At BMU, the academic structure, curriculum and pedagogy have been designed to break boundaries between different disciplines, bridge the gap between theory and practice, integrate learning and living and synchronize the classroom with the workplace.
Most significantly, the education system has been crafted to promote the spirit of discovery, creativity, problem solving and innovation among students; and make learning an engaging and enjoyable experience. The overarching objective is to develop knowledgeable, skilled, ethical and well-rounded individuals, who are job ready from day one of passing out from the university, and have the potential to lead their organizations to success in the future.
BMU wants its BTech, MBA, BBA and BCom (Hons) students to imbibe three key values: the intellectual curiosity to inquire, the personal capability to inspire, and show the commitment to deliver positive social impact. These values have been integrated into the curricula by working with leading “thinkers” and “practitioners” in India and around the world. These values have been made practical by involving industry in curriculum design, internships, projects and placements, and by engaging student minds with social purpose through research and hands-on projects. Consequently, BMU students will spend between 20 to 35% of their total contact hours in hands-on learning, including internships.
The structure of each programme (BTech, MBA, BBA and BCom (Hons)) encompasses a rich mix of foundation courses, core courses, elective courses, perspective courses and skill courses. The idea is to expose students to a broad-based and integrated education, and help them acquire a multitude of skills necessary to be successful in their careers and life.
BML Munjal University has a common academic structure for all its undergraduate and postgraduate courses such as BBA Course, BTech Course, BCom (Hons) Course and MBA Course. The defining features of BMU’s academic structure are:
- Semester-based learning
- Credit units
- Letter grades
- Continuous internal evaluation
- 75% attendance
An academic year at BMU comprises two semesters of 16 weeks each and one summer term of 8 weeks. The university has a five day work week with 6 hours of formal class contact per day. There is a one week break in Winter at the end of the semester, and similarly, a four to eight week break in Summer at the end of the semester.
BMU provides opportunities to its students to learn at their own pace, expand their knowledge horizons, add to their skills and even pick up a dual degree.
- Subject to sound academic performance, a student could register for more courses than the prescribed number during a semester. They could also take courses during the summer term. Students will also have the choice to select from a range of electives in different subject categories to complement their core subjects.
- Since students may wish to strengthen their understanding of a core subject or extend their learning horizons to a different subject, the curriculum offers them a wide range of ‘electives’ to choose from. For example, a computer science & engineering student could take artificial intelligence; a BBA student, capital markets; an MBA student, merger & acquisitions; and a B.Com. (Hons) student, e-commerce as an elective course.
- B.Tech. students can opt for a dual-degree in the engineering domain by spending one extra year at the university. For example, they could pursue mechanical engineering (4 years) plus say, computer science (1 year).