Life at IIT Delhi - Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi is a name synonymous with the engineering and management field. IIT Delhi has a department dedicated to the management domain, known as the Department of Management Studies (DMS). The department currently offers full-time MBA, Executive MBA, Ph.D. and MDP programmes. According to the NIRF Management Ranking 2018, IIT Delhi is among the top 10 management schools in the country. No wonder, the institute is one of the top choices when it comes to management. It is known for its rigorous academic life, industry outreach and not to forget the campus life at IIT Delhi. Many with ‘MBA from IIT’ dreams in their eyes are curious to experience the life at IIT Delhi; many want to know how they are going to spend their precious years at the campus. The curiosity is never-ending.
For those curious to know what’s in the bag, we have this article that will take you on a campus tour of life at IIT Delhi. Of course, not everything we mention here will be stone engraved, remember each one of you are going to experience differently.
Tucked away from the people-packed area, IIT Delhi campus is located in the lush green region of Hauz Khas. The best part of the campus life at IIT Delhi is its proximity to some renowned university and B-school such as Jawaharlal Nehru University and Fore School of Management. As you embrace and become a part of the campus life at IIT Delhi, you will realize you have landed in the land of opportunities where it is up to you to make the most of it. The campus, its people and the exhaustive lifestyle with almost no sleep will grow on you. You will be used to the grilling sessions, brainstorming discussions and the never-ending assignments/ projects saga. Through all this, you will also be lucky enough to form some of the most memorable friendships that you can talk about for ages. The initial months may be intimidating at first, but trust me once you get the campus life at IIT Delhi under control, you will look back and smile at the apprehensions you had initially.
The faculty is one of the main concerns when it comes to cherry picking the B-schools; of course, you would want to learn from the best of the best. Top-notch faculty members, a rich list of eminent alumni, Guest Faculty and International Faculty, IIT Delhi has it all. Being one of the highest ranking institutes in India, IIT Delhi offers a plethora of opportunities to interact and learn from professors involved in various fields of academics that not only widens your perspective but knowledge base as well. During your MBA stint at IIT Delhi, you will be lucky enough to learn from international faculty from universities like the University of Southern California, University of Texas, University of Pittsburgh, USA and Strayer University, USA.
On the alumni front, IIT Delhi boasts of some of the biggest name in the corporate world such as Tapan Sahoo, VP- Maruti Suzuki, Gautam Garg, Director- Pepsico International, Rajiv Thapar, Key Partner Director- Oracle India and Rajesh Raghuvanshi, VP- Citigroup to name a few.
What do you do when you are not attending classes or working on assignments or participating in management events? Though these are some rare scenarios as this is what your life at IIT Delhi is all about. If you still find the time post-academic activities, you will be an active part of the clubs and committees at the institute. IIT Delhi boasts of various clubs namely, Ad-Marque Marketing Club, Finatics- the Finance Club, Quiz Club, Resource Dimension HR Club and Strategica-the Strategy Club. The Institute is home to some of the biggest events in the country such as Parivartan- Annual Business Fest, Rendezvous- Annual Inter-College Cultural Festival, Building India Inc- Annual Business Summit and Conclaves to name a few. Through these extra-curricular activities, IIT Delhi ensures the growth and development of the entire identity of its students amidst the focus on pedagogy.
Hostel life at IIT Delhi is whole new experience in itself, more like a breath of fresh air in your monotonous life before entering this institute. There is a major difference with life at home and life at IIT Delhi. Leaving behind your family, comfort, familiar faces and independent environment landing up at IIT Delhi is a sudden bump and initially you may feel homesick sometimes, but eventually, you will adapt to the atmosphere here and make new friends. The best part about the hostel life at IIT Delhi is the number of hostel options available on the campus. There are 11 hostels dedicated to boys and 2 hostels for girls. Each hostel has a unique name given to it since its establishment and each hostel has student from all years. Aravali, Himadri, Zanskar, Kailash, Kumaon, Udaigiri, Satpura, Nilgiri and Shivalik are some of the hostel names at the IIT campus.
For now, this is it. Get ready to kick-start your journey and explore the campus life at IIT Delhi.
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