“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” If you can fathom these words of the celebrated author William Arthur Ward, you can relate to what is being practiced at MYRA and which indeed is its USP.
I was really intrigued when I first learnt about the teaching methods followed at MYRA the Immersion and the Experiential Learning model. No wonder, the oddity of the concept tugged the inquisitiveness of a typical Indian university graduate like me, and introduced an element of curiosity. This curiosity led to an extensive research and I was delighted at my findings and understood what MYRA is offering. Couple of months into it now, proudly wearing the insignia of a MYRAcle (as we audaciously call ourselves) I feel I have made one of the most important decisions of my life joining the MYRA School of Business and I am happy for myself.
MYRA’s unique offering and model exposes the students to a vast encyclopedic knowledge and expertise of its globally acclaimed faculties coming from some of the top universities and literally immerses one in a single course continuously for two weeks at a stretch. During this time, we do not take any other courses and completely align our focus to a particular management course that caters to 4 hours of class each day. The Experiential Learning model emphasizes one to learn to use what he learns in his subjects. It focusses on the experience one gathers while pursuing the course and the post-coursework analysis of how we could have done better. The model is more about absorption and discovering your inner self as the Italian genius rightly said, “You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.”
After nearly four years of working for Oracle, I was searching for a business education that would be relevant to enhancing my profile. MYRA helped me get the kind of education I was looking for. The pedagogical ways at MYRA helps a student bridge the knowledge gap and prepares one for tomorrow’s highly complex business environment. The exposure the faculties bring to the class is exceptional, the aura the architecturally superior MYRA campus creates is enviable and add to this the array of industry interactions through our CXO Lecture series and Pre-placement talks the overall experience that MYRA gives you, stays with you, for life!
It’s only a few months of my MYRA life and I look forward to MYRA as an inspiring platform to realize my true potential and guide me to the horizon I actually want to go to.
Arijit Roy (PGDM 2015-17)
Dr. Govind Iyer has been one of the best faculty I have come across in my life. I am so thankful to MYRA for providing me this life time opportunity of learning from one of the best teachers in the world. He is so cool. It’s very clear that he enjoys whatever he does; he spent several hours after class helping us to understand the subject, played great cricket with us, visited us at hostel, and spent time with us during lunch break. The course tested the skills of the team in understanding of the concept. This process truly justifies the immersion model of MYRA. The course not only dealt with balance sheet but also new concepts of Managerial accounting for planning and control. As the course started it seemed difficult to understand the new world of finance, it was bit of a challenge for students with financial accounting background as well. We progressed really well with his able guidance from the basics to the concepts level. The detailed instructions made it easy for MYRAcles to swim through the course easily. During presentations Dr. Iyer had an eye for detail, having him as a mentor for the presentations was a boon, each one of us had factors to improve both in communication and report write-up. The performance was gauged based on the group activity. We had to coordinate, work in diversity and multi task within our groups, some of the skills defining leadership. We hosted a party on the last day of the course for Dr. Iyer. We had so much fun that evening, we were put on the spot to showcase our talent, which we did. He shared his international teaching & living experiences which was an eye-opener and enriched our learning. In fact, that evening helped us to strengthen our bonds for which we are ever grateful to Dr. Iyer. He is a personality who has inspired each one of us.
S. Varun Kumar
A charismatic teacher who is committed to build a vibrant and interactive learning environment in the class. The way he teaches Managerial Accounting course at MYRA, is like taking the students on a journey to a new place, where he makes the students to explore the place and have fun with it. He values class participation and makes sure that every student is engaged in the class.
Prof. Iyer is well invested into his classes and has developed a good rhythm to how he runs it; the case studies he picks and time lines their presentation are excellent example of his rhythm. He lays out the grading system for reports and presentations to the students very neatly before he gives away the assignments, and he evaluates them carefully to every detail that the students would crowd around him after class eagerly to get more feedback. Prof. Iyer also shares exclusive behind-the-scene insights of his experiences during the lunches and dinners with the students.
Lastly, He always comes to the class in a suit and encourages the students to do the same. He would say, “If you want to become a businessman, you should start living like one”.
Hats off to you sir.
By an inspired MYRAcle