Bharat Ratna Dr B.R.
Ambedkar University, Delhi
Founded by Govt. of NCT of Delhi
On the basis of several rounds of consultative meetings initiated by AUD, in which professionals from the field of education, NGO, other thinkers and experts participated, the university decided to create a School, which will offer degree programmes and promote research in the area of business and management. Although a large number of institutions offer MBA programmes in and around Delhi, it was felt that there still existed room for providing good quality education in the area of business and management. At the same time, it was also agreed that AUD should not merely replicate the model that is already available, but could develop something unique which can fill the gap that exists in the field of management education and research in India, and more specifically in the NCT region.
It was therefore thought appropriate that the programmes of the proposed school should reflect the larger philosophy of AUD that believes in excellence with equality and social justice. While business and profit are important for economy, it is also equally important that business and profit are located within the larger context of our society. Being conscious of the criticism that has emerged against business management education in recent times, it was imperative that AUD should engage itself in promoting research and training in business within the larger context of public policy, on the one hand, while focusing on the most promising field of social entrepreneurship, on the other.
It was considered the most opportune time to develop a school which will address issues of the three interlinked areas, namely, business, public policy and social entrepreneurship in a holistic and integrated manner. The School was thus named the School of Business, Public Policy & Social Entrepreneurship (SBPPSE) that will engage in research and teaching of all three and will sooner than later offer three degree programmes, namely, Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Masters in Public Policy (MPP) and Masters in Social Entrepreneurship (MSE). It was therefore, decided that AUD will mobilise resources to the start the 2-year full-time MBA programme in July 2012, while the other two programmes will be launched within the next 3-5 years.
SBPPSE has signed MoUs with San Francisco State University, California, USA and Northampton University, UK which will provide meaningful opportunities for faculty and student exchanges and other collaborative work between the AUD and the two institutions.
Attendance in 85 per cent of classes held in each course is mandatory. If a student fails to meet the minimum requirement, s/he will not be permitted to appear for the end-term examination in that course. A relaxation of maximum 10 per cent shall be allowed in extraordinary cases, at the discretion of the assessment committee.
Each course will carry two credits. Assessment will consist of both continuous evaluation and performance in the end-term examination, with 60 per cent weightage to the former and 40 per cent to the latter. Evaluation is based on the 11-point grading system prescribed by the University. The minimum passing grade in each course is C+ (or 4 grade points out of 10). The student is required to pass separately in internal evaluation, and end-term examination. If the student fails to obtain the necessary grade in a course, s/he will be given a second opportunity to appear for a re-examination within 4 weeks of the commencement of the next term. However the internal examination marks (based on continuous evaluation) once submitted by the faculty will not be modified. Internal assessment will be based on a minimum of three criteria – term paper, presentation, mid-term examination, quizzes etc.
Admission to Second Year of the programme shall be open to only those who have successfully cleared at least twenty one courses out of the twenty seven courses offered during First Year of the programme (with a minimum of C+ grade, or 4 grade points out of 10 in each of the courses), comprising Terms-I, II, & III taken together. If the student fails to clear 21 courses out of 27, s/he will have to repeat the first year of the course (by repaying the tuition fee of the first year). However if a student is able to clear not all but more than 21 courses in first year, s/he will be given a last opportunity to reappear for a supplementary examination in the last week of the academic session, failing which the student is required to repeat the entire first year of the course curriculum.
If a student fails to secure passing grades in any of the courses in Term-IV, Term-V or Term-VI, s/he will be given a second opportunity to appear for a re-examination within 4 weeks of the commencement of the next term. However the internal examination marks (based on continuous evaluation) once submitted by the faculty will not be modified. If the student fails to clear 21 courses out of 27 offered in second year, s/he will have to repeat the second year of the course (by repaying the tuition fee of the second year). However if a student is able to clear not all but more than 21 courses in second year, s/he will be given a last opportunity to reappear for a supplementary examination in the last week of the academic session, failing which the student is required to repeat the entire second year of the course curriculum.
The overall passing grade for a student to get an MBA degree is B- (or 5 grade points out of 10), failing which a student will be offered a Post graduate Diploma in Management (instead of the MBA degree). The maximum time period (span period) given to a student for completion of the programme shall be three years.
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