10 Things That Make SOIL Special

School of Inspired Leadership is one of a kind ‘Business School’ that provides holistic education to serve the purpose of building well being of one and all.

 

Industry Consortium

SOIL is co-created by a group of leading companies from across industry verticals that believe in SOIL and its value proposition. They partner with SOIL to design the curriculum, select and mentor students, as well as present live case studies finding career opportunities for students. L & T, TATA Steel, Kohler, HUL, Schneider Electric, SAP, SAS, BP, TVS, Max Life, ICICI etc. are few names in the list of 32 companies spread across industries that have come together to lay a strong foundation.

 

Industry Consortium

 

Self-Leadership

School of Inspired Leadership believes in creating the ‘Leaders of Tomorrow’ enriched with the top 5 pillars that SOIL stands for which are:

  • Mindfulness
  • Compassion
  • Sustainability
  • Ethics
  • Diversity

Our very own founder, Mr. Anil Sachdev conducts a series of Self-Leadership workshops that enrich us with the vision of being a Leader in the truest sense. It is a lifetime learning experience that inculcates leadership excellence within us. We stand out from the crowd by being not just a post graduate in management but a Leader with a vision and mission. This helps us to identify the true purpose of our doings and how can we leverage our strengths to succeed in the journey of our life.

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Social Innovation Program

“Compassion” one of the pillars of SOIL teaches us to step in another person’s shoes and feel what they are going through. This is achieved through the ‘Social Innovation Program’ in which each student works with an NGO for a day each week and understand the needs and have a completely different experience altogether.

As it is rightly said, ‘Giving is not just making a donation, it is about making a difference’; hence SOIL students make an effort to give back to the society and enrich themselves with an opportunity to serve.

 

NGO

 

Mentorship Program

One of the unique features that SOIL offers is the ‘Mentorship Program’. In this program, each student at SOIL is assigned two mentors –  one internal mentor and one external who is an eminent Corporate Leader. The mentoring program provides us with an opportunity to understand and design our career path with the esteemed guidance of seasoned corporate leaders with the help of their experiences. This mentorship usually turns to lifelong associations for many of the SOIL students.

 

Mentorship

 

Internships

SOIL is a 12-month rigorous Post-Graduate Program with Business Leadership and Human Resource Leadership as the cohorts. Despite being a 12-month program it makes sure to provide its students’ with varying experience and exposure to each and everything like a 2-year MBA Program, one such being ‘1-month’ long ‘Internships’ which are an integral and graded course of the SOIL curriculum.

It begins after the completion of the first term and usually starts around late August and ends in late September. The internships give us an opportunity to apply the concepts of classroom teachings to the real world problems of the industries and help us align our thought process with the corporate world.

 

Yoga and Wellness

“Mindfulness” which is one of the core pillars of SOIL that helps us to be more aware of our own self and aligns us to be in the present moment is well experienced with an exposure to Yoga and Meditation that again is a part of our SOIL Curriculum. It is taught by our favourite ‘Susie Mam’. The focus is laid on the practice and we are encouraged to assimilate the practice of yoga and meditation in our day to day life and hence lead a disciplined life. 

 

Yoga

 

Industry Interactions

Time and again we the SOIL students have been lucky to get a chance to listen to the most eminent personalities of the Corporate World. These sessions are very valuable to gain perspectives on life, career paths and success from senior leaders as they share their life journey.

It is rightly said, ‘One learns best through others’ experience’ and we the SOILites make the best use of the many opportunities provided to us by listening to these eminent industry leaders.

 

Industry connect

 

Morning-Circle

Ever heard the assemblies/prayers we did as school students in any B-School? No, right? But, we the SOILites do it. Yes, we DO.

Morning Circle is the unique aspect that forms the part of our unique learning process. We start each day by being grateful to the almighty, with a beautiful morning prayer followed by experience sharing, knowledge sharing by the students and faculty alike. We dedicate 15 minutes each day to this unique practice and acquaint ourselves with the happenings around one another.

Another, notable practice that we the SOILites follow is the extraordinary way of celebrating Birthdays of our fellow mates by appreciating the uniqueness they possess.

 

Dynamic Curriculum

The curriculum is out-of-the-box and is designed by globally renowned academicians. There are separate academic centers for excellence in Marketing, Human resource, Data analytics and finance. SOIL is also a Harvard publishing partner and it uses the same case study approach along with a mix of pedagogy consisting of multiple intelligence.

