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CMR Institute of Management Studies, Bengaluru (Bangalore), Karnataka
CMR Institute of Management Studies, Bengaluru (Bangalore), Karnataka
Address:No.2, 3rd C Cross, 6th A Main, 2nd Block, Hennur Banaswadi Layout
Bengaluru (Bangalore) (District Bengaluru (Bangalore))
CMR Institute of Management Studies, Bengaluru (Bangalore) Karnataka is a recognised institute / college.
CMR Institute of Management Studies, Bengaluru (Bangalore) Karnataka is situated in Bengaluru (Bangalore) of Karnataka state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Bengaluru (Bangalore) comes under Bengaluru (Bangalore) Tehsil, Bengaluru (Bangalore) District.
Website of CMR Institute of Management Studies, Bengaluru (Bangalore) Karnataka is http://cmrims.cmredu.com/.
Contact Details of CMR Institute of Management Studies, Bengaluru (Bangalore) Karnataka are : Telephone: 25426177, 56971348, 55353899
CMR Institute of Management Studies, Bengaluru (Bangalore) Karnataka runs course(s) in Business Management stream(s).
CMR Institute of Management Studies is affiliated with Bangalore University, Bengaluru (Bangalore)
Profile of CMR Institute of Management StudiesThe broad objective of CMR Institute of Management studies is to impart quality education and motivate the students to develop an aptitude for creative thinking and analysis. We believe that our responsibility lies in motivating students as well as nurturing them in the right environment so that they can contribute significantly to tomorrows world. Whatever your inclination, CMRIMS can offer you a stimulating and enriching intellectual experience.
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NAAC report of CMR Institute of Management StudiesSection 1: Introduction
CMR Institute of Management Studies (CMRIMS), Bangalore is a self-financing College established in 1996, affiliated to Bangalore University and recognized by UGC under 2(f) from February 2005. The College, situated in an urban area, is a part of CMR Group of Institutions promoted by CMR Jnanadhara Trust, which runs seven other educational institutions in Bangalore. The Trust is in the memory of Sri Chikka Muniyappa Reddy, an agriculturist who had conviction that education alone can bring about material, intellectual and spiritual transformation. The college envisions providing quality education to equip the students with intellectual growth, essential skills and rational thinking to help them face challenges with courage and conviction.
The College is housed in 1954.12 sq m. The built-in-area is 5045.40 sq.m. The college initially offered courses in Management only but later courses like Information Technology, Biosciences, Commerce, Social Work, Humanities and Mass Communication were started. The College has 5 Undergraduate (UG) programmes and 8 Postgraduate (PG) programmes. It has 56 permanent and 17 part-time teachers and 23 administrative and 6 technical staff.
The college is co-educational and has 603 students (446 men and 157 women) in the UG and 577 (293 men and 284 women) in the PG courses. The college has 538 and 173 students from outside the state and from foreign countries respectively. In total there are 1180 students on roll.
The college works for more than 180 teaching days in a year. The college provides facilities for co-curricular activities such as, workshops, seminars, conferences, creative art, elocution and physical education Invited lectures are also arranged. The college encourages extension activities such as community development, blood donation, social work, cultural and literary activities, etc. Infrastructure facilities such as Central library, Computer centre, Vehicle Parking Space, Health Centre are available. Sports facilities, Men and Women Hostels are located in a campus of a sister institution. Telephone booth, Reprographic and Internet facilities are available to the students. The college has NCC and NSS units with 55 and 100 students, respectively. The unit cost of education with and without salary component in 2004-2005 was Rs.16,922/- and Rs.11,687/- respectively.
The college volunteered to be assessed by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore and submitted Self Study Report. A Peer Team was constituted by the NAAC to visit the institution and validate the Self Study Report. The Peer Team consisted of Prof. P. Murali, Former Vice-Chancellor of Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati as Chairman; Prof. P. P. Mathur, Professor and Head of the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Coordinator, Bioinformatics Centre, School of Life Sciences, Pondicherry Unversity, Pondicherry and Prof. Raja Mutthirulandi, Director, Centre for Communication Studies & Centre for Human Rights Education, Periyar E.V.R. College (Autonomous), Tiruchchirappalli, Tamil Nadu as Members. Dr. Sujata P. Shanbhag and Mr. B.S. Ponmudiraj, Assistant Advisers, NAAC were the Co-ordinating Officers. The Team visited the college on 18th and 19th May, 2005.
