Intellectually invigorating and personally enriching academic combinations that enable students to take charge of their own learning. The pedagogy and curriculum are effective and worldly. They keep students at par with universities worldwide.
Acclaimed professors from world renowned universities and institutes teach at FLAME University. The student – faculty ratio is 9:1. Every student gets personal attention and guidance from faculty mentors to help them tread their paths carefully to achieve the best educational outcome.
The campus situated in middle of the valley looks surreal. It is a world unto itself. The juxtaposition of greenery and carefully placed concrete structures makes the campus an ideal setting for the nurturing of ideas. Time spent at the campus is a transformative experience. The architecture of the campus is comparable to the finest in the world. The campus befriends the environment as the campus has water harvesting, water recycling, and solid waste management systems.
Having quaint little places to sit with your friends and recuperate from a long day of assignments and classwork always makes it special. Cafés are one of the many such hang out spots where one can eat a snack and catch up with friends.
The student body representation in decision making. The Student Council comprises of different committees that ensures the welfare of the student community and also acts as a liaison between students and administration. It gives students a say in the decisions that affect their lives on campus.
FirstCut is an international students film festival that recognizes the filmmaker in everyone. It is a short film competition, where it doesn’t matter if a DSLR or a mobile camera is used to shoot. There are no restrictions on the theme one can choose. All that matters is the way the story is told.
FLAME Campus has ample Labs and studios that provide opportunities to students for hands-on experience to learn various procedural skills. These labs and studios provide students a setting where they can observe, practice, explore, solve scientific and artistic problems, and gain mastery through hands-on use of disciplinary tools and techniques. Unlike the conventional classroom teaching, lab and studio sessions provide students opportunities for discovery, teamwork and interdependence in the process of learning. The studios have production, post-production and design facilities to meet a wide variety of student, professional, and academic needs. These facilities include teaching labs, post production video lab, recording studio, audio and video editing rooms. The lab and studio sessions’ objective is to accelerate student learning through collaboration, innovation and change.
As part of the Developmental Activities Program, students get to work with an NGO for a period of 8-10 weeks. This grounds and humbles them and also gives them unique exposure which they may not get otherwise.
The Discover India Program is a unique experiential learning initiative that explores and understands ones’ cultural heritage and in turn aids in understanding oneself better. It takes a deep dive into a particular cultural or historical aspect of India, into the lives of the locals, their livelihoods and their troubles and in some cases also attempts to provide suggestions to help resolve their problems.
The environment of openness and culture of acceptance builds the soul of this campus. All the stakeholders are warm and friendly. This results in a positive vibe that makes the campus special. One has to visit the campus to experience this home away from home.
Pune city, which is now known as the ‘Oxford of the East’, has now turned into a university town with students coming from all over the country. The city has a great mélange of local and global experiences. On one hand you will find the trendiest eateries serving cuisines from across the world while on the other hand you will find small and famous joints serving delicious Maharashtrian food. From little street temples to an IT Hub, one can find very different structures in Pune.
There is never a dull moment on campus. From attending classes, to working on projects, or utilizing the library resources to hanging out with your friends, from participating in inter-house and inter-college competitions to being involved in the student council, from student clubs to sports, students have their hands full and enjoy the bonds and friendships they create during their time on campus.
FLAME University opens the door to the world for its students. FLAME University has study abroad programs for students that give them an opportunity to go learn, live and understand different cultures around the world. Also students get to mingle with students who come to study at FLAME University from universities world over. FLAME has collaborations with prestigious institutes in the USA, UK, France, Germany and Canada.
FLAME students belong to different houses where they truly contribute and participate in extra-curricular activities. The FLAME fest is the pinnacle of the inter-house rivalry. It incorporates sports, cultural and managerial events in its fold.
The FLAME Investment lab is the ‘Epicenter of Value Investing In India’. FLAME Investment Lab is imbued with the spirit and essence of liberal arts, where participants learn about value investing not only from the Masters but also from a vibrant peer group. FLAME inducted the FLAME Investment Lab (FIL), an initiative that strives to deliver the concepts and decipher the art of value investing to interested students.
The FLAME Entrepreneurship Lab is an initiative that fosters entrepreneurial spirit among students of FLAME. The aim of the Entrepreneurship Lab is to give the students hands-on experience about the creation, inception and management of an entrepreneurship venture.
Sports and sportsman spirit are an integral part of the FLAME culture. Apart from the adjacent 18-hole golf course, students at FLAME University have an international size cricket ground, football, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts and an outdoor swimming pool at their disposal. A martial arts dojo, badminton courts, billiards tables, table tennis and chessboards ensure that FLAME’s sporting facilities are world-class. Every year FLAME hosts a number of special sports events, including both intra and inter-collegiate sports competitions and seminars from top sports instructors and coaches.
