I always had a dream of being at the prestigious IIM, but the very process of getting through the entrance exams was scary. So all these years passed by while I kept longingly looking at the logo and the pass out batches with envy. Nulearn’s advertisement in June changed everything! At last, there was a golden opportunity to enter the hallowed portals of these elite institutions so easily. I could not wait to enrol myself, with the prospect of my 25-year long dream coming true, and ended up being the first candidate to be admitted to the workshop, as I discovered later. Several advantages I could immediately sense with this Nulearn program were:
- The course on Strategic management and Leadership excellence was just the right thing at the right time for me at this stage of my career where I had been an entrepreneur and leader, and an executive certification would endorse my skills and add weight to my resume
- The fee too was very aptly priced so not to hurt my pocket since most IIM courses are generally so expensive that they are a very big deterrent for normal Indian students.
- Absence of the demanding and unpredictable entrance tests for which several months of preparation is required
- Age limit which would cut off senior professionals like us wanting to study but being denied entry, was no longer a factor here
- and finally it was a mere 5-days including a weekend, which would fit very well, as it was super short and sweet and fitted very well into a busy career schedule.
The program schedule, fee payment schedule, information about the faculty etc. were all communicated very clearly, even before the program began. Ashish and Akanksha were very helpful and proactive in answering all my doubts and queries, and the WhatsApp group was a boon for real-time updates.
Barring a few hiccups in the immediate beginning of the journey to the campus, I felt that the other arrangements of both the hotel stays, lunches at the campus and transport to-from our hotels were very well coordinated by Ashish and Priyanandan. I must compliment you all for taking our complaints and nagging so positively with a huge smile, which actually made us in the batch feel small at the end for making such a big ado about small annoying things. Your individual participation during our private party during one of the evenings was enough to break any remaining formality barriers and set strong foundations of friendship.
The classes by the distinguished faculty members at the new green airy campus were extremely informative, engaging and devoid of the ‘one-way traffic’ experience generally expected in classrooms. Concepts and frameworks flowed in easily along with the practical applications and examples being played out in actual companies we could identify easily within the classes.
A chance and fortunate meeting with the Dean Dr. Dheeraj Sharma was a very informative and interesting discussion.
Finally, the convocation was a really simple but sparkling affair leaving us feeling proud of ourselves and of our associations with such elite people from the institute and from across the industry in the batch who shared such real insights and opinions which made the whole program so appealing and fulfilling.
Overall, the entire experience was extremely satisfactory and exceeded my expectations.
Kudos to the entire Nulearn team for conducting such a successful program.
I wish you continued success with future batches and further growth as a great Ed-tech institution!
Kindly keep me informed of future programs, which I could definitely think of exploring and referring to my colleagues and associates to also have an unmatched experience at an IIM. Please keep up the good work!