Mandatory DisclosuresUpdated on 12th  February 2020
AICTE PIDDate & Period of last approvalAICTE Approval letter1-4598214


2020-2021
1Name of the Institution/AddressABBS School of Management 
Address of the Institution#3 Lingadeeranahalli, off Magadi Main Road, Shushruti Nagar
City & Pin codeBengaluru, 560091
StateKarnataka
Maphttps://goo.gl/maps/YXbotBGL7P7wndGj6
Phone No080 2324 5515
Office hours of the institution9 am to 5 pm
Emaildirector@abbssm.edu.in 
Websiteabbssm.edu.in
Nearest railway stationhttps://goo.gl/maps/GWp4s1YKpujXb7Bg9 
Nearest airport (distance)https://goo.gl/maps/NFwLUASf7Jhz1fv19 
2Name and address of the Trust/ Society/ CompanySamagra Shikshana Samithi Trust (SSST)
AddressNo.51, Cholanagar, R.T. Nagar, Seethappa Layout, Chamundi Nagar, Hebbal, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560032
3Name the Director of the InstitutionDr. Madhumita Chatterji
Email/Telephone Numberdirector@abbssm.edu.in 080 2324 5515
Name of the affiliating universityNot applicable
Governance
5aBoard of Governance (BoG)Frequency: At least once a year)(https://www.abbssm.edu.in/profile/leadership/)
5bBoard of Studies (BoS)Frequency at least once a yearhttps://www.abbssm.edu.in/program/academic-process/
5cOrganizational Chart and Processes

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ABBSSM follows a flat organisational structure with the Board of Governors overseeing and monitoring the Institute from a policy perspective, while the Director oversees the day-to-day operations. The internal administration of the Institute is divided into two basic functions i.e. Academics and Non-Academic Administration. Overall Administration is headed by the Director and she/ he controls the Institute in the capacity of management representative. Program Coordinator is the head of the Academic Administration Section. The faculty members of different specialization report to their respective area convenors who in turn report to the Program Coordinator directly for any academic decisions.    The Registrar is responsible for the functions like evaluation, examination, result declaration, and other related compliance with all the government regulatory authorities like State Government, AICTE and other regulatory and statutory bodies. The Non-Academic section is directly overseen and monitored by the Director.
The Director, Registrar, Program Coordinator, IQAC Coordinator, Controller of Examination are vested with financial and administrative powers.
5dNature and extent of involvement of Faculty and students in academic affairs/improvements

The Institute has a formal system of involvement of students and faculty in its academic affairs and improvements. Faculty are involved in a series of policy building and implementation process. Faculty are involved through participation in committee/groups like the Governing Council, IQAC, Registrar, Controller of Examinations, Faculty Council, Grievance Redressal, Anti Ragging etc. Student representatives also are part of such committees. As faculty and students are an integral part of the stakeholders of the institution, they are involved in academic affairs and improvements as part of the above-mentioned committees.
5eMechanism/Norms and Procedures for democratic/good governance

The Board of Governors (BoG) of the Institute, which is the apex advisory and strategic body, consists of top-ranking academicians and professionals. In view of their vast experience and dynamic leadership, they provide guidance and direction to the Director and the faculty of the Institute to cope with the pace of development in the professional and academic spheres both within the country and outside. The Members of the Board of Governors regularly attend the meetings of the Board, and actively involve themselves in academic, administrative and financial aspects of the Institute to ensure that the Institute achieves its objectives of Centre of Excellence in Management Education. The BoG plays the role of policy makers and acts as the guiding force for smooth running of the Institute. They set norms for different areas to be followed in day-to-day functioning of the Institute. The day to day functioning of the Institute, is managed by the full time Director under the overall guidance and support from the Board of Governors. They meet at least once a year.The Board of Studies (BoS) is the basic constituent of the academic system for the Institution. Its function will include framing the content of various courses, reviewing, and updating the content from time to time, introduction of new courses etc. They meet  at least once a year.

Academic Audit is conducted every year. The programme is assessed based on parameters covering PGDM Profile, Curriculum Design and Development, Infrastructure and Learning Resources, Research, Consultancy and Extension, Infrastructure & Learning Resources, Organization and Governance, Innovative Practices and Placement & Progression. IQAC helps in the conduct of AA. It is conducted by a team comprising of both internal and external members and headed by the Director-PGDM. 
The faculty meeting which meets a minimum once in two months is a strong and unique mechanism through which the activities of the Institute are transparently shared with the faculty. The faculty council  which meets a minimum of thrice in a year to monitor the activities of the three trimesters per year consist of area convenors who deliberate and discuss the various areas of academic improvements and ensure the smooth functioning of the department. 
5fStudent Feedback on Institutional Governance/Faculty performance Students’ feedback of the courses and overall program

A formal as well as informal system of feedback from students exists. The feedback conducted for each paper twice, once in the middle of trimester and another towards the end. Another feedback is for the overall program which is conducted as exit feedback for students.

