MBA students attend Outbound training at Nature Bound Sahyadri, Ankola

Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management

A total of 125 students from first year MBA accompanied by 3 faculty members participated in the “Outbound Experiential Business Management Training Module” at ‘Nature Bound Sahyadri Camp’ in Ankola. The course was organized for value forming experiences through adventure and challenge, Compassion and Service, Learning through experience and Social & Environmental responsibility.

The course facilitated experiences through activities and games to get a practical insight to individual behaviour and group dynamics. The purpose was to reflect upon desired responses and experiment them in real time situations and further reflect on what to expect from future experiences. The students were divided into nine teams and each team was allotted with a trainer. As soon as the students entered into the camp they had to deposit all the gadgets and hence had to stay away from digital life for three days. The students also had to stay in tents.

The whole day event included activities related to communication, adventure, scavenging and navigation in forest using navigation compass. It also included briefing sessions on personality development, smart thinking, development and application of strategies.

The students had to challenge themselves when they were tested with physical endurance and also logical thinking. Students returned with a positive feedback and also expressed their confidence to stay away from the digital gadgets for more hours. The course has definitely brought in changes in personal and professional behavioural pattern of students and helped in reinforcing the theories and principles studied in the classroom.


Campus - Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management

147 students from the Second year MBA accompanied by seven faculty members participated in Outbound Training Program at Bhagamandala, Madikeri district. The training aimed at developing skills on group dynamics, crisis management, leadership, knowing the team, working with the team and Decision Making. The students were exposed to practicality of Marketing, Finance, HR and also leadership skills. The students were divided into 9 teams and were asked to participate in different activities. The events consisted of rounds like "Hum Aapke Hain Kaun" (Networking Game), "Aaankhen" (Sensory accuracy and communication of abstract), "Aar Paar" (Synergy and Planning), "Bandhan" (Planning, Synergy and Endurance) "Kaun Kitney Paani Mein" (Planning and Skills), "Do Aankhen Barah Haath" (Leadership, Trust and Communication Skills), "Andaaz Apna Apna" (Advertisements and Creativity), "Do Aur Do Paaanch" (Team Coordination and Aptitude) and "Tere Mere Beech Main" (Team Coordination, Trust and agility). Team "Light Green" won the overall prize. For most of the students this was also their first experience to stay in dormitory and know the difficulties faced. Mr. Venkat Ramani and his team facilitated the training activities.


Campus - Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management

In today's corporate world, the need of the hour is for smart thinking, swift action and effective people skills - qualities that are more effectively developed in an experiential setting than through classroom training. Outbound programmes have been found to be particularly effective in areas that involve interpersonal relationships, trust and bonding, communication of shared vision and goals, motivation, behaviour modification in response to change, and personal effectiveness. With this premise in mind, Department of Business Administration organized an Outbound Training Programme for 127 students of Second year MBA at Bhagamandala, Madikeri District. Six faculty members accompanied the students for the training programme. The end outcome of the training programme was to develop skills such as group dynamics, crisis management, and leadership, knowing your team and working with the team, knowing your customer and negotiation skills. The students were divided into six teams and were allocated various activities. Team "Black" won the overall prize. There were several students who went through such training for the first time and were truly enthralled and fascinated by the experience they encountered in staying in a Dormitory in secluded environment and the obstacles one face in such situations. Mr. Venkat Ramani and his team from Varnaaz facilitated the training activities.