November 4, 2020
TED NewsDesk, Ahmedabad: Want to experience campus life for a day at Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad? Well, here is an opportunity. IIM Ahmedabad invited people to spend a day experiencing the environment of its campus. Every year the institute organizes its annual event named ‘A Day at IIMA’ where it provides an opportunity to anyone and everyone to visit its campus for one day. However, this year the event will take place on a digital platform on November 7.
People can pay an amount of Rs 1800 for registration following which they can encounter life at the top-ranked B-School. The amount collected in the form of the registration fee will subject to the education of the marginalized kids linked with Prayaas. The registered participants will get a tour of a day in the life of an MBA previous student IIMA.
The package includes various activities like lectures from expert professors from different programmes, online tour of the consecrated walls build of red bricks. It also facilitates discussion of cases based on actual incidents to provide an insight into the case pedagogy adopted by the college.
IIM introduced a social scheme named Prayaas that aims at educating 80 or more underprivileged students. The event will complete ten years in 2020. Unlike every other edition, the college will host its 10th edition online.
The college initiated the scheme in 2011. Almost 180 people participated in the event in 2019. After selecting them on a first come first serve basis, the number of participants this year also turned out as 180.
The scheme covers school tuition fees, necessary stationery items of the students and salary of tutors. The sole source of income for the project is voluntary funds from society. Any willing person, may it be the students, can extend a helping hand to make the initiative a successful one.
Source: Indian Express