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Experiential Learning

"For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them." 
                                                – Aristotle


Experiential Learning is the process of making meaning from direct experience.

Experiential learning is learning through reflection on doing, which is often contrasted with rote or didactic learning. Experiential learning is related to experiential education, action learning, adventure learning, free choice learning, cooperative learning, and service learning.

Almost all of the Core, Visiting and Guest Faculty at FOSTIIMA comprises of IIM graduates. Hence, a FOSTIIMA student is exposed to vast amounts of hands on experience via the faculty. They are the best of the talent available in India as MBA faculty. This is the same methodology followed at Harvard, Stanford and even IIM's.

Management education at FOSTIIMA focuses on teaching key business concepts while simultaneously developing the analytical skills of the students. It is therefore imperative that the FOSTIIMA course curriculum is contemporary and in tune with the needs of the industry.

Accordingly, FOSTIIMA curriculum has been designed by the Dean and the faculty after taking inputs from eminent academicians, industry experts and some leading global B-Schools. Care has been exercised to encapsulate knowledge inputs in all new and emerging areas in the current global economic scenario. The curriculum is reviewed periodically so that it maintains its cutting edge relevance to the industry.

We engage the learner at a more personal level by addressing the needs and wants of the individual. This requires qualities such as self-initiative and self-evaluation. For experiential learning to be truly effective, it should employ the whole learning wheel, from goal setting, to experimenting and observing, to reviewing, and finally action planning. This complete process allows one to learn new skills, new attitudes or even entirely new ways of thinking.