Courses Offered

AICTE approved MBA Programme, Affiliated to Cohin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT)

BRIM has unfolded its first PGDM programme in June, 2002, which was subsequently approved by All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi in June 2008. In 2012 after getting approval from State Government and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) the PGDM Course was discontinued and BRIM introduced the MBA Programme affiliated to Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT). As per the curriculum and syllabus of CUSAT, BRIM follows semester system for the new MBA programme and it would be possible to impart a comprehensive learning experience to the students through an interrelated system of continuous evaluation tools like assignments, quiz programmes, mid-term tests, case analysis, mini projects, oral tests, as well as a terminal written examination. A ratio of 60:40 weights will be given for the terminal written examination and continuous evaluation. There will be a Viva Voce conducted at the end of each semester by external experts to evaluate the student’s integrative and basic knowledge on the subjects covered.

With a view to ensure continuous improvement in communication and presentation skills and to instill a sense of self confidence among the students, a well structured individual development schedule is put in place during the evening sessions. The mental and physical health of the students is taken care of by a strict regime of yoga and meditation classes.

The first two semesters are devoted to functional and compulsory subjects to enable the student to get a grip on all the functional aspects of management. The third and fourth semesters are devoted for a range of electives. BRIM provides electives in five areas such as FINANCE, MARKETING, HUMAN RESOURCE, PRODUCTION AND OPERATION MANAGEMENT and INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT.During the third semester the students are required to undergo an organizational study lasting forone month. The final, industry based project of two months duration is scheduled for the fourth semester. But to suit the convenience of the guest faculty who are mostly working executives and for the extra academic activities such as ‘Research Paper Presentation, Interaction with Corporate Executives, Journals Review, Case Study Analysis, News and Views, Business Quiz etc. the sessions are extended up to 05:30 PM.


SCHEME OF STUDY
The Programme has been organized in two years-First year and Second year, each year comprising two semesters. The list of papers offered during First year and Second year of the programme shall be as follows:

FIRST YEAR

SEMESTER -I

Course Code

Paper

C/E

Credits

Marks

SM S 2101

Management Concepts and Organizational Bahaviour

C

3

100

SM S 2102

Quantitative Methods

C

3

100

SM S 2103

Managerial Economics

C

3

100

SM S 2104

Business Environment

C

3

100

SM S 2105

Business Communication

C

3

100

SM S 2106

Financial Accounting

C

3

100

SM S 2107

Information Technology for Managers

C

3

100

Managerial Skill Development

C

3 hrs/week

Non Credit

SEMESTER -II

Course Code

Paper

C/E

Credits

Marks

SM S 2201

Organization Effectiveness and Change

C

3

100

SM S 2202

Management Science

C

3

100

SM S 2203

Human Resource Management

C

3

100

SM S 2204

Financial Management

C

3

100

SM S 2205

Marketing Management

C

3

100

SM S 2206

Management Information System

C

3

100

SM S 2207

Research Methodology

C

3

100

SM S 2208

Management Accounting

C

3

100

 

SECOND YEAR

During Second Year, in addition to compulsory papers and projects studies, a student shall have to choose two Elective papers in the third semester and three Elective papers in the fourth semester from the list of elective papers announced at the beginning of each semester.

SEMESTER-III

Course Code

Paper

C/E

Credits

Marks

SM S 2301

Production & Operations Management

C

3

100

SM S 2302

Business Law

C

3

100

SM S 2303

Environment and Management

C

3

100

SM S 2304

Organizational Analysis and Process

C

3

100

SM S 2305

Indian Ethos and Business Ethics

C

3

100

SM S 2306

Entrepreneurial Development

C

3

100

SM S 23XX

Elective -1

E

3

100

SM S 23XX

Elective -2

E

3

100

SEMESTER-IV

Course Code

Paper

C/E

Credits

Marks

SM S 2401

Business Policy and Strategic Management

C

3

100

SM S 24XX

Elective - III

C

3

100

SM S 24XX

Elective - IV

C

3

100

SM S 24XX

Elective - V

C

3

100

SM S 2405

Project Report

E

3

100

SM S 2406

Viva - Voce

E

3

100

 

REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE MBA @ BRIM
The course shall be called as MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION abbreviated as MBA

DURATION OF THE COURSE
The MBA Course shall be of two years duration spread over four semesters. A candidate shall be allowed a maximum of four years of duration only to complete all the requirements for the award of MBA, failing which he/she shall have to register once again as a fresh candidate. The Calendar of events in respect of the course shall be fixed by the institute from time to time.

ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION
Admission for MBA course is open, to all the candidates who possess a Bachelor’s Degree of minimum three years duration recognized by any recognized University or as specified by AICTE

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT
Each semester of the course shall be treated as a separate unit for calculation of the attendance. A candidate shall be considered to have satisfied the attendance requirement if he/she has attended not less than eighty percent of the classes in each subject of the respective semesters (Theory, Seminars, Practical training, etc.) actually conducted up to the end of the semester. A candidate, who does not satisfy the attendance requirement, mentioned as above, shall not be eligible to appear for the Examination of that semester and shall be required to repeat that semester along with regular students later. If a candidate, for any reason, discontinues the course after the first/fourth semester he/she may be permitted to register for the second/fifth semester, after one year with the immediate subsequent batch, subject to the condition that he /she shall complete the class work and seminar including the project within the maximum stipulated period of four years from the date of commencement of the course.

CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT

Each candidate shall obtain not less than fifty percent of the marks prescribed for the Continuous Assessment of each subject, including seminars. Continuous Assessment Marks shall be based on assignments / tests / oral examinations and seminar conducted in the respective subjects. The criterion for computation and award of the Continuous Assessment marks for all courses will be published in the notice board at the starting of each semester. The candidates obtaining less than fifty percent of the Continuous Assessment marks in any subject shall not be eligible to appear for the examination in that subject. As there is no other provisions to improve Continuous Assessment marks, the candidates who fail to obtain fifty percent of marks for the Continuous Assessment of any subject, have to repeat the entire course of all the subjects of that semester later along with the regular students of the subsequent batch.

The Continuous Assessment mark sheets shall bear the signature of the concerned Faculty and the Dean. The Continuous Assessment marks list shall be displayed on the Notice Board and corrections, if any, shall be incorporated preferably before the commencement of the semester examination.

ELECTIVE SUBJECTS
Dual specialization is offered for the MBA and a student has to take a total of ten elective subjects from the two streams of specialization during the fourth and fifth semesters. The ten elective subjects selected can be a ‘six – four’ or ‘five – five’ combination from the two streams of specialization opted by the student. But in each semester a minimum of two subjects should be selected from each stream. Students can submit their option of elective subjects and finalize the same during the first year of study itself.

PROJECTS
During the course of study, the participants will be assigned with mini projects by individual members of faculty as a part of the class assignments. At the end of the third semester, the students are required to undertake an organization study in an industrial/business establishment for a duration of fifteen days. Besides, they have to undertake a social project in an NGO/Independent Project for duration of not less than fifteen days in the fourth semester. During the last semester, the students will be required to undertake a project study with a duration of two months. This study is a problem centered study. While the institute will provide all assistance for the projects, the responsibility of identifying an organization and completing the project work within the stipulated time rests with the student.

The written reports of the projects duly approved by the Faculty Guide should be finally hard bound and the original and three copies should be submitted to BRIM for evaluation. A panel of juries consisting of the internal guide and two external experts duly appointed by the Dean will evaluate the written report.

Evaluation of the Presentation of Project Report: The final project report will also have to be formally presented to the panel of Juries in an open house and the student should defend his/her findings and conclusions

ELIGIBILITY FOR PASSING
There shall be terminal examination at the end of each semester. The candidate shall obtain a minimum of fifty percent of marks for each subject in the Written Examination and a minimum of fifty percent of marks in the aggregate including the Internal Assessment marks for passing in theory subject. The minimum marks for a pass for social projects, internship projects final projects and viva-voce are also fifty percent

There shall be no restriction for promotion from one semester to the next higher semester provided he/she has fulfilled the attendance requirement and has obtained the minimum marks prescribed for the continuous assessment for each subject.

AWARD OF CLASS & RANK

The candidates, who have passed in all the subjects of first to fourth semester, the viva-voce, the social project and the project, shall be declared to have passed the MBA course.

A candidate who secures seventy percent or above marks in aggregate in first attempt shall be declared to have passed in first class with distinction.

A candidate who secures sixty percent or more marks but less than seventy percent in aggregate shall be declared to have passed in first class.

A candidate who secures fifty percent or more marks but less than sixty percent in aggregate shall be declared to have passed in second class.

The number of ranks declared at degree level shall be ten. The ranks shall be declared on the basis of the aggregate marks of all the four semesters taken together, provided the candidate has passed all the subjects in first attempt itself.

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