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The Changing Scenario of Management Education in India
Prof. C. S. Venkataratnam, Member, FICCI Higher Education Committee & Director, IMI, New Delhi
&
Ms Shobha Mishra,
Joint Director & Team Leader, Education & Health Services Division, FICCI
AcademiaArticle: Towards a successful career
path: MBA in Retail Management
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AspirationsNatvevnda Loice

I am Natvevnda Loice, aged 21. I am from Uganda. I am pursuing a course in Fashion Technology from School of Fashion Technology (SOFT) Behror Campus, Rajasthan.

I am availing 100 per cent scholarship under the 'Gifted Girl & Girl Genius Scholarship (GGGS)' Program of Rai Foundation and joined the Fashion Technology course at SOFT. I got the chance through our local woman head Hon Hope mwesigge together with H.E Nimisha Madhavni. Ms Hope mwesigge came to our place in Kashari, Mbarara district. As I was the youth leader of Kashari Country, I got a chance to meet her and she asked me about my studies and found that I had spent two years without schooling. She tried hard and managed the funds for my air ticket to come here and also other necessities.

Coming to Rai Foundation was a real divine gift form God because it was something that I was not expecting and on top of that, I had never thought of schooling anywhere outside my country. It was unbelievable!

When I reached here, at the campus, I got most things that I was expecting, such as: accommodation - I was impressed to be given a separate self-contained room with my comrades I came with; food: I was surprised to find rice, Irish potato, peas and beans in our meals. It was my pleasure for Rai Foundation to be a vegetarian school.

As far as education is concerned, I am very happy with my teachers. I am the only African student in my class but they involve me a lot. They try to make sure that I understand.

All my life, I wanted to become a fashion designer but I always asked myself like how? When I came to the Behror Campus, I became optimistic for my future career.

I would like to request the Rai Foundation Committee to introduce another department under my course (SOFT) for making Shoes & Bags, so that my classmates may become full-fledged fashion designers.

I would also like to stay in India for sometime so that when I go back to my country everybody witnesses the transformation. And if all goes well, I will start my own fashion industry in my country because my ambition is to be self-employed and thereafter I change my family style and the entire country.

I will also tell my people how Rai Foundation changed my heart and mind set. It has helped me so much because now the word "pessimistic" is no longer in my dictionary.