If you don’t have a healthy scorecard and want to do an MBA, APIM is the best
by Devesh Singh
APIM was neither my first or last choice; I joined it by chance. I was looking for MBA options and most Universities in India have an entrance exam which I didn't give. Thus, the only option left for me was to look for the Colleges in which entrance is not a criteria. Delhi was the closest city and I came across some big names like FMS, FORE School of Management, Delhi School of Management, and Department of Business Economics. After failing to get admission in the names I have mentioned, APIM looked like the only option, and even though the fees were high, I didn't hesitate in joining that. Some misleading facts too contributed to me joining APIM, but if placements are done, I don't care whether the data is fake or perfect. The seats were high, but unfortunately, the College wasn't able to sell all its seats, and after division of the specification only 29 students were left in my class in the second year.
Smartest of classrooms is what I saw at APIM. I have seen upside down and known the management studies as I was a BBA student. Yet, the MBA in health care management from APIM was divided in two categories. One was handling the operation part and the other specialization was about the expansion part. A regular visit to the relevant industry, which were the hospitals and insurance companies helped us understand how business is made out of both the industries. My father was an insurance agent and he helped and supported me to move forward with the insurance division. There was a start-up where the people used to resolve insurance disputes were where we did our internship to learn about the product and how it was sold.
The classrooms were the smartest and so were the faculties here. The College may have failed to gather the required number of students but when it came to teaching us, they left no stone unturned to make us understand the subject, both through workshops and classes. Yes, rotation of the faculty was common here as many faculties didn't feel the motivation required because of the number of students. The ones who stuck in the thick and thin of the College were outstanding and did a great job.
LIC, HDFC Life, and all the banking companies that sell insurance were sent our profiles and those were the ones who also turned up. PGDM students may have felt the problem of not getting placements, but MBA students from both divisions were placed through campus. The average salary offered was much lower, but like companies that needed employees at a lower salary, students, too, were ready to take whichever offer came their way. Major economies contracted during Covid, but the healthcare industry, both hospitals and insurance companies, posted good numbers even during the covid. Luckily, in the 5th trimester, we were placed as after the 5th-trimester exams, covid took place and we all thought our jobs were gone. No, nothing like that happened as we were trained on how to work from home and provide people with the best possible solutions during the time of the pandemic.
The College had a hostel, but the capacity of the hostel was 200 and the entire batch of MBA had 70 students. Most of which were from Delhi, so the hostel was shut down and we had to find an able accommodation close to the College. I had my relatives in Delhi who helped me out with accommodation and food could never be a problem in Delhi.
The Infrastructure of the College may have had the right members in the campus beautification committee as the campus looked gorgeous. The building floors were cleaned daily and the floors thus shined like pearls. The canteen which was changed thrice as sometimes it was on the ground floor; then the 4th floor; and then finally settled at the 3rd floor. The canteen hardly served anything, but nice eateries were close to campus. There was a mini-clinic in the building and a recreation room with a few sporting facilities. No outdoor sports facilities but in MBA who had the time to play a sport. It boils down to the College building which can make all the noise, at least when it comes to the Infrastructure part.
The campus was air-cooled and as an MBA student, I had to spend a lot of time at the campus. There was a smoking zone and also the zone where our breaks and free time was spent. Workshops and seminars were held often and to my surprise, many prominent personalities made their way into those seminars. An event in February was the only meaningful event as an 'Antakshari Competition' in SWARAGINI hardly saw any student participation.
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Asia Pacific Institute of Management is a private management college established in 1996 providing general management courses and specialized courses like marketing, finance and banking, human resource, international business, health care and hospitality management. The college is ranked 7th for campus placement in North India in 2020 by India Today.
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