Regular feedback is received from the students regarding course materials, pedagogy, and relevance to the current requirements of business and industry. The students share their training and project experiences with each other, faculty and with the first-year students through presentations. 

The faculty use the area conveners to get early informal feedback to assess the level of achievement of learning outcomes. Based on such informal feedback the faculty sometimes modify their pedagogy and approach to delivering the course.
For each course, a student coordinator is nominated and acts as a point of contact with the programme office and the faculty to share informal feedback in both directions.

Informal Mechanisms for Student Feedback:

The Institute has a strong culture of informal interactions between student and faculty. An  ‘open-door-culture,’ is encouraged  wherein students can approach a faculty member as well as the Director’s office. Every month open house is conducted by the Director with the students to address their issues and concerns.  The Institute believes that this culture is a vital component in creating a deeper relationship between the students and the department.
5gGrievance Redressal Mechanism for Faculty, Staff and Students

As per the AICTE notification number 37-3/Legal/2012, dated 25/05/2012 a grievance redressal committee in the Institute for the purpose of redressal of the grievances of the students, parents and others has been setup.

The Grievance Redressal mechanism follows the ‘Step-Ladder method’. Grievance redressal committee constituted as per the requirements. All the stakeholders are made aware of these committees to ensure so that the Grievances are addressed. The committees also take steps to ensure non-occurrence of the untowardly events. Grievance Redressal Procedure is shown below.

Grievance Redressal Mechanism


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*GRC- Grievance Redressal Committee
5hEstablishment of Anti Ragging Committee

Under the Anti Ragging Policy, as per the AICTE notification number 37-3/Legal/AICTE/2009, the Institute has a committee for the prevention and prohibition of ragging.
5iEstablishment of Online Grievance Redressal Mechanism
Yes  https://www.abbssm.edu.in/grievance-redressal/  
5jEstablishment of Internal Complaint Committee
Yes
5kEstablishment of Committee for SC/ST
Yes
5lEstablishment of Internal Quality Assurance Cell
(https://www.abbssm.edu.in/program/iqac/)

ABBSSM has made significant progress in delivering quality education to the beneficiaries. 

As guided and suggested by the Board of Governance (BoG) for the pursuance of Action Plan for performance evaluation, assessment and accreditation and quality up-gradation of the institution, ABBS School of Management constituted Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC). Since quality enhancement is a continuous process, the IQAC will be a part of the Institution’s system and work towards realizing the goals of quality enhancement and sustenance. This was formulated to ensure that the program curriculum follows rigor and maintains standards. Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) shall act as a dynamic system for quality improvement in the Institute.

Vision of IQAC: 
Let quality be the torchbearer in of every sphere where education touches lives in ABBSSM. 

Objective 
The primary aim of IQAC is 
• To develop a system for conscious, consistent, and catalytic action to improve the academic and administrative performance of the institution. 
• To promote measures for institutional functioning towards quality enhancement through internalization of quality culture and institutionalization of best practices. 

Strategies 
IQAC shall evolve mechanisms and procedures for 
• Ensuring timely, efficient, and progressive performance of academic, administrative and financial tasks. 
• Relevant and quality academic/ research programmes. 
• Equitable access to and affordability of academic programmes for various sections of society. 
• Optimization and integration of modern methods of teaching and learning. 
• The credibility of assessment and evaluation process. 
• Ensuring the adequacy, maintenance and proper allocation of support structure and services. 
• Sharing of research findings and networking with other institutions in India and abroad. 

Scope and Functions 
The scope of IQAC will include the following points for the academic quality improvement at PGDM level
• Framing Academic Policies keeping global standards and local delivery in mind.
• Dissemination of Policies and Practices.
• Integration of the Academic Activities.
• Inviting suggestions from the stakeholders.
• Analysing and reviewing the suggestions.
6Programmes (https://www.abbssm.edu.in/program/pgdm/)
6aName of Programmes approved by AICTE
Post Graduate Diploma in Management
6bName of Programmes accredited by AICTE
Not applicable
6cStatus of Accreditation of the Courses
Total number of Courses: 1
Status of Accreditation: Applied for NBA (Online SAR submitted, visit dates awaited)
6dFor each Programme the following details to be given:
Name: PGDM
Number of Seats: 120
6ePlacements – https://www.abbssm.edu.in/recruiters/placement-process/

