In The Lap Of Mother Nature – The IIM Sirmaur Campus
IIM Sirmaur, better known as The Himalayan IIM is functioning from city Paonta Sahib located in the Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh. Similar to what everyone expects from Himachal Pradesh, place has beautiful landscapes, mountains and a greenery which seems to end nowhere.
IIM Sirmaur is nestled in the foothills of The Great Himalayas, the location is pretty picturesque and the weather here is too good till date since I have joined. The view from my window is what I see daily but never fails to amaze me as. Even we have the river Yamuna(which I can see from my window) is at a walking distance of just five minutes from the campus. Our temporary campus is shared to us by the Himachal Institute of technology the 210 acres of land have every kind of sports facility.
As MBAs or MBA aspirants you must be knowing that MBA course is too rigorous and demands lots of hard work and efforts but how about living at place which if not ease the burden then at least can give you the environmental advantage where you won’t feel exhausted.
We are the first IIM to be headed by a woman director. Our Director Prof.(Dr.) Neelu Rohmetra even got awarded by the Honourable President of India in the Rhastrapati Bhawan. We are the only third generation IIM to have an International Immersion Program for the whole batch. We also have tie-ups with some of the best colleges like SDA Bocconi, Milan. This international immersion program is a great learning program to learn management with a perspective of different culture which makes us aware of how international business works.
Though we were nineteenth in the list by date of functioning out of twenty IIMs, we have marked our presence in the country and are ranked well above the third generation IIMs and with the constant efforts of the faculty and students here it will only rise and will prove its self-efficacy to the corporate world.
Again I would like to mention about the location that it feels good to be in the lap of mother nature. Though our campus is temporary, but the campus have all state of art facilities and because of that it didn’t seem to be temporary. The construction of the new campus will be starting soon. Being in a place like Himachal Pradesh, considering the wants of students we even have a travelling club “Safarnama” at IIM Sirmaur for all the travel freaks in the house.
Located in a town, we also have an added opportunity to understand the management from a different perspective which all famous B-schools missed and also not having party destinations is an add-on as lesser the distractions more the learning. IIM Sirmaur being located in the industrial belt of Paonta Sahib gives us enormous opportunities to make the best out of it. So, to connect with the cement industry, pharmaceutical industry and many more this is the best place.
Which ABG Company would I want to work for and why?
I want Aditya Birla Retail Limited to come to my campus as it is an FMCG giant and has grown much since its inception. It is also the first ever Indian food and grocery retailer to receive the FSMS (Food Safety Management System) certification. The company received this certification for ensuring that the manufacturing, storage, distribution and sale of food adheres to the highest quality standards. ABRL’s Re-Processing Centres are also FSMS certified.
Also, the four pillar concept of ABG for employee satisfaction is great as it includes rewards and recognition, learning and development and career enhancement.
– Mayank Drolia
Batch of 2018-20