1st June 2015 marked my arrival in SIBM, Pune. As I stood there in front of the gates, about to step into a whole new cosmos, I recalled my absolute journey upto this mark… The day I wrote SNAP, the entrance results, essay writing and group activity round, the presentation and interview round where I had faced the panelists confidently and the ecstatic moment when I knew I had converted the call… phew! So I was finally here.
The inauguration day started off with uplifting speeches by our Director, the Chief Guest and Prof. (Dr.) Mujumdar who welcomed us to the Symbiosis family and motivated us to be ready for the roller coaster ride! I was well aware of the stature SIBM, Pune holds as one of the prestigious B-Schools of India, but that day I had actually got an opportunity to listen such eminent personalities, visionaries. I had managed to bag this coveted seat after having passed through a number of filters.
Also SIBM, Pune with its state of the art infrastructure takes pride in being ranked among the top beautiful B-school campuses in India. Here, when I wake up every morning, I peep out of my hostel window to see a wide alluring golf course nestled in the Lavale hills. Occasionally, if lucky enough, I also get a glimpse of beautiful peacocks amidst the woods.
We have a dynamic range of faculties here and the second week of lectures is about to begin. With sessions by the ‘Econmom’, with our professor mentoring us in choosing specializations, remarkable discussions on case studies in the Research Methodologies class, to applying principles from the holy Gita in solving management problems… all this is a unique style of pedagogy. And this is just the beginning of an exciting stint. They say ‘The journey of thousand miles begins with one step’. I have taken mine… With the new friendships I have made here I am sure this ‘Roller Coaster’ ride will be a memorable one!
Ankita Chindarkar , First year MBA student @ SIBM,Pune