Exploring the endless opportunities

Exploring the endless opportunities

Mixed feelings

The atmosphere at the CMRIMS, when it opened its doors to undergraduates last week was upbeat.  Most students confessed that they were quite nervous but also said in the same breath that they were happy with their choice of college and thought that the teachers and the principal had gone  extra mile to make them feel at home on the first day.

New clothes, shoes and accessories ruled the first day. Some of the students who did their plus two were glad that they had left their uniforms behind and now had the freedom to wear what they wanted.

Most students said that two years of pre-university had done them a lot of good in helping them settle down rather quickly in their degree course. While academics topped their priority, most students were excited by the many cultural programmes that the college had chalked out for them.

The fresher’s week, the various clubs and associations, the annual fest... the opportunities seemed endless. The teachers too went all out to make the students at home.

Prof S G Mukherji, Dean Management and Commerce has always applied the philosophy of ‘high touch’. “With increasing cases of suicides and depression among young people, it is important that teachers develop an informal and cordial relationship with their teachers. They must have the freedom to openly interact with their teachers at any time,” reasoned Prof Mukherji.  He added that a conscious effort is made to strike a balance between extracurricular activities and academics.

“We plan the year in such a way that the students get a chance to showcase their
talents without disturbing their academics,” he said.  The first years were more than excited to share their experiences. They didn’t really appear nervous and were eager to settle down quickly.

Raksha in first year commerce has relocated from Mumbai after her plus two.  She said that she’d heard so much about the City that she thought she would make this her home for at least three years. “The campus is excellent and the infrastructure is among the best. The faculty is friendly and I realised that you can ask them any number of questions and they’d still answer them all with a smile,” she said.

Anish, another student, said that in addition to having a good time, academics was a top priority. “I hope to pursue my MBA after this so I must perform well during these three years to do well and get admission in a good college,” he said.

Suguna, another student, was a little apprehensive about ragging at first but she quickly settled down when she realised that the seniors were warm and friendly. “The seniors are helpful and not as it was made out to be. That has made all the difference,” she said.

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