IIM Shillong – The Abode Of Clouds

Far far away from the mainland, there lies a beautiful place, into the mountains and the forests that thrives in between the valleys of river Brahmaputra and river Surma. Even the mainland lies at the farthest corners, to the North Eastern territories of the county – India. The place which is the capital city of “The Abode of Clouds” and commonly known as The Scotland of The East, is the city of Shillong. Within this beautiful, green city lies the evergreen campus of the 7th IIM of the country – IIM Shillong. The college, IIM Shillong, which I’m a PGP participant of since 2017, is popular for its umpteen unique programmes and initiatives, not to mention about its unique sustainability programme which runs for an entire week as the foundation courses on sustainability, there exists countless other uniqueness associated with the institute and its pedagogy. Among all those unique programmes, one which I believe excites me the most and touches my soul is the IIM Shillong Annual Golf Cup. The 10th Season of IIM Shillong Annual Flagship Event, The Golf Cup commenced on 11th of November 2017. Traditionally, the event is inaugurated on Day One with a ceremonial ‘putt’. The inaugural this year was done in presence of Dr. Amitabha De, the director of IIM Shillong and Mr. Shishir Bajoria, the chairman of IIM Shillong. The event witnessed participation of more than 140 golfers, which reflects the gravity and the prominence of the event. What I found astounding was that the golfers were not just from the North Eastern states of the country but were even from the farthest regions of the country. The kind of participation reflected in itself about the seriousness and the significance that the event plays in the lives of the participant golfers. The event is an epitome of the quality that the institute is capable of delivering to not only the county but to the entire world. The event witnessed participation from corporate golfers, that helped in creating an amiable environment for interaction between the corporates and the students. Being a part of the design team of the 10th Season of IIM Shillong Annual Golf Cup, I consider myself fortunate to know about the nitty-gritty of the event. Since I was aware of the names and the background of the corporate golfers participating in the event, I was well prepared to have a relevant conversation with them. What I found to be strikingly impressive is that the interactive sessions in the leisurely settings of the Gleneagles Of The East really adds value to the students, providing them with crucial insights regarding the corporate world. The peaceful green environment of the location leaves beautiful memories relating to the beauty of the entire three days experience. The event was earlier decided as a two day event but was late stretched to three days. The event was organized side by side with Khlurthma, the Annual Fest of IIM Shillong, that witnesses participation from all premier B-Schools across India for various competitions. The 10th season of the Golf Cup ended successfully with the winners being felicitated by the chief guests during the evening dinner at the Meghalaya State convention Centre. The heart-throbbing experience at the event is something that I’m sure will always remain bright and clear in the mind of all the participants.

Which ABG company would you want to work for and why?

Having previously worked at Grasim Industries, Aditya Birla Group, as an engineer, I believe it is very easy for me to decide upon the ABG company I would be willing to work for in future. I remember the day I secured campus placement at Grasim Industries from Maulana Azad NIT Bhopal, was the happiest day of my life. I still consider myself fortunate that I was being able to be a part of such a wonderful journey at one of the companies of Aditya Birla Group. I had the aim of working for Hindalco Industries and I still pursue the urge to be a part of the same. There is hardly any rationale behind the aim, to be honest, and is more of a mix of logical and emotional connect, as it was always a dream of mine to work as an engineer in one of the largest and most popular industry leaders in the field of engineering and manufacturing, as a student. Hindalco is one of the world’s largest aluminum rolling companies and is one of the biggest producers of primary aluminum in Asia. Also, the company looked quite attractive to me when I saw the news and advertisements in newspapers or on the television. All these reasons urged me to invest in the equity shares of the same company, Hindalco Industries, which witnessed exponential growth in the equity market in the past few years. The more I researched about the company, the more I wanted to work in it for its flourishing growth strong career prospects. Though, after working at Grasim Industries, I would be absolutely satisfied working for any of the ABG companies, but if I had to choose one, I believe it would be Hindalco Industries.


Aditya Ray

PGP 2nd Year

IIM Shillong

IIM Shillong Placement Committee

Placement Committee of IIM Shillong