The overall structure of the pedagogy involves the following learning process:
- Classroom learning: Lecture/discussions
- Small Group works
- Simulations and role plays
- Industry Projects and Dissertations
- Self-reflection and Self-learning
- Internships/Live projects
- Immersions (Rural/International)
Students are expected to devote for each classroom sessions at least three hours of work outside the classroom. This may involve going through, pre-read, self-learning, cases analysis, group work as a part class preparation and post class assignments involving self-reflection, individual or group assignment, project work and so on.
For each course of 20 sessions, students are expected to devote 60 hours of work outside the class room. It means students will have to work every day about nine hours per day outside the class room for three to four class room sessions per day.
- The Institute uses the concept of “credits” to define the workload of a course in terms of class room sessions or equivalence in case of project work. Each course listed in the curriculum is essentially one credit
- A 40 session course of classroom learning combined with 72 hours of outside classroom work (fieldwork, self-learning, classroom preparation, project and examination) is considered equivalent to one credit course. In case of project course of one credit need to involve work load equivalent to 80 hours of work.