Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan was founded by Kulapati Dr. K. M. Munshi in the year 1938.The founding members of the Bhavan included Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Shri C Rajagopalachari, Pandit Jawarharlal Nehru, Sardar Vallab Bhai Patel, several distinguished scholars, statesmen and leaders of modern Indian Renaissance.From small beginning, Bhavan has grown into an internationally reputed intellectual, cultural and educational movement. It has 112 centers of which 7 are overseas and there are 280 constituent institutions.. Bhavan tries to promote education, literature, culture, science, human values and inter- faith harmony for all around human development.
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Institute of Management Science, Kolkata, India was started in the year 2000 under the aegis of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan as a promising B-School under Maula Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology. Our MBA programme is affiliated to the West Bengal University of Technology and is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India and Department of Higher education (Technical Education), Govt. of West Bengal. The Institute conducts 2 year MBA programme on a regular basis.
The 1st and 2nd semesters contain core subjects. In the 3rd and 4th semesters, students have to specialize in a particular field of Management. At present, we offer specialization in four areas, Marketing, Human Resources, Finance and Information Management. To make the students better equipped to handle the ever-changing business scenario, dual specialization is now offered. Students are required to select 3 courses from one area (Major Specialization) and one course from a different area (Minor Specialization).
MBA students of our Institute continued to perform the best in the University securing top 7 positions in 2001-2003. The students are functional in the industry with pride displaying commendable performance. Focus of our teaching is to provide that cutting edge for industrial assignments through Seminars, Industry Visits, Case Studies and Interactive Session with the industry stalwarts.
Aims and Objectives:
The institute aims at grooming young energetic minds to make them best suited for the industry. It provides an all-round development of the students so that not only do they have a sound theoretical but also develop practical competence. The institute lays emphasis on project work, case studies, management games, periodic visit to industries and participation n seminars, conferences, panel discussions, CSR activities, club activities for enhancement of managerial skills.
Teaching pedagogy at Bhavan is a mix of classroom learning, learning aids, group learning, case study and non-classroom activities.
Classroom Learning is primarily meant for theoretical and conceptual inputs. Faculty from diverse areas of specializations and corporate heads are frequently invited to interact with the students. Books and periodicals from national and international sources complement classroom lectures. Emphasis is laid on use of audio visual aids and software packages.
A prominent constituent of the teaching methodology is Group Learning, which is based on the fact that peer group learning is very effective. It prepares prospective managers to be proactive in seeking and acquiring knowledge, rather than having it “imparted” in the classroom. Free exchange of ideas among members of each group through discussion and presentation not only leverages on time and effort, but also enhances communication skills besides inculcating the virtue of self-study.
Case studies are generally used in classroom interactions to expose the students to real life issues of business problems. The decision making under ‘real life’ conditions imparts that managerial skills in the students keeping them to develop beyond not confined to any theory only. The summer project which forms a part of the curriculum gives the students the opportunity to work in the industry for 6-8 weeks or more.
Highly Sophisticated Library:
The institute boasts of an excellent library containing all necessary titles of text and reference books. There is also a wide collection of global standard magazine and periodicals covering current affairs and other specialized subjects. The stock and services of the library aims of improving intellectual content of postgraduate student’s researchers, public and private sector pagers, professional groups and academics. In addition to regular services, lending of reference work and facility of photocopying. The library is having membership of the British Council Library, and American Information Resource Centre. Students are motivated to conduct and organize seminars and participate in various professional competitions to prove their mettle. This groom them with an overall development to face any managerial crisis. Online journals like EBSCO, PROQUEST, J-GATE, SAGE are also available for effective research and development activities.
The institute has a sophisticated Computer Lab with a large number of PC’s with multi-terminal facilities and assortment of management oriented software packages. It is designed to provide adequate support for computer education. Resources include high-end IBM servers, HCL servers, thin clients, workstations & printers. The institute offers 24 hours internet facility which is available for department use on campus network based on Gigabit Ethernet Structured Cabling through high speed bandwidth. External networking through internet is available & students can avail Internet and E-mail facilities for academic excellence. Hands-on practical session is part of the curriculum and compulsory for all students. The center also provides Management Development programs on computer application. The institute operates from Tuesday to Saturday. The timing provides adequate time for industry-student interactions. Students can pursue other value-added professional interests apart from academics.
Communication is mediated through language be it verbal or non-verbal. And language is a combination of ‘what’ and ‘how’ and is context-bound. In the present scenario good communication skills is an indispensable part of fulfilling one’s aspirations and dreams. English language, in particular, has become essential in the lives of young aspirants as much as for the professionals, who aspire to advance their careers anywhere in the world.
Language learning is not the same as learning any other subject. It is not confined to one way communication. It is mandatorily active participation of the learners. With particular reference to the Second Language learners of English (English for specific purposes) and more prominently for the rural and semi-urban learners the honing of communication skills pose a serious challenge. The four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing (LSRW) needs continuous practice for improvement. Being able to communicate well is the most important factor when seeking a placement in a Company or pursuing higher education in reputed Institutions. The language laboratory plays an important role in the language learning process.
A laboratory for language learning is something new to Indian students, whereas it is very common in Western countries to train children in the laboratory to enrich their language learning experiences. The language teachers provides students with the technical tools to assist learners in the acquisition and maintenance of aural comprehension, oral and written proficiency and balance the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of language in today’s concept of global village. A well-equipped language laboratory was set up in 2017. Our Language Laboratory provides learners with ODLL - Orell Digital Language Lab and is furnished with high definition speakers, goose neck microphones for each learners, Lapel Collar clips and over head phones (capacity of 30 learners at a time) , a digital board all operating under modern energy efficient LED lighting system and a Teacher console set in a workshop mode seating arrangement.
The onus of English language enhancement among learners lies with the Institution and we at BIMS, Kolkata have made arrangements to set-up a Digital Language Lab for the use of its learners to provide the learners with a strong platform for practical training in the language.
The learners are exposed to functional language in use and are familiarized with the many pronunciation styles that are vital in everyday usage of the English language in today’s world.