A Place To Innovate – IIM Kashipur

There are several parameters which one has to consider before joining any B-School. Before receiving admit from the college I had done preliminary research about the institute. I had only bird eye’s view of the location, founding year, final and summer placements statistics.

But, once I received admission letter from the college, I explicitly spent couple of days intensively researching about the operations stream faculty, placements, foreign exchange program, companies visiting campus during summer and final placements for recruitment.

All the above mentioned parameters were of utmost importance for me rather than just the college brand.

As per my learning experience in corporate for more than 3+ years, I believe that the college brand can only help a student achieve a good starting opportunity but his academic rigor and attitude are more important characteristics that will define his trajectory of career for next 30-40 years.

Since, the major part of learning during any B-School program is achieved through peer interaction; IIM Kashipur was a good prospect in that regard as well. There is great diversity in the previous batches and the same trend was expected to be followed this year as well. There was a good mix of freshers and experienced students. Also, there are students from different part of the country. This diversity helps students to learn about each other’s culture, ideologies, perceptions and business approach.

Also, there are good infrastructure facilities. The hostel facilities are great. There are individual air conditioned rooms with attached bathrooms rather than dormitories found across other B-Schools. There are basic electric appliances like refrigerator, microwave, washing machines and water purifiers provided separately to the group of 6 students. All, these great facilities take away the hassle from the life of a students and he can completely invest his energy and time in academics and learning.

For relaxation, campus has allocated separate grounds for cricket, football, basketball, badminton, lawn tennis etc. with a huge open air theatre as cherry on the top.

The culture at IIM Kashipur is great. There are number of cubs and committees which are run and administered by students themselves. These committees help students in different ways, ranging from academics to personality development. There is also great opportunity to create a new club in case a student is able to find other students with similar interests which are not already addressed by existing clubs and committees.

The biggest advantage of joining a new IIM is that it brings out the entrepreneur in you. Every batch that has joined IIM Kashipur has added something new to the Institute and has become an entrepreneur in the process. There is always so much going on and yet there is so much new that one can do.

Adding to that, Kashipur has one of the most beautiful tourist destinations like Nainital & Jim Corbett nearby for weekend visits.

Taking all aforementioned points into consideration MBA at IIM Kashipur is a great opportunity which I grabbed with both hands. And as I end this article I am more than happy to reiterate that I made a good decision.

Which ABG company would one want to work for and why?

I would like to work for “Grasim Industries Limited”. It is a part of Aditya Birla Group, ranks among India’s largest private sector companies. As the company has operations all across the globe, this would provide me with great opportunity to learn and grow working with people from different parts of the world. Since, they are one of the largest producers of rayon fibers and textiles, working for them will provide me with great insights into manufacturing, and global supply chain processes.


– Rachit Govila

IIM Kashipur

IIM Kashipur Placement Committee

Placement Committee, IIM Kashipur