FLAME University’s approach towards undergraduate education emphasises the liberal approach. The innovative programs are designed to combine the preservation of knowledge with a spirit of innovation and adventure. For this, strict boundaries are an impediment while experimentation and exploration are facilitators. Result? Many of our graduates have gone on to secure admissions in prominent courses in some of the best-known international institutions. This has helped them to build on their foundation created at FLAME. One such student is Pranjali Kulkarni from the undergraduate batch, who has recently completed the M.Sc. International Business course at University of Warwick.
Pranjali’s background made her a suitable aspirant for a liberal education. A writer with a talent for poetry (began writing at the tender age of 10 and wrote her first poem in 12th grade), she wanted to build a career in Marketing. During her course at FLAME, Pranjali interned with the Times of India and in her internship period published 13 articles in the paper. Far from being a distraction, she feels her passion for writing spills over into her academics and wants it to extend into her career as a marketing professional as well. The common link, after all, between the two fields is creativity!
Pranjali’s motivation extended into her time at FLAME, where she tried to make the most of every available opportunity. The freedom of choosing to study Indian Political History while learning dance or producing a documentary while studying the growth trajectory of an MNC are some examples of how she indulged her creative streak. She has also been an active participant of the FLAME Dance Club and its activities, including serving as its co-head in her fourth year. The experience and responsibility is something she counts as a valuable contributor to her growth as a professional. These and many other life experiences contributed to her achievements as an intern at Times of India and at Sheraton Grand Hotel in Bangalore. In the latter case, Pranjali recounts how the start was decidedly rough wherein she felt like she did not want to continue the internship but subsequently eased into the role beautifully meeting each discomfort and challenge head on. So much so that she went on to win the ‘Young Hotelier’ title given to the most promising industrial trainee. These experiences have taught her to take on challenges and excel at every responsibility that is handed to her.
Currently, Pranjali is focused on finding a suitable role in retail/luxury goods marketing and has long term plans of starting work on a full-blown novel.