Wednesday 28 March 2012

Bachelors of Management Studies - BMS

Bachelors Of Management Studies (BMS) - Mumbai University

This course was introduced by the University of Mumbai in the year 1999-2000. With the growing demand for professionally qualified management executives, the course has been especially designed to create middle cadre management personnel. The BMS students are encouraged to develop the quintessential skills of effective communication, motivation and group dynamics.

BMS Course Syllabus (Mumbai University):

The duration of the course shall be six semesters spread over three years. The course shall consist of 40 modules comprising of 38 theory papers and 2 projects.

FIRST YEAR - Semester 1

  • Foundations of Human Skills
  • Introduction to Financial Accounts
  • Business Law
  • Business Statistics
  • Business Communication
  • Principles of Management
  • Introduction to Computers
FIRST YEAR - Semester 2
  • Business Environment
  • Industrial Law
  • Computer Applications in Business
  • Managerial Economics – I
  • Business Mathematics
  • Introduction to Cost Accounting
  • Environmental Management
SECOND YEAR - Semester 3
  • Management Accounting
  • Managerial Economics – II
  • Marketing Management
  • Business Aspects in Banking & Insurance
  • Production Management & Materials Management
  • Strategic Management
SECOND YEAR - Semester 4
  • Productivity and Quality Management
  • Direct & Indirect Taxes
  • Export Import Procedure & Documentation
  • Cooperatives & Rural Markets
  • Research Methods in Business
  • Public Relations Management
THIRD YEAR - Semester 5
  • Human Resources Management
  • Service Sector Management
  • Financial Management
  • Elements of Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  • Business Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Elective I: Special Studies in Marketing (or) Special Studies in Finance (or) E-Commerce
  • Project Work
THIRD YEAR - Semester 6
  • Entrepreneurship & Management of Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Operations Research
  • International Finance
  • Indian Management – Thoughts and Practices
  • International Marketing
  • Elective II: Retail Management (or) Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management (or) Econometrics
  • Project Work
Farzad Minoo Damania
Career Specialist

Monday 26 March 2012

Bachelors of Mass Media - BMM

Bachelors Of Mass Media (BMM) - Mumbai University
This is a course introduced from the academic year 2000-2001, by the University of Mumbai. It has been designed to provide students with a firm grounding in communication skills. It aims to develop an ability for critical thinking and creativity and to give the students an opportunity to combine the theoretical curriculum with practical applications, through detailed research, lucid writing skills, oral presentation skills and a mastery of various mass communications media in our global information age. This course provides a starting point for students interested in pursuing a career mass media.
A candidate, for being eligible for admission to the B.M.M. degree course shall have passed XII std. Examination conducted by the Maharashtra State Board of Higher Secondary Education or any examination recognized as equivalent thereto at one and the same sitting. Students who have passed the H.S.C. examination in Arts, Science or Commerce, are eligible to apply for this course.

BMM Course Syllabus (Mumbai University):

There are 6 papers under each Semester and in the third year students can choose their area of specialization i.e. Advertising or Journalism. Each of these elective streams will have 6 papers respectively.

Semester I
- Introduction to Sociology
- Effective Communication Skills -I
- Fundamentals of Mass Communications
- Introduction to Computers
- Landmark Events in 20th Century History of World, India & Maharashtra
- Introduction to Economics

Semester II
- Political Concepts and Indian Political System
- Effective Communication Skills - II
- Principles of Management & Marketing
- Introduction to Psychology
- Translation Skills
- Introduction to English Literature

Semester III
- Introduction to Public Relations
- Introduction to Media Studies
- Culture Studies
- Understanding Cinema
- Advanced Computers
- Introduction to Creative Writing

Semester IV
- Photography and Print Production
- Introduction to Advertising
- Introduction to Journalism
- Radio and Television
- Mass Media Research
- Organisational Behaviour

Semester V (Advertising)
- Advertising in Contemporary Society
- Copywriting
- Advertising Design (Project Paper)
- Consumer Behaviour
- Media Planning and Buying
- Brand Building

Semester V (Journalism)
- Reporting
- Editing
- Feature and Opinion
- Journalism and Public Opinion
- Indian Regional Journalism
- Newspaper & Magazine Making(Project Paper

Semester VI (Advertising)
- Contemporary Issues
- Advertising & Marketing Research
- Legal Environment & Advertising Ethics
- Financial Management for Marketing & Advertising
- Agency Management
- Principles and Practise of Direct Marketing

Semester VI (Journalism)
- Contemporary Issues
- Press Law and Ethics
- Broadcast Journalism
- Business and Magazine Journalism
- Internet and Issues in the Global Media
- News Media Management 

Few Colleges offering BMM in Mumbai
- St Xavier’s College (Autonomous university, has Entrance test for admission)

- Jai Hind College
- Kishinchand Chellaram College
- Lala Lajpat Rai College
- KJ Somaiya College Of Arts And Commerce
- Sophia Women's College
- Ramnarain Ruia College
- Guru Nanak Khalsa College of Arts, Science and Commerce
- Kirti M Doongursee College Of Ars, Science And Commerce
- RD National College
- SK Somaiya Vidyavihar's College Of Arts Science And Commerce College
- Vivekanand Education Society's College of Arts, Science and Commerce
- Wilson College
- Rizvi College Of Arts, Science And Commerce College
- Shri Bhausaheb Vartak Arts, Science & Commerce College
- Siddharth College Of Arts, Science and Commerce

Farzad Damania

Career Counsellor

Monday 19 March 2012

IBPS - Recruitment for Probation Officers

The 2nd Common Written Examination (CWE-PO/ MT-II) will be conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) as a pre-requisite for selection of personnel for Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee posts in the Public Sector Banks mentioned below.

Participating Banks
  • Allahabad Bank
  • Indian Overseas Bank
  • Andhra Bank
  • Oriental Bank of Commerce
  • Bank of Baroda
  • Punjab National Bank
  • Bank of India
  • Punjab & Sind Bank
  • Bank of Maharashtra
  • Syndicate Bank
  • Canara Bank
  • UCO Bank
  • Central Bank of India
  • Union Bank of India
  • Corporation Bank
  • United Bank of India
  • Dena Bank
  • Vijaya Bank
  • Indian Bank
CWE Structure

Important Dates

For more information on eligibility, application process, payment of fees refer to the IBPS webiste.

Farzad M. Damania
Career Specialist, Trainer

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