The placement season in ABBSSM generally commences from September end. Placement & IIP Invitations are sent to the existing recruiters. We extend our invitations to newer brands also, taking the market conditions into consideration. After finalization of the dates, special training is provided by respective faculties to groom them by focusing on the Job Descriptions shared by the companies. More than 100 companies participate in the recruitment process with requirements across majors. The sector-wise break-up is diverse representing all major areas of industries and services, including Management Consulting, FMCG, FMCD, Banking & Financial Services, KPO, Education, Automotive, Healthcare, Insurance, IT Services, Logistics, Manufacturing, Market Research, Media, Real Estate, Retail, etc.
6fDetails of Programme(s) having Twinning and Collaboration with Foreign University(s)
Not Applicable
7Faculty

Permanent Faculty: 19
Adjunct: 4
Permanent Faculty to Student Ratio: 11.66
Number of Faculty employed during the last three years: 37
Number of Faculty left during the last three years:14
8Profile of the Director& Faculty
(https://www.abbssm.edu.in/profile/leadership/)
(https://www.abbssm.edu.in/faculty/faculty-profile/)
9Fees Scholarships & Loans Fees:
https://www.abbssm.edu.in/admission/
10Admissions & Procedure
https://www.abbssm.edu.in/admission/

The endeavour of ABBSSM is to continuously improve the quality of input in student admission. Therefore, strong admission policy is followed in order to admit students in the PGDM program. A minimum graduation cut off percentage required is 50 for a student to be eligible to apply for the program. A steady increase in the quality of students has been observed as students scoring graduation percentages between 60% – 80% have been steadily increasing. At ABBSSM consideration is also given to the underprivileged and weaker sections of the society. Opportunity is given to around 10-15% of the students belonging to the weaker sections and they have shown great promise in their careers and academics. ABBSSM provides scholarships on a merit cum means based criteria to encourage meritorious students to pursue their management education. Industry experience and proficiency in sports and other arts are also given due recognition during the admission process to enhance the holistic quality among students.

ABBSM conducts its own entrance test over and above the qualifying criteria defined by AICTE and admission policy. This has increased the quality of student input as it measures the students’ achievements beyond academics. The effort is to attract students with higher percentiles in qualifying tests like CAT, XAT, MAT & CMAT, etc. The representation of students from various states has been steadily increasing. The following table illustrates the cut off marks in the ABBSSM admission test.

Year: 2019-2021
Criteria: Cut Off
Aptitude Test (out of 100): 70
Group Discussions (out of 50): 35
Personal Interview (out of 100): 70

Year: 2018-2019
Criteria: Cut Off
Aptitude Test (out of 100): 60
Group Discussions (out of 50): 30
Personal Interview (out of 100): 60

Year: 2017-2018
Criteria: Cut Off
Aptitude Test (out of 100): 50
Group Discussions (out of 50): 25
Personal Interview (out of 100): 50

https://www.abbssm.edu.in/admission/
10aABBS School of Management Scholarships Scheme
The Scholarships scheme establishes the general rules/ guidelines for the award and administration of PGDM student scholarships and awards supported by ABBS School of Management.

Scholarship Schemes: https://www.abbssm.edu.in/admission/

Note: All Scholarships:
• are awarded at the discretion of the ABBS admissions committee;
• are subject to funding being available;
• will not be awarded if it is considered that there is no candidate of sufficient merit.

Restrictions:
• Students may not defer any scholarship as it is for specific program and specific duration/ period.
• Where a scholarship is awarded ‘for the length of the course’, the duration will be calculated on the basis of the standard course requirements, as specified in the course rules, and/or up to a maximum duration negotiated with the donor as specified in the conditions of the scholarship, if any.
• The conditions for the continuation of a scholarship for each semester / phased waiver will include a requirement that students must gain a minimum grade of Pass not less than 60% or CGPA of 6 out of 10, in all units in which they were enrolled in the previous study period. Exceptional personal circumstances, supported by documentary evidence, may be taken into consideration if the student has not satisfied this requirement.

In the event that the recipient withdraws from or fails to make satisfactory progress in their course of study, or fails to satisfy other requirements like attendance, discipline for continuation of the scholarship, the balance of the monies otherwise payable to the recipient will either:

• revert to the fund; or
• be awarded to the next eligible applicant; in that case
• The scholarship specific to ABBS where the recipient has enrolled, the scholarship will be discontinued if the recipient no longer studies at that campus or takes transfer to another institute/university.
11Infrastructure
The campus of ABBSSM is located in a picturesque, lush green, scenic and serene surroundings spread over 4.23 acres in North Bengaluru, the Silicon Valley of India. The campus is self-sufficient in energy, water and waste treatment with the installation of Solar Panels, Water Recycling Plant, and Vermicompost Plan.  The infrastructure comprises of Classrooms, Gallery rooms, Tutorials, Business lab, Computer lab, Language lab, Gymnasium, Cafeteria, Student Discussion Areas, Amphitheatre, state-of-the-art Auditorium, and audio-visual room aligning with latest technology required for blended learning. Keeping in view the vision of ABBS School of Management, ‘To Develop Contemporary Management Education Necessary to Adapt to a Continuously Changing Business Environment’ the design of the infrastructure has taken into account sufficiency and flexibility with all modern amenities like smart class rooms, Wi-Fi enabled campus, recording studio, state of the art library, besides the regular overhead projectors and other audio-video facilities.
11aLibrary Details
Libraries are important cornerstones of a healthy community. Libraries give people the opportunity to find knowledge, explore content, research ideas, experience new information, read wonderful stories, while at the same time providing a sense of place for gathering. With its magazines, periodicals, newspapers in a calm and tranquil atmosphere, a library has a special call to the students want to quench their thirst for reading the material which cannot be fulfilled in the classroom. Here they find an environment which is conductive to the building up of habit of self-learning. The library is the center of the intellectual and social activities of an education center. 

