Doon Business School, a management institution leading the charts in North India, is situated at the heart of Dehradun’s Industrial township. The vision of the Institute becomes evident from its location as students have easy access to the green units of LG, Samsung, Liberty, Rasna and Marico to undertake live projects with prominent industrial houses.
DBS has extensively integrated experiential learning into every part of the curriculum. Each student is not only exposed to various industries through industrial visits organized every fortnight, the students are also taken to places like the High Court, stock exchange, dock areas, dry ports, the Registrar’s office, construction sites etc. This is conducted so that the concepts learned in the classroom are tested with on-ground reality.
Students are at the centre of every operational process. The entire campus is managed by the students through various executive committees and clubs. There are more than 20 active clubs including, the Dance club, Bulls and Bears, Techies club, Photography, Salsa club and some very happening ones including the Bird Watching and Tours and Travels Club. The experience of raising resources, managing meetings, maintaining minutes registers, making proposals, etc grooms every student in the club for the Board Room action that he will encounter later in corporate life.
Life on campus is intensely vibrant with hope and opportunities. Students from 23 states and 6 countries lend a multi cultural learning atmosphere making each one adaptive to any environment after passing out from DBS.
With more than 800 students staying in the on campus hostels, the campus is abuzz with a lot of sporting activities in the evening. Football is quite a rage in the campus. With a sizable chunk of students from Nepal, Bangladesh, West Bengal and North Eastern states, the DBS football team has been able to dominate the University Football League in North India.
At DBS each student is mentored individually and his grooming is monitored closely, be it in academics, personality development or in terms of enhancing the employability quotient. The adoption & integration of advanced learning pedagogies which make the students score high on the employability scorecard, has not only resulted in most of our students getting multiple job offers but has also remarkably improved the quality of jobs and salary package, with a high percentage of students being offered analyst, consulting and functional leadership positions.
Students at DBS are trained differently from the typical classroom setting by integrating academics with experiential learning and internet research. They learn the concepts and skills required by industry through research and application. Each student gets to speak for two minutes everyday in the class, undertakes one research project every trimester and works on one live case scenario such as the GST bill impact, labour reforms, telecom spectrum auction or 4G launch. By the time they start appearing for placement interviews, they are easily mistaken for experienced executives rather than freshers. It is noteworthy, that our students have been consistently bagging international offers in $ packages alongside high packages from leading Indian companies.
Not wanting to restrict our students to placements, we have also opened another avenue for them through our Innovation & Startup Incubation Centre. “We seed ideas into their minds and the vibrant entrepreneurship oriented learning atmosphere in the campus spurs creativity and leads them to a startup of their own. We provide resources to nurture their ideas and give wings to their dreams by creating a support system comprising of venture capital firms, seed fund providers and mentors from industry” says Mahender Saxena – Head Big Data Analytics and Entreprenuership cell.
Yet another frontier of our capability development effort is the international internship opportunity for our students. We have strategic alliances with some of the renowned institutions and industry leaders that offer a rare International exposure to make them global citizens. International Internship supplements the various value added courses each student undertakes to enhance his employability-says Mohit Aggarwal- Chairman.
The placements record of DBS and its very economical fees in comparison to equivalent Management institutions tends to surprise many, especially considering that the institute offers high value- additional certificate programs to the students for no added cost. However the management takes pride in keeping its fees nominal to attract better talent and is well supported by the philanthropy of the charitable Trust and its alumni.
With a beautiful mix of a lovely location, good placements and modest fees, Doon Business School has been the choice of savvy students and is well reflected in their growth in the last few years.