 

Networking Opportunities

At SOIL, we get a platform to Network with various Industry Leaders and the Faculties from all over the world. SOIL’s annual Inspired Leadership Conference and events like Business Forums, give us direct opportunity to interact and learn from Leaders from all walks of life. At the same time, we get a chance to interact with our peers from B-Schools all over the world and discuss the learnings at the same time.

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MYRA Musings – Why I Chose MYRA

Why do you choose a particular b-school? For the faculty? For the infrastructure? Or maybe for the unique approach of learning that the b-school provides?  Watch this video to know why these students chose MYRA School of Business to pursue their MBA. From an elaborate campus to a unique Immersion-Based Model of Learning, MYRA has it all! Watch these students talk about the moment when they finally became MBA students, their interview process, and more specifically – what made them choose MYRA School of Business.

 

 

In this series of MYRA Musings, we have students and professors of MYRA, talking and musing over what makes MYRA a unique proposition for anyone considering an MBA, why choose MYRA, many routes that all lead to MYRA, some debates and an interesting story on how you can turn an idea into a business and be an entrepreneur that you were meant to be.

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An Unconventional Journey To An Unconventional B-School – SOIL – School Of Inspired Leadership

I always wanted to do MBA but was not sure when is the right time. Soon after my engineering, I started working with IBM as a SAP Consultant and started being comfortable in my job. A comfortable life becomes too boring and I started my quest to live my forgotten dream of doing post graduation in management. And now I had 3 years of work experience and I started collecting information about b-Schools, CAT/GMAT etc. It just started and in the midst of finding the right b-School, I had one thing clear in my mind which was I wish to go beyond the management concepts and in the quest of finding the right one, I came across SOIL through the network of my college seniors.

Then started, a series of long info sessions with various alumni of SOIL, visiting the campus and attending the webinars conducted by SOIL. As I wanted to be a part of something different which other b-Schools had to offer, I found SOIL to be the right fit. SOIL is co-created by 32 leading companies from across the industries and partner with SOIL to design its curriculum which is why SOIL’s curriculum is always in alignment with the trends followed by industry.

Another unique aspect which drew me closer was the Social Innovation Program (SIP) at SOIL which involves a team of students working closely with a non-profit organisation working towards community development. Every team chooses a project that they can contribute meaningfully to and these include building business plans for income generation activity, developing case studies as marketing collateral, innovative fund-raising initiatives amongst others. Today, more than ever before, the business community is increasingly focusing on the development sector and social inclusion. This makes it essential for any business leader to fully understand and appreciate the ground realities of the development sector. Without the full involvement of the future leaders, this development will remain one-sided, insufficient and incomplete. With this intent, the School of Inspired Leadership has incorporated the Social Innovation Program into its curriculum as an integral course.

Apart from this, culturally savvy leaders utilise mentoring as a strategy for generating success in challenging times. At SOIL, every student is assigned a leader from the corporate world as a mentor. This can be a very energising process, as the mentor helps the student, sometimes for the first time, work towards achieving their learning goals. In fact, the mentor-mentee relationship becomes so strong that it lasts a lifetime and is not just limited for that year.

The faculty is at the core of SOIL’s strength. An eclectic mix of internationally renowned faculty, experienced industry leaders and academicians help create a transformational learning experience for us that is contemporary and comprehensive. Above all, our faculty mentor and guide our students through their one-year programs at SOIL and very often post the completion of the program as well. It is no surprise then, that the students and alumni share an emotional bond with our faculty.

And as I started my journey which is now in the last few months and about to conclude, I would just say that this has been the best decision of my life. Time just flew by being involved in a number of things like study groups, case studies, assignments, presentations, clubs, committees, cultural events, Olympics, group discussions, interviews and just WHAT NOT! A demanding course with a plethora of subjects has not dampened our spirits but has led us wanting more. And it’s not just all about studying. It’s about a whole new experience of living and working together with no time to spare.

We learned to manage time, work in teams, the importance of collaborations, multitasking to count a few.

It just feels like yesterday when all of us came together for the orientation trying to know each other, breaking the ice and how the months have evolved us completely. At this point, we not only know each other but constantly work to improve each other and apply the best out of our learning concepts.

