Apollo International College, which was established in 2010 AD, is located at the heart of capital city Kathmandu that offers a plethora of courses in bachelor level: Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Bachelor of Business Administration in Banking and Insurance (BBA-BI) and Bachelor in Hotel Management (BHM), affiliated to Pokhara University. AIC aims to produce professional managers with sound conceptual foundation and practical skills in various areas of business. AIC has been managed by competent and dedicated professionals and academicians who possess valuable experience of educational field. The college has a vision and mission that drives its administrators to leap forward by imparting quality education to aspiring students.
Bimal Gautam is the Program Director at Apollo International College. The college is committed to meeting the needs of the changing society and will respond positively to both opportunities and challenges. AIC trains each student so as to help him/her earn an award-winning qualification and life-changing skills. It not only builds adequate foundation of students for higher studies in management also gives equal importance to extra-curricular activities and encourages its students to explore their potentials in various ways. Excerpts:
How is Apollo imparting education to the students to heighten their academic level?
AIC has a team of dedicated faculty members with diverse academic and research backgrounds who deal with all kinds of academic issues. The college aims to develop leadership skills, creativity and entrepreneurship in the students to prepare them to face the future challenges of business. We believe in students-centered teaching and learning methodology. Its teaching methodology is based on application of modern equipment and real-life experiences. It manages to impart appealing education through updated teaching and learning techniques that encapsulate active classroom participation, interaction between students and faculties, workshop and report writing. We always adhere to quality enhancement through a range of activities like group discussion, class participation, guest lectures, audio-visual aids, project and presentation, field trips and excursions, internship, workshop, etc.
How is the condition of employability of the graduates of Apollo International College in the global market?
We have produced five batches in BBA and eight semester of BBA-BI is running. We introduced BHM program last year. We have a number of students performing well being in the dean’s list every year. The employability of our graduates is very impressive. The regular passed out students are properly involved in the reputed jobs and posts. None of our graduates are sitting awkwardly being unemployed. Most of the students are involved in banking, corporate, finance sectors and some are holding their own business firms.
What about the distinct features of Pokhara University concerning management sectors?
Pokhara University has higher quantity of students after Tribhuvan University. The relationship and coordination of the university with the private affiliated colleges is very impressive. There are quite a lot of improvements in the examination system of the University. The University has full trust and faith on the colleges running the specialized courses. The University offers those programs which are saleable in the global market.
Apart from the existing traits of the University, what other possible improvements should be made in the management sector?
The university should focus more on the improvements of the examination system. The faculty members should be provided with proper training and seminar for the updated syllabi. There must be an evaluation and supervision system from the dean office about the performance and activities of the colleges. There must be the proper flow of information from the colleges and the dean office.
What suggestions would you give students wishing to pursue higher education in an outstanding college?
First of all, the students should know about the University, colleges before their enrolment. Similarly, they should also be familiar with the course content, fee structures before choosing any subjects in any colleges. Bachelor level studies are related to career pursuits, so, the students of this level should be sanguine to figure out their rewarding careers. Moreover, the students should understand and be up to date about their preferred subjects and colleges. Apollo International College provides merit-based scholarships to students as per there need and capabilities. Most enrolees of our college are top graduates who possess a range of prospects for their promising careers. Our all programs-BBA, BBA-BI and BHM- are impressive and empirical. We welcome the students to Apollo if they require further information about our admission procedures and other facilities.