Exposure to another world

Excitement is in the air at Jain University, Center for Management Studies (CMS), where over 300 students are eagerly waiting to head to the United States of America as part of the commerce fest ‘Precipice’. The fest is intended at giving students a unique learning experience and exposure through the week-long trip.

Three teams have qualified to take part in the management competition which has the theme, ‘A Myth Called Wealth’.

The teams which have qualified include students from Mount Carmel College, Christ University and Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. The competition was tough as the students were tested on their knowledge of management through several elimination rounds.

The competition will be held at The Catholic University of America, Washington DC. Some faculty members and students from CMS will also be accompanying the students to cheer the participants. The students will be leaving on February 16 and returning on 26. 

“We are looking forward to a rich learning experience in an industrialised country. Not only will we get an idea about a new culture, but as commerce students, we will also get to know about the economy and business strategies of the country,” said Sourabh Rander, a final-year BBM student.

After the competition, the students will be visiting New York and Philadelphia also. Pointing out that the entire trip is costing the students Rs 1,40,000 (including
their stay), Abhinav Bhandari, a final-year BBM student said, “We had no issues with the visa. We’ve been going in groups for the visa and so far it has been a smooth affair. We want to experience the country which is the reason we are also visiting a couple of other places.”

Students from each class were chosen based on their attendance and behaviour
in class.

“The lecturers were asked to pick good students of the class. We want to ensure that the students are well-behaved especially when we will be representing our college in a different country. We want to bring our College a good name and don’t want anyone who are not up to the mark,” said Pranaav Vidhu. “But the students have been given the choice of going. It is not compulsory,” he added Pointing out that part of the fest was previously held in London and Paris, Nagarjun KA and Manjushri Shenoy, the
final-year MBA students, who are helping the juniors organise the fest, said, “It’s a collaborative effort. And since we have the experience of organising a mega-event like this, we are extending our complete support to the juniors.”


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