The Bachelor of Information Management (BIM) programme is a four year (eight semester) programme of Tribhuvan University offering an integrated IT and Management Courses. This course is envisaged to enable students to develop skill in information technology, and at the same time make them able to understand the professional expertise while they occupy decision making positions. In Nepal more than 26 Business/IT colleges offers Bachelor of Information Management (BIM) program with affiliation from Tribhuvan University.
Information Management is the study of information and communication systems in business and administration, and is becoming increasingly relevant to other fields as well. Information Management includes development and application of theories, ideas, models, methods, and tools in order to analyze, configure, and use information systems.
Information Management relies on approaches used in business administration, economics, and computer science; it integrates these and supplements them with approaches that are specific to this subject area. The program is interdisciplinary in nature and courses are borrowed from many different disciplines like Management, Economics, Computer Science, Psychology and Sociology.
The Bachelor of Information Management (BIM) is a special purpose program in semester system designed to develop socially responsible, scientifically approached / creative, and result oriented Information Technology (IT) professionals. The program intends to equip students with the skills and attributes required to be effective and efficient IT professionals.
Objective of the Program
The mission of this program is to develop socially responsible, scientifically approached and result oriented information technology (IT) professionals. The specific objectives of the program are to:
- Prepare IT professionals proficient in the use of computers and computational techniques in order to develop effective information systems to solve real life problems in the organizational milieu
- Develop students’ skill in object-oriented software design methods and data management systems.
- Provide professional training to students by combining information technology with managerial skills
- Prepare students to proceed on to post graduate level study in information management within and outside the country
The general teaching pedagogy includes class lectures, group discussions, case studies, guest lectures, role play, research work, project work (individual and group), assignments (theoretical and practical), and term papers. The teaching faculty will determine the choice of teaching pedagogy as per the need of the course. The concerned faculty shall develop a detailed course outline and work plan at the beginning of each semester and also recommends the basic text and other reference materials for effective teaching-learning of the course modules.
Internship: Industrial Attachment Project
In the final semester, students shall be attached to organizations where they have to work for a period of eight weeks. Each student shall prepare an individual project report in the prescribed format based on his / her work in the respective organization assigned to him / her. Evaluation of the internship shall be based on the confidential report by the organization, project report and presentation of the report. The report must be submitted by the end of the eighth semester. Students must secure a minimum grade of “C” in the internship. The internship carries a weight equivalent to 6 credit hours.
Examination, Evaluation and Grading System
The BIM program will be executed through the semester system. The regular program shall be completed in eight semesters. The internal (ongoing) evaluation and the external (end of semester) examination shall carry 40 percent and 60 percent weightage respectively. The semester examinations shall be conducted by FOM. The final grade of the student shall be determined on the overall performance in the internal and external examinations.
Students are required to attend regularly all theory and practical classes, assignments, study tour, field trip, seminars and presentations as required by the course. A student is required to attend at least 80 percent of such activities in order to qualify for the semester examination.
Credit Transfers and Withdrawl
The program allows students to transfer the credits earned by them in similar program of other universities recognized by Tribhuvan University. A student who has partially completed the BIM program and would like to discontinue his / her studies shall also be allowed to withdraw from the program. In such cases, a certificate specifying the credit earned by the student in the program shall be provided.
The BIM program extends over eight semesters (four academic years). The BIM degree is awarded upon its successful completion of all the following requirements specified by the curriculum. • The successful completion of 126 credit hours as prescribed with a minimum of passing grade in all courses with an aggregate CGPA of 2.00. • A minimum of grade ‘C’ obtained in the Industrial Attachment Project. • Completion of courses for the fulfillment of the requirements of the BIM program must occur within seven years from the time of registration.
Eligibility for Admission in Bachelor in Information Management (BIM)
The candidates applying for BIM programs must have:
- Students who have passed 10+2 or equivalent examinations from recognized academic institute with second division (securing 45% and above) or 1.8 CGPA are eligible to enroll in this program.
- Successfully completed a twelve years schooling or equivalent from any University, Board or Institution recognized by Tribhuvan University securing a minimum of second division in the twelve year schooling or equivalent.
Complies with all the application procedures.Must have appeared and passed in the entrance test (CMAT) conducted by the Faculty of Management, TU. CMAT test includes verbal ability, Quantitative ability, logical reasoning, and General awareness.
Only short listed candidates from the written test will be interviewed and selected for admission.
Written Test: Eligible applicants are required to appear in the entrance test commonly known as Central Management Admission Test (CMAT) conducted by the Faculty of Management. The test will follow the international testing pattern and standards. It includes the areas like:
There shall be altogether one hundred (100) objective questions in the CMAT containing twenty (25) questions in each section with a total weight of 100 marks. Student must secure a minimum of 40% in the CMAT in order to qualify for the interview. Interview Applicants securing above cut off point marks in the CMAT will be short-listed. Only short listed candidates will be interviewed and selected for admission.
- Verbal ability
- Quantitative ability
- Logical reasoning
- General awareness
Admissions of the students in BIM program of Tribhuvan University will be strictly on the basis of merit list. Merit list is prepared on the basis of:
- 60% of CMAT Entrance examination
- 30% of marks secured in percentage in plus two or equivalent
- 10% Interview