MT UVA – BMS organized a successful event – ‘MAXIMIZE 60’ an orientation programme for the students of TYBMS – Semester 6. The main purpose of this session, was to help the students understand the critical portion of the syllabus and show them the correct way to prepare for the upcoming university examinations.
The orientation programme started with Prof. Omkar Patki, former course coordinator for BMS at Jai Hind College, who threw light upon one of the elective subjects – Retail Management. He made the students feel comfortable with the subject and gave them a deeper insight about how to score maximum in a theoretical subject like Retail Management.
The session was then taken over by Prof. Selvi Nadar, course coordinator for BMS at Jhunjhunwala College, who explained the students how to deal with the subject with vast syllabus – Entrepreneurship and Management of Small and Medium Entreprises. Prof. Nadar explained the students the importance of the subject in the curriculum of BMS and its application in various fields. She made an attempt to create interest in the minds of the students to have a practical approach towards studying this theory subject.
Later, Dr. Cheema, Principal of Bunt’s Sangha’s College, addressed to the students who will be appearing for their final semester of the BMS course. He explained the importance of education beyond the four walls of the classroom has got equal importance. The students taking up placements and going for higher education must learn to put into action all the things which they have learned during three years of the course.
The orientation programme was then taken to an altogether different mood full of excitement and enthusiasm, when Prof. Abhishek Nikam, Product Head for MT UVA-BMS, shared his views about appearing at university examinations from a general as well as subject-specific point of view. He discussed two subjects with the students – Indian Management Thoughts and Practices and International Marketing, where he used his convincing explanation methods which filled in energy in the students present for the programme.
After a short break of tea and snacks, Mr. Parag Chitale, Director of CPLC, the MBA entrance coaching subsidiary company of MT Educare Ltd. took over the dais. He introduced three of his students who had completed their MBA in premiere institutes like SP Jain Institute of Management, Welingkar’s and the Indian Institute of Management. They shared with the students that doing MBA and taking up a traditional corporate job is not the only option left in front of them. One of them being an investment banker, another being into the film industry and another one having his own setup and working on mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Chitale just wanted to let the students know that post-MBA, the world is open for them to take up any career choice what they are born for.
Prof. Akansha Nikam, took over the dais with her subject of expertise, International Finance, which is one among the three ‘practical-based’ papers at the sixth semester examinations. Her inputs on practical problems as well as theory portion made the students confident about the subject. Her discussions about time management and question sequencing were beneficial for the students as the paper is a mixture of theory and numericals.
The orientation was later taken over by Prof. Shantaram Sheth, who was instrumental in sharing his thoughts about another subject, ‘Operations Research’ which is usually termed as ‘difficult’ by the students. He made the students understand the importance of solving the paper without the phobia of mathematics in their minds. He helped the students in polishing some important areas of each topic of the subject. He solved some of the doubts of the students and helped them in knowing the tricks to tackle a subject like this.
Exactly as the orientation commenced by an elective subject, it was ended by an elective subject too. Prof. CA Nikunj Shah shared his knowledge about the subject – Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management. He termed the subject as ‘the most scoring’ subject and discussed the numerical as well as theoretical aspect of the same. He also discussed some important concepts from the examination point of view.
Then came THE MOMENT for which all of the students were eagerly waiting for! Yes, that moment when Mr. Mahesh Shetty, Chairman and Mananging Director of MT Educare Ltd. entered the auditorium filled with the young crowd. Mr. Mahesh Shetty – a friend, philosopher and a guide in real sense. The face behind MT Educare, a mentor for the faculty and not less than any celebrity for his students. Mr. Shetty shared the secret of how ‘living life’ overpowers ‘earning livelihood’. He made the students to introspect themselves, and see what matters for them at the end – money or strong family ties. He shared with the students his own story right from the time he started teaching with a handful of students and having served over 65,000 students in 25 years from the year 1988, under the name Mahesh Tutorials, with making a history of being the first company in parallel education, listed with Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange. His words were miles beyond just being a speech, they were a source of inspiration, and made the students speechless.
The event which started with all the enthusiasm ended on a silent note where the students were left with an opportunity to ‘think’ and then ‘act’ with their decisions after they graduate and join a corporate world.
– Ojas Ajay Barve
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