The Peer Team acquainted itself with the infrastructure facilities available in the college, curricular and co-curricular programmes and the various aspects of the functioning of the institution. The Team interacted at length with the Principal, Students, Teaching & Non-Teaching staff, Parents and Alumni of the College to elicit their views on the facilities and the functioning of the Institution. In addition, the Team also interacted with the Trustees and Members of the Management and Advisory Board. The Team verified all the relevant records and paid visits to the different Departments, Laboratories, Central Library, Playgrounds & Hostels(located in a campus of a sister institution), Canteen, NSS room, etc. Based on the above exercise and the seven criteria identified by NAAC, the team arrived at a value judgment and the assessment of the institution is presented in the following section.
Section 2: Criterion-wise Analysis
Criterion I: Curricular Aspects
CMR Institute of Management Studies is an affiliated college. The syllab for various courses are prepared by the respective Boards of Studies and approved by the Academic Council of the affiliating university. The five undergraduate programmes offered by the college are B.B.M., B.Com, B.C.A, B.A. (English, Psychology, Journalism) and B.Sc. with Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics. The Eight P.G. programmes offered are M.B.A., M.Com., M.C.A., M.S.W., M.Sc in Mass Communication, M.Sc. in Biotechnology, M.Sc. in Microbiology, M.Sc. in Biochemistry. The U.G. students are offered Hindi or Kannada or Additional English under Part-II and English under Part-I. Laboratory, field-work, industrial visits and projects are essential components of some of the courses. Semester system is being followed at U.G and P.G level. However, under the old pattern UG courses have annual scheme of examination also. One of the faculty members has served as member of the Boards of Studies of the University. The syllabi are unitised and some of them have multi-disciplinary components. It takes about a year for the college to launch a new course.
The college offers its own certificate courses to its students concurrently. Students in the Faculty of Bio-Sciences can opt for Certificate courses in Immunotechnology, Plant Tissue Culture, Clinical Biochemistry & Microbiology and Bioinformatics while Management students can opt for Certificate courses in Insurance Management, International Business and Corporate Governance. Students with computer science background can opt for Certificate courses in Networking Essentials, Advance Software Development in J2EE and Advance Software Development in NET. All the UG/ PG students can opt for Certificate courses in Creative Writing, Translation, Yoga & Meditation and Hindi.
The college attracts students from other states and foreign countries also. Remedial classes in English are conducted for increasing proficiency in English and to improve communication skills.
Criterion II: Teaching - Learning and Evaluation
Admissions to the various courses of study are done on the basis of their academic records, special entrance tests, and personal interview and through a combination of them. Fifty percent of the PG seats are filled by the affiliating University as per the Government rules. International students are selected and sponsored by ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relation), Government of India and are admitted to various courses as per the eligibility requirements of the University. There is no provision to assess the students' knowledge, aptitude and skills for a particular programme after admission. At the beginning of the academic year all the admitted students are subjected to a formal counselling by asking them to fill forms to know their educational background.
The college provides some bridge/ remedial courses in English, Basic Mathematics and Computer Literacy. Extra coaching to educationally disadvantaged students is arranged by various departments. Advanced learners are encouraged and rewarded. The teachers are required to prepare teaching plans in the beginning of the academic year. The students are informed of the syllabi and evaluation methods in the beginning of the academic year and the overall performance of students is being monitored by assignments, internal assessment tests, terminal examinations, quizzes, seminars, group discussion, case studies, projects, etc.
The students are provided with internet facilities on payment basis. Regular class room teaching is supplemented by seminars, quizzes and assignments. Modern teaching aids like LCD, OHP and charts are used. In the past years a large number of invited lectures from experts in different frontline areas were organized by various departments of the college. Parent-Teacher's meetings may also be arranged to identify the problems of the students and to suggest corrective measures. Each Department of the Institute provides opportunity to the students to interact with eminent personalities in their fields.
