Every year, when a new set of beginners join the university, an orientation programme awaits them. After the session is inaugurated by the vice-chancellor, the first couple of days sees the students undergoing a two-three day orientation programme which sets the vision for a student’s stay at the university.
A foundation programme covering basic competencies in statistics, accounting, mathematics and communication is carried out to equip the student with skill sets requisite for completion of the course.
That night while I was struggling with the preparations of my first midterm examination, the Student Council called in to remind me that the final countdown for article submission had already begun. Simultaneously the Placement Committee Co-ordinator called up to throw a fit about the piling workload and to add injustice to our on-going injuries, the Economics professor out rightly rejected our plea to postpone the class presentation.
Although the virtual forces of B-school had started to play havoc and the initial tryst with life was in full swing, surprisingly I wasn’t complaining. A month old veteran at NMiMS and there was never a dull moment to crib about. The knack of effectively juggling heavy academic workload with participation in various cell activities and lustily attending numerous parties and night outs was slowly settling in. With each passing day, the chronicles of Mumbai life were undergoing a self – discovery. The glimpses of Bollywood stars sauntering past, the delight of sitting at Juhu beach at six in the morning and then attending the lectures at nine to rattle out marketing and finance jargons, life at NMiMS certainly leaves you thirsting for more.
Endeavouring to infuse the art of becoming avid thinkers, independent decision makers, multi- tasking individuals and slick professionals, MBA at NMiMS transcends existing horizons. The institution has fostered a congenial environment where gathering knowledge is a collective learning process. The activities organised and co-ordinated in the various cells are a brainchild of the students themselves and thus are a source of immense learning. The institution strives to involve and engage the students beyond their classroom into an array of extra- curricular activities that could range from being as critical as Business Plan Competition or as bizarre as Treasure Hunt competitions. NMiMS offers the perfect platform to transform young adults into excellent leaders and this is how we do it here.