Pictorial Paradise – Anudeep Mathur, IIM Udaipur
Many things make IIM Udaipur not just unique but also special. The institute has shifted entirely to the new campus since more than a year now and is spread over a sprawling 300 acres, the most for any IIM in the country. Designed by one of the country’s best architectural firms, it has the growth potential which knows no bounds. The design enhances peer learning and removes any monotony that one might experience in academics. The management has put in all efforts to ensure that the students have access to world-class facilities, which include air-conditioned rooms for hostels, laundry, and a completely Wi-Fi enabled campus. Not just the world-class facilities, we have the fantastic mountain view from our rooms. I, being a photography enthusiast and also a member of photography club of IIM Udaipur feel blessed to have this view. I can keep my hobby alive. The environment helps me to stay calm in my hectic MBA life. In IIM Udaipur we don’t only study the theoretical models, but we also get the opportunity to go out in the field and experience them. That helps us to take better decisions as a manager. In February all the students go to the rural immersion program. IIM Udaipur also believes in contributing their part to the development of the society. The Rural Immersion Programme has been initiated by the institute keeping that perspective in mind. Under this programme, students visit various rural regions of Rajasthan and spend a week living there. During their stay, students gain an insight into the issues faced by the local people. Students collaborate with various NGOs and present solutions to improve the conditions for the residents based on their insights. This experience provides students with the first-hand knowledge of the challenges faced by the economically weaker sections of the society and an opportunity to help with the same. Feasible solutions are implemented by a collaboration between NGOs and the students. In the end, the city itself is exceptional and beautiful. The ‘Venice of the East,’ the ‘Kashmir of Rajasthan,’ Udaipur is one of the most scenic and historically rich cities in the country. Anytime you feel that you want to enjoy nature, go away from the mess to treat yourself with the most beautiful views of the Aravali range. If not satiated, you can join the Bikers and Trekkers (BAT) club of IIM Udaipur for one of their treks. Also in your free time, you can go to one of the many lakes or go for a weekend trip around Udaipur.
Which group of Aditya Birla would I like to work for?
In Aditya Birla Group I would like to work in the retail sector, the main reason for choosing retail instead of any other sector is my keen interest towards operations, supply chain management, business to business market and sales. Pantaloons, More, People, Allen Solly and many other brands that come under the umbrella of Aditya Birla Group will help me to use the knowledge that I already have and add to that it will be beneficial for me to improve my skills in the supply chain management. I want to grow into this sector. People think that the retail industry is stagnant. But, this sector is waiting for the next transformation, but with the automation and digitization, this sector is going to be the next big thing.
The way I think that I can contribute to the retail sector is by using the vast data that is available to the company. By using the data, I aim to make the customer experience better.