1 Online MBA regulations R.1 ONLINE MBA PROGRAM This online course will facilitate a wide flexibility to various groups of aspirants of higher degrees like (a) working people (b) economically backward candidates (c) those who are not getting opportunity to earn PG degrees in conventional mode of education. Preamble: In practice the operations are: (a) Full Time Course (b) Online Course (c) Distance Mode (d) Part-Time Course R.2 Objective: Objectives are many folds: (a) To optimally utilize the resources of Department of Management and that of the Computer Science & Engineering of NIT, Arunachal Pradesh. (b) To offer timely needed inter disciplinary course of Management. (c) To initiate a Master Programme in Management Science discipline without spending much investment in laboratories and other infrastructures. (d) To provide an unique opportunity for Master Programme for wide section of the aspirants not getting in conventional mode of education system. R.3 Admission Procedure: The basic eligibility criterion for NIT AP online MBA is as follows 1: Bachelor Degree in any discipline from a recognized university with 50% marks (45% for the Reserved Category). International student graduates from recognized institution with same marks. Final year students graduates can apply but their result should be at least 50% marks. 2. Candidates from abroad/ NRI category/ nominee of foreign Governments shall be accepted subject to the clearance by MHRD 3: Admission for this course is directly based on MAT/CAT/Any State level examinations. It wouldn t be necessary for those who appeared in the above test to appear in the NITAP MAT entrance test. The last day date for submitting the application form is 30 th May, Late and incomplete applications will be rejected without referring to the student. NITAP MAT examination date will be informed to the candidates and would be uploaded on the website. 4: No age bar for this course. 5. (a)course Work including Project has to be carried out on distance mode under the supervision of a faculty member. (b) Semester will begin on July each year.
2 For details log How to apply: The prospectus and application form are available at National Institute of Technology (www.nitap.in), Yupia, Dist Papumpare, Arunachal Pradesh, Pin Applicatin form may be submitted after duly flled up along with the application fee in the form of DD of Rs. 150/- for SC/ST/PH/WOMEN CATEGORY and Rs.5oo/- for all the categories in favour of Director, National Institute of Technology, Arunachal Pradesh, payable at State Bank of India, Nirjuli ( Bank code 09535).Payment by NEFT ( Bank to Bank) Director, NIT Arunachal Pradesh A/C , State Bank of India, Bank code IFSC code SBIN , deposit is acceptable subject to sending a copy of Bank receipt. Forms can be also downloaded at NIT website. The last day date for submitting the application form is 30 th May, Application should be send through registered post/ speed post/ Courier service ( DTDC, Blue Dart)/ hand delivery at the following address : Coordinator, online MBA program, National Institute of Technology, Yupia, Dist: Papumpare, Arunachal Pradesh, Pin R.4 Duration of the Programme The programme shall require two years (four semesters). The course would be completed within four years of time. R.5 Course Work Online MBA programme vary in quality, types of courses offered, content delivery methods, focuses on target audience, so the importance is to have a careful study to the type of determine which programmes are best suited to the needs and career goals of the students characteristics that meet online MBA programs, which gives better idea of what to expect when you enroll. (a)the Length of Your Programme Online MBA programs require two years full-time study to obtain the degree. Full-time students are required to enroll in six courses per semester. Students are subjected to spend 24 hours per week on the respective course either outside or of online lectures. These 24 hours are spent for studying, completing assignments, participating in team meetings, reading textbooks or preparing for the presentations. Although the number of hours they need to spend on classes, outside other than the lectures will be on the basis week to week. This will represent time commitment, where online students are expected to possess excellent time management skills with self-discipline. R.6 Areas of Specialization (a) The online MBA programme at NITAP is made keeping in view the industry dynamics and the changing economic scenario of the world. MBA is a two year, semester based (4 semesters) programme with industry internships resulting in a structured project at the end of each year.
