Teaching Initiatives

Faculty Initiatives on Teaching and Learning

Faculty members at Department of Management Studies use a variety of strategies in teaching and learning, in the form of various innovative tools. The discussion on the methods and techniques used by the faculty is discussed during faculty meetings. The details regarding initiatives taken by the faculty members are available in academic records. The Institute encourages faculty members to interact with each other for redesigning of each other’s work. A few examples of initiatives to enhance quality of teaching learning process are E-Club, Teaching beyond classroom, flipped classrooms, role plays, group discussions, Case analysis, games and activities, News Analysis, Budget analysis, budget presentation, Quiz sessions on Business News, Collaborative teaching and CSR activities. Innovative teaching methods are not just restricted to the above mentioned list. The innovation in teaching involves effective practices listed below

Industry Institute Interaction

Our institute aims to bridge the gap between industry and institute. Industry experts are often invited to give lectures to students. On an average 20 experts are often invited to give lecture, appraise student internship and final project work and provide entrepreneurial guidance.

Online courses for Faculty and Students

To facilitate the faculty members to upscale and enhance their skills, as a matter of policy all faculty members enroll and complete at least one online course through MOOCs, Coursera, EDx, NPTEL,etc. , during each academic year. Faculty members as a good council encourage students to take up and complete, various online courses that provided them addition skills and brighten up their placement prospects with top recruiters.

Value Added Courses/ Placement Oriented Certificate Courses:

The Institute offers bouquet of certificate courses for its students to cater to the growing need of the industries, in new domain of skills and knowledge. These courses are of short duration, delivered by institute in collaboration with top consulting firms/industry experts (like NSE/National Stock Exchange/Western Thomson, etc.), and involve hands on training and likely to enhance the placement package and profile of our graduating students.

Engaging industry expert in each courses

The institute has a strong industry connect and invites experts from different industry to deliver lectures / talks on the subject specific relevant matters. These provides first-hand information to our students about the current practices in industry, exposure about the required skill set and other challenges and in a way help students to take on the jobs, post their graduating from the campus.

Case based method: To enhance teaching and learning, faculty uses cases from IIMA, ICFAI and from renowned case publishing houses.. Also as teaching-learning initiatives, faculties are motivated to write and use their own cases. Teaching resources in the institute utilizes a mix of books, cases and simulations as per the need and design of module.

ICT/Blogs/Audio-Video: Another faculty initiative in teaching Learning process is the usage of ICT tools. For effective communication between faculty and students, faculties use videos, movie clips, power point presentation, etc., In all the courses being taught at the institute, usage of ICT tools is a norm. The usage of ICT has visible benefits in the overall experience for a student. It also makes the instructor’s job easier. Some of the observed benefits are: Students develop the habit of self- study and learning by doing, They can study at their own pace, The content is diverse and always updated and Audio- visual elements and interactive tools enable participation and engagement of students In addition to usage of ICT tools, faculty members are also required to create blogs for every course being taught.
This is done to increase the communication between students and instructors, and so that students always remain engaged. Thus, there is no doubt that ICT tools have a positive impact on learning outcomes. Another initiative in teaching and learning is the use of audio/video. Faculty uses movies/audio-Video clips in their teaching to enhance the knowledge of the students and better understanding of the concept (s).

FinFun: Financial statements of companies are the mirror of its performance. Financial Statements give substantial information about the financial health of the company. These financial statements need to be analyzed properly to understand the company’s performance and its financial health. Therefore, the main objective of this initiative is to enable students to do analysis of the financial statements of the company. The methodology followed is group activity or presentations in order to enable students to do financial statement analysis. The class of 60 students is divided into 12 groups, each group consisting of 5 students. Each group has to select one sector and then any five companies in that sector. The group needs to do full industry analysis using PESTEL, SWOT and 5 Forces model. Then the group needs to calculate the financial ratios of the 5companies and do comparative analysis. For gathering the data of the industry and companies, students are motivated to use the annual reports of the companies and online databases. Through this activity students can easily apply the theoretical concepts to real time data of companies. This activity also helps in increasing the research aptitude of the student and in that way it helps to make the students corporate-ready.


In order to acquaint students with the challenges of entrepreneurship, E-Club is installed at the Institute. The students run a small business for one day with a limited seed capital. Students get actual experience of planning and executing a business idea. Various management lessons like innovation, creativity, team work, crisis management are learnt with the help of experiential learning. Through this activity, students get live experience of start-up scenario.

