MBA 2007-2009 batch of IIT Kanpur had one such dream and they proved that if passion and enthusiasm are the building blocks of your dream, you are destined to taste success. July 22nd was the day when the entire batch met for the first time. The moment we got our admission letters, the interaction among the members started on a social networking site. When we met, one feeling was common to all members; we all felt as if we already knew each other. Nobody was a stranger in the group which was meeting for the first time in the campus. Having only seen our batch mates on the website, the guessing game of pointing out everyone was great fun in itself. At one point of time it seemed that we all were part of IIT Kanpur and were meeting after a vacation break. That evening we all shared our experiences and life in different companies and our expectations from this college. Our feelings about the campus were also similar. Most of the people came for the first time in the campus for their GD and PI sessions and at that time there was an uncertain feeling whether they will be given a chance to be a part of this campus. We could easily identify the administrative buildings, hall of residences and canteen and we all felt pride in associating ourselves with the campus and its people. No doubt, the infrastructure spoke for itself.
The first week of the session was scheduled for counseling and registration processes and this provided us with ample opportunities and a good platform for interaction amongst us and with people from different courses and different programs. People got busy in matters of bicycle, mobile connection and laptop issues. “Bulk deal” was the buzzword all around. It fostered a strong bond in the group and many people got a chance to showcase their market knowledge. During the whole counseling session all male eyes were searching for the beauties all around and they were not disappointed!
On the third day of the registration process, we all decided to explore the world outside IIT. We went to “Rave Moti” a newly constructed shopping mall near IIT, famous Moti Jheel, J.K. temple, “Rave 3”, “Parade shopping area”. Although a little crowded, we all were fascinated with the city and its beauty in every sense. The monsoon was also in full mood. It rained heavily for two day and the beauty of the campus was rejuvenated. Many times, we picked up our cycles and camera and went outside the hostel to capture the beautiful moments of the campus.
By Saturday, all seniors came back after completing their summer internship and the same night our whole group interacted with them. The meeting coincided with the birthday celebration of four of our batch mates and the interaction started with the cake cutting ceremony. It was a kind of gesture of love and respect from our batch to our seniors for their continuous support and guidance which started even before we wrote JMET exam.
The whole week passed and we enjoyed each and every moment. The moments which were like a dream for everyone came true and will have a big contribution towards the learning we will be receiving in this campus. Our classes are scheduled to start from tomorrow and we pray to God that we perform our best and may the name of IIT Kanpur and our batch shine forever. Amen.