VISAKHAPATNAM: IT was a day of fitness, adventures and self-reliant moments for the Gitam University students who were put to in different tasks as challagenes. The MBA, MHRM, BBM, BCom students are participating in the Outbound Training (OBT), an innovative programme launched in Gitam University, on Wednesday.
The learning programme was to develop fitness, self-reliance, interpersonal skills and bonding through the new challenges in a new adventure-setting. The programme was inaugurated by HSBC HR head, Visakhapatnam, Shubra Sharma along with Gitam Institute of Management principal P Sheela.
It is based on the ancient Indian Gurukul system through real life learning. The training equips students with basic skills to become successful management professionals, inculcates true leadership skills and enables the students to rejuvenate in a stress-free environment. They are taken to an outdoor venue, 30 km away from Visakhapatnam, with training for three and a half days for each batch. And carrying mobile phone is a strict no no. The OBT training is an established corporate training tool in Western countries and has gained popularity in India, particularly the OBT training is based on the philosophy of Dr Kurt Hahn.
“We give the students opportunities for self-discovery, personality development and social skills and this year we are giving experience to the newly admitted students particularly MBA, BBM, BBA, BCom students from July 20 to August 26,” said Suseela.