Initially, the institute will offer Degree course in a number of subjects, along with courses in management studies. All the five schools will include faculties like commerce, science, technology and engineering, pharmacy and architecture management. The campus will also have a school for distance learning in management.
Admissions to the schools have already started, with classes scheduled to begin in July next month.
B P Seth, Vice President of Shri Vile Parle Kelvani Mandal (SVKM), the manager of the institute, said, 'The new concept is the first of its kind in India. With the present day scenario, management is a key aspect in every field. So, we aim to give our students a degree equipped with management skills, in subjects like pharmacy, engineering, architecture or science. Moreover, students passing out from our University will be placed highly in renowned firms'.
He also mentioned that all the courses offered at these B-schools will be effective for five years along with the already existing two-year management programs of the management institute.
Chancellor of NMIMS Ambrish Patel said, 'Such integrated courses help students save one whole year in their developing career. For example, if a student wants to pursue engineering and thereafter management, he will have to spend six years; but with NMIMS, he will finish both in five years. We are also planning to enhance our existing infrastructure including classrooms and hi-tech computer laboratories.'
The institute will also launch a Doctoral Programme in Management in the upcoming academic session in collaboration with the Xavier's Institute of Management Institute and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore and T A Pai Management Institute, Manipal.
An MBA in Global Business, MBA in Retail Management and MBA in Service Management would also be offered in the coming academic session.