Two years back, I was equally excited about the WAT/PI results. Rounds of discussions were going about new IIMs & comparisons were done with very little knowledge about them.
Fortunately I received call from only one institute and that was IIM Kashipur!! With career change (Technical to Management) as a motive and faith on ‘IIM’ tag I joined IIM Kashipur. If you had asked me at that time, would I be proud alumnus of IIM Kashipur, my answer would have been NO. But today, I sat down to write this article feeling proud & happy and eager to contribute to my alma matter in whatever way I can.
Okay, coming to the substance, I was part of one of the important committee at IIM Kashipur i.e Placement Committee. On a lighter note, if you are a placecommer, you are bound to get a feel of ruling party 😉
My senior (2nd batch of IIM Kashipur) were 40 in strength and from no where, it got three folded and the strength of my batch was 127 [300% increase]. Yes, from 40 to 127. But then b-school life and arrangements by the Institute management helped us in settling down quickly.
Given my nature and eager to take up responsibilities, I joined (recruited actually) placecomm team. And what we have achieved as a team today, is like a dream come true. Internship for my batch were completed in record time and top companies started noticing us by end of 1st year.
The real challenge was target of 127 final placements. We as a team kept a monthly target and achieved it almost every time. The momentum picked up in January and continued till convocation. All this was possible because of the environment in which we were. We had the belief of achieveing the maximum always and the no. of final placement process which took place at our campus for my batch was more than 80, yes , 80. One should back himself / herself to get placement out of these many processes.
Apart from placements, I would suggest to take a look at the faculties, electives offered, infrastructure, faculty – student ratio, Independent campus (Out of new IIMs , only ours have independent campus and in a year time, campus should be functioning permanently) and Kashipur as a place. By being in Kashipur and inspite of rigrous schedule & placecomm stuffs, I did end up covering Nainital, Rishikesh, Almora, Chopta, Shimla, Manali, Mussorie, Auli – scenice beauties all were.
I was fortunate to be associated closely with the flagship event “Leadership Conclave” of IIM Kashipur, wherein, we invited around 50 corporate senior leaders and on one occasion, I shared the dias for a discussion on “CSR”. It is these kind of moments that shape you and your career. And at IIM Kashipur, in its growth stage, the initial batches are the foundation pillars and one who decides to join will have plenty of opportunites at bay to develop themselves and also to showcase their skills and start contributing to the Institute.
In a nut shell, 18-20 months at Indian Institute of Management Kashipur will provide you an excellent education, atmosphere and facilitate your progress for a great career by end of the course.
(Senthil Kumar P, Alumnus PGP2013-15 batch, currently working as Asst, Manager – Strategy & Planning at Larsen & Toubro Ltd, Chennai.