MBA Programme Objectives : The MBA programme prepares a student for a domestics and global careers in diverse sectors of the industry. The MBA programme facilitates learning in theory and practice of different functional areas of management and equips the students with an integrated approach to various functions of management. However, the demand for managerial skills is not limited to the industry. Managerial talent is much sought by the Government Sector, NGOs, non-corporate sector as well. Institutes, Faculty and Students need to move away from the excessive focus on industry and look at needs and demands of broader sections of the society. Likewise entrepreneurial perspective of job and wealth creation with a social context also needs to be integrated into various aspects of the programme.
Specifically the objectives of the MBA Programme are:
- To equip the students with requisite knowledge, skills &right attitude necessary to provide effective leadership in a global environment.
- To develop competent management professionals with strong ethical values, capable of assuming a pivotal role in various sectors of the Indian Economy & Society, aligned with the national priorities
- To develop proactive thinking so as to perform effectively in the dynamic socio-economic and business ecosystem.
Highlights of the MBA Curriculum: The New Curriculum intends to add immense value to allstakeholders by effectively addressing their requirements in more than one way by
- Adoption of Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) and Grading System in line with National policies and International practices.
- Enhancing the brand value of the MBA programme of the University of Pune.
- Providing the much needed flexibility to individual Institutes to carve a niche for themselves.
- Emphasizing the centrality of the student and teacher-student relationship in the learning process.
- Focusing on ‘Concurrent Evaluation’ i.e. continuous evaluation throughout the programme.
- Empowering the Institutes through cafeteria approach – by providing Generic Core, Subject Core, Generic Elective, and Subject Elective Courses. This shall provide in-built flexibility in the curriculum to help the institutes to offer tailor made courses preferred by students, from a wider basket of courses.
- Evaluating all Half Credit Courses completely on Concurrent Evaluation pattern.
- Emphasizing Experiential Learning aspect through Half Credit Courses.
- Supplementing traditional classroom teaching/learning with focus on group activity, field work, experiential learning, self-study, projects, etc.
- Incorporating new specializations viz. Supply Chain Management (SCM), Rural & Agribusiness Management (RABM), Family Business Management (FBM), Technology Management (TM) – thereby providing wider choice to the students.
- A thorough revamp of Systems & Operations Specializations to make them more meaningful and attractive to BCA, BCS, BE students.
- Providing opportunity to students to choose courses from other electives to explore cross-functional issues.
- Emphasizing on Research, Inter-personal, Analytical, Cross-Cultural, Global aspects of managerial careers throughout the curriculum.
Pattern: The Programme comprises of 4 Semesters and adopts the Choice Based Credit System(CBCS) and Grading System.
Choice Based Credit System: Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) offers wide ranging choice for students to opt for courses based on their aptitude and their career goals. CBCS works on the fundamental premise that students are mature individuals, capable of making their own decisions.
CBCS enables a student to obtain a degree by accumulating required number of credits prescribed for that degree. The number of credits earned by the student reflects the knowledge or skills acquired him / her. Each course is assigned a fixed number of credits based on the contents to be learned & the expected effort of the student. The grade points earned for each course reflects the student’s proficiency in that course. CBCS is a process of evolution of educational reforms that would yield the result in subsequent years and after a few cycles of its implementation.
Key features of CBCS:
- Enriching Learning Environment A student is provided with an academically rich, highly flexible learning system blended with abundant provision for skill development and a practical orientation that he/she could imbibe without sacrificing his/her creativity. There is a definite movement away from the traditional lectures and written examination.
- Learn at your own pace: A student can exercise the option to decide his/her own pace oflearning- slow, normal or accelerated plan. Students can select courses according to their aptitude, tastes and preferences.
- Continuous Learning & Student Centric Concurrent Evaluation: CBCS makes the learning process continuous. Likewise the evaluation process is not only made continuous but also made learner-centric. The evaluation is designed to recognize the capability and talent of a student.
- Active Student-Teacher Participation: CBCS leads to quality education with active teacher-student participation. This provides avenues to meet student’s scholastic needs and aspirations.
- Industry Institute Collaboration: CBCS provides opportunities for meaningful collaboration with industry and foreign partners to foster innovation, by introduction of electives and half credit courses through the cafeteria approach. This will go a long way in capacity building of students and faculty.
- Interdisciplinary Curriculum: Cutting edge developments generally occur at the interface of two or more disciplines. The interdisciplinary approach enables integration of concepts, theories, techniques, and perspectives from two or more disciplines to advance fundamental understanding or to solve problems whose solutions are beyond the scope of a single discipline.
- Employability Enhancement: CBCS shall ensure that students enhance their skill/employability by taking up project work, entrepreneurship and vocational training.
- Faculty Expertise: CBCS shall give the Institutes the much needed flexibility to make best use of the available faculty expertise.
Time Schedule: An academic year is divided into two terms – I and II. Term I shall have Semester I and III, whereas Term II shall have Sem II and IV. In each semester, courses are offered in 15 teaching weeks and the remaining 5 weeks are to be utilized for conduct of examinations and evaluation purposes.
Duration: The M.B.A. program will be full-time two years Masters Degree in Computer Management.
The new curriculum would focus on imparting skills, necessary for developing a career in the field of business applications of computer, in emerging global scenario which emphasizes e-business in all sectors of the economy.
The institute organizes placement program for the M.B.A (IT) students, by interacting with the industries and software consultancy houses in and around the region .
Intake: In each class, not more than 60 students will be admitted.
ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION
Eligible Graduates Qualifying in MBA CET conducted by DTE, CAT, CMAT, ATMA New Delhi etc.
NUMBER OF LECTURES AND PRACTICALS :
Lectures and practicals will be conducted as per the scheme of lectures and practicals Prescribed by Univesity of Pune. For the students, each week has 40 working hours is spread over 5/6 days a week, consisting of lectures, tutorials, assignments, class participation, library work, special counseling, Sports, project work, field visit, youth welfare and social activities.
Course:A “Course” is a component of programme, i.e. in the new system; papers will be referred to as courses.Each course is identified by a unique course code. While designing curriculum, courses have defined weightages, called credits.Each course, in addition to having a syllabus, has learning objectives and learning outcomes. A course may be designed to comprise lectures/ tutorials/ laboratory work/ field work/ project work/vocational training /viva voce etc. or a combination of some of these.