News Analysis:

To help student link concepts of Managerial Economics with actual business situations, News analysis sessions are conducted in the class. To enable this students are provided with business newspapers such as Business line, Economic Times, Business Standard, six days a week. The students read articles from these newspapers and analyse the article with the help of theories taught. Through this interesting way of learning, students understand how to apply concepts to real life situations. With an opportunity to test their understanding of Managerial Economics, students develop their knowledge on business and economics and thereby enhancing their employability.

Budget Analysis

Union Budget analysis is organized every year immediately after submission of budget. The Union Budget is a financial statement for a fiscal year. With the purpose of making students understand the Union Budget, they are given detailed inputs on components of budget, industry expectations from Budget before the announcement of the Budget and expert evaluation after the budget is announced. Students understand how the Budget is structured and how it impacts different sectors. The session begins with understanding of budget terminology, followed by alive streaming of the Hon. Finance Minister’s speech. The results of Economic Survey and global events impacting the Indian economy and the industry expectations from the budget are discussed. The discussion held in the class provides the students an opportunity to comprehend the process and outcome of the Union Budget.

Model Budget Presentation

Students are asked to prepare a model budget one week before the Union budget presentation. This helps them to understand the economic scenario of the nation and aid them to do a historical review of last three to five years of budget. The students can make self evaluation of their financial skills after this budget preparation.

Teaching Journal Articles
Students are advised to go through research articles
Teaching Students to Write Good Papers from their final projects and Internship – This module is designed to teach students to write good papers, which guide students through the writing process. This resource will be helpful for anyone working with students on research papers, book reviews, and other analytical essays. These papers will be published in Journals or presented in conferences.

A few samples:

Teaching Students with Different Levels of Preparation – This module offers various strategies for assessing and teaching students with different preparation in order to ensure that class time is productive for everyone.


A student having registered for 4 weeks of company internship scheme of the Program should complete it in the third semester. Presentation by the students after completion of the Internship shall be completed with 3 weeks from the beginning of the next session. The training report along with the company certificate should be submitted within the two weeks of the reopening date of next semester. The report should be around 40 pages containing the details of training undergone, the departments wherein he was trained with duration (chronological diary),along with the type of managerial skills developed during training.

Project Work: The purpose of the project work is primarily to demonstrate the application of knowledge of skills acquired in the four/six semesters of the programme, by studying and analyzing a selected problem in the work situation in a systematic manner while suggesting solution to the management. It is desirable that the sponsoring organization has to identify the area of project work for theirparticipants at the beginning of the training programme itself. Each student is required to study the problem under the guidance of a faculty member of the department in final semester. The final Project work should be started with the consultation of internal guide by the commencement of final semester and report should be submitted 15 days prior to commencement of final semester Examination for external evaluation with viva-voce .The student shall prepare at least two copies of the report: one copy for submission to the university and one copy for the student. More copies may be prepared If the organization or the guide or both ask for one copy each. A certificate showing the duration of the project work shall be obtained from the organization for which the project work was done and it shall be included in the project report.

Peer-To-Peer Teaching Style:

Institute encourages a Peer-to-Peer Tutoring style that involves students teaching other students. A peer tutor concept boosts the classroom learning process and makes it more interactive and interesting. Having a peer-tutor who is on the same age level as of them also helps in bridging the learning gaps among students.

Remedial Sessions:

Students graduating from various streams like Science, Arts and commerce join the Management programmes. So, it is likely that some students face problems in subjects like Accounting, Business Statistics etc. With an objective to help students facing problems in understanding a subject, remedial sessions are conducted by the faculties of respective subjects. In remedial sessions, students who face difficulties in coping with a subject are identified and a separate session by the concerned faculty is taken. One week orientation program followed by the induction program every year is organized to develop basic understanding of management subjects every year among the students from diverse under graduate background.

Movie Screening:

As movies creates a longstanding memorable moments among students, Institute encourages learning management concepts through movies. Some movies like 12 Angry Men, Chakde India, Pursuit of happiness, Wolf of Wall Street, Guru are recommended to students to learn about consensus agreement, importance of team work, stock market, business strategies, etc., A special session is conducted every week to discuss the management concept learned in that movie in the form of presentation.