What Makes IIM Indore Unique! – Kartheepan Kannan
There are some things other than sleepless nights which makes every planet-I inhabitant feel blessed. The beauty of the campus is one which tops the list. The campus is spread over 193 acres over a small hill. At nights the sky and city lights are mesmerizing. From seeing the sunrise while you jog in the cricket stadium, watching sunset from sunset point, walk around the academic block during sunset, long night walks around campus, swimming while it rains and enjoying the beauty of the campus and Indore city at night from D-block terrace are some of my favorite activities at the castle on the hill. Yeah, ‘Castle on the Hill’ is what we call IIM Indore and it justifies the name. These are some memories which will standout even after years. IIM Indore is also enriched with different species of birds which acts as an extra incentive to wake up in the morning for a jog and it also eases the pain of walking up the hill for classes.
Almost every activity here is taken care of by students, be it the basic needs of groceries to placements. We conduct one of the biggest cultural fest in Central India – IRIS. IRIS provides a platform for students all over India to compete in various management competitions. And during fests, the campus looks much more vibrant with aesthetically pleasing décor done according to a theme. There is an endless number of events which happens on this campus conducted by various clubs and committees. Sometimes, these things end up stealing your sleep. But always a fifteen-minute walk around the campus will cool you down irrespective of the tiredness or tension you have been through. In the process of organizing events and group projects, you will be a part of more than ten groups by the end of one year. These bonds become your family over time which I think I will cherish forever. More than all this, IIM Indore has the best sports facilities among the B-schools. Some of which are Olympic size swimming pool, squash court, tennis court, cricket stadium, snooker, table tennis, and basketball court. All the facilities are well maintained and readily usable to students. All in all, campus presents a beauty of its own in different seasons of the year though it’s hard to find time while you work between deadlines.
Which ABG company would you want to work for and why?
I want to work in Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd. It is India’s largest pure-play Fashion and Lifestyle Company with a lot of leading fashion brands and retail formats. Even the fashion and retail industry has seen significant growth in the last two years. ABFRL provides great exposure to different markets as it caters to varied segments through its arsenal of brands. ABFRL standouts from its peers because of its transparency, mentorship, teamwork and recognition. It also provides great training programs where you can learn and develop across functions.
– Kartheepan Kannan