Induction

FLAME conducts an induction and orientation programme to introduce its incoming students to their respective schools. This programme is meant to familiarize the new students with the campus, academic programmes, grading, campus facilities, events and activities, and systems.

It is meant to make the students feel at home, understand where they are and what lies ahead for them in the years to come.

It’s an apt way to get to know each other and make new friends. 

Sudent Council

FLAME always encourages its students to go beyond the conventional education system and promotes co-curricular activities. FLAME encourages student participation in campus governance. The campus has a democratically elected Student Council. The Council contributes in the academic and disciplinary proceedings at FLAME. The Council has three committees, namely, Student Welfare Committee, Sports Committee and Cultural Committee, with student members from all programs at FLAME. This structure encourages student interaction and helps in developing the overall personality and leadership qualities of the students.

Student Houses

Rooted in the centuries-old Indian tradition of the Gurukul, and the long standing convention of the residential college system in leading US and British universities, the House System in residential educational institutions provides students the much needed sense of belonging, friendship, competition and camaraderie. It is designed to encourage and increase healthy competition between students and to create a supportive environment. Students are assigned to Houses with the aim of balancing the collective academic, sporting and co-curricular capabilities of each house.  Such even allocation and the resultant right mix of students in Houses go a long way in enhancing competition as well as peer mentoring. The Houses provide not only an increased feeling of identity and belonging, but also direct as well as subtle training in tolerance, cooperation, and leadership.

FLAME has four Houses, viz. Aryabhatta, Chanakya, Kalidas and Vivekananda, each named after one of the iconic academic buildings on the campus. These Houses are represented by Blue, Green, Red and Yellow colors respectively. Each House has its own flag to which each student bears as strong allegiance as to the Institution at large. Since most of the intramural contests in academics, sports and co-curricular activities are held on inter-house basis , these events continuously foster a healthy sense of competition and constructive rivalry between the Houses.

Further, the House System functions as a major catalyst for instilling a sense of tradition amongst students.  Although FLAME is a young institution, current students know that, years from now, their successors will look upon them as not only the founders of their Houses but also the torchbearers of the FLAME culture and spirit.

Group Projects & Workshops

The stress at FLAME on the inter and multidisciplinary approaches to education reflects in the number and range of workshops that students can take part to learn various skills. This is followed by providing them opportunities to transfer these skills to a professional context in the chosen area of interest and expertise. There are regular workshops in academic and other skill areas like public speaking, debating, painting, dancing and community development. The essentially learner-centered approach of these workshops make them more effective tools in building better social connections, and in effecting greater appreciation of diversity. In addition, the enhanced level of mutual comfort and collaboration in such workshops makes them ever more attractive and effective.

Developmental Activity Program

FLAME Bal Bhavan, a Developmental Activity Program initiative, is a small school for the children of construction workers. It provides an opportunity for basic education and learning life skills to young children from the age group of two months to fourteen years. Bal Bhavan is not a substitute for formal schooling and it does not lead to any Board Examination. It is an initiative to aid the construction workers who have played a pivotal role in building FLAME’s infrastructure. The Bal Bhavan is equipped with books as well as a toy library which young children can use.

Office of Student Activities

FLAME always encourages its students to go beyond the conventional education system and promotes co-curricular activities. FLAME encourages student participation in campus governance. The campus has a democratically elected Student Council. The Council contributes in the academic and disciplinary proceedings at FLAME. The Council has three committees, namely, Student Welfare Committee, Sports Committee and Cultural Committee, with student members from all programs at FLAME. This structure encourages student interaction and helps in developing the overall personality and leadership qualities of the students.

Safety & Security

Security is an important aspect of FLAME life.  The campus is equipped with adequate CCTV surveillance at key locations. The security team provides a wide range of services aimed at maintaining a safe and secure physical environment for the FLAME community. The security services teams operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and are always available to provide support and assistance to students, faculty, staff and visitors. Additionally, trained security personnel man the campus to prevent any untoward incidents. Trained security supervisors monitor activities and movement on campus from a central security station. Fire security is provided for with extinguishers, smoke and heat detectors, exit signs and hoses at key locations. Fire drills are performed regularly. FLAME gives utmost importance to the safety and security of its community and all security arrangements are geared to address the requirements of a residential campus.  If required, any untoward incident is brought to the notice of the nearest police or fire station. The locations of these are as below:

Festivals

FLAME Fest

FLAME has a cultural fest called FLAME Fest. It includes competitions like LAN gaming, poetry writing, creative writing, public speaking, advertising contests, dumb charades, treasure hunt, art marathons, RAP song competition, photography contests, dance contests, drama and fashion show, amongst others. The Fest invites parents of the entire student community, staff and members of the board. The student houses compete against each other. The house winning the maximum number of contests is awarded with the FLAME Fest trophy.


