The 2 year MBA programme, has been restructured by the Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Roorkee. In the MBA programme, the Institute has introduced the Term (Quarter) System. In this each year of the programme has been divided into four terms. Since the August 2020 session, the new structure has been implemented .
In India, in the league of premier B-schools this change will put the institution in IITs and IIMs. To drive excellence through the expansion of the knowledge base and encourage the promotion of research and innovation, was one of the main objective behind restructuring the MBA programme.
As per the state released by the Institute, fast-paced courses of 1 credit, 1.5 credits, and 2 credits shall also be introduced in this new structure. This will allow for the inclusion of more subjects in the curriculum, the ability to choose electives from the 4th term (1st year) itself.
Prof. M K Barua, who is the Head, Department of Management Studies, IIT Roorkee, stated that, “ To a wider range of disciplines, the Term system will expose students on the other hand the practical aspect of the course will comprise relevant industry exposure as well as project work. A proven track record of upskilling the students, with the requirements of the futuristic workforce the new structure has in line .”
In this new structure, mostly theoretical subjects will compromise in the first year of the MBA programme while the second year would be inclined more towards practical learning such as industry visits, corporate interactions, projects, and research. The final project would be included in the last term or 8th quarter for exposing students to a greater degree of the practical aspect of the course.
Meanwhile,for research programs in the agriculture and education sector the Institute has also collaborated with Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology, OUAT.