“Shillong” which means "The Abode of Clouds" is the Scotland of the east, it is a hill station in the northeastern part of India and the capital of Meghalaya. True to its meaning, Shillong hosts IIM Shillong campus, the “Campus in clouds”. The institute houses students from different states and different nationalities, from different walks of life, with varied origins, bringing up different experiences under the same umbrella. Being in Shillong makes each student so close to nature, that every time you walk inside the campus, it feels like you are walking with the clouds, they are your partner. If you are in IIM Shillong campus, you are always close to your partner, and from time to time your partner will come to pay you a visit where you both are far away from the bustle of Metro cities.
The campus itself is like a small township. It is well planned and has all the amenities that one might need during the two-year journey. The USP of IIM Shillong, in addition to its serene location, is the student-driven culture of this college, fostering a sense of independence, responsibility and decision-making amongst young students. Students plan most of the activities on this campus, and it comes as no surprise that they become successful leaders in the corporate in the future. Apart from this, there is a healthy interaction between the seniors and juniors facilitating knowledge transfer and memorable experience in the campus.
It is this two-year journey here, that transforms students from graduates into leaders with global outlook grounded in Indian values and make them future ready.
IIM Shillong believes it is important to look beyond the traditional course and as a result, it also offers a course in sustainability and business which was very close to late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam heart. IIM Shillong still holds its position and undoubtedly is a leader in this. It had taken a lot of steps to make the difference in the world through focusing on sustainability at the time when people were not conscious of climate change.
Which ABG company would you want to work for and why?
I would like to work for Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd. ABFRL is India’s No 1. Fashion Lifestyle entity. It comprises of top brands like Louis Philippe, Van Heusen, Allen Solly, Peter England, Pantaloons, etc. under its belt. It would be a great experience and learning opportunity to work for such a brand.
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