3 Things That Make IIM Udaipur Unique – Omkar Methavade
I’m a PGP 2017-19 student at IIMU. My journey with IIMU started when I got a call letter from the college in May 2017. I got added to the convert group and then attended the city meet in Pune. After doing my analysis, I decided to join IIMU over all other new IIMs. Within a span of a few days, I got connected to IIMU so much that now I can’t imagine that this journey of being on the campus is only for two years.
In the last year, I figured out what made this place so special to me, and I feel that the following things are what makes this campus unique:
- People – Community
IIMU Community – When I say community, I mean everyone who is associated with IIMU in any way. It includes fellow students from all the programs and all the batches, faculty (old and current – including visiting), administration and non-teaching staff, hospitality management people, etc. We are like one big family, and everyone has their responsibilities towards the institute and have some attachment to the college. Here we don’t consider anyone to be inferior or superior. For us, everyone is unique and special. Diversity on the campus leads our learnings on this 2-year journey. Each one brings a different aspect to the table making learning more evolved and enjoyable.
The Culture – When I entered the college in June 2017, it was a huge construction site with no gate and scrap everywhere. But that was just the first thing I saw here. As soon as I started with the program, I got to know what IIMU stands for, its core values, mission, and vision. College’s existing environment and stakeholders helped us to integrate these values in ourselves. Another highlight is the events on campus. Life at IIMU is full of enthusiasm and contains different dimensions to itself. Starting from academic activities to co-curricular, and extra-curricular activities. Here, every day you will find some or the other activity being conducted by the students who are a part of the various committees/clubs/SIGs or administration.
The Location – In our fun conversations, we refer to our campus as a resort and not an academic institute. I can say with 100% conviction that we have one of the best campuses under development in the country. We have a 300+ acre campus in the Aravalli hills located on the outskirts of Udaipur city. Construction work is nearing its completion, and things on the campus are getting in shape.
If you haven’t visited us, please plan to do so, and you will be mesmerized by seeing the beauty of the campus and the uniqueness of the people.
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