Bachelor of Information Management

Bachelor of Information Management

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The Bachelor of Information Management (BIM) program is a four-year (eight-semester) program of Tribhuvan University offering integrated IT and Management Courses. This course is envisaged to enable students to develop skills 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 offer Bachelor of Information Management (BIM) programs 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 the 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.

The 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’ skills 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 postgraduate level study in information management within and outside the country

Teaching Pedagogy

The BBM program is based on the student-centered learning approach. The general teaching methodology of the program includes interactive lectures, students’ presentations, case studies, and projects. The teaching faculty shall determine the appropriate teaching-learning methods suitable for each 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

Salient Features

Internship

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 3 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 the 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.

Attendance

Students are required to attend regularly all theory and practical classes, assignments, study tours, field trips, 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 programs 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.

Graduation Requirements

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 3.00.
  • A minimum of grade ‘B’ was 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.

Passing Grade and Grading System

The final evaluation of students is done through the examination conducted by Tribhuvan University. Students must secure a minimum grade ‘B’ or Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 in the internal evaluation in order to qualify to appear in the semester examination. In order to pass the semester examination, the student must secure a minimum of grade ‘B’ or the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.00. The grading system shall be as follows:

Letter Grade Cumulative Grade
Point Average
(CGPA)
Marks Obtained in
Percent
Divisions / Remarks
A 4 90 - 100 Distinction
A- 3.70 - 3.99 80 - 89.9 Very Good
B+ 3.30 - 3.69 70 - 79.9 First Division
B 3.00 - 3.299 60 -69.9 Second Division
B- 2.70 - 2.99 50 - 59.9 Pass in Individual Subject
F Below 2.70 Below 50 Fail

 

Eligibility

Eligibility for Admission in Bachelor in Information Management (BIM)

  • Successfully completed twelve-year schooling or its equivalent from any university, board or institution recognized by Tribhuvan University.
  • Minimum D+ grade in each subject of grade 11 and 12 with CGPA 1.80 or more / Secured at least second division in the 10+2, PCL, or equivalent program 
  • Complied with all the application procedures.

Eligible applicants are required to appear in the entrance test commonly known as the 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:
Verbal ability
Quantitative ability
Logical reasoning
General awareness

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. Students must secure a minimum of 40% in the CMAT in order to qualify for the interview.

FOM shall conduct a Central Management Admission Test (CMAT) that will test the basic ability of the students in verbal ability and quantitative ability. The test shall be based on the SAT format. The colleges running the program shall conduct individual presentations and interviews for selecting suitable candidates. The admission committee of the colleges has the final authority in selecting the students for the BBM program.

Merit List

Admissions of the students in BBM program of Tribhuvan University will be strictly on the basis of merit list. Merit list is prepared on the basis of:

  1. 60% of CMAT Entrance examination
  2. 30% of marks secured in percentage in plus two or equivalent
  3. 10% Interview

Admission Criteria

Scholarships

Colleges offering BIM enroll as specified number of students who have passed the CMAT exams.

Two students per section will get a 50% scholarship from the total fee collected by the college.

The following priority order should be followed when selecting students for the scholarship quota:

  • Students from Nepalese public secondary schools who have passed the +2 examinations.
  • Students who have completed +2 exams at a Nepalses public high school.

Prospect Careers

Curricular Structure

Download Syllabus:

BIM 1st Semester Syllabus.pdf

BIM 2nd Semester Syllabus.pdf

BIM 3rd Semester Syllabus.pdf

Model Questions:

BBA and BIM First Semeter Model Questions of Computer System, IT Application etc.pdf

Model Questions BBA and BIM Third semester IT Subjects.pdf

Model Questions for BBA, BIM, BBM Third Semester Business Statistics.pdf

Model Question BIM Fourth Semester IT 218 Data Structure and Algorithm with Java.pdf

Model Question BBA, BIM 4th Semester Cost and Management Accounting.pdf

Model Questions for BIM 5th Semester.pdf

Model Questions BIM Sixth Semester.pdf

Curricular Structure

The BIM program requires the students to study a total of 126 credit hours. The curricular structure of the program comprises the following four separate course components.

