From this academic year the students of Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) would get an opportunity to specialize in marketing, finance or human resources management. The Mumbai University is making some changes in their academic curriculum from the forthcoming academic year. Those who are sociologist students would get to learn the impact of social networking in the common lives. Those aspiring students who have interest to know more about Right to Education Act could do the same. The Zoology students would get a chance to study about the prevalent diseases such as tuberculosis which falls under immunology. These moves are expected to make the syllabus “more market-oriented and industry-specific”.
Madhu Nair who is the dean of Commerce department in Mumbai University said that the first-year BMS syllabus was revised just last year. He further said, “This year, second-year students will be able to choose one of three specialized options. Students need not go for post-graduation with specialization in one subject as we offer it at the undergraduate level. The proposal was unanimously passed by the board of studies members.”
BMS is a self-financed college which is affiliated to the university in the state which holds a student base of almost 15,000 every year. For B.Com syllabus the innovative courses have also been introduced which contains transport management, financial management, environment management and economics. Las year there were few marketing oriented courses that got introduced which would provide more specialized options for the students in the undergraduate level. This year too, the state has given permission for inclusion of new courses. Last year, courses such as mechatronics, electronics and electricals were introduced as the new branches in engineering were required to meet industry demands. The Arts faculty has introduced burning issues related to social networking and its impact on economics and politics in their courses.