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Of academics, placements and others : IIM Indore August 1, 2009

Posted by Karan in General.
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It has been a month in IIM Indore, and it’s amazing to see the amount of effort which people put into their academics over here. Of course, people were pretty serious about their academics in IIIT-H as well, especially in the first semester; but certainly not to these levels. The competition here is pretty intense, and there is a clamour to present the best assignment or give the best quiz. I mean, there must be at least 70-80 students vying to be in the top 20. Of course, it’s bound to change over the next few semesters- how much is the big question.

There is one more factor which cannot be overemphasized and contributes to this phenomena- the amount of importance the admin gives to your academics. With the number of surprise quizzes (12), assignments and presentations we’ve had in the last 30 days, it’s been like going to a Gurukul. Of course, academics are the primary function of any university, but it’s pretty different over here. For one, students are very serious probably because this is their last degree before they are thrown into the real world for good- they’d possibly be using the concepts learnt in a B-school more than anything else. Two, the stakes over here are pretty high, in terms of the jobs and packages you could possibly land up with. Three, there is a level of maturity which comes with age and value for an MBA from a good B-school.

However, it’s not been just that at IIM Indore over the past five weeks or so. There are a host of other activities to keep you on your feet 24*7. Even your extra curriculars are taken pretty seriously over here- given the interest people have. Kidding, it is the interest- but is more about the value such activities add to your resume. 😀 Ahh.. resume and placements are the biggest catchwords over here. I wonder what’ll actually happen during the placement season!

All in all, it’s been a pretty hectic last few days, especially given the lethargic final semester we had spent in IIIT-H. I’ve finally begun to find my feet and enjoy myself at this place. It is that time of the course now, when I am really looking forward to the next few months at IIM-I. 🙂


PS: Planet-I residents- Read about the PGP1-Sec C CP phenomena here. More on CP later.


1. vipul - August 1, 2009

Dude hw did u find time to write dis … looks like learnt sm good time management skills 😛 Good luck 🙂

Karan - August 2, 2009

Yay.. Thanks 🙂

2. _shift - August 1, 2009

not to sound too despo, but i was actually really waiting for a post on your college!

Karan - August 2, 2009

Lots more in the pipeline 🙂 . Keep watching this space!
And dude.. Start blogging about your experiences too!

3. Anand Chandramouli - August 1, 2009

Good to see someone’s first post after landing at the hillock..Lets see till which term you continue writing 😉

Karan - August 2, 2009

Haha. It’ll be my endeavour to consistently put in something in this blog 🙂

4. Amit - August 2, 2009

not to sound too despo, but i will like to see more posts from your college side or your experiences…:))

5. Sumanth - August 2, 2009

After the lazzy phinal year at IIIT, any effort would look like a lot of effort.

Karan - August 2, 2009

Haha.. I miss those days!

6. Manish Arora - August 2, 2009

tu to dara raha hai yaar 😛

Karan - August 2, 2009

You’ll enjoy it 😉

7. Deepak - August 2, 2009

Correction dude! We dun get a ‘degree’, its a diploma! 😉

Karan - August 2, 2009

Oops. thanks for the correction 🙂

8. ShArK - August 3, 2009

I heard you won some election. Wahan bhi shuru !!!

Karan - August 3, 2009

Jee haan 😀

9. prashasti - August 3, 2009

It will be fun for you to compete…but after 8th semester…I find it difficult to work at office….getting back to studies is a tough call for me….atb dude…
@budhao: madoo had good time management from 1st year of IIIT-H…:D…hain na time table

Karan - August 4, 2009

Aisa nahi hai re. Once you are in college, you get into that mode automatically. Plus tujhe to yeh baat naho bolni chahiye 😉

10. Veer Deora - August 4, 2009

hehe….didn’t read ur post…just wanted to know…how r u…how u doing at IIM 😉

Karan - August 4, 2009

Bas bhai badhiyan hoon. Tu kaisa hai? Research chalu kiya 😛

11. Pankaj Saini - August 4, 2009

wow.. sounds like a typical IIMian.. 😛 😀 … this is my second day at work… things seem as cool as they were back in college… except for the free coffees…juices.. n all 😀 … lets see when do I get into the working mode .. 😀 … :atb 🙂

Karan - August 4, 2009

Yeah.. you’d stay in that mode for some time I guess 🙂
Bol for your new tenure 🙂

12. Raman Jain - August 4, 2009

read it now… nice to know u r working so hard there as well ….BOL bhai……

Karan - August 4, 2009

Thanks be 🙂

13. Piyush Nigam - August 4, 2009

@Madu: hard-work … outch!! that hurts even when spoken of 😛

atb 🙂

Karan - August 6, 2009

Tu to mat bol 😛
Waise, thanks 🙂

14. Sambhav - August 5, 2009

ahh I can smell the old Maroo sitting alone with books, NBH second floor …. everything is fine so long so till you don’t sound despo/frustoo/gay .. enjoi …

Karan - August 6, 2009

Haha.. Yeah, its kind of similar right now. Top floor, studies and stuff. 🙂

15. Aniket - August 27, 2009

Good good. Great in fact. All the best for everything 🙂

Karan - August 28, 2009

Thanks a lot be 🙂

16. Snapwizard - October 13, 2009

Interesting observation and reminds me of my days at IIM-A. However appearances are deceiving my friend. Life on the inside is actually a lot normal than what you think.

I am now in the business of preparing raw mincemeat i.e. training people for CAT. I do it online at Snapwiz. Check out the mock CATs I have there.

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