Shatranj Management Fest

Shatranj is an epitome of the FLAME culture of learning and living; changing the whole idea of management itself, making it not just a corporate skill but a basic skill to survive in today's competitive world. Some major events at Shatranj include FLAME Stock Exchange, Best Manager, B-Plan, Business Quiz, Brand Quiz, Controversial Coverage Live, SELL-IT, etc. Shatranj with both in-house talent as well as local talent from in and around the city and country organizes fun and useful Workshops as well as Edutalks which also include topics which are not related to management, spread over the two days, so as to enhance the learning that participants take away from Shatranj and FLAME.


National Festivals

FLAME celebrates various Indian festivals like Ganesh Utsav, Holi, Navratri, Onam, Christmas and Diwali, amongst others. The campus is vibrant with color, light and music. The entire FLAME community comes together on these occasions as one big family, taking part in the festivities.

Student Clubs

FLAME provides umpteen opportunities for students to pursue their passions in areas other than academics. The more than 15 clubs on campus help students engage in diverse interests and activities that enrich their social, cultural and educational experience at FLAME. The classroom experience is thus fruitfully supplemented by opportunities in aesthetic appreciation and social value. Some of the clubs are:


Music Club | Poetry Club | Dance Club | Viewfinder: Cinema And Photography Club | Vuono Gigantas: The Gaming Club | High-kers’ Club | Theatre Club | Cricket and Football Fanatics Club | Film Making Club | The Literary Club : The Coterie | Media Club | I.D.E.A.S. Club | Dramebaaz Club | Stand Up Comedy Club | Philosophy Club | Anime Club | Debating Club | So Act Club | Cooking Club | Film Club | Meditation Club


Music Club

With a heartbeat running our lives, a pulse measuring our pace, rhythm is ingrained within each of us. Try not tapping your foot to a tune and you’ll know music is within us. It’s a part of ours lives. Just, the extent and the importance may vary. From passive listeners to passionate practitioners, how much of music makes our lives varies. FLAME has a Music Club that exposes students to various types of music, to be able to overcome that stage fright and perform, to be able to interpret lyrics. From hip-hop to fusion, FLAME’s Music Club is for everyone with a musical note inside them.

Poetry Club

Poetry is the soul of life; it instills a sense of thought, emotion and belonging. The main objectives of FLAME’s Poetry Club are Poetry Appreciation, Poetry Performance and Poetry Writing. Poetry Appreciation is primarily the most basic function of the club as it will guide the members on how to actually appreciate poetry, and interpret it’s various meanings, personal opinions et al. This function will also explore the different types of poems there are, and the different periods in poetry writing. Poetry Performance is the next step, where special emphasis will be on how exactly a poem should be performed in front of an interested audience, so as to engage the audience in a whole new process. This is a rarely explored form in the poetry scenario. The club hopes this to be of immense interest. The third and final step is actually writing, and attempting to perform one’s own poetry. This is a particularly creative process. The club encourages all the members to produce their original writing. Apart from this, there are screenings, performances, and events that will be attended as part of the process.

The Poetry Club aims to interest those who have recently delved into the sphere of poetry, and for ones who wish to begin exploring.

Dance Club

Dancing is like dreaming with your feet and The FLAME Dance Club keeps the spirit of dancing alive within everyone at all times. The club is a platform for all the dance lovers to explore the creativity within and combine it with others. It entertains and enlightens all its members with various styles and forms of dance. Workshops are conducted by reputed institutes from Pune. Members who already have specialized dance training share their knowledge with other members.

