It's been a fantastic experience coming to Lyon and study at one of the finest schools in France. IDRAC has got the faculty that is currently working with top MNCs. This enables the school to offer its students the latest that's happening in the industry along with the theoretical part of the management education.
The examination pattern is simple. They don't demand their students to memorize everything. One can take class notes during examination as the school encourages execution of ideas rather than memorizing facts and figures. They rely heavily on presentations as they compose 80% of the marks of a subject.
People here are very humble and helpful. In my PGE-4 programme, there were students from different parts of the World including China, Russia, North Korea, Malaysia, Morocco, Ivory Coast, Switzerland, Germany, Mexico and almost all parts of France. Besides studies, I visited many European countries which gave me a deep understanding of the culture and heritage of Europe. Language and food were the only barriers here as maximum of the people don't know English and food here doesn't include spices.
Lastly I want to thanks Asia-Pacific Institute of Management and Professor Moon Moon Haque who gave me an opportunity to be a part of the Student Exchange Program.
It was an amazing experience to go abroad and study with new students of different culture. There were students from different countries like Germany, South Korea, Poland, Morocco, and China. I was delighted to make new connections, new friends, learn a new language and cook new types of meals. The learning experience was great; students were provided with practical tips and tricks to deal with new people, manage time and money, become a creative problem solver, and solve practical problems while keeping in mind the business ethics. All this learning helped me to expand my horizon and knowledge. The faculty at IDRAC was very helpful and taught us a lot of things that could be beneficial in the future as a manager.
This experience surely made me a better person and helped me improve my communication skills. I also got better at managing my finance. While studying there, I also learnt French. I would like to give a big thank you to Prof. Moon Moon Haque for giving me the opportunity for the exchange program. I would love to recommend this management institute to all the young boys and girls out there who want to make a bright career in management.
IDRAC is one of the best institutes of management in France. I'm very thankful to APIM for sending me there under their student exchange programme for 4 months. For me, the programme proved to be a life changing experience.
The programme made me independent and confident. The first few days were full of both excitement and confusion, but eventually I got over my nervousness and started enjoying it all. The interactions with professors and students were very good. Their way of teaching was awesome. And they were very friendly and helpful. Being there and experiencing a different culture, different language and different people have changed my way of thinking. I studied with students from diverse cultures, and that was an experience in itself. I got to know about their culture, lifestyle, and traditions. Sometimes it's hard to believe that I was so far from my home but the days spent in France would probably never come again in my life. While studying in France, one small problem that most of students from different countries face is that of communication. But over time, you learn to overcome these issues. One very important thing that I learnt during my exchange program was the power of smart work, and how anybody can learn this art.
I want to share this incident with you all that happened with me while I was in IDRAC- Lyon.
During my second trimester in Asia-Pacific Institute of Management, we were told make a report and presentation on a product or idea that we would like to work on if we ever think about a start-up. I made a report and named it BarCa which in short was all about online purchase of new goods and second hand goods through Barter or Cash.
One day one professor of IDRAC asked us whether we have any start up idea. I told him about BARCA. He listened intently. He appreciated the whole idea and promised that he'd try to encourage some investors to invest in my idea. This small success happened only because of teachers like Professor Ritu Gupta Dutta, Surabhi Goyal and Prof. Moon Moon Haque who believed in me. I just want to thank all my professors, and Asia-Pacific Institute of Management which gave me the opportunity to study abroad.
When I was shortlisted along with seven mates to travel to France and study one trimester in IDRAC it was like a golden opportunity for me and from that very moment my expectation with this exchange program was so high that I cannot express myself in words.
It is such a good opportunity for me to come here at IDRAC in France. I had never thought of such an opportunity. But it is just becoz of my teacher "MM Haque" and my college "Asia-Pacific institute of management", I am here.
Besides this, Idrac helped me a lot to improve my skills and the areas in which i was lacking. The teachers here are also very helpful and teaches us at their best. They just not teach us infact they always try to connect everything with the real world which is the core aim of studying.
It gives me the opportunity to tell you that your students are well appreciated by the teachers, they got high praises from what I've heard .
International relations Officer, IDRAC,
Studying at a foreign university is a great opportunity, especially for students of International Business like me. I've learnt a lof of new things here which I'm sure will help me in my career ahead. I am very thankful to AIM, which gave me such a wonderful opportunity to explore and get this global exposure.
I am Charu Kharbanda. And here, I'd like to share my experience of studying in France. I went there in January, and came back to India in May. Those few months that I spent at IDRAC business school were purely magical. I made friends there. I learnt about French culture, and learnt a whole lot of things which I am sure will help me in my career and in life. The exchange program made me a more confident and independent person. I also got a token of appreciation from IDRAC Business School for my Business Policy course. I am very thankful to Asia-Pacific Institute of Management (AIM), and my faculty for providing me with such an amazing opportunity. I would also like to thank MR. MM HAQUE Sir who actually gave me this opportunity and helped us a great deal during our programme in France. I'd also like to thank Mrs. Nidhi Maheshwari, the director and chairman of the institute, as well as to the placement team.
Studying in IDRAC has given me a total different outlook on how you can approach studies, and come up with more practical, indulging, and brain stimulating solutions as the classes expects you to analyze live cases of companies as their employees. Throughout my time in abroad, my eyes have opened to the possibilities of different places around, the culture, art and food. Moreover, this experience has taught me a lot about myself. I am more confident and an independent soul now. I am so grateful for the experience and I think more such opportunities should be created.