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Alumni Interaction @IITK - Visit by Shamim Akhtar (MBA 2007)

It was a dull, humid Sunday evening and despite the dullness in air, there was a buzz of excitement among the students of MBA2013 and 2012, who had gathered in front of canteen of Hall 8. We were all very eager to meet Mr. Shamim Akhtar, an alumnus of MBA, batch of 2007, from IIT Kanpur. He has worked in SBI Caps for 3 years after his MBA and is currently working in Arab National Bank in Saudi Arabia.

After a wait of around 15 minutes, Mr. Shamim – a very young looking, smartly dressed person - reached the canteen. He was quickly introduced to us by a student from our senior batch after which we all settled in a circle in the open air and the much awaited informal session with him began. After a self intro, he was bombarded with questions from everybody who had gathered. He patiently explained to us the career path he chose and how he had crafted it through the MBA course and means of various certifications. He discussed with us the importance of various certifications highlighting ma…

Rocking Freshers Nite '11

After a month long storm of unending cases, presentations and surprise quizzes, MBA freshers got their first opportunity to party at IIT Kanpur. The much awaited fresher’s party was thrown by seniors on 20th August at the old Students Activity Centre of IIT-K. The welcome party was marked by mile wide grins and high spirits with Rubal and Arpita being the comperes of the night.

Each of the juniors had to take the stage one by one but the catch was to ‘Strictly come Dancing’. Everyone got to see the widest range of dance forms at a single place ranging from salsa, bhangra to someone barely shaking a leg.


The seniors pitched in to break the ice and convince even the most resolute. Then, everyone had to introduce themselves, where juniors were asked about their relationship status, interests etc. People came up with amusing responses for status ranging from “Complicated” to “Confused”. Each of the junior was given interesting tasks to perform and showcase his/her talent as a means to ju…