MBA PROGRAMS

2 years at Assam Institute of Management will provide you with a multitude of opportunities to reinvent yourself, your life, and the world. Sharpen your critical-thinking and analytical skills. Investigate novel concepts, viewpoints, cultures, and opportunities while learning new techniques to change both your personal and professional environment. Grow, change, and adapt as you are supported, encouraged, challenged, and celebrated by our vibrant and diverse community.

At AIM, we believe in shaping future leaders through a transformative learning experience. Our Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is designed to provide a dynamic and industry-relevant curriculum that equips students with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the ever-evolving business landscape.

The AIM two-year MBA programme is designed by an Academic Council, formed by the Government of Assam. The programme is affiliated to Assam Science and Technology University (ASTU) and approved by All India Council for Technical Education, AICTE a Statutory Body of the Government of India for approving such courses. The papers have been selected and designed after taking help from leading management educators and practitioners.

Take on a demanding, thorough, and all-encompassing program that sharpens your skills in both modern best practices and tried-and-true management concepts. Gain insight into the development of next-generation practices by engaging in ongoing, active interaction with the industry.

The curriculum consists of a two-year sequence of six terms of core and elective courses, with a two-month internship at the conclusion of the first year. In year two, consider enrolling in an independent study course to go deeper into your chosen field of study. With the help of the capstone courses, gain a general management perspective and get equipped to lead a world that is both environmentally and economically sustainable.

Each academic year would be divided into three terms, each term being called a trimester. Thus, there would be six trimesters in the entire programme of two years. Each of the 6 trimesters would be of about 13 weeks. The first-year curriculum would be common to all the students. The second year would contain core papers and optional papers leading to dual specialization.

The trimester system has become popular in many MBA programs for several reasons:

  • Intensive Learning: The shorter duration of each trimester allows for more intensive and focused study of the material.
  • Flexibility: With three terms in a year, students may have more flexibility in scheduling their courses.
  • Quicker Completion: Students in a trimester system may be able to complete their MBA program more quickly than those in a semester system, potentially entering the workforce earlier.
  • Alignment with Industry Needs: Some argue that the trimester system better aligns with the fast-paced nature of the business world.
  • Specialization Opportunities: The structure of the trimester system often allows for more opportunities for specialization, as students can choose specific elective courses in each term.

However, it is worth noting that the trimester system can be more demanding in terms of workload and time management due to the shorter duration of each term.

The core and optional courses are so designed that each term builds upon the courses taught in the previous term, as well as the field experience. Formal classroom sessions would be supplemented by frequent guest lectures from visiting scholars, practitioners, administrators, and organisation leaders. In addition, the students would have to frequently carry out field studies that would involve outdoor works. It must be borne in mind by the applicants that the two-year MBA programme would be very heavy and demanding in nature. Right from day one, the participants would be subjected to a heavy workload. Normally three or four sessions would be held in a day, but the participants would have to devote equal amount of time every day for self-study. The Institute expects students to use its library resources effectively.

Therefore, it is imperative that those who are keen to join in the Assam Institute of Management are willing to work hard, are ready to make minor sacrifices and would devote most of their next two years to their studies and the various course requirements.

The AIM MBA Programme is one of the most unique and innovative programmes in the country. It has introduced courses and programmes which are now being emulated by many leading institutes of the country. The highlights are:

  1. Trimester system of education:

    AIM MBA programme follows the trimester system. Such a system makes it possible to broaden the course contents and introduce more innovative and contemporary courses.

  2. Committed and dedicated band of full-time faculty:

    AIM has a very versatile set of fulltime faculty members, with substantial organisational experi­ence. They get regular opportunities to develop and upgrade themselves, by presenting papers in National and International Seminars, through interactions with industry personnel and leaders and by attending faculty development programmes.

  3. Strict adherence to a time-bound Academic Calendar:

    At the begin­ning of each academic year, each student is given a printed academic calendar where the dates of End term tests, holidays and any other student related activities are clearly specified. Students are required to strictly adhere to the calendar and plan their own schedules accordingly. This ensures course completion in time and make the students disciplined & time bound.

  4. Unfailing compliance to norms of the All India Council for Techni­cal Education (AICTE) and Assam Science and Technology University (ASTU):

    AIM is very conscious about complying with the AICTE & ASTU norms, in terms of course content, contact sessions, programme structure and evaluation guidelines.

  5. Compulsory and comprehensive computer education:

    The institute has a fully functional Computer Laboratory with LAN, multimedia access with Language Lab. Computer literacy is a must in AIM. In addition, AIM is offering advanced programmes for interested students in Computer Based Man­agement. Students are allowed considerable freedom regarding access to the institutes’ computer facilities along with Wi-Fi facilities.

