IIMC, New Delhi
The management is good. It is prompt, professional and cooperative, heeding to students' needs and problems.
FEE STRUCTURE AND FACILITIES
The annual fees was just Rs 23, 000 which was very reasonable given the general cost of studying in Delhi. There is complete transparency in the fee-breakdown and there was no additional charges taken on any pretext. The payments are taken in two installments.
The institute 'assists' in placements but doesn't guarantee a placement. So the campus placement system is not very robust. Four or five companies visit the campus and select very few students. Most of them also don't offer a good package initially. Students mostly try and find their own jobs.
The admission process is very fair and completely on merit. There is an all-India entrance test which is taken by almost 8000 to 10, 000 students for the 180-odd seats. The test is based on general knowledge and writing skills. Those who clear the entrance, go through interview by an expert panel before being selected.
No. I did not take hostel room as only girls' hostel was available on the campus. There are many PG accommodations available around the college. There are also rented accommodations ranging between Rs 3, 000 to Rs 10, 000 per month depending on locality, space and food.
Alumni network is very strong and spread across the world via various chapters. They are helpful in addressing problems of alumnae and placements.
Nothing great about the faculty members. Most of them seemed slack and nonchalant. The students also didn't seem much interested or involved. Many debunked classes and often the faculty were on leave or missed the lectures. Visiting faculty were called often.
It has an healthy gender ratio, coming to 50:50 males and females of all economic stratum, language and culture from different parts of the country. There are regular workshops, cultural activities, study tours and hands-on journalistic experience through internships with reputed brands and visit of guest faculty members regularly.
COURSE CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
No. Most of the course curriculum seemed jaded and cliched that were boring to study. The teachers were not too well abreast with the current developments around and biased political views were circulated. The syllabus has almost no use in professional life. Little stress on editing, proof reading and writing skills.
There are very few festivals per se. There were debate and quiz and dance/drama programmes but hardly twice a year. They are in-house programmes which are held on the campus and enjoyed by the students and faculty. At times guests are also called from outside to perform.
LOAN/ SCHOLARSHIP PROVISIONS
Yes the college had scholarship and merit grant opportunities as admissible by the government for scheduled tribe, schedule caste and backward class students apart from poor meritorious students varying according to merit ranking and family income criteria.