Gaurav Jain, a first year PGDM student at IIM Shillong, has been awarded the Aditya Birla Scholarship. He is the fourth student of IIM Shillong to receive the prestigious scholarship following the footsteps of Nikesh Patra (2011), Vaibhav Annam (2012) and Apurva Jain (2013). This year, three students were shortlisted from IIM Shillong for the event – of which Gaurav Jain finally won the scholarship. Says an elated Gaurav, “I am extremely happy to have made my institute proud. It was a great opportunity for me and I am glad that I converted this opportunity to fruition. Interacting with the corporates and students from other IIMs and B-schools was a great learning experience.”
The 16th Aditya Birla Group Scholarships program was held at ITC Grand in Mumbai from September 19, 2014 to September 21, 2014. Only the top 20 students from IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIM Lucknow, IIM Shillong, IIM Indore, IIM Kozhikode and XLRI Jamshedpur were eligible to apply for the program. These students had to submit a write up of their academic and extra-curricular achievements following which some of them were shortlisted for the final interview round at Mumbai. The program witnessed 31 students from these premier B Schools making it to the interview round. Finally, after a rigorous process, a total of 15 students were bestowed with the award. Apart from the scholarship these students also get an opportunity to work with Aditya Birla Group in their summer internship program.
Aditya Birla Group Scholarship program was founded in 1999 to provide an excellent opportunity for the students to learn by networking with top executives of the country's first truly global conglomerate. IIM Shillong, in its short span of existence has carved its niche in the arena of management education by winning the esteemed Aditya Birla Scholarship for the fourth time in a row.
IIM Shillong, established in 2008 is the seventh IIM to be set up in the country and has quickly grown as one of the premier B-schools in the country. It focusses on grooming diligent and honest young managers with a sense of responsibility towards society and the environment.