The Pedagogy includes a balanced mix of lectures case studies,seminars,business games,industrial assignments,live projects,role play and field visits.The Institute places heavy emphasis on experimental and process oriented learning.Besides honing up the skills of individual decision making,enough emphasis is laid on developing team skills and value focused decision making.TIM has a vibrant students community. Here learning is not confined to classroom sessions.Seminars, journal club article reviews and presentations, co –curricular competitions, cultural events are regular features of campus life.
Facilities for indoor and outdoor games, yoga and gymnasium are also available in the campus.All the participants are required to undergo their summer projects in an organisation of repute for three months as stipulated by the University of Kerala.
TIM’s Active and Competent team -TACT, is the apex association of students for organizing seminars, guest talks, interaction with experts, quiz programs, TIM Fest and cultural events. TACT aims at promoting creativity and developing organizational and leadership skills among the participants.
There are two internships, one in the second semester and another one at the end of third semester each of four weeks duration. This is scheduled in the middle of second semester. The internship is an entirely different programme from the Project Work in the fourth semester. The basic premise of internship is that management students should work outside the traditional campus environment to gain practical job experience. The Internship is a course of study primarily with an experiential component.
Purpose: The purpose of internship is to sensitise the participant to the nuances of the workplace and to understand the group process and dynamics in organisations in first person perspective. It also helps in developing a network of corporate contacts for future career enhancements.
Process: Each intern is allocated with a Faculty Guide for the facilitation of the work. There is a daily reporting system regarding the performance of an intern monitored both by personnel from the company and the Faculty Guide from TIM.
Output: Interns undergo incidental as well as scheduled training exercise during internship and learn to cope with unfamiliar situations in work. They are evaluated based on the feedback from the company, achievements, contribution to the organisation and presentation in the campus. Most of the successful students get pre-placement offers during internship itself even while they are in the second semester.
Group work forms a major component of the program .The groups are formed in a manner such that participants get to work with people from different educational and cultural backgrounds. Feedback from alumni over the years has proved that the greatest part of one’s learning at the institute happens in group activities.
Lectures and Demonstrations
They are theoretical frame works and tools of analysis .These equip the participants to be managers with cross functional skill and leadership abilities .This aims to instill in the participants, ability to think laterally and to develop an entrepreneurial approach to complex business situations.
The Case Method
Case method of learning hones the analytical and decision making skills of the participants and gives insights into real life management issues. The case method enables the TIM graduates to think on their feet , listen ,respond and to work as a team.
Role Play helps to develop the ability to analyze issues from person’s point of view and biases .Role play enhances communication skills of students and the ability to empathize with different points of view.
Presentations and problem solving exercises
Presentations and problem solving exercises are not something that the participants do as part of wider curriculum , but its all what they do in TIM. They range from academic oriented students presentations to industry oriented presentations by experts.
AN INDICATIVE LIST OF COMPANIES PARTICIPATED IN 2013 TIM- INTERNSHIPS
Micro Labs Ltd., Bangalore
Impresario Event Management
Maitri Advertisements Pvt ltd ,Kochi
Media One News Channel, Calicut
Reliance H R ServicesLtd,Trivandrum
Jotun Paints,Dubai , U.A.E
Amrita Life, Kollam
Bharti Airtel ,Mangalore
Thomas Cook India Ltd, Bangalore
Meta Data Technologies,Infopark
Barq Construction ,Group W.L.L
Stallion Systems & Solutions Pvt Ltd
Geojit BNP Paribas Financial Services ltd
Calmove Technologies, Technopark
Axis Bank, Kollam
Mahindra & Mahindra ,Kochi
IBS Software Services,Trivandrum
Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences,Trivandrum
Presteege Lachmandas Group ,Ernakulam
Radio One FM
Ostrich Mobility Instruments Pvt ltd
UAE Exchange and Finance Ltd