ABBSSM Resource Centre has a built-up area of 12916 Sq. ft. Aesthetically designed and well maintained, it has a comprehensive collection of books related to Management Sciences, and other allied subjects to meet the present and future needs of its students, faculty and researcher scholars. The library’s mission is to provide comprehensive resources and services in support of the teaching, learning and the research needs of the college community. It has a total collection of 9095 library books along with 48 National Journals & 12 International Journals, 900 Projects and 430 Back Volumes of Journals etc., 12 newspapers, 3748 e-books and access to more than 12000 e-journals through online etc. The library has been equipped to inspire the students and the staff towards pursuit of knowledge.  

• Library has more collection on Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Banking & Insurance and Business Administration. The collection of books is in proportion to the number of students and specialization choice. 
• Case Center Membership: ABBSSM understands the value of good resource, membership of Case Centre is an example.
• E-Resources: Students use R, Python, JMP, and SPSS for research work. ABBSSM library (e-resources copy from what librarian has sent). 
• ABBSSM has membership of IIM- Bangalore Library.
11bComputer Facilities details
The Department enables tech savvy culture at ABBSSM. There are two computer labs in the Department. The second lab also acts as Language Lab. In addition to this, Department has 4 personal computers and 2 laptops.

A team of in-house IT professionals ensure that IT facilities are maintained effectively in order to give continuous support to the academic department. A dedicated system has been evolved to register complaints/service requests from students/faculty and priority is given to attend those complaints/requests. The below table gives the number of desktops in the department (in addition to this, students are given laptops. Many other students do have their own laptops).

Location: Computer Lab 
No. of Systems: 30

Location: Computer Lab (Language Lab) 
No. of Systems: 30
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Hardware: List of Networking Devices

Equipment: SOPHOS XG Firewall
Numbers: 1

Equipment: Ruckus Controller
Numbers: 2

Equipment: Ruckus Access Points
Numbers: 14

Equipment: Network Switch + L3/ L2 manage switches (CISCO) and unmanaged switches (Lincsys & D link)
Numbers: 16

Software at Department:
Software includes ERP software MasterSoft, CRM, Microsoft Office, Tally 9 ERP, Checkpoint Endpoint Protection, ETNL Version 4.0, various media players and open sources. To stay advanced and provide students with the best of the latest services, the campus and Hostels has gone Wi-Fi, enabling students to access the internet through the wireless router, anytime and anywhere in the campus and the hostels. The campus is wireless fidelity enabled; with an internet speed of 100 MBPS 1:1 leased line. This facility has enabled the students to access digital library resources at anytime and anywhere in the campus.

Comprehensive Network Security Checkpoint 5100 Unified Threat Management appliances offer assured security, connectivity and productivity by allowing user identity-based policy controls.

Ruckus Smart/OS is widely-considered the simplest and straight forward centralized WLAN Software system. Ruckus Smart/OS runs on all our Zone Director Smart WLAN controllers and uses a highly intuitive Web user interface to make configuration and administration of the entire WLAN a breeze. Provide efficient and cost-effective network connectivity. These secure entry-level enterprise-class Fast Ethernet switches support basic Cisco Borderless Networks services. Configure, Operate, and Manage a wide range of software features to make business operations easy, highly secure, and sustainable, and help deliver a borderless networking experience Implementation of Active directory domain controller, share drive Implementation of backup Implementation of group policies (Common desktop, screen saver, password policy etc.). Information related to the department can be accessed through the website www.abbssm.edu.in.

