There comes a time in your life when you are confused about what you are doing. About how the effort vector is not adding up in the right direction. You might be an engineering student looking for that management flair in your life, a person lost in a job that you don't find interesting, someone looking forward to an exciting experience which also adds value to your skillset or whatnot. IIM Calcutta is the right fit for every single one of you. Want to know more about life in IIM C? Read this article to know more.
While the college is known for its excellent academics, lakes and impeccable placements the fact that is often overlooked is that Joka is fun. The life on campus is far from mundane or monotonous, it's as happening as it gets. The varied opportunities that are present across avenues from sports to cultural activities to entrepreneurship opportunities to social initiatives ensure holistic development. The diverse crowd at IIM C would mean an engineer straight out of college might be seated next to a pretty experienced lawyer or a person with a banking background. While engineers form the majority of the crowd, the skillset and aspirations of students in the college are part of a broad spectrum. Life as a Jokar is full of surprises and the initial flurry of activities will slowly make you ready to accept life for what it is, no matter what.
The campus recorded 100% placement yet again with a hassle-free process. With roles being offered across avenues every student had his shot at what interested him the most. It was after I came to the campus that I realized how wrong the myth about "MBA colleges being a placement agency" was. The whole process of placements, ranging from late-night prep sessions, mock GDs, company buddy calls, and all day long prep fairs challenge the students enough to help them develop their skillsets and personalities. The culture of not leaving anyone behind means, the whole college waits right outside the interview room while the last person is being interviewed. The after placement celebrations are one of a kind and instils a feeling of brotherhood among every student.
The sports council ensures the enthusiasm of the student community despite the presence of a hectic schedule. Right from the beginning starting with intersection sports, the momentum is set. The inter hostel sports meet - 'World War' tends to be a very memorable weekend. The specifics about these events tend to be guarded religiously for, after all, it's something one has to experience to gauge. With Sangarsh, C-XL and other tournaments lined up the sports calendar tends to be always jam-packed.
From the first fresher's party, the Badla party for seniors organised by first-year students, the exchange students come on campus to the after placement Jobbers party, Jokars celebrate their moments euphorically. The whole college comes together to create memories that people cherish. The people in college love celebrations and never miss a chance to party. Don't be surprised to see a party or two happening every other day.
Life in IIM C is one of the best experiences a person can have. It leaves you exhausted from all the grind and fun but still wanting more. And with the Kolkata sun rising pretty early in the morning, chances are, you end up seeing a lot of sunrises during your time here either finessing your report or creating memories.