BMU is creating an enabling environment for a sustainable industry-academia partnership. The objectives being to bridge the gap between industry needs and available skills, expose faculty to latest industry trends and practices, and most significantly, help students pick up industry-relevant skills and knowledge, thereby improving their employability prospects.
BMU is leveraging an ecosystem around a large and diverse set of industries and corporate organizations. BMU has already inked alliances with Siemens, IBM, and KPMG to either set up on-campus labs or co-deliver programmes. This ecosystem will benefit students as they will get exposure to real industry working. Besides application-oriented education, structured learning opportunities at industry locations are embedded in the DNA of BMU. BMU is working closely with industry on curriculum design, learning tools and educational technology. Guest speakers and visiting faculty from industry regularly give lectures on campus and conduct technology specific webinars, seminars and workshops.
Students will undertake site visits at industry locations and enroll for Practice School courses throughout the duration of their programme. Practice School will be supervised by BMU faculty and an industry mentor. This internship would be taken as a course credit and the grade so earned will count towards the cumulative GPA. Also, senior industry experts would participate in the faculty selection and recruitment process; and faculty training and development programmes.
Industry partners will also be establishing Centres of Excellence on campus so that an empowering teaching-learning environment is created for students and faculty alike. The critical components of this eco system will be the latest technology platforms, real-life projects, collaborative learning, team work, hands-on learning and leadership development. The first such centre is being set up by Siemens PLM Software.
IBM have set up the on-campus IBM Business Analytics Lab. At the lab, industry standard software provided by IBM will allow us to train the next generation of business managers on topics such as Predictive Analytics, Descriptive Analytics, and Big Data Analytics.