List of Software:

Software: Windows Operating Systems
Nature of License: OEM

Software: MS Office
Nature of License: OEM

Software: IBM-SPSS
Nature of License: Perpetual License

Software: Tally 9 ERP Accounting software
Nature of License: OEM

Software: MasterSoft ERP Cloud
Nature of License: Software as services (SAS)Model

Software: Mail Server – G suite (Google)
Nature of License: Software as services (SAS)Model

Software: Microsoft Azure enterprise-grade cloud computing server platform.
Nature of License: Software as services (SAS)Model

Software: Customer Relationship Management – Powered by FDS
Nature of License: Software as services (SAS)Model

Software: Microsoft Team – Online Teaching
Nature of License: Software as services (SAS)Model

Software: NoPaperforms CRM
Nature of License: Admission Application SoftwareNopaperforms.com
11cLearning Management System
Microsoft Teams and MasterSoft
A learning management system (LMS) is a software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting and delivery of educational courses or training programs. The platforms help the faculty deliver courses to the students, administer test and other assignments track their progress and manage record keeping. Microsoft Teams, A learning management system (LMS) is used for the same purpose. LMSs are focused on online learning delivery but support a range of uses, acting as a platform for online content, including courses, both asynchronous based and synchronous based. Teams offers classroom management for instructor-led training or a flipped classroom, used in higher education. Teams supports a range of functions such as online courses as well as blended learning of lectures and tutorials through the various platforms. At ABBS School of Management, Microsoft Teams is used for teaching, documentation and delivery of courses.

MasterSoft offers Education ERP Solutions that ensure management of all academic & non -academic operations while optimizing resource utilization and ensuring transparency across all departments. MasterSoft College Management System is an end-to-end solution for colleges to improve operational efficiency & institutional outcomes by automating Student-Faculty lifecycle and campus administration. Hosted on cloud, this college ERP helps ABBSSM educators to streamline all the core activities with the latest technology stack such as biometrics, business intelligence tools & analytics dashboard that generates precise reports on college admission, enrolment, scholarship, previous academic record, domicile, fees, alerts, attendance and compliance management.

ERP Software:
MasterSoft ERP Cloud software (Software as Services model) which comprises of various modules like Admissions, Academics, Library, HRMS, Payroll, Purchase and Inventory, Transport, Hostels is widely used by the department. Student data is maintained in the software. ABBSSM provides E-alert service through SMS and e-mail for Students and Parents. Group broadcast messages for notification to students and parents are available.
11dHostel
ABBS School of Management provides Hostel facilities with modern infrastructure. Hostels are also provided with emergency medical services, Wi-Fi connections, and laundry services. The hostels are always under 24X7 security, fire extinguishers and full-time wardens. The hostel has indoor sports facility, reading room, and medical facility. 100% of the students who wants hostel facility are provided the same. The hostels have installed capacity to accommodate 150 boys and 100 girls. The students who hail from local are provided permission to commute from their residences. The hostel provides both Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian food. The food schedule includes, Breakfast, Lunch, Evening snacks and Tea and Supper. 

Hostel is administered by a team of officials comprising in-house Hostel Wardens, Hostel Executive and Estate Officer. A hostel committee comprising of key stake holders like officials, student representatives, mess contractors, maintenance team is constituted. Committee reviews the functioning of the hostel every month and suggestions given by the students to improve the facility/services are considered. In case of any concern or issue, the same is resolved using modern Quality Technology Tools (QTT) such as Fish bone diagram etc., wherever applicable for which the key people have been trained by the institution.
11eSports Facility
Our recreational quiver brims with sports, games and activities that will have you calling for more. Whether you are a football novice or an accomplished basketball aficionado, chances are, you will find something at ABBS that will capture your interest.
The institution provides both indoor and outdoor facilities to the students. The details of indoor and outdoor sports facilities are given below. 

Indoor Sports Facilities

Sports: Facilities for playing Carrom (8 boards), Chess (8 boards) and Badminton court and table tennis (3 boards), Foosball and Billiards are available. Institution also provides facilities for yoga. 

Gymnasiums: Well equipped with a multi-gym and a range of free weights and aerobic equipment-including two treadmills, two cross-trainers and two power cycles are provided in the Gymnasium. Both students and staff use the facility. This gymnasium unit with regular instructors is functional from 6 am to 7 pm. The gym is equipped with cardio machines, weights and resistance training equipment. A gym trainer guides the students with proper form and training. Girls and boys have different timings for using gym facility. Students are encouraged to stay fit, as a healthy body with a healthy mind keeps our students happy!

Aerobics: Aerobics classes are taken by an expert for students and staff. Instructions are given for diet and general fitness.

Outdoor Sports Facilities 
The following outdoor facilities are created: Basketball court, Shuttle Badminton, Volley Ball court, Football, throw ball court and Cricket Practice pitch with net cover are provided. 

A qualified Physical Education Director guides the students for effective participation in various games. Students are encouraged to take part in University as well as inter collegiate tournaments.
11fTeaching Learning Process- (https://www.abbssm.edu.in/program/pgdm/)
The teaching methodology used at ABBSSM is a judicious blend of lectures, seminars, case discussions, group presentations, management games, syndicate discussions, and special lectures by professionals from industry. Modern teaching aids such as overhead and LCD projectors, computer aided instructions, films, video, and audio tapes are used. The teaching and instructional methods used at the Institute encourage self-learning and learning through active student industry interaction in the form of practical assignments and projects. The students learn in an environment which is experiential, fun, enjoyable, and highly conducive for adult learning. 

