The Business School community building starts with the cafeteria.

A blog post by Avani Natani (PGDM 2018-20- IILM GSM)

Have you ever wondered how a college would be without a cafeteria?

Exactly! A feeling of monotony strikes you with a grimacing face, how could someone just depend on mess food. But at the same time, the college cafeteria isn’t only about food or an excuse from the mess, it is much more than that. It’s a place holding a million memories that remain enshrined in everyone’s heart and soul even after we bid goodbye to our college but we carry along with those souvenirs of utmost happiness that remain fresh every time we think of college days.

It has rightly been said canteen is not just a place but an emotion where the probability of finding students is always greater than finding them in the classrooms. After all, it’s an easy way for the students to abscond from lectures to explore campus life. It’s also a respite from tedious long-lasting, and day-long lectures.  We have numerous reasons to believe that the college canteen is the best place for all. It’s a place where we see our student community being built up and the same is reinforced through love or hate or scuffle or debate. The sounds of everlasting conversations and gossip can be found echoing across the walls of the cafeteria.

“I have 50, you have 100”, perhaps only the canteen watches us silently what actual efforts we friends make to pool in for one appetizing and leisurely meal. Amidst all the chaos and disturbance this is the only place that every student finds comfort in all the projects and assignments related discussions. With every sip of tea, it somehow skips their mind how time is passing by, after all this is the place where bonds are not just created but are reinforced with every indulgence and conversation, shuddering the walls with their boisterous laughter.

No matter how strong your resolution of “Kal se fast food band”, the college canteen would break that too, as the aroma of paratha, chilly potato, cheese sandwich, samosa, and Maggi reach your nostrils.

Canteen is all about friends and foods the best duo anyone would ever come across. Be it an occasion of someone’s birthday, a treat from someone getting placed, canteen is always the perfect ambiance for such rendezvous where we brush aside all our hassles of monotonous and mundane life.  Be it Dominos or KFC, even a lavish dinner at Taj could not match the taste of that morsel of food that we snatch from our friend’s hand which is almost about to enter his mouth, and gobble them up. Fighting for that tiny morsel with our squad is indeed a true satisfaction.

Long after once they have left the college, this would be a place where they would shed tears remembering those precious moments with friends spent here.  Canteen culture is an important culture and an integral part of every college as it is not just a place to satisfy hunger but it also creates an environment for students to interact with each other, learn life skills, get along with each other, and finally become a family. The process of building the second family away from home starts from here.





Active Learning: Innovative Teaching Methods of IILM UBS

The very essence of education lies in the evolution of teaching methods to incorporate meaningful learning. By meaningful learning, we mean education that caters to solving real-world problems. If IILM UBS has the tag of being one of the best business schools in India, then a lot of it is down to the innovative and relevant teaching methods that nurture hundreds of entrepreneurs and corporate leaders every year.

The integrated and experiential learning-based curriculum with a focus on global teaching methodologies is what sets IILM UBS apart from other BBA colleges. At a deeper level, IILM UBS understands that education lies much beyond simply books. The mantra that is followed by mentors and teachers is simple:

‘Preach and they forget; show and they might remember; involve and they will understand.’

Real-world case studies, simulations, and projects:

At IILM UBS, case studies are an integral part of the pedagogy. Through real-world case studies sourced from reputed organizations, students are encouraged to develop new perspectives and ideas in order to stimulate innovative and out-of-the-box thinking. Simulations provide students a chance to step into the shoes of real-life entrepreneurs and solve actual management problems, allowing students the perfect platform to utilize their concepts and learning. Through group discussions, students learn through feedback and benefit from shared learning.

Guest lectures and seminars by foreign faculty:

IILM UBS brings global experience, knowledge, and expertise through extended guest lectures which also include renowned foreign faculties. Live case studies, seminars, and interactions with successful entrepreneurs enable students to learn from vital experiences and discover their source of entrepreneurial inspiration. Students are also encouraged to take up group projects and develop ground-breaking business plans, thus learning teamwork as a crucial skill.

Guest lectures and seminars by foreign faculty

Entrepreneurship Development Centre (EDCs):

If you have taken a BBA admission at IILM UBS with an entrepreneurial idea in mind, then rest assured that the Entrepreneurship Development Centre (EDC) will help you scale the idea right from inception to development. This is where experiential learning comes into play – if you’re into BBA to be an entrepreneur, why not begin the journey in college? EDC helps students realize their start-up dreams by workshops, and discussions provide students with invaluable networking opportunities, exposure to the start-up ecosystem, entrepreneurial mindset development training, leadership training, and so much more.

 Global Study Programme:

Education nowadays means going global, developing inter-cultural competencies, experiencing international learning, and understanding the global market. This is where IILM UBS’ Global Study Programme comes in handy as it provides students with two weeks of exposure at partner institutions and universities in Europe, Asia or North America after the completion of every year.

Such innovative learning methods paired with specialized mentoring, excellent internship opportunities and world-class infrastructure help nurture the best entrepreneurs of tomorrow at IILM UBS.