So far, I have been loving university life. There's a sense of satisfaction that I receive when I do my own laundry, cook my own meals and generally just have complete control over the affairs of my daily life. The actual academic part of university is brutal (maybe it's because all my courses are science and science labs) but having done a course in high school that already built skills that you need in uni, it almost felt natural to get back to the late nights and never ending lists of things to do. IB was hard but university is definitely more challenging in a completely unique way. It sounds cliche but it tests me both as a student and a person. Interacting with many different kinds of people can really change the way you view the world and your place in the world. I have been discovering new things about myself as a person everyday.
-Noyonika Parulekar (Class of 2019)
Istituto Marangoni located at the top floors of Ceejay House in Worli, Mumbai, has courses for Fashion, Art and Design. Their program is 1+2 or 2+2 - year 1 in India and then an opportunity to transfer to Milan, Paris, London, Shanghai or Miami.
They have professionals from the industry coming and conducting lectures throughout the semester for students to have industry explore early on.
Their collaborative work spaces are amazing and students have lots of space and resources to explore different facets of art, design and fashion.
The Final project students work on, is in collaboration with companies across the world.
More information can be found here - https://www.istitutomarangoni.com/en/campus/mumbai/
“You For Sure” was built on an instrumental that I made (and almost archived) in 2016. The song came to life when I sent Awedi the instrumental and he wrote a demo vocal on it. The melody was really catchy and had a great vibe to it. Soon, we were exchanging ideas regarding the theme of the song and did some sessions to finish writing the lyrics he sent me. Post recording the vocals and laying down the final arrangement, I was playing around with the initial drop and ended up with a much different, more bouncy and dance oriented drop. At that point, we felt that the song had become what we envisioned it to be and that made it special for both of us.
Many months later, we are super happy to finally put this record out and we can’t wait to see you vibe to it!
Awedi and I had a lot of fun making this record.
Watch the music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lw2UhLMCLyU
-Yash Vaid (Class of 2019)
Honored and excited to share that Krish Abrol will be representing the University of Southern California (USC) as a Forbes Under 30 Scholar at the Under 30 Summit in Detroit this October!
This summit, held annually, is a collection of some of the world's most brilliant individuals in fields like technology, philanthropy, finance, and more. This presents the Forbes 30 under 30 honorees the ability to meet with and be inspired by both the speakers at the event and their fellow recipients: people who use an entrepreneurial and innovative mindset to create positive change in this world and shape our future for the better.
OIS Student Aditya Pande writes about Period Taboos and his week long Experience Making Sanitary Napkins
Hi, I am Aditya Pande, an avid golfer and a student at Oberoi International School (Goregaon) Grade 11. My subjects include Mathematics, Economics and Physics. In the future, I plan to take up something that combines my passion for golf as well as my academic preferences. I firmly believe in the saying of one of my Golfing Idols, Sam Snead - “Of all of the hazards, fear is the worst.”
Click here to read about My small attempt to #boothetaboo
OIS Alumni Nandan Venkatesan Studying at UW Madison, Shares his Thoughts on '5 things I wish I knew before college'
My interest in filmmaking grew ever since I was in school. So, this semester I started making films and uploading them to YouTube. I recently made a one and a half minute film called 'A Summer in Madtown' which encompasses the fun spirit of Madison. I also made a video called '5 Things I Wish I Knew Before College,' a video about things I feel people should know before starting college.
Click here to watch the videos:
(OIS class of '18)
Please click here to view the Grade 12 University Guidance presentation from the session today, 11th September 2019.
SVKM offers an integrated BBA Degree where students can pursue 2 years here at the Mumbai campus and then year 3 is at the Kingston University campus in UK.
They also have a new option where students will be in Mumbai for 2 years and then the final year will be at University of Canberra in Australia.
NMIMS also offers various courses including BBA where students also get to work with Bloomberg stations right in the building. They have interactive classrooms and lots of visiting faculty from all over the world who come to give guest lectures throughout the year.
The campus is WiFi enabled and has state of the art facilities and a lovely cafeteria.
During exam weeks the library is open till 3am!
Here are some pictures:
The IC3 conference took place at the Grand Hyatt last week. High school counselors and University reps from all over the world met for 2 days to discuss the application process. We had ten Grade 12 OIS students volunteered as well and the got to experience a counselling conference !
On Aug 30, our students along with students from other schools attended a University fair at OIS JVLR and had the opportunity to meet and interact with university representatives from over 100 universities from all over the world.
In June this summer, I visited Erasmus University, Rotterdam, in the Netherlands. I was very lucky to be given a campus tour by a student studying Psychology, which is the course I would like to pursue. This way I was able to not only ask her general questions about the university, but also the course specifically, which was very helpful. The first thing I noticed was how international the student body was, which I was pleasantly surprised by. Although not a very large campus, it has all the facilities you would require, including sports facilities, massive libraries, a cafeteria with a wide range of cuisines, a Starbucks cafe, stationary and food shops, a hair salon, and even a bicycle repair store on campus (which is much needed in Holland). There are also many outdoor areas where you can sit and chat with friends, have a picnic, or study when the weather is good. For me personally, the campus was the perfect size, not having too many students, nor too few.
The city itself is also very pretty, with lots to do, and a large youth population, unlike many other European cities. All in all, the university seemed like a great, friendly environment to be in, and I would highly recommend anyone interested in European universities to check it out!
-Nikki Singh (class of 2020)