IIM Trichy – The Shining Star
“To become ‘unique,’ the challenge is to fight the hardest battle which anyone can imagine until you reach your destination.” – A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Probably the quote above by Dr. Kalam sums up why IIM Trichy is unique in its own way. The challenge to fight the hardest battle is evident from the fact that IIM Trichy is on its way to be one of the best B-Schools of the country and get closer to the Director’s dream of being among the top 5 IIMs. IIM Trichy has been ranked 13th (1st among the 14 new IIMs) and 15th (2nd among the 14 new IIMs) in 2017 and 2018 respectively among all B-Schools in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) which falls under the purview of the Ministry of Human Resource Development under the Government of India. We also received the “Top Institute of India” award by Competition Success Review on 22nd April 2018.
Even though we are a seven-year-old institution, the institute achieves a 100% placement record both during summers and finals with over 100 companies visiting the campus. On a comparison basis, IIM Trichy has the best placements among all the 14 New IIMs and even a few famous and well established private B-Schools. This shows the belief and faith the industry has on us and the kind of students who are a part of the institute.
We have a fully functional state-of-the-art campus spread over 175 acres. It will be the first among all the IIMs to have a 2MW solar power plant to manage all its energy requirements. The Learning Resource Centre is the centrepiece of the Institute’s architecture. We are probably the only IIM with an LRC so wonderful in terms of both size and architecture. All students are provided with single occupancy AC rooms fitted with all the amenities a student might need.
All students also have to take part in a “Make a Difference” project wherein they have to identify problems/issues in the society which require improvement and work in groups to bring about positive changes to fix that problem. On-field activities are taken and the institute provides all kinds of support to make the projects successful. Students have successfully provided basic education facilities to many children who didn’t have access to books etc, some have solved issues regarding sanitation, health facilities in the areas. Some students even partner up with NGOs (like Payir) to bring about changes to the society.
IIM Trichy also conducts its very own “International Week” in the month of December. It started off in 2017 where faculties from Europe, US, Singapore had come down to IIM Trichy to teach students about subjects in which they showed interest. It was a great opportunity for all the students and was a unique event conducted by an institute.
Apart from all the above, IIM Trichy is the first IIM to be a part of the globally renowned CFA Institute University Recognition Programme and through which scholarships are offered to a fixed number of students every year to take up the CFA Programme.
Our students have won the CFA Research Challenge 3 times in the last 4 years. We have been finalists in the Credit Research Challenge 2017-18 organized by AIWMI and NISM. We secured the first rank in the L&T OutThink case study competition in 2017. Our college is the only second-generation IIM to host Godrej LOUD in the campus. We are also in the list of institutions for competitions such as Mahindra War Room, L’Oréal Brandstorm and many more. Apart from these, we have consistently won several competitions over the last few years and still continue with the legacy.
Finally, apart from the academics, we are culturally extremely active. This year in Dhruva – the flagship Business-Cultural Fest of the institute saw Sunburn visiting the campus featuring Siana Catherine and Basshunk. Apart from this, all the festivals are celebrated throughout the year in the campus. We have an amazing cultural and gender diversity in the batch too with students from all over India being a part of the institute. In the 2018-20 batch, we have almost a hundred girls out of the total batch strength of 180. This shows that IIM Trichy puts a lot of focus on maintaining the gender diversity of the batch.
These are a few of the things that make IIM Trichy special and unique. There are many more things of course and as a student of this prestigious institute I feel honoured and lucky to be a part of all these. IIM Trichy is an experience that is one-of-its-kind and can only be felt by being a part of it.
Which ABG company would you want to work for and why?
I would love to work for Aditya Birla Capital. I have had a knack for finance. I have worked with the State Bank of India previously. At IIM Trichy, I am working on a live-project by ULJK Financial Services Limited as an Equity Research Analyst. I interned at the Royal Bank of Scotland – Natwest Markets where I worked on the publication of custom indices. Currently, I am pursuing my major in Finance. Hence, I believe my experience, skillsets and a knack for finance is a perfect fit for ABC.
This article is written by Gaurab Mandal – Class of 2019