A 'life-changing experience' begins at IMT Nagpur's induction program
'Lively', 'striking', 'a life-changing experience' - these are just some of the words incoming students had for IMT Nagpur following the orientation program held this month for the class of 2012-14.
The nearly one month long session, aimed at creating a level playing field for all incoming students, was kicked off on the 4th of June. The start to a six-day induction program, it was held in the LRC Hall, with the chief guest for the inaugural ceremony being Mr. Indranil Chakraborty, Chief Operating Officer of Big Synergy Media Ltd., and the guest of honour being Mr. G.R. Ramnath, Vice-President of Lapp India Pvt. Ltd.
Both dignitaries outlined their experiences in corporate life and told the students what the business world would expect of them.
The rest of the day, students attended briefing sessions, getting filled in on all aspects of IMT Nagpur's campus life, such as: administrative matters; hostel and community norms; placements and corporate communication; the learning resource centre; computer labs and IT and the foreign exchange programme.
In the initial part of the induction programme, many sessions were held to get the incoming batch on the same page with regard to the fundamentals of business and organisations, the Indian economy and the basics of accounts and finance, exposing them to the case method and basic usage of MS Excel.
Through the rest of the month, daily self-orientation workshops and classroom sessions were held, along with corporate interactions, meetings with IMT Nagpur alumni, and sessions on career guidance, placement guidance and health awareness. All were designed to get the class of 2012-14 the best start possible.
The school's efforts were greatly appreciated by the students.
As Rishap Shah said, his experience at IMT Nagpur has "so far has been very wonderful.
The infrastructure of the college is very good," said Shah. "It has got a good amount of sports facilities. It is a life changing experience over here."
"The first striking thing which you notice about IMT Nagpur is the constant, lively and effervescent events taking place everywhere," said Priyamvada Gaur.
"The classes are intellectually stimulating," she said, noting the diverse backgrounds of the students initiating and sustaining discussions and calling them "vibrant and vivacious."
"Your viewpoints are further strengthened or completely trashed on the basis of logic, knowledge, experiences and observations of the other 59 students."
Gaur was also impressed with the facilities available, saying, "Here at IMT Nagpur we'll get free access to thousands of articles from the Harvard Business Review, McKinsey Quarterly, The Economist, New York Times etc. - name it and you have it!"
She also noted, "At the end of the day, a short hike to the serene lake and grabbing a bite at the café reinvigorates the tired mind."