A sense of belonging

Interactive batch

A sense of belonging

An enthusiastic bunch of freshers were welcomed into Institute of Business Management and Research (IBMR) during their orientation, which was held recently.

Metrolife caught up with the youngsters, who shared their hopes and apprehensions as they begin their life in college. During the first week at the institute, the students were familiarised with the workings of the college. The orientation session was spread over the first few days of the term — a subject orientation on one day and an ice-breaker session with a guest faculty on the second.

 “It’s a new atmosphere and I feel really good about it. It’s good to be back in a co-educational institute,” smiles Ashwini K, who is pursuing BBM. “Plus we are told that on Saturdays, we can spend time on our extracurricular activities and we won’t have class,” she adds. Talking about the session, Ashwini says that it has been an ‘awesome’ one.

“During one of the orientation sessions, we had a one-hour session of pranayama and were told how to concentrate and the uses of yoga,” she explains.  

For most students, it’s the teaching that matters the most. Zainab Bits, who is all set to pursue BCom, says that she has a lot of hopes from the institute.

“I have joined because I heard that the teaching and faculty are good. I’ve loved the few days that I have been here. Not a minute have I felt out of place. It’s as if I’ve always known my classmates,” she says.

A number of students have come far from their homes to pursue their graduation. For instance, Ramandeep Singh, who has come from Punjab and has taken up BCA, says that he dreams of becoming an ethical hacker. “I am looking forward to participating in fests. I have made a whole lot of friends already. I haven’t felt nervous here at all,” he explains. Rose Lata Toppo, who has come from New Delhi, has taken up BCom. “When I was looking up where to apply, I found that this institute suits my needs the best. After I complete my under-graduation, I want to go in for an MBA,” she explains.

The faculty are also enthusiastic about the fresh batch of students. “It’s just been a few days since college re-opened but we have found them to be an enthusiastic lot. They are an interactive batch. We have told them about the rules and regulations, particularly the importance of punctuality,” says G Krishnaveni, lecturer of entrepreneur development and market behaviour.

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