The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program of Pokhara University aims to provide students with foundational knowledge and practical skill in various areas of business administration. It also intends to develop intellectual ability and managerial skills in students through business and other social science courses. Besides, the program helps the students to develop proper attitudes and qualities required for managing business functions.
The BBA Program is an intensive 4-year course stretched over eight semester of full time study, with every academic year having two semesters. The Fall Semester starts in September and the spring semester in March. Students are normally admitted to the program in the fall semester. Maximum duration allowed for the BBA program to be completed is eight years i.e.,16 semesters. Students are required to complete internship and project work during their study period. After completion of the course requirements students are awarded with the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) by Pokhara University.
The curriculum is designed to equip students with the competencies, knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for success in management field. The coursework gives students a broad and holistic view of the challenges in today’s business environment. Besides lectures, the classes are facilitated by case studies, group discussion, project assignments, field visits, class presentations and other teaching methods. In addition to this, term-paper writing, seminars and project works are the common teaching methods used by the faculty to achieve the objectives of various courses. Throughout the program emphasis is placed on students’ active participation and involvement in learning with the role of a faculty member mostly confined to that of a guide and counselor.
A student needs to complete 120 credit hours of course work, project work and internship for earning BBA degree. A full time student has to take a minimum of 12 credits per semester.&
These courses develop students’ communication skills and provide them with strong foundation in economics, behavioral sciences, statistics, mathematics, information technology and legal environment of business.
These courses will help student to understand principles and practices in the basic and functional area of management and develop their ability to synthesize and appreciate.
The concentration courses will help students to develop specialized and focused skills in the areas of their choice. Students are required to select four courses from any one of the concentration area offered by the college.
Small Business and Entrepreneurship:
Students are required to undertake independent project assignment that involves fieldwork and empirical analysis of the information collected from the field. The students are also required to prepare a project report on a prescribed format. The objective of the project work is to develop students’ skills in research, particularly in areas of data collection, processing, analysis, and report writing. The evaluation of the project work shall be external. Only ‘Pass/Fail’ grades are awarded in the internship.
The BBA students are required to undertake an internship program approved by the Head of the program. A faculty supervises the student intern. The primary goal of internship is to provide a student with a real-life on-the-job exposure and an opportunity to apply theoretical concepts in real life situation. Student’s interest and intended area of concentration are taken into account while making internship placement decisions. The normal duration of the internship is 6 to 8 weeks, and it is undertaken during the summer after completing at least 48 credit hours of course works. The students must submit the internship report to the host institution and the University and give a seminar to the faculty and students.
A student must obtain ‘Pass’ grade in the internship. Failure to obtain passing will call for a retake of the internship program. Such retake may be allowed at most only once.
Students are required to register courses at the beginning of each semester. Since registration is a very important procedural part of the credit system, all students must present themselves at the college. Registration in absence may be allowed only in rare cases at the discretion of principal. A student’s nominee cannot register for courses but will only be allowed to complete other formalities.
The BBA Program adopts rigorous theoretical instruction complemented by case-based teaching, term-paper writing, seminars and project work to emphasize on the application of concepts and theories to identify, diagnose and solve managerial problems. Up-to-date and relevant course materials are used to provide students with a solid theoretical base and conceptual clarity. Throughout the program, emphasis is placed on active participation and involvement of students in learning with the role of a faculty member mostly confined to that of a guide and counselor.
Students are also encouraged to consult the faculty during office hours for academic assistance. SAIC also adopts critical approach to learning which offers the students long lasting benefits than conventional management courses.
A student’s academic performance in a course is evaluated in two phases as:
A fifty percent weight is given to internal and fifty percent weight is given to external evaluation (Semester-end examination).& A student is required to pass the internal and external evaluation independently.& The final grade awarded to a student in a course is based on his/her consolidated performance in both internal and external evaluations.
A student will get NOT Qualified (NQ) status in the internal evaluation if his/her performance falls below the minimum requirement. Such students will not be allowed to appear in the semester-end-examination of that particular course.
The student’s performance is evaluated and graded on a letter grading system with a 4-point scale. In order to graduate, a student should achieve CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) of 2.0 or better.
Only in very rare and unusual circumstances, if a student cannot finish all the required works for the course, he/she may be awarded an incomplete grade of “I”. If all the required works are not completed within the following semester, the grade of “I” will be automatically converted into “F”.
For graduation a student should have:
A student, whose performance in the past semesters does not show the possibility of maintaining this CGPA, may be dismissed from the program.
The students must attend every lecture, tutorial, seminar and practical classes. However, to accommodate for late registration, sickness and other contingencies,& the attendance requirements is set for a minimum of 80% of the classes actually held. If the student is absent from the college for more than four weeks without permission of the principal, his/her name will be removed from the college roll.
Anyone having Intermediate of Higher Secondary or Proficiency Certificate Level or equivalent as recognized by Pokhara University can apply for admission to the Bachelor of Business Administration program. Admission to the program is based on academic promise of applicants as indicated by their academic records, statement of objectives, recommendations, scores on entrance test and performance in the personal interview.
The admission process at the college involves:
The total cost of the entire Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Program is NRs. 5,00,000 payable in 24 installments in the period of 4 years. This charge is inclusive of all the forms, fees, practical expenses and registration applicable for Pokhara University (PU). The fee amount does not include accommodation, books, stationary and other personal expenses.
* Merit and need based scholarship shall be provided for the deserving students.
The fees charged by the College are subject to change without prior notification