Alongside a tight schedule, we do find time to be a part of various events like celebrating Guru Purnima, Karma Kitchen, Soil Olympics and various other events.

Every subject is a completely new experience for us and the best part is our learnings which happen through groups, the way each one of us helps and maintain a healthy competition is one of the best ways to understand and deep dive and get the best out of it.

The program office keeps us on toes with a number of exams that come up each time a course if finished. It indeed is the best feeling, to witness our tremendous progression.

It is also rightly said, ‘When you love what you do, the work is no more work but a passion’ and here at SOIL, I see it happening right in front of eyes. The intense course structure is exhaustive but we are enjoying the learning and at the same time trying to practically imply all the classroom teachings in the real life scenario.

 

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Monika Bhadauria, a student of Business Leadership Program at SOIL. She is an engineering graduate in Electronics and Communication.

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The Perks Of Being An Economics Grad While Pursuing Your MBA – Many Roads To MBA

Adity Bhattacharaya has done her BA (Economics) from Fergusson College, Pune university. She has worked as a journalist in print media for 3 years in brands like Times of India, AIR and coffee table magazines. She is currently a First Year PGDM student at Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR).

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How does it feel to be one of the few non-engineers in the MBA programme?

I was initially very sceptical of running in the same race as engineers. My biggest nightmare has been mathematics unlike the others, and it is a given for engineering students to be better off at this. But I never really felt left out as the environment inside the institute promotes an encouraging spirit to take up challenges and excel in those spaces you never thought you will ever step in.  Honestly, it feels kind of different – good different! I am an Economics (major) graduate and I exploit and enjoy my moments of being good at it at all the subjects from the same genre.

What prompted you to take management plunge and pursue an MBA?

I have always been ambitious and wanted to become an investment banker in the long run. Also, the scope of MBA has increased manifolds in all dimensions. To keep up with the trending world and stay upgraded it was very important to complete post graduation and MBA was completely in line with my dream plan.

Coming from the economics background how did you manage your CAT preparation?

I joined T.I.M.E for guidance. My major concern was mathematics hence I focused all my efforts practising it. I was also very regular at attempting mock CAT papers. There is no shortcut to cracking CAT but smart work helps in managing time. It isn’t about how many mocks you take up, it’s more about how many of them do you take seriously. I took up mock tests every Sunday and reviewed them till Wednesday so that I exactly knew how to improve my scores better by the next test date. It helped tremendously in increasing speed. Also reading is my hobby, so I read as many newspaper articles (my personal favourite was any news which was Economics centric or a Hindu daily). This made me better off in verbal and comprehension sections of CAT.

How has your journey been so far at IFMR?

It has been a rollercoaster ride for me here at IFMR, a thrilling and challenging journey filled with learning at every scope. I have been a member of Samarthan – the social committee, the music club, the speakers club and MUN organising team. The books taught me the theories of management, but the floor taught me the real managerial skills to deal with the resources. Having received an opportunity to intern with Credit Suisse, I would get a chance to use the theoretical knowledge gained from the college to put it to practical use. I don’t remember complaining about any opportunity I never had, instead about the opportunity cost of not choosing the other given the plethora of opportunities. Here is a world away from the rest and the beauty lies in how far are you ready to push yourself to learn the most and make the best out the limited time you get in the next two years.

Did your academic background help you have any advantage?

Yes! It has helped me improve my knowledge and understanding of management. I learnt micro and macroeconomics during my graduation and enjoyed an edge over others in terms of quick and in-depth understanding of the same in the first year of this PGDM programme where it is compulsory to take up the two subjects in the first two semesters. I come from an arts background and am among the few non-B.Com students who appreciate accounts and finance in its true essence.

Why IFMR?

IFMR, besides the expertise in finance, also provides unique opportunities like financial engineering, the only one of its kind in the nation, and BFSI course. The learning experience and infrastructure here at IFMR are excellent and at par with many top B-schools. The faculty and student quality assure competition and demands excellence from all. Also, the atmosphere here at IFMR is very balanced with work and the festive season running parallel with many potentially good managers in the making.

