|Farook Institute of Management Studies (FIMS) is one of the popular business schools in the state of Kerala. The institute located at Calicut has been promoted by Farook College, which is one of the pioneers in higher education in northern Kerala, especially Malabar, ever since 1948. Students from Farook College, Calicut have found employment in various fields such as civil service, science & technology, media, politics, literature, medicine, and so on, both at the national and international front. Just like its mentor, FIMS also moulds and shapes its students into top management professionals. The institute is approved by the AICTE and affiliated to the University of Calicut.|
Facilities and Infrastructure Among the facilities that Farook Institute of Management Studies provides are state-of-the-art air-conditioned classrooms. The classrooms have the latest technological features and teaching aids like overhead projectors, LCD displays, computers, and microphones. The furniture is ergonomically designed to provide maximum comfort to the students, who have to often sit for long hours during lectures.
The library is situated on the first floor of the institute building. There is a large number of books and audio-visual materials on management and business topics. The books number around 6,500 volumes with 1,948 unique titles. Apart from the books, the library has subscribed to 45 journals & magazines on management, leading national & local dailies (including business ones), and general magazines as well. The library is open from 9 am to 5 pm and is available for maximum use by the students. A well-networked Library Management Software (Book Magic) helps in searching, sorting, cataloging, lending, and reserving the books. Apart from the above, through its J-GATE and EBSCO host Electronic Journals Service (EJS) subscription, the students have access to millions of articles from thousands of e-journals.
The institute has separate hostel facilities for both male and female students. The hostels are quite close to the campus. The MBA program, being a fully residential one, hostel accommodation is compulsory for all such students. The accommodations are fully furnished with facilities for both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food at its messes. The food served is both hygienic as well as nutritious.
Other facilities include prayer rooms on the campus, infirmary or restrooms for sick students, separately for male and female students. The college canteen serves both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food items. The entire campus is Wi-Fi enabled.
As part of its training curriculum, FIMS provides its students the exposure to various activities. It arranges for industry visits and interaction. There are special programmes for skill and entrepreneurial development. There are lectures and interaction by distinguished guest faculties. There are complimentary international study tours as well.
The college has its own placement cell that helps the students to get placed at leading corporate entities in India and abroad. Some of the top domestic companies, where FIMS students have been placed in recent years are Wipro, HCL, Axis Bank, Xerox, Byju's, Oppo Mobiles, JK Cement, Somany Tiles, Hilite, Impex Technologies, and many more. International placements have been in Al Sanea Kuwait, Grand International UAE, Jaleel Holdings UAE, and Media One Oman.
Admissions For admissions at Farook Institute of Management Studies, interested and eligible candidates can register and apply online at the institute website. They may also download the application form and prospectus. The form and prospectus can also be procured from the institute office on payment of Rs 750/-. Outstation candidates can order the form through registered post by sending a DD for Rs 750/- in the name of Farook Institute of Management Studies payable at Calicut.
Selection of the candidates is done based on scores obtained by the candidates in competitive exams like CMAT/ KMAT/CAT and their performance in group discussion and interviews conducted by the college.
The institute offers scholarships to meritorious students. The name of the scholarship scheme is Moulana Abussabah Memorial Scholarship offered by Rouzathul Uloom Association (RUA). RUA is the parent body of Farook Group of Institutions.