There is an old saying "To reach a certain place one must first leave the place he is presently standing at ", I am an automobile engineer & a good one in the same to be honest, my journey after my graduation began with a job experience of about a year, everything was going absolutely good, monthly salary used to come in my bank account, I used to enjoy working in the field I love the most but there is yet another saying in corporate life , "when everything is going right you are likely to hit an iceberg" due to some family issues I was getting trouble continuing my job efficiently . So I decided let's not waste time and efforts rather follow yet another dream I had to study masters in management & hence started my hunt for an awesome B'School .
While this hunt when I started looking around websites I was at first glance confused , all the top rated B schools were so expensive to even consider studying there I needed to literally count even the last penny I could possibly have even in my pyjamas. So I then started looking towards the budget colleges . Again I was looking at some really budget colleges now and the only feel I could get was "boss itne mai itna he mileage ", well my search went on for weeks and months . After two months probably in the month of march I came across siksha.com and what I found there was going to be my future place of belonging, I found Taxila Business School , amazingly the B-school was in my home town, offering a PGDM duel degree , in the budget I was willing to spend & most of all just next to the school I passed my high-schooling from, let me tell you old sayings had very deep impacts it was like the old Hindi quote "Diya tale adhera "to me .
Without a seconds delay I registered for a counselling call from the college, at that point of time even I don't know down the line in next 3 months I will be studying in Taxila with some of the most diverse and intellectual mates from across the nation . Well after a week of waiting for the reply, one fine morning I received a call saying " hello am I talking to Mr.Nishank its Anuradha this side calling on behalf of Taxila Business School ,Jaipur". "I was literally waiting for this call " was exactly what I replied, then the conversation moved further and mam told me about all the details about the college and the study pattern we had a small telephonic interview session, then, at last, i asked one obvious question " mam everything is fine but why Taxila ??" I have some other option's like Delhi and Mumbai as well so why Taxila, mam replied "dear you should come and visit our college for once and you shell know what's the difference between Taxila and other B-schools .
Ten days later I planned a visit to the college as I also have to come in town regarding some official business. So I made a visit to the college, and the trail of surprises began to unfold , firstly the decorum of the campus was remarkable, the infra was good , and there were some students playing table tennis in the hall was , I approached them and started interacting with them about the college, the way they talked and the professionalism the had bond me to appraise the quality of teaching and training those students must be getting . After five-ten minutes I was called upon by Anuradha mam in here office, where I told here about the interaction with their students outside and posed a wish to know how is it so that students of your institute are such masters in communication and the personality they carry as a management student is just remarkable. Mam to its reply explained me the 14 hours/per day study schedule , training and development programs which are carried in the institute on a regular basis , corporate faculty to keep up with changing trends of market, and few other things. To be honest I was impressed and curious at the same time, interested in experiencing all those things said by mam and curious to find out is it really possible!! I mean a budget college in Jaipur is offering courses and educational training of the quality that of an IIM, no no..!! That can't be true, this was my honest first thought. Which I think mam sensed through some means and suddenly offered me to visit the campus to see for myself .
A student was called upon, he was Aditya Sharma sir, yet another gem of Taxila i must quote, the aura of the man was so impressive that one can get impressed just by the way he explains and communicates, he showed me through the entire college , and also told me about his personal experience in the college, basically he became the reason of my second visit to the college . After about a month later i visited the campus again as this time also my work brought me back to my home town , by this time I was 40% convinced with the college and wanted to be sure about the college before pouring in my year long savings in my further curriculums, this time again I met with Anuradha mam , Aditya sir and one mesmerizing person Mr.Kishor Sharma the director of Taxila business school .
About Kishor sir , I can bet on one thing he is the person in Taxila management , if I would have met him the very first day I sat foot in Taxila , i would have walked out as a registered student of Taxila that very day, because the moment you enter Taxila and talk to Kishor Sharma sir for just 5 min you yourself would feel like this conversation is going so interesting and knowledgeable I wish I could be in dialog with him for a bit longer and it's never enough the man is so precise and impressive in his talks , for me he is the USP for Taxila , in a short talk of 10 minutes he made me realize what I wanted to actually do with my life, I wasn't unsatisfied with my job because of my family issue it was because of that hidden desire of becoming an entrepreneur as was my childhood dream which was lost somewhere in the conventional process of growing up , he is one excellent analyst of a person I must say .
After that 10 min talk with him the moment I stepped out the office, I was determined to take admission in the college all clouds cleared , i wanted to be in Taxila knowing that if the director is so determined I am going to get the best of the best trainers to guide me to be not jus good but an excellent manager & somewhere inside I wanted to learn how to convert a 40% to 100% in just 10 min, I have been dealing with clients every time in my profile of job I knew what it takes to convince a person of something . So finally I took admission in Taxila .
It has been five months now I am a Taxilian , in these 5 months, I have transformed and improved some of the areas of lagging I needed to work on and have even polished and groomed furthermore my strengths . During the course of time in Taxila so far i have learned a lot , one of the important learning i received amongst all other equally important points was convincing communication skills, while our field assignments we were told a Taxilian should be confident enough to crack a deal or to influence a person just by his communication skills , he need not to give any prove or id his face and the way he speaks should say it all and if anyone needs it to be proved to them I assure you can try it anytime . We have conducted several one of their kind events in Jaipur city like start-up India fest , mega job pool , etc and the best part all the management was done by the batch which is just 3 months into the management program and all a big success .
In Taxila by far, i have learned many things & all led to one famous dialogue of Rajkapoor Saheb " khudi ko karr buland itna ke haar kismat se phle khuda khud bande se pooche, bta teri razah kya hai "