  6. Strong inputs of case studies and other real-life inputs:

    In line with the trends in the premier management institutes of the world, and keeping the background of the students in mind, AIM ensures an adequate balance between cases, lectures, assignments, field studies and project works for its students.

  7. Continuous stress on participants’ self-development and improvement of their communications abilities:

    AIM believes that students of the NE require soft skills development so that they can compete with graduates of other leading management institutes. Accordingly, AIM spends considerable time and efforts in developing the communication and presentation skills of its students. The institute also takes help of external organizations in this regard. The students are required to organise events, attend mock interviews etc, so that their individual skills are developed. Written analysis and Communication (WAC) and Executive Effectiveness (EE) are two papers which are conducted round the year to emphasise on the skill requirements of the students.

  8. Continuous evaluation and feedback:

    In AIM, evaluation is done on a continuous basis. Apart from end-term examinations, the students are evaluated on the basis of their class performance, presentations, class assignments, quizzes, projects etc. The students are given regular feed­back about their performances. Whenever required, necessary counselling is also done.

  9. Inclusion of human values and ethics, exposure to Yogasana:

    AIM is one of the first institutes in India where values and ethics have been inte­grated to the learning process on a compulsory basis. The students are required to attend programmes on spirituality and Yoga conducted by Vivekananda Kendra, Guwahati. They also do compulsory social works among the socially deprived section of the society. Ethics and Non Corporate Management is a unique paper of the Institute.

  10. State-of-the-Art syllabus, which is continuously upgraded:

    The insti­tute constantly upgrades and modifies its syllabus. The institute interacts with leading management educators and industry leaders to find out industrial requirements and contemporary management trends. On the basis of information garnered, the institute revises its syllabus and teaching inputs to make its students “industry ready” by the time they graduate.

    To augment the learning process, the students are taken on industrial visits to local units, Numaligarh Refinery Ltd, along with out-side North East visit. at Goa and International visit at Malaysia where they interact with field personnel to get realistic input into corporate lives.

    The institute also gets frequent guest speakers from industry, academia and bureaucracy to talk and interact with the students.

  11. Heavy and continuous workloads with limited number of holidays:
    The learning workload is very heavy and students must come fully prepared to class. Students are expected to study at least four hours every day. The institute has fewer holidays than others. Classes are often held on holidays.

  12. Regular interactions with industry through industrial visits, guest lectures etc.

  13. Networking with institutions and organizations of repute on global basis:
    The institute faculty maintains a regular network with their pears in the industry and academia. Currently a number of industry and academia interface is going on in the Institute. The ONGC Chair at AIM is quite vibrant and is only one of the few institutes of the country, ONGC Chair has been commissioned.

Particulars

Amount (Rs.)

Admission Fees @Rs.5000/- per Trimester

30,000.00

Tuition Fees @Rs.53,000/- per Trimester

3,20,000.00

Refundable Caution Money

(at the time of 1st Trimester Fee payment only)

 

5,000.00

Total Fee

3,55,000.00

ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION TO THE MBA PROGRAMME:

A candidate seeking admission to the two-Year programme would have to be a graduate in any discipline, except Fine Arts, with a minimum of 50% of aggregate marks. SC/ST applicants with minimum 45% marks would also be eligible.

PROVISIONAL ADMISSIONS:

Applicants who may not have obtained a Bachelor’s degree at the time of applying may also apply provided their Final Degree Examina­tion is completed in all respects before commencement of the course and only their results are due for declaration. They MUST NOT have any backlogs or pending works connected with their graduation studies, once they join the MBA programme.

Such applicants, if they get selected for admission through the selection process, would be admitted only on PROVISIONAL basis. They shall have to produce evi­dence of passing the Bachelor’s Degree examination with 50% marks (45% for SC/ST) before start of the university registration process. In case the final examination of provisionally admitted participants are not completed in all respects before the commencement of the course, their admission will be cancelled and fees and other charges paid by them would NOT be refunded. Similarly, if such participants fail to get 50% marks in aggregate in their final graduation examination (45% in case of SC/ST) when the results are declared or if their final results are withheld for some reasons, they shall have to withdraw from the course and fees paid would STAND FORFEITED­.

RESERVATION:

Reservation of seats for SC/ST applicants would be as per Gov­ernment norms {ST (H) – 5%; ST (P) – 10%; SC – 7% and OBC/MOBC – 27%}. AIM will have three seats reserved for foreign / NRI-sponsored ap­plicants. AIM also have two seats each reserved for students from Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim for which nomination from respective state governments are essential.