My sojourn at LBSIM

Seated in the second row of the big auditorium, watching the inspiring video on the life of Late Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri, I wondered what my journey will be like for the next two years in one of the premier B-schools of Northern India, LBSIM, Delhi. Today, when I am almost at the end of my stint with LBSIM; I can proudly say that my journey has been quite eventful and colourful.

A rigorous management curriculum along with value and ethical education ensures that every manager churned out of LBSIM acts as a pearl in the ocean of the vast corporate world. It polishes its students with both, theoretical concepts and the practical insights of management in the fields of Finance, Marketing, Operations and Human Resources. A well-built infrastructure and a constant support and guidance from the enriched faculty facilitates learning of the students.

My journey at LBSIM – My first year started with the cultural week, a six-day long event where students came dressed according to different themes; followed by the Annual Outreach Program, where we students visited the major corporate hubs of the country like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and others to strengthen the corporate academic interface. As a part of the organising committee of various Annual Conferences, I gained a hands on experience in event planning and management.

Then came the proud feeling of being a Shastrian, when I got the once in a lifetime opportunity to visit the Rashtrapati Bhavan on the birth eve of Late Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri, to witness the ceremony of Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award. This award is conferred to an eminent person every year by the Honourable President of India. The feeling was simply inexplicable.

Within a fortnight, the atmosphere of LBSIM was filled with feelings of nostalgia, at the Annual Alumni Dinner organized by the Alumni Cell. The dinner marked the presence of the entire LBSIM family at one place signifying the common Shastrian thread that unites us all. Further, the annual festival at the institute ‘Tatva’ invited a large number of participants from other B-school in various academic and cultural events.

My real moment of happiness arrived when I was chosen to be a part of the Management Grid, the students’ administrative body which acts as an interface between the students and the faculty. The management grid acts as a disciplinary body and is responsible for organising various symposia, seminars, guest lectures, conferences and Tatva. I feel very proud in saying that this year’s grid has acted as a change agent and introduced several new initiatives. One such initiative being “Dishank- Towards Light!” the Students Mentorship Program to orient the new batch through online case studies, presentations and assignments. Rolling out of the first institute magazine “Torchbearers” has also added another feather to our cap. Not only this, LBSIM has been proudly flagging its victory across various inter B-school fests and national events.

But this article would not be complete without the mention of placement scenario, pedagogy and the most fashionable MBA jargon ‘ROI.’ LBSIM is completely student driven consisting of various student bodies like the Management Grid, Placement Cell, Alumni Cell and the Media & Communications Cell. LBSIM is a non-profit organisation which offers dual degree in 2 year full time PGDM (General/finance), 3 year part time PGDM (Evening) for working executives and 15 month full time PGDM for executives. It has been accredited by AICTE, Ministry of HRD, GOI for 2 year full time PGDM. It has been ranked as the 11th best b-school in India for Finance by the Economic Times, 2011. It is the only other institute in India after IIM-A,B,C and XLRI to offer deferred placements to its students. It boasts of a library with over 25,000 books, 150 national and international journals, 3600 chronicles and periodicals.

With such a strong support and guidance, LBSIM ensures a holistic development of its students and nurtures them for the real world. The two golden years which I spent here have added new dimensions to my life and to my management education and practical knowledge. It has nurtured my talent and made me ready to face the corporate world. It has taught me that the ethical way and the road of truth, even if it is full of hardships and obstacles, should always be taken, as it will inevitably lead to success.

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