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Be it music, dance, theatre, writing, sports, debating, quizzing, photography or social work, CBS gives its students the freedom to be what they want to be

education Updated: Jun 08, 2011 09:28 IST
Kumar Ashutosh

Life at CBS is what you make of it! The victory of its students at the Dell Social Innovation competition held at Austin, Texas, stand testimony to it. The college team represented by Iyad Sheikh and Priyanka Bawa bagged not only the third prize but also the people’s choice award. “We shared the stage with students from London School of economics, MIT, Harvard and various IIMs. It was a great opportunity meeting the most amazing and finest people from the field of social entrepreneurship,” says Sheikh. The duo’s project focused on providing sanitation solutions to women to help maintain personal hygiene.

They worked on a business model that could enable procurement of sanitary napkins directly from the manufacturer, primarily women entrepreneurs living in slums, at a price much below the market level. These would then be sold at a reasonable profit to other women living there.

“The openness to experiment with new ideas and innovations, no matter how big or small they are, gives us the cutting edge”, adds Sheikh. Besides, from projects, term papers, exams and internships to case studies, presentations, guest lectures, live projects and exams, CBS prepares its students for future business leadership roles. You can possibly attribute it to these reasons that the salary package offered by the recruiters to CBSites is generally pretty high.

“Life in college defines not just our future, but us as individuals. CBSites have the honour of receiving high quality education from some of the best teachers (and well bunking sometimes too!). It may sound intimidating but it’s an experience like no other” says Parul Jain, a second-year student of BBS.

USP: The college stands out in terms of its professional courses and corporate placements. The paychecks offered to students are getting fatter by the years.

Faculty: About 40 teachers.

Programmes: The four courses offered are: Bachelor of business studies (BBS), bachelor of financial and investment analysis (BFIA), Bsc(H) computer science and postgraduate diploma in computer applications.

Infrastructure: The college doesn’t have a big campus to boast of, but the CBSites know how to make the best of it. “The good part of having a small campus is that everyone knows everyone and you make once-in-a-lifetime awesome friends here. The bonding is stronger and it is like one big extended family,” says a second year student.

The college has a well-equipped audiovisual hall with modern teaching aids like LCD and overhead projectors, personal address and conference system. The library is air conditioned and fully computerised. In addition to 17,730 books, the college subscribes to 48 national and international journals and 12 national and business newspapers. The college also provides a shuttle facility from the Welcome metro station to the college. The bus timings are fixed and coordinated with the college timings.

IT quotient: The college has three well-equipped computer labs networked using windows and linux platforms. The campus is Wi-Fi enabled, which helps students undertake research work, or just keep in touch with the latest business happenings.

Clubs and societies: They college has numerous active societies such as Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), street play society, Verve; music society,

Dhwani; dance society, Blitz; dramatics society, Illuminati; formal societies like- MIC, Model United Nation (MUN), debating society, YUVA (the entrepreneurship cell) and Communiqué. The college gets invited to, and regularly participates, in prestigious festivals across the country, including BITS-Pilani, IIT Mumbai, Kanpur and IIM Bangalore and even international fests such as Lahore University, to name a few.

Studentspeak: “Friends and faculty make this place feel like home. To know that I am a part of this excellent academic institution that is at par with any other B-school and would provide me with an opportunity for a better future, makes me more secure and confident,” says Parul Jain, a second year student pursuing BBS.

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Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies (CBS) is a premier institution of the University of Delhi, imparting education in the fields of management and information technology with excellence and vision. Founded in 1987 by the Delhi Administration on the initiation of UGC and the Ministry of Human Resources, Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, or CBS, as it is better known in corporate circles, was the first undergraduate management school under the aegis of the University of Delhi (DU).

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The only thing we at times miss is not being a part of main campus, but every time there’s any event in north or south campus, we get to enjoy ourselves.

Also, I wish our canteen would include some more delicacies in the menu”, says a student who doesn’t wish to be named.