Viewfinder: Cinema And Photography Club

All photographs are mementos. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) life. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt. To photograph is to hold one's breath, to capture a fleeting reality. It's at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy. Viewfinder is the Cinema and Photography club at FLAME. Viewfinder helps the photography members take better photos by exposing them to new techniques and concepts of photography. It exposes cinema members to great cinema from across the world. It aids the members to learn what to shoot and why.

Vuono Gigantas: The Gaming Club

Come to think of it, life is like a game in itself. To celebrate our victories and losses, Vuono Gigantas is a space where students of the FLAME community come together to explore the world of virtual gaming. Not everyone is good at sports or other recreational activities such as dancing or playing an instrument. The main objective of 'the Gigas', is to deliver a platform for everyone to find their A-game. We realize that with students' ever-increasing addiction to screens, we can excrete qualities of strategy, quick thinking, skill and help enhance other attributes too.

High-kers’ Club

High-kers Club – The High-kers club provides a platform for students to follow their passion in adventure sports, treks, hikes and expeditions. It brings together students who like challenging themselves. Different topographies in different weather conditions are explored. The club emphasizes on the individual taking their own responsibility for safety. The club aims to inculcate a culture of adventure and fitness amongst its members. Frequent hikes and expeditions are planned throughout the year.

Theatre Club

The Theatre Club will focus on helping members understand the various genres of theatre and everything that goes into a successful production. The aim of the club is to inculcate a love for theatre among all members, to help members express themselves through theatre, to hold small productions on a regular basis and have an annual production at the end of the year, and to hold various workshops in different areas of theatre.

Cricket and Football Fanatics Club

The aim of the club is to train members physically and mentally to face competitive sporting events. The club member’s biggest incentive is that they will enjoy on-field campus activities and sporting events. To encourage participation among female students, softball tournaments will be held. Members will also get the opportunity to participate in sports quizzes.

Film Making Club

The club will be formed to explore the various aspects of movie making. Potential members will make short films on campus. Members would take part in activities such as directing, editing, dubbing, script writing, designing. Acting will not be limited to the club members. The aim of the club is to encourage members to make short films, explore different genres of film-making, screen one production every month for the FLAME student body and gain experience in film-making.

The Literary Club : The Coterie

This club will organize possible events and activities like debate, extempore, elocution, article writing, reading session, spell bee etc. It will be a platform from where members will express their thoughts and let their imaginations run. It will aim to give members that required exposure which will boost their confidence and will also help them hone their literary skills.

Media Club

FLAME has an active Media Club that screens well-known movies made by master filmmakers around the world, every Wednesday evening after dinner. Media Club also organizes the FLAME Student Film Festival showcasing award-winning films made by student filmmakers.

I.D.E.A.S. Club

The I.D.E.A.S. Club meets once a week to watch 2-3 videos from the Ted Talks which is followed by a brainstorming discussion on the video being screened. TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. They believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world. Last year TEDx FLAME Live was organised by the IDEAS Club

Dramebaaz Club

The club aims to provide a platform to all the actors, directors and playwrights on this campus through a number of performances that will take place throughout the year. In addition to performances that will be held on campus, the club also hopes to send members for inter college competitions and festivals.

Stand Up Comedy Club

In a world where a smile may be hard to find, we are pleased to bring you the 'Stand Up Comedy' Club. There is belief that students here at FLAME, know how to make their situation lighter. There is no better time to start laughing.

Philosophy Club

There resides a philosopher in everyone of us - in our daily explorations to make sense of the world around us, we engage with questions deeply linked to the existence of man. FLAME Philosophy club presents itself as a (more or less) organised space for the exchange of ideas. The presence of four schools of education on campus provides a wide range of perspectives on the human experience and so the philosophy club reaches out to the thinkers in all of us to gather and discuss the realms of human consciousness or the pain of a broken heart.

Anime Club

The title of club should reasonably explain the related activities the club shall undertake if formed. The members in short shall watch anime, appreciate anime and gain something meaningful through the process of discussion of anime and relevant side material.

Debating Club

Debating and Model United Nations club at FLAME is formed to promote educated discourse regarding burning issues which are relevant in today’s time. It aims to expose its members to collegiate level debating and MUNing, within and outside the college, through a diverse array of events.

So Act Club

The ‘So Act’ (Social Activities)Club intends to reach out to people in need. We try and focus on all the workers on campus and their children, in whatever way we can. Being a part the FLAME community, this is a way of giving back and contributing directly to the welfare of the society.

