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‘Faculty at Apeejay provides all students an equal opportunity to participate and engage’ 

Shweta Arora, student of AIMETC and her mother, Poonam Arora, say Apeejay motivates every student to participate in academic as well as extracurricular activities.

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Pursuing her MBA from the Apeejay Institute of Management and Engineering Technical Campus (AIMETC), Shweta Arora is an alumnus of Apeejay College of Fine Arts (ACFA), Jalandhar. Her mother, Poonam Arora, is Assistant Registrar (Audit) with Dr B R Ambedkar NIT Jalandhar. She says, “We live 15 km away from AIMETC but there has not been even a single day when my daughter has hesitated to go to the college. She is very excited and loves going to college.” In an interview, the mother and daughter explain why Apeejay is the correct choice. Edited excerpts:

After completing graduation from ACFA in Bachelor of Internet and Mobile Technologies, Shweta chose AIMETC for her MBA? What made you pick Apeejay?

Poonam Arora: Shweta is getting a lot of exposure at Apeejay and I am really satisfied. Both ACFA and AIMETC have been providing her with a lot of opportunities. She used to participate in extracurricular activities while she was in ACFA. But since the time she has joined AIMETC, her participation in various academic as well cultural activities has increased. Every day faculty members give assignments to the students and this is a good practice that they follow. The faculty at Apeejay is very supportive.

Shweta: When I went for the counselling session, I really liked the way the teachers counselled me. I was confused when I was planning my graduation and also before deciding to go for an MBA. But in both the colleges, I came across highly experienced faculty members who guided me in how to go about with my graduation as well as now with the MBA programme.  When I went for my counselling at AIMETC, I met Neha Kalra Ma’am, Dr. Anu Sahi Ma’am, Ajwinder Singh Sir and they guided me so well. They told me why I should pursue an MBA and the placement opportunities. Moreover, I also have so many friends and know seniors studying at Apeejay and they recommended me to join the institute. It was a word of mouth recommendation for me.  

How are the faculty members at Apeejay?

Poonam Arora: All the faculty members are really good. Extracurricular activities play a crucial vital role in the overall educational growth and holistic development of the students. There is a lot of motivation and teachers constantly encourage students.  

Shweta: The teachers are really supportive. The best part is they are so friendly and guide us at every step. They share anecdotes that help us relate to real-life situations. 

How has been your experience at ACFA? And do you think it’s different here at AIMETC?

Shweta: There is no difference in terms of opportunities. Both the institutes are the same when it comes to encouraging students. In ACFA, we used to have Diwali parties and Tech Fest, here we have PINNACLE and Youth Festival.  

Poonam Arora: Like my daughter mentioned, both the institutes are the same in terms of their teaching-learning approach and give special attention to each student. In fact, the faculty at Apeejay provides all students an equal opportunity to participate and engage. Although she got admission in other institutes, I prefer Apeejay. I also know that the scope for placements is good with companies like Accenture, TCS, among others coming for campus placements. I am hoping she gets hired in one of the multinational companies.

How has Shweta’s progress been?

Poonam Arora: She had participated in paper presentation and communication-related activities and she did well in them. My daughter also won the second prize in the Fashion Show contest held at AIMETC. 

Shweta: I was never into sports. But at AIMETC, I see a lot of sports events take place and I have started participating in them. I had never played volleyball before but the teachers encouraged us to form a girls  team and it’s fun to play the game. The best part about Apeejay is that there is no gender bias. I will also be participating in the upcoming cricket tournament. 

Harshita is Assistant Editor at Apeejay newsroom. With experience in both the Media and Public Relations (PR) world, she has worked with Careers360, India Today and Value360 Communications. A learner by nature, she is a foodie, traveller and believes in having a healthy work-life balance.

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