GRG Centre for Advanced Studies (GRGCAS) is a part of the GRG Group of Institutions in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. GRG Group of Institutions is a unit of the GRG Trust established in 1956 by Shri GR Govindarajulu and his wife, Smt Chandrakanthi Govindarajulu. The Trust has established eleven centres of educational excellence including PSGR Krishnammal College for Women (1963) and, GRG School of Management Studies (1993). GRGCAS aims to be a Centre of Excellence for the Theory and Practice of Management.
The vision of GRGCAS is "to be a leader in providing best-in-class learning and development programmes in management for working professionals".
The core purpose of GRGCAS is, ‘preservation and promotion of professional management’; it implies preserving the core principles and concepts of management theory that evolved over the past one hundred years and, creating and evolving new ideas and concepts for the future; all these relating to the practice of management discipline; very similar to profession of chartered accountant, medical doctor, or legal counsel.
The Centre provides focused and specialized programmes in management, primarily for the benefit of working professionals – part time courses, part time diploma courses, certificate courses, certificate programmes, and professional certificate courses. The programmes designed and delivered by GRGCAS are of short, medium, and long term duration on multiple formats and platforms – weekend/weekday; on campus and off campus, full-time and part-time, company specific, sector specific, domain specific.
GRGCAS also offers management development programmes in specifically identified disciplines in partnership with other premier institutions and industry.
GRGCAS draws appropriate resources from both internal and external, including from industry to ensure that the programmes offer the most current, contemporary and updated knowledge and skills based on best practices in management.
GRGCAS has technology-enabled, fully equipped learning facility on campus in Peelamedu. The facility is designed to create an ambiance for life-long learning.
The governance policies of GRGCAS rest with the Strategic Advisory Council (SAC) whose members are eminent representatives from the industry. Click to view the list of SAC members .
Dr Vandana Madhavkumar is the Programme Administrator of GRGCAS and may be contacted for any clarification.