The programme is affiliated to Assam Science and Technology University (ASTU) and approved by All India Council for Technical Education, AICTE a Statutory Body of the Government of India for approving such courses.
THE SALIENT FEATURES OF AIM MBA PROGRAMME:
The AIM MBA Programme is one of the most unique and innovative programmes in the country. It has introduced courses and programmes which are now being emulated by many leading institutes of the country. The highlights are:
Trimester system of education:
AIM MBA programme follows the trimester system. Such a system makes it possible to broaden the course contents and introduce more innovative and contemporary courses.
Committed and dedicated band of full-time faculty:
AIM has a very versatile set of fulltime faculty members, with substantial organisational experience. They get regular opportunities to develop and upgrade themselves, by presenting papers in National and International Seminars, through interactions with industry personnel and leaders and by attending faculty development programmes.
Strict adherence to a time-bound Academic Calendar:
At the beginning of each academic year, each student is given a printed academic calendar where the dates of End term tests, holidays and any other student related activities are clearly specified. Students are required to strictly adhere to the calendar and plan their own schedules accordingly. This ensures course completion in time and make the students disciplined & time bound.
Unfailing compliance to norms of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Assam Science and Technology University (ASTU):
AIM is very conscious about complying with the AICTE & ASTU norms, in terms of course content, contact sessions, programme structure and evaluation guidelines.
Compulsory and comprehensive computer education:
The institute has a fully functional Computer Laboratory with LAN, multimedia access with Language Lab. Computer literacy is a must in AIM. In addition, AIM is offering advanced programmes for interested students in Computer Based Management. Students are allowed considerable freedom regarding access to the institutes’ computer facilities along with Wi-Fi facilities.
Strong inputs of case studies and other real life inputs:
In line with the trends in the premier management institutes of the world, and keeping the background of the students in mind, AIM ensures an adequate balance between cases, lectures, assignments, field studies and project works for its students.
Continuous stress on participants’ self-development and improvement of their communications abilities:
AIM believes that students of the NE require soft skills development so that they can compete with graduates of other leading management institutes. Accordingly, AIM spends considerable time and efforts in developing the communication and presentation skills of its students. The institute also takes help of external organizations in this regard. The students are required to organise events, attend mock interviews etc, so that their individual skills are developed. Written analysis and Communication (WAC) and Executive Effectiveness (EE) are two papers which are conducted round the year to emphasise on the skill requirements of the students.
Continuous evaluation and feedback:
In AIM, evaluation is done on a continuous basis. Apart from end-term examinations, the students are evaluated on the basis of their class performance, presentations, class assignments, quizes, projects etc. The students are given regular feedback about their performances. Whenever required, necessary counseling is also done.
Inclusion of human values and ethics, exposure to Yogasana:
AIM is one of the first institutes in India where values and ethics have been integrated to the learning process on a compulsory basis. The students are required to attend programmes on spirituality and Yoga conducted by Vivekananda Kendra, Guwahati. They also do compulsory social works among the socially deprived section of the society. Ethics and Non Corporate Management is a unique paper of the Institute.
State-of-the-Art syllabus, which is continuously upgraded:
The institute constantly upgrades and modifies its syllabus. The institute interacts with leading management educators and industry leaders to find out industrial requirements and contemporary management trends. On the basis of information garnered, the institute revises its syllabus and teaching inputs to make its students “industry ready” by the time they graduate.
Regular interactions with industry through industrial visits, guest lectures etc:
To augment the learning process, the students are taken on industrial visits to local units, Numaligarh Refinery Ltd, along with Tata Steel, Tata Motors, etc. at Jamshedpur where they interact with field personnel to get realistic input into corporate lives.
The institute also gets frequent guest speakers from industry, academia and bureaucracy to talk and interact with the students.
Heavy and continuous workloads with limited number of holidays: The learning workload is very heavy and students have to come fully prepared to class. Students are expected to study at least four hours everyday. The institute has fewer holidays than others. Classes are often held on holidays.
Networking with institutions and organizations of repute on global basis:
The institute faculty maintains a regular network with their pears in the industry and academia. Currently a number of industry and academia interface is going on in the Institute. The ONGC Chair at AIM is quite vibrant and is only one of the few institutes of the country, ONGC Chair has been commissioned.