With the new academic year in force, admissions are opening up across the country for various streams/programs. With colleges/institutions/universities having begun placing advertisements across mediums, it is only natural for students to experience confusion with respect to selecting the right program and college to pursue their selected program. This scenario is also true in the commerce and management streams. 

To enable students to make informed choices and help in choosing the right commerce/management college, CMR University, Bengaluru, has come out with a comprehensive guide that throws light on pointers to be kept in mind before finalizing on a commerce or management college. Check out this guide, below:

Evaluating the Curriculum/ Pedagogy at the college

  • Does the college offer a contemporary curriculum? 
  • Do courses undergo review/ modification every year?
  • Does the curriculum offer scope for experiential learning?

Evaluating the Projects/Applied Learning at the college

  • Are field work and projects part of learning?
  • Are projects – mini, major and capstone part of the program?

Evaluating Internship opportunities at the college

  • How many internships does the program have?
  • Does the institute support getting internships?
  • Does the college have community and corporate/ industry internships?

Evaluating the Industry Interaction opportunities offered by the college

  • Does the college have a platform for industry-institute interface?
  • Does the program offer industry-led practice labs?
  • Does the college provide opportunities for live projects?

Evaluating Placements at the college

  • What kind of placement does the college provide?
  • Is there an IT integrated platform for placement?

Evaluating the Partnerships/Collaborations of the college

  • Does the college have partnerships with global universities?
  • What are the organizations/ industry associations with whom the college is partnering?

Evaluating opportunities for Holistic Development at the college

  • Does the learning in college happen beyond the classroom?
  • What kind of opportunities for interdisciplinary learning are available?
  • Does the college provide credits for extra-curricular activities?

At CMR University, Bengaluru, the teaching pedagogy lays emphasis on Design Thinking and Experiential Learning; while offering an industry-compliant curriculum designed by academicians from India and abroad. These ensure that students are better trained to become all-round professionals in the areas of commerce and management. The University has also established 6 centres of excellence for management students in emerging areas, mentored by industry experts. The university’s dedicated placement and internship cell is focused on making career opportunities and entrepreneurship accessible to all.

 Credits: Dr. Sugant – Dean, School of Management and School of Economics and Commerce.


Posted by Dr. R Sugant, Dean, School of Management, School of Economics and Commerce, CMR University.

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