Today is the time of competition and to beat this competition students need to be equipped with both theoretical as well as practical knowledge. Good management training must include practical training and exposure in conjunction with a course. Educational travel can be a life-changing experience. These travels provide students with an opportunity to stretch their views and transform their understanding of self, their world and the way business is conducted in a globalized world. Such trips alow a kind of cross-cultural exchange that go miles in helping students attain their ultimate goal of having a paid job. In view of this, DBIM has embarked on a plan to give first-hand experience to its student through "Exposure Trips". For every incoming batch, the institute plans for the following three excursions.
Seeing things in action is integral to any technical program. Every semester both the batches of MBA students are taken on field trips to industries and professional organizations in and around the city of Guwahati. The primary aim of such visits is to expose the students to actual working conditions in different industries. Summer Internships are usually restricted to a single setup.
At least one field visit per semester is organized. These visits are mandatory for the students. Students are not required to bear any expenses for these trips.
The Siloam/Shillong trip is not only aimed at providing students an opportunity to interact with the academic and professional elite of the Shillong area but also provide them with an understanding of their commitment to society with visits to such places like the "Vocational Training Centre for Deaf and Dumb" in the Siloam area. This trip is only for the first year MBA students and is aimed primarily at learning through organizing various events and programs. The trip in its entirety is financed by DBIM.
This trip is organized towards the end of the first semester. This visit is mandatory for the first year students.
The BTAD (Amguri / Lungsung / Saralpara) trip is primarily aimed at providing the MBA students with an understanding of their commitment to society. This trip is only for the second year MBA students and is financed in its entirety by DBIM. During the trip, students visit the CARE centers maintained by DBI and gives away various things like blankets, old clothes etc. to the poor people in the area. Students themselves collect all these things prior to the visit.
The BTAD trip is organized towards the first week of November and is mandatory for the second year students.
The focus of this trip is to build relationships, expose students to different manufacturing units, provide interactive sessions with heads/directors of corporations and provide cross-cultural experiences so that students open up to working in different regions across India. The trip is only for the second year MBA students and is usually organized in January-February. This trip is not a regular feature and depends primarily on bulk participation by the second year students.
Financing is in part by DBIM. Students usually bear the air travel expenses with the rest of the expenses taken care of by the institution.