Ques: How is IIITM curriculum different from other institutes?
Ans: IIITM curriculum is designed in a manner to make effective use of information technology knowledge in business processes. We follow an interactive learning process and encourage innovative ideas from students. Candidates pursuing 5-year IPG course are exposed to NGO training after fourth semester. A 12-week summer intern-ship, an integral part of this institute's curriculum, helps students in establishing an interface with current generation industries.
Ques: What teaching methods are followed in ABV-IIITM Gwalior?
Ans: We at ABV-IIITM offer an academic environment that emphasizes on self-learning exercises. Study programs include case studies, conferences, seminars, panel discussions, guest lectures, and live projects. Academic evaluation is a continuous process and includes home assignments, tests, laboratory work, presentations, quizzes, and industry projects.
Ques: What are the benefits of studying in ABV-IIITM as compared to other post graduate engineering and management institutes?
Ans: ABV-IIITM provides the necessary industrial exposure to its students which is essential for their grooming. As our programs are an effort in synchronising information technology trends with current generation business processes it is vital to offer the correct ambiance for our students. With an opportunity to interact with leading industries, learners of this institute get exposure to put their theoretical knowledge into practice. Peer-to-peer interaction is a crucial effort of this institute in its learning processes. Flexibility of study programs is another distinct advantage our learners enjoy.
Ques: For IPG course, what are the criteria behind selecting between M. Tech and MBA?
Ans: As of now there are no definite rules behind choosing between M. Tech and MBA for 5-year IPG scholars. This choice lies entirely with students and is made after 6th semester. The institute however might set certain pre-conditions in the event there is a shortage of students in either of these disciplines.
Ques: Are there any financial aids for students?
Ans: The institute does not provide financial assistance except for payment of stipends to students pursuing M. Tech and Doctoral study programs. Students studying MBA are not entitled to stipends. Candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ and OBC are exempt from tuition fees only.
Ques: What are electives?
Ans: From among a list of subjects, a student is free to make a selection as per his/her choice. These chosen subjects are termed electives and are areas of specializations.
Ques: How does one choose an elective?
Ans: Electives at every semester is mentioned in course curriculum. A student is required to make a choice of electives during registration.
Ques: What are credits?
Ans: Students are evaluated on the basis of credits earned during a semester. These credits are earned for both practical and theoretical assignments. Credit rating contributes towards 'weightage' used for calculating CGPA and SGPA.
Ques: How do you distinguish between SGPA and CGPA?
Ans: SGPA (Semester Grade Point Average) is an average score on a 10-point scale for every subject studied in a semester. The steps involved in calculating SGPA are: i) Course credit is multiplied by grade value for calculating total points earned during a course; ii) total points for all courses are then aggregated; iii) total credits for all courses attempted are then added; iv) total points earned is then divided by total credits for calculating SGPA.
CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) is a summation of these credit ratings over an entire study program from first till last semesters.
Ques: What is this 10-point scale?
Ans: This 10-point scale is a grading system where A is the highest grade corresponding to 10 points and E corresponding to 0 point. The scale goes thus:
Grade A Grade Point 10 Outstanding
do A- do 9 Excellent
do B do 8 Very good
do B- do 7 Good
do C do 6 Above average
do C- do 5 Average
do D do 4 Below average
do E do 0 Very poor
do F do Fail
do I do Incomplete
Students getting F or I are required to re-appear for the concerned examination. If students feel , they are at liberty to reappear for an examination for betterment of grade points earned. All grading are done through a process of continuous evaluation that includes tests, presentations, assignments, laboratory work, surprise quizzes, project work, and attendance.
Ques: What is the expected CGPA of a student?
Ans: On an average a student is expected to earn at least 7 CGPA for an uninterrupted and worthwhile academic record.
Ques: How is value addition done to ABV-IIITM study programs?
Ans: This institute regularly organizes lectures and presentations of professors from overseas universities. Students of this institute are thus exposed to discourses from erstwhile academicians and industry leaders. This institute has the fortune of welcoming Dr. Max Migliorato from University of Michigan, England; Prof. Ashok Kochar from Aston University, England; Prof. V. R. Potnis from Michigan Tech University, United States; and Prof. N. Cho from Hangyang University, Republic of Korea.
Ques: What about visiting faculty?
Ans: Visiting faculties usually conduct classes on Saturdays and Sundays, the regular off-days in this institute.
Ques: Can a candidate discontinue after completing the B. Tech portion of 5-year IPG course?
Ans: Such flexibility is not allowed. Candidates pursuing 5-year IPG study program are awarded a dual degree only after completion of 10-semesters (ideally in five years). This dual degree could either be B. Tech + M. Tech OR B. Tech + MBA.
Ques: After completion of a 5-year IPG program can a student specialize in a post graduation course?
Ans: Any candidate opting for a IPG study course is not entitled to separate post graduation program. Specialization is only in information technology, except that dissertations and electives are either in business administration or IT.
Ques: What are the chances of going abroad for studies after ABV-IIITM?
Ans: There are ample examples of students from this institute going to foreign universities for Doctoral degrees or research programs.
Ques: What are overseas job opportunities like after passing from this institute?
Ans: Some of the leading recruiters are multinational companies based outside India. New recruits are often sent for two/ three years on foreign assignments by these international companies. Students have found employment in USA, Japan, France, Italy, Switzerland, Ireland, Spain, Greece, Kuwait, Oman and other nations. Many students also have the opportunity of doing their intern-ship abroad.
Ques: Apart from regular study programs is there scope for related areas?
Ans: Learners of this institute are encouraged to explore areas outside normal curriculum. There is ample enthusiasm among our learners to study Algorithms, Designing, MATLAB, Linux, and other programming languages that are not taught in classrooms. Paper presentations, programming competitions, and designing exercises held across the country attract talents from this institute as well. Research in multiple fields under Computer Science and Engineering allows scholars to discover new areas of opportunities for commerce and industries.
Ques: What is the importance of FDPs in this institute?
Ans: ABV-IIITM organises FDPs (faculty development programs) for faculties of external institutes. This is categorised as an 'outreach' activity of this institute.
Ques: What other inputs do students of this institute receive?
Ans: This institute from time to time invites senior professionals from leading corporations to share their experiences and viewpoints. These are usually interactive sessions that enable scholars of this institute to educate themselves about current market demands of industries and businesses. Students of ABV-IIITM had the fortune of interacting with the likes of IDBI ex-chairman Shri Suhas Boker, and Sunworks Consultant CEO Shri Vikas Sharma.
Alumni of this academy have been co-operative right through in sharing their experiences inside and outside this institute for enrichment of our learners. We encourage our students to participate in conferences, workshops, and presentations organized by different companies and academies.
Ques: What has been the outcome of such initiatives?
Ans: Students have been awarded with accolades in various competitions in local, regional, and national levels. There have been instances of articles and research papers being published in international journals. Placement is to the extent of 100 percent of our scholars every year.
Ques: What other initiatives does the institute take in grooming their students?
Ans: Personality development tests are conducted by external agencies for our learners. We lay emphasis on presentation skills through case studies and project demonstrations. Student are offered an equitable platform for development of their presentation skills at this institute.
Ques: What are the class schedules at ABV-IIITM?
Ans: Normal timings for both theory and practical classes are from 9am till 5pm with Saturdays and Sundays off. However there is scope for laboratory sessions and guest lectures on holidays and off-days.