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MBA at FMS: Academic Culture at FMS | Life at FMS

Academic culture is the cornerstone of any B-school that aims to prepare future managers.  For a management aspirant seeking admission to B-schools, it is important to understand and evaluate the academic culture that is prevalent at the institute, as it will play a key role in their overall development into a management professional. FMS takes pride in the academic culture that they have evolved as part of the academic process at the B-school. It acts as a barometer that defines the success of students in the MBA placements and other similar areas. In this article, FMS students will share their experiences about the academic culture that guides the campus and creates nurturing and conducive environment for the students.

Sep 10, 2019 11:15 IST
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Academic culture is the cornerstone of any B-school that aims to prepare future managers.  For a management aspirant seeking admission to B-schools, it is important to understand and evaluate the academic culture that is prevalent at the institute, as it will play a key role in their overall development for a management professional. FMS takes pride in the academic culture that they have evolved as part of the academic process at the B-school. It acts as a barometer that defines the success of students in the MBA placements and other similar areas. In this video, FMS students will share their experiences about the academic culture that guides the campus and creates nurturing and conducive environment for the students.

Shubhangi Jain

As per Shubhangi, FMS has established an excellent academic culture in the institute. It comprises cordial and supportive interaction between faculty and students. Other factors wherein students take pride in the academic culture of FMS are:

  • Faculty Support: The faculty at FMS is highly experienced and extends maximum support to the students to ensure that they do not miss out on any important developments.
  • Industry Interaction: Faculty of FMS ensures that students are aware about the latest developments going on in the industry. Apart from this, the institute trains the students to prepare them well for handling challenging roles with ease in the organizations.
  • Enriching Project work and Case Studies: FMS is also known for imparting quality education through case studies and project works. It enables the students understand real life scenarios in the classroom setting.
  • Student Diversity: Another high rated factor that makes FMS stand apart from the other MBA institutes is the student diversity. Institute focuses on granting admission to aspirants applying from all walks of life which makes this 2-year MBA journey an enriching experience.

Razin Basheer

From Razin's point of view, academic culture at FMS is not different from other colleges of Delhi University and FMS also follows the university system. He shares what is unique about the academic culture of MBA department at FMS:

  • FMS follows semester system - Unlike the other MBA institutes that generally follow trimester system, FMS stick to its semester system to analyse the academic performance of the candidates. There are four semesters, each in each year in which student sit for the assessment.
  • Vibrant Student culture - Students of FMS feel great about the fact the student community at the institute share cordial relations and work towards the betterment of the campus.
  • Student Association - There is a student body in the institute named ‘Management Science Association’ (MSA) that organises cultural events and also coordinates the admission process and MBA placements on the campus. The official website of FMS is also managed by the student association of the institute.

Rahul Filip 

According to Rahul Filip, the aspects that bring excellence in the academic culture of the institute is that FMS is a student run-campus. Students have been designated to manage the daily affairs of the institutes. Thus, the student-run initiatives differentiate FMS from other institutes. 

Leena

Leens says that the academic rigor at FMS is at par with the other MBA institutes such as IIMs. However, there are other factors as well that define the academic culture of FMS, such as:

  • Cultural exposure
  • Management of Student Association
  • Entrepreneurship cell
  • Social service cell
  • Intra college fests
  • Conduction of the placement

All the above mentioned functions are carried out by the student association of the institute.

Shivani Joshi

About the academic culture at FMS, Shivani says that the institute has a close-knit batch of 200 students that gives them ample room to interact with each other cohesively. The special features that provides favorable environment for the students to study at FMS are:

  • Free flow of interaction between seniors and juniors
  • Coordination among students both placement wise and career wise
  • Regular interaction with alumnus

Kumar Ravi

Ravi shares that at FMS student community is very cooperative towards each other. Unlike the IIMs where students constantly compete with each other, FMS doesn't share this culture on the campus. The highlights of student relations at FMS are:

  • Peer-to-peer groups: Seniors help the juniors at full length and extend every possible help to make sure that the juniors continue the legacy of the institute.
  • Alumni Interactions: The alumnus of the institute regularly visits the campus to interact with the current batch and update them with the latest industry trends and how they should prepare for the MBA placements.

This culture at FMS guides the candidates in right direction and student community takes pride in this unique feature of the campus.

Tanmay Krishna

Tanmay, student at FMS, says that academic culture of the FMS is quite rigorous. By this he means to indicate that the institute has adopted certain parameters and expect the students to adhere to them. Some of the parameters shared by Tanmay are:

  • Focus on academics: FMS will rigorously train students in all the subjects and courses opted by them through a tight schedule. Specialisations in Finance, Marketing, Operations, HR, IT and other systems are offered to the candidates. They can choose any one of these in the second year of the course.
  • Student community is conducive: Be it a student from Kerala or Kashmir, the student community embraces the diversity and whole-heartedly welcome everyone on the campus. This culture gives a sense of belongingness to the FMS aspirants coming from all parts of the country.
  • Smaller batch size: Compared to other top MBA institutes like IIMs, at FMS, student community is more accommodating because the batch size is smaller and everyone gets a chance to interact with the others personally.

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