Why I Left IIM Udaipur For IIM Visakhapatnam

If you go with the tide, you won’t end up where you want to go. Sometimes you have to swim against the tides to get to an important destination. It may not be popular or safe, but it will definitely show you the new possibilities, which people thought were impossible.

Everyone thought I lost my mind when I choose IIM Visakhapatnam over IIM Udaipur and other new IIMs. But I assure you, it was a well thought and calculated decision after days of research. After researching the possibilities, I realized that IIM Udaipur is like a treasury bond or a fixed deposit which will definitely give you a safe return. But IIM Visakhapatanam is an underrated equity which is about to shoot high into the sky. I realized that taking a calculated risk and joining IIM Visakhapatnam will give me more possible success than going with the tide.

The value of an IIM depends mainly on two things. One, the quality of education. Two, The way they are branding the IIM. Coming to the quality of education, IIM Visakhapatanam gets more points than IIM Raipur, IIM Udaipur or any other new IIMs as IIM Banglore provides faculty for IIM Visakhapatnam who are some of the best in their fields. Even the recruited faculty at IIM Vizag are carefully evaluated to match the standards of IIM Banglore. Coming to the branding, The sunrise IIM gets more points than IIM Udaipur. The college sponsored international Immersion program, Harvard Business School modeled classrooms, the case study based learning methodology all give an edge over many other new IIMs.

The International Immersion program which is unique in all the IIMs and one of its kind is an international business tour where students need to select a country to visit for around a week to meet with top business executives of different companies in that country and understand how the business is operated in those countries. Entire expenditure is borne by IIM Visakhapatanam.

The strategic location of IIM Visakhapatnam being in the financial capital of new Andhra state and the proximity to Hyderabad, Banglore, and Chennai gives a number of possibilities for development and outreach. The city is a breeding ground for a number of startups with vast availabilities of resources like Sunrise Startup Village, a digital incubator etc. The city is one of the cleanest cities in India and most beautiful city to live in.

Last but not the least, the cultural influence off IIM Banglore provides a hygienic environment to shape some of the brilliant minds the world is going to see from IIM Visakhapatanam.

Which ABG company I want to join and why?

The Aditya Birla Group company which I want to work for is Aditya Birla Retail Limited. The possibility of organized retail market growth in India is huge due to the huge consumer base starting to incline towards branded organized stores rather than unorganized retail units. The art of providing satisfactory discounts to customers in some products and making nominal profits in that products along with making very good profits in all other products is the magic recipe for maintaining a healthy financial status of the company and making profits for shareholders. I love to be part of an exciting journey in retail organized business with Aditya Birla Retail with disruptive strategies and giving foremost importance to customer satisfaction.

Placecom IIM Visakhapatnam

Placement Committee, Indian Institute of Management Visakhapatnam