Bajaj – The Place Where I Got My Independence

15th August is the day when India won independence, but for me this is the day last year when I had visited the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies for the first time. Prior to confirming my admission, the next day, I wanted to examine this Institute before I took admission. Being a Mumbaikar I had heard people go gaga about this Institute, the best Institute with the finest crowd and I was getting a chance to be a part of this prestigious institute. As I sat in the train all eager to reach this place I day dreamt about how I would be heading a company one day.

They call this Institute a CEO factory and there it was right in front of me the red old building. I went in and the place was swarming with students. It was a public holiday but that didn’t stop neither the students nor the teachers from being there. Everyone was in a hustle bustle, running around. I wandered around and didn’t find the place to be comforting, the walls had cracks, the paints were peeling off. And suddenly I was wondering how this would be the best place to study. So, I got hold of a few students and spoke to them about this Institute rather I bombarded them with questions, and they all seemed happy with the college. No complaints at all! So, I went ahead and took admission.

And then I started to attend lectures, day by day we were getting grilled with loads of assignments, back to back lectures and classes at odd hours. But surprisingly it never got boring, then I knew why no one complained, the college has the most eminent faculty members. Guest lectures directly from the industry, with tons and tons of experience to share, experiences which were fresh and the hot talk of the town. In everything there was so much to learn, so much to experience that it left me hungry for more. The questions which creeped up in the morning after reading the newspaper were all answered by the end of the day. And that is when I realised, it is not the building, the location or the infrastructure that makes a place worthy enough to be called the best institute but it’s simply the people that make the institute the worth it is. Because without its people this place is just an old rustic building!

If Given an opportunity I would like to join Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited because I want to be part of a company with deals with commodity which form the part and parcel of daily life.

JBIMS Placement Committee

JBIMS was established in 1965 by the University of Mumbai in collaboration with the Stanford Graduate School of Business. JBIMS is considered to be unique in management education as it is firmly rooted in the local soil and capable of articulating the Indian ethos. In the contemporary era, when globalization and liberalization are the buzz words, the institute has (without disturbing the said roots) ordered itself to meet the emerging challenges, sentiments and opportunities that are coming with the new economic order.