IIM Shillong – Our Mayurbhanj Palace
Every campus is unique in its own way. Our campus, situated on a hill is no exemption. With clouds entering the classrooms during lectures to the versatile professors, there is always an excitement and amusement.
My campus is basically a temporary and “make-shift” classes run in the renovated Mayurbhanj palace. We are a family of odd 360 PGP students who are officially called participants while the faculty are called facilitators. Our motto is to promote sustainability and we had late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam taking few of the lectures of sustainability.
The batch strength I feel makes our campus unique. There is sustainability, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam’s legacy, diversity but the bond between the batches is something which each and everyone cherishes here. We know each and every student here not just by their names but by their nature. The way both the batches work hard each day to convert all the negatives of the campus into positives is worth an experience. With no rooms locked at any point of the time to every wingmates staying up to ensure smooth Video SOP for a company, we share a lot more than just friendship. No student has ever stayed in the hospital alone in Shillong; that’s the extent we are ready to go for our batchmates.
The fact we have a small campus helps us in getting united for every small occasion. The whole batch comes down to celebrate batchmate’s birthday or placements which is something to be experienced and can’t be expressed in words. In one year we have grown a lot from being an amateur professional to someone valuing time and professionalism like never before. And this unique bond between the students has played a huge part in it.
IIM Shillong is unique in many ways but the bond I talked about surpasses all others.
Which ABG company would you want to work for and why?
I would like to work for Aditya Birla Retail Limited. This is a market with intense competition and I thrive more in such challenging situations. With my recent internship experience in marketing and sales, I feel that it would give me the perfect opportunity to kickstart my career in the same field. Retail has always fascinated me, the way every smallest detail is been taken care of for customer satisfaction attracted me. Hence I would like to work for AB Retail Limited which I think would be a mutually beneficial relationship in the long run.
PGP 2nd Year