Cooking Club

Pick up your knives, dust off your aprons and put on your chef hats because FLAME presents Foodaholics, our very first cooking club. So, if your life revolves around food and you live to eat, register for Foodaholics. As Julia Child has said, "People who love to eat are always the best people."

Film Club

Far from being your regular film club we plan to screen films from around the world to try and get an idea of the different kinds of cinema that is being produced in other countries. Other than cinema of the world we would also be watching Indian regional films which are often ignored due to the current obsession with Bollywood and Hollywood. In addition we will also screen various short films, documentaries and hope to get some people from the industry to come lecture us on the film making process and everything related to it.

Meditation Club

In our everyday lives, we are all faced with stress, anxiety, fatigue, and find ourselves constantly running around trying to get things done. At times, it is important for us to just take a step back, relax, and breathe. Meditation helps bring about creativity, concentration, and clarity. We as a club, are looking to create a space for all those curious about meditation, or practicing it already, to come together and set aside some quiet time for themselves.

Recreation

At FLAME we believe that arts and culture are an integral part of life and, when embedded in a multi-disciplinary educational activity, can contribute to positive and enduring academic, social and cultural change in the community. This abiding faith in arts and culture is, therefore, central to the promotion of visual and performing arts at FLAME. We have a thriving network of activity in art that includes painting, sculpture, dance, theatre and music. Students and faculty of FLAME regularly perform at various local, regional and national events. In addition there are excellent performance and rehearsal spaces that offer the latest technology and equipment for students’ productions and performances. There are also recording and preview theatres that enhance such artistic endeavors both by students and faculty. The Visual Arts Studio and Sculpture Studio provide enough arts space to the students for exhibitions and programs throughout the year, featuring in-house emerging artists as well as guests in a host of visual arts such as photography, painting and sculpture. There are also fascinating array of visual arts displayed throughout the campus, all of which are the creative works of students, faculty and alumni. Music is an important part of curriculum at FLAME and reflects and encompasses the talent, the range and the diversity that comprise the student community at FLAME.

Convocation

Of all the days one remembers in their lives, this one has to be in the top few, if not the top most. It’s the day when you are full of hopes and dreams, ambitions that scrape the sky as you toss your hat toward it, signaling your arrival. At FLAME, convocations are not just a celebration of a journey that has ended, it’s just as much as about the one that has begun.


Convocation 2014

The fourth annual convocation of FLAME School of Liberal Education, the sixth annual convocation of FLAME School of Business and FLAME School of Communication and the third annual convocation of FLAME School of Fine & Performing Arts was held on April 26th, 2014. The convocation address was given by Mr. Uday Kotak, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, Kotak Mahindra Bank.


Convocation 2013

The third annual convocation of FLAME School of Liberal Education, the fifth annual convocation of FLAME School of Business and FLAME School of Communication and the second annual convocation of FLAME School of Fine & Performing Arts was held on April 27th, 2013. The convocation address was given by Mr. Vindi Banga, former Chairman of Hindustan Unilever Ltd.


Convocation 2012

The second annual convocation of FLAME School of Liberal Education, the fourth annual convocation of FLAME School of Business and FLAME School of Communication and the first annual convocation of FLAME School of Fine & Performing Arts was held on May 5th, 2012. The convocation address was given by Mr. K.V. Kamath, Chairman of Infosys and former Chairman of ICICI Bank.


Convocation 2011

The first annual convocation of FLAME School of Liberal Education and the third annual convocation of FLAME School of Business and FLAME School of Communication was held on May 6th, 2011 and May 7th, 2011 respectively. Prof. Srikant M. Datar of Harvard University addressed the FLAME School of Liberal Education students while the convocation address for FLAME School of Business and FLAME School of Communication was given by Mr. Deepak Parekh, Chairman of HDFC.

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Convocation 2010

The second annual convocation of FLAME School of Business and FLAME School of Communication was held on May 7th, 2010. The convocation address was given by Mr. R. Gopalakrishnan, Executive Director of Tata Sons.


Convocation 2009

The first annual convocation of FLAME School of Business and FLAME School of Communication was held on April 29th, 2009. The convocation address was given by Mr. Dilip Shanghvi, Chairman of Sun Pharmaceuticals.