The course remains the same for all first year students ( 3 trimesters per year). This is to equip students with basic knowledge of all subjects. The students get an option to chose subjects of their choice in second year. Specialization is decided based on the maximum numbers of subject chosen from each domain. The decision to chose a subject is mostly dependent on the quality of the faculty, the feedback from the seniors and the interest of the student considering the relevance of the subject in today's world It is mandatory for all students to undergo a one month long social internship (most of the students get their internships under an NGO chosen by the college in their hometown) - a unique thing about NMIMS Day to day learnings in classes are driven by case based study approach. Harvard case studies are used for all subjects along with the regular text books. There are marks for mid terms, final terms, class assignment and class participation.
NMIMS has many committees where students can get into. There are committees that have huge responsibility on them like Placement Committee, Student Council, Industry Partnership cell and then there are domain wise clubs and cells like NJM (for marketing), Finomenon (for Finance) and Optimuz (for Operations). Joining any one of them basis the interest will guarantee additional knowledge and exposure apart from few extra lines on the CV. Apart from these there are interest based cells and societies for dramatics, dancing, photography etc. The annual business fest is Paragana which is held every year around October (www.paragana.nmims.edu). It contains inter college competitions, fests, seminars and corporate events. Classroom infra is quite modern and comparable to any top college of India. Lack of hostel is a major disadvantage for peer learning.
Affordability is an issue. The overall cost of MBA including accommodation and food is approximately 5-6 lacs more than the tuition fees. There were very less scholarship opportunities from the college (benefitting less than 5% of the students as far as I remember), however there are options of corporate scholarships. The college's affinity for money could be judged from the fact it is one of the few colleges which charges you even for attending the group discussion and personal interviews NMIMS MBA could arguably be one of the costliest MBA programs in India.
Vaayu is the biggest fest in NMIMS. It takes place in December. It's a grand event going for 3-4 days. A lot of different things lead to everyone enjoying a lot. Classrooms are updated. They have e boards etc to make things very convenient. There is a proper sports club and there are many sporting events all across the year. We have an SRF committee which is for social work. They indulge in various interesting and useful activities all across the year.
Because I've always been interested in numbers and finance. Therefore this was a great course for me. The student-teacher ratio would be 1:20. The teachers are highly qualified and have practical experience in their fields. They give industry examples while teaching. Term exams take place twice every year and are held as per schedule every time. They are considered difficult as they want to make sure you have understood the concept.
From 3rd year students become eligible for placements. Various great companies like tesla, Barclays, etc have visited our campus. They give 5-10 placements on an average. The highest package goes till 50 lakh a year while the average is around 10-12 lakh. 40% of students opt for college placements. I'll probably intern for a year and then do CFA.
It is the best college in Mumbai for commerce related degrees. It is a well established university and also I was well aware of how it functions as I was in the same college for my junior college years. It is easily accessible as it is close to 2 stations in the western railway line and is close to the stations, you can take a share rickshaw to the station or walk. The faculty and course syllabus are great and it has recently become a deemed university.
The college Is known over the city for having one of the best fests of all colleges in Mumbai- UMANG. Although participation and organization is mostly from junior college students in this fest, seniors do partake too in it and definitely do go to attend the fest. The fest has 4 days usually including a pro night where well known DJ's play and the bollywood night which many bollywood celebrities have frequented. There are academic symposiums too.
The college infrastructure is well up to date, the college has air conditioning and the college campus also has decently sized classrooms that accommodate the class capacity. The interiors of the classrooms and hallways are well maintained. There are sports facilities and common rooms and 2 canteens. The library is fairly large too.