Its not about old
Its about people you meet - how
each one of us deals with the
student - that makes it a special
Its not about
the size of the
Its about having enough of them
in the vicinity, enough of cafes,
enough of big oaks to sit in the
shade of and then having the
coach in the Well, who is well
informed to be inspirational...
Harvard is a
beyond a doubt
But thats not why students from
all over the world come here...
It is to interface with faculty, who
claim the BEST knowledge on
THEIR subject in the entire
This is my Class.
There were 80 students
Six of these were Americans.
Most had something to say about the Oil leak by BP - the
biggest ever in USA.
Most of them also knew where the country Kosovo is.
Majority were concerned about Sustainability
For an average Indian - they came from another planet.
80 students writing the exam online for 3 hours -
all you could hear was clicking of the keypad. By
the way, the coach came in once for a couple of
minutes to pick up something from his
I know what you are thinking.... Oh! Thats
something that can only happen at Harvard.
Right? Think again... Harvard is made by
humans, who believed in a philosophy and
Lets check out more Symptoms
So, I wrote an open book exam for 3
hours. Did I mention that I could
browse online for my exam, carry 20
books, and hire a consultant if I cared
to. I could literally sit on my laptop -
nobody gave a damn.
The 5 topics for 5 questions were told
in the class a week before it happened.
All the same, it was one of the toughest
exams I would have attempted. Why?
Wikipedia - What is that?
The Coaches introduced Mind you, you (the student)
the class to a list of websites is nobody - when you take
he or she would advise the an exam - you quote every
student to browse. The single sentence you put
were advised to seriously down in it. (Nugent, 2010).
browse through them
thoroughly. The exams are cryptic - no
more essays with stories in
When I say seriously, I must them.
tell you - you couldn’t write
an exam without browsing The exams are both
most of those. objective and subjective.
Are these students
different than the ones at
Perhaps Yes... but that all
doesn’t make more than
15% of it.
Rest of the
Have you seen how a different
Coach in the same class can make
all the difference at PCTE?
How students abroad sign up
courses with one coach and
nobody opts for the other Coach.
You could be teaching at
Harvard, and still be a pauper.
Dr. Nick Nugent
Challenged every single student on any issue
related to International Marketing in the
world in his class.
“You tell me a
country, which USA
doesn’t trade with,
and I will prove you
wrong in the next 3
- Dr. Nick Nugent Sr.
“If there is some literature
on International Marketing
in the world, it is very
likely that between me and
my team, we have read it.”
- Dr. Nick Nugent Jr.
We need to ask ourselves...
How many of us can say that?
I for one can not.
It only tells me - I have a long
way to go, before I am worthy
of my students.