*************** It's a magical world OL' buddy, let's go exploring*************
"To travel is better than to arrive". I firmly believed that the journey is always better than the destination until I arrived at TISS. I could not help but be amazed by the beautiful lush green campus and the aura it creates. In addition to the campus and other USPs of the institutes (Placements, Fieldwork, diversity et cetera), there are certain things which have made the last two months worth living for me in TISS.
Foundation Course: The foundation course is a unique feature of the curriculum at TISS. The objective of this course is to make students aware of nitty-gritty of the society, culture and the nation. One leaves the classroom with deep insights on caste, gender, religion etc in India which helps imbibe social sensitivity in one's heart. The course also provides a platform to interact with students of over 15 other courses which expands our knowledge about topics ranging from Criminology and Justice to Disaster Management.
Freedom and quest for knowledge: The appetite for knowledge does not get restricted to our course. A student gets an opportunity to attend events/lectures on contemporary national, international and social topics by the who's who of the respective fields. Student initiatives like theatre, plays and discussions are the other medium of spreading knowledge of society.
People: What makes TISS a great institute is its people. Be it the esteemed faculties who in spite of their tight schedule are always willing to help us and address our doubts irrespective of however silly the doubt might be, or the non teaching staffs who work day in and day out to ensure we get the best of the infrastructure, and the students themselves- the bright brains of the country who are always happy to join you for a cup of tea and indulge in discussions on any topic under the sky. Despite the diversity among the students, everyone shares solidarity, the solidarity of being a TISSian.
To sum it up, the last two months have been an amazing journey and for the coming days in TISS, in the words of Calvin, I say to myself "It's a magical world OL' buddy, let's go exploring".
----Aditya Anand, M.A. in HRM & LR, 2014-2016
Sharing the TISS Experience !!!!
Aparna Vittal Dhas, MA in HRM & LR , 2014-2016
When I heard "We have zero tolerance for any discrimination based on sex, caste, religion, region, language, sexual orientation, or on any other basis whatsoever," for the fifth time in two days, I thought they were overdoing it. These were the standard things that every institute claimed, I thought. However, it didn't take me too long to understand how seriously TISS meant it. TISS has committees that investigated sexual harassment, ensured social protection, and facilitated the functioning of the dining hall, and cyber affairs. Each of these committees / cells has student representation besides having experts from the respective fields. In fact, a vibrant, newly-elected student union that was elected through a democratic election process, just swore in earlier this week. Welcome to the world of TISS. MA in HRM & LR from TISS is perhaps one of the most unique experiences one can ever hope to sign up for. Where else can you hope to spend your day in lovely classrooms understanding the nuances of industrial relations, and spend your evenings attending a screening of a documentary about Adivasis in India? Which other management course offers you the opportunity to spend two days of your week working on the field, amassing practical knowledge, and the rest of the week goes into understanding the theory behind it? If you aspire for all round development, TISS promises to flavour every chai that you consume in the cosy canteen with intriguing conversations with people from the most diverse walks of life. If you're curious, TISS assures you of knowledgeable faculty who can nurture you, and can provide excellent infrastructure to support your research. If you're enterprising, TISS guarantees to provide you ample space to innovate and engage with causes that engross you. And well, if you're ambitious, TISS is a brand in itself. Life in TISS is a lesson in itself. TISS has a profound impact on the way you perceive the world around you. This distinguished Deemed University stirs you into defining your own personality better, and makes you comfortable with being... just you.
*********************New Beginnings @ TISS *************
This is what Amit Singh , HRM & LR, 2014-2016 has to say about this journey in TISS in the first month ....
To be frank, for me, TISS is not a B-School, it's much more than that, it's a feeling, it's a notion, which one can only realize by being here. It's a melting pot of cultures, traditions and ways of life. TISS is one of the few schools across INDIA which develops students into professionally competent and socially sensitive management graduates at the same time.
Being a part of a premier engineering institute in the past, it was a very difficult decision for me to join TISS, but now I realise I took a great call by joining TISS. For me it's like transition from the BEST of technical school to the BEST of social school i.e. "TISS".
Now I will talk about TISS edge, which has given the impetus to quench my thirst and aspirations: Why TISS? And I got so many reasons to share: 1) Small batch size; "it gives focused attention and makes personal learning highly effective"2) Field-work learning; concurrent placement, corporate-block-placement and NGO-block placement- provides an opportunity to reflect, apply and integrate acquired skills to work stations in organizations.3) Exposure: "Located in the heart of commercial capital."4) Brand: "NAAC rating of 3.88/4, highest among all universities in India. 5) Good-Investment: Return on human capital is always best, TISS is among the best. 6) Connection: Huge alumni base and network.7) Self-Growth: It's always better to acquire new skill sets and to make you more productive in whatever you do. Research based learning, a large number of elective courses to choose from and faculty interaction align with an open door policy championed the cause of learning and growth.
"I am indebted to my father for living" but to my INSTITUTE for living well"
For me, to be part of TISS provides buckets of knowledge and inspiration from eminent teaching faculties and young leaders of change. It gives the feel of celebration of youth and multiculturalism, networking with likeminded people, sharing of thoughts, ideas and motivations. What could be the better place than TISS, to learn, explore and discover along with highly motivated youth from very diverse backgrounds who share a common passion for positive change in the world.
Countdown begins for one more official visit to the campus
It was fun visiting the campus for summers.. met my classmates Manoj Chaudary, Anuradha who also came for summers...
Infact me and manoj planned to travel together to campus ( it would have been a sight with representatives from 2 companies coming together for placements) except in the last moment their HR head planned to come along which had played spoilers with our plan...Nevertheless happy the way summers went this year and hope the same show repeats in finals , which is the latest reason for my visit to campus now
Though my time in the campus had officially ended , the charm of the campus always pulls u and u always look for a reason to visit the place once again and spend some more time.....But its no longer the same place ....The people has changed ..its an all together new batch who are making the most of campus life ....Though they may not realise now, every single day spent in the campus is so beautiful and with out a second thought many alums would trade their current positions to be at day 1 of college again
Any how , now I have an official reason to visit the campus ...its summers time and luck by chance , I am coming to India just a few days ahead of summers and CG visiting the campus for first time in years for summers ....it can't get better ...so its all together a different feeling to visit the campus , now on the other side of the table on which we arranged snacks and waterbottles not long ago for recruiters
So Junis, brace ur self ....if there are days in ur campus life at TISS, summers will definitely stand out
Hope to see firecrackers go up on day 1
It's been trying times! They were(and are) the best of times and the worst of times!!
Report after report is coming about as to we non-engineers seem to be an unwanted lot in B schools!!
Any tips on the cut off? Did very well in the test. Got 87 percentile at XAT, IRMA- 86 , CAT was never my cup of tea or coffee( I don't drink either- am a milk sop).
Just praying to see the hallowed portals of TISS!!!!!!!!!!!