What Made Me Select IIM Raipur Over Other B-Schools | Agam Sehdev
A good college not only paves the way for a great career ahead but also helps shape a person’s character. And when it comes to choosing a B school, its a whole different level. In the age of Analytics and Big Data, while it should have been easier to narrow down the final choice, it is actually opposite now! The task of choosing a B school has become even more difficult today because there is no standard parameter or universally acceptable criteria. So what made me select Indian Institute of Management – Raipur over the B schools that I had the option to get in?
1.International Accreditation: IIM Raipur is the associate member of AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and getting such an accreditation means that international processes are followed which makes a B school visible at a global platform.
2.National Ranking: IIM Raipur has been ranked among top 20 B schools by almost all the leading B school magazines and has been ranked 21st in the latest NIRF management schools ranking.
3.Strong International Collaborations: IIM Raipur is known for its strong collaborations with international B schools that are among the top in the world. IESEG School of Management, CENTRUM Católica Graduate Business School, Asian Institute of Management and many others have collaborated and shown faith in the standard followed by IIM Raipur. Every year a large number of students go for Foreign Exchange Program to these business schools which helps them in getting future ready for global positions.
4.Location Advantage: The campus is located at hardly 30 minutes drive from Swami Vivekananda Airport and frequent flights to cities like Mumbai, Bengaluru, Delhi makes it easy to host guest lectures and corporate events. And the city – Raipur itself is very beautiful. Covered with greenery and great infrastructure facilities, it gives a feeling of a well-developed hill station. Naya Raipur – one of the biggest smart city in Asia adds a feather in the cap as well.
5. Focus on Diversity: IIM Raipur believes that a diversified batch brings in ideas and thoughts from different horizons which helps every individual in overall development. A batch of 210 brings in students from backgrounds like Commerce, Arts, Engineering, Medical and professionals from industries like IT, Pharmacy, Finance etc.
After considering these parameters, I did an in-depth analysis of my goals as well. Having a dream and aim to make a successful career in Strategy Consulting, the faculty and the specialization provided by the college in this domain in second to none. Though placements should not be a sole criterion for selecting a B school it plays an important role as well. And with companies coming to campus to offer consulting roles every year, this made my choice more determined.
IIM Raipur will be moving to state of the art new campus in Naya Raipur very soon and with great infrastructure awaiting to welcome the current and upcoming batches, and under the great vision of the faculty & staff, I am sure that IIM Raipur will leave no stone unturned to become one of the leading B schools of India.
WHICH ADITYA BIRLA GROUP COMPANY I WOULD LIKE TO JOIN?
I would like to work with UltraTech Cement Limited. Today, the Cement industry is one of the fastest growing industry in a developing nation like India and there is a lot of potential and opportunities waiting ahead. But with great opportunities and a booming market, the risk from the competitors increases tenfold. To sustain the competitive advantage and to continuously capture the part of value creation, it is very important to focus on business strategies. So I would like to be part of the team that decides the strategies for the business to always stay ahead!
Agam Sehdev is a first-year student at IIM Raipur