The academic development is driven through a Competency framework, the four pillars of which are Knowledge- Attitude- Skill-Habit (KASH model). To make learning effective Value Added Projects are a regular feature that student complete such as Industry Analysis, Dissertation, Business Plan and Internship Projects along with live industry projects both online and off-line. 

Use of technology is proving to be the differentiator for the learning design at ABBS School of Management. The assignment concepts like Overnight assignment, Video assignment, lab driven practical assignments and simulation fill students with awe and excitements. They love being part of the process. Every student is encouraged to capture additional certificates both from online and offline mode. ABBS School of Management is careful about the selection of course material. Harvard cases and articles are choice of class discussion. Learned members do not restrict to knowledge sharing only they are into knowledge development through research, case study and consulting work. They continuously update themselves to remain competent for the market requirement. 

In addition to conventional time-tested lecture method the ABBS School of Management adopted the following approaches: 

Case Based Learning
To fulfil the corporate expectations ABBSSM teaches lots of cases and expose students to various business problems and live organizational situations. The case study method of teaching allows students to do critical thinking, analytical analysis of situations and then developing a framework for effective decision making. These management case studies highlight various business situations that are dynamic— either the shift in technology or competition makes new moves or the government policy undergoes a change. This demands for managerial judgments on a continual basis. Ability to ‘think critically’ is one of the very important aspect which companies look for in the prospective candidates. This is one of our program objectives as well. ABBSSM also motivates faculty members to write and publish their own cases. These cases are also extensively being used in classroom teaching. Faculty members also encourage and involve students in case study preparations. 

Experiential/Live Projects
The learning is driven by the students who take up experiential projects in companies, where senior executives guide them.

Global Virtual Teams
The PGDM students be equipped to work across time zones, languages, and cultures. To acquire the skills necessary, students can work on a project with member schools from department/Institute’s Global Network/international linkages. The idea of introducing “Global Virtual Teams,” a required course in the core curriculum, helps for grounding in team dynamics realizing the routine difficulties of working with people stationed in remote parts of the world. The course will help students develop a set of skills that the market is demanding. 

Global Classrooms
Apart from course faculty, using modern ICT technology (MasterSoft) students learn in class room from people who are located all over the world who bring real-time insights from their industries, their customers, happenings in their local place and environment. This spark different ways of thinking as well as covers the conventional material.

Global Immersion Program  
Globalisation and its impact on businesses worldwide is a key learning ingredient of ABBSSM students. To foster this dimension of learning amongst our students, ABBSSM has entered into academic partnerships with several overseas Institutions. These partnerships result in foreign students visiting our campus and our students going to these partner Institutions to gain valuable global exposure on the diversity in culture, business regulations, market behaviour and complexities of managing a business in a global environment.

Under the international exchange program our students have visited France, Singapore and Malaysia. Such immersion programs are led by faculty and the students benefit from university lectures, company visits and presentations. The opportunities for such exchanges and immersion trips are circulated to students periodically and they are free to apply for these programs.

Group Tasks
Recognizing the fact that a manager is a team player first and an individual performer later, most of the assignments given to the students are group assignments. Also, courses which require a multi-disciplinary approach are being taught jointly by two or more faculty members with different areas of specialization.

Each student is assigned to a working group at the beginning of the start of each course by the faculty. These groups work together on all group assignments for the duration of Semester I. New groups are formed at the beginning of Semester II and these groups generally continue to work together till the end of the course. There will be one nominated Class Representative called Class Coordinator. 

Continuous Evaluation
At ABBSSM, students are evaluated continuously through seminars, assignments, projects, quizzes, etc. A review of students’ performance is made every month and corrective action is initiated immediately. The evaluation of the student also incorporates important qualitative parameters like participation in seminars, workshops, group activities, and the overall initiative taken by the student.

Corporate Interface
The Institute regularly invites top executives from the corporate world for interaction with the students and faculty on various subjects. It has helped to bring the corporate experience to the classroom, thus bridging the gap between theory and practice.

Campus to Community
Campus to Community is a community engaged learning program that combines hands-on service work with reflection. Through service work, students challenge social issues, build skills and gain practical experience. Students then reflect to learn about themselves and the communities they work in. C2C is an internship program that offers handful experience to students on issues pertaining to the environment. The motto is to create intellectual ambassadors. C2C is a platform which strives to quest solutions or alternatives to the existing problems. 

