IIM Visakhapatnam: Study Amidst The Beaches And The Hills
“Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a TRAIL.” – Emerson
I have always believed in making one’s own mark. IIM Visakhapatnam gives me this opportunity to cast a stone through the waters and create the ripples of change. It is one of the 6 new IIMs which were established in the year of 2015 and is also called one of the “Baby IIMs”. Being a new IIM, IIMV is an ocean of opportunities. Here is the opportunity and flexibility to reshape the culture the way you want, while at old IIMs almost everything has been set and only incremental changes happen and that too not so frequently. At IIMV you are constantly evolving at a rapid pace.
In spite of being in existence for just 3-4 years, it is ranked among the top MBA institutes in India. The location of the campus has also given it many advantages. Visakhapatnam is the largest city and the financial capital of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The city is the administrative headquarters of Visakhapatnam district and the Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy.
The city of Visakhapatnam is blessed both economically and geographically. Its geographical location is amidst the Eastern Ghats and the coast of the Bay of Bengal. I have visited places from the hills of Jammu to the beaches in South India. Both of them teach different things. The sea, with its daunting width and depth, simply stands for life itself. It may be quite calm, but it becomes raging and even deadly in an instant, with the waves representing the sudden obstacles life throws our way. It teaches us how to bring a change in ourselves in times of need. Whereas, the hills symbolize patience and determination. They teach us how to keep calm and stand our ground in times of adversities.
The city is home to the oldest shipyard and the only natural harbour on the east coast of India. The students of IIMV have an opportunity to learn and grow in a city bounded with long and never-ending beach stretches on one side and undulating green hills on the other which has a great history and economic advantages.
Which ABG company would you want to work for and why?
I would like to work for Aditya Birla Fashion & Retail Ltd. In the Indian market, where the market was dominated by the international brands, the ABG group has made a name for themselves. One such ABG brand is Allen Solly. Allen Solly is a brand that transformed the dressing lifestyles of Indian officials. Allen Solly was the modernizer in bringing the semi-formal revolt to the Indian market. It also has made a mark in the area of Women Formals, where many other brands have failed to do so. The brand has progressed swiftly in the past years, becoming one of the fastest growing brands in India. This is due to its new ideas like the idea of “Friday Dressing” and “My World, My Way” in marketing and promotional strategy. I would love to be a part of this team as I was always interested in this domain.