3 Students are required to complete a core subjects, inclusive of elective subjects. The syllabus is updated constantly based on industry requirements. Specialisations would be on the followings areas:- Marketing Finance HRM Systems NIT Arunachal offers online MBA programme. The curriculum is constantly updated to be in touch with the dynamic global and Indian environment. Learning is further enhanced by information technology that connects students to resources and data around the globe. The approach to management education is founded on continuous innovation, development of practical knowledge and a relentless commitment to academic excellence. (b) Accessing the Classes The courses offered online MBA programmes are asynchronous in general, where the students have the access to their respective professors lectures 24X6 and are not required to log on a specific time of the day. It also means students often have the opportunity to fast-forward or rewind video or audio files of the lectures, which is helpful for taking notes or understanding material. Depending on the specific Professor, one may participate in Web conferencing related to your course work that requires online at a certain time, but that is the only exception but not the rule. Alternatively one might be online at a certain time for Web conferencing or chat with classmates for group projects. The benefit of asynchronous online lectures is to have access all of them at a time of the day of the schedule may be in the morning or midnight. This flexibility is comfortable for working adults with families who can t commit to a campus-based programme give away the obligation of other responsibilities. When you log on your course management system, you will see all the classes are currently taking, even you may to access the entire syllabus, including the lectures/week, assignments and links to get updated study guides and material from the respective professor. The classes are online discussion boards where students talk about the material as the professors proceed with the instruction. After completing the assignment, the student may the file directly to their professor or upload it to a drop box embedded in the course management system. (c) Completing Examinations and Group Assignments Exams are posted to the course site. These tests may be timed or proctored via webcam. Timed online exams may be delivered through a system that does not permit students to leave the
4 testing screen to potentially surf the Web for answers. Some professors do require an online MBA student s presence on campus for proctored exams, but a stipulation like this will be made clear in the syllabus. Often alternative arrangements can be made for those who cannot make campus visits, online ones ask students to demonstrate their knowledge of the material through essays, research papers and individual and group projects. Group projects are learning how to communicate and divided up the work. This helps prepare students for the real world. Connecting With Instructors and Classmates The MBA students don t miss out on interaction with any students/ Professors even if they don t meet each others. Professors and students communicate via instant message, , phone, Web conferencing and online discussion boards. Such discussion boards are the primary way an online professor assesses a student s class participation. Instead of being put on the spot in a traditional MBA course, online students have time to think through their answers. Many professors who teach online classes set up virtual office hours, during which a student can call or instant message to talk in real time. (d) Reading Materials & Class modalities: The textbooks and supplies for online classes are selected by the professor which might include traditional textbooks, e-textbooks, CD-ROMs, workbooks and other supplementary materials. Everything you will need will be included in your syllabus and course description. The specific classes vary from programme to programme, but overall you can expect to take courses focusing on finance, accounting, management, marketing, organizational behaviour, leadership, global or international business, and technology. Depending on your concentration, you may take a suite of courses in a particular area. For instance, if you are specializing in human resources management, you require to take a series of three to five classes on that topic. However, Entrepreneurship is a crucial component of many programmes. R.7 Workload, Pedagogy and Schedule: Workload: A full-credit course consists of 50 sessions of 60 minutes each. The workload for a student in a full-credit course is about 100 hours, both in and outside the classroom. Pedagogy: the subject of the course will be consistent with the basic objective of the Programme in order to develop an analytical and decision-making skills of the students rather than pass or for knowledge alone. Case analysis, role-play, simulation exercise, group discussion, etc. will, therefore, be conducted in preference to the traditional methods of
5 instruction. The pedagogy is predominantly interactive and requires active participation of the students. Class schedule: The course coordinator prepares the timetable of classes before the starting the programme starts in each term.no cancellation of classes or re scheduling in the timetable is permitted even any deviation is not allowed, however in emergency, it is done with approval of the Head. A suitable class session is arranged to make up for any session that was missed in an emergency situation. Given the pedagogy and schedule, regular attendance in the classroom sessions is mandatory. R.8. Evaluation and Grading: Evaluation of the programme is done to facilitate continuous learning and improvement of performance, besides ensuring attainment of the necessary minimum academic standards. Bearing in mind the criticality of intermediary feedback for the purpose, every course will have several segments of evaluation, such as test/quizzes, assignments, midterm examination and a term-end examination. The quality of class preparation and participation (CP) by the students may also be evaluated. Instructors in-charge of the specific course evolves the criteria for grading the various segments of the course and communicates the same to the students at the beginning of the course. The evaluation methods ought to have an adequate difficulty level to ensure high academic standards, they must also be capable of discriminating quality levels of performance to encourage and sustain a motivation to excel. The results of class tests and quizzes are made available to students within three to five days after the test/quiz is over. The mid-term examination and end-term examination results will be declared to in ten days time (after the completion of the last subject paper). The Programme Coordinator will release the grades of the term-end examination to the students. Within ten days after the term-end examination, every instructor will submit grades of all the evaluation to the Programme office including the term-end examination, along with the relative weight of each segment. The office will then computes and compile the final grades by applying a system of grading. R.9. Summer Training: After completion of Term II, Students will go for the Summer Training in different organizations for eight weeks beginning from 1st May. Each student is expected to take up a project of practical significance to the host organization and complete it within the internship period. The purpose of the programme is two fold:
6 ( a) The students contribute to the host organization by giving services like identify, analyze and/or help solving a specific problem that may be of some significance to the organization, and; (b) The host organizations provide a real life context in which to apply and sharpen some of the concepts that student has learnt in his/her MBA programme. R.10. Management Research Project: i) The students are required to follow the guidelines strictly for successfully completing the requirement of the summer training. If any student fails to comply with any of the instructions, student will get F grade for that component that means the student needs to repeat that entire semester. ii) Objective: The objective is to guide the student to conduct a research study of an Industry / organization by utilizing the tools and techniques learned in the two years of study. The focus of the study could be in depth analysis of an industry or a diagnostic problem solving exercise of an organization. The management research Project will start in Term III and it will continue in Term IV. This is a full credit course. The students are required to follow the guidelines in order to successfully complete the project. If they fail to comply with the instructions, they will get F grade i.e., to repeat the semester. iii) All the above-mentioned things are subject to change for the betterment of the students/programme and upholding the high standards set by the Centre for Management Studies, NITAP. R.11. Power to modify: Notwithstanding all that has been stated above, the Senate of the Institute/ Chairman of the Senate will have the right to modify any of the above rules and regulations from time to time. R.12 Reservation The Institute provides for reservation of seats for reserved categories as per the Government of India rules. R.13 Fee Structure Course fee of Rs /- ( For four semester) can be paid through a Bank Draft obtained from any one of the banks in favour of Director, NIT Arunachal and should be payable at Yupia at the time of Admission. Please write Your Name, Enrolment Number, Mobile No and address on the back of the Bank Draft to ensure proper credit to your fee account. Fee once paid is not refundable under any circumstances. It is also not adjustable against any another programme of this institute. Incase a candidate appears final year of qualifying examination and gets selected he/she may take admission even if his/her final year result is awaited. He/She has to submit final year result with required eligibility before First semester examination, without failing.
