Busi­ness Sense

Christ Univer­sity is fo­cused on mak­ing its stu­dents lead­ers and entrepreneurs rather than worker bees

India Today - - BEST COLLEGES - By Ayushi Gupta

ASTUDENT’S EX­PE­RI­ENCE AT UNIVER­SITY is sup­posed to be en­thralling, filled with an­tic­i­pa­tion for the un­known, and packed with new dis­cov­er­ies. The mo­ment I walked in through the huge gates of Christ Univer­sity, I knew my jour­ney here was go­ing to be ex­actly that. It al­ways amazes me to see the im­por­tance the univer­sity gives to the val­ues it in­cul­cates among stu­dents and staff.

On the aca­demic front, the fac­ulty at Christ have great in­dus­try ex­pe­ri­ence and are ex­perts in their fields. On more oc­ca­sions than one, I have ap­proached pro­fes­sors out­side class hours and they have al­ways been very re­cep­tive. Com­plex the­o­ries were ex­plained to me with sim­ple anec­dotes from the real world. In fact, the pro­fes­sors are open to chal­leng­ing ques­tions

and al­ways en­cour­age healthy de­bates.

While one can at first be in­tim­i­dated by the size and grandeur of the cam­pus, you are soon in the thick of things. The univer­sity has the best of fa­cil­i­ties, es­pe­cially the li­braries with their en­vi­ous col­lec­tion of books, aca­demic as well as non-aca­demic. The univer­sity has huge sports grounds, a well-stocked equip­ment room and pro­fes­sional coaches should you be in­clined to take up phys­i­cal pas­time. And keep­ing in mind the stu­dent di­ver­sity—there are schol­ars here from all parts of the globe—the univer­sity has mul­ti­ple can­teens of­fer­ing dif­fer­ent cuisines. Be­ing a foodie my­self, I was never bored of meals at col­lege as there was al­ways a new thing to try.

The univer­sity is a be­liever of holis­tic de­vel­op­ment, some­thing re­flected in the va­ri­ety of fests and com­pe­ti­tions it hosts and or­gan­ises. These pro­vide an op­por­tu­nity for ev­ery­one to grow as an in­di­vid­ual and de­velop in ways that would oth­er­wise seem im­pos­si­ble. I have seen some of the most shy and timid stu­dents shine on stage here.

Sev­eral stu­dents per­haps recog­nised their en­tre­pre­neur­ial abil­i­ties first by per­tic­i­pat­ing in such events. The univer­sity chooses the cream of ap­pli­cants and while stu­dents get equal op­por­tu­ni­ties, there does ex­ist a great deal of healthy com­pe­ti­tion.

The univer­sity at­tracts some of the best com­pa­nies for place­ments and in­tern­ships. Com­pa­nies such as Gold­man Sachs, DE Shaw, Axis Bank, Zo­mato and TCS are among the many who scout spe­cially for Christ stu­dents.

The first few days as a fresher might seem dif­fi­cult. The rules, reg­u­la­tions and dress code may seem un­nec­es­sary and over­bear­ing in the be­gin­ning but as one sails though the days, months and years, it be­comes a way of life. Christ Univer­sity not only gives you the best ed­u­ca­tion, it also gives you lots of won­der­ful memories and friends and men­tors who stay with you for a life­time.

Ayushi was in the 2014-’17 BBA batch

NILOTPAL BARUAH

DR (FR) THOMAS C. MATHEW, V-C OF CHRIST UNIVER­SITY, WITH STU­DENTS

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