The Quest Of Progress – IIM Kashipur

The lush green campus of IIM Kashipur is located at the foothills of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand. The fully functional campus encompassing area of 200 acres, makes IIM Kashipur the largest among all the IIMs. Unlike some other new IIMs, IIM Kashipur is completely residential so that we don’t have to waste our time in daily commute and keep us connected with our batch mates and faculties.

Apart from this, all students are allotted single occupancy room with attached washroom along with basic amenities like cooking platform, Washing machine, Microwave, Refrigerator, etc. at every floor. The biggest advantage of single occupancy room is that it helps you in soul-searching and self-exploration out of your hectic schedule. But it doesn’t mean that one will be lonely, if you step outside of your room you will find a common living room where you will spend some quality time with your flatmates in two years.

Besides this the college take the security of girls very seriously that’s why there are always guards outside their hostel blocks to make them feel safe and comfortable. On the top of all this, the campus has plenty of open space where you can enjoy playing your favorite sports with your friends and unwind yourself from hectic schedule of B-school. The Sports Committee of IIM Kashipur makes sure that all sports equipment are available for students all the time so that students can pursue their favorite sports in their free time.

When it comes to mess food, most of us don’t have very good perception about it and especially if one is from engineering background. But here in IIM Kashipur, my perception on mess food took a hit, I didn’t expect the food to be of such good quality consistently without any hiccups. There will be plethora of options available in breakfast, lunch and dinner without any restriction on quantity. And one can even recommend some other options too, of his or her choice to the mess committee. Apart from this, the air- conditioned dining hall also serve the purpose of common meeting spot for the students from different hostel blocks during exams and group assignments.

On the top of all this, IIM Kashipur has some magnificent classrooms, equipped with dual projector with three sets of dual green boards whereas most B-Schools and IIMs, in general, have single projector classrooms with singular or dual green boards. In addition to this, IIM Kashipur has 13 Bloomberg terminal which is arguably one of the highest number of such terminal in a B-school in India. The library of IIM Kashipur is stocked with all the books and business magazine that a B-School student requires. Nights can arguably be long for a B-school student that’s why there is a canteen where one can visit even at the middle of the night to sate his/her hunger and have small breaks in between his/her hectic schedule.

But IIM Kashipur is not just about academics. The open amphitheater is one of the most happening spot in the campus. It is a place where vibrant cultural activities and celebration of fest take place and uplift the morale of the students. Infact, the amphitheater is the pulse of IIM Kashipur.

After two years, it is going to be really difficult to forget the memorable days spent here in the Redbrick campus of IIM Kashipur.

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

 I would like to work in Aditya Birla Retail Limited as I am particularly interested in sales and marketing. I like the idea of a career that makes the difference to the lives of people and that’s why an FMCG role could be a good match to my value and ambitions. Apart from this, FMCG sector is one of the most challenging, dynamic and highly innovative industry. Working in Aditya Birla Retail Limited which is the fourth largest supermarket chain in the country, I would like to see myself working across various product segments, handling big brands and managing large distribution channels.

-Divyansh Pandey

 IIM Kashipur

IIM Kashipur Placement Committee

Placement Committee, IIM Kashipur