The history of education in India is as old as the country itself. When we look at India, we see that it has been ruled by several individuals, kingdoms and empires alike. From the cities of the Indus valley civilization, in the forest ‘Gurukuls’ mentioned in the great Indian myths, legends and stories and to the great universities started in Taxshashila and Nalanda, we find that education has been provided to students for over hundreds of years in the country.
The history of professional education began in the country with the establishment of the first institute of engineering - College of Engineering, Guindy in the year 1794. This was followed by the establishment of several other institutes specializing in the arts, humanities and sciences in the intervening years inspiring thousands of students all over the country to be more than they could be and was followed by the establishment of the first ‘B-School’ of India was started in the year 1886 as the Commercial School of Pachiappa Charities’ in Chennai.
The cream de la crème of these institutes – The IIM’s and the IIT’s form a prominent place in the imaginations of many a million students in the country, no doubt hoping for a better future and career opportunities, thanks to the education received in these institutes. Naturally, competition is high and thus it is deemed necessary to trim the herd so to speak so that only the worthy get admission to these institutes of repute by conducting various entrance examinations such as MAT, CAT, CMAT, NMAT, GMAT, XAT, CET, IITJEE, GATE and so on.
Sri Balaji Society is proud to be one of the few institutes in the country, wherein a majority of these entrance examinations are conducted on a routine, scheduled, yearly basis. Like clockwork, the preparation begins a few days in advance to prepare its testing venues and computer labs for conduction of the tests and examinations (Online and Offline) in a smooth way.
The conduction of the exams ad tests are managed by the examination test personnel, the key society personnel from the Academics Department and the IT Department along with a few teams of student volunteers who see to it that all facilities in the society: parking facility for the candidate’s vehicles, testing venues and so on are kept in good and working condition, suitable for taking the test in a smooth and peaceful way, so that a good impression is created within the minds of the candidates, increasing the possibility of the candidates writing management institute entrance examinations, to consider Sri Balaji Society and its four institutes as a venue for fulfilling their requirements for management education.