M.Tech 2 year
I did The YES!+ course from ART OF LIVING FOUNDATION in Sept 2006.It has been the greatest thing I ever did. Coming to IIT for an M.Tech. I was really thrown into a serious mess, where I was unable to cope up with the high standards of professionalism. I was unable to perform to the best of my abilities. The atmosphere here was no doubt the best in terms of infrastructure and academics but I was feeling absolutely cornered and dejected. There seemed to be no way by which I could revert back to my happy, calm and relaxed self and as a result I could only get an SPI of 8.05. My DGPA for the B.Tech was 9.23. After doing the course, and practicing the techniques regularly, I was able to gather myself. I started feeling at home at IIT. I do not think I gave extra efforts or anything but this calm and relaxed temperament helped me to secure an SPI of 9.4 the very next semester. I never thought I would be back to my old self despite so much of prevailing competition and peer pressure. Today I am enjoying the life here in IIT and Mumbai. Thanks to YES!+.
Dual Degree 5 yr (Mechanical Engineering)
I did my YesPlus course just after 2nd year at IIT Bombay. If I have to list down the top five things which I got from the course they would be:
being more comfortable with myself.
Improving communication skills.
Career oriented decision making.
Skills to handle my relationships, especially with parents.
Balancing my studies with extracurricular activities.
It is because of Yes!+ that I was able to maintain a CPI of 9.22 in my fifth year. As a Dual Degree student I also have a very good extracurricular track record now.
MTech, MicroElectronics, EE dept.,
During the course, I learnt quite a few subtle things and some obvious things which I had overlooked till now. For example:
Simplicity in thinking.
How, being committed brings out the best in me.
How can I be more effective in my presentation and inter-personal communication by making slight changes in the words I use and the way I express myself.
I became aware about my personality traits, my natural hidden strengths and also became more open for the better.
Ph.D. Computer Science, IIT Bombay
Focus and concentration are the key elements of success in any research work. The mind needs to be active as well as calm and cool to get the desired research output. By regularly practicing the techniques taught in the YES!+ course, my research efficiency has increased manifold. This has improved my time management skills. Earlier, I was busy for nothing, now I am free for everything.
By practicing Sudarshan Kriya daily, my awareness has increased. If I make a mistake, I realize it immediately and decide not to repeat it. My commitment level has increased and my basic concepts in life are getting polished day by day.
Ph.D. Maths, IIT Bombay.
I did my Yes!+ course in October 2006 and it was an amazing experience!! After doing this course I am able to handle my emotions better. I am very relaxed and simultaneously focused on whatever I am doing. Before the course I lacked leadership qualities, but now I am one of the core members of Art of Living team and lead many activities. The techniques taught in the course have helped to improve my academic performance as well.