The Hustle At IIFT
On 24th June 2018, I bid farewell to my family members and friends in Bhopal and was excited to start my new journey, MBA in International Business at IIFT. On 25th Morning, I reached IIFT Kolkata campus at around 5:30 AM in the morning. It was the same day we had our orientation programme scheduled to start at 9:30 AM and there I was waiting in the common room to receive my room keys. I did not know anyone in the campus when I had arrived and since it was early morning I had no one to talk to, but the security guards of our campus. I talked to a few guards and was trying to find some common topics for initiating a conversation. I soon realized that everyone here is crazy for football and I came to know why Kolkata has a very good footballing culture in India. Everyone here follows football by their heart and soul, and has a very good knowledge about the game, the tactics used and the history of football clubs and the national teams. Since World Cup fever was going on, everyone was interested in talking to me because I also follow football in a passionate manner. Since the commencement of the programme, I have met a lot of crazy footballing fans on the campus. It’s not just about watching football and following favourite teams, we have a culture of playing football in the campus as well. MBA life here is a hustle, full of excitement, peer learning and working relentlessly while strictly adhering to deadlines is something which we value here the most. To keep ourselves both mentally and physically fit, students at IIFT play football and are serious about keeping their health in a top condition. Apart from our footballing culture, we have a Gym and thrice a week we attend morning yoga sessions before going to classes.
Aditya Birla Group is a Fortune 500 Indian multinational conglomerate and we Indians are really proud of this. It operates in 35 countries with a workforce of about 120,000 worldwide. Being one of the oldest powerful business house, founded in 1857 by Shri Seth Shiv Narayan Birla, the group has demonstrated capabilities of creating large-scale profitable businesses from the scratch. Brands like Louis Philippe, Van Heusen, Allen Solly, Peter England, Idea Cellular, Birla Sun Life Insurance and Birla Sun Life Asset Management are one of leaders in their respective segments.
Working for Aditya Birla Group would be a proud achievement for me because working in one of the biggest multinational conglomerate would give me chance to put my knowledge to solve complex and challenging business problems in a global perspective. I would like to work with Aditya Birla Retail Limited because the company take pride in being the first ever Indian food and grocery retailer to receive the Food Safety Management Systems certification. I have a keen interest in the field of Operations Management and working with Aditya Birla Group would help me to learn more about manufacturing, storage, distribution and sale of food items while adhering to the highest quality standards.