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Published: Wednesday, 13 July, 2016 06:53 PM
New batch of students brings in oodles of ardor and avidity at IIM Raipur. IIM Raipur welcomed its 7th PGP batch and 5th FPM batch with a four day orientation programme. As it is aptly said ‘The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step’, the new batch began with its journey with dreams and aspirations of becoming the corporate leaders. With the learning and skills that they would acquire here at IIM Raipur, the students are sure that they will be able to shape their corporate careers and turn their dreams into realities. The students from the incoming batch of PGP 2016-18 are from diverse backgrounds ranging from engineering, commerce, management studies, medical and life sciences. The students have shown a lot of enthusiasm and a spirit of healthy competition and have soon adapted themselves for the next two years of extensive corporate grooming.
A few excerpts from the student speak –
Aditi Koomar- Bachelors in Dentistry, MCODS Manipal
After completing my Bachelors in Dentistry from one of the leading dental college of India, MCODS Manipal in 2013, I have worked as a Probationary Officer with IDBI Bank for 7 months. The environment and work culture at the bank made me contemplate management studies. I decided to appear for the Common Admission Test in 2015 and got a call from IIM Raipur, which I promptly accepted. After arriving here, a fortnight was spent in the introductory classes and the Orientation Programme which gave us a flavor of the corporate life. The daily schedule has been full of lectures, assignments and activities. The seniors have been very helpful and supportive, and have prepared us for an eventful two years at IIM Raipur.
Namrata –Bachelor of Commerce, SRCC
After an eventful start of the PGP programme with the orientation ceremony and the preparatory classes, I had a great deal of learning from the various activities organized by the clubs of IIM Raipur -Mantra, Finatix, HRidhaan, Consulting and Entrepreneurship Club (CEC), Operations Club (OPEP), CUSP and Kartavya. International Yoga Day celebration has inculcated in us the need of healthy living and high thinking. We were fortunate to have the opportunity to interact with many eminent people from the corporate world. The students got a chance to show their creativity and talent through the cultural activities. The teachings of theprofessors and dignitaries have instilled in the students a new force of confidence that they have entered one of thepremier B-schools in India.
Prabhash Sharma- Civil Engineer, NITSurathkal
There are moments when we have to make some of the most important decisions which can change the course of our lives. One of those moments for me was when I, having worked for a year with Tata Housing Bangalore, decided to pursue MBA at one of the most prestigious educational institutions of the nation “IIM RAIPUR”.
The Preparatory Classes that made our knowledge base sound was followed by the four day Orientation Programme, where we got to meet some of the most influential leaders from the corporate world like Mr. Raj Raghavan from Amazon , Mr. Nikhil Sahni from Yes bank to name a few. The support of the seniors has been commendable and I’m thankful to them for introducing us to the unique IIM culture. Within such a short period, I have participated in numerous events such as IPL auction, Junkyard, Beer-game, toastmaster etc. I can see myself embarking on a steep learning curve and am very glad that I made the right decision by joining IIM Raipur.
Pratik Garg – B.Tech, Civil Engineering, IIT Roorkee
I have worked at ZS Associates as a Business Analyst before joining the PGP programme at IIM Raipur. Right from the day 1 at IIM Raipur, I have experienced a high level of innovative energy in the unique culture and business ecosystem at IIM Raipur. The batch profile at IIM Raipur is very diverse with students being not only engineers but also economics graduates and doctors. It helps in generating and exchanging more ideas and learning from varied perspectives. The curriculum at IIM Raipur is anchored in the fundamentals of general management, from finance and marketing to strategy and organizational behavior. During my stay at IIM Raipur I expect I would develop leadership skills across multiple dimensions to be able to deliver strategic, operational and organizational innovations in the corporate world as well as the society. Also, I’m particularly ecstatic about the Student Exchange Programme at IIM Raipur through which I can have direct exposure to foreign universities.
Sagar Kothari – Bachelor of Commerce, St. Xavier’s College Kolkata
After completion of my graduation in commerce, I cleared the CA Intermediate Level Exam conducted by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.I had the desire to pursue MBA since the final year of my college and the moment I received my convert mail for IIM Raipur, it was clear that this place was to be my destination for the next 2 years. The student exchange programme, constantly improving placement record and a relatively smaller batch size were some of the factors which helped me in making my choice.
The journey so far has been an enthralling one with the co-operation and support extended by the seniors being commendable. We got the opportunity of interacting with the industry stalwarts from reputable companies who shared their experiences and provided tips and tricks about making the best of these 2 years at IIM Raipur.
Hershita Tigga- B.Com, SRCC
Having completed my graduation from Sri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), New Delhi; I secured admission at IIM Raipur. Right from the registrations to the hostel room allotment, everything went on smoothly with the help and guidance from the seniors. The International Yoga Day function was a very wonderful experience and gave us a head start about the good days to come. We were also introduced to various clubs and committees through innovative games and events where we learnt a lot about team work, time management and also got to interact and know our batch mates better. Meanwhile, we were also interacting and learning a lot from our esteemed faculties in the preparatory classes, which were a great help and gave us a steady start to our student life here. The orientation programme gave us great insights of the various aspects and sectors of the market. Both the PGP batches, celebrated ‘EID’ here at IIM Raipur as one big family where we had a lot of fun and learnt about team building and event management.
With all things in place for the new batch, IIM Raipur is once again all set to groom global leaders for the corporate world and high quality researchers for the academic world.
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