Established: 1988, Top-scoring parameters: Leadership & Governance, Accreditation & Linkgaes, Campus Life
Differentiator: Innovative learning delivery model
Spanning over two-and-a-half decades in the business education domain, Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH) is known for its innovative learning delivery model. The students are selected on the basis of their CAT score aggregated with the graduation and post-graduation scores, with an additional weightage given to any professional degrees and work experience. It has been very successfully and incrementally attracting competent profiles with a selection criteria ratio of 1:10. Its programmes match industry’s need for knowledge, skills and competencies.
The institute has a unique pedagogy model where academicians interact with the industry to improve programmes at stream level such as marketing finance etc. It is achieved through specialized industry-academia working groups focused on improving the ratio of knowledge, skill and competency of the courses and delivery. Taking into account, the limitations of classroom teaching, the institute has introduced the use of online resources and learning methods to increase the learning outcomes and nurture an aptitude for lifelong learning. In its endeavour to balance out theory and practical application of it, the institute has many successful courses, which are practice based and demand a high level of professional interaction.
BIMTECH also offers MDPs and short duration executive education programs, which are very popular amongst the industry and individuals seeking the same. The institute puts in its best resources for these programmes and later seeks feedback from the companies on the same. The programmes in HR practices and entrepreneurship are considered one of the most sought after offerings in the country. The institute lays a great emphasis on research and considers it an integrated part of its methods and processes.
The institute has a comprehensive globalisation strategy since 2003, under which it has some significant international collaborations. It also has in place students exchange programmes, international faculty visits and conferences, special certifications at no additional tuition fees, scholarships and project and research opportunities for students. Moreover, there are some unique initiatives like Joint projects that engage almost 200-250 students every year on projects in international settings appreciating the geographic, cultural and professional barrier.
As a vision, the institute believes in not just giving out a certificate for the best job in the market but training its students for life. It appreciates and practices the ingestion of value, beliefs and knowledge in students, which promotes holistic development and entrepreneurial behaviour. Along with an academic rigour, BIMTECH offers a great opportunity to students to be engaged in and develop the social skills and entrepreneurial skills. As a result, students accelerate very fast in their chosen organizations and some of them even come out of the system to create their own companies or NGOs.