That time of the year is here when after a victorious battle with CAT, you are going through the websites of various B-schools to come to a conclusion of selecting one. The email notification in your phone starts pouring with GD-PI calls and you have to make a call about which one to look after the most.
I vividly remember how I was in a spree of talking to many of the students and alums of a multitude of B-schools last year. I have experienced how it feels to be feared about the consequences of a wrong decision. How I scaled the various calls that I had and finally selected DMS, IIT Delhi for my 2 year MBA journey. Now when I look back and reflect upon my decision I am tremendously thankful for it. I even doubt if the journey till now would have been this much beautiful had I chosen otherwise. Here are the advantages that DMS, IIT Delhi offer in its MBA programme that is quite unique for other B-schools in the country:
Location - being situated at Hauz Khas, the heart of New Delhi, pivots DMS to offer multiple industry interaction and live project opportunities to its students. Conglomerates as well as the startup crowd has flooded the B-school with cases, competitions and insightful guest sessions. The location also provides an advantage to have a nearby alumni chapter of DMS, IIT Delhi which helps in providing industry guidance and career growth options for the newly entered 1st year students.
The IIT brand - if there is anything that can compete with the IIM tag in our country, then it is definitely IIT Delhi. The shadow of IIT Delhi is so strongly mounted in foreign lands and organizations that it is even recognized before IIMs. The IIT infrastructure along with its various technical and entrepreneurial clubs provides MBA students to work with PhDs, researchers, and B.tech students on a plethora of activities. The famous SAC (Student Activity Centre) of IIT Delhi has always been the place for various cultural and sports activities and midnight brainstorming. The IIT curriculum also leverages the MBA students with a semester system instead of trimesters, which gives enough time for students to also get a winter internship experience and other hands-on projects. Along with the industry dense network of MBAs from IIT Delhi, DMS students also get an additional industry cushion because of the vast Alumni network that IIT Delhi enjoys. (The lifetime experience of Rendezvous is an additional perk!)
Batch Size - If I tell you to give me a count of how many B-schools in India provides an ensured foreign immersion programme to the whole batch, I hardly believe that count to be plural. The perfect batch size of around 120-140 makes it possible for DMS. It greatly helps in establishing a very strong junior-senior bond. That too with a regular one-to-one mentorship allocation. Also, the batch size makes it possible for administration to provide each and every one of the students with a Laptop and fee-waiver for the top three performers in each of the semesters.
Placements - last and perhaps the most important for you all the placements, both summers and the final, at DMS, IIT Delhi never makes you second guess your decision of selecting this particular B-school. All the above points plays in its favour to attract the best of the best firms and to provide the MBAs a wholesome ecosystem to make them prepared to work on the domain and the industry about which they have direly dreamt of while sitting for CAT. The detailed placement report is always available in the official website of the college.
About the Author:
Vaibhav Kumar is a first year student of DMS, IIT Delhi. Vaibhav is interested in the realm of Marketing and tries to find the meaning of life through books and movies.