Hands-on education or learning by doing is an integral component of BMU’s teaching-learning environment. Studies have shown that students learn best and remember the learning when they are encouraged to actively explore, experiment and work out demonstrable solutions to problems. ‘Hands-on education challenges bright students to achieve more and helps struggling learners to find new ways to master and apply complex concepts in life. It also sparks the love of learning, develops skills and the confidence to tackle the unknown, which is what the real world is mostly about.
All B.Tech. BBA, B.Com. (Hons) and MBA students will spend between 20 to 35% of their total contact hours in laboratory exercises, experiments, project work, structured industry visits and internships.
To give you an idea how we have integrated the concept of hands-on or experiential learning into our programme, here are some examples:
Engineering students could work on a project that involves the design and assembly of robots, for example. This project would involve learning among other things, hands-on skills such as milling, wood work and lathe work in the workshop.
The communication skills course, on the other hand, will involve a mandatory practice in the Language Lab, where students will be assessed based on their skills. They would, for example, work on improving their communication and body language skills by audiotaping and videotaping themselves.