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MBA at IIMs: Campus Life @ IIM-Calcutta

Dec 25, 2018 18:25 IST

    Ever wondered what campus life would be at a B-school? What would you be able to do on the campus and what would be expected by your professors? Get answers to all such questions directly from the students at IIM Calcutta. They share their experiences, stories and what makes IIM campuses one of the most vibrant ones in the country. So, let’s find out. 

    Take a tour with us and read what students of IIM-C have to stay about the campus life that is more exciting that one can think.

    Samiksha Srivastava -

    President – Entrepreneurship Cell

    IIM Calcutta

    The Campus Life at IIM Calcutta is quite exciting and teaches us how to maintain work-life balance. The two years at IIMs will help you balance your hectic academic schedule with curricular and extra-curricular activities. Especially, the first year at IIMs or any other B-school is very exciting, as during this phase everyone is trying to figure out what they want to do during their MBA and even after that during their career. But, with the help of the management ecosystem that is provided to the students at IIMs, they are able to get a glimpse of what to expect in their future. It also helps students to get attuned to the challenges that they might face in their corporate life and and how to deal with them.  

    Abhilash Bhatia

    Alumni Secretary – Student Council

    IIM Calcutta

    The two words that describe Campus Life at IIM Calcutta the best, would be ‘Rigorous’ & ‘Fun’. The first year at IIMs or any other B-school for that matter is the most rigorous time of a students’ life. Students have to work really hard and at times even cut-down on their sleep to meet the academic expectations set by the institute. But, at the same time, there is a ‘fun’ aspect to this rigorous learning process, as we get to interact with seniors and get tips from them to manage the hectic schedule and the stress. The curricular and extracurricular activities that go on in the campus through the year also makes the Campus life fun.


    Vice President – Public Relations

    IIM Calcutta Toastmasters

    Thanks to the diverse structure of the academic programmes at IIMs, the Campus Life, especially IIM Calcutta, offers a great learning experience. Students at IIM Calcutta have hectic days, wherein they have to work overnight to finish projects and assignments. But, at the same time, they also get their own time to pursue their own interests, be it sports or through other cultural activities happening on the campus. So, in general, top B-schools like IIMs offer a wide-range of activities on the campus which keeps students engaged and also plays a critical role in their all-round development.

    Aaditya Ranade

    Sports Secretary – Student Council

    IIM Calcutta

    Talking about the Campus Life at IIMs, IIM Calcutta has one of the most vibrant campuses across not only the B-schools, but across all types of educational institutes in the country. The campus offers a lot of freedom as well as options to choose from, in terms of both, academics as well as the student activities and initiatives that take place on the campus. There is a common saying at IIM Calcutta that ‘Joka is not just a place, it’s an experience’; although it may sound like a cliché, but after being here for two years, you experience that it is actually true. So, Campus Life at IIM Calcutta has truly been an experience so far and we are cherishing every moment here right now.

    TLN Gupthaji

    President – Student Council

    IIM Calcutta

    Prior to joining the MBA programme, students hear a lot of things about what campus life would be at a B-school and how it would be a great experience for them. But, after studying at IIM Calcutta, I can truly say that studying at IM Calcutta is a completely new experience, wherein you find new challenges every day. You get to meet a lot of different people, people who hold consequential positions and those who hold a diverse array of profiles.

    Secondly, the options and freedom you get to choose your own interest areas and pursue different activities, both, within the academic realm and outside, makes the learning process more fun and engaging.

    Thirdly, the professors at IIMs, especially IIM Calcutta, are very friendly and approachable. Students get the freedom to interact and discuss a diverse array of topics and interest areas with them. This coupled with the ‘Joka’ culture and the camaraderie that students share, makes campus life at IIM Calcutta very beautiful. 

    Gowtam Marada

    Representative – Student Council

    IIM Calcutta

    The campus life at IIM Calcutta is defined by the physical beauty of the campus,, thanks to the presence of 7 lakes and a lot of green area on the campus. Coming to the student life at IIM Calcutta, there is a lot of hustle and bustle on the campus among the students. Students need to attend 3 – 4 classes and attend a lot of seminars. Add to that the various student activities and cultural events that happen on the campus; students stay quite busy and engaged during their two years at IIM Calcutta.

    For more informational videos and to know about Life at IIMs and other Top B-schools, please visit www.jagranjosh.com/mba.

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