Student Life FAQ
What are the sports facilities provided by the institute?
There is an indoor sports room in every hostel along with a Gym. Basket Ball & Badminton courts are also available. A Snooker Table is also provided at the main hostel. Facilities for all major sports are provided
What about swimming pool?
The swimming pool is presently under construction and would be completed soon.
Are there any clubs or communities in college?
To provide a vent to the creativity of budding professionals, AIM has a number of clubs and societies (Yoga and Meditation, CONSULT Club, CULTURAL Club, Faculty Interaction Cell, AIM Cultural & Theatrical Society, Literary & Symposium Desk, Movie Club, NICHE – Marketing Club, PERSPECTIVES – Photography Club, PRAYAAS – Community Service Initiative , PRAKRITI Club, SPORTS Club, Astronomy Club, OR Club, The Logistics Club, Placement Committee, Web Committee, Strategym Committee, Alumni Relationship Committee, Corporate Relations Committee, Catalyst Forum, Students Academic Committee, Entrepreneurship Cell and Media Committee) catering to the varied areas of interest. The clubs have their mission statements and well spelt-out areas of functioning. The students under the guidance and mentoring of the faculty members handle the administration of the clubs thus honing their organizing and leadership skills.
Besides academics, what is the student life in the Institute?
The Institute has 3 major festivals, the cultural festival Aurora, the techno-management festival Infotsav, and sports festival Twaran. Besides there are student activities and HIQ sessions throughout the year conducted by the Abhigyan Abhikaushalm Students’ Forum and Students’ Forum for Free/Open Source Software. Urja is organized every year as the inter-batch sports event.
Does the institute have an alumni association?
Yes. The institute has an alumni association. The association works as an interface between the alumnus, students and the Institute.
What are the options of sightseeing in Bhopal?
Bhopal is a city with great traditional importance. The place provides good palaces. Moti Masjid, Tajul Masjid, Bhojpur, Manav Sangralaya, Van Vihar, Vote Club, Vidhan Sabha and Birla Mandirfort is known throughout the country. Besides there is Sun Temple and various other places.
What if the students are facing problems of any kind?
Every student is provided with a faculty coordinator. The role of faculty coordinator is to look after all the problems of the student to enable him perform at his best in academics and the other spheres. The role of a faculty coordinator is more of that of a parent. Besides, all the faculties are always willing to help the students for their problems.
How is the interaction between the student and faculties?
Any student can approach the faculty for any problem both inside the class and at the faculty office. The students usually approach the faculties for discussing all problems that accounts for a good interaction between the students and faculty. For the same a special room has been allocated as the student-teacher interaction room.
Are mobiles allowed in Institute?
The student may carry mobiles with him. However the use of mobiles in classes is strictly prohibited. The student must put his mobile switched off during classes. The candidate is not allowed to keep mobile in the examination hall at all.
Do I get an email ID at the Institute domain?
Every student gets an email ID of the form email@example.com. Also the students get a personal web site with the URL http://students.aim-bhopal.org/~/. The Institute uses user name and passwords for the access to the Institute internet.
Are there any restrictions in the Institute internet?
Yes. The students are not allowed to access any pornographic content. Also flashing advertisements are blocked. Torrents are not allowed. Students cannot use the internet on any other port other than the http.
What are the places to hang out with friends at Bhopal?
Bhopal has shopping malls, film theaters, UpperLake (The largest artificial lake in Asia). LakeView , Van Vihar National Park., The Boat Club, New Market, Taj-ul-Masajid Aquarium Building Bharat Bhawan, Lal Parade Ground, Museumof Natural History, Manuabhan ki tekri Libraries and many other places at small distances. These are good means of outing. The city is well connected by public means of transport in form of publicc buses, autos and tempos that may be used for the travel.
What are the Excursions at Bhopal and Madhya Pradesh?
Bhopal Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi, Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka (Bhimbetka Caves), Bandhavgarh National Park, Gwalior (Taj Mahal and Fort), Jabalpur (Bhedaghat), Khajuro, Mandu, Orchha, Seoni, Shivpuri are the tourist destination of Madhya.
And what about restaurants?
Bhopal has good restaurants of all ranges at various places of the city. Manohar, Wind & Waves, New Inn Shahnama, Jehan Numa Palace Hotel, Rice Bowl, rajhans regent, Kinara, Rajdhani – Bhopal, Indian Coffee House and some hotels i.e. Noor Us Sabah Palace, Hotel Palash Residency, Jehan Numa Palace, Hotel Amer Palace, Hotel Sonali Regency, Hotel Lake View Ashok, Hotel Ranjit’s Lakeview, Hotel Nisarga, The Residency, The Mark Hotel N Club, Rajhans Regent, Hotel Surendra Vilas, Hotel Arch Manor, Hotel Reva Regency, are to name a few. Students usually prefer to go out once in a while.
How is the general environment of the Institute?
All the students of the Institute reside at the hostels that make the environment really friendly. AIM students are more of a family that share cordial relations. Students extend all sorts of help to their pals at any time. Besides, the rich and intellectual environment makes it a great place for learning.
Any ragging in the Institute?
Ragging in any form is strictly banned in the Institute.
My child does not have a very good English. Would he be able to cope up and develop the same?
Every student of the Institute comes and learns a lot from their peers who are there to guide, advice and take guidance in return. The Institute has a very good peer to peer learning culture. Also there are numerous activities and events throughout the year that give every student a lot of exposure to not only good English but also personality development, skills development and knowledge enhancement.
My child does not know about computers as well, how would he be able to cope up?
The students learn a lot by seeing and practicing here. The rich environment coupled with step by step expert guidance by peers makes every student learn exponentially. We have seen students starting from nothing and within a very short time becoming a pro.
My child has always been a studious student. He was never been involved in extracurricular activities. Would this do?
Seeing students rise up from the Institute and going into industry tells us that the participation of the students in organizing activities, participating in events and taking initiation plays a key role towards their success. These teach the students leadership, time management and so many things that may not be easily covered in class. At the graduate and post graduate level it is important to participate in the extracurricular activities.
How are the events celebrated in the Institute?
The Institute celebrates all major festivals like Diwali, Holi, New Year, etc. These are celebrated by the student community. The Kite Urja is a very popular celebration in the Institute.
What type of activities are there at AIM?
There is virtually no limit to that. The student life and community can accommodate any activity, hobby or skill. The students are looking forward for newer ideas and newer activities to organize and participate.
How do I keep getting updated about the Institute?
One of the best official sources is this website itself. Besides you may be interested in the websites of the various events, clubs and communities that host keep organizing events.
Is it compulsory for the students to stay in hostels, Why?
No, but we suggest to students to stay in the hostel because they will learn a lot in the environment that is prevalent in the AIM hostels. The peer to peer learning and regular guidance and help by the peers go a long way in building up the students.
Is there any chance of special recognition for students interested in sports?
The Institute has a very active sports group that keeps participating at various national level competitions organized by other institutions/universities. These give a lot of exposure to the students.
What is the presence of AIM students in the various competitions?
The students here have won almost all major competitions in the past. This includes Case analysis, paper presentation, GD, PI, Cultural, Ad-mad show, Business quizs, etc. besides various management fests of various Institutions.