“ANKUR” – An Experiential Learning Initiative by SIMSR

“ANKUR” – An Experiential Learning Initiative (ELI) by K.J. Somaiya Institute of  Management Studies and Research, Mumbai (SIMSR) aims at developing a robust learning environment that amalgamates all aspects of learning and provides holistic development of a management student. It is aligned with the institute’s vision and mission and its emphasis is on social and ethical responsibility.

The primary objective of this mission by SIMSR is all about teaching the lil’ kids coming from a Gujarati medium school to speak, read, write and understand basic vocal English. Ankur, for the year 2016, sowed its seeds on 12th of August. The eight month mentorship Initiative kicked off by four volunteer faculty members committee comprising of Prof. Gita

Sashidharan, Dr. Poonam Chauhan, Dr. Prema Basargekar and Dr. Radha Iyer. They ideate, develop and execute the ELI along with the SIMSR students. Clan of about 50 students from SIMSR is selected for the noble cause of facilitating the learning of Basic English communication.

Ankur truly resonates with its tagline ‘Nurturing Lives’ by giving a euphoric experience to students through a 4-step process of Active Listening, Active Speaking, Active Writing and Active Learning.Activities like ‘Home Visit’ to understand the socio-economic conditions of students and ‘Movie Screening’ for kids are carried out by the faculty and volunteers of

SIMSR to enhance student engagement in the process of learning.

Every Friday Students of SIMSR gather at Somaiya Vinay Mandir School between 2.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. with a modest agenda of spreading knowledge and joy to little kids. With this Initiative, K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai (SIMSR) fortifies Somaiya Trust’s vision of ‘Knowledge Alone Liberates’.

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