A Memorable Class Experience At IIM Udaipur: Rajat Birla

The Batch of 2018-2020 at IIM Udaipur started their MBA Journey with full of energy and enthusiasm on the bright morning of June 25, 2018. Everyone was hoping a program full of new things, new learnings and with a goal of self-development to be able to enter the corporate world all prepared to make a mark on it. Each of us expected the learning curve to be increasing gradually, where we learn and improve every day. And one such among so many was me. But who knew I would get to see and understand, to some extent, what I could get out of my time here at Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur within the very first week.


One of the most important pillars of our institute, IIM Udaipur, is Entrepreneurship. And the emphasis was easily visible by the first week itself. A group assignment was given to be submitted containing 3000 words and the same was to be presented in front of a panel. With a stringent deadline and a lot to do, but somehow, we completed the assignment, submitted the same and got all prepared for the presentation.


The presentation was in an assigned Classroom, and the panel consisted of the seniors. Yes, the first memorable class experience came from a Business Presentation to the seniors, the students in their 2nd year of MBA Program. I expected a formal presentation of the business idea to the seniors but never expected what the whole process entailed.


Different groups came out and presented their business ideas. Some very fancy, some with a tweak to existing traditional business, and a majority taking the existing business online or on the mobile app. But the approach of the panel to the various business ideas was technical as well as analytical, but at the same time, it was logical, straightforward, and to the point. Their perspective and line of questioning to find the rationale behind the operations, marketing or financial model which was presented completely amazed me. The professional way of questioning but so easy to understand for everyone lightened that spark in me, that by the second year I would be competent and learned enough and made me more ecstatic towards the whole curriculum.


The Business Presentation session was something that surely has a lasting impact on me and would continue to motivate me for the years to come at IIM Udaipur as well as in life ahead.

The ADITYA BIRLA GROUP Company I want to Work for and the reason:


I would want to work with Aditya Birla Capital Limited, the holding company for all the financial services businesses of the Aditya Birla Group. Being from a finance background and someone who takes a keen interest in financial markets, services and wealth management, I would be interested in working with them. Aditya Birla Capital Wealth Management and Aditya Birla Capital Stocks & Securities would be my preferred choice as market analysis and portfolio management would be the business services I believe I would do the best justice to.


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