My Wonderful Days at FORE
It was my final year of Engineering and like all other students, I also had to make a choice whether to study further or join a job at a private manufacturing company or at a PSU or may be, spend around 2 years preparing for UPSC without any certainty of success. The government employment was the craze among the majority of engineering guys across India
I finally chose to study further and appeared in GRE and TOEFL as I wanted to do my Masters in Industrial Engineering in US. But probably as luck would have it, I could not get the scholarship in the college I waanted to do my MS and thus had to drop the idea. But no dream shattered as I got to know about FORE School of Management, and co-incidentally the entrance exam dates were matching with my calendar. Finally I landed in the first batch of FORE School.
There were people from across different parts of India from Kerala to Orissa and from Punjab to Tamil Nadu in the first batch. It was lively batches of young and energetic bunch of guys, fully aware of the fact that being in the first batch means carrying a big burden of proving themselves. I think the enthusiasm got boosted with a bunch of wonderful educational institutions in surrounding and a peaceful, serene and green environment around us. We all were as much committed as were our renowned faculty and management.
Everyone working in one's capacity to make FORE a great institution of the future. Sessions like Anubhuti where we met with folks like CR Rangarajan, then RBI Governor, Mr. Ashok Soota, then Wipro's Sr. Executive (and now a great entrepreneur), Mr. Muktesh Pant a big name in FMCG Industry, Mr. Lal of Eicher group and many more. I remembered that we got the world class faculty in those days and Professors from FMS, IIFT, IIT and IIMs were there apart from actual industry stalwarts teaching us all the view-point of management education. The most wonderful experience was study of Eastern Management principles which talked about growth of Japan; and movement of China on growth trajectory. We now see how China is driving the world business. This was, then coupled with the amazing experience of YOGA in the sunken garden by expert Yoga guru.
Best content, great faculty, encouraging environment for entrepreneurial endeavors, connectivity with industry and a very good placement in its first year are probably the reasons of why most of my batch mates are doing exceedingly well in their professional life. A little stint of mine as an entrepreneur in year 2000- Dotcom days also had its inspiration in my education at FORE. Of course, the dotcom failure of mine, have opened great opportunities of professional success and growth subsequently for me in Indian IT Industry. I owe it to my alma mater and my teachers there. Thanks FORE School of Management.