7 All students including those belonging to reserved categories viz., Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes, OBC and Physically Handicapped are required to pay the full fee at the time of admission to the Institute. The institute reserves the right to change the rules from time to time. R.14 Evaluation The evaluation system of the programme is based on two components: a) Continuous evaluation in the form of assignments (weightage: 30%) This component carries a weightage of 30%. b) Term-end examination (weightage: 70%) Term-end exams will be held twice every year in the months of June and December. The students are at liberty to appear in any of the examinations conducted by the Institute during the year. A student will be allowed to appear in the Term-End Examination, only after s/he has registered for that course and submitted the assignment. If a student misses any term-end examination of a course for any reason, s/he may appear for any of them or all the papers subjects in the subsequent term-end examinations. The following components will comprise the term-end examination for each course: * Analytical and conceptual comprehension through essay type questions. * Cases or problem solving exercises. Following is the system of converting the overall letter grades to percentage equivalents. Excellent = 90%-100% A = 80% to 89% B+ 70%- 79% B- 60% to 69% C = 50% to 59% F = Below 50% R.15 VIDEO CONFERENCING: THE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM This enables virtual classroom environment at all information & facilitation centres. Advanced Interactive Distance Learning System will establish a fully interactive distance learning and training service over any TCP/IP communication (satellite, WAN or ADSL) network and delivers instantaneous training from a central location to any number of remote sites. The studio is also equipped with an audio-visual system that enables the instructor to conduct lessons and interact with students. With this, the instructor can conduct a live lesson to a large number of students. R.16 NIT ARUNACHAL ONLINE CAMPUS NIT Arunachal MBA program online program is accessible worldwide, anywhere, anytime and allows self-paced learning. It works as a platform for interaction between students and faculty members. Learning resources such as recorded lectures, case studies and other shared content can be accessed from the portal. Consonant with the mission of encouraging sustained professional enrichment in an academic environment, NIT ARUNACHAL PRADESH offers innovative and practical management development programmes on critical management issues. These programmes focus on key topics similar to Leadership, Financial Management, Information Technology, and Human Resource Development. R.17COURSE MATERIAL Learning materials are prepared for the courses by teams of experts drawn from conventional universities, management institutions and professionals from all over the country and in-house
8 faculty. These materials are edited by the content experts and language experts at NIT before they are finally uploaded on the website. Similarly, audio and video programmes are produced in consultation with the course writers, in-house faculty and producers. These materials are previewed and reviewed by the faculty as well as outside experts. The cost of material is covered in the programme fee itself. Audio/Video programmes are made available on the website (where Audio/Video playing equipment are also available). R.18 CREDIT SYSTEM NIT Arunachal Pradesh follows the Credit System for OLP MBA programmes. Each credit amounts to 40 hours of study comprising all learning activities. Thus, a six credit course involves 240 hours. All management courses are six credit courses except the project course. This helps the student to understand the academic effort one has to put in, in order to successfully complete a course. Completion of an academic programme (MBA Degree) requires successful clearing of both, the assignments and the term-end examination of each course in a programme. Learners may seek the help of following Institute (University) functionaries for sorting out the issues indicated below Coordinator, OLP MBA About Admission, Fee NIT ARUNACHAL, receipt, Re-registration, Readmission, YUPIA, DIST- PAPUM Bonafide PARE, PIN Certificate, Counselling, Evaluation of Assignments. Non-receipt of Study Material and assignments. About Examination, Exam result, Grade card, Change of electives, Re-checking, Issuance of Degree and Change of Address, etc Coordinator, OLP MBA, NIT ARUNACHAL, YUPIA, DIST- PAPUM PARE PIN Ph: Subject Related Queries Coordinator, OLP MBA, NIT ARUNACHAL, YUPIA, DIST- PAPUM PARE, PIN MBA Project Proposal Coordinator, OLP MBA, NIT ARUNACHAL, YUPIA, DIST- PAPUM PARE PIN Ph: Students are advised to VISIT NIT ARUNACHAL WEBSITE for latest/updated information Examination will be held in June and December every year. For details contact Coordinator, Online MBA Program, NIT Arunachal Pradesh, Mobile :
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