We the students of FLAME University
In keeping with FLAME University’s avowed commitment to promoting academic excellence, and to correspondingly attract the brightest amongst the students seeking admission to undergraduate and postgraduate programs, the University offers an array of merit scholarships and need-based financial support. This is designed to give students an opportunity to further their education at FLAME University.
The FLAME Scholars Program is a one-year post-graduate diploma program that empowers the student with knowledge and skills that will help them perform efficiently in their chosen career. Research and scholarship in inter-disciplinary areas are an integral part of the program. The courses that constitute this program are highly specialized and will go beyond the three-year undergraduate curriculum with innovations in content, delivery, and structure.
From clear blue skies to the pleasant monsoon breeze and the nippy winter air, the weather in the valley is wonderful around the year. The open spaces, water bodies and plantations keep the temperature pleasant.
FLAME’s core belief is in equality and respect for human dignity. This exists largely in the dealings with students, staff, faculty and administration. Everybody is approachable without hesitation. Everyone is friendly and treats one another with respect.
FLAME University offers fully residential programs. Hence, it is made sure that students are comfortable with their living situations. There are sharing and single ac and non ac rooms. Housekeeping is provided. There are laundry services also. There is a provision store, ATM and an infirmary for the convenience of the students.
Choosing from the plethora of major-minor combinations and course offerings can sometimes be daunting. The academic fair helps students navigate this task through formal and informal interactions with all academic departments.
The manmade waterbody that adds serenity to the campus and also doubles as a reservoir for water needs of the campus. As beautiful as it looks during the day, it looks even more appealing at night.
The application process to all FLAME programs is simple. Register yourself on the application portal and submit your Statement of Purpose and a photograph along with the application fee after filling in basic personal details. At any point if you need assistance, the admissions team is happy to support.
Students have the freedom to explore and enhance their interests and talents in the form of student clubs. There are more than 20 student clubs on campus ranging from singing club to photography club, film club, social activities to debate clubs, marketing, investment, entrepreneurship clubs, literary clubs to eating clubs and various sports clubs.
Our alumni, though not very large in absolute numbers, but sizeable in achievement have gained success in different ways. Some have gone on to study in prestigious schools like Harvard, Northwestern, Oxford, LSE, Warwick among others for higher education while some are working in the biggest and most renowned companies like Deloitte, E&Y, KPMG, Discovery, Viacom and many more. Some have also gone on to build start-ups.
The FLAME Vivekananda Library with its state-of-the-art building, hardware, software and other allied resources is fast developing into one of the finest institutional libraries in the country. Its inviting architecture provides an ambience that is relaxed but modern; and space that is large yet intimate. The library is fully automated using KOHA software. The library is RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) enabled. The Library of Mistakes has its first international association with FLAME University's Vivekananda Library.
Field for yourself. Feel the love. Enter the Kurukshetra. Play to win. The Kurukshetra is all yours. FLAME hosts an annual inter-collegiate competition that holds cultural, academic and sports events. More than 100 education institutes compete in this festival. This event brings with it lot of enthusiasm, talent and celebrities.
Summer Internships are an integral part of the experiential learning program of FLAME University. Our students have interned at prestigious companies across sectors. Amazon, Café Coffee Day, Deloitte, E&Y, KPMG, Viacom 18, Star, NSE, HDFC, Vedanta, Kotak and many more such renowned names are included in the recruiting companies. Students through the Office of Career Services get to intern with renowned companies across domains that give them a taste of the real work environment and help them understand requirements to be true professionals.
FLAME University offers a glocal (global + local) curriculum deeply anchored in the core philosophy of liberal education, that helps students develop as an informed world citizen and a responsible member of local community. Curricular innovations like the FLAME Investment Lab, FLAME Entrepreneurship Lab, CFA Institute Research Challenge, DRIVERS (Discovering Realignment Initiatives of Visionary Enterprises and Rising Sectors), Axis 20:20 Investor Conference, First Cut, Mantreprenuer, TEDex, Econvention and many more are also included.
FLAME University’s student body comes from different cities in India and abroad and its campus is a melting pot of culture and talent. Being a residential campus, students spend a substantial amount of time together. They create memories and bonds that last a life time.
All students are divided into four houses - Aryabhatta, Chanakya, Kalidas and Vivekananda, to enhance competition and to give a sense of belonging. It gives students an identity and a sense of onus for something bigger than themselves. The houses compete against each other in all intra collegiate academic, sports and cultural competitions.
The excitement of the existing students to welcome new students, the pride mixed with nervousness of parents letting their children leave the nest, the enthusiasm of new students to go ahead and conquer the world, it’s all part of the first day at FLAME.
