The things that I like the most about GIPA are friendly environment and individual approach. The institute is focused on individuals; lecturers are exceptionally considerate and respond promptly to our requests. The teaching process is entirely built around practical activities. I would wish, however, a better infrastructure at GIPA, I would like to see the parking lot issue solved and the internet problems fixed. I would also like to ask the lecturers to reduce the amount of homework and the assessment criteria in order to make the process of marking simpler.
I love the fact that from the very first day of our studies we started meeting with the acting businessmen. The university provides study materials necessary for a course. The schedule is flexible, subjects are explained well and in a way that is easy to understand. The lecturers have very strict policy towards the missed quizzes and exams. Make-up sessions are not allowed at all, they disregard any sort of proofs of medical ailments. Missed classes are not considered to be excused regardless of the reason. You may fail a class owing to the amount of missed classes.
Interesting and practical assignments, lectures are designed to be very interactive and encourage interesting discussions. I like the fact that in every subject the assessment system is based on multiple criteria which in result makes it easier for me to get high marks. I also like the fact that GIPA financially rewards the best and the most successful students of the institute. Written exams feature only open-ended questions which make the exam more difficult. I have not had a close-ended question on a test in any of my subjects. This prevents the possibility of getting the right answer by chance when a student does not know the subject. One has little free time left because of all the different assignments.
The learning process does not incur any additional costs for a student. In the case of missing a lecture or an exam one is not asked to pay money. Retaking an exam is free of charge given, of course, that the lecturer warrants such. The exam tests are exclusively composed of open-ended questions and this frees one from the burden of memorising things and gives me an opportunity to express my knowledge of the subject freely. Specific exams, for instance those in finance, are open book exams allowing unrestricted access to books and notes. In case of student’s absence or a failure to deliver homework on time, lecturers disregard all reasons and excuses. My big request would be to improve the variety and the flavour of the food in the cafeteria. Of all of my friends only I am starting classes at 9am in the morning due to which I am unable to get good night’s sleep.