The college has 56 permanent faculty members to handle various programmes. Seven of them hold Ph.D. degree and 4 possess M.Phil. degree. There are 17 part-time teachers. New teaching positions are created whenever required. The vacancies are advertised in national and regional newspapers. In the past year out of ten faculty members recruited two were from the same institution, three from the same state and five were recruited from outside the state. Faculty members are encouraged to register themselves for Ph.D. degree and to participate in various seminars and conferences. The college also conducts a number of seminars and workshops for the benefit of its faculty. Newly appointed faculty are required to undergo induction programme. Many of the faculty members use computer facilities. All the faculty members serve in one committee or other. The college follows self-appraisal method to evaluate the performance of the teachers using the format prescribed by the Directorate of Collegiate Education, Government of Karnataka. From the current academic year the college has introduced a Work Diary system to monitor the performance of teachers in a regular manner. The college has introduced students' feedback on various programmes and classroom teaching. In addition, an exit questionnaire is given to outgoing students. Suggestions are also obtained through Suggestion Boxes and from alumni.
Criterion III: Research, Consultancy and Extension
The College offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and the thrust is on teaching rather than on research. The College is promoting a culture of research among its faculty by providing incentives. The Management has provided seed money of Rupees five lakhs per annum for funding research projects to the faculty. There are 7 teachers with Ph.D. degree but only two out of them are eligible to guide candidates for Ph.D. degree. Teachers in the departments of Biosciences, Information Technology, and Management and Commerce have been funded by the Management to carry out projects. Departments of the College like Information Technology, Biosciences and Management and Commerce are offering some consultancy services to a few private organizations. The Department of Bioscience has generated Rs.1,30,000/- during the past two years.
The College offers its extension activities through NCC and NSS. A faculty member is assigned the additional charge as the N.S.S. Programme Officer. The institution is responsive to the needs of the community. Extension activities like AIDS awareness, adult education and literacy, medical camp, blood donation camp, plastic free zone programme, clean and green programme, tree plantation and conservation campaigns have been organized by the college. Teachers-in-charge of each of the activities coordinate the programmes. Extension activities are planned and executed along with NGOs like Rotary Club, Seva and Asha Foundation. The College has an adopted village, Belleshivale, where developmental activities such as health and eye check ups have been done. The Department of Social Work has also organized community based programmes.
Criterion IV: Infrastructure and Learning Resources
The College has developed its infrastructure facilities to meet growing requirements of the institution. The facilities are being optimally used by students and outside agencies. Maintenance of the buildings is outsourced to a professional agency. There is a ISD/STD/Local telephone booth.
The College has five floors housing its laboratories, staff rooms, lecture halls, seminar hall and classrooms. The campus is maintained well. The playground is a shared facility. The College has modern equipments, audio visual aids, LCD projector, OHP etc. The College has internet connectivity for use of the faculty and the students. Computer and internet facilities need to be upgraded to meet the increasing requirements by the staff and students. The College has power generator room, girls common room, Boys common room, Foreign Students' Association (FSA) room and Animal room. About 15% of the students are housed in the hostels of a sister institution situated elsewhere. The hostels have well-furnished spacious rooms, lounges and recreational facilities. The kitchen has modern steam cooking facilities.
The central library has around 9600 books (5157 titles) and 44 journals. A library advisory committee assists management of the library. The library is open from Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. The library offers reprographic and audio-video facilities. The College has institutional membership of British Council Library, Bangalore and Indian Institute of Management Bangalore Library. The College has opted for Delnet connectivity.
In addition to availability of computers in every department and office there are 120 systems in the 3 laboratories. The laboratories open between 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM on working days. A separate internet laboratory with 30 systems is also provided to the students. The usage of internet is charged at the Rate of Rs.1000/- for 100 hours. A full time System Administrator is responsible for maintenance of the computers.
The College provides health services to students through one of its Trustees who is a physician. One female medical officer also attends to the problem of the women's students. The College could also offer accident insurance to all the students and staff.
Facilities for playing cricket, basket ball, volley ball, net ball and indoor games are available in the school campus. In the past years a few students have participated in Table Tennis, Basket ball and Badminton at University level and one student participated in Net ball at national level. There is full time Physical Education Director. Sportspersons are given priority in admission. Scholarships, certificates a
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