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About Scholarship

You will get a Work Lab in form of real workplace and monthly scholarship. You are getting enrolled for a three year program wherein you will be associated with a Work Lab at a reputed Service Sector Company at the time of admission itself for three years. You will be involved in actual tasks at the real workplace. This program is with scholarship. The industry partner providing a Work Lab will be giving this scholarship.

You will have to clear an Entrance Test Stage 1: Objective Test and Entrance Test Stage 2: Personal Interview to get selected at one of the companies participating in this program as Industry Partners and then you would get associated with the respective company to complete Work Lab for three years.

You as a Student will get monthly scholarship. It will be as per the norms by respective Industry Partner and will be in the range of Rs. 4000/- to 8000/-
Work Lab timings may vary from company to company. There may be working in shifts - even night shifts at some of the Industry Partners. Normally the shifts start from 8/9/9.30 am or 1.00 pm and the duration of each shift is approximately 8 hours.
Giving services to customers through telephone or internet communication or offering Front office or Back Office services of different types shall be the primarily type of work for you. The sectors would change based on the company. For ex: Insurance, Educational, Banking, Finance, Telecom etc. You would be given a process training by respective company initially.

Yes. Industry is offering real workplace as a Work Lab for the Students to complete the Practical component of this degree program. Students can earn ‘Work Ratings’ through their working at industry. These are awarded based on their performance at the Work Lab. Hence, working at Industry Workplace i.e. completing Practicals at the Work Lab is an integral part of WBL Degree Program.

‘Knowledge Ratings’ can be earned by accessing eLearning resources and solving eAssessments which are made available through eLearning Platform.

Students' performance at the Work Lab in form of credit points will be considered as ‘Work Ratings’, for the award of degree.

Every month your performance at the Work Lab shall be assessed and you would get ratings. The 'Work Ratings' carry 50% weightage of internal assessment. Balance 50% weightage of internal assessment is given to your regular learning through eLearning framework, your eLearning assessments and scores.

It is necessary to earn 'Work Ratings' based on the performance at the Work Lab and 'Knowledge Ratings' based on learning through eLearning, to get the degree.

It is therefore important to perform efficiently at the Work Lab with dedication, commitment and accuracy and also learn about the work done through eLearning framework, in order to get the degree!

Please visit the link 'Fees' on this website to get the details about the total amount of fees and how to deposit the same.
In case student discontinues working in the industry and thereby cease to be a Student taking practicals at the Work Lab provided by the industry, i.e. the Study center @ workplace, his/her registration for the degree program shall stand invalid. The program fees paid by the Student shall be non-refundable and non-transferable under any circumstances.
Depends on norms of the company providing Work Lab. Students will get weekly off as per the industry norms and as mentioned in Scholarship letter. Also, Students will be entitled to avail leaves as per the industry norms and as mentioned in the Scholarship letter. However, there will not be any ‘Summer vacation’ or ‘Festival vacation’, as such which a conventional college generally offers.
The Work Lab provided by Industry Partners, where Students will be involved in actual work environment of the industry is referred as Study Center@ Workplace, i.e. SC@WP

No. There will not be any special holidays to prepare and /or to appear for examinations. Continuous performance at Work Lab and learning through eLearning platform is considered for internal assessment. Year-end / Semester end examinations are conducted by the University and generally scheduled on weekends. But there is possibility of Term End Examinations being scheduled on week days so students may require leaves for Exam it is student’s responsibility to arrange accordingly.

The holidays would be as per the respective industry norms.

Students have to clear the Entrance Test Stage 1: Objective Test and Entrance Test Stage 2: Personal Interview successfully and get shortlisted for Stage 2. Based on his/her preference given for the Work Lab while applying for Entrance Test, his score in Entrance Test Stage 1 and availability of number of seats, the Work Lab shall be allotted to the Student. Please refer 'Admission Process' link for more details.
No. Students will have to arrange for the accommodation on their own.
No. Students will have to arrange for the transportation on their own. However, some of the Industry Partner companies, may offer transportation facility as per their norms.

About Degree

Students will be awarded the Degree: B.B.A. (Work-based) and B.Sc. in Computer System Administration by Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU).

The Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU) was established by an Act (Act No. 27) of the Legislative Assembly of the Government of Tamil Nadu in 2002. As per this Act the University with its headquarters at Chennai may carry out its academic activities in any State/Union Territory of the Indian Union as well as in any Country.

MKCL in collaboration with TNOU has launched a series of education programs under Work-based Learning (WBL).

After successfully completing 3 years of learning through working at Industry Work Lab! University conducts convocation to confer degree to the successful candidates those are declared eligible for the award of degree. The students those have successfully completed Work-based Learning program including 3 years of learning through working experience at Study Centers @ Workplace of industry shall be eligible for the award of degree.
Yes. Since the degree is recognized by UGC, Learners after completing the degree will be eligible to apply for any post graduate degree program subject to eligibility conditions stipulated by the specific program.
No. It is a full time degree program. It is required to complete full time Work Lab at the company and learn theory through eLearning on the basis of the practical skills gained at the Work Lab.

B.B.A. (Work-based):

Promising career options as a Service Industry professional shall be available to you in the ever growing Business Process Management (BPM) industry. This industry caters to different sectors such as: Telecom, Banking, Finance, Insurance, Retail, Logistics and Supply Chain, Travel and Tourism etc.

B.Sc. in Computer System Administration (Work-based):

Bright career options as a young professional in IT infrastructure and support industry.

No. Please refer Eligibility section. Only the qualifications mentioned in the section shall be considered for eligibility to this program.

About The Program

No. The program is simple. More importantly it is based on the practical work experience in form of a Work Lab at industry. So it will not be difficult for you to pursue the program. Interesting courses are to be learnt through eLearning and with the help of mentors. Detailed information about the courses is available on the same website. Please refer Academics section.

A continuous comprehensive evaluation methodology shall be followed for Work-based Learning. There will be a fixed hour examination at semester or year-end as per University norms.

Students will be continuously assessed for their performance at the Work Lab through their interactions with mentor and eAssessments through eLearning resources.

Refer: Assessment Methodology section.

It is required to complete all the courses as per the norms of the University. In case you fail in Term End Examinations, you will be required to re-appear for examinations as per the norms of the University.

About Entrance Process & Test

You are recommended to appear for Practice Tests at Admission Support cum Exam Center/ online for preparing for Entrance Test.

Objective questions based on Aptitude, Mathematical and logical reasoning, language will be included in the Entrance Test, which a 12th passed student will be able to answer. There would be Computer Based Interview, wherein you will have to answer to the questions asked by the computer by recording the same.

Please refer section: Entrance Test on the website for more details.

No. You will have to submit only online application
Yes. Candidate must have mobile so all the communication related to Pre Admission and Post Admission will be made on the same number.
No. But some Industry Partner gives preference to students having bike.

About Fees

Please refer the fee related links given on website
Please refer the fee related links given on website
No. There is no concession in fee is available, but enough monthly scholarship will be offered.