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Ashish Tiwari ,Principal Director, Ace Institute of Management

Teachers are encouraged to serve as facilitators rather than authorities on learning.

Ashish Tiwari is a Principal Director of.Ace Institute of Management.Ace Institute of Management (AIM) has been offering degrees in management for over a decade.

Focusing on core competences, Ace Institute of Management (AIM) has been offering degrees in management for over a decade. It has been running seven different programmes from +2 to the master’s level making it an exclusive management school. The CIE A Levels is one such programme the school offers, focusing on management and nonscience courses. AIM has the vision of enhancing the capacity of individuals and institutions in Nepal and contributing to the nation’s development. From its establishment in 1999, it has focused on developing and promoting a learning environment where individuals rediscover themselves and grow to be thoughtful and responsible managers, leaders and entrepreneurs. “We don’t only concentrate on intellectual development of the students but on their social and emotional sides as well so that they grow into mature and responsible individuals with the capacity to make a difference,” said Ashish Tiwari Principal and Director at AIM.

With the objective of developing managerial and leadership skills of students, AIM extensively engages students in the organisation and participation of activities outside the classroom. The management school has made the decision to make it mandatory for students enrolled in the A Levels programme to take additional non-credit courses such as event management, social service, art and design, drama and computing to provide a practically oriented foundation to their pre-college years. “Such courses teach students the right kinds of knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviour to make them competent contenders in the global arena,” Tiwari added. Guided by the philosophy that each individual learns differently and that no one’s approach is superior to the other, AIM encourages students to take responsibility for their own learning.

Teachers are encouraged to serve as facilitators rather than authorities on learning. The teaching methodology in the management school combines the best features of conventional classroom learning along with a world-class resource centre and competence building programmes likes project work, case analysis presentations and practical internships. Though AIM has been producing Nepal toppers every year in Accountancy and Business Studies since the A Level course was introduced in 2007 and its students have gotten good placements in prestigious universities abroad, it dœs not believe in glamorising grades. “We believe that when the process of teaching is correct and students learn accordingly, the grades will follow automatically,” Tiwari claimed.

The learning environment at AIM is supported by facilities that provide comfort as well as easy access to information. Well equipped laboratories, a well stocked library with wide ranges of books, magazines and journals and a computer centre with 24 hours access to Internet are other good features of the school.

source: The Kathmandu Post, 10 April 2012

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