Faculty Initiatives on Teaching and Learning

    The teaching learning processes in the Institute has undergone changes and improvements over the past decade in context to contemporary practices by way of improvised tools and facilities including use of modern teaching methods, ICT etc The teaching learning process is not confined to only internal stakeholders. The external stake- holders also play an important role in this process. The Institute-Industry-Interaction has gained significance since the industry employing our graduates have a say in the contents of curriculum, methodology of teaching, experiential learning, and training inputs to get competent mindful leaders. The faculty members have taken several initiatives to improve teaching and learning processes by using latest teaching tools for students’ enhanced learning. Some of the key initiatives taken by faculty are:

      1. Objective:
        1. To facilitate the integrated approach to teaching and learning
        2. To enhance employability of students



        Outcome:
        • Outcome based education is achieved which can be measured at the end of the course






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      1. The institute organizes guest sessions on regular basis to bridge the gap between academics and industry requirements. Speakers from across the sectors and Industry specialists/experts are invited for interactions to develop domain / sector specific conceptual insights.

        Objective:
        1. To bridge the gap in the curriculum provided by the University of Mumbai and the industry requirements.





        Outcome:
        1. Knowledge on contemporary topics
        2. Hone up managerial, interpersonal and leadership skills
        3. Self-confidence, commitment, and co-cooperativeness
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      1. Institute has proactive and well-established mentoring system to guide and support the students in their overall development. It allows students to soundboard their ideas and openly share thoughts.

        Objective:
        1. To support and encourage students to manage their own learnings in order that they maximize their latent potential and help achieve their career aspirations and holistic development
        Outcome:
        1. Effective conduct of mentoring of students leading to holistic development
        2. Development of social, emotional and communication skills
        3. Enhancement of professional competencies
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    • Institute has proactive and well-established mentoring system to guide and support the students in their overall development. It allows students to soundboard their ideas and openly share thoughts.

      Objective:
      1. To make students familiar with fundamental concepts of marketing
      Outcome:
      1. Basics of marketing
      2. Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning, Differentiation
      3. 4P’s / 7P’s of marketing
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    • Objective:
      1. To increase students' engagement with the concepts to give real world experience
      Outcome:
      1. Students simulate real life situations and act out what they would do in a real situation.
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    • ICT tools help to better teaching because they can motivate students, connect students to various knowledge sources, encourage active learning environments in class and out of class and allow teachers to dedicate more time to facilitate them. New technology also usually promotes self-sufficient and active learning, which results in students becoming more accountable


      Objective:
      1. To enable students with the usage of ICT tools by making teaching learning process more robust.
      Outcome:
      1. Development of skills in students
      2. Effective teaching learning process
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    • Assignment has significant emphasis on beyond classroom learning. The assignments given to the students range from live projects, report analysis, book review, case studies/case lets, group presentations report on field trips and industrial visits, role plays etc. to enhance their corporate perspective.


      Objective:
      1. To facilitate student engagement and opportunities to learn
      2. To develop teamwork skills and enhancing student learning
      Outcome:
      1. To improve the individual learning effort and team management skills
      2. To improve on students’ negotiation, consensus and cooperation skills
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      1. Conclave is a platform for students to listen and interact with industry experts on current issues in the industry by the way of panel discussion. The Conclave provides opportunity not only for Industry-institute interaction but also fosters a deliberation with the most current topics.


        Objective:
        1. To gain knowledge of contemporary topics in the specific domain
        2. To provide a platform to engage with industry experts
        Outcome:
        1. Students gets opportunity to get familiar with latest trends and industry practices 2. To organize and execute an event, develop communication skills, Team management, interpersonal skills
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      1. Experiential learning is an engaged learning process whereby students “learn by doing” and by reflecting on the experience.


        Objective:
        1. To impart a practical exposure to the students about different aspects of management concepts and implementation of various managerial techniques.
        Outcome:
        1. To acquaint students with the contemporary work environment and organizational ethics
        2. To get familiar with latest trends and industry practices
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    Being a habitual reader is one of the most essential leadership trait. Hence, weekly library usage report is a unique initiative for tracking weekly library usage rate to track reading habits of students thereby rewarding the best readers in the semester.

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      1. Objective:
        1. To bridge the gap between the curriculum and industry
        Outcome:
        1. Equipped with desired skill sets which match industry requirements
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      1. TIMSR has identified the tools for internal evaluation suggested by University of Mumbai (UOM). In order to maintain Quality at Institute level, the assessment is done to measure the knowledge and skill of students on continuous basis with respect to the intended course outcomes. The Continuous Concurrent Evaluation (CCE) parameters, an innovative tool for learning assessment, are chosen with a view to focus on building articulation skills.


        Objective:
        1. To measure the knowledge and skill of students on continuous basis with respect to attain the course outcomes and program outcomes
        2. To hone articulation skills to enhance employability
        Outcome:
        1. To determine whether the students' experiences and learning outcomes are the result of outcome-based education.
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      1. Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment, which can be developed through the practice of meditation and other training methodologies. The institute has devised Daily Mindfulness Session (DMS) strategy to methodically incorporate the practice of mindfulness by making it a habit.


        Objective:
        1. To face the VUCA world and perform to the fullest potential.
        2. To observe situations with stable mindset and take decisions wisely
        Outcome:
        1. Helps to take conscious decisions
        2. Improvement in being mindful educator and leader
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      1. Objective:
        1. To assist faculty members in advancing and improving their abilities.
        Outcome:
        1. Enhancement in the skills of faculty members
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      1. Objective:
        1. To help budding entrepreneurs by providing a platform to showcase their talents
        2. To inculcate entrepreneurial skills amongst students
        3. To explore creative avenues for start-ups and entrepreneurship ventures
        Outcome:
        1. Critical thinking skills, Creativity and Innovation and Experiential Learning are facilitated through TCEI
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      1. The institute deploys student centric methods in a fun-filled environment to make learning enjoyable. Case study pedagogy, live projects, conclaves and conferences focus on problem solving methodology. It provides students an opportunity to weigh, analyse and decide outcomes.

        Objective:
        1. To enhance Problem Solving skills
        2. To build the capacity for critical thinking
        3. To inculcates life-long learning
        Outcome:
        1. Students experience more effective contextual learning and long-term retention.
        2. Mimics the real-world situations
        3. Problem solving
        4. Analytical tools, quantitative and/or qualitative, depending on the case
        5. Decision making in complex situations
        6. Coping with ambiguities
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      1. Institute has the practice of Continuing Management Education (CME) sessions where faculty shares the work done by them and discusses the emerging issues in the area of research.

        Objective:
        1. To learn new teaching pedagogies and methodologies through knowledge sharing
        2. To provide descriptive feedback to peers on learning and teaching practices, and research as a means to improve quality of teaching
        Outcome:
        1. It enhances the peer learning and teaching process.
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