Message for the readers…

Focus on entrances because it MATTERS! Even if you come from a non-engineering background you can succeed; don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. It is your choice and only yours how to build up a successful career ahead and which opportunities to grab which to loose and what price to pay. Make wise decisions while selecting a B-school because it outlines your future in a broad way.
All the very best for all your future endeavours.

Click Here To Apply To IFMR.

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Adity Bhattacharaya has done her BA (Economics) from Fergusson College, Pune university. She has worked as a journalist in print media for 3 years in brands like Times of India, AIR and coffee table magazines. She is currently a First Year PGDM student at Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR).

Adity Sharma

 

How does it feel to be one of the few non-engineers in the MBA programme?

I was initially very sceptical of running in the same race as engineers. My biggest nightmare has been mathematics unlike the others, and it is a given for engineering students to be better off at this. But I never really felt left out as the environment inside the institute promotes an encouraging spirit to take up challenges and excel in those spaces you never thought you will ever step in.  Honestly, it feels kind of different – good different! I am an Economics (major) graduate and I exploit and enjoy my moments of being good at it at all the subjects from the same genre.

What prompted you to take management plunge and pursue an MBA?

I have always been ambitious and wanted to become an investment banker in the long run. Also, the scope of MBA has increased manifolds in all dimensions. To keep up with the trending world and stay upgraded it was very important to complete post graduation and MBA was completely in line with my dream plan.

Coming from the economics background how did you manage your CAT preparation?

I joined T.I.M.E for guidance. My major concern was mathematics hence I focused all my efforts practising it. I was also very regular at attempting mock CAT papers. There is no shortcut to cracking CAT but smart work helps in managing time. It isn’t about how many mocks you take up, it’s more about how many of them do you take seriously. I took up mock tests every Sunday and reviewed them till Wednesday so that I exactly knew how to improve my scores better by the next test date. It helped tremendously in increasing speed. Also reading is my hobby, so I read as many newspaper articles (my personal favourite was any news which was Economics centric or a Hindu daily). This made me better off in verbal and comprehension sections of CAT.

How has your journey been so far at IFMR?

It has been a rollercoaster ride for me here at IFMR, a thrilling and challenging journey filled with learning at every scope. I have been a member of Samarthan – the social committee, the music club, the speakers club and MUN organising team. The books taught me the theories of management, but the floor taught me the real managerial skills to deal with the resources. Having received an opportunity to intern with Credit Suisse, I would get a chance to use the theoretical knowledge gained from the college to put it to practical use. I don’t remember complaining about any opportunity I never had, instead about the opportunity cost of not choosing the other given the plethora of opportunities. Here is a world away from the rest and the beauty lies in how far are you ready to push yourself to learn the most and make the best out the limited time you get in the next two years.

Did your academic background help you have any advantage?

Yes! It has helped me improve my knowledge and understanding of management. I learnt micro and macroeconomics during my graduation and enjoyed an edge over others in terms of quick and in-depth understanding of the same in the first year of this PGDM programme where it is compulsory to take up the two subjects in the first two semesters. I come from an arts background and am among the few non-B.Com students who appreciate accounts and finance in its true essence.

Why IFMR?

IFMR, besides the expertise in finance, also provides unique opportunities like financial engineering, the only one of its kind in the nation, and BFSI course. The learning experience and infrastructure here at IFMR are excellent and at par with many top B-schools. The faculty and student quality assure competition and demands excellence from all. Also, the atmosphere here at IFMR is very balanced with work and the festive season running parallel with many potentially good managers in the making.

Message for the readers…

Focus on entrances because it MATTERS! Even if you come from a non-engineering background you can succeed; don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. It is your choice and only yours how to build up a successful career ahead and which opportunities to grab which to loose and what price to pay. Make wise decisions while selecting a B-school because it outlines your future in a broad way.
All the very best for all your future endeavours.

Click Here To Apply To IFMR.

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Adity Bhattacharaya has done her BA (Economics) from Fergusson College, Pune university. She has worked as a journalist in print media for 3 years in brands like Times of India, AIR and coffee table magazines. She is currently a First Year PGDM student at Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR).

Adity Sharma

 

How does it feel to be one of the few non-engineers in the MBA programme?

