Management Institutes Speak

Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi University

The FMS Information Technology Group seeks to keep the institute at the forefront of technology applications in management education.

According to Prof Mamkootam, Dean, FMS, “Technology is an integral part of the management education at the Faculty of Management Studies. Right from the admission process, significant amount of  technology is used to include the online registrations, and payment and evaluation processes during  admissions. From this year we have invited applications in the OMR format, which is then digitally scanned to generate roll numbers and  admit cards.

In classrooms,  diverse forms of technology are used for teaching and learning. Also every student has a laptop and lot of the course  material is sent through electronic mail. Classrooms have transformed to a great extent under the influence of technology.  Most of the presentations are through LCD projectors and majority of the course content is available online.  Online journals are used by students through various platforms. Videoconferencing is used not so much for teaching but for placements.”

USP: The admission results of the students are processed technologically. During the second level of selection, i.e,  through group discussions and interviews, the scores are tracked digitally and FMS  brings out the results within two hours after the completion of the last interview. Within three hours the results are displayed on the website. No other management  institute does this in India, adds Prof Mamkootam

Management Development Institute (MDI), gurgaon

“We have been using IT ever since the founding years of MDI. Technology has been integrated into all aspects of the course content to include quizzes, presentations, examination and evaluation systems and all administrative activities,” says Prof. B S Sahay, Director, MDI.

For examination purposes, every teacher prepares a database of around 100 questions thereby ensuring that each student gets a unique set of question papers. The evaluation process is done immediately after the examination and the results are declared. 

Classroom lectures and presentations are uploaded by the teacher online, which is then accessible by students and supervising authorities. Accountability and transparency in teaching procedure is maintained through this process, and it also ensures that students have access to relevant course material.

“We have a state of the art computer lab and server room, computers are from dell, the campus is completely wi-fi enabled, including the faculty houses and hostels, with 16 MBPS connectivity. Student feedback system has been put in place to ensure that students understand the course content. Online library portals, databases and magazines are being used. The library is also computerised with databases being available on the net,” adds Prof. Sahay.

USP: For attendance records, a time clock is set for teachers and students, ensuring that all reach their classes on time. Attendance is not registered for those who are late, thereby maintaining punctuality and accountability. All administrative matters including leaves, attendance, salaries, PF accounts, transport bookings are done online. Every staff member can access their records online in these matters. The institute website is being updated with the latest in technology. Online Learning and Teaching (OLT) provides a means to students to access and view grades, online feedback, selection of electives and attendance.

The rapid development of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and the move towards more knowledge-intensive, interdependent and internationalised societies have created new challenges and opportunities for the design and delivery of education in India.

Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur

XLRI Jamshedpur has contributed in developing managerial competence among the pupils through acquisition of specialised knowledge and skills.

The role that Information and Communication Technology (ICT)has played in supporting the delivery of relevant managerial skills to its students has been significant.

Fr Abraham, Director, XLRI, states, “We have very good state of the art, high speed LAN  with a high bandwidth for Internet access from two ISPs. Course material, course schedule, leave records, MDP scheduling, admission-related activity, accounts, etc. can be done using this LAN.  We have developed an in-house application

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