Aug 19, 2007

A Salute to our ‘Seniors’

A ‘senior’ to most of us in the engineering studies was the one whom we called ‘sir’ or ‘madam’ and respected them for being the big boss (much of that came due to the training during our ragging period there). But our seniors (MBA batch 0f 2008) here at IIT K are a different lot. So, what if we call them by their names (this truly reflects a healthy culture here) and madden them with numerous questions. So be it giving us guidelines for the various committees or sharing their personal experiences or even giving lectures to clear our doubts in various courses(now that’s what a real senior is all about) the best part is that they rise to every occasion and deliver.

So, today was one such day when we were coached by our seniors. The course was accounting: A completely new domain of knowledge (especially for us coming from an engineering background) and an interesting one. Apart from the usual lectures which we get from our Prof. Phani (he being the real king of this subject), our seniors gave us the opportunity to clear our doubts. The best part was that they shared their experiences and the difficulties they faced in this subject. And then came some useful tips to overcome them and a polite submission of them being in the same state last year (surely giving us a confidence that we could overcome it as well). This was not one of the usual classes that we generally had. It was more of a discussion forum with seniors pitching in whenever we had any query. And believe me, we asked tons of questions but thanks to our seniors who patiently answered them all.

And if you think that was enough, it’s time to rethink. The session ended with the promise of coming up with more of similar events. And not only in accounting, but in other courses as well. Surely, they deserve a thunderous applause and a promise that we won’t let their efforts in vain.

Learning is an ever going process here at IIT K that holds no bars. There is a treasure of knowledge and we are right amidst it. With one of the best faculty and such co-operative seniors, we are destined to absorb most of this valuable treasure. We hope these two years would be the most valuable years of our lives.



Arpit Garg
MBA Batch of 2009
IIT Kanpur

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