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“Pride, fortitude and learning are the aspects which can be attributed to my nurturing during my two week stint for the Study Tour program at Oxford, says Abhishek Mehta

Abhishek Mehta NDIMite share about his study tour at Oxford, UK

My study tour to Oxford, UK with my faculty was indeed a great opportunity filled with exhilaration and enhancement offered by NDIM to its students to visit one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Moreover, I was a part of the first batch from our college to go to Oxford, UK.

During my stint, I was truly charmed by the legacy of Oxford which is not only confined to the eternal architecture, the sprawling colleges or the intellectual vibes but it’s also about those eminent Oxford alumni who have excelled in respective fields and portrayed an evidence of accomplishment by making substantial contributions towards the society- Indira Gandhi, David Cameron and Manmohan Singh to name a few.

The programme started with numerous real time case studies coupled with plenary sessions and discussions with a tinge of significance of etymology and its application in today’s business environment.

A certainly important and amusing part of this study tour was the Industrial & Museum visits, when I got an opportunity to visit the assembly plant of the legendary car Mini Cooper. Being a car fanatic, it was like a dream come true to witness the legacy of ‘Mini’ supported by some astounding facts and to be there on the occasion of 100 years of Mini at Oxford was like ‘an icing on the cake’.The visit truly enthralled me in every sense and the only grouse which I have that I couldn’t drive one.The next visit on the itinerary was the ‘Bank of England Museum’ followed by the ‘Ashmolean visit’ and the ‘Oxford University Press’. Personally, I enjoyed visiting the “BOE” museum not because I bought a wallet from there but its history which dates back to the 16th century and also the role of the bank in the 1912 tragedy with ‘Titanic’.Further, the museum boasts a collection of coins, books, documents, pictures, furniture and so on.

After slogging over the last few days, it was time for some recreational activities in the form of punting, clubbing and a trip to Warwick castle. It was my very first time when I had to try my hands at punting. Although, I was very confident in the beginning but the moment the instructor gave me the charge, I realized that it’s not a child’s play. The visit to Warwick was another highpoint of my tour. It is a kind of amusement park showcasing the ancient England that mainly included- the warriors, the artillery, and the myths and so on.

Further, I would like to share my experience on (DIY) Do it Yourself Culture. I have been hearing this term for years but this time around, I actually experienced it and it was very nice and appreciative to see people not dependent on anyone else for carrying out the chores of the day.

Penultimately, I was quite impressed with the accommodation arrangement at Oxford. The place had ‘state-of-the art’ furniture with 24*7 internet facility, entertainment in form of Table Tennis and Billiards. I interacted and mingled with students from different countries like Spain, Ireland, Turkey and found them very genial and kind. I also visited places like Reading, known for partying and clubbing; Slough, an industrial town next to Reading.

Lastly, the two week tour has instilled a great deal of confidence, maturity, responsibility and honesty in such a way that I have started looking this world with a different perspective and a broader horizon.

A certainly important and amusing part of this study tour was the Industrial & Museum visits, when I got an opportunity to visit the assembly plant of the legendary car Mini Cooper. Being a car fanatic, it was like a dream come true to witness the legacy of ‘Mini’ supported by some astounding facts and to be there on the occasion of 100 years of Mini at Oxford was like ‘an icing on the cake’. The visit truly enthralled me in every sense and the only grouse which I have that I couldn’t drive one.

The next visit on the itinerary was the ‘Bank of England Museum’ followed by the ‘Ashmolean visit’ and the ‘Oxford University Press’. Personally, I enjoyed visiting the “BOE” museum not because I bought a wallet from there but its history which dates back to the 16th century and also the role of the bank in the 1912 tragedy with ‘Titanic’. Further, the museum boasts a collection of coins, books, documents, pictures, furniture and so on.

After slogging over the last few days, it was time for some recreational activities in the form of punting, clubbing and a trip to Warwick castle. It was my very first time when I had to try my hands at punting. Although, I was very confident in the beginning but the moment the instructor gave me the charge, I realized that it’s not a child’s play. The visit to Warwick was another highpoint of my tour. It is a kind of amusement park showcasing the ancient England that mainly included- the warriors, the artillery, and the myths and so on.

Further, I would like to share my experience on (DIY) Do it Yourself Culture. I have been hearing this term for years but this time around, I actually experienced it and it was very nice and appreciative to see people not dependent on anyone else for carrying out the chores of the day.

Penultimately, I was quite impressed with the accommodation arrangement at Oxford. The place had ‘state-of-the art’ furniture with 24*7 internet facility, entertainment in form of Table Tennis and Billiards. I interacted and mingled with students from different countries like Spain, Ireland, Turkey and found them very genial and kind. I also visited places like Reading, known for partying and clubbing; Slough, an industrial town next to Reading.

Lastly, the two week tour has instilled a great deal of confidence, maturity, responsibility and honesty in such a way that I have started looking this world with a different perspective and a broader horizon.

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