BITM: Boasting of Outcome-Based & Student-Centric Learning

Dr. Yashvanth Bhupal,DirectorLeadership skill gap across the world is a long ventilated quandary. A study presided over by LinkedIn named ‘2016 Leadership Talent Challenges’ reveals that 78 percent of HR decision-makers in the country feel that it’s difficult to fill leadership positions in their organizations. One of the predominant hindrances is the dearth of first-hand acquaintance of opportunities arising from the dynamic business environment. It’s a fine felicitous omen that impact of this flaring demand is becoming lucidly visible in the academia of elite educational institutions such as Ballari Institute of Technology & Management(BITM).

Established in 1997 under Basavarajeshwari Group of Institutions, BITM(approved by AICTE & affiliated to VTU) is an upholder of outcome-based and student-centric education, and hence bestows opportunities for students to have the first-hand acquaintance of business opportunities and challenges. “Our focus is on engendering employable graduates with discipline-specific expertise and who are known for their ability to create, innovate, initiate, and lead,” asserts YJ Prithvi Raj Bhupal, Deputy Director, BITM.

The college has a separate convention called‘Innovative Managers Forum’, which brings in business leaders, corporate bigwigs, industrialists,& professional consultants of various business segments to the college on a regular basis. Through regular classroom sessions, seminars, workshops and discussions conducted by them, it’s ascertained that students harness the latest trends and developments in the field of management. With such high quality challenging inputs bombarded, students’tenure in the institute becomes rigorous, demanding and achievement

The campus also has one of the most celebrated Management-Fests in the state under its belt- Abhivrudhi, where in students from various business schools participate every year. Furthermore, BITM is a permanent member of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII)and All India Management Association(AIMA).

Engendering Experts with Greater Vision
BITM (ISO 9001:2015 certified) takes pride its MBA department’s teaching faculty, which itself boasts of four Ph.D. holders, who coordinate with a carefully put together team of varied real world managerial experiences to share first-hand industrial knowledge and mentoring to the students. Standing tall on this strong academic plinth, BITM employs smart classes and mobile learning facility, which has brought together technology & modern-age pedagogy to impart effective learning and personal & professional excellence.

"The college has a clear vision of the need for entrepreneurs in the country that thrives by leaps and bounds, and even beyond the borders"

BITM’s state-of-the-art research division that continues to achieve grants worth crores further sharpening the edge of pedagogy, students are trained on latest technologies and industry hot cakes such as digitization of businesses, data analytics based demand generation, new-age HR strategies and much more. This milieu has been instrumental not only in campus attracting the eyeballs of leading companies across the industry verticals, but also in many of them establishing their center of excellence(CoE) in the institution.

The Incubation Center
The institute has signed MOU with the industrial leaders including, but not limited to, Infosys, Wipro, IBM, and Texas Instruments. Prithvi adjoins, “Coupled with counseling and focused soft-skill training provided, it’s not only that we get more than 80 percentage of our graduates ‘campus-placed’ every year, but also the salary packages are sizeable against the norms. Our students get placed with remuneration ranging from Rs.3.5 lakh to Rs.6 lakh per annum”.
The college has a clear vision of the need for entrepreneurs in the country that thrives by leaps and bounds, and even beyond the borders. Projected towards inciting leaders with global awareness and sophisticated expertise, BITM fosters entrepreneurship & ethical decision-making, and support students financially to transform their business ideas into a productive form. “In the last couple of years, we have incubated a couple of companies within the campus, which today are registered companies with offices in Bangalore,” adds Prithvi.

The Comprehensive Development of Students
The campus is spread along 11 acres in the heart of Ballari, Karnataka, where all in-house facilities such as indoor sports complex, hockey, football & cricket grounds, air conditioned classrooms & seminar hall, labs and libraries that provide extensive knowledge source are availed. The entire campus being a WiFi zone (including many high-speed centers), BITM provides hostel facilities for both gents and ladies. Other recreational facilities like gym and yoga are also offered, aiming at the overall development of students.

Progressing every day under the aegis of Dr. Yashvanth Bhupal(Director), who has won ‘Vanijya Ratna’ award from Chamber of Commerce for his contributions towards society and Dr GP Dineshb (Dean-Management Studies), BITM also actively participates in the national service scheme(NSS) to contribute their part in uplifting the society. Manifesting its intensity, the campus won ‘One of the Best Colleges Award’ under Swachch Bharart Mission, standing second in Karnataka. Blood donation camps are also conducted by the college towards inculcating social responsibilities in students.

With an MBA department that stands par with its Engineering excellence, which the company has been showcasing over the past two decades, BITM is well on its way to become a leading B-School in the country with a humane and global outlook. Going forward, BITM is all set to reach out to the new avenues of management education, and looking forward to foreign collaboration in such a way that it benefits both faculty and students.