s extraordinary vision and management acumen.
Mr Prashanth Shetty is a Mechanical Engineer and the alumnus of Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal. Under the tutelage of Dr A J Shetty, Mr Prashanth Shetty is leading the group institutions in a big way. In fact, he is recognised as an renowned academic administrator with a right blend of “task and people orientation.” Because of his visionary leadership qualities, Laxmi Memorial Education Trust could establish and develop a multi-campus network of institutions offering medical, dental, paramedical, nursing, hotel management and business administration courses of excellence and quality.
Sri Prashanth ShettyVice President, LMET(R)
Dr. T. Jayaprakash Rao is the Director of A.J. Institute of Management (AJIM), a renowned name in the field of Management Education. His specialized knowledge is ranging from Human Resource Management to Marketing to Cost and Management Accounting to Business Mathematics. He has served as Professor and Head of the Department of Commerce and Management for nearly 25 years at Shree Gokarnanatheshwara College, Mangalore. He is the recognized guide for MBA programme of Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi and Karnataka Open University, Mysore. He has taken up minor research projects of UGC, New Delhi and guiding 5 Doctoral researchers and 8 M.Phil scholars of different Universities. He has participated and organised many seminars and conferences of national stature during his long teaching service. He has rendered distinguished service to Mangalore University and Government of Karnataka as a member of Academic Council, Board Of Studies, Board Of Examinations, Local Inspection Committee And Consultation Committee for both annual (new) scheme and credit based semester scheme of Mangalore University. Nevertheless, he is known for his multifaceted activities including voracious reading, organizing academic programmes, buying books and watching movies. He is the former secretary of Association of Mangalore University College Teachers’ and President of Mangalore University Commerce Teachers’ Association, scripting proper direction and new dimension to their activities. He is also serving as a Director of South Kanara District Credit Co-operative Society for the last 8 years. In a nut shell, for the last three decades, he has been a true academician having the concern for student empowerment and a refined leader of teacher movement dedicated for creating competent and confident fellow teacher.
A word about Faculty
Apart from the Director, the Institute has thirteen faculty members, two Professors, one Associate Professor, seven Assistant Professors and three visiting faculty members. The faculty members have a rich experience of teaching, research and consultancy experience in their domain knowledge. Of the total, six members have Doctoral Degrees, three have M.Phil Degrees and three are pursuing Doctoral research.
The Institute is fortunate to have highly qualified and experienced faculty with a healthy mix of academicians and industry professionals, who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the classroom. In addition to core faculty, the Institute is supported by several visiting faculty, who are experts in their domain area and senior professionals in industry, business or other professions related to management. These eminent field-specialists enrich the students with the most updated academic resources and give them an insight into the corporate world by sharing their first-hand experience. Faculty members are encouraged to update themselves by engaging in research and publication, attending faculty development workshops, seminars and national and international conferences. Apart from teaching, the faculty members mentor the students, making learning an interactive experience.