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International School of Information Management (ISIM)
Brief History of Department:
The International School of Information Management (ISiM) is an innovative institute of the University of Mysore - charting a new course and pioneering the Information School(I-School) movement seeded with a munificent grant $400,000 from the Ford Foundation and Rs.5,000,000 funding from Bangalore based Informatics India Ltd. ISiM has been established in collaboration with leading I-Schools in the US such as the University of Pittsburgh, Syracuse University and University of Michigan in the US, and Dalhousie University in Canada, the International Institute of Information Technology (IIITB) - Bangalore. ISiM was launched on September 15, 2005 by signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Mysore and other founding members – School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, IIITB, and Informatics India at a gala evening programme of InfoVision 2005: the academia-industry Summit (www.infovision.org.in) by Dr. Som Mittal, then Director at HP and now president NASSCOM. ISiM was registered as a society on January 30, 2006. The M.Tech course started from the academic year 2007-08 and the PGDIM course started from the academic year 2009-10. Visit the college website for more details - http://www.isim.ac.in/.
What is different about ISiM? – It is a Technology school for Information; Management School for Technology. ISiM’s DNA
Why this focus on ‘I’? Today information is not only a prized commodity; it poses tough challenges to manage. The information revolution brought in by the Internet has not only heralded the third phase of IT revolution but set in a new paradigm. While Google’s mission is to ‘organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful’; the I-Schools’ mission is to train professionals to do that
Departmental research activities:
ISiM encourages and promotes research activities in the field of
WikiGyan is an in-house project that aims at coalescing the different localized survey and research efforts to make a global impact. The project engages the students to build and maintain the system and industry veterans to provide to mentor and monitor the progress. The model is one that is both self sustaining and also has a high scalability.
The project is being piloted and built using the open system tools and technologies such as MediaWiki, and Pentaho BI tools and others by its students and industry stalwarts from Yahoo and Google volunteering to monitor and mentor the students, and is being tested currently.
Awards/Honors received by individual Teachers:
Individual teacher's on-going research projects:
Admission starts in the month of June/July every year. Details are made available through newspaper advertisements and other media. The admission webpage provides comprehensive information regarding the eligibility, entrance test, course fee etc. Please visit the webpage - http://www.isim.ac.in/html/admission.htm
ISiM has established linkages with industry giants such as Infosys, Unisys, Microsoft, Google, Rediff and others for Internship/Placements. For more detailed and up to date information, visit the webpage - http://www.isim.ac.in/html/placements.htm.
The first batch of ISiM students have been placed at UNISYS, Triumph India Software, and Informatics India.
For more information, contact the ISiM – Office.