In a League of its own!
"Great learning environment, exciting placements and
well-established industry-interface, excellent infrastructure all power-packed into one opportunity"
says Saurabh Mittal
Read on to find out what he has to say after spending one year in Asia's 13th best B School
It just seems like yesterday when I climbed up the steps of this colossal building with some stars and lots of apprehension in my eyes. There I was, a young bright MBA aspirant completely confused with the information overload from every possible avenue used by the B Schools to strengthen their claims of being the best. I was extremely impressed with the world-class infrastructure; an ocean of laptops operating in a wi-fi enabled, air-conditioned environment. LCD projectors and multimedia tools to make presentations, plasma televisions in the canteen and recreation areas, computerised library facilities - truly a great quasi-corporate environment perfect enough to incubate a young mind.
My admission into the Management programme made me feel elated to be a part of is one of the fastest growing and most innovative citadels of higher education in India. When my classes started, I realised that the impressive infrastructure was merely the tip of the iceberg in terms of the offerings MET had. MET has a world-class academic reputation and an innovative approach to teaching and learning that fosters links between the theory and practice. My mornings were now coloured 'pink' with the stock market and business news ruling the roost. The days were filled with classroom debates, projects, presentations, case-studies, guest lectures and regular lectures. At night, Michael Porter, Jack Welsch, Phillip Kotler and Stephen Covey amongst others kept me entertained.
At MET students are treated as managers under training. Training is imparted round-the-clock, seven days a week. Projects and assignments are given utmost importance and students learn on the job. Application oriented knowledge, garnered in the lecture halls, is applied to industry assignments. The faculty spares no effort to make the students razor sharp, so they make their mark in the corporate world.
As a MET student I thus had the chance to work with the nation's leading academics and business professionals. Internships in India and abroad, work experience opportunities, and key industry links will enable me to start my career even before I graduate. I am currently studying in my third semester and will join work in January 2007 itself! Yes! MET is the only institute that allows its students to join work in the fourth semester. This way, I will get a practical hands-on experience and at the same time, the theoretical input that is garnered on the week-ends will help me co-relate my learnings.
I am extremely proud to be associated with Asia's 13th best B School that is ranked an 'A' grade B School by Business India. MET also is NGO in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations and our contributions have been widely appreciated by the United Nations on several forums. The ISO 9001:2008 certification bears testimony of the quality that is deployed in creating professionals who will make a mark into the corporate world.
MET remains an institution determined to work with industry to provide industry-ready graduates who contribute to economic development and prosperity; which generates ideas and know-how through research and consultancy; and which pursues and supports access to higher education for a broad cross-section of the community.
"I believed that there two kinds of Management institutes - IIMs and other B Schools..
..... until I came across MET.."
Saurabh Mittal is a Management student at MET Asian Management Development Centre