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Student Centric Curriculum Design and Implementation – Challenges & Opportunities in Business Management & IT Education

Aithal, Sreeramana (2016): Student Centric Curriculum Design and Implementation – Challenges & Opportunities in Business Management & IT Education. Published in: IRA International Journal of Education and Multidisciplinary Studies (ISSN 2455–2526) , Vol. 4, No. 3 (8 October 2016): pp. 423-437.

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Student-centric curriculum design and implementation in higher education system are getting importance due to the reason of creating employable and skilled graduates who can take optimum decisions for industry problems and who can lead technocrat society. Even though student-centric curriculum is essential in all areas of higher education, it became essential in business management and information technology due to the fact that these areas are changing at a faster rate due to the enhanced competition in globalized business. In this paper, we have discussed the challenges and opportunities in curriculum planning, designing, and effective implementation in autonomous and affiliated business schools. We have discussed the possibility of designing industry oriented curriculum in business management and information technology, which contain both industry and research experience components. This student centric curriculum improvement model will take care of rapid growth of both the fields and the requirement of updating the curriculum with present developments. The opportunities and challenges of student-centric curriculum design and developments in Business management subject and in Information technology subjects are discussed. The advantages, benefits, constraints, and disadvantages of such system are listed. Though the implementation of the new model is challenging, the advantages and the benefits outlay the disadvantages and the constraints.

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