IIM Shillong – A Different Phase In Life

IIM in itself is a different phase of life. And getting into such an institute is like a dream come true, not only for me but for many. Being a student-driven campus it gives you a plethora of opportunities to push your limits and develop to the extent possible. Right from allotting your hostels to deciding your meals to placing you in your dream corporates, everything is done by your peers. This makes it utmost special. There is a family here far from your family.

IIM Shillong was always a go to campus for me. Apart from being Scotland of the east, it gives many opportunities for self-development. Before I came here, I was not much aware of the platform the college would provide me for becoming a better person. The clubs and committees are active enough to keep you up with the pace of real-world developments. The events and conclaves organised by various clubs and committees give you chance to discuss on the trending topics with dignitaries from the corporate world. Apart from this things, IIM Shillong is known for its mandatory course on sustainability. After coming here, I realised that they just don’t teach sustainability, but they practise it. And that is not only limited to the campus, it goes to the local community also. Being future managers leading the world, sustainability is a prominent issue faced by the world, which needs to be addressed. IIM Shillong helps in creating a responsible manager considering the importance of nature.

One more unique thing about IIM Shillong is the diversity it has in its batch. Quoting a Muslim phrase “A lot of different flowers make a bouquet”. Being from a commerce background I need not worry about how differentiation and integration works, because I have peers with a specialisation in mathematics. The same goes with them, as we would help them in understanding how books of accounts are maintained or how an economic theory works. So by working collectively, we raise our standards individually. The domain diversity really amazed me in IIM Shillong. I have friends with specialisation in automobiles, civil engineering, food technology, mechanical, economics, finance and accounts, marketing, computer science, ocean engineering and many more. Let’s not stop here, in addition to domain diversity IIM Shillong also provides the platform to interact with people from
different cultural background. Geographical diversity also prevails. Being from Gujarat, I get a chance to know the culture of a guy from Jammu, Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Maharashtra ad many more states. To give a special mention, our peers are from Port Blair and Diu-Daman also. So that creates a beautiful bouquet.

So this is my experience till now in IIM Shillong. I strongly believe that it would develop me to the best extent.

Aditya Birla Group

Further if I am given a chance to choose one company from Aditya Birla Group, I would wish to do an internship with AB Capital. Being a qualified Chartered Accountant, I wish to specialize in finance and create my future in it. AB capital, given wide range of services in insurance, investments, advisory and finance sector is the best opportunity I can get. I wish to work in investment arm of it, and to be more specific in investments in stocks and security division. The other added benefit is AB brand value also.

Tejas Panchal

PGP 1st Year

IIM Shillong

IIM Shillong Placement Committee

Placement Committee of IIM Shillong