The USP Of IIM Shillong

I have just sat down to write down this article. It’s 4 am in the morning. I can hear the chirping of the birds. The slight golden rays of the sun are painting the black canvas of the sky with vibrant colours. That’s the perk of studying at IIM Shillong. Just when you are feeling tired, just take a look around the campus where you stand. It amazes me every time even though this is my second year at the college.

Don’t take me for an early riser. I have just returned after a meeting with my study group. The deadline for the submission was 0600 hrs. At first, the task at hand seemed daunting, but after brainstorming with study group members, we arrived at the conclusive path to follow and were able to complete the assignment within time. We, students, are a bunch of personalities, each with unique abilities and shortcomings. But that’s the USP of IIM Shillong. Being a short batch size, we are more of a family than a student fraternity. Each student knows at least one characteristic of every other student.

It is not only the students but the faculty also who are to be praised for the rise of IIM Shillong since its foundation. They are the most driven people whose ultimate aim is to mould the raw talent that has come under their ambit. They are the most supportive to become part of student-driven activities, be it related to sports or culture or any other field. The thing that I find amazing at my campus is that most of the activities are student driven. Various clubs and committees have the opportunity to pursue the things that they hope to achieve for their respective entities. As I am also a part of one such club, I can feel the change in my thought process, and I have become more responsible towards making a decision.

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam has an important role to play in the deciding the values we live by. We have been instilled with sustainable practices and also with the zeal to give back to the local society. For that, the students teach the local community children and help them out with their studies in any way possible.

The past one year cannot be summarised in one article, and you have to go through the same regime that transforms a person into a better version. I can confidently say that the person who came to IIM Shillong a year back wouldn’t have imagined what could be achieved in such a short span of time.

Aditya Birla Group

If I have to talk about Aditya Birla Group, which is one of the Fortune 500 companies, the major point that comes to my mind is that they don’t just limit themselves to business. They consider that giving back to the society is of utmost importance hence inclusive growth. The company that I would like to become a part of is the Aditya Birla Retail Limited. There is a lot of scope for expansion in this domain as the purchasing power of the people in tier 2, and tier 3 cities are increasingly rapidly. I would want to become a part of the growth to learn how the company strategies and deal with this untapped market.


Mayur Singhal

PGP 2nd Year

IIM Shillong

IIM Shillong Placement Committee

Placement Committee of IIM Shillong