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I gave the NMAT exam, and got shortlisted. I went to their campus in Mumbai for the Case Discussion (CD) and Personal Interview (PI) processes. After that, they looked at all the academic and professional details, and I got in. I had pretty good NMAT scores, and I also worked in a company after my graduation for a couple of years, so I was pretty confident about getting in! It's all about getting the answers right in the interview.I had heard about NMIMS from a few seniors of my college that had taken admission there after graduation, and I heard fairly positive reviews from them. I looked online, reading accounts of former students and looking at some statistics, and it all helped me decide on making this college my destination. The location played a big part too! Mumbai is a great location, with different corporate sectors all around, and generally a good place to live too.
There's a lot of different clubs and activities. Some are completely extra-curricular, such as sports, or cultural activities like dance/drama, while some are more like supplements to what we learn, like Finance or Marketing clubs. Frequent workshops were held as well, and I was part of the Social enterprise cell that organised workshops, lectures, seminar, conferences and trainings.The gender ratio is better than most colleges. The number of female students is about half that of the male students. There isn't much visible discrimination, although campus rules are fairly strict.
The curriculum is well thought out. There are so many different subjects that cover different areas. I had a certain aim, a vision, of what I wanted to do once I had my MBA degree in hand. So I went ahead and chose subjects that felt important to me. The internship was super-helpful, as it gave me some experience. Exams were a little different in format than what I was used to from my undergraduate days, but it was good and challenging. It was a little bit hectic, of course, with all the competition and the pressure to excel.
Placements in Navi Mumbai fall short if you compare it with the Mumbai campus. The average package is around 9-10lpa. Well-known brands like Decathlon, SBI Life, Bisleri are some of the famous recruiters of our college. For internships, we have to apply as per our interest in your specific domain/field.2-3 months internship is mandatory.
56:44 is the male-female ratio here. Since the intake of students is done through a highly competitive test like NMAT, the crowd we have makes the learning in co-curricular activities very enriching.We have clubs like- Fincorp (Finance Club), Marcell (Marketing Club), Opnotch (Operations Club), etc Hito (HR Club),etc.
The admission process here is pretty competitive. The intake in PGDM programme is done through the entrance i.e. NMAT which is conducted by GMAC. Post which, a call for interview comes depending upon your score. Anything close to 200 score in NMAT would be a safe score to get an interview call for the PGDM programme.
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.
There is two annual tech fest those are ambiora and protsahan both the fest are organized by the different communities of the college. All types of books are available in the college library. Classrooms and Libraries have ACS available. University also has a cricket ground.
There are all qualified faculty members and there is one faculty for per 30 students. Most of the faculties are pursuing a Ph.D. and others had done their Mtech from IITs and NITs. Term exams were in 6 months of the gap and those were not that difficult to pass.
Placements are very good and the shirpur campus people go to Mumbai for the placement process and after 3rd-year placements get started and many companies like Bookmyshow, Capgemini, TSC, Infosys, Quantifi, Future's First, etc come on campus.