SOIL Institute of Management - Through Students’ Lens

SOIL Institute of Management - Through Students’ Lens

SOIL Institute of Management, established in 2008 in Gurgaon, offers a blend of academics and spirituality to students. SOIL is the result of the collaboration of 32 leading companies, backed by 25 NGOs, which puts it in a unique position of being an institute where professional skill and development, social well-being and ecological sustainability concerns are inculcated in the curriculum designed for students. From students’ perspective, this provides an opportunity for a truly holistic learning experience, where they are taught to look at business not in isolation but as an integral part of the society and environment.

SOIL offers students the right platform to hone their skills and transform into successful executives and entrepreneurs. Its flagship two year PGDM (Business Design) course is offered at Manesar campus, which is well-equipped with all modern facilities.

SOIL Infrastructure

The SOIL campus in Manesar provides world-class, award winning infrastructure to students. Some of the key features that students can experience during their 2 year course are:

  • A spacious, green, pollution-free campus consisting over 4000 trees welcomes students to study peacefully.
  • Spacious, well furnished, air-conditioned, state-of-the-art classrooms with smart whiteboards and audio visual support.
  • A huge Multipurpose Hall (MPH) with capacity over 150 to host seminars and other large scale campus events.
  • A well-stocked library for students to make use of.
  • Excellent recreational facilities for Table Tennis, Billiards and Pool, Yoga, Meditation and other activities.

SOIL Pedagogy

The pillars on which SOIL Institute of Management rests are:

  • Ethics
  • Mindfulness
  • Compassion
  • Sustainability
  • Diversity

At SOIL, student competencies are built and realised with an innovative curriculum and learning design, in spaces that deploy multiple intelligences. Regular mentoring sessions and live projects with experts from the industry enable students to iron out their weak areas. SOIL adopts case-based teaching methodology focussing on Marketing, Finance, Strategy, HR, Operations, Data Analysis and Entrepreneurship. Ethics, Values, Self and Social Awareness are embedded into the curriculum through Yoga and Meditation, Self-Reflecting Himalayan Retreats, Theatre and Social Innovation Non-Profit Projects.

SOIL Experiential Learning

To meet the demands of the 21st century, SOIL has adopted experiential learning as an integral part of its curriculum. This is to help students get a better understanding of people, business and environment. It achieves the objectives of experiential learning through the following:

  • Global Immersion Program- Students undergo a two-week long international study tour, experiencing on-campus lectures, workshops, projects and assignments to give them a global perspective.
  • Himalayan Retreat- Students undertake a trip to a village in the Himalayas, to work with the rural people and come up solutions to uplift their lives.
  • Social Innovation Program-Students partner with NGOs to build business plans for income generation, create innovative fund raising initiatives and so on.
  • India Train Journey-Students undertake a two-week guided train journey to understand various cultures of India and different business practices being followed in the country.
  • Innovative Festival-Students get a chance to express themselves and share all their learnings, reflections, real-life impact on the Manesar community, as their course culminates.   
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SOIL Campus Life

Students at SOIL get to live an exciting life that extends beyond the classroom. It gives every student ample opportunities to express themselves through various clubs, organisations and events throughout the year. Some of the clubs, which students can enrol themselves in are:

  • Toastmasters Club
  • Real Estate Club
  • Cricket Club
  • Quiz Club
  • Yoga Club
  • Cinema Club
  • Investors Club
  • Dramatics Club

In addition to the clubs, students at SOIL organise several events throughout the year. Some of them are:

  • Inspired Leadership Conference
  • Karma Rasoi
  • SOIL Olympics
  • SOIL Premier League
  • Diwali Mela
  • Tree Plantation Drive
  • TED X TALK Nights
  • Spiritual Talks
  • Musical and Cultural Evenings

Through these events and activities, SOIL instils confidence in students and nurtures their leadership skills. They meet new people, learn new skills, build networks, and expand their horizons.

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