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Work-Life Balance at FOSTIIMA

At FOSTIIMA Students have to spend over 100 hours per week in classes, tutorials, workshops, seminars, self study and industry interactions. We believe, smart work and regular study habits are the paths to a rewarding career.

We endeavour to make classroom learning an enjoyable experience for the students. Outside the classroom too, FOSTIIMA is packed with indoor and outdoor, non-academic co- curricular activities which are stimulating for the students whilst being packed with thrills and excitement.

Cultural Fest

Our annual festival is held each year during the festive period of Diwali. The Program draws on the talents of the students to give you a unique insight into the contemporary life and culture of our youth. The event is carefully and conscientiously organized by the students of the Cultural Committee. The highlight of this year’s event was the 'Dandiya' performance by the students. The performances are followed by dinner.

Social Engagement: Cansupport

As a part of its social initiative FOSTIIMA BUSINESS SCHOOL has been creating awareness and supporting the organization Cansupport. Students participate and run for the organization at the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon every year. A portion of every student's registration fee is contributed towards the charitable organization. The event sees the presence of many Political and Bollywood entities. All Fostiima Students covered the entire stretch with full dedication, gathering social and team building skills along the way.

The students also raise funds and participate in the Cansupport organized “Walk for Life” every year. All fund raising activities are done on the students own initiative and in their own free time.

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    Team Building and Leadership Camps

    Every year the students go on a Team building camp in the Himalayan foothills, in the state of Uttrakhand. The camp is set up in a multi facility area. Well selected small groups are sent out in batches in order to achieve maximum learning. The students are made to participate in many activities such as Rappelling, River-Crossing and hiking amongst others. One of the team building activities includes the students taking over the camp kitchen and providing their own meal! The students are also encouraged to live in a Eco-Friendly way and reduce their Carbon Footprint. The camp is organized and managed by IIMA alumni Samir Bhatia, a reputed International Trainer.

    Guest Speakers

    Every year there is a Commencement Address by a distinguished achiever to welcome the new batch. They share their experiences and learning's with the students and inspire them to do better and work hard. J. Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia, Selja Kumari, Kiran Karnik, P. D. Rai, Sameer Bhikchandani, Ashish Dhawan,have been among the distinguished speakers at FOSTIIMA.

    The calendar of events for the 2012-2013 sessions is as follows:
    fostiima calendar of events 2011-2012

    We also regularly have guest speakers come and interact with the students. In the past we have had;

    Mr. Yasumi Suzuki, GM AOTS Society who spoke at length about Japanese work culture. Harmony is the key value in Japanese society. Great emphasis is placed on politeness, personal responsibility and working together for the universal, rather than the individual, good. The Japanese will not cause loss of face, therefore they do not openly criticize, insult, or berate anyone.

    Mr. Suzuki emphasized the importance of the 5 S's. These are Seiri (tidiness), Seiton (orderliness),

    Seiso (cleanliness), Seiketsu (standardization), Shitsuke (discipline).

    Mr. Peter Hunter, a leading Change Management Thinker in UK was at FOSTIIMA during his short visit to India. After completing his Masters degree from Cranfield, joined the Royal Navy. Here he learnt to harness the collective genius of the workforce and used his understanding to create massive performance improvements for his clients in a replicable model that allows managers to recreate the performance using this understanding. He concluded that pressure tactics and targets do not necessarily bring out the best. He pointed out that people tend to resist high pressure work environment and it is empathy and appreciation which bring out the best in the workforce. Peter wrote his book “Breaking the Mould” last year.

    Ms. Laura Donovan – Chief Executive, Partners in Change:Laura has over two decades of experience in academia, finance and development work. At PiC she takes up the management and strategy functions in expanding the organization's work in CSR. Laura has five years of experience in India in the areas of micro insurance and micro-enterprise, working both at the grassroots level setting up small businesses and as an advisor to NGOs.