How many of us remember the discussions about how good a college was? In the current scenario, most colleges are judged by not only the quality of education offered, but by how much independence is given to stretch out our wings and pursue interests in almost every other aspect of a college life; such as art, theater, sports and, academics. The Asian Business School, located in Noida, is one such institution. The college has built a culture that encourages a student to explore and experiment their thoughts in their professional and personal interests. While most traditional business schools try to mould an individual into "Just another brick in the wall", ABS constantly strives to make the student the boss of his own true potential by encouraging holistic development. Corporate communication sessions in campus, dedicated Saturdays for events organized by the various clubs are just a couple of highlights that sets the campus apart from other colleges. Along with a learning structure built around non conventional ways, i.e team building exercises, management games with active, cooperative, collaborative and problem-based learning, ABS has boldly set standards for the next generation of education built around the holistic development of a student.
After a degree, the dilemmas that a student faces is with regards to pursuing a professional line or veering off the beaten track and go after one’s personal interests. At ABS, the focus is on accomplishing both personal and professional goals. A talented basketball player does not need to let go of his dreams to play for India to become a successful manager, he is capable of becoming both at the institution. Events such as Athlema- an annual sport meet, Kesshet-an annual cultural meet, International conferences, National Seminars, Saturday club activities like MarkTecho’s Brand Radiance, Tol Mol ke Bol, Vipnana, Hall of Fame and Sangathan are some of the ways by which the college helps its students mould themselves into the best possible citizens.
But how can a student survive in the real world without the help of the growth in technology? ABS has not let itself lag behind; by providing 24 hour internet and Wi-Fi connectivity the college ensures that it's students are always connected. So when a student wants to Google a business terminology while taking a stroll in the campus, the college gladly pays the service charge for browsing in return for the pupil learning a new word.
A Safe and secure Campus
It is a normal today for a person to travel for at least an hour to reach college. Long hours of commute can tire a person, both physically and mentally. To counteract this fact, ABS has been strategically built in Noida, with all the basic amenities just a stone throw away and the hostels and student quarters just minutes away from the college gates. Understanding that discipline can make or break a career, certain understandable restrictions have been placed on exit and entry into the college.
Students also do not mind staying within the comfort zone of the hostels, besides, with full air conditioned rooms, television, indoor games facilities such as TT, pool and table, the pupils prefer to stay inside campus more than the outside premises. The college even goes the extra mile by providing Gold’s Gym membership, hence leaving no stone unturned in the overall well being of its students.
Security is something that ABS invests heavily in, understanding that students are not just pupils, but a member of the ABS family, the college goes the extra mile by providing 24/7 security services around the campus, cameras have been placed all around and alert emergency notification systems are available to all students, faculty and staff: via e-mail and text message. Additionally Anti Ragging & Discipline Committees are deployed to ensure the proper functioning of the company.
Helping students Mould Themselves
Realizing the need for a person to be job ready, ABS organizes industrial visits and guest lecturers for students to keep them abreast with the corporate world. Along with rigorous simulation exercises, The students take up more of role playing, case analysis, discussions/debates, project work, corporate training, presentations, SSA, SPA and a host of other training programs to ensure that the pupil can directly perform on the real corporate stage.
The college is an amalgamation of individuals from all walks of life which enables students to learn different cultures and appreciate the diversity of India. All festivals are celebrated in equal pomp to break through the mindsets of regionalism. Hence ABS sets a perfect example for the educational system to break away from doctrinal teaching methodologies and let students mould themselves and create success stories rather than try to turn them into just another fruit in the basket.