What was that saying again? “All good things come in small packages!” Well, the Indian School of Business and Finance is a leading case for this point. It was brought to being with the concept of imparting beyond doubt excellent quality education in India. Students at ISBF have spread their wings in all the right places. Hitting the books with a transnational core curriculum imparted by exceedingly skilled professors makes them equipped to take over the world whack on. What might remain a question in your mind however is, how does this all rosy environment go beyond education and nestle itself in the lifestyle of the scholars? What do people do when books are not the best alternative? After all, its college right! Here is an overview of the whole kit and caboodle that the Indian School of Business and Finance has to offer in the four storey fabrication of universal learning.
Campus life at ISBF is a perfect blend of merrymaking in the process of gaining knowledge. A medley of serious, clubbed with extra-curricular activities, the institution brings together students from all over the country. Mix culture with languages and beautifully multifarious thinking, and what you have will be magnificent. ISBF brings on the table anything and everything. Students travel around music, hum along hip-hop and fox trot, battle over debating and quizzing. In fact, what is life without drama and words that make your heart start to think? ISBF Model United Nation conferences offer just the perfect expanse for that. With the Social Works Society and the Events Team on board, there is never a dull week at ISBF. For all you know, you would be meeting puppies on day one, chilling in pyjamas day two and be suited up in formals to attend a symposium with gentlemen from UNICEF the day after. The possibilities are endless and that’s the craze that makes the Indian School of Business and Finance stand out, it is a foundation of endless opportunities.
All happenings, work and play are coordinated by the Core Council, the top crest of the student body at ISBF in coordination with the various societies organising the events. The bustle at the Indian School of Business and Finance gets through the roof during Xenia, the Annual Inter-College Cultural Festival. Xenia brings to the table, flairs across the country and is a hub of worldly parleys. People ponder, people analyse. There is a lot of dialogue on a theme for words you can count on your fingers. In any case, Xenia is a journey that will be remembered in history and cherished by all.
An exhilarating stride towards being self-sufficient in all aspects of life however is, living on campus. Students learn patience from a roomie that chews too loud, listens to rock music (while you like say, Sufi?), sleeps without air conditioning in summers. The possibilities are countless and they do not have their mothers to do laundry. They wake up on their own, eventually get used to early morning lectures and make sure they meet the minimum attendance. While it all sounds like a task, what it really does is, make them the far-reaching and all-embracing individuals that they aim to be.
There is always something to do at ISBF, and the maximum time that the scholars spend is in Lecture Rooms. It’s a place that crafts minds to think beyond what books offer and formulate knowledge based opinions. The capacious Library, equipped with subject guides, past examination papers and reference material is the ideal place to be when in need of focus. The fact that the room is sunshine and silent is just another motivator. With a speedy internet connectivity, the Computer Lab offers access to the online campus and is a portal to interact with the faculty too. Coming to the best chilling places now, the Cafeteria and the Student Lounge are the hub of activity and life. Whirring with teenage banter, bursts of laughter and impromptu society meetings, the Usual Place and Casual Place are the cosy spots for relaxation. Being five minutes away from the metro station, scholars can always go to nearby cafes after a game of pool or table tennis.
College can get a little overwhelming sometimes, though. Need not worry, it’s okay to take a step back, talk your heart out, and even sleep in. Stop. Breathe. Take it all in one day at a time. Roll up your sleeves and jump right back on the horse.