FLAME University regularly invites guests from various domains to speak to the FLAME Community. In the past, notable guests like Nandan Nilekani, Narayana Murthy, Deepak Parekh, Amitabh Bachhan, Aamir Khan, M. S. Dhoni, Anil Kumble, Subhash Chandra, Javed Akhtar, Sonal Dabral, E. Sreedharan, amongst others have addressed the FLAME Community.
The Office of Career Services at FLAME University strives to facilitate students in finding recruiters that fit their skill set. They help students define their career goals and try to fulfill their ambitions by providing them with the best available employment resources. Tools such as resume and interviewing workshops, career fairs, career counseling, and presentations are used extensively to help students get jobs that they fit in. Internships with renowned companies also help to further student careers.
The FLAME community is a patron of the arts. Students have the opportunity to learn various musical instruments like guitar and table. They then showcase their talents in various contests or through informal jamming nights on campus.
There are shuttle buses to the city center from campus and back at various times of the day making it convenient for students to go and explore the hustle bustle of Pune city.
The campus is landscaped with various trees and different plants. The different shades of green along with the glorious colors of the different flowers make the campus breathtakingly beautiful. Chirping birds and colorful butterflies make the campus feel like a heavenly meadow.
Someone who has been there and done that can give you right advice in any situation. Peer mentoring is an effort to make new students feel more comfortable and help answer questions that students might be hesitant asking the staff or faculty. It helps students bond with their seniors and look up to them creating a sense of belonging.
The photography club is one of the most active and sought after student club. Students are constantly updating themselves on new techniques in photography. They also arrange photo walks in and around campus. They also have photo exhibitions to display their work to the FLAME Community.
It’s the social activities club that strives to do social work with NGO’s to make a difference in the surrounding and neighboring communities and help the less privileged make a future for them.
A state of the art research centre to understand the workings of inner and outer worlds. FLAME University in collaboration with Nuffield College, University of Oxford has set up a research centre to promote research. The aim of the Centre is to facilitate experimental research in the social sciences, providing international researchers with an Indian subject pool and contributing to the development of this rapidly-growing field of research in India. CESS Nuffield-FLAME University has state of the art facilities, a diverse subject pool, and an experienced team able to assist with the design and execution of lab, field, and online experiments.
Kalidas - the air-conditioned auditorium with a seating capacity of over 200 is a central space at FLAME always abuzz with activity - academic, artistic, cultural, creative and delightfully entertaining. University and school level theatre, sporting and musical performances, and special university ceremonies are a regular feature at Kalidas. These are also the regular practicing arenas for students’ informal club meetings and get-togethers. Some of the events that are held here are marketing, investment and entrepreneurship conclaves; town hall meetings, prize-distribution ceremonies, oath-taking ceremonies among others.
Students from all over India and abroad get admitted in FLAME. They bring with them their own culture, identity, talent and ideas. They belong to different religions and speak different languages. They are filled with talent and creativity and they form the fabric of the FLAME culture.
FLAME University’s core values include Ecological Balance. It is regarded as one of the most important values. Befriending the environment by organic farming, water recycling, water harvesting, solid waste management systems and animal welfare are all part of life here at FLAME University.
There are 24*7 security guards and surveillance cameras all around campus. Security and safety of our community is of prime importance.
Students get personalized attention from faculty. Faculty student relationships are more like friendships. Students feel free to go up to faculty members and discuss their academic, career and life choices.
Service above self! Nurturing young minds is the aim. There is a space for children of gardeners and construction workers that serve as day care and school for the little ones. While their parents make a living, these children engage their minds in constructive activities and are looked after by dedicated staff who teach them life lessons.
Young students get to avail the facilities of the adjacent 18-hole golf course. They get to take lessons and learn techniques as part of their sporting endeavors.
This center houses the painting and sculpture studio. Understanding the importance of both right and left brain, students learn creative techniques and develop their understanding of the visual arts.
FLAME University has cordial relations with many veterans of various industries. In recent years we are proud to be patronized by some of the leading Indian and global companies like Deloitte India, Amazon, Vedanta Group, Standard Chartered Bank, Kotak Mahindra, HDFC, Axis Bank, Capital First, YES Bank, Reliance Capital, ICICI Prudential, ITC, JSW, Tata Motors, TCS, DHL, Verity Knowledge Solutions, Reliance Industries, Future Group, Blue Dart, METRO Group, The Great Place To Work, Axis Capital, Coffee Day Group, RBL Bank, Zomato, ZEE Entertainment, ViaCom18, Reliance Broadcast, DDB Mudra, Dunia Finance and Khimji Ramdas to name a few.
FLAME University is located only 3 hours away from the commercial capital of India. The job opportunities and growth potential are enormous here. Exposure in terms of media, infrastructure, multinationals, mélange of cultures and ideas all are within the reach of the students.