IM Udaipur was established in 2011. It started from MLSU Campus, which has a bright history of its own in the grand city of Udaipur, the city of lakes. Udaipur is a surprising relief from the rest of Rajasthan in terms of weather. As such it suits the grand campus of IIM Udaipur, which also happens to the first ‘new’ IIM (‘new IIMs’ meaning the IIMs which were established around the same time) to move to its own functional campus. The campus which is situated on a hilltop, has more than one lake to complement the majestic, architecturally efficient structure, and with a green campus to reduce the energy bill and enhance energy efficiency, it is no surprise that ‘environment consciousness’ happens to be one of the core values of this institute.
What makes IIM Udaipur unique? Is it the bright students? Is it the grand campus? Is it the one-week visit to rural Rajasthan with the purpose of making students socially empathetic? Is it the two-week visit to a foreign country on a corporate project? Is it the foreign exchange program to colleges in France or Germany? Is it the academic rigor? Is it the diversity of students in terms of work experience, gender and graduation streams? Is it the unique career support program, where every student is allocated alumni and corporate mentors to guide him/her not only during placements, but also the summer internship, corporate and career advice? Is it the culture of celebrating Indian festivals encompassing all communities, thereby serving its purpose of inclusion? Is it the counselling offered to students- career advice, entrepreneurship? Is it the unique Summer Entrepreneurship program, where students can opt to work on their own startups for a period of two months, while being provided Rs 1 lakh to support all operations by the college itself? Depending on the reader, it could be one or a combination of all!
But perhaps the biggest unique factor for IIMU’s success it is continued enforcement of its core values that form the pillar of this organization. The institute alumni, director, faculty and students come together to ensure that people associated with IIM Udaipur follow these core values, not only while they are a part of IIM Udaipur, but also outside campus when they are representing IIM Udaipur. These core values are
- Mutual Respect
- Environmental consciousness/ecological sustainability
These values and their continuous reinforcement is what stands out for me for the institute.
Which ABG company you want to work for and why?
I would want to work for Aditya Birla Capital Limited. I have an inclination towards finance since I have joined IIM Udaipur and I have cleared level 1 of the CFA exam and am currently awaiting results of the Level 2 exam. I am also part of the Bloomberg team here, and Bloomberg has helped me immensely in financial analysis. Being part of ABG would be a big stepping stone in my career in terms of learning. I believe that AB Capital Limited would be a place where I would truly enjoy working within a stream of my choice.