Indus University is a little below awesome and a shade above average
by Pinkesh Prajapati
Ahmadabad is known for providing quality education, and Indus University has lived up to the expectation. There are not many courses to choose from for a commerce student, and a few years back, BBA was like a compulsory course if you want to do MBA in the future. This is just for the sake of saying because BBA has not much to do with its namesake daddy course, MBA. Indus University is ever-growing, and after attaining the autonomous status, the college has made sure that it betters itself with each passing day. As a student, I could feel the difference because they had a team in place and even informers among students who will pass on the message of what needs to change. The management changed the semester breaks and examinations schedule from the 3rd semester after realizing that it couldn't continue the same way. Just like that, many things changed during the three years while I studied there. It may not be perfect but close to perfect in terms of most of the areas that I will be discussing in this review.
I was reasonably glad about the academics. First, the course was nice because what we studied had relevance to the required things in the industry. Learning how to prepare PPTs was engulfing. After two semesters, we all became adept at making PPTs and also started enjoying the same. Never knew that this is what will be required in the future. I will be honest that I had low expectations because the university was new. It wasn't the case to be as attendance, and all was strict. The course covers all the topics that helped us in future studies or even jobs.
Top graduates from top universities were hired, paying more than what they were paid before. One of the faculty gave me this piece of information, so I am so sure about it. Most of them were good and had an experience of around ten years. Higher authorities developed an incubation center where only students participated and could open up if they had any complaints with the faculty. Faculty made classrooms the best place to learn, and that is where most of the studies happened. Credit to the faculty for helping students like me with science background with subjects we were studying the first time.
Placements were not available from the campus, but it wasn't that difficult to find a job outside the campus. The college has a fair reputation, and one has to struggle a bit but can get a job in banks or insurance companies. The college had no role in providing the student's placement, and this was the only part that needs some heed going ahead.
Hostels are apartment styled and are filled with engineers. BBA student's percentage in terms of outsiders was quite negligible. I can only tell from how it looked from outside because the entry for non-hostellers was prohibited. The hostels looked amazing, and the kind of location where Indus is, the hostel is undoubtedly the best choice.
The main building entrance was something special. Aircraft are hanging with the Indus logo on them. The main building is 6 storied building, and engineering classes take place in that. Our classes were held in Bhanwar building, and even that had lifts. Our building was in the expansion phase as many new classrooms, gyms, and common rooms were getting built. The hydraulic workshop was finalised before we were finished, and that looked good. Engineers can answer that better, but it looked great. There were common rooms and canteen in our building. The canteen was good and had a division as teachers' section was differentiated. I don't know who planned it, but it looked shit because of that. The food was excellent at the canteen, and even though we had quite a few famous food joints near the college, I preferred the canteen over them. Bhanwar building also has a large auditorium on the 3rd floor. It was air-chilled, and personalities like Anandiben Patel and other central politicians have given guest lectures in the college's auditorium. The college has a nice playground, and students were seen all geared up with their cricketing gears during the breaks.
If you are a fan of travelling and don't mind travelling 10-12 miles daily from the city, then Indus is great. Admissions till my time didn't have any entrance for BBA at least. Along with studies, one can focus on the things they love doing. Indus may not be that college where talent meets opportunity, but one gets a fair shot of showing their talent. All the events are celebrated at the college, and since its Gujarat, the Navratri nights was celebrated with a lot of flair. We all were given few passes to invite our friends, and after the 1st year, there was a long queue of people asking for the pass from me. Life at Indus was ever so smooth that I finished my BBA without any do.
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