A Mesmerising Sight – IIFT
1st July 2018 was the day when I first arrived at the campus and was instantly mesmerized by the beauty of the water bodies in and around the campus. Since the campus is located near the Kolkata wetlands, the campus is built in such a way that it does not hamper the ecological balance in the area. Another thing that really stands out at IIFT Kolkata Campus is the presence of a huge painting right at the front gate. There is a perfect synergy between the painting and the domain in which the institute specializes. The painting depicts various forms of Trade right from the barter system to the modern day trade. The campus truly blends state of art architecture with sustainability.
The next day just before our academic session started we were asked by the professor to introduce ourselves. This moment was really inspiring for me. The thing that intrigued me the most was the diversity. People came from every nook and corner of the country. The campus itself felt like a mini India. Listening to the different backgrounds of my batch mates made me realize that I am truly blessed to be amongst some of the best minds across the nation. On one hand, there are people in my batch who have graduated from niche schools like IIsc, IIT Bombay, SRCC, LSR and on the other, there are those who have rich experiences in some of the best Fortune 500 companies.
Aditya Birla Group, a US $44.3 billion corporation, is in the League of Fortune 500 companies and is one of the most prestigious groups across the whole world. It would be an honor to work in any of the subsidiaries of the company for anyone. But personally the company that I would to work at would be Idea Cellular Ltd. Idea is one of the best brands when it comes to telecom. Millennials have grown up listening to “Get an Idea Sirjeee” and this stays with us even today. The thing that excites me most about Idea is the future potential of the company. Already it enjoys a 19% share of the market, which translates to almost 200 million subscribers. Also the mission statement of Idea that is “We will Delight our Customers while meeting their individual communication needs anytime anywhere” perfectly aligns with the advances in telecom that are happening especially in 5G. Since I have a working experience of 4 years mostly in developing telecom technologies like CDMA, 3G and 4G what would be a better company to utilize my skill set? Given that Department of Technology has now given a go-ahead to the IdeaVodafone merger the day is not far away that Idea will become a global telecom giant in the foreseeable future.