Khalsa college makes Matunga station part of BMM curriculum

Updated: 17 January, 2018 16:46 IST | Pallavi Smart | Mumbai

Students told to create documentary and report on station as part of second year media course

The second year BMM students of Khalsa College with the staff at Matunga station
The second year BMM students of Khalsa College with the staff at Matunga station

Matunga station, which featured in the Limca Book of Records recently, has entered the curriculum of media studies at Khalsa College. The college, which is also located in Matunga, thought this would be the best way to teach the subject 'Organisational Behaviour' to students of the second year Bachelor of Mass Media course. The college said the station was a live example of gender equality, behavioural dynamics and work-force diversity. A documentary and research project by students will be submitted to the railways as part of this project.

"Organisational Behaviour is one of the subjects in the BMM course. Most of the time, several concepts explained in the subject are theory heavy. But, when we have the opportunity to introduce students to a live example, we hope they will get a much better understanding of the subject," said Prof KPV Iyer, senior core faculty for BMM at Khalsa College.

He said, "It is a unique recognition for a station that is a part of our daily commute and a live example of gender equality in any orgnisation. It would be interesting to learn how different or diverse work force dynamics help in the functioning of any organisation, than just learning it in theory. Students are asked to submit a research report along with a documentary on this project." 

One of the students working on the project, Ami Doshi, said, "It is really exciting because now we have a real-time project to work on. We learn a lot in theory about novel ideas of the functioning of different organisations. But, if we see a working example right in front of us, it becomes an exciting way to learn the subject. Every one of us can relate to this example more than any examples given in textbooks because all of us use Matunga station during our daily commute and can relate to and understand the concept effectively."

Dr Kiran Mangaonkar, principal of the College, said, "It is a great recognition that this station has received. Why refer to old journals of large organisations when we have a live example right here."

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