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  • NMIMS Bengaluru Hosts Groundbreaking Orientation Programme for New Batch of MBA Students

    Published on June 18, 2024

    Bengaluru : NMIMS Bengaluru School of Business Management recently hosted a unique and comprehensive orientation programme from June 3rd to June 9th 2024 for its new batch of MBA students. This orientation aimed to promote a diverse and inclusive learning environment by welcoming students from varied educational backgrounds, emphasising the importance of interdisciplinary perspectives in the business world.

    The newly inducted MBA Batch 15 for the academic years 2024-26 at NMIMS Bengaluru is a testament to the institution’s commitment to diversity and excellence. Comprising 228 students, the batch includes 136 male students (60%) and 92 female students (40%). Of these, 71 students (31%) have prior work experience, while 157 (69%) are entering the programme directly from their undergraduate studies.

    The inaugural event, graced by Dr. Narayani Ramachandran, Director, NMIMS Bengaluru, Dr, Mallika Srivastava, Program Chairperson, SBM, NMIMS Bengaluru, Mr. Chandramohan Shahbad, Joint Registrar, NMIMS Bengaluru and other senior faculty members, along with NMIMS SBM alumna, Ms. Shivangi Choudhary, Sr. Manger, Data Science and AI Products, Landmark Group, marked the beginning of an exciting journey with the lighting of the lamp and ‘Deeksharambh,’ a tradition that embodies the spirit of new beginnings and academic excellence.

    Dr. Ramesh Bhat, Vice Chancellor, NMIMS, gave a warm and encouraging address to the new batch of students and said, “Our goal is to equip students with a strong foundation in management skills, enabling them to navigate today’s complex business environment.  You should be proud that you are now part of the four-decade-old legacy of the SBM, which has been at the forefront of providing management education to develop leadership skills in a forward-thinking and fast-changing business environment. I urge you to emphasise value creation, integrity, and the dynamic role of technology and teamwork and harness Knowledge, Attitude, Skill, and Habit (KASH) for success. The word you will see will certainly be VUCA world – volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. This calls for transformational leadership to prevail at all levels of the organisation. You should be proud to enter SBM, which follows the principles of assurance of learning. This reflects the highest standards of achievement for business schools worldwide. I wish you all the very best for your journey at NMIMS.”

    The orientation week was meticulously designed to equip students with essential business skills and knowledge. Renowned experts and industry professionals conducted sessions on various subjects, including finance, marketing, human resources, data analytics, strategy and communication.

    In response to the growing corporate interest in ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) principles, NMIMS Bengaluru SBM has integrated ethical practices into campus life. The institution boasts state-of-the-art physical and soft infrastructure, including Bloomberg terminals and high-quality online tools like JMV software, enhancing the learning experience. Moreover, international collaborations are a key aspect of NMIMS Bengaluru’s approach. Students engage in experiential learning with peers from the University of Dundee, Bristol, and Brunel, gaining hands-on experience in embracing diversity and breaking unconscious biases.

    The placement season at NMIMS Bengaluru has been highly successful, with last year seeing over 210 corporate recruiters visiting the campus, including pre-placement offers from many reputed companies. Five teams from the MBA programme secured the top 15 ranks globally in the Business Simulation – Capstone Course, showcasing the students’ exceptional performance.

    Meanwhile, the foundation programme concluded with a city tour event, “Bangalore Darshan,” which allowed students to explore the cultural, historical, and business aspects of Bengaluru.

    Reminiscing her years at her alma mater and sharing her career journey with students, Ms. Shivangi Choudhary, Sr Manager of Data Science and AI – products & solutions at Landmark Group said, “It was here 11 years ago when I wanted to do something in analytics and NMIMS Bengaluru was the only institution offering it. Analytics was a new field then and it was a risk but it has been worth it. I want to leave you with three insights: feel happiness in the now; build a vision for the future and manage your energy rather than your time. I want to quote Steve Jobs who said, always follow your heart intuition because somewhere you know what you want to do. So, ten years down the line, when you will have more stories to tell, just ensure that they are yours and made up of your choices. Take risks and have no regrets whatsoever of your decisions.”

    Dr. Mallika Srivastava, Program Chairperson, SBM, NMIMS Bengaluru, said, “At NMIMS Bengaluru, we believe in nurturing adaptable professionals through rigorous academia and holistic learning experiences. Our students are the driving force behind our success, continually setting higher standards and achieving excellence. As we embark on this journey together, I encourage each student to embrace challenges, seize opportunities, and make the most of their time at NMIMS Bengaluru. Together, let’s build a future where innovation, resilience and ethical leadership thrive.”

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