Students will be assigned tasks on projects related to development in various sectors including urban and rural development, water and power supply, sanitation and waste management, women and child issues, and more. Students are expected to work on ground to understand the issues at their very depth before attempting to address the problems on hand. This will create the foundation for informed and experienced young leadership which our country needs. Bangalore is no alien to issues. Once a garden city, now a garbage city. Once a city that was admired for its beauty now that has lost its charm. The city has lost its eco-balance. To overcome these issues, Campus to community, an internship program was initiated by Students for Development aiming to engage students from campuses in community activities. ABBSSM students will be used as resources to conduct surveys in the city. This would help the students to give them a hands-on experience and knowledge of the BBMP functions and ward offices. Team Leaders lead Campus to Community participants through their engaged- learning experience – connecting both ABBSSM students and local change-making organizations. Non-profit organizations, social service organizations and government service offices will partner with ABBSSM Campus to Community Programs.

Research and Incubation
ABBSSM has a unique and innovative program for students where they learn how to undertake both qualitative and quantitative research. This offers an opportunity to the students to delve deep into areas of their interest and publish papers in recognized journals. The students work under the guidance of the research mentor and the faculty mentor. The program prepares the student for their corporate or entrepreneurial projects as they are able to create excellent reports through a research process that they learn. This initiative helps in the placement process as students become confident in answering the interview questions as they have better knowledge of the area of their specialization. They stand ahead of others in their jobs as they can present data in a structured and analysed manner that adds value to their reports and presentations in their corporate life. Students are encouraged to prepare Business Plans that they can present to investors and ABBSSM helps to incubate ideas that are recognized as having good potential. 

11gPROCESS FOR DESIGNING THE PROGRAM CURRICULUM

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Program Design
• The model curriculum provided by AICTE for PGDM is used as the guideline for drafting the curriculum of ABBSSM
• ABBSSM is a student centric Institution, therefore all activities both curricular and non-curricular are oriented towards both professional and personal development of the student.
• The Institute observes the ‘Academic Year’ from the month of July every year to June next year.
• Keeping in mind the VUCA world, the curriculum has been enriched with relevant courses and practices to inculcate a creative mind – set for the student enabling them to face ambiguity, volatility, complexity and uncertainty.
• As per the guidelines of AICTE the Institute has ensured a judicious balance of core and elective courses.
• Being an autonomous Institute, ABBSSM has the flexibility to incorporate relevant contemporary, industry-oriented courses in the curriculum
• A unique facet of ABBSSM is its emphasis on value-based learning and sustainable practices.
• The campus to community projects imbibes sensitivity to the grass root issues of the community and helps to inculcate socially responsible behavior among students. It helps them to become ethically responsible future corporate citizens.
• Through the mandatory credited research course, students are encouraged to undertake research related to their functional areas across various sectors and companies.
• The mandatory four and half month nine credit industry internship program makes the student corporate ready as they get hands on learning in the industry under the guidance of the industry and faculty mentors
Too encourage the entrepreneurial spirit among the students ABBSSM has set up an entrepreneurial cell. Successful start-ups have been initiated under this cell.  
• Various curricular and extra-curricular activities also enrich the curriculum with value additions to help in the holistic development of the students.
• Value added certifications like six sigma green belt, supply chain management, agile and scrum management, family business, BSE certification, digital marketing, business analytics are offered to students to help in enhancing their classroom learning.
• Extracurricular activities like the 5K RUN, ARMAGEDDON, REGALIA helps them to understand the functional areas of management.
• The Academic program curriculum designing, developing, assessment and realigning starts from the month of March-April every year. 
• It is a continuous process and there is a very well laid out and robust system for curriculum up gradation and its execution throughout the academic year. IQAC and faculty council ensure timely development and delivery of the same. 
• The Convocation is held after students complete all the formalities of the program.
11hProcess for Compliance of Institute Curriculum
The Institute organizational structure has its Director at the apex. Each course of a programme is delivered with diligence by individual faculty. There is general practice that reasonable decentralization is maintained. 

The curriculum of the Institute complies with broad guidelines provided by AICTE from time to time. The Institute makes serious efforts to benchmark its course curriculum with best-in-class management schools. It’s our effort to revisit, revise and update the curriculum with the latest and changing needs of industry. In order to benchmark our curriculum with the leading b-schools and to meet the industry needs, we have a well-laid down process for periodic curriculum updating and upgradation.

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Curriculum Revision
The Institute religiously observes the practice of revising minimum of 1/3rd courses every academic year. This means that all courses undergo necessary revision process once in 3 years. This ensures the course curriculum is agile and update with needs of academic world, industry, government and ever-changing social norms and practices.
12Accounted Audited statement for the last 3 years (refer link in mandatory disclosures)
13Best Practices (https://www.abbssm.edu.in/program/best-practices/)

About ABBSSM:

ABBS School of Management is an autonomous Business School, established in 2009 which offers Post Graduate Diploma in Management. The PGDM program is one of the top-ranking programmes in India and is internationally accredited by IACBE, USA. The 2-years program (full-time) is approved by AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education). 

