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SAIM COLLEGE About Us

WHO WE ARE

A REGIONAL LEARNING CENTER

South Asian Institute of Management (SAIM) is an independent, academic institution established in Kathmandu, Nepal in 2005 to provide need-based management education and engage in management development, research and consulting to facilitate the growth and development of managers, entrepreneurs, and business leaders in South Asia which is emerging as the most dynamic Asian regional economic center for global trade, investment and technology innovation.

With more than one-fifth of the world’s population, and its fastest growing middle class, the region has become a dominant force in recent years in the global economy. The expected exponential growth in the region will require managers and entrepreneurs who understand the region, its people, and their deep rooted cultural values.

The 21st century is expected to be the Asian century with its re-genesis as the century of the global economy. With more than one-fifth of the world’s population and its fastest growing middle class, the region is poised to become a dominant force in the global economy. Along with China, South Asia is emerging as the most dynamic Asian regional economic center for global trade, investment and technology innovation. The expected exponential growth in the region will require managers and entrepreneurs who understand the region, its people and their deep rooted cultural values. South Asian Institute of Management (SAIM) is founded as an autonomous academic institution in 2005 with the objective to provide need-based management education and engage in management development, research and consulting to facilitate the growth and development of managers, entrepreneurs and business leaders in Nepal and other South Asian nations. SAIM offers its academic programs affiliated with Pokhara University through SAIM College which is established to provide world class management education and training to meet the demands and needs of the nations, regionally as well as globally.

MISSION

To develop managers, leaders and entrepreneurs with a strong sense of integrity and commitment through creation, preservation and dissemination of knowledge keeping in perspective the South Asian values to best serve the interest of business, government, non-government organizations and society at large. SAIM is committed and dedicated to strive relentlessly in the academic domain to produce scholars and empower its graduates attain positions of leadership in South Asia and abroad.

OBJECTIVE

  • To develop managers with sound management knowledge, skills and values along with leadership qualities and a positive attitude.
  • To build relevant, practical curricula grounded on sound theory and based on regional case studies and experience sharing.
  • To motivate students to bring out the best in them and foster creativity, innovation and effective team building.
  • To inculcate creativity and innovativeness in the faculty through continuing education, faculty development programs, consulting and research.
  • To forge institutional collaborations and joint ventures with reputed institutions globally.
  • To foster close links with the business and academic community in South Asia and elsewhere.
  • To make learning and living at the Institute a unique experience for all participants, and provide them with a sense of camaraderie and friendship that embraces all cultures and religions.

VISION

To be a reputed regional learning center that is recognized globally for excellence in itsteaching and research in management and development.

GOVERNANCE

SAIM is the vision of a group of individuals who have contributed substantially to the growth and development of the country through their expertise in their respective fields, and share an unflinching commitment to making a valuable contribution to management education and development in South Asia. SAIM is governed by a Board of Regents headed by a Chairman. The board is responsible for providing overall direction and policy guidance to different councils of SAIM. The present Board of Regents of SAIM comprises the following six-members:

Chairman : Dr. Prakash Chandra Lohani Former Minister of Finance and Foreign Affairs
Director : Mr. Madhukar S.J.B.Rana Former Minister of Finance
Director : Mr. Banwari Lal Mittal Executive Chairman, Shree Air
Director : Mr. Sushil Kumar Pant Former Attorney General
Director : Mr. Radhesh Pant Immediate Past CEO, Investment Board Nepal
Secretary (Member) : Dr. Bijay KC Professor and Dean, SAIM.