Teaching and Learning

Imparting Critical Thinking

Process of PO attainment

Steps of Attainment Process:

1. The vision, mission and PEO statements serve as a base for defining the program outcomes. The institute has eight well-defined POs.

2. Course anchors prepare their course plans in consultation with the course cohort. They decide on the course outcomes, teaching pedagogy, types of assessment and evaluation rubrics of assignments and question papers keeping course to POs correlation in mind. Course anchors present the plan to the AOL (Assurance of Program Educational Objective Learning) team. AOL will approve the course plan, and the same will be ready for class delivery in the next trimester.

3. Assessments are planned and systematically executed as per the academic calendar. The information about assessment submission will be announced in the first week of the trimester.

4. PO attainment is determined with direct and indirect assessment tools. Direct assessment contributes up to 80%, and indirect assessment contributes 20% to Program outcomes. Direct attainments are measured by students' performance and feedback on the learning process. Indirect attainment comes from students and experts.

5. The course anchor and AOL team compare the actual PO (attained) with the set target value. If the actual is less than the target, the course anchors devise an action plan to improve next time in consultation with the AOL team. This action plan will be based on gap analysis which can be understood in detail by going through course outcome attainment values.

6. The course-to-PO correlation can be reviewed for continuous improvement, if actual attainment matches the target.

Learning through Projects & Interactions

Instructional Methods at SBM

Cases used for classroom discussions 

Organisational Structure Training

As students enroll into the MBA program at School of Business and Management, CHRIST (Deemed to be) University, they are required to undergo mandatory training at an organization in order to be able to:

Thus, students are able to define the term 'organizational structure', to understand the importance and need for formal organizational structures. In order to aid students to get a grip of the fundamentals, an Udemy course has been developed by our faculty with the objective to enable students to be well-equipped to connect well with the concepts and theories of management, as they join the school.

Zero Week

The first week post the joining of the First Year MBA students is conducted as the Zero Week, where students are oriented regarding Academic Standards and CHRIST culture. The students from the various backgrounds are also brought to a common ground by introducing them the basics of Business and Management such as Business Communication, Basics of Excel, Critical Thinking, Organisation Structure and several others.

Bridge Courses

Bridge courses are remedial classes to bring most students onto the same playing ground. The students from the various backgrounds are given special attention to ensure they are better equipped for the further courses during the following trimesters.

Case-based Teaching and Learning

Case studies are extensively used across different courses to ensure problem-solving, and critical and analytical thinking among students. Case studies published by Harvard Business School, IVEY and many reputed publishers are used. Below is an indicative list of case studies used in the teaching-learning process.

A6.8-List of cases.xlsx - To be updated on website.pdf


Mentoring sessions are one on one sessions wherein mentors help their mentees to develop personal, interpersonal as well as intrapersonal skills. Knowledge, skills and attitudes are shaped through individual as well as group activities conducted on a regular basis. Multiple instances of peer learning, experiential learning and self development can be observed during such mentoring sessions. Mentors provide support to the students in resume preparation, group discussion and mock interviews. Mentors inculcate the responsible citizenship behaviour like timeliness, punctuality, professional approach among the students through activities and role modelling.

The course is designed to induct the students into the MBA program from various cultures, perspectives and educational background. The course ensures induction of the students into reading habits related to business, develops curiosity through current affairs and equips the students to benefit from peer learning through a structured mentoring process. It also aid to develop a futuristic thinking for the students to identify themselves with a ‘practice area’ for developing deeper level competencies.  of specialization and a career goal. Students get exposure to various business terms and develop an aptitude towards management thinking.

Mentoring Outline

Various focus areas across trimesters and indicative list of activities conducted 

Trimester I activities

Mentoring focus: Induction of the students into reading habits related to business, development of curiosity through current affairs

1. Presentations on relevant topics

2. News and current affairs analysis

3. Book Review

4. Debate

5. Corporate Storytelling (Infographics, poster making)

Trimester II activities

Mentoring Focus: Familiarize students with business terms and updates through significant developments in the corporate world

1. News and current affairs analysis

2. Presentation on sustainable practices in business

3. Leadership traits and values of ‘role-model’ leaders

4. Sustainable Development Practices by MSMEs/NGOs

5. Personal SWOT and 1-on-1 developmental discussion

Trimester III activities

Mentoring Focus: Develop domain knowledge, skills and competency in their chosen area of specialization

1. Presentation On Latest Trends

2. Interview of a Practicing professional in the Domain

3. Resume preparation

4. Group Discussion

5. Presentation on example of value-based leadership during ethically challenging business contexts

Trimester IV activities

Mentoring Focus: Acquire and develop research competencies


1. Research methods and research resources

2. Preparing brief annotated bibliography

3. Small-Scale Literature Review Assignment

4. Ethical principles in research

Trimester V activities

Mentoring Focus: Preparing students to transition to a corporate role

1. Group discussion on mentor-assigned topic

2. Interview with domain expert

3. Group presentation for improving communication and team working

Summer Internship Projects (SIP)

Value Added Courses

List of Value Added Courses.docx.pdf

Innovative Pedagogical and Assessments Tools 

List of Innovative Practices.docx.pdf

Moodle exams

Industrial Visits


G20 Summit

Corporate Interfaces

Competitions and Fests