To boost its curriculum, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee has restructured the 2 year MBA programme. The premier Institute has introduced the Term System in the MBA programme wherein each year of the programme has been divided into four terms. The new structure has been implemented since the August 2020 session.
This change will put the institution in the league of premier B-schools in India such as IITs and IIMs. The main aim to restructure the MBA programme was to drive excellence through the expansion of the knowledge base and encourage the promotion of research and innovation.
This new structure will also introduce fast-paced courses of 1 credit, 1.5 credits, and 2 credits that will allow for the inclusion of more subjects in the curriculum, the ability to choose electives from the 4th term (1st year).
Prof. M K Barua, Head, Department of Management Studies, IIT Roorkee, said, “The Term system will expose students to a wider range of disciplines whereas the practical aspect of the course will comprise relevant industry exposure and project work. The new structure has a proven track record of upskilling the students in line with the requirements of the futuristic workforce.”
In this new structure, the first year of the MBA programme will comprise mostly theoretical subjects while the second year would be inclined more towards practical learning such as industry visits, corporate interactions, projects, and research.