I wanted to study in the best B-school
Igraduated in mechanical engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, and then worked as an Operations Officer with Indian Oil Corporation Limited for two years before deciding to hang up my boots and pursue my postgraduation in management at IIM-Kozhikode. What followed my decision was the long, and at times taxing, process of preparing for the CAT and then the GDs and PIs. But the entire journey seemed meaningful soon after I was admitted to IIM-K. I still hold in my mind a vivid picture of my first glimpse of the IIM-K campus. What awed me was not just the size but also the natural beauty all around.
The challenges I felt at the beginning included getting used to the rigour of being in one of India’s premier B-schools, where one needs to be the best to compete with the best, and making the transition from an office space to a classroom. It seemed a bit difficult at the start, but I gradually immersed myself in the role of a student again. Soon, I was enjoying the ecstasy of learning and the joys of student life all over again. Slowly, I got accustomed to the way of life here, which grooms an individual not just for the present but also for the distant future, and makes him able to stand up as an individual with the skill set required to survive in a competitive world. My journey at
IIM-K has been a fruitful one to say the least. With the extent of peer learning that is unparalleled, and an excellent faculty to guide, the amount of learning that one absorbs here is incomparable. You have to live it to know what it is all about.