IIM Trichy – The Beginning Of A Unique Journey
IIM Trichy offers students a unique experience of two years that is almost unparalleled in India. One of the best things about IIMT is the academic rigor that we experience during our time here. Courses are designed in a manner that demands active participation from students in the classroom. It is also expected that we prepare for the class beforehand in order to cover a larger breadth of the subject in class. Faculty play a crucial role as facilitators, encouraging us to bring forth our points and draw upon our past experiences, teaching us how to link and make connections from our past experience to the various facets of management in the process.
The faculty themselves also make IIM Trichy special. With 37 full time faculty, the faculty-student ratio is one of the best at the B-schools in India and we interact with faculty regularly outside the classroom. They are not only our teachers, but also highly approachable as mentors and are willing to discuss anything under the sun. They also advise us in terms of our careers and how to plan ahead from a long-term perspective. With such invaluable advice being provided on a daily basis, the faculty are one of the unique pillars of the institute.
Through my experience as part of the Media Relations Committee and particularly as Secretary for the past few months, I have had the opportunity to view IIMT through a unique lens. The committee members work closely with the Chairperson, Media Relations and the administration to showcase the various facets of the institute and highlight the achievements of the students, faculty and the institute and the industry interactions that take place. In the process, members of the committee are also exposed to a professional environment within the institute and refine their professional skills while studying at the same time. At the same time, we also interact with press and apply our academic takeaways while using social media to promote IIM Trichy. This provides a unique learning curve to such members.
Last but not the least, the institute provides an opportunity to interact with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences. We don’t just interact with PGP students, some of the FPM scholars turn out to be our best friends and this creates deep bonds, making the IIM Trichy community a family, truly. Seniors who have graduated, now alumni are always keen to stay up to date with the latest happenings in the institute and they are warmly welcomed whenever they visit. They are always glad to share their experiences with the IIM Trichy family and interact with the current batches.
Halfway through my MBA, I can safely say that IIM Trichy is a unique starting point for a two year journey that stays with us for a lifetime.
Which ABG company would you want to work for and why?
The Aditya Birla Company that I want to work for is Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Limited (ABFRL). I believe that these are industries where there will be plenty of growth in the future and the opportunities are immense. Van Heusen is one of my favourite apparel brands and the success story of Pantaloons is highly inspiring. All of this leads me to believe that being a part of ABFRL will provide me with a unique opportunity to kick start my career in management.
– This article is written by Arun A – Class of 2019