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MBA department of AIMIT held its 15th Board of Studies (BOS) meeting here on October 29. The Agenda of the meeting was to approve the Minutes of the BOS held in October 2019, to consider the revision of syllabus for the academic year 2021 – 22, to modify the structure of the summer internship project from industry-based to industry survey/research-based, and to revise the question paper pattern for internal and end semester examinations.

With the discussion, the board accepted the proposed changes and complimented the department on the comprehensive syllabus revision for the academic year 2021 – 22 onwards.

Dr Avil Saldanha, one of the members, highlighted that students who get internship offers from companies can be allowed to pursue it and those who cannot find an internship opportunity can be permitted to undertake market research projects guided by faculty as a one-time measure.

Prof Dr. Carlos, another member, [in an email dated October 23, 2020] suggested including the five processes in the supply chain management: to plan, to supply, to produce, to distribute, and to revert. The processes should be looked at in a holistic manner and not in isolation. He further suggested orienting the curriculum to customer focus in client services (quality, delivery time, and price).

Earlier, Dr Rowena Wright, Dean (academics), MBA, AIMIT welcomed the external members- Dr Meera Aranha (subject expert), programme chair for PGDM, Banking & Financial Services, TAPMI, Manipal, Dr Avil Terrance Saldanha (subject expert), assistant professor, St Joseph’s Institute of Management Bangalore, Sushil Chandra (a representative from Industry), Group General Manager, MRPL, Prajwal Bhaktha (meritorious alumnus), ITC Ltd, Bangalore, Fr Ashok Lakra (student representative). She also welcomed Dr Carlos Fontanini (international expert), Dean of Business School, Brazil, Prof. Trish Kalbas Schmidt (international expert), director, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University, California, and Dr. Chandra Shekar (Vice-Chancellor nominee), Assistant Professor, Department of MBA, Mangalore University in their absence and also recollected the discussion on virtual and online courses in the last BOS meeting by Mr. Sushil Chandra.

Fr Joy Rodrigues led the prayer in the beginning and Ms. Shreeraksha read the minutes of the previous BOS meeting held on October 10, 2019, which was duly adopted by the members. Mrs. Sumitha Achar, faculty MBA, proposed the vote of thanks.