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Your rating out of 5 stars - ⭐⭐⭐⭐
How is the curriculum? - The curriculum is as unique and pace of the program is very manageable.
How are the professors? - Accomplished professors, cherrypicked from top universities all over the world
How is your interaction with the admissions team? - A very smooth and effortless admissions experience
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How is the student peer group? - strong diverse cohort
What is one thing that surprised you about BITSoM so far? - Focus on Winning at workplace courses
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Your rating out of 5 stars - ⭐⭐⭐⭐
How is the curriculum? - BITSoM follows the "Block Teaching" concept, where lectures other forms of teaching are provided in an intensive block, as short as two weeks, with students studying one 'Core' course and one 'Winning at the Workplace' course, focusing on soft skills. The curriculum is unique, challenging, and relevant to the industry.
How are the professors? - We have a stellar global faculty, each of whom comes from the leading business schools in the world. The professors have been absolutely amazing. They have been accessible and we, as a founding batch are honoured to be taught by the most distinguished professors in their respective fields.
How is your interaction with the admissions team? - Admissions team has been very helpful, accessible. They helped us at every step of the journey, sometimes, going out of their way to make us feel comfortable.
How are the facilities? - The BITSoM management has left no stone unturned to make our stay as comfortable as possible.
How is the student peer group? - The founding batch cohort is very diverse. Coming from a boarding school, I haven't seen the kind of diversity that BITSoM has, anywhere else. Every student is unique in their own way, which provides opportunities for peer to peer learning and a completely distinct experience.
What is one thing that surprised you about BITSoM so far? - The vision. The management along with all the students have their vision set to make BITSoM one of the leading global schools in the world.
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Your rating out of 5 stars- 4
How is the curriculum?- Very well thought through and industry relevant; there's a focus on emerging technologies, design thinking, and data as well. It also combines business skills with soft skills.
How are the professors?- The professors are all very top notch, all hailing from the best Indian and global institutions across the world such as IIM Calcutta, Wharton, Kellogg, etc. They all have different ways of teaching from case studies to presentations to essays. Hence, the assignments also challenge us in different ways.
How is your interaction with the admissions team?- The admissions team is responsive and interactive.
How are the facilities?- The facilities (accommodation, transport etc) are all well organized.
How is the student peer group?- Very diverse! We have a significant number of females in the batch firstly, and have students who've achieved in sports, written books, been a school teacher, etc.
What is one thing that surprised you about BITSoM so far?- The involvement of the Dean in the batch's well being.
Anything else?- Become a BITSoMian!
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Your rating out of 5 stars - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
How is the curriculum? - Take in the subjects in one go, and the 2 weeks are immersive enough for us to imbibe the concepts completely.
How are the professors? Absolutely amazing. Too good. Rockstar faculty.
How is your interaction with the admissions team? - All are accessible. You can approach anyone with your issues and doubts.
How are the facilities? - The BITSoM management has left no stone unturned to make our stay as comfortable as possible.
How is the student peer group? - Very diverse with headstrong people from their own fields. Every conversation you have with peers is simulating.
What is one thing that surprised you about BITSoM so far? - The rigor and the "go above and beyond" attitude. It has been very empowering.

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How is the curriculum? - Compact fundamentals of 360 knowledge of various business functions and application through a unique block teaching method, Additionally we have Winning at workplace courses that deliver us approach of softer aspects of building and grooming leadership

How are the professors? - Top notch faculty from India and world class universities around the world that engage proactive thinking through case methods in the class

How is your interaction with the admissions team? - It's been a smooth and effective admissions experience

How are the facilities? - Founding class is housed in prime residential locality in Mumbai with access to all the amenities. Offline classes will start in November 2021, the campus for founding class and batch of 2022-24 is equipped with top notch infrastructure and facilities. The main permanent campus will start from 2023

How is the student peer group? - Diverse group of committed and empathetic individuals that have the drive to facilitate furthering of BITSoM brand while using the MBA platform to be aspiring global leaders of tomorrow.

What is one thing that surprised you about BITSoM so far? - The proactive engagement from the administration and management to build a plethora of learning and mentor ship opportunities, outside of the class, for the students

Anything else? - Founding class is working on multiple initiatives that would help enhance the experience of future incoming batches
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How is the curriculum? – Personally curriculum has shaped out to be far better than what I expected. I was looking for a general MBA with business core subjects, but I underappreciated the essential WaW courses like Business Culture by Devdutt Pattanaik, Presentation skills by Raj Upadhyay and Indian Constitution by Madhav Khosla. These courses broaden my framework of understanding and help me understand the context behind the business core classes.
I’m looking forward to the dual specialisations offered in second year. I get to choose both what I like, and what I’m good at. Lol.
Block teaching is also something you must fit in, as not all students have been able to cope up with the continuous stream of assignments and final course submissions.

How are the professors? – I had the best classroom experience I've ever had in my lifetime, thanks to some of the top teachers I've ever had in my coursework. Business Statistics by Rohit Dev from NYU, Entrepreneurship by Gerry George, Financial Accounting by Mark Finn, and Decision Models by Ziv Katlan were some of the best classes I studied. In my undergrad it was me learning subjects on my own or with my peers support at max. Exams were limited to mugging up. Here at BITSoM, I am genuinely learning new things and exams are exciting as they are generally open book exams and test conceptual clarity rather than surface level technical details.

How is your interaction with the admissions team? – The admissions team has been extremely responsive to all of my inquiries. Every student, along with his or her family (optional), had a one-on-one call session with the head of admissions to alleviate any concerns about attending a new college. While not all my concerns have been addressed, at least I feel like, I have been listened to.

How are the facilities? – The interim campus is located in Powai at the Hiranandani Knowledge Park. While we have all the amenities provided to us, a permanent residential campus would have been nice. We are housed in a nearby apartment society. Each of us gets a separate room in a 3 BHK. The fun thing is there are no hostel restrictions, so we have a lot of fun times – as much as the curriculum allows.

How is the student peer group? – Everyone in my class has a unique blend of experiences and backgrounds. Working on every group project has broadened my thinking and allowed me to learn from other people's viewpoints.

What is one thing that surprised you about BITSoM so far? – At any point in time, I was amazed by the administration's participation in shaping students' careers.
My mentor is VP marketing in a huge conglomerate and conversations with him helps me understand the long-term implications of each career decision.
PDP sessions with Professor Leena Chatterjee are another highlight. She cuts right down to the specifics of my profile and gave valuable insights as to who I’m as a person.
The number of learning possibilities available to students as part of programmes is vast, and it has become our major responsibility to make the most use of them.

Anything else? – Me and my batchmates are working on many initiatives to make the student experience of incoming cohorts better.
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