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.
Junior, Stanford University
By giving me tools to deal with my stress, YES!+ has helped me to actually confront my stresses at their root causes in hopes of overcoming them. The stress-management tools YES!+ offers have been extremely instrumental in freeing me from a once paralyzing fear of public speaking and low self-confidence. Apart from stress-relief, this program provides a space for much-needed self-reflection. This program helped me gain a greater sense of purpose at Stanford, by viewing my education from a broader perspective. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of participating in this program and the positive effects it has begun to bring about in me.