Indian Look at Life and Studies at HSE Nizhny Novgorod
Anza Thasneem and Shipra Singh are exchange students from Indian Institute of Management Raipur, a partner university of HSE-Nizhny Novgorod. International Students’ Club Leader Zhanna Shabanova has talked to Anza and Shipra about their impression of Russia, Nizhny Novgorod, and HSE.
Anza is a 2nd-year Master’s student from Kerala, pursuing a degree in Management and majoring in Marketing and Human Resource. Shipra is from Uttarakhand, located at the foothills of the Himalayas. She is also a 2nd year Master’s Management student majoring in Marketing and Strategy at Indian Institute of Management Raipur. They have come to Nizhny Novgorod for three months to study Brand Management and Marketing of Innovations at Management department.
International Students’ Club Leader Zhanna Shabanova has interviewed Anza and Shipra. As many HSE-NN students she was interested to know what impressions Russia, Nizhny Novgorod, and HSE-NN facilities produce on the students.
The Indian students have said that Russia with its varied and rich history has always fascinated them. For that reason they could not miss an opportunity to study in the biggest and coldest country of the world. To be a part of one of the best universities in Russia would help Indian young women to gain deeper knowledge of the managerial and cultural aspects. And Nizhny Novgorod, one of the most important trade centers of the country, can help them understand the business world and the Russian market.
Anza and Shipra would like to meet new people, learn and experience the Russian culture. They would like to explore different places in Russia like Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Kazan, Sochi, Vladivostok, lake Baikal and legendary route of the Trans-Siberian Railway. The Indian students are interested to witness how Russia is preparing for the upcoming FIFA’18.
According to the students, the academic curricula in both countries are designed to cater to the market needs. In India, management course is taught with the help of Harvard Business & Ivy School cases, classroom lectures, live projects, corporate interactions, simulation games, home assignments, internships etc., which is pretty much similar to the teaching methodology in Russia.
Over the past two weeks, Anza and Shipra have met and interacted with a lot of people including their classmates. They have visited a few malls, cafes, and clubs in Nizhny Novgorod. MILO Club impressed them a lot. The girls are keen on dancing, and spent a great night there. They are planning to explore other places in upcoming months and present their homeland India to HSE-NN International Students’ Club members.
'Russia is a country with the vast treasure of diversity, history and unlimited possibilities… Nizhny Novgorod — calm and peaceful city… We are extremely proud and happy to study at HSE-Nizhny Novgorod, which is one of the best colleges in Russia. Being a part of the HSE family, we’ll get enough opportunities to experience the true flavor of Russian Culture.'
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