Indian Retail sector (both organized and unorganized) is set to grow at a very rapid pace over the next few years and at present ranked 5th Globally.5% of India's GDP is contributed by Retail sector with a foreign investment inflow of $195 million between April 2000 to April 2010.According to BMI India retail report, total retail sales in India is expected to grow from $353 billion in 2010 to $543 billion by 2014.Retail sector's efficiency as a key growth driver crucially depends on the development of infrastructure. Supply chain networks should not only add capacity but also become multi-modal and efficiency-driven. India has yet to reach the International benchmark ratios of Cost of Logistics to Cost of Goods Sold.
In the above context, India Government is trying its level best to reach international standards by developing Highways, Goods Railway corridor, state-of-the-art Airports and Minor sea ports with private participation.
All this have brought the attention of major Logistics companies to India and places like Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin, Hyderabad and Mangalore in South India are becoming major logistics hubs. Growth of Logistics & Shipping industry is related to the following developments:-
Logistics industry is itself facing a shortage of trained manpower around the world as there are very few institutions which teach Logistics as a core subject.
South India is going to generate lot of job opportunities in the area of Logistics & Shipping.
This is the situation where an institution like Vels University comes to prominence. Vels University commenced MBA-Logistics & Shipping course from the year 2009 onwards and till date around 400 students have passed out and are employed in reputed Logistics & Shipping companies both in India and abroad.
M.B.A-Logistics & Shipping course is conducted with an industry-institute interface. Compulsory internship at the end of 2nd semester (2 months) and project work in 4th semester (4 months) will be arranged at Logistics & Shipping companies with which Vels University has MOU. Curriculum is developed by experts from the industry, who are the members of Board of Studies. Practical visits, twice every month is arranged. Logistics & Shipping subjects are taught by experienced faculty from the industry.
There is a separate cell to handle the above at School of Management Studies headed by an experienced Logistics Manager.
Vels University has another feather to its cap as they have a Nautical and Marine Engineering department. They have a Training Ship in campus and Simulator which will give an opportunity for the students to have knowledge about Ship.
To build awareness for the need of structured training in logistics and showcase the ability of Vels University in imparting this, seminars are conducted regularly ensuring the participation of logistics professionals.
|Sub.Code||Title of the Paper||Hours/week||Credit|
|15MBL001||Management Principles and OrganisationalBehaviour||3||0||0||3|
|15MBL002||Statistics & Operations Research for Logistics||4||1||0||3|
|15MBL003||Accounts and Finance for Logistics||3||1||0||3|
|15MBL004||Fundamentals of Logistics||3||0||0||3|
|15MBL006||Business communication for logistics||3||0||0||3|
|15MBL---||Discipline Specific Elective I||3||0||0||3|
|15MBL---||Generic Elective I||3||0||0||3|
|15MBL---||Generic Elective II||3||0||0||3|
|15MBL009||Management Information System (Theory)||4||0||0||3|
|15MBL ---||Generic Elective-III||4||0||0||3|
|15MBL---||Discipline Specific Elective-II||5||0||0||4|
|15MBL010||*Management Information System (Practical)||2||0||2||2|
|15MBL011||Industry Internship (45 days)||0||0||0||3|
|15MBL012||Shipping Law & Marine Insurance||4||0||0||3|
|15MBL013||Liner Trade & Freight Forwarding||4||0||0||3|
|15MBL014||Customs Laws and Procedures||4||0||0||3|
|15MBL015||Dry Cargo Chartering and Port Agency||3||0||0||3|
|15MBL---||Discipline Specific Elective-IV||3||0||2||3|
|15MBL---||Discipline Specific Elective-V||3||0||0||3|
|15MBL017||Enterprise Resource Planning for Managers||3||0||0||3|
|15MBL018||* Project Work (3 months)||0||0||0||8|
|Subject Code||Name of the Subject|
|15MBL104||Supply Chain Management|
|15MBL105||Inland Transport Management|
|15MBL106||Global Logistics and Risk Management|
|15MBL107||Multimodal Transportation Management|
|15MBL108||Global Procurement Management|
|15MBL109||Lean Six Sigma Logistics|
|15MBL110||Performance Measurement and Reporting|
|15MBL111||Air Cargo Management|
|15MBL112||Sales & Operations Planning|
|Subject Code||Name of the Subject|
|15MBL154||Customer Relationship Management|
|15MBL156||International Transport Law|
|15MBL159||Merchant Banking and Financial Services|
|15MBL164||Services Operations Management|
|15MBL166||Inland Waterways Management|
|15MBL168||Database Management System|
* Entire paper is to be done as Practical, no Theory Exams.