1 Management Courses 30 Cr
2 Analytical and Support Courses 21 Cr
3 Information Technology and Computing Courses 63Cr
4 Elective Courses 06 Cr
5 Project 03 Cr
6 Internship 03 Cr
  Total 126 Cr
Code Subject Credit Hrs
I. Management Courses 30 Cr
MGT 231 Foundation of Business Management 3 Cr
MGT 241 Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management 3 Cr
ENG 203 Business Communication 3 Cr
ACC 201 Financial Accounting 3 Cr
ACC 202 Cost and Management Accounting 3 Cr
FIN 229 Fundamentals of Corporate Finance 3 Cr
MKT 201 Fundamentals of Marketing 3 Cr
MGT 240 Strategic Management 3 Cr
MGT 236 Business Environment 3 Cr
ECO 206 Microeconomics & Macroeconomics for Business 3 Cr
II. Analytical and Support Courses 21 Cr
ENG 206 English 3 Cr
MTH 204 Basic Mathematics 3 Cr
IT 235 Discrete Structure 3 Cr
STT 211 Business Statistics 3 Cr
SOC 203 Sociology for Business Management 3 Cr
MGT 205 Operations Management 3 Cr
RCH 201 Business Research Methods 3 Cr

III. Information Technology and Computing Courses

  63 Cr
IT 231 Foundation of Information Technology 3 Cr
IT 233 Digital Logic 3 Cr
IT 232 C Programming 3 Cr
IT 240 Business Data Communication and Networking 3 Cr
IT 237 Web Technology I 3 Cr
IT 234 Object-Oriented Programming with Java 3 Cr
IT 236 Microprocessor and Computer Architecture 3 Cr
IT 238 Data Structure and Algorithm 3 Cr
IT 239 Web Technology II 3 Cr
IT 220 Database Management System 3 Cr
IT 241 Operating System 3 Cr
IT 242 Software Design and Development 3 Cr
IT 243 Programming with Python 3 Cr
IT 244 Information Security 3 Cr
IT 228 Artificial Intelligence 3 Cr
IT 245 Business Information System 3 Cr
IT 246 IT Ethics and Cybersecurity 3 Cr
IT 247 E-Commerce and Internet Marketing 3 Cr
IT 248 IT Entrepreneurship and Management 3 Cr
IT 249 Business Intelligence 3 Cr
IT 250 Digital Economy 3 Cr
IV. Elective Courses 06 Cr
IT 271 Networking and System Administration (7th) 3 Cr
IT 272 Mobile Application Development (7th) 3 Cr
IT 273 Multimedia System Application (7th) 3 Cr
IT 274 Data Warehousing and Data Mining (7th) 3 Cr
IT 275 .NET Programming (8th) 3 Cr
IT 276 Database Administration (8th) 3 Cr
IT 277 Cloud Computing (8th) 3 Cr
IT 278 Big Data and Analytics (8th) 3 Cr
  Project and Internship 06 Cr
IT 350 Internship 3 Cr
IT 352 Project 3 Cr

COURSE CYCLE

Code First Semester 15 Cr
IT 231 Foundation of Information Technology 3 Cr
IT 232 C Programming 3 Cr
ENG 206 English I 3 Cr
MGT 231 Foundation of Business Management 3 Cr
MTH 204 Basic Mathematics 3 Cr
Code Second Semester 15 Cr
IT 233 Digital Logic 3 Cr
IT 234 Object-Oriented Programming with Java 3 Cr
IT 235 Discrete Structure 3 Cr
ENG 203 Business Communications 3 Cr
MGT 241 Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Management 3 Cr
Code Third Semester 15 Cr
IT 236 Microprocessor and Computer Architecture 3 Cr
IT 237 Web Technology I 3 Cr
IT 238 Data Structure and Algorithms 3 Cr
ACC 201 Financial Accounting 3 Cr
STT 201 Business Statistics 3 Cr
Code Fourth Semester 18 Cr
IT 239 Web Technology II 3 Cr
IT 220 Database Management System 3 Cr
IT 240 Business Data Communication and Networking 3 Cr
IT 241 Operating System 3 Cr
ECO 206 Economics for Business 3 Cr
ACC 202 Cost and Management Accounting 3 Cr
Code Fifth Semester 15 Cr
IT 242 Software Design and Development 3 Cr
IT 243 Programming with Python 3 Cr
IT 244 Information Security 3 Cr
IT 228 Artificial Intelligence 3 Cr
MKT 201 Fundamentals of Marketing 3 Cr
Code Sixth Semester 18 Cr
IT 245 Business Information Systems 3 Cr
IT 246 IT Ethics and Cybersecurity 3 Cr
IT 352 Project 3 Cr
FIN 229 Fundamentals of Corporate Finance 3 Cr
MGT 236 Business Environment 3 Cr
RCH 201 Business Research Methods 3 Cr
Code Seventh Semester 15 Cr
IT 247 E-Commerce and Internet Marketing 3 Cr
  Elective I 3 Cr
SOC 203 Sociology for Business Management 3 Cr
MGT 205 Operations Management 3 Cr
MGT 240 Strategic Management 3 Cr
Code Eighth Semester 15 Cr
T 248 IT Entrepreneurship and Management 3 Cr
IT 249 Business Intelligence 3 Cr
IT 250 Digital Economy 3 Cr
IT 350 Internship 3 Cr
  Elective II 3 Cr