Learning from Finest Professors

My daily life starts at 7:30 a.m. when the alarm rings and I wake up to get ready for the start of the hectic day at MYRA School of Business. My hostel is located at one of the most beautiful places of the wonderful city of Mysore. As I slide my curtain, I feel the freshness of the morning and the chirping of birds. Lost in my thoughts about nature, normally the first word that I hear from my room-mate normally is “Mano, please hurry up as I also have to use the bathroom”.

Our class starts normally by 9:00 a.m. and it usually starts with the first question of the day “How many of you have read the case study?”  I sincerely thank Dr Shalini Urs (Chairman of MYRA) for giving us the opportunity to learn from some of the finest professors in their area from around the world to teach us. MYRA follows an immersion model of teaching wherein one subject is taught for two weeks which is then followed by exams. My decision to take admission at this brand new college was mostly influenced by highly learned professors and their innovative immersion learning program.

So our first class is from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. and it normally finishes with the discussion about the case study and the theoretical lessons from it. Now comes the most awaited time for PGDM (I am in PGDM) – a long break from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for office hours (lunch break included) where we get to clear even our silliest of doubts (of course many doubts are silly until you know it). The long queue, waiting to clear their doubts, makes some people impatient and leave. Some utilize this best time in the day to compete in the upcoming MPL (MYRA Premier League) or to show their talent in table tennis or exercise their mind in chess. But again there are always some students who utilise this time to study each and every line of the newspaper and I really salute them for the energy and dedication they have got.

Our second lecture of the day starts with the regular theory of the new topic followed by a quiz for the day and the case study for the next day. The class culminates by 4:00 p.m. and we reach our hostel by 5:00 p.m.   I really wonder how during the exams everyone congregates and it really helps us to understand everything that is taught (When I was pursuing my B.Tech at VIT Vellore, we had a joke that what a teacher tries to teach us in whole semester we learn in one day during exams).The class mix in MYRA is quite good (It has students from almost all the states of the country with diversified work experience). Studying the course with PGPX (students who have more than 5 years of work experience) helps us a lot as we get enriched with their experience in industry. The clock on the wall at 2:30 a.m. reminds us that

I thank God for providing me the opportunity to enter college life again. (I decided to do my MBA after 3 year of work exp with TATA). I also thank my parents for having faith in me and the wonderful professors and students who teach me every day how to polish myself to be more successful in life.

Manoranjan Kumar

PGDM 1st year

MYRA School of Business