IIM Shillong – Learning In The Lap Of Mother Nature

IIM Shillong, the abode in clouds which is my campus from a year past and for a year to go is unique in its location in the virgin hills of the north east with resplendent greenery on all sides giving an aura of peace and a connect with nature providing a serene atmosphere as if learning in the lap of mother nature herself. It is not only the campus but the locality itself which shows these rare social scenarios where the calmness in the social fabric of the community is slow and peaceful quite different from the scenarios from the cities and towns the students hail from giving a pleasant experience and atmosphere to build up oneself.

The location of the college on the slopes of the East Khasi Hills gives it a beautiful elevation and a wonderful view of the valleys surrounding it. The climate is so serene mostly covered with clouds and the frequent rainfall, a typically routine climate for Shillong, and the occasional rays of sun through the cloud cover, the beautiful sunrises, and the sunsets, and the plentiful waterfalls in the valleys surrounding the campus gives it the position of sanctum sanctorum and whiff of breeze to get you refreshed and be back on our time chasing schedule, forgetting all the tiredness we feel up to the point.

The local Khasi people are so welcoming that we feel right at home, not only the faculty, administration and the people related to college, but we feel like we are a part of this city from the very first day which helps us a lot in coping and getting accustomed to the rigors of the college and the parents go back worry-free knowing that they have left their wards in safe hands.

The climate of the place for most of the year the temperatures are hovering at pleasant 16-22 degree centigrade providing a pleasant atmosphere for people to study without any discomfort except for the peak winter months of December and January when the temperatures go up to zero degrees bringing out the heaters in the rooms for warmth while the wards continue with their daily routines getting themselves ready for the life ahead. And this natural beauty and healthy ambiance is a rarity in itself in the present world and more so for the sake of education thereby making the institute stand out from the rest in this regard.

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

    I would like to work for the Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd. (ABFRL) as it suits my fascination towards the retail apparel market and the work that goes behind the screen striving to provide a customized and appealing experience for each and every individual consumer. I being an avid shopper still remember the days when I go around with my mom for a whole day and still do not find an appealing shirt or trouser or a combination and return home thinking I might find them the next time we go shopping again until then relishing my experience, thinking about improvements in how the shopkeepers or staff dealt with me as a customer and how it could have been better.


Vishal Raju

PGP 2nd Year

IIM Shillong

IIM Shillong Placement Committee

Placement Committee of IIM Shillong