From Powai to Joka

Here follows a rather light-hearted and hopefully, quirky comparison between IIT Bombay and IIM Calcutta.

Hostels: As I arrived at Joka, an ignorant fresher, I was delighted to have been allotted the New Hostel. It was only later I realised that it had been “new” some decades back but the name had stuck. Nonetheless, even the most modest hostel here in terms of infrastructure still beats the best UG hostels of IIT Bombay. There are no 2 ways about it. But on the upside, hostel feelings and rivalries run stronger in the hostels on the West coast. Part of the reason obviously being a 4 year stay there compared to a 2 year one here. And also that perhaps undergraduates are more prone to indulge in idling away time than business school students? Open to debate...

Reported by:
Niranjan Jha
PGP/PGDM/0269/53

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Joka to Everest Base Camp

Joka to Everest Base Camp

People ask, 'What is the use of climbing Mount Everest?' Let me tell you this, 'It is of no use.' There is not the slightest prospect of any gain whatsoever. Oh, we may learn a little about the behavior of the human body at high altitudes, and possibly medical men may turn our observation to some account for aviation. But otherwise, nothing will come of it...

Reported by:
Mandar Patil
PGP/PGDM/0270/53

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Tata Social Enterprise Challenge 2018

Tata Social Enterprise Challenge 2018

The 6th edition of Tata Social Enterprise Challenge 2018 in collaboration with IIM Calcutta Innovation Park has successfully concluded on 6th Jan 2018 witnessing a wide range of audience from different states, age groups and sectors. It is commendable to see that the Challenge fulfilled the core concept of setting it up with Tata Group in 2012, i.e...

Reported by:
Kavya Devarapalli
PDGM batch of 2019

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The Entrepreneurship Summit - 2018

The Entrepreneurship Summit - 2018

E-Cell, IIM Calcutta along with IIMCIP organised The Entrepreneurship Summit, famously known as E-Summit, the biggest entrepreneurship event of its kind in Eastern India. The event brought together entrepreneurs, industrialists, VCs, angel investors, famous personalities from different domains, faculty and students to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship.
A sneak peek into the Ideas to Implementation session - an international Business Plan competition...

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CARPE DIEM - 2018

CARPE DIEM - 2018

Carpe Diem - IIM Calcutta's Cultural Festival 2018 was yet another event which raised the bar of the IIM C's annual cultural fest. The theme of this year's event is "Lets rewind" basically revolving around the old classic Bollywood characters. The various events covered from various spheres spanning from Literary to Photography...

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Intaglio

Intaglio 2017 – 30 th edition of Intaglio, finished off in style

The inaugural ceremony started off with the chief guests – Mr. L.K.Malhotra, MD, Punjab National bank and Mr. P.J.Maheswari, Circle Head, Punjab National Bank...

Reported by:
Anusha JVD
ER Secy

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Ruby Remini

Ruby Remini

IIM Calcutta held Ruby Reunion - the reunion of 13th batch, batch of 1978 on Dec 20th. The event started off with a Heritage walk around the campus with the alumni, then Director's welcome followed by a lecture by Prof. Krishna G. Palepu, Professor, Harvard University...

Reported by:
Anusha JVD

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Yaadein

Yaadein ‘ 2017 – FP Alumni Meet

The first ever FP Alumni Meet, Yaadein 2017 was organized over the weekend on 16 and 17 th December 2017. It served as an incredible opportunity for the FP community to come together and interact with all the alumni since the program was started in 1971...

Reported by:
Naveen Goyal
FP Placement Representative

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INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS @ JOKA

IIM Calcutta celebrated the 71st Independence Day on its premises. The event commenced with the hoisting of the tricolour, followed by the Director's address by Prof. Balram Avittathur, the Acting Director. He urged that we all need to remember and respect the struggle of the freedom fighters...

Reported by:
Aishwarya Kar & Vamsi Suman
PGDM Batch of 2019

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The Why of Existence

The 'Why' of Existence

Two months into B-school and one mid-term later, I feel exhausted! Exhausted with the Quizzes, the CV making, the network I’m supposed to build but hadn’t quite gotten there yet feeling; the template everyone wants you to fit in, the immense competition with the best minds in the country…the list could go on!

Amidst all this hullabaloo of assignments and case studies and low grades in Quizzes, a faint voice inside my head asks- WHY? ...

Poetry by:
Kavya Devarapalli
PGDM Batch of 2019

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Artwork by:
Mano Venkatesh Rajaselvan
PGDM Batch of 2019

Artwork by:
Mano Venkatesh Rajaselvan
PGDM Batch of 2019

Stuck at the Starting

Stuck at the Starting

Passion.

That dreadful word. The word we hear over, and over, and over again: from TED speakers, from condescending uncles, from recruiting companies, from motivational coaches, from successful leaders.

Many of us born in the 1990s and onwards will go through a mid-life crisis – in our twenties. ...

Poetry by:
Nischal Shetty
PGDM Batch of 2018

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Artwork by:
Arnab Maity
PGDM Batch of 2018

Artwork by:
Arnab Maity
PGDM Batch of 2018

The Morning you weren’t there

Walking down memory lane,
I recall the day we fought,
Never in my dreams I thought,
It will come to this bane;
All around me spread a Sylvan aura,
My feet swollen from a journey led in vain.

I lost my love, I lost my care,
The morning you weren’t there.
Trembled as I travelled to your final place,
Finding it difficult to keep up the pace,
My dreams, my hopes, my fair share,
Were taken aback by a moment of despair;
Under the sway of sorrow,
I took my steps with (great) pain....

Poetry by:
Abhishek Pandeyar
PGDM Batch of 2017

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Picture by:
Kriti Ahuja
PGDM Batch of 2017

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