An Architect Amongst Engineers And Accountants – MDI
When I first stepped into MDI, I was scared. I am the only architect in a place filled with engineers and accountants. To me this culture is new, and I was afraid I would not be able to fit in. Fast forward to induction week. All of us were excited to be at one of the most prestigious B-Schools in the country and were in a celebratory mood. But MDI had a different plan for us. The induction schedule was so hectic, most of us were sleep deprived in the first week itself. That was when I realized this place was no different from my graduation from college and I would fit right in. This is a place that demands hard work at odd hours, that expects results without fail, that pushes your limits and tests your dedication at every step of the way. This is the place that would change you. This is a place that would make you who you want to be. This is the place where dreams come true. This is the place where friendships are made. This is the place that you would never forget. This is the place that you would always want to come back to. It’s warm, it’s welcoming, it’s encouraging, it’s enthusiastic, it’s passionate, it’s inclusive, and it’s all accepting. In such a short span of time, MDI has become family. It’s a happening place both inside and outside the classroom. And learning is an integral part of a student’s life here. There are plenty of opportunities to explore outside academics, and even though it takes a toll on you sometimes, I can’t help but love every bit of it.
Amongst Aditya Birla Group companies, I would like to be a part of Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd. It is one of the fastest growing lifestyle apparel retail destinations in India and the custodian of several icons, including the top four fashion brands of India – Louis Philippe, Van Heusen, Allen Solly and Peter England, each of which clocked MRP sales in the vicinity of INR 1,000 crore. The company is constantly innovating designs, concepts and products by infusing the latest trends in fashion and clothing styles, and has a repertoire of lifestyle brands to cater to every consumer’s needs across multiple occasions. It is one of the most prestigious brands to be associated with, and if given the opportunity, I would be honoured to be a part of Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd.