International School of Information Management - Introduction


Each new era and society demands a new breed of professionals. Just as the industrial age heralded management sciences, the information age is engendering the domain of information sciences. With this belief and the concept of an institution focusing exclusively on information studies and research in India, ISiM was established. ISiM was conceptualized and established in 2005, by the University of Mysore, with seed grants from the Ford Foundation and Bangalore based Informatics India Pvt. Ltd., and in partnership with some of the leading information schools in the U.S, namely the School of Information at the University of Michigan, the School of Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh, and the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. To strengthen its academic linkages, ISiM signed memorandum of understanding with School of Information Studies at Syracuse University, USA, University of Michigan, USA and Dalhousie University of Canada in 2006.

Being a new age school for the knowledge economy, ISiM also defines a new educational model – Inverse of Distance Learning – in which, the students and the school are in Mysore, but, the faculty and mentors are a distributed network of excellence drawn from ISiM’s partners and other institutions.

ISiM is directed by an independent Governing Board, chaired by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Mysore, with eminent academics and industry stalwarts as members. ISiM is managed today with some of the finest minds from Academia, Industry and the Government and has on its governing board personalities like N. R. Narayana Murthy, Chairman and Mentor Infosys Technologies and others like Prof. M. Anandakrishnan, Chairman-IIT Kanpur, Dr.N. Seshagiri, Former Director General, National Informatics Centre, New Delhi, Dr. S. Sadagopan, Founder Director- IIIT, Bangalore, Mr. M. N. Vidyashankar, Principal Secretary, Department of E-Governance, Government of Karnataka, Mr. Prasad Ram, Director and Center Head, Google India, among others.

With redefining the academia-industry interaction through a process of continuous engagement of students and the industry mentors in open community projects being one of the main visions of ISiM, it envisions to be an innovative institution, shaping and defining the multidisciplinary domain of information, while innovating new institutional models and focusing on preparing information professionals who can help solve the information asymmetry.

ISiM recognizes the multidisciplinary nature of information, and envisions being a ground breaking higher education institution, addressing the challenges of defining this domain. The challenges of the information age require educational institutions to continuously evolve, and ISiM has special focus towards innovating new institutional models. With emphasis on redefining the academia—industry interaction, ISiM encourages continuous engagement of students and industry mentors in Open Community Projects, and by doing so, aims to be a world class institution of higher learning, which prepares professionals who can build information systems to help solve the information asymmetry.

ISiM graduates find career opportunities as Chief Information Officers (CIOs), Information System Developers, Content Managers, Management Information Analysts, Information Marketers, Knowledge Portal Managers, Knowledge Management leads, Web / Online Content Analysts, Data Analytics / Business Intelligence Specialists, Data Warehousing Professionals, MIS Officers, Archivists, Librarians etc.

Partnering Institutions
International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore
School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, USA
School of Information Studies, Syracuse University, USA
School of Information, University of Michigan, USA
Dalhousie University, Canada
Informatics India Limited, Bangalore

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