The Institute is established under the Samagra Shikshana Samithi Trust (SSST), which in turn appoints the Board of Governors. The Institute’s activities are planned, directed and monitored at the apex level by the Board of Governors (BoG), headed by the Chairman and it includes eminent personalities from public life, education, industry and services. The Director of the Institute acts as the Member-Secretary of the BoG.

ABBS School of Management during its tenure of more than a decade in management education is driven by its academic program, its analytical, data-driven approach to problem-solving, the research impact of its faculty, the ambition and creativity of its students and the business successes of its alumni. The Institute prides itself on not just keeping pace with the changing needs of contemporary business but anticipating and contributing to that change through its Centers of Excellence, innovative research and education. Team ABBSSM is led by their Director Dr. Madhumita Chatterji whose leadership believes in a great working environment coupled with open communication with all stakeholders. ABBSSM is  a microcosm of every culture, gender  of India and the Institute is are proud of its heritage as well as of their staff, faculty, students and alumni.

ABBSSM is among the first of its peers to experience the opportunities and challenges that greater diversity brings. Our student body now looks the way the country will look in the future. What we do with the variation in background, identity, and point of view matters not only to us and higher education, but to the world beyond our campus. We are engaged in the intellectual project of renewing a tradition in order to make good on its promise for a changed social and cultural world. 

In their endeavour to be a community of learners who are committed to education, research and community service, we take pride in working together to achieve the same.

ABBSSM is located in Bangalore the capital of the state of Karnataka in India. Bangalore is a silicon city of India and a truly cosmopolitan city with the population consisting from all the parts of India and the Globe. It is located at Magadi Road that is around 15 KM distance form Majestic, the main city of Bangalore.

Best Practices

1.Campus to Campus (C to C)

The campus to community projects imbibes sensitivity to the grass root issues of the community and helps to inculcate socially responsible behaviour among students. It helps them to become ethically responsible future corporate citizens. Through the mandatory credited research course, students are encouraged to undertake research related to their functional areas across various sectors and companies. Campus to Community programme participants gain extraordinary learning experience by connecting and engaging with local change-making organizations and leaders.

2. Capstone: 

The purpose of a Capstone project is to assimilate academic learning with industry development and create scholarly piece of work. The Capstone project is a student led independent research project in the chosen field to address a question or a problem encountered based on need felt by a chosen organization. The project is monitored by two mentors, one in house faculty mentor (chosen by student) and one research mentor. The capstone project will focus on desk study of a selected organization, in line with the goals of the chosen organization; and the project must produce valuable research work for the organization. The research work led by student needs to meet minimum required time and quality standards. The purpose of working on a Capstone project is for students to apply their policy analysis skills in a way useful to the practical needs of the chosen organization. All ABBS School of Management students must complete a capstone project during their final year. The capstone project must evidence scholarly and/or professional analysis informed by the sustained and appropriate application of analytical methodologies.

3. IIP

Industrial trainings and internships assist the students to practise their accumulated theoretical knowledge in the industry. Thereby students will be aware about the needs of industry to find employment in today’s challenging scenario. Students can go for internship during the months of February/March every year.

The student after the completion of the electives takes up various implementation aspects of the curriculum in the fourth and final semester. The Final semester predominantly consists of the Capstone Project and a four and half month onsite Industry Internship program (IIP) that enables the student to get a real time understanding of management issues in a live scenario.  The  industry internship program makes the student corporate ready as they get hands on learning in the industry under the guidance of the industry and faculty mentors.  The IIP is mandatory for the award of the Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration. Nine credits are allocated to IIP and therefore it forms an integral part of the curriculum.

4. Audit Courses:

PGDM students have the option to take an audit courses across any electives offered by the department. These courses are guided by faculty and provide students an opportunity to personalize their academic work to pursue their specific areas of interest in depth.

5. Internationalization of education

In ABBSSM is one of its highlights and best practices. It has proved to be beneficial in establishing powerful international networks and associations to develop and mobilize aptitude, transfer of knowledge, and promote global research. The MoU’s, exchange of students and faculty, and lectures delivered by international faculty have produced postgraduates who are internationally knowledgeable and cross culturally sensitive. The student mobility has allowed them to adapt to different environments where the students are able to understand the connections between the local environment in which they live and the global scenario. At ABBS School of Management successful Internationalization means training students to approach their own cultures and traditions yet be sensitive to new ones and it is the process by which all the stakeholders contribute to the world while also being shaped by it. This has resulted in the ‘Self Transformation’ of students and faculty which has enabled them to see the world from vantage points not only allowing them to learn new cultures and countries but also hone their business acumen.