I was initially very sceptical of running in the same race as engineers. My biggest nightmare has been mathematics unlike the others, and it is a given for engineering students to be better off at this. But I never really felt left out as the environment inside the institute promotes an encouraging spirit to take up challenges and excel in those spaces you never thought you will ever step in.  Honestly, it feels kind of different – good different! I am an Economics (major) graduate and I exploit and enjoy my moments of being good at it at all the subjects from the same genre.

What prompted you to take management plunge and pursue an MBA?

I have always been ambitious and wanted to become an investment banker in the long run. Also, the scope of MBA has increased manifolds in all dimensions. To keep up with the trending world and stay upgraded it was very important to complete post graduation and MBA was completely in line with my dream plan.

Coming from the economics background how did you manage your CAT preparation?

I joined T.I.M.E for guidance. My major concern was mathematics hence I focused all my efforts practising it. I was also very regular at attempting mock CAT papers. There is no shortcut to cracking CAT but smart work helps in managing time. It isn’t about how many mocks you take up, it’s more about how many of them do you take seriously. I took up mock tests every Sunday and reviewed them till Wednesday so that I exactly knew how to improve my scores better by the next test date. It helped tremendously in increasing speed. Also reading is my hobby, so I read as many newspaper articles (my personal favourite was any news which was Economics centric or a Hindu daily). This made me better off in verbal and comprehension sections of CAT.

How has your journey been so far at IFMR?

It has been a rollercoaster ride for me here at IFMR, a thrilling and challenging journey filled with learning at every scope. I have been a member of Samarthan – the social committee, the music club, the speakers club and MUN organising team. The books taught me the theories of management, but the floor taught me the real managerial skills to deal with the resources. Having received an opportunity to intern with Credit Suisse, I would get a chance to use the theoretical knowledge gained from the college to put it to practical use. I don’t remember complaining about any opportunity I never had, instead about the opportunity cost of not choosing the other given the plethora of opportunities. Here is a world away from the rest and the beauty lies in how far are you ready to push yourself to learn the most and make the best out the limited time you get in the next two years.

Did your academic background help you have any advantage?

Yes! It has helped me improve my knowledge and understanding of management. I learnt micro and macroeconomics during my graduation and enjoyed an edge over others in terms of quick and in-depth understanding of the same in the first year of this PGDM programme where it is compulsory to take up the two subjects in the first two semesters. I come from an arts background and am among the few non-B.Com students who appreciate accounts and finance in its true essence.

Why IFMR?

IFMR, besides the expertise in finance, also provides unique opportunities like financial engineering, the only one of its kind in the nation, and BFSI course. The learning experience and infrastructure here at IFMR are excellent and at par with many top B-schools. The faculty and student quality assure competition and demands excellence from all. Also, the atmosphere here at IFMR is very balanced with work and the festive season running parallel with many potentially good managers in the making.

Message for the readers…

Focus on entrances because it MATTERS! Even if you come from a non-engineering background you can succeed; don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. It is your choice and only yours how to build up a successful career ahead and which opportunities to grab which to loose and what price to pay. Make wise decisions while selecting a B-school because it outlines your future in a broad way.
All the very best for all your future endeavours.

Click Here To Apply To IFMR.

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Adity Bhattacharaya has done her BA (Economics) from Fergusson College, Pune university. She has worked as a journalist in print media for 3 years in brands like Times of India, AIR and coffee table magazines. She is currently a First Year PGDM student at Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR).

Adity Sharma

 

How does it feel to be one of the few non-engineers in the MBA programme?

I was initially very sceptical of running in the same race as engineers. My biggest nightmare has been mathematics unlike the others, and it is a given for engineering students to be better off at this. But I never really felt left out as the environment inside the institute promotes an encouraging spirit to take up challenges and excel in those spaces you never thought you will ever step in.  Honestly, it feels kind of different – good different! I am an Economics (major) graduate and I exploit and enjoy my moments of being good at it at all the subjects from the same genre.

What prompted you to take management plunge and pursue an MBA?

I have always been ambitious and wanted to become an investment banker in the long run. Also, the scope of MBA has increased manifolds in all dimensions. To keep up with the trending world and stay upgraded it was very important to complete post graduation and MBA was completely in line with my dream plan.

Coming from the economics background how did you manage your CAT preparation?

