IIM Shillong – A Mesmerizing Experience

I was always mesmerized by the fact about business schools that you enter as a different individual and come out as a completely different individual, one who is well trained to face the nuances of the corporate world.

My journey of this awaited transformation began with IIM Shillong, the institution regarded as the campus in the clouds, situated in the Scotland of East. The reality of experiencing the vibration surrounding the college was enthralling. It has been almost a month being a part of IIM Shillong, and I consider myself privileged to be a part of this family and culture.

Experiencing the culture at IIM Shillong has itself been a life changing phase of my life, and for all of us who have just started our journey. The days and night have been full of new learning experiences, especially by unlearning the learned concepts, and getting to know all together a new perspective of thinking and dealing with situations.

The introduction to the module of sustainability at the very outset was something to be pondered, and the sustainability trek post the module certainly shall be cherished forever. It was certainly more than just an outing but made us realise the importance of sustainability and why it is the high time we start caring for the greater good. It instantly made us connect with the bliss the environment around us was offering.  This is undoubtedly what makes our campus unique by creating a perfect blend for managing rigour as well as creating a conscience for our environment, thus setting the stage for the creation of core values for a sustainable manager, the ones who will be the leaders of tomorrow.

The vibrant culture in the college, the unique efforts of instilling a sense of belongingness among the batch clearly sets it apart from its competition. The student driven stature in college, which is so professionally managed, is itself an inspiration to be sought after.

Another aspect which makes our experience at IIM Shillong unique is the positive externalities it brings with the rich batch diversity.  The propaganda of peer learning perfectly complements the very aspect of promoting diversity. In a comparatively smaller batch, the component of diversity sets the right platform for broadening our horizon, which is a prerequisite for being a competent manager.

Celebrating the ideas of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Sir, IIM Shillong makes endeavours to make this place a better one for all, and bridge the differences in society by taking various social initiatives. The efforts include involving the society and neighbourhood for their betterment and for the greater good.

Being unique should not be a choice, and IIM Shillong proves it time and time again. Learning and growing with each passing day is the motto, and shall always be.

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

I would like to be the part of the family of ABG Capital Limited: Where dreams turn into vision and vision turns into reality. I would like to be part of equity research team of ABG Capital as finance and investment have always been my area of interest. Given the knowledge of the domain, and getting associated with such a group will add value on my knowledge and would be of great learning experience. Considering the emphasis the company puts on employee development, which is in synchronisation with the company goals, it would be the right platform to start my corporate career.


Kishan Kadmawala

PGP 1st Year

IIM Shillong

IIM Shillong Placement Committee

Placement Committee of IIM Shillong