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I cease to live when I cease to think….

This is a story about me, JMET, MBA, Rankings, IIT Kanpur and our life thereafter. It all began with my team lead (the software guys will know who this creature is) asking me to stop using my creativity and start working according to the standards (alias best practices) of the industry. Now that’s something that said “The end is important and not the means”. And how true. All of us, yes all of us, spend our lives trying to achieve a good END but what about the means; the process; the journey one undergoes to achieve that end. And that’s when I decided I need to get into a place where I am taught to think, to have a mind of my own and to live my life with my MEANS.

MBA, masters in business administration… the most coveted degree। The translation of which has become M-Money… B- Bucks… A- Almighty Dollars… Yeah, the only thing that can get you a life and a wife (and for the girls… the best credential on your resume to help you become a wife).

Exams, followed results, application proc…

Quantitative Finance Workshop

“Those who have knowledge don’t predict and those who predict don’t have knowledge”
A group of Professors from Lally Business School, New York was in the campus for ‘Quantitative Finance Workshop’ and for students it was an experience of its own kind. Prof. John Teall from New York University, Prof. Iftekhar Hasan form LBS, Prof Gupta were the distinguished speakers in the workshop. The Interaction was highly informative and as expected ‘Sub-Prime’ was the hot issue of the program. Prof. John, being a former member of American Stock Exchange guided all budging investors and discussed the pertinent issues of the world economy.
During the course of the interaction, interest was shown by both the institutes for students exchange program in the near future and a draft was prepared to make it feasible in the short term. It will certainly help in enhancing the exposure of both the countries.‘Finance’ being a buzz word in these days, the program was a big success especially in this era where t…

Quantitative Finance Workshop

Prof.John Teall from LBS.


Prof. Hasan, Prof. Gupta and Prof. Teall Addressing the students.


The Team from RPI, LBS,New York.

‘IT Mahatma’ Mr Narayana Murthy at IITK

This was one of those moments that no-one could afford to miss. As the time for Mr N R Narayana Murthy arrival at IITK drew near, everyone here was anxious to meet one of the most charismatic personalities that India has ever witnessed. So, despite the tight schedule of Mr. N R Narayana Murthy he took time to address the students and we made the fullest use of this wonderful opportunity.

As our chief guest arrived, he received a thunderous applause from the jam-packed auditorium. He was accompanied with Member of Parliament Mr Arun Shourie who initiated the address to the students. He urged students to excel in their fields and even ‘outdo people like Narayana Murthy’. He also laid stress for creating a lobby of excellence in India. He advised students to take up at least one social issue in the future and strive hard to make a meaningful contribution to the society.

Now it was the time for the ‘IT Mahatma’ Mr N R Narayana Murthy to deliver his precious ‘gyan’ . He begun his speech o…

School of Management at IIT Kanpur

IIT Kanpur will soon have a world class business management school with financial assistance from an alumni couple. This gives a huge boost to the MBA program currently offered by IME department. The program , which started in 2001, has itself generated great interest and has achieved unparallel growth in a very short time. Perhaps it’s the testimony to the success of the program which has attracted the attention of IITK alumni.
Raj Singh and his wife Neera Singh (US based alumni) have given Rs. 9 crore for setting up the business school. “We want that IIT-K should have a world class school of business management so that students passing from this institute can compete with others,” Mr. Singh told news agencies during their visit at IIT Kanpur.
The School of management would definitely bring some welcome changes enhancing the value of MBA program. The number of seats will definitely increase with due course of time and this would be a good news for the MBA aspirants at IITK. The timing…