I joined T.I.M.E for guidance. My major concern was mathematics hence I focused all my efforts practising it. I was also very regular at attempting mock CAT papers. There is no shortcut to cracking CAT but smart work helps in managing time. It isn’t about how many mocks you take up, it’s more about how many of them do you take seriously. I took up mock tests every Sunday and reviewed them till Wednesday so that I exactly knew how to improve my scores better by the next test date. It helped tremendously in increasing speed. Also reading is my hobby, so I read as many newspaper articles (my personal favourite was any news which was Economics centric or a Hindu daily). This made me better off in verbal and comprehension sections of CAT.

How has your journey been so far at IFMR?

It has been a rollercoaster ride for me here at IFMR, a thrilling and challenging journey filled with learning at every scope. I have been a member of Samarthan – the social committee, the music club, the speakers club and MUN organising team. The books taught me the theories of management, but the floor taught me the real managerial skills to deal with the resources. Having received an opportunity to intern with Credit Suisse, I would get a chance to use the theoretical knowledge gained from the college to put it to practical use. I don’t remember complaining about any opportunity I never had, instead about the opportunity cost of not choosing the other given the plethora of opportunities. Here is a world away from the rest and the beauty lies in how far are you ready to push yourself to learn the most and make the best out the limited time you get in the next two years.

Did your academic background help you have any advantage?

Yes! It has helped me improve my knowledge and understanding of management. I learnt micro and macroeconomics during my graduation and enjoyed an edge over others in terms of quick and in-depth understanding of the same in the first year of this PGDM programme where it is compulsory to take up the two subjects in the first two semesters. I come from an arts background and am among the few non-B.Com students who appreciate accounts and finance in its true essence.

Why IFMR?

IFMR, besides the expertise in finance, also provides unique opportunities like financial engineering, the only one of its kind in the nation, and BFSI course. The learning experience and infrastructure here at IFMR are excellent and at par with many top B-schools. The faculty and student quality assure competition and demands excellence from all. Also, the atmosphere here at IFMR is very balanced with work and the festive season running parallel with many potentially good managers in the making.

Message for the readers…

Focus on entrances because it MATTERS! Even if you come from a non-engineering background you can succeed; don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. It is your choice and only yours how to build up a successful career ahead and which opportunities to grab which to loose and what price to pay. Make wise decisions while selecting a B-school because it outlines your future in a broad way.
All the very best for all your future endeavours.

Click Here To Apply To IFMR.

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Adity Bhattacharaya has done her BA (Economics) from Fergusson College, Pune university. She has worked as a journalist in print media for 3 years in brands like Times of India, AIR and coffee table magazines. She is currently a First Year PGDM student at Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR).

Adity Sharma

 

How does it feel to be one of the few non-engineers in the MBA programme?

I was initially very sceptical of running in the same race as engineers. My biggest nightmare has been mathematics unlike the others, and it is a given for engineering students to be better off at this. But I never really felt left out as the environment inside the institute promotes an encouraging spirit to take up challenges and excel in those spaces you never thought you will ever step in.  Honestly, it feels kind of different – good different! I am an Economics (major) graduate and I exploit and enjoy my moments of being good at it at all the subjects from the same genre.

What prompted you to take management plunge and pursue an MBA?

I have always been ambitious and wanted to become an investment banker in the long run. Also, the scope of MBA has increased manifolds in all dimensions. To keep up with the trending world and stay upgraded it was very important to complete post graduation and MBA was completely in line with my dream plan.

Coming from the economics background how did you manage your CAT preparation?

I joined T.I.M.E for guidance. My major concern was mathematics hence I focused all my efforts practising it. I was also very regular at attempting mock CAT papers. There is no shortcut to cracking CAT but smart work helps in managing time. It isn’t about how many mocks you take up, it’s more about how many of them do you take seriously. I took up mock tests every Sunday and reviewed them till Wednesday so that I exactly knew how to improve my scores better by the next test date. It helped tremendously in increasing speed. Also reading is my hobby, so I read as many newspaper articles (my personal favourite was any news which was Economics centric or a Hindu daily). This made me better off in verbal and comprehension sections of CAT.

How has your journey been so far at IFMR?

It has been a rollercoaster ride for me here at IFMR, a thrilling and challenging journey filled with learning at every scope. I have been a member of Samarthan – the social committee, the music club, the speakers club and MUN organising team. The books taught me the theories of management, but the floor taught me the real managerial skills to deal with the resources. Having received an opportunity to intern with Credit Suisse, I would get a chance to use the theoretical knowledge gained from the college to put it to practical use. I don’t remember complaining about any opportunity I never had, instead about the opportunity cost of not choosing the other given the plethora of opportunities. Here is a world away from the rest and the beauty lies in how far are you ready to push yourself to learn the most and make the best out the limited time you get in the next two years.

Did your academic background help you have any advantage?

Yes! It has helped me improve my knowledge and understanding of management. I learnt micro and macroeconomics during my graduation and enjoyed an edge over others in terms of quick and in-depth understanding of the same in the first year of this PGDM programme where it is compulsory to take up the two subjects in the first two semesters. I come from an arts background and am among the few non-B.Com students who appreciate accounts and finance in its true essence.

Why IFMR?

IFMR, besides the expertise in finance, also provides unique opportunities like financial engineering, the only one of its kind in the nation, and BFSI course. The learning experience and infrastructure here at IFMR are excellent and at par with many top B-schools. The faculty and student quality assure competition and demands excellence from all. Also, the atmosphere here at IFMR is very balanced with work and the festive season running parallel with many potentially good managers in the making.

Message for the readers…

Focus on entrances because it MATTERS! Even if you come from a non-engineering background you can succeed; don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. It is your choice and only yours how to build up a successful career ahead and which opportunities to grab which to loose and what price to pay. Make wise decisions while selecting a B-school because it outlines your future in a broad way.
All the very best for all your future endeavours.

Click Here To Apply To IFMR.

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Adity Bhattacharaya has done her BA (Economics) from Fergusson College, Pune university. She has worked as a journalist in print media for 3 years in brands like Times of India, AIR and coffee table magazines. She is currently a First Year PGDM student at Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR).

Adity Sharma

 

How does it feel to be one of the few non-engineers in the MBA programme?

I was initially very sceptical of running in the same race as engineers. My biggest nightmare has been mathematics unlike the others, and it is a given for engineering students to be better off at this. But I never really felt left out as the environment inside the institute promotes an encouraging spirit to take up challenges and excel in those spaces you never thought you will ever step in.  Honestly, it feels kind of different – good different! I am an Economics (major) graduate and I exploit and enjoy my moments of being good at it at all the subjects from the same genre.

What prompted you to take management plunge and pursue an MBA?

I have always been ambitious and wanted to become an investment banker in the long run. Also, the scope of MBA has increased manifolds in all dimensions. To keep up with the trending world and stay upgraded it was very important to complete post graduation and MBA was completely in line with my dream plan.

Coming from the economics background how did you manage your CAT preparation?

I joined T.I.M.E for guidance. My major concern was mathematics hence I focused all my efforts practising it. I was also very regular at attempting mock CAT papers. There is no shortcut to cracking CAT but smart work helps in managing time. It isn’t about how many mocks you take up, it’s more about how many of them do you take seriously. I took up mock tests every Sunday and reviewed them till Wednesday so that I exactly knew how to improve my scores better by the next test date. It helped tremendously in increasing speed. Also reading is my hobby, so I read as many newspaper articles (my personal favourite was any news which was Economics centric or a Hindu daily). This made me better off in verbal and comprehension sections of CAT.

How has your journey been so far at IFMR?

It has been a rollercoaster ride for me here at IFMR, a thrilling and challenging journey filled with learning at every scope. I have been a member of Samarthan – the social committee, the music club, the speakers club and MUN organising team. The books taught me the theories of management, but the floor taught me the real managerial skills to deal with the resources. Having received an opportunity to intern with Credit Suisse, I would get a chance to use the theoretical knowledge gained from the college to put it to practical use. I don’t remember complaining about any opportunity I never had, instead about the opportunity cost of not choosing the other given the plethora of opportunities. Here is a world away from the rest and the beauty lies in how far are you ready to push yourself to learn the most and make the best out the limited time you get in the next two years.

Did your academic background help you have any advantage?

Yes! It has helped me improve my knowledge and understanding of management. I learnt micro and macroeconomics during my graduation and enjoyed an edge over others in terms of quick and in-depth understanding of the same in the first year of this PGDM programme where it is compulsory to take up the two subjects in the first two semesters. I come from an arts background and am among the few non-B.Com students who appreciate accounts and finance in its true essence.

Why IFMR?

IFMR, besides the expertise in finance, also provides unique opportunities like financial engineering, the only one of its kind in the nation, and BFSI course. The learning experience and infrastructure here at IFMR are excellent and at par with many top B-schools. The faculty and student quality assure competition and demands excellence from all. Also, the atmosphere here at IFMR is very balanced with work and the festive season running parallel with many potentially good managers in the making.

Message for the readers…

Focus on entrances because it MATTERS! Even if you come from a non-engineering background you can succeed; don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. It is your choice and only yours how to build up a successful career ahead and which opportunities to grab which to loose and what price to pay. Make wise decisions while selecting a B-school because it outlines your future in a broad way.
All the very best for all your future endeavours.

Click Here To Apply To IFMR.

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Adity Bhattacharaya has done her BA (Economics) from Fergusson College, Pune university. She has worked as a journalist in print media for 3 years in brands like Times of India, AIR and coffee table magazines. She is currently a First Year PGDM student at Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR).

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How does it feel to be one of the few non-engineers in the MBA programme?

I was initially very sceptical of running in the same race as engineers. My biggest nightmare has been mathematics unlike the others, and it is a given for engineering students to be better off at this. But I never really felt left out as the environment inside the institute promotes an encouraging spirit to take up challenges and excel in those spaces you never thought you will ever step in.  Honestly, it feels kind of different – good different! I am an Economics (major) graduate and I exploit and enjoy my moments of being good at it at all the subjects from the same genre.

What prompted you to take management plunge and pursue an MBA?

I have always been ambitious and wanted to become an investment banker in the long run. Also, the scope of MBA has increased manifolds in all dimensions. To keep up with the trending world and stay upgraded it was very important to complete post graduation and MBA was completely in line with my dream plan.

Coming from the economics background how did you manage your CAT preparation?

I joined T.I.M.E for guidance. My major concern was mathematics hence I focused all my efforts practising it. I was also very regular at attempting mock CAT papers. There is no shortcut to cracking CAT but smart work helps in managing time. It isn’t about how many mocks you take up, it’s more about how many of them do you take seriously. I took up mock tests every Sunday and reviewed them till Wednesday so that I exactly knew how to improve my scores better by the next test date. It helped tremendously in increasing speed. Also reading is my hobby, so I read as many newspaper articles (my personal favourite was any news which was Economics centric or a Hindu daily). This made me better off in verbal and comprehension sections of CAT.

How has your journey been so far at IFMR?

It has been a rollercoaster ride for me here at IFMR, a thrilling and challenging journey filled with learning at every scope. I have been a member of Samarthan – the social committee, the music club, the speakers club and MUN organising team. The books taught me the theories of management, but the floor taught me the real managerial skills to deal with the resources. Having received an opportunity to intern with Credit Suisse, I would get a chance to use the theoretical knowledge gained from the college to put it to practical use. I don’t remember complaining about any opportunity I never had, instead about the opportunity cost of not choosing the other given the plethora of opportunities. Here is a world away from the rest and the beauty lies in how far are you ready to push yourself to learn the most and make the best out the limited time you get in the next two years.

Did your academic background help you have any advantage?

Yes! It has helped me improve my knowledge and understanding of management. I learnt micro and macroeconomics during my graduation and enjoyed an edge over others in terms of quick and in-depth understanding of the same in the first year of this PGDM programme where it is compulsory to take up the two subjects in the first two semesters. I come from an arts background and am among the few non-B.Com students who appreciate accounts and finance in its true essence.

Why IFMR?

IFMR, besides the expertise in finance, also provides unique opportunities like financial engineering, the only one of its kind in the nation, and BFSI course. The learning experience and infrastructure here at IFMR are excellent and at par with many top B-schools. The faculty and student quality assure competition and demands excellence from all. Also, the atmosphere here at IFMR is very balanced with work and the festive season running parallel with many potentially good managers in the making.

Message for the readers…

Focus on entrances because it MATTERS! Even if you come from a non-engineering background you can succeed; don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. It is your choice and only yours how to build up a successful career ahead and which opportunities to grab which to loose and what price to pay. Make wise decisions while selecting a B-school because it outlines your future in a broad way.
All the very best for all